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DASD E-News Weekly 
October 11, 2019      

Homecoming 2019

This Homecoming weekend, A Gatsby Gathering, will take Dallastown Area High School students on a walk through Gatsby's garden and inside his mansion.

Tonight, Friday, October 11th, the community is invited to join students and families as festivities continue with the annual Homecoming football game. The Dallastown Wildcats host Spring Grove beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the stadium.

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 12th, presents the Homecoming dance and crowning of the queen and king. Family, friends, and community members are invited to view the decorated areas of the high school lobby and gymnasium from 6:00 p.m. to 6:35 p.m. Those observing the student promenade must be seated in the gymnasium by 6:40 p.m.; public events conclude at 8:00 p.m.
Remember the Troops 2019

During the past 18 years, the Dallastown Area High School Volunteer Club has sent items to members of the military stationed away from home during the holidays. This year the tradition continues.

A list of soldiers is currently being compiled by Shannon Werner, Volunteer Club advisor in the high school. If you know of a soldier who will be serving our country overseas during the holiday season, please send his/her name and address to  by today, Friday, October 11th.
Classes are asked to write letters and collect food items (a list will be sent to all who would like to participate) during the month of October.  All items need to be ready for pick up from your schools by Wednesday, October 30th, and will be shipped the beginning of November.

The hope is that all of the soldiers on our list remember 2019 with a smile thanks to the sincerity and generosity of the Dallastown Area School District community. Please partner with us again to Remember the Troops.
Got Breakfast?

As part of the Dallastown Area School District food service program in recognition of National School Lunch Program Week, Chartwells will be providing a free breakfast meal to all students as follows:

  • Grade 3 - Monday, October 14th
  • Grade 2 - Tuesday, October 15th
  • Grade 1 - Wednesday, October 16th 
  • Grade 2 - Thursday, October 17th
  • Grade 1st & 3rd - Friday, October 18th
A free breakfast meal will be available to Kindergarten students ALL week.

  • Yellow Community - Monday, October 14th
  • Blue Community - Tuesday, October 15th
  • Red Community - Wednesday, October 16th
  • Blue Community - Thursday, October 17th 
  • Yellow & Red Community - Friday, October 18th 
  • Grade 7 & 8 - Monday, October 14th
  • Grade 8 - Tuesday, October 15th
  • Grade 7 - Wednesday, October 16th
  • Grade 8 - Thursday, October 17th
  • Grade 7 - Friday, October 18th 
  • Grade 12 - Tuesday, October 15th  
  • Grade 11 - Wednesday, October 16th
  • Grade 10 - Thursday, October 17th
  • Grade 9 - Friday, October 18th 
Have you submitted a Free and Reduced Priced School Meals Application this year? If you qualify for free or reduced meals, that benefit is also good for breakfast meals. Take a look at our selections. We hope your child can join us!

For information, access: Food Services
It'll Be a Graveyard Smash!
Whether it's called a Transylvania Twist or a Monster Bash, don't worry, you'll catch on in a flash. Dallastown Area School District boys in Kindergarten through Grade 6 and their moms/guardians are invited to attend the Dallastown Area Educational Foundation's 4th Annual Mother-Son Monster Bash Halloween Party. Costumes are welcome, but not required.

When:   Saturday, October 19th
Time:     6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Dallastown Area Intermediate School
What:    Music, treats (including snacks, candy, and beverages),   
             bounce houses, games, raffles, photo wall, Ghost Walk,
             and more!
Cost:     $25 per couple (before October 16th); $30 at the door
             $5 for each additional child in Kindergarten through
              Grade 6
Come join us for some spooktacular fun, and tell them Boris sent you!
All proceeds to benefit the Dallastown Area Educational Foundation.

For ticket information, to volunteer or donate treats, contact
For online payment, access: Monster Bash (Pre-registration will be open until 11:59 p.m. on 10/16 only)
Follow us @DAEFevents
Football For Freedom
On 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 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
Honoring the Past and Present 
While Building for the Future  
The Dallastown Area Educational Foundation will be placing the next order for Commemorative Bricks at the end of October, so be sure to order yours today.

Bricks in honor of loved ones are available for purchase at $50 each and are placed near the main entrance of the high school.  
To order, access: Brick Flyer/Order Form 
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.  

Note: A silent auction will be held prior to each performance to help offset production costs. Businesses and individuals interested in donating items for the silent auction should contact prior to Friday, October 18th.
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
From the HS Counseling Office

To view an up-to-date scholarship listing, follow these easy steps:
  • Log in to: Naviance
  • Access: Colleges
  • Access: Scholarships and Money
  • Access: Scholarship List
School Board Schedule 
Special Board Meeting: Vacancy Interview
6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 15
Administration Board Room
Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 24

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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