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  • RES Sixth Grade Students FaceTime Alum in Mexico

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/18/2019 3:15:00 PM

    RES sixth graders had the opportunity to FaceTime with a resident of Mexico City (Colin Shiner- a HHS class of 2010 alumnus). Students prepared questions to find out more about life in Mexico. See pictures of this activity on the Rohrerstown Elementary School Page.

    Screen with two images, one of a single person, another of the students sitting in a group.

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  • 2 Minute Talks: January Episode

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/18/2019 2:35:00 PM

    The January episode of our 2 Minute Talks is here! In this edition, the Hempfield School District acting Superintendent talks about Kindergarten Registration.

    To watch the episode on YouTube click here.

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  • WCMS Daily Announcements For January 17

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/17/2019 12:45:00 PM

    Tomorrow is Friday, January 18, Cycle day 6. We will be operating on an early dismissal bell schedule.

    Here are today’s announcements!

    • Attention students interested in participating on the Junior High Track and Field Team. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 22 in the cafeteria during flex. Please report to flex for attendance and then report to the Cafeteria for the meeting.
    • The deadline for athletic physicals to be submitted to Mrs. Wetting for the spring track season is Monday, February 11. Physicals turned-in after February 11 may not be reviewed in time for the first day of practice.
    • Students are not permitted to stop by the cafeteria in between classes to purchase a snack. Students purchasing snacks in the cafeteria have been late to their next period class and disrupted education. If you need to purchase a snack, students are permitted to purchase a snack during breakfast before school.
    • Attention Students: As a reminder, Google Docs/Drive and Microsoft OneDrive are technology resources covered by the district’s Responsible Use Policy (Board Policy 815). These systems may be monitored for inappropriate use, content, and language and students should not have any expectation of privacy for the materials they store there. Inappropriate behavior with these systems, whether occurring in school or out of school, may be subject to disciplinary consequences. Again, your iPad is a school issued device as well as many of the technology resources that you use. All documents that you create in these programs are subject to a filter that recognizes key words and terms. The conversations and chats that you are having in a document are subject to the filter. Any inappropriate content and/or language that is found will be reported to your principal for disciplinary consequences. Additionally, your parents will be notified and the document will be shared with them. Please use your technology wisely!
    • On Sunday January 20, there will be a free throw championship at St. Leo the Great School. It will be held from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. and is open to boys and girls ages 9 through 14. There are flyers in the office for more information.

    View the CMS Breakfast and Lunch Menus here.

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  • Plans for Uncertain Weather on Friday, January 18

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/16/2019 4:40:00 PM

    Friday, January 18 is a regularly scheduled early dismissal in the Hempfield School District. Given the uncertain weather forecast, we may need to come up with alternative plans for Friday. 

    • If we experience the need for a two-hour (2 hour) delay, the Early Dismissal will be cancelled. The Early Dismissal will be rescheduled at the next opportune time, and we will notify you of the rescheduled date as soon as possible after a decision has been made.
    • When school is delayed two hours due to inclement weather both session of kindergarten will operate on the following modified schedule:
      • AM Session: 11:00 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.
      • PM Session: 1:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
    • In the case of a school closing on Friday, the instructional day will be added, as noted, on the district calendar for the school year. The snow make-up day will be Tuesday, February 19, 2019. If school is closed, the final day of the semester will be Tuesday, January 22.
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  • Hempfield High School Announces Mary Poppins as Spring Musical

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/16/2019 3:40:00 PM

    Mary Poppins Logo Hempfield High School proudly presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins as the 2019 spring musical. Four performances will take place from Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3 in the school’s Performing Arts Center. The Friday and Saturday performances will be held at 7:30 p.m., while the Saturday and Sunday matinees occur at 2:30 p.m.

    Hempfield’s 2019 stage production is adapted from the beloved children’s book series by P. L. Travers and the popular 1964 Disney film, the Broadway version of Mary Poppins. The production will feature a cast of 56 student performers and an all-student orchestra of 30 musicians directed by Dr. Alan Mudrick and stage director/choreographer Cody Smith.

    A senior citizen preview performance of Mary Poppins is slated for Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. This dress rehearsal is free to all residents of Hempfield School District, ages 65 years and older. Tickets/pre-registration are not necessary for this Thursday event. At intermission, Mennonite Home Communities will host a senior citizen cookie break.


    Adapted from the beloved children’s book series by P. L. Travers and the popular 1964 Disney film, the Broadway version of Mary Poppins tells the story of the Banks family who live in an upper middle class home on 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London. Bert, a jack-of-all-trades invites the audience into the world of London in 1910, and specifically into the dysfunctional home of the Banks family.  The children, Jane and Michael, are frequently naughty to gain their parents’ attention and are in need of a new nanny. Jane and Michael have their own ideas about the compassionate sort of nanny they would like to have, while their parents, George and Winifred, insist on hiring someone who commands more “precision and order” for the children. Bert’s friend, the mysterious Mary Poppins, flies in on the wind, becomes the Banks’ nanny, and offers the children a peculiar combination of whimsical magic and disciplined common sense. Together they go on many enthralling and transformational adventures to learn the importance of taking care of themselves, their parents, and each other.  Ultimately, Mary Poppins teaches everyone, children and adults alike, that “anything can happen if you let it.”

