Milton Hershey School Family Weekend Connects Spartan Families
Over the weekend, Milton Hershey School parents/sponsors from across the country connected with resources to best support their Spartan and develop a community within the MHS family.
Parents/sponsors and their children participated in fall-themed activities, academic support meetings, and opportunities to connect with other parents/sponsors of MHS students during our annual Fall Family Weekend.
On Friday, Oct. 27, parents/sponsors were invited to shadow their children throughout the school day. This gave them the opportunity to see firsthand what they learn in the classroom. In the afternoon, Senior Division held a pep rally before the final home football game of the season. In Elementary Division, students and staff dressed up for Halloween and participated in a costume parade and trick-or-treat night at their student homes.
New parents/sponsors were also invited to a seminar hosted by Family Relations to learn how they can stay involved with their Spartan. Parents/sponsors connected with one another and built a community of support they can lean on while their child is at MHS.
The Visual and Performing Arts program offered a virtual Show and Tell presentation of each division’s programming and presented several in-person performances for parents/sponsors to enjoy. Middle and Senior Division students presented their fall play, “A Christmas Story,” throughout the weekend.
On Saturday, families were invited to have lunch at student homes. Families also attended the Transitional Living Family Fall Fest, the Project Market Fall Festival, and the Fall Family Fun event with Year-Round Experiences staff. The weekend ended with chapel services and brunch on Sunday.
Family weekends are a special time for parents/sponsors to visit with their children, meet MHS staff across campus, and engage with the MHS community.