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"

Daily Announcements

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


The Dover Athletic Department will be pre-selling tickets for Friday nights Dover/West York football game.  Tickets will be on sale in the High School Athletic Office on Wednesday and Thursday of this week from 9-12 and 1-4.  Ticket prices are 5 dollars for adults and 2 dollars for students. 


Also, West York began a large construction project so parking in both the HS and MS lots will be very limited.  There is no parking at all behind or next to the high school.  There will be spots available in front of the HS and 1/2 of the middle school parking lot.  The lot across the street at Wellspan Medical Center (Directly across the street from the MS) and Pathway Community Church (1731 W. Philadelphia St.) will be open for spectator parking. 

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.

Fall Play

The high school will present the historical drama TO SEE THE STARS for two performances on November 14 and 15 at 7 pm in the high school auditorium.  Although the characters in this play are fictional, they are closely based on real women and men from just after the turn of the last century. The play is based on the real uprising of 20,000 female shirtwaist factory workers in New York City, November 1909‐1910.   The show is very uplifting and inspirational.

Tickets for the play will be sold in the high school cafeteria during lunches the week of the show at the following times:  Monday through Thursday 11:30 am to 1 pm and Friday 10:45 am to 12:15 pm.    The public is welcome to enter through the high school office to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be on sale in the box office in the auditorium lobby from 5-6 pm on Monday Nov. 11 and Tuesday Nov. 12.  Patrons should enter from the auditorium doors.

Tickets may also be reserved through the site.  Fall play tickets are general admission; adults $6, students and seniors $5.  Tickets will also be available at the door 45 minutes before each show, Nov. 14 and 15.

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.

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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

Daily Announcements

Dover Band Show

You are invited to come and enjoy the Dover Band Show tomorrow evening from 6:00-8:00 at the stadium. Our own Dover Marching band, along with other non-competitive marching bands from neighboring districts, will perform their 2014 field shows for your enjoyment. The evening culminates with all of the bands playing a rendition of "America the Beautiful". Dover's elite choral group, "Renaissance", will also be performing the National Anthem. Please come out to support our Marching Band Students. You will enjoy the evening!

Grading Practices Survey for Parents/Guardians

The District Education Committee is requesting that all parents/guardians complete the following survey concerning grading practices.  We are seeking your input to ensure that your voice is part of our discussion when making decisions that affect you and your family.  Please complete the short survey by November 24, 2014.

First Annual Dover Area School District Veteran’s Day Program

On, November 11, 2014, students and staff of Dover Area School District will honor veterans, past and present, during the school’s first annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony and Reception in the high school’s gymnasium.  The ceremony will include guest speakers, special student presentations, and patriotic music presented by the school’s band and choir.  Following the ceremony, there will be a luncheon reception where students from all grade levels will share artwork, video essays, and poems thanking and honoring the veteran’s for their selfless service to our country.  All veterans and active service members and their families are welcome to attend.  If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact Melody Reed or Teri Dine-Edwards at the Dover Area High School – 717-292-8066.

Torn, Tatter Flags Now Accepted

Dover Area High School will be holding a Flag Retirement and Disposal Ceremony this Veteran’s Day.  In accordance with the U.S. Flag Code, we will be accepting flags that are torn and/or tattered to be disposed of or retired in a respectful manner.  Additionally, we will proudly accept local government, municipal, and state flags.  If you have a flag you would like to have us dispose of or retire in a respectful manner, please contact Melody Reed or Teri Dine-Edwards at the High School – 717-292-8066.

Talon Times Fall 2014 Edition

The fall edition of the Talon Times is now available for download. Please click here to get the latest copy.

Dover Area School Board of Directors
2014-2015 Planning and Regular Monthly Meetings

The Dover Area School Board of Directors will conduct Planning and Regular monthly meetings in the District Administration Offices located at 101 Edgeway Road, Dover, PA 17315. Planning meetings begin at 6:00 PM while regular board meetings begin at 7:00 PM in the boardroom. Click Read More below for a schedule and details...


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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. 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 25
6 PM Dover Band Show
Thursday, October 30
7:30 PM Band @ Hanover Parade
Wednesday, November 5
6 PM Powder Puff Football game
Fri, Nov 14 - Sat, Nov 15
7 PM Fall Play
Friday, November 14
2 Hr. Student Early Dismissal
End 1st Trimester
End 2nd Marking Period