General Information

Welcome to
Dover Area High School 
46 West Canal Street
Dover, PA 17315

Direct Phone Line: 717.292.8066
Ext. 10112 or 10113
Fax Number: 717.292.7303
Office Hours: 7:00AM to 3:30PM
Mr. H. William Rickard, Jr.
Mrs. Bobbie Strausbaugh
Assistant Principal
Mr. Chuck Benton
Director of CTE
Mr. Matthew Fried
Dean of Students
"Accepting Only Excellence"

Tuesday, May 5
Dover Eagle Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The meeting will be held at the Dover Area School District Administration building located at 101 Edgeway Rd., Dover, PA 17315.
Thursday, May 7
6:30 PM FFA Banquet
Friday, May 8
School open for students & staff (weather make up #4)
Friday, May 15
Remediation Ends
Saturday, May 16
6 PM Prom @ Wisehaven

Daily Announcements

Dover High School Rolls Out the Aevidum Program. 
Great Job Team! Keep Up The Great Work! 
I've Got Your Back!

The High School Faculty Team DEFEATED the Student Team at the Family Fun Night Basketball Tournament.

We want to thank everyone who participated in the Be The Match Donor Drive and for all that helped to support Maddie Hill in any way!
The Drive Raised almost $2500.  Our initial goal was $1000.  We also registered 56 new Be The Match Donors and many under 18 students signed up to become donors when they turn 18.  The Be The Match group was blown away by the support received.

Again, a big thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to this event!  Maddie and the Hill family are very grateful for the support.


February 4, 2015 Course Selection Night/Open House postponed.  The new date for the this event is March 12 and the Course Selection Night/Open House will begin at 6PM in the auditorium. 

If you missed, it's not too late.  Please contact your student's guidance counselor for more information.
Thank you

Mr. Rickard
High School Principal

Please adjust your calendars.  The Spring Choral Concert will be moved from Saturday May 9th to Saturday May 30th at 7PM in the High School Auditorium.

Do you have a DAHS Senior Graduation Pennant that you don't know what to do with?  If so, we are collecting unwanted pennants to create a lobby display.  We will take any pennant in any condition.  We currently have pennants from the 1930s and 1940s, but are always looking for more.  Please drop off your donation at the DAHS main office.
Mr. Rickard, Principal

Click Here for more information about buying your 2014-2015 Dover Area High School Memoscope.

DAHS Social Studies Veterans Day Seminars

On Tuesday 10/7, DAHS students visited all Social Studies classes at the IS for a Veterans Day info session. This helps get ready for the big DAHS Vets day celebration on 11/11/14. Click here to see images.

Student Handbook
2014-15 school year.pdf
Student Parking Lot:  All student drivers are reminded that the student lot will be "open" parking until parking permits are sold. The cost for permit will remain $20 for the year. Please listen for announcements regarding parking permit sales on the Morning Announcements.

Car Riders:  All car riders are reminded that the drop off zone is in the student parking lot lane adjacent to school.  NO DROP OFFS SHOULD OCCUR IN THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING. This area is for bus drop off only.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Please Read More for information on signing into eChalk and MMS

View the high school daily announcements

Dress Code:

Please click on the link below to view the District Policy on Student Dress and Grooming.  The policy has been in place since 2007 and is strictly enforced.

Policy 221: Dress and Grooming
Dress code 2014-2015.docx

District Announcements

Fight Like Hill Triath-A-Thon

On May 23rd, you will have the chance to raise money for Maddie Hill and her family by running, swimming, playing soccer, or even by participating in all of the events! Interested in registering for the 5k? Click or scan the QR code below:

For more information on this fantastic event, please click here.

Officer Allen Visits the Intermediate School


On Friday April 24th and Thursday April 30th, Dover Area School District’s school resource officer, Officer Allen, visited the Dover Intermediate School’s wellness students.  On the 24th, he presented information about safely using electronic devices, including texting.  On the 30th, he delivered a message about drugs and alcohol, even showing the students what a “sobriety” check was like using special glasses and goggles to simulate intoxication. The students and staff would like to thank Officer Allen for his efforts to keep our schools safe and pass on important information to our students on these subjects.  


Reminder for all “Benefit Eligible” Dover Area School District Employees
2015-16 Open Enrollment

  1. Employees who elect to make changes to their current medical – dental - vision plan coverage(s) will need to print out (or request) the appropriate forms, complete and return them to the Human Resources Department (Business Office).  All benefit enrollment and change forms are available to employees on the school website.
  2. Employees who are not making any changes for the upcoming year will still need to complete, sign and return their Salary Reduction Agreement Form to verify the continuation of their present plan coverage options for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. 
  3. Deadline:  It is imperative that all open enrollment forms/changes are submitted to the Business Office (attention Heather Thomas) by Friday, May 15, 2015 so we can process all benefit information and notify our insurance carriers of all changes.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

Dover High School Ag Mechanics Classes Complete Special Project

Recently, the Dover High School Ag Mechanics classes completed a special project that will benefit wildlife in the Michaux State Forest in Adams County.  The class members constructed steel gates that can be used to close state forests roads during the turkey nesting season, in the spring.  Limiting vehicle access during this critical time helps to prevent unnecessary turkey nest disturbances.  The gate project was funded by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. 

