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
Mrs. Bobbie Strausbaugh
Assistant Principal
Mr. Chuck Benton
Director of CTE
Mr. Matthew Fried
Dean of Students

Monday, February 15
Thursday, February 18
6:30 PM Financial Aid Night - Aud
Wednesday, March 2
Student 1/2 Day
Friday, March 4
7 PM Musical
Saturday, March 5
2 PM Musical
7 PM Musical

Daily Announcements


You see DOVER PROUD on banners and on district communications; you hear it at assemblies and during  announcements, but what does it really mean?

Dover PROUD is our district's PBIS slogan. PBIS stands for "Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports." PBIS is known nationwide as a way to create a more positive atmosphere in schools by rewarding students for POSITIVE behavior, rather than only focusing on the consequences of inappropriate behavior.

Districts nationwide adopt a slogan that promotes desirable life-long behaviors, and is unique to the district. At Dover we have adopted the use of PROUD! 

We believe all Dover Eagles will demonstrate…   

P….......perseverance by embracing challenges! 
Always do your best. Seek help. Know your resources.
R .......…respect for all people and all property!
Use appropriate language. Follow rules and expectations. Value yourself and others.
O.......…ownership of individual choices!    
Be responsible for your own choices and actions. Be involved. Demonstrate self-discipline.    
U.......…unity by supporting others!    
Be tolerant and accepting of differences. Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements. Do your share to make your school and community better.   
D.......…dedication to learning!    
Be reliable. Be engaged. Commit to goals.  

At the high school, students are awarded Dover Dollars for recognition of positive behaviors. Dover Dollars can be cashed in for prizes at the Red Zone, which is the school store at the high school.  Students can elect to not cash in their Dover Dollars, but instead, use them to enter into prize drawings that will take place quarterly throughout the school year. A drawing for "college" prize packages will take place at the end of the school year to recognize two seniors for positive behavior before graduating. 

Lastly, we want to encourage everyone involved with the Dover School District to demonstrate DOVER PROUD! 
Do the right thing even when no one is watching. Your individual actions represent us all!

High School Daily Announcements


All students in the Dover Area School District will be participating in the Collins Writing Program. For the 2015-2016 school year, we will specifically focus on Type One, Type Two, and 10% Summary writings. 

Collins Writing is designed to improve students' thinking and writing skills, and will be used in ALL classes and ALL content areas. 

All high school students were provided a letter on Monday November 23rd, to take home for parents/guardians to read more about the Collins Writing Program. If you did not receive the letter, please find it attached. 

DASD Collins Writing 111715.docx
This is a reminder to all parents, and students, about appointments during the school day. If a student needs to leave school for an appointment, we ask for the following procedures to be followed:
  1. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) write a note containing  the student's name, what time the student must leave, what type of appointment the student has, and a parent/guardian signature.
  2. The student brings that note to the office during homeroom - the student should check in with the homeroom teacher first, if possible, so that proper attendance can be taken during homeroom.
  3. The student will be provided a pass to use to leave the class at the appropriate time for the appointment.
Please make every attempt to send a note in ahead of time with the student. Parents showing up at the office, or calling in at the last minute, are not efficient ways to handle appointments! Last minute appointments cause difficulties in several ways, such as:
  1. Interruptions to classrooms 
  2. Having to take students from classes where it is difficult to leave without prior knowledge (such as gym class) 
  3. Students can't ask teachers ahead of time for work they will miss. 
Again, please make every effort to plan ahead for appointments!
Dover High School thanks you for your cooperation!

Follow us on Twitter - @dasdhighschool -  #DoverProud


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Link to order yearbooks!


Penn State York is committed to bringing cultural programming to students, and extends the invitation to attend to the community. All performances in the cultural series are free.
Please see the attached flyer for more details!

Penn State York Cultural Series Flyer.pdf
MMS and eChalk
Please Read More for information on signing into eChalk and MMS

Student Handbook
2015-16 Student Handbook.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.

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

Bella Portelles

April Shaffer

Four DHS Students' Plays Selected

Four DHS students who took the Advanced Theater class and participated in The Strand Capitol Playwriting Contest had their plays selected as winners.   Of the ten plays selected, four of them were written by Dover students!  Seniors April Shaffer, Brady Bennett, Bella Portelles, and junior Hannah Williams were the winners.  Their plays will be directed by professional directors and performed at The Strand.  Here is a link to the results:

Hannah Williams
 Brady Bennett

Congratulations DHS Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Students

The following students made the District 7 Jazz Band: Tyler Hess (drums), Sam Brown (bass), and Peter Behr (tenor sax)

The following students made the District 7 Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Bella Portelles, Brady Bennett, Bri Crudup, Marilyn Wolbert, Leon Zellers, and Colin Shreve

For the vocal jazz ensemble, only 12 students from all of District 7 are selected and half of those students are from DHS!

