Opening of School
Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year
This year’s weeklong Opening of School Celebration was filled with lots of fun and surprises for the entire Milton Hershey School community. Relive the celebration on social media using #MHSSpartanStrong.
Opening of School Fun
In honor of our co-founders, who believed in the power of community, MHS is following in their footsteps with this year’s theme, Greater Together. Let’s take a look back at our Opening of School themed activities.
MHS Commemorates Opening of School Celebration with Fireworks
As part of the conclusion of Milton Hershey School’s Opening of School Celebration, fireworks flew over Hershey. To unite our communities from far and wide, we shared the fireworks show live on Facebook.
2021 Opening of School Highlights
This year, Milton Hershey School united its community with a memorable Opening of School Celebration. Students and staff participated in many events related to our 2021-22 theme, Greater Together. Relive the fun with this Opening of School highlights video.
Opening of School Activities
No matter our past and the pain we’ve endured, there is greatness inside each of us—our MHS community helps to unlock that greatness. View all of our Opening of School activities below.
The 2021 Opening of School Celebration kicked off in student homes and TL buildings with a dinner, kick-off video unveiling the theme, and special delivery.
From Aug. 14-20, Founders Hall was illuminated with a combination of colors to represent the promise of a new school year and the 2021-22 theme, Greater Together.
As Chapel resumes at MHS, Pastor Mike shares messages that bring the new school year’s theme to life.
To welcome students to the first day of the 2021-22 school year, MHS held outdoor pep rallies at each scholastic building featuring DJs, balloon arches, signage, and MHS staff cheering them on. The fun didn’t stop there!
Students and staff across campus were encouraged to complete a random act of kindness as part of our collective effort to demonstrate that we are greater together. Send a kind note throughout the school year using our themed notecard below.
On Friday, as part of the conclusion of Milton Hershey School’s Opening of School Celebration, our students, staff, and the entire Hershey, Pennsylvania community got to experience a short fireworks display.
2021-22 School Year Theme: Greater Together
This school year, we are focusing on our community’s strength and prosperity as we become greater together. This annual theme reunites students, staff, parents/sponsors, and the entire MHS community after an unprecedented year.
Greater Together Theme Reveal
MHS Middle School Student Thrives
MHS Staff Spread Positivity Across Campus
MHS Alumna Shares Advice with Students
Downloadable Theme Assets
Download the MHS theme graphics to carry this year’s Opening of School message with you all school year. Options include:
- Wallpapers for desktops, IPads, and mobile devices
- Email headers
- Facebook filter