Dover students in Mr. Weaner’s Ag Mechanics classes worked during the winter, turning lengths of pipe and bars of steel into five sets of gate posts and gates.  Metal fabrication skills such as cutting, welding, grinding, and machining were used during the construction process.  Projects such as this are a “win-win” situation for everyone involved.  The students got some real life experiences in metal fabrication, at no cost to the school district.  The Wild Turkey Federation was able to stretch their wildlife habitat fund raising dollars, and the Michaux Forest will be able to protect nesting turkeys at a greatly reduced price.

Earlier this year, students in the Ag Mechanics program completed some other wildlife habitat projects for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  They built 10 barn owl nesting boxes and 4 bat houses.  Habitat boxes like these are used by the Game Commission to provide for two of Pennsylvania’s species of concern.  Dover agricultural students have a long history of public service/educational projects such as these.

Students who helped with Ag Mechanics Gate Project are Alysha Sweitzer, Jacob Fitzkee, Jered Fitzkee, Weston Hoffman, Mason Myers, Billy Hoover, Nate Stauffer, Nate Sennett, Gabe Mellott, Josh Guyer, Nicolas Barrett, Travis Crone, Brady Gross, Kevin Heider, Jordyn May, Konnor Bair, Jacob Miller, Bryce Neiman, Alexis Stine, and Colin Chamberlain.

Dover Area School District York Revolution Community Night

The Dover Area School District welcomes you to the second annual community night with the York Revolution. Join us at Santander Stadium as the York Revolution takes on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Friday, May 8th. Click here for your order form.

The York Revolution Visit North Salem Elementary

York Revolution visited North Salem Elementary to get them pumped up for Boomer's Book Club. Each student was given a special bookmark where they can record books that they have read. Read 1 book: students get free admission to a York Rev's game. Read 2 books: students get free admission and a kid's meal. Read 3 books: students get free admission, a kid's meal, and a Revs fan prize. Read 4 books: students get free admission, a kid's meal, a Revs fan prize, AND sunglasses.

Boomer's Book club dates are the following: April 29th, May 24th, June 3rd, and June 28th.

Cape Test Announcement

Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12, in co-operation with The Dover Area School District, will be offering the opportunity for our district employees to register for and take the CAPE TEST (Comprehensive Assessment Paraprofessional Educators).  The CAPE Test will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the L.I.U. located at 65 Billerbeck Street, New Oxford, PA 17350. Employees may obtain and print out the registration form by clicking on the registration link provided. The cost of the test is $125.00 which is the responsibility of the employee. Employees who take and pass the CAPE Test should forward a copy of their test results to the Human Resources for their personnel file. Click here for the registration form.

Dover Intermediate School Color Run

Dover Intermediate School will be hosting a 5k color run on Saturday June 6th. The run/walk is open to DOVER students in grades 6-12. Early registration is due May 8th and the cost is $25. This will include, a T-shirt, race bib, and color packet. Registrations received between May 9th and 22nd will be $30. DJ Mike Love will be playing during the event, Sarah’s Creamery will be selling ice cream, and L. Cali photography will be taking pictures for you to purchase. All proceeds raised will go to the DIS PTO. Registration forms can be turned into the students homeroom teacher.

PDE’s Cellphone Policy During PSSA and Keystone Testing

For information on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s cellphone policy during PSSA and Keystone testing, please click here.

Snow Makeup Days

The following are snow makeup days for the Dover Area School District:

  • Friday, March 13
  • Monday, March 16
  • Thursday, April 2
  • Friday, May 8

Important Information for All Volunteers and Substitutes
for the Dover Area School District

The PA Legislature has amended the Child Protective Services Law numerous times over the past year.  The most recent changes came to us through Act 153 of 2014, which focuses on criminal background checks and impacts everyone employed, substituting or volunteering in a school district, effective immediately.

Act 153 of 2014 Mandated Renewal of 
Criminal Background Checks and Clearances

The PA Legislature has amended the Child Protective Services Law numerous times over the past year.  The most recent changes came to us through Act 153 of 2014 which focuses on criminal background checks and impacts everyone employed, substituting or volunteering in a school district, effective immediately.  Please review each of the links below for the appropriate information.

The Dover Area School District has established the internal deadline date of August 1, 2015 for employees to complete the submission of their clearances to the Human Resources Department. Please note; it is the obligation of each individual to accept the financial responsibility to obtain and submit all three (3) clearances to the district as required.  When you obtain your new clearances, please submit them to the attention of Mrs. Heather Thomas – Payroll Coordinator/HR Secretary at the Administration Building.  Please understand, this is a state mandate and as such requirements are placed on the district if documents are not provided by the deadline.

Click here to pay lunches on-line.


Title IX - & Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities Disclosure Form

DASD's Nondiscrimination Policy

The Dover Area School District does not discriminate in its educational and vocational programs and activities, or in its recruitment and employment practices, on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, or disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. The Dover Area School District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Any inquiries regarding the Dover Area School District’s non-discrimination policies should be directed to the District Superintendent at 101 Edgeway Road, Dover, PA 17315 or (717) 292-3671.