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News From High School Principal

News from High School Principal

Welcome to May!  With the end of school nearing we have many events and activities worth mentioning.  First and foremost, is our Senior’s graduation on May 11th at 10:00am.  This class of kids has worked hard and are finishing strong in their careers at Hershey.  Please plan on attending our graduation in the East gym to help honor and celebrate our students.  This class of students has been very rewarding to work with.  I have seen many of the students in this class excel in academics and the activities that they participate in.  They are also a group of students that have set some lofty goals for their futures.  Each student in this class has many strong characteristics that will help them be successful in life.  Their parents and the staff at Hershey Public School have done an outstanding job of preparing them for life.  It is sad to see them move on, but exciting knowing that they will become successful members of society and forever be a part of Hershey Schools. 

All students will be given final exams on Friday, May 17th and Monday, May 20th.  We will be dismissing from school on May 21, at 11:30am.  Students and families are reminded that they will need to check in all textbooks and their chromebook computer, charger and school issued backpack.  Lunch balances will need to be caught up to a positive balance before students can check out from school.

            I would like to mention our Hershey Education Foundation students of the month from the senior class for the 2018-2019 school year.  They are as follows:

August- Dalton Ebmeier                                 January- Jacob Gosnell

September- Caje Naranjo                                February- Travis Miller

October- Andrea Venzor                                March- Tyra Otzel

November- Bailie Vanarsdall                         April- Austin George

December- Brittney Richardson                     May- Kadin Oettinger

Another exciting week that we have in May is Teacher Appreciation Week.  It will start on May 6th and run through May 10th.  On Tuesday, May 7th we will observe national teacher appreciation day.  This day is a day to honor and recognize all of the positive contributions that teachers make in our lives.  Please take some time to thank a teacher and maybe share a positive story about how you have been impacted by an educator.  As an educator, my best moments are when a student or former student tells me about the impact I had in their life and says thank you.  That is better than any gift I could ever receive on that day. 

I am pleased to announce our new staff that will be joining our team in Hershey for the 2019-2020 school year.  Mr. Jordan Nelson will be teaching 7th and 8th grade Social Studies along with Psychology/Sociology and Health.  He will also be an Assistant Football coach and Head Girls Basketball coach.  Jordan is currently teaching and coaching in Madison, Nebraska and will be getting married this summer.  Our new Activities Director and Assistant Principal will be Greg Welch.  Greg will also be teaching some Strength/Conditioning classes during the school day.  Greg will be our Head Football coach.  Greg has been teaching and coaching in Garnett, Kansas and has also taught and coached in Nebraska.  Please take some time to greet our new staff and make them feel welcome in the school and community of Hershey. 

YouTube subscribers are needed for the Hershey Panthers account.  According to the YouTube account rules for us to be able to upload from a cellular device on a live stream we need to get to 1,000 subscribers.  We often times broadcast our college signings this way.   This is a no cost subscription and all you have to do is go to YouTube and search for Hershey Panthers.  Once you go to the Hershey Panthers page just click subscribe.  We are currently at approximately 350 subscribers and need to get that to 1,000.  Please spread the word.  Thank you. 

As we work our way into the summer, please remember to check our school website for events and important information.  Over the summer, I am always available to talk with parents and stay in communication with your needs.  Please feel free to e-mail me at jeff.steinbeck@hpspanthers.org with any questions or needs that may arise during the summer break.  I will also try to keep up with my Twitter account and post some information there.  My Twitter account is @hps_panthers.  I hope that everyone has a great end to the school year and an even better beginning to their summer.  I look forward to seeing our students on August 19th when school resumes!

Jeff Steinbeck

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