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Page 14 text:
THE DERRY TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS
HE Derry Township Schools originally consisted of thirteen one-room rural schools.
Today these thirteen rural schools are welded into one complete consolidated school
system. The story of this development reminds one of the uniting growth and development
of thirteen original colonies into one United States as a whole. It is needless to say that
the attendance, organization, equipment, curricula, and opportunities are greater than merely
thirteen times one, because all of these factors have increased not by a process of mere addi-
tion, but by multiplication and arithmetic progression, until today we think of the Derry
Township Schools as one of the largest in terms of the making of educated citizens for the
community of tomorrow.
It is the sincere desire of the Board of Education, as well as of the school administration,
to retain all of the family virtues of the one-room rural school in the same way that our great
nation tries to maintain individual state rights, but at the same time we wish to gain all
the benefits of a highly specialized and organized school system such as can only come through
unity of strength and the working out of a large forward-looking program for the entire
Our schools today oiier not only an ordinary grade or high school education. They
olier training in printing, carpentry, machine work, electricity, drafting, and agriculture.
Special opportunities are available in music, art, physical education, and club work. Our
evening school offers opportunities to adults in a number of different fields, and many young
people, as well as those of middle age, are taking advantage of the opportunities. This school
should continue to grow until all phases of high school life are offered.
It is the hope of those concerned with the directing of our schools that in the near future
a number of additional opportunities can be made available for adult education and for the
girls of our school in such courses as home-making. Our schools are good but we must con-
tinue to make them better. Our people appreciate them, but they must learn to appreciate
them more. Our schools are what they are because of the interest of the people of Derry
Township in general and of our own Mr. M. S. Hershey, friend and philanthropist, in par-
ticular. Let us continue to have a forward looking program and appreciate the great things
that are done for us by this valuable friend of public education.
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E, the graduating class of 1932, do
dedicate this hook, the "Chocla-
tier," to our counselor and friend,
Dr. I. Baugher, whose ever pres-
ent encouragement and sincere aid
have helped to make our last years
in this school of greatest benefit.
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A. T. Heilman John E. Snyder
Earl R. Mays L. R. Poorman
Morris Baum Clarence Erb Edward Stover
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
THE Board of Education of Derry Township is composed of seven members. Mr. A. T.
Heilman, Superintendent of the Hershey Chocolate Factory, is president of the Board.
Mr. John E. Snyder, Secretary for the Hershey Estates and Attorney for Mr. M. S. Hershey,
is vice-president. Mr. Earl R. Mays, Manager of the Reading Company Freight Offices,
is secretary and Mr. L. R. Poorman, Merchant and Butcher, is treasurer. The other mem-
bers of the Board are Mr. I. C. Erb, Nlerchant, and Mr. Edward Stover and Mr. Morris
Baum. Farmers. All of these men are public-spirited citizens in the highest sense of the
word and work unfailingly for the good of those of us who are in the schools of Derry
The Board has placed at our disposal a school plant that is second to none in teachers,
equipment, and enrichment of courses. The splendid playground and walks that have re-
cently been added through the kindly interest of Mr. M. S. Hershey and the Board have
done much to beautify our school grounds and make pleasant our recreation hour through-
out the school year.
We seldom stop to think that our school-board members serve without pay. We forget
that they spend hour after hour every month during the entire year trying to find for us the
best teachers, the best books, the best supplies, the best school that can be gotten. Some-
times much time has to be spent in devising plans to balance the budget, to conserve the
funds of the taxpayers as well as to give the best to the students. For all this there are
sometimes a few within the school as well as without who are ungrateful for all this service.
This is only true of comparatively few. They are those who do not think. They are those
who have never tried, but know. Then there are many, in fact a great majority, within the
school as well as without who keenly appreciate what these public-spirited citizens mean to
us. They wish to at all times thank our Board of Education for the noble work they are
doing and wish them a long and happy life in serving humanity. May they have God's speed
in their work is our wish.
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