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Giving and Receiving Unwavering Support

By Cori Bertsch, Second-Grade Teacher When I first came to Milton Hershey School and went through the interview process, I was blown away. I feel as an educator, it is...

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The Importance of Staff Mental Health and Self-Care During a Pandemic

To kick off the 2020-21 school year, the Milton Hershey School Elementary Division Psychological Services team provided training for teachers centered around the importance of self-care and mental health. As...

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Milton Hershey School Achieves Second Accreditation for Exceptional Campus Safety

Milton Hershey School was recognized for its commitment to campus safety with its second accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). This makes MHS the first...

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Student Home Prioritizes Safety and Communication During COVID-19

Houseparents at Milton Hershey School create structured, caring homes for children from lower-income families. Houseparent couples teach students life skills and help them build character inside and outside of the...

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MHS Onboards Largest Houseparent Class in School History

Milton Hershey School employs over 200 houseparent couples annually to oversee student homes on campus. Houseparents shape the lives of children from lower-income families. This year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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MHS Mentorship in a Virtual World

At Milton Hershey School, mentorship is an element of the whole child approach for students from pre-kindergarten to senior year. The MHS Student Government Association’s Breaking the M.O.L.D. mentoring program...

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MHS Food Services Shifts Meals During Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Milton Hershey School continues to provide a whole-child education to more than 2,000 students. MHS believes providing for the daily needs of all students is essential...

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MHS Alumna Makes Masks for COVID-19 First Responders

While these are extraordinary times—we are extraordinary people. Many of our Milton Hershey School graduates are on the front lines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and they are bringing hope...

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How to Create a Sensory Garden at Home

Throughout the summer of 2018, Milton Hershey School teachers, students, and staff built an outdoor sensory garden in the enclosed courtyard of Memorial Hall. The sensory garden is part of...

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Six Tips for Taking a Brain Break

By Adria Miller and Mary Readinger, Milton Hershey School Senior Division Behavior Support Specialists Like many school districts across Pennsylvania, Milton Hershey School students have transitioned to online learning as...

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