We have a monthly spirit day scheduled where students and staff can join in the fun and dress according to the monthly theme. See our schedule above.
First grade students from the ECC enjoyed a field trip to Strite’s Apple Orchard! The students were excited to learn about the life cycle of an apple, how apple cider is made, picking their own apple, and tasting delicious apple cider!
For International Dot Day, students in Mrs. Dreher's class learned that they can make a mark on the world. Believe in yourself and you can achieve your dream. With a single Dot - magic can happen. Each of us are unique. They decorated dots and watched them come to life with the Quiver App. Then they made a unique picture with just one Dot on the page.
Many of our Fourth and Fifth Grade classrooms have the opportunity to participate in BYOT (bring your own technology). To prepare for using the technology in the classroom, our technology department holds informational assemblies. The students learn about digital citizenship, digital footprints, and expectations for the use of technology within the classroom for learning. Attached you will find some resources for your use at home. We are looking forward to enhancing our learning experience through technology.
Elementary students have not wasted any time and are jumping into new learning this school year.
Third grade students are already working hard during guided math centers. Check out the elapsed time activity that these students are working through using our great technology tools.
These third grade students are learning about sound and vibrations while working collaboratively in small science groups.
4th grade students in Mrs. Gehman's class reviewed author's purpose by reading about the history of whoopie pies. Students then were challenged to write a paragraph to reflect each of the 4 main reasons why author's write on a topic. The students are also reviewing social skills through Second Step lessons and role playing. Second Step is a program that integrates social-emotional learning into the classroom.
School may be out for the summer but our buildings are still buzzing with excitement for summer enrichment camps. Students have been spending their mornings this week with lots of new learning. From making slime during "Magic School Bus Science" to whipping up their own ice-cream in "Creative Cooking", there is an activity and class for every student!
The rain couldn't hold us back as we had a fun-filled day of fitness! Students enjoyed a day of fitness with our Race for Education, Jump Rope for Heart, and field day activities. Students worked hard to fundraise and earn money towards our school and the American Heart Association. They also put all of their fitness skills to test during our field day events. A super-sweet ending to the day was a treat from Rita's Italian Ice. Thanks to all of our students, staff, and volunteers who helped make this day a success!
DTSD teachers secured $3,300 in grants from the Tanger KidsGrants program to support educational initiatives at the elementary and high school buildings. Grants were received for to support Guided Math, Adventures in Coding, the HHS Library Collaboration Think Tank, and flexible seating in the classroom. We’re thankful to have Tanger Outlets, Hershey as part of a supportive business community.
Students in Mrs. Martz’ third grade math class recently used their skills to discover an important relationship between perimeter and area. The young mathematicians were challenged to use fencing to create a rectangular pen for a pet rabbit with a specific perimeter. The goal was to build a pen that would provide the rabbit with the most area to roam and nibble on grass. Students modeled all of the possible rectangles with perimeters of 20, 36, and 40 feet. Students strategically ordered the dimensions of the rectangles and recognized a pattern with which to reason about the relationship of the perimeter to the area. The closer the shape of the perimeter came to being “square-like” the greater the area! The students were then able to use this relationship to quickly and accurately determine all of the possible dimensions using 100 feet of fencing. A 25 ft. by 25 ft. square did indeed yield the greatest area of 625 square feet!