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  • On April 30, there will be a Spring Orchestra Concert in the High School Auditorium from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Senior Prom will be held at Wisehaven Event Center on Saturday, May 7.
  • The Senior Class Party will be held after prom on Saturday, May 7th at the high school.
  • Fashion Club's Spring Clothing drive will be taking place May 2 - May 5.
  • The annual Spring Art Show is scheduled for Friday, May 6 at the High School!
  • Student Council's Movie Night is taking place on Friday, May 13 on the Middle School soccer field.
  • The Spring Shorts Film festival will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at the High School.
  • Down and Dirty is back and will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mamma Mia is back, the production will run from Tuesday, July 7 - Friday, July 10!
The Student News Site of Dallastown Area High School

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The Student News Site of Dallastown Area High School

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March on April 22, 2017 for science literacy, open communication, informed public policy, and stable investment in science and research.

Taking Years Back

Gia Elliot, reporter May 5, 2022

Five years; what if you were told you had only five more years left on this earth? No one knows that for sure; it’s just an estimate, we should be looking after our planet under any circumstances....

Official Cat Packs Program Logo- Featured On Their Website. Cat Packs was introduced as a independent program after COVID struck the District.

Backpack to Cat Pack

Maddie Herrington, Reporter May 5, 2022

On May 21, students will have the opportunity to participate in various challenges, obstacles, and fun at the revamped Down and Dirty event being held at our school. However, what’s most important is...

Flyer for this years Down-and-Dirty can be seen posted all around the high  school with the information about the event.

The Return of Down-and-Dirty

Brannigan Stiles, Reporter April 29, 2022

In 2018, one of Dallastown’s most popular traditions came to an end. Down-and-Dirty, an annual fundraising event held at the high school, was put on for the last time…until now.  This year, however,...

Senior, Ben Poff, escorted his grandparents, Cathy and Steve Bortner, around at their fourth Senior Citizen Day.

Senior Citizens Go Back to School

Morgan O'Neill , Reporter April 20, 2022

On March 30, over 100 senior citizens from the local community went back to high school for the day at the 37th Annual Senior Citizens Conference sponsored by the Dallastown High School Student Council.    This...

Mrs. Susan Eckert rings up a student meal in the cafeteria. For the past two school years, student meals have been free for everyone as a part of a national program of COVID relief. That program is expected to end in June.

Free School Lunch Program Expected to End in June

Sophia Ahrens, Reporter April 14, 2022

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Spring of 2020, the Wolf Administration obtained approval from the Food and Nutrition Service of Agriculture to conduct $1 billion in federally-funded benefits...

Moving from left to right are Dallastowns administrators, special guest speakers and PA Seal of Biliteracy recipients. Dr. Doll, Senora Garrett, Joao Abreu, Jarno Ottati, Francesca Croci, Maria Ramirez, Beatrice Piatesi, Madelyn Concepcion-Perez, Billie Ramon-Maldonado, PA Secretary of Education Noe Ortega, PA Second Lady Gisele Fetterman, and Carlos Rivas.

Polyglots of PA: Bilingual Students Make History

Michaela Long , Reporter March 28, 2022

According to indeed.com the state of Pennsylvania has over 8,539 vacant jobs for bilingual workers and over 1,000 of them are in York County.  Thanks to a new state program, several Dallastown students...

Cast and crew of the fall play Whodunnit? gather for rehearsal. This years play will be a comedic murder mystery with audience interaction.

Whodunnit?

Natalia Ipatova , Reporter November 17, 2021

Last year Dallastown Performing Arts Club (DPAC) was forced to do the performances of their annual Fall Play virtually. The actors missed performing for a live audience so much that this year they decided...

York Countys Mayor Zooms into Local history class. Talking to students about whats happening in the community and what he is doing.

Moments with the Mayor

Lillie Markle , Reporter June 8, 2021

As this year has been hard, most students haven't enjoyed the new versions of schooling, however, it can also bring very rare and interesting opportunities.  For the Local History Class taught by Mr....

Catching up with the Gables

Jayden Huncher, Reporter June 8, 2021

Dallastown teacher and coach Mrs. Gable, missed the entirety of the 2020-2021 school year after being diagnosed with breast cancer over the summer. Many haven't seen the math teacher and Unified Sports...

Four clubs at DHS are hoping their efforts can bring an end to the challenges facing women through Period Poverty.

Clubs Coordinate To Help Eliminate Period Poverty

Bella Van Arsdale, Reporter June 7, 2021

In the United States, Period Poverty Awareness Week goes from May 24-May 30. Period Poverty is having the lack of access to period products due to financial issues or just because these women do not...

Dallastown Welcomes African American Literature

Dallastown Welcomes African American Literature

Isabella Iovene, Reporter June 2, 2021

Throughout Dallastown, many English and History classes are offered to students that can be taken over the course of the year. No matter what interests someone, there’s a class for everybody.  A...

Driving into the back parking lot of Living Word Church you will find a little building filled with compassion and food and showing that is the two volunteers in this photo.

Little Pantry Big Heart

Lillie Markle , Reporter June 2, 2021

This past year was tough on a lot of people in a lot of different ways. One local man saw his neighbors in need and stepped up in a big way to help them. Jerry Pilachowski was just a businessman...

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