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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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