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Milton Hershey School Welcomes First Day of Classes

On Monday, Aug. 17, MHS students and staff entered into the 2020-21 school year focused on a bright future ahead on the first day.

Elementary Students on First Day of Classes

MHS normally kicks off the first day of school with a vibrant Opening of School Assembly at the Giant Center, but this year, the Opening of School celebration was spread out over several weeks while students prepared for the new year in their student homes and Transitional Living (TL) buildings. This year’s activities were focused around the Opening of School theme, Our Future in Focus.

Elementary Students masked outside of school

The official first day of school started with an encouragement video from MHS employees to inspire positivity. As students transitioned between classes, a future-themed playlist streamed through the loudspeakers to emphasize the year’s theme.

Elementary Students on First Day of Classes

The MHS Opening of School festivities will continue through Saturday, Aug. 22. Follow along on social media using #MHSSpartanStrong.

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