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"

Monday, May 25
Wednesday, May 27
5:30 PM Powder Puff Mix up
7 PM Readings '15
Thursday, May 28
6:30 PM Jazz Night
Friday, May 29
Class 2015 Sr class trip - Kings Dominion
St Council trip - Hersheypark

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

STEM at Leib Elementary

During the recent STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) event at Leib Elementary, students had an opportunity to participate in activities dealing with buoyancy using boats carrying fifty pennies, building bridges out of noodles to carry x amount of weight, and a mechanisms lesson with Legos working with Bricks for Kidz. Click below to see more images and videos.


Harrisburg Area Community College Summer Camps

HACC is offering summer camps for students ages 12-17. For more information on these exciting opportunities, please click here.

School Bus and Van Drivers Wanted

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

Summer Meals Locator

Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:
  • Call 211 
  • Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
  • Text  “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months 
  • Visit the website: (note, this replaces the website)
  • Use the site locator for smartphones -
For additional information about the Summer Food Service Program please contact Mary Ringenberg at or 717.783.6501.

Intermediate School Envirothon Team Cleans Up Course

The Intermediate School Envirothon Team cleaned up trash for Earth Day. Trash was removed from the creek and surrounding area on the cross country course between NSE and the IS.

Dover Sports Day

The Dover Area High School Varsity Club is sponsoring Dover Sports Day for children in grades K-8.  The event will give the kids exposure to all sports available at the high school level.  Participants will meet high school athletes and play games!  Lunch will be provided. Most importantly, it’s FREE! The event will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10am. – 2pm at the high school stadium. For a registration form, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Smith at

Talon Times: Spring 2015 Edition Released

The Talon Times 2015 Spring Edition has been released. Click here to read more!

DASD Human Resources Department Launches New Application System

The Human Resources Department will officially “kick off”/implement a new “electronic” application system beginning Monday, May 11, 2015. All prospective candidates will begin applying online for all job openings at the Dover Area School District. This include all Administrative, Professional, Support job openings as well as substitute positions. No paper applications will be accepted after Friday, May 8, 2015. The DASD website has been modified to allow prospective candidates to click on a new “Employment Tab” at the top on our home page which will automatically navigate them directly to the Applitrack applicant web link.

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.

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.