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DASD E-News Weekly 
October 25, 2019      
School Board Announces Leadership Changes

The Dallastown Area Board of School Directors announces the appointment of Erin Heffler, Ed.D., to the position of assistant superintendent beginning Wednesday, January 1st, when Dr. Joshua Doll vacates the assistant superintendent seat to take on his new role as superintendent.

Since her arrival in 2000 as a secondary Mathematics teacher, Dr. Heffler has served as an assistant principal at Dallastown Area High School, and, most recently, principal of Dallastown Area Intermediate School. Access: DASD Announces New Assistant Superintendent

Congratulations, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Heffler!

Also, Dallastown resident and retired middle school Social Studies teacher Scott Wingard was administered the oath of office of the Dallastown Area Board of School Directors, filling the seat vacated by Representative Mike Jones. 

Welcome and congratulations, Director Wingard!
Football For Freedom
Tonight, Friday, October 25th, the Dallastown Wildcats will play the Red Lion Lions for the 9th Annual Football for Freedom Bowl. Kick-off is 7:00 p.m. at Red Lion Area High School Horn Field.

Current and former military as well as first responders will be admitted free of charge and are invited to participate on the field during pregame team introductions.
18th Annual Night of Science 

Dallastown Area High School's 18th Annual Night of Science will be held tonight, Friday, October 25th, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Attendees will be treated to an hour of engaging science experiments performed by the high school faculty, including exploding balloons, dry ice experiments, an imploding barrel, and much more.

The Dallastown community is invited to attend this free event.

For additional information, contact Mark Ilyes at
History and Outdoors Night
The Dallastown Area High and Middle School History Clubs will host the 2nd Annual History and Outdoors Night on Wednesday, November 6th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., a free event for the community.

Held in the middle school cafeteria, students will present projects related to historic events of various topics. Local scout troops will demonstrate skills and information related to outdoor activities.
Best-selling author Ron Kirkwood will also be in attendance.
For information, access: History and Outdoors Night or contact Club Advisor/7th Grade Social Studies teacher Ben Abeles at
HS DPAC Presents Fall Play
When the aging king of a Magical Kingdom (England) decides to split his empire between his three daughters, (who in no way resemble copyrighted characters), tragedy ensues.

Combining the gut-wrenching plot twists of Game of Thrones and the soul-numbing despair of classic Shakespearean tragedy, Don Zolidis's farcical adaptation of King Lear will make you laugh.
All performances are held in the Dallastown High School Auditorium.
Show dates and times are 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14th, Friday, November 15th, and Saturday, November 16th. Matinee performances are 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 16th, and Sunday, November 17th.

Tickets, at $10 (premium seats), $7 adults, and $5 for senior citizens and students who present a valid ID, may be reserved online at or by calling (717) 244-4021, Extension 3120.  
Healthcare Careers Summit

Dallastown Area High School will host its inaugural Healthcare Careers Summit on Friday, November 15th, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

Wellspan Health will present information to participants about various career options including 2-year associate degree/pre-licensure programs, 4-year bachelor's degree programs, master's and doctorate degree programs, as well as other training options.
Many types of careers are available in the healthcare industry; this is not focused on pre-medical options only.

For additional information, contact James (Tad) Gould, Anatomy & Physiology teacher, at  or by calling (717) 244-4021, Extension 3232.

For program details, access: Healthcare Careers Summit
Guidance Department News
Strengthening Families is a free, seven-week family workshop series for parents and youth ages 10 to 14 provided by the Children's Home of York and York County Children, Youth, and Family Services. The program meets on Tuesday nights each week beginning Tuesday, February 18th, and includes family discussions, group skills, family games and activities, and video presentations. 

Parents and youth will learn valuable techniques and skills for stress management, peer pressure, problem-solving,  family communication, and more. The program is free for families and includes childcare for siblings under age 9 and a dinner. Complete* the course and earn a $25 gift card to a family restaurant.  

Join us Tuesday evenings:
Tuesday, February 18th
Tuesday, February 25th 
Tuesday, March 3rd 
Tuesday, March 10th 
Tuesday, March 17th 
Tuesday, March 24th
Tuesday, March 31st

Time:       Dinner at 5:30 p.m., Classes 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Dallastown Intermediate School - Red Community
                94 Beck Road, York, PA 17403
For more information or to register, contact: DAIS School Counselor Gina Dougherty at (717) 244-4021, Extension 1374 or by email at:

*Some exceptions

Building Minds at LS

The Dallastown Area School Board is pleased to report that the Loganville-Springfield Elementary School construction project is on schedule with 47 percent of the project completed.

To follow progress, access:  Building Minds at LS
School Board Schedule 
Building & Capital Projects Committee
6:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14
Finance Committee
7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14
Human Resources Committee (closed to public)
8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14 
Board Workshop: 2019 Student Data
6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m., Thursday, November 21
Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 21
Calendar Reminders
Friday, November 15
Monday, November 18
Wednesday, November 27

Thursday, November 28, through Monday, December 2
Tuesday, December 3
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