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DASD E-News Weekly 
December 20, 2019  


Happy retirement, Dr. Dyer!
A New Opportunity of Time and Purpose  
A MESSAGE FROM RETIRING SUPERINTENDENT DR. DYER

As I retire later this month after 15 years in Dallastown Area School District, first as assistant superintendent and then as superintendent, I want to sincerely thank the entire Dallastown community for this privilege afforded me.
 
During this time, I have worked with a truly outstanding group of educators, instructional and support staff, librarians, special education team, counselors, buildings & grounds crew, technology team, transportation providers, nutrition staff, and administrators. We've been focused on one goal: To make Dallastown Area School District a relevant and meaningful educational experience for our students while preparing them for their futures. Thank you for your support in providing a safe, challenging, and purposeful learning environment that inspires and creates pathways for student success.
 
There is much about our work together that is notable. I've seen students grow and mature; I've seen our school district expand and develop; and, over my 45 years in education, I've seen education become a powerful, dynamic profession. That I was part of it, however small, gives me the greatest of pleasures and I am extremely thankful for that, especially to our board of school directors. During my tenure at Dallastown, I appreciate your trust in me, your vision, and counsel.

Although I am stepping down, I am not stepping away. Education has been my life and I fully intend to keep abreast of all that is happening. As a retired resident of the Dallastown community, I plan to continue to attend district fine arts presentations; theater, music, and choral performances; athletic competitions; academic exhibitions; and, of course, other special community events.
 
As of January 1, Dr. Joshua A. Doll takes over as your superintendent. I am fully confident that he will lead the district honorably and with integrity to educate our children and help them grow. 

While I look ahead to retirement to afford me valued time with my two grandsons, my children, and my wife of 42 years, Jeanne, I know that I will genuinely miss my daily contact with so many of you-- my colleagues, my friends, and my community.

With gratitude,

Ronald E. Dyer, Ed.D., Superintendent
The Sounds of Music       
            
   DAHS musicians participating in PMEA District 7 music festivals for 2020 

The Dallastown Area High School Music Department has been busy with fall and winter seasons of musical performances. The Marching Wildcats provided pre- and half-time entertainment during football games, attended various exhibitions and parades, and participated in the Veterans Day ceremony honoring the Trees for the Trail initiative of the Rotary Club of York. 

During the  Fall Choir and Orchestra Concert, performances included the Concert Choir, Girl's Chorus, String Ensemble, String Orchestra, and Full Orchestra. The String Ensemble and Vocal Ensemble have been presenting holiday music at several community events, including the York Township annual tree lighting ceremony, the Dallastown HS Big Buddy holiday party, and various community churches. All of these performances were a harmonious prelude to December's spectacular  HS Holiday Concert.   
  
These talented high school students have also shown great success auditioning for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), resulting in 23 musicians securing positions in the PMEA District 7 high school music festivals for 2020. Bravo!
HS Mentor Me

York County Alliance for Learning's (YCAL) more than 40 career exploration programs are open to Dallastown Area High School sophomores, juniors, and seniors to learn more about a career path of interest. 
 
Questions about the program may be directed to William Probert, Workforce, Career and College Counselor, at: william.probert@dallastown.net.

Access this link to learn more: Mentor Me   

Student Body Mass Index Results

Body Mass Index (BMI) results for all students will be mailed home in January. 
For additional information, contact the nurse at your child's school.
School Board Schedule 
 
Building & Capital Projects Committee
followed by Finance Committee
6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 9
HS LGI Room

Human Resources Committee (closed to public)
8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 9

Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, January 16
HS LGI Room
Calendar Reminders
   
NO SCHOOL - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Monday, December 23, through Wednesday, January 1
 
SCHOOL RESUMES
Thursday, January 2
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