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

Tuesday, October 6
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.
Wednesday, October 7
7 PM Hawaii trip band parents meeting - Aud
Monday, October 12
Wednesday, October 14
7:45 AM PSAT's - Junior class
Friday, October 16
6 PM Homecoming Parade

Daily Announcements

High School Daily Announcements


High school students will participate in an assembly Friday afternoon. The purpose of the assembly is to deliver some important messages to our students. Grades 10 through 12 will participate in two messages, as indicated below. Grade 9 students will listen to one message and spend the rest of their time involved in LINK crew activities. LINK crew activities are a way to continue to assist our 9th grade students with their transition to the high school.

The schedule for the afternoon is as follows:


Grade 9

Grades 10, 11, 12

12:49 -1:31

Detective Baker and Texting/Sexting Message (Gym)

Healthy Relationships message by representative from the Y (Aud)

1:41 – 2:23

LINK (Classrooms)

Detective Baker and Texting/Sexting Message (Gym)

Parents: It is important for you to also be informed about these topics. If you would like to attend any of the sessions please call Mrs. Strausbaugh, assistant principal, and pre-register. 

We will also start to add links to this announcement for parents who would like additional information.

At DHS we are committed to providing important information to students beyond the content they learn in the classroom. We hope the students appreciate the value of these messages, and we hope the attached resources are helpful for parents.

Links to additional information:


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!


Order your yearbook today at

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
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.

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
School Pennants

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

Supporting Others

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.


District Announcements


Congratulations to Dover Senior Brooke Firestone

Congratulations to Dover senior soccer player, Brooke Firestone.  Brooke was the first player in program history to net her 100th career goal in a 4-0 victory over Kennard Dale on 9-30-15.  The Dover Area School District, community, teammates, and coaches are very proud of Brooke for this elite milestone!


Library Scavenger Hunt at Dover Elementary

Dover Elementary School’s 6th grade students had an opportunity to conduct a scavenger hunt using their iPads and Destiny. Check out the video they created... 


Electronic drum set created by Mr. Bahn's students

DASD’s Mr. Bahn, a few of the students that graduated last year, and the electronic drum set they crated are headed to the Maker Faire this weekend in New York City. Check out this great video and article on this endeavor:

Important Update for All Employees, Volunteers, and Substitutes
for the Dover Area School District

On July 1, 2015, the Pennsylvania Legislature again amended the Child Protective Services Law.  The most recent changes came to us through Act 15 of 2015, which focuses on criminal background checks and impacts everyone employed, substituting or volunteering in a school district.

Note: The Dover Area School District has extended the internal deadline date to October 15, 2015 for those employees hired prior to the year 2012 to complete and submit their required 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 employees obtain their new clearances, they should submit them to the attention of Mrs. Heather Thomas – Payroll Coordinator/HR Secretary at the district 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.

Qualified Substitutes Needed

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

School Bus and Van Drivers Wanted

For Dover Area School District
Training Provided
Contact E&B Transportation
(717) 292-9539  

Is anyone up for a little Fall Fun on Columbus Day?

Hands & Voices of PA and Guide By Your Side of PA are partnering for an all age outing for families on Columbus Day from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

If you plan to attend or want more information please email  More information will be posted on the Hands & Voices of PA Parent Group – a closed Facebook group for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing!

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.