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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.