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News From High School Principal

News from High School Principal


News from High School Principal

I would like to say welcome back to everyone and I anticipate that we will have a great 2019-2020 school year.  I am very excited to continue to build relationships with the families and students that have attended our school system and the new families that we will welcome to Hershey with their students.  I truly feel that we have a teaching staff and support staff that we can all be proud of and trust to provide our students with a top notch education.  This year we will be focusing on our staff and student strengths and how we can all work together to provide the best possible education that our students can get.  I am proud to be the principal in Hershey.  

Our mission at Hershey Public Schools is:  Empowering students to reach their full potential.  

At Hershey Public Schools we are working toward “Educating Every Student, Every Day, Every Way”.  

I am pleased to announce our new staff members that will be joining our team in Hershey for the 2019-2020 school year.  Mr. Greg Welch will be our new Assistant Principal and Activities Director and will coach strength and conditioning and be our head football coach and an assistant track coach.  Coach Welch and his wife have recently moved from Garnett, Kansas.  Greg brings a wealth of teaching and coaching experience to our school.  Mr. Jordan Nelson will be teaching 7th and 8th grade Social Studies, Psychology/Sociology, World History/Geography, and Health. Mr. Nelson will also be an assistant coach and our head girl’s basketball coach.  Jordan and his wife are moving from Madison, NE where he had previously taught and coached.  Please take some time to meet our new staff and make them feel welcome in the school and community of Hershey.   

I would also like to introduce a familiar face in the office who will be working in a different position.  Mrs. Diana Connell will be filling the role of high school attendance secretary in our office.  Diana has been working for Hershey school in numerous capacities for 13 years.  She will now be at the front desk of the junior/senior high school working with students and families as they come to the office.  Please take time to welcome Diana and tell her hello when you stop by the office.  

Some important information:

-School begins at 8:15 and ends at 3:42

-Fridays we dismiss at 2:39

-Breakfast served daily at 7:45am

-August 9 from 9:00-noon Mrs. Julius will be available to help Juniors and Seniors with their class schedules

August 9 from 1-3:00  Mrs. Julius will be available to help Freshmen and Sophomores with their class schedules

-August 13 at 7:00pm there will be a high school fall sports parent’s meeting at the east gym

-August 15 from 7:00-8:00pm we will have computer handout for 7th-12th grades. ($25 lease fee) 

-August 19 students first school day with an 11:30 dismissal

-August 23 at 4:30 will be the Reserve and JV volleyball sports drink scrimmage

-August 23 at 6:30pm will be the football scrimmage

-August 27 at 5:00pm will be the varsity volleyball jamboree at St. Patrick’s

Please follow Mr. Steinbeck on Twitter for important news and information about Hershey High School.  Search for Jeff Steinbeck @hps_panthers

Please note that I have included a flyer in the newsletter with our Standard Response Protocol (SRP) for parents and patrons to review.  Our staff and students will be receiving training on our school safety processes as we begin the school year.  


Jeff Steinbeck