The following students also made the PMEA All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Brady Bennett, Bri Crudup, and Leon Zellers


National Signing Day

Wednesday, February 3 was National Signing Day for student-athletes signing to play collegiate sports.  The DASD held a picture ceremony the night of Tuesday, February 2 for the athletes below.

Maddison Miller signed NLI’s to play soccer at 
West Chester University

Front: Leo Miller (father), Maddison Miller, Jennifer Miller (mother).  Back: Assistant AD Dave App, AD Rich Leathery, Payton Miller (Sister), Coach Bret Altimore, Assistant Principal Bobbie Strausbaugh

Payton Miller signed NLI’s to play soccer at 
West Chester University

Front: Leo Miller (father), Payton Miller, Jennifer Miller (mother). Back: Assistant AD Dave App, AD Rich Leathery, Maddison Miller (sister), Coach Bret Altimore, Assistant Principal Bobbie Strausbaugh

Matt Farr signed an NLI to play football at 
Lock Haven University

Front: Richard Farr (father), Matt Farr, Lori Farr (mother). Back: AD Rich Leathery, Asst. AD Dave App, Nathan Farr (Brother), Coach Wayne Snelbaker, Coach Peter Bowen, Assistant Principal Bobbie Strausbaugh

Sarah Kistner signed an NLI to play Lacrosse at 
Findlay University (Ohio)

Front: Bob Kistner (father), Sarah Kistner, Tracey Kistner (mother). Back: Asst AD Dave App, AD Rich Leathery, Coaches Dan China and Greg Sisler, Assistant Principal Bobbie Strausbaugh

Koleman Hoffman is continuing his career at 
Arcadia University

Front: Jen Hoffman (mom), Koleman Hoffman, Brett Hoffman (father). Back:Asst AD Dave App, Coach Mike Darr, Chayce Hoffman (sister), AD Rich Leathery, Assistant Principal Bobbie Strausbaugh

Brooke Firestone will be attending
Messiah College for Girls Soccer

Front Row: Chad Firestone, Brooke Firestone, Kendra Firestone Back: Asst AD Dave App, AD Rich Leathery, Kylie Firestone, Coach Bret Altimore, Asst. Principal Bobbie Strausbaugh

Community School Building Tours

The Dover Area School District will be conducting school building tours on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The first tour is scheduled from 8:30 am– 11:30 am and a second tour is scheduled from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Please meet at the District’s administration building located at 101 Edgeway Road, behind Dover Elementary, to start the tour. Transportation between schools will be provided.

DASD Snow Makeup Days

The snow makeup days for the Dover Area School District will be February 12, March 24, and April 18.

Pictured above are Bella Portelles as Mary Poppins
and Brady Bennett as Bert

The Dover Area High School Presents:
Mary Poppins 

The high school will present Mary Poppins on March 4, 5 and 6.  Audiences can attend Friday or Saturday nights at 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 pm.  All seats are reserved.  Tickets can be purchased by emailing  Additionally tickets will be sold in the auditorium lobby on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 am to noon and in the cafeteria lobby from 9 am to noon on Saturday Feb. 27.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

Mary Poppins is the practically perfect nanny who helps us learn to take our medicine with a spoonful of sugar, find the silver lining in every situation, and realize that sometimes we should just use the winds of change to go fly a kite. Mary brings order to the Banks household, takes Jane and Michael out on magical adventures, and dispenses sage advice, such as, "anything can happen if you let it.".

Drawing inspiration from the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins first delighted Broadway audiences and now will delight our community as well. Mary Poppins is a show which is chock-full of familiar tunes. Audiences will recognize songs from the Disney film such as "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Feed the Birds," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "Let's Go Fly a Kite," and "Step in Time."

As an extra event, the cast will host a Breakfast With the Characters on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 to 11 am in the high school cafeteria. To buy tickets for the breakfast contact,  or buy them the morning of the breakfast.

CAPE Assessment Announcement

Dr. Mike McGough will be administering the CAPE test at LIU’s Central Office in New Oxford on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Please note that payment is being required with registration.  Waiting for payment has delayed returning test results in a timely manner. The CAPE assessment has been recognized by LEA’s within the region as an alternative assessment that can be used to document that any Title I-funded paraprofessional is “highly qualified” under the requirements of NCLB. All registrations should be returned to M. R. McGough, LLC, NOT LIU, at the address listed on the attached form.  If you have any questions, please email Dr. Mike McGough,

Facilities Planning

The Dover Area School District Administration presented a facilities PowerPoint outlining possible short term and long term considerations for district schools. Please click here for the PowerPoint reviewed on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

Clearance Information for All Employees, Volunteers, and Substitutes for the Dover Area School District

Please click on the appropriate link listed below to obtain the most updated background clearance guidelines

Employees Click Here        Volunteers Click Here      Substitutes Click Here

District Clearance Information

Qualified Substitutes Needed

The Dover Area School District is currently looking for qualified professional substitutes in grades K – 12 and in all subject areas.  Please visit the employment tab to apply.

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.