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Tag: Visual and Performing Arts

MHS Everyday Hero: Emily Singer

Everyday Heroes at MHS: A campaign acknowledging employees at MHS who are often found behind the scenes and show up every day to make a difference in the lives of...

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Music Still Plays at Milton Hershey School Amid the Pandemic

Featuring Ed Varner, MHS Director of Visual and Performing Arts Just like the sign says at Catherine Hall, although physically distant, the Milton Hershey School music program is still musically...

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Milton Hershey School Teachers Prove to be Exceptional Innovators in their Field

Milton Hershey School teachers are innovators who think outside the box—which is one of the reasons students get an experience like no other when they enroll. During the second half...

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Milton Hershey School Teacher Shares Art Activities that Help Students Creatively Work Through Emotions

Featuring John Davis, MHS Art Educator and Gallery Coordinator Did you know that coloring, sketching, and creating can help with navigating emotions? As the pandemic continues to produce anxiety and...

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MHS Senior Division VPA Creates Thankfulness Chain

This November, Milton Hershey School Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) program created a “Thankfulness Chain” to showcase what students are most thankful for during this season. “The Thankfulness Chain was...

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Milton Hershey School Music Teacher’s Perspective on Trauma-Informed Music Education

By David Knott, MHS Visual and Performing Arts Teacher It’s hard to really know what others are going through and how they are mentally and emotionally navigating the world around...

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Professional Actors Seek Houseparent Role at Milton Hershey School

Stephen and Jessica Atherholt left their lives as professional actors to pursue a career as houseparents at Milton Hershey School. They came to MHS because of a theatre relationship and...

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Somerset Student Aspires for Greatness

By Tyler McMasters, 10th grade Many families living in rural communities throughout Pennsylvania do not know the opportunities that exist at Milton Hershey School. Growing up in Somerset, PA, we...

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MHS Students Create FOCUS Murals

Creativity. Imagination. Artistry. Milton Hershey School students brought all of these skills to life in a special Opening of School project this week. As part of “Our Future in Focus”...

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Milton Hershey School Elementary Division Expand on Piano Skills During YRE

Featuring Kent Pierce, MHS Elementary Division Music Teacher Milton Hershey School students are exposed to Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) classes, activities, and after-school groups from pre-K through 12th grade....

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