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DASD E-News Weekly 
April 5, 2019      
Graduation and End of School Year Announcement
We are pleased to announce the Dallastown Area High School Class of 2019 will hold its Commencement Exercises on Wednesday, June 5th, at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Field at Wildcat Stadium.
More information for graduating seniors and families will be forthcoming from high school administration and the Counseling Office.

Wednesday, June 5th, will be the last day of school for all students.
Superintendent Search

The Dallastown Area Board of School Directors has launched its search for an accomplished leader to serve as the Dallastown Area School District superintendent, following current superintendent Dr. Dyer's retirement effective December 31, 2019. Stakeholder input is critical in selecting the best candidate to serve the needs of the district.

We invite staff, students, parents/guardians, and community members to participate in this launch by identifying the preferred skills, traits, and attributes of the next superintendent of Dallastown Area School District.

To share input, access: In Search of a Leader to Inspire and Create Pathways for Student Success

or, access:

This survey concludes Sunday, April 7th.
HS Musical Presents Les Mis é rables  

Take your seat in 19th century France as more than 100 Dallastown Area High School student actors, singers, dancers, set designers, costumers, and pit members present Les Misérables.

This musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel tells the story of French peasant Valjean, imprisoned for 19 years for stealing bread to save his sister's family from starving. Following his release, Valjean breaks his parole to start a new life during the anti-monarchist Paris revolution. 

Tickets are on sale now for performances at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 11th; 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 12th; 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13th; and, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 14th.

To purchase tickets, access: Choose My Seat
It's PSSA Time
All students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 will take the English Language Arts and Mathematics Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) beginning Monday, April 15th, through Friday, May 3rd. Additionally, the PSSA Science assessment will be administered to students in grades 4 and 8 during this same time frame.
During PSSA testing, each school has established its testing window and communicates those dates to students, parents, and guardians through school newsletters, parent letters, and each school's web page.

Just as parents help their child(ren) prepare for every school day, please help your child(ren) prepare for these assessments by encouraging them to get plenty of sleep the night before and providing them with a good breakfast on the mornings of the assessments. Results will be shared with parents when released by the state.
An Invitation to Incoming Kindergarteners
Incoming kindergarteners and parents are invited to join us for a fun evening of hands-on learning activities during Wildcats Play, Learn, and Grow on Thursday, April 25th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ore Valley Elementary School, 2620 Springwood Road, York, PA 17402. The program is sponsored by Kaltreider-Benfer Library.
Reservations are suggested by accessing: Play, Learn, and Grow no later than Thursday, April 18th.

For additional information, contact Ore Valley Principal Greg Anderson at
HS Unified Track Team
New to the Dallastown Area High School sports line-up this year is a Unified Track Team comprised of 11 student athletes from special programs who, along with 16 student partners, will compete against two other school teams each meet.
Partners and athletes compete in events including 100, 400, and 800 meter sprints; Mini-Javelin, Long Jump, and Shot Put; and, a series of relays.

Come out and support the Dallastown Wildcats Unified Track Team! Meets begin at 4:00 p.m. as follows:

4/16  Dallastown/York Tech/Red Lion at Red Lion Stadium 
4/25  Dallastown/Central York/Penn Manor at Dallastown Wildcat  
5/3    Dallastown/York Tech/Central York at Central York Stadium 
"Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team! It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding." 

~Special Olympics and Unified Sports
Well Done!

Chartwells Food Service employee Karen Christas was recognized among 30 School Breakfast Heroes in Share Our Strength's national anti-hunger campaign, No Kid Hungry, for her efforts in encouraging student participation in Dallastown Area High School's Breakfast Den.

Mrs. Christas's friendly approach allows her to encourage as many students as she possibly can each day about the importance of eating breakfast.
DFSC Building for the Future  
Commemorative bricks, available for purchase at $50 each, are permanently placed in front of the high school in memory of or in honor of loved ones.

Proceeds fund scholarships awarded through the Dallastown Foundation Scholarship Committee, which fulfills the "legacy" signature theme of the Dallastown Area Educational Foundation. Together, we're
Leaving a Legacy for Learning!

*Cumulative brick orders are processed after reaching a minimum of ten bricks . 
School Board Schedule

Board Workshop (2019-20 Preliminary/Proposed Budget) 
6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m., Thursday, April 11

Board Meeting
7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11

Building & Capital Projects Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 2

Finance Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 2

Human Resources Committee Meeting (Closed to Public)  
8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 2

Board Meeting (Retiree Recognition/Proposed Final Budget Approval) 
7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9
HS LGI Room 
Calendar Reminders
Thursday, April 18

Friday, April 19

Monday, April 22 

Monday, May 27

*Inclement weather make-up 

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