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. Jared Wastler
Mrs. Bobbie Strausbaugh
Assistant Principal
Mr. Chuck Benton
Director of CTE
Mr. Matthew Fried
Dean of Students
Thursday, May 5
6 PM FFA Banquet - cafe
Saturday, May 14
7 PM Spring Choral Concert
Wednesday, May 18
Academic Awards Banquet
Thursday, May 19
6:30 PM Jazz Night
Saturday, May 21
6 PM Prom @ Roundtop Mountain Resort

Daily Announcements

High School Daily Announcements


What is STAR?

The S.T.A.R. Club Program (Students Taking Active Roles) formalizes a partnership with local high schools providing students leadership, citizenship, and character development.   S.T.A.R. leverages the expertise and resources of local US Army Soldiers to help students develop skills that will enable and encourage them to take active roles in their own life, within their families, their school and community, with the ultimate goal of graduating high school and creating enriching postsecondary options. Modeled after JROTC, S.T.A.R. Club participation promotes life skills, leadership and responsible citizenship.

DHS started it's S.T.A.R. club in January and has maintained a consistent membership of approximately 20 students. The first task the members are training for is the the formation of an Honor Guard to post the colors at our June 4th graduation ceremony.

A special thanks to SFC James G. Shulz, Army Recruiter, for sponsoring our S.T.A.R. club. Also, a special thanks to Mr. Mark Miller, guidance counselor and Officer Mark Allen, school resource officer (NYCRPD) for serving as faculty advisors for S.T.A.R. 

Junior & Senior Prom

This year's junior & senior prom, Small Town Dreams, will be held on May 21st 2016 at Roundtop Mountain Resort from 6pm-10pm.  Tickets will be on sale from Monday, April 25th to Friday, May 6th during all lunch shifts in the cafeteria lobby. Tickets are $45.00 per person ($90.00 per couple) with checks made payable to "Dover Class of 2017".  At the time of purchase, you will be asked to select your seats and select your meal.  Meal choices are as follows:

1) Traditional Stuffed Chicken

2) Hickory Smoked Ham

3) Vegetarian Pasta with Alfredo sauce

All students purchasing tickets will be asked to sign the prom rules and guidelines form.  Dues must be current in order to purchase tickets.  No student will be permitted to reserve seats for prom without payment!

DAHS to Host 8th Grade Transition Activities

Dover Area High School will host a Transition Night for parents of 8th Grade students who will be moving to 9th Grade for the 2016-2017 school year. Transition Night will be held from 6:00PM - 7:30PM on Thursday, May 26th in the High School Auditorium. The program will consist of an overview of the high school as well as breakout sessions focused on athletics, parent involvement, and high school resources. The complete program will be posted once finalized. For more information, please contact the Main Office of the High School at (717) 292-8066.

In addition to the Transition Night event, rising 8th graders will visit the High School on the morning of May 26th for a series of transition activities, including an overview of the school, extracurricular opportunities, a tour, and a student panel.


We apologize for the error that was printed on the Marking Period 3 report cards. 

The correct dates are as follows:

June 2nd and June 3rd - Half Days
June 4th - Graduation

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Follow us on Twitter - @dasdhighschool -  #DoverProud


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!

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!


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

Order your yearbook today at www.balfour.com

Link to order yearbooks!

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

Lost son inspires Mother's Day fun

Patrick Dolan’s family is keeping his memory alive by helping special needs students from Dover Area High School create Mother's Day gifts and develop life skills. Read more from this article from the York Daily Record.

Dover Area Board of Directors Approve a Tentative 2016-2017 Budget

April 21, 2016 – Dover Area School District’s Board of School Directors approved a tentative 2016-2017 budget on Thursday, which continues to place an emphasis on the educational needs of the community.

The $58,699,842 budget holds the line on real estate taxes for the second year, maintaining Dover’s 2015-2016 millage rate of 21.934, while eliminating the unpopular per capita tax.  The proposed budget includes an assumption of no increased state funding and the use of $1,442,096 of the approximately $3.8M of committed fund balance for employer retirement contributions.

The proposed 2016-2017 budget redirects resources to educational programming through the following cost neutral initiatives:  expanding the one-to-one initiative in grades 4-12; implementing a new reading program K-5 (Journeys); expanding the District’s current reading series to 6th grade (Collections); adding supplemental materials to our current Social Studies curriculum K-6; expanding in-house responsibility for alternative education; launching of a new Student Information System (Skyward); and responding to the ever-changing needs of the District’s special education populations.

The proposed budget is subject to change and the Board of School Directors will vote on the 2016-2017 final budget on May 24, 2016.

Copies of the proposed budget are available for inspection at the District’s Administration offices and the District’s website:

UPDATE:  Unfortunately, we have to cancel the DIS 2nd Annual My School Color Run on May 14th due to a lack of interested participants.  If you registered already, we will be in touch with you.  Anyone with questions or concerns should contact Mrs. Tice at the Intermediate School (717. 292.8067 or atice@doversd.org).

Being Dover Proud does not stop when summer starts!
We are proud eagles all year long!

The Dover DECA Chapter at the high school is having a district wide apparel sale. Students should have received order forms from their individual schools with the design and order details. Orders are due back on May 6th with anticipated delivery of items by the end of May. High school students are to return forms to Mrs. Loni Kress in room 182. All other buildings, please return to the school's office to be forwarded to Mrs. Kress. If you have any questions, please email us at LKress@doversd.org. Thank you so much for your continued support with our students endeavors. 

CAPE Assessment Announcement

Dr. Mike McGough will be administering the CAPE test at LIU’s Central Office in New Oxford on Tuesday, June 14, 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, drmike3@comcast.net

Registration Form

School Bus and Van Drivers Wanted

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

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.