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Opening of School 2022

Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year

This year’s Opening of School Assembly is a fresh start for the Milton Hershey School community. We will kick off the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 15 at 8 a.m. at Giant Center with speakers, performances, videos, and special announcements to inspire excitement and a successful start to the new school year.

Watch the Livestream

Tune in on Mon., Aug. 15 at 8 a.m. to watch our Opening of School Assembly at Giant Center.


Reflection: Opening of School through the Years

MHS brings in the new school year with a celebration unlike any other. The Opening of School events set the tone for the year ahead and remind the MHS community that together we can accomplish anything. Before this year’s theme is revealed, let’s look back on themes from years past.

2021-22: Greater Together

2020-21: Our Future in Focus

2019-20: Be Golden

Milton and Catherine Hershey statue on Senior Division campus

Our Beginning

Milton and Catherine Hershey had no idea that the home and school they started in 1909 would one day serve thousands of students and graduates. Their legacy is the beginning of our story. As we enter into another school year at MHS, we are reminded of the Hersheys’ vision and all that is left to accomplish on the road ahead.

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