    Featuring many popular songs from the iconic film, including “Jolly Holiday,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Chim Chim Cheree,” and “Step in Time,” Hempfield’s Mary Poppins is sure to be an enchanting theatrical experience for community audiences, young and old! 


    In Hempfield’s production, senior Katie White will play the title role with fellow seniors D.J. Esbenshade and Hannah Rau playing George and Winifred Banks.  Bert will be played by freshman Noah Felty and fellow freshman Camryn Ackerman will play Jane Banks. Playing the role of Michael Banks will be LIC fifth grader Wilder Long. They will be supported by an ensemble of more than 56 student actors and an all-student pit orchestra of 30 musicians.


    All seating is reserved. Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for students/children and senior citizens (age 65+). Public ticket sales began Friday, February 1, 2019. Tickets may be purchased in the following ways:

    • Online at
    • At the box office on Wednesday, February 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • At the box office 45 minutes prior to show time.
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  • Reminder: Early Dismissal, Friday, January 18 & No School Monday, January 21

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/14/2019 5:00:00 PM

    This Friday, January 18 we will have a 1:30 p.m. early dismissal for all elementary schools. Kindergarten sessions are as follows:

    • AM Session 9:00-10:50 a.m.
    • PM Session 11:40 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    In addition, Monday, January 21 all schools will be closed. Classes will return on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

     To see the full district calendar please click here. 

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  • Hempfield Happenings: January 2019

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/14/2019 12:45:00 PM

    You can now watch the January episode of Hempfield Happenings Highlights include:

    • The Hempfield Band Program
    • Superintendent Bromirski Studio Interview
    • Kenny & the Extraordinary Bakers

    …and more! Click here to view the full episode on YouTube.

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  • We're Counting Down to Kindergarten!

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/14/2019 9:30:00 AM

    Online kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year is open!

    Children residing in Hempfield School District who will be five years old prior to September 1, 2019 are eligible to begin kindergarten in the fall of 2019. We ask that households complete the online registration process no later than Monday February 25, 2019.

    To learn more about Hempfield School District’s kindergarten program, click here.

    3 Simple Steps to a Successful Countdown to Kindergarten!

    1. Visit our kindergarten registration page to create an account and complete the online enrollment.
    2. Call the Student Services at 717-459-9009 to schedule a time to bring your child's birth certificate, proof of residency, immunization records, and parent photo ID to the Registration Office.
    3. Attend Kindergarten Orientation Night at the school building where your child will attend school. During orientation, parents/guardians learn more about the educational program and sign up for kindergarten screenings that provide the school with valuable information about health and personal strengths. 

    2019 Kindergarten Orientation Nights

    • Centerville Elementary School – March 4, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
    • East Petersburg Elementary School – March 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
    • Farmdale Elementary School – March 14, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
    • Landisville Primary Center – March 5, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
    • Mountville Elementary School – March 5, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
    • Rohrerstown Elementary School – March 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

    We can’t wait to meet the class of 2032!

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  • RES Lunch Menu Monday, January 14

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/11/2019 9:15:00 PM

    Monday January, 14 the RES Cafe menu will be:

    • Walking Taco w/beef, cheese, lettuce & tomato
    • Chicken Patty w/ fixings
    • Yo To Go

    Click here to view the Rohrerstown Elementary School Breakfast & Lunch Menu

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  • Flu Season Reminders

    Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 1/10/2019 1:45:00 PM

    Cold and flu season is upon us. According to the CDC, we are in the peak of the flu season and still have about 8 weeks to go! Below we have listed a few of our school exclusion guidelines as well as some preventative tips. Please adhere to these guidelines and make note of the suggested habits. Let’s work together to keep our school community and our homes as healthy as possible.

    1. Fever- 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, the student will be sent home and should remain home 24 hours fever-free without fever reducing medications.
    2. Diarrhea- occurrence of more than one episode at school and/or additional symptoms. The student can return to school after 24 hours symptom-free.
    3. Vomiting- occurrence of more than one episode of vomiting and associated with other symptoms. May return to school after 24 hours symptom-free. Every attempt will be made to distinguish between regurgitating food and vomiting due to illness.
    4. Runny Nose- Students who cannot control their secretions should remain home until symptoms improve.
    5. Coughing- Excessive coughing contributing to the inability of the student to participate in class work or is disruptive to other students.
    6. If symptoms worsen or persist, see your healthcare provider to be evaluated. The flu can be serious for children causing them to miss school, activities or even be hospitalized.

    Helpful Tips for Staying Healthy:

    1. Frequent hand washing is the BEST way to prevent and combat the spread of germs. Wash hands often with soap and water.
    2. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
    3. If your child has signs and symptoms of contagious illness, please keep them home.
    4. Cover coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue or use an elbow or arm if no tissue is available.
    5. Do not share drinks, food, or unwashed utensils.
    6. Get plenty of rest, eat healthy foods, and drink lots water or healthy drinks.
    7. Avoid people who are sick and stay home when you are sick.
    8. Disinfect surfaces that are prone to germs (ex. phones, keyboards, door knobs, toothbrushes).

    NOTE: It is NOT too late to get the flu vaccine, if desired. Please consult with your child’s physician.

    Please inform the school of any contagious illness. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact your School Nurse.

    Hempfield School District Health Services

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