We welcome you to Derry Area School District located in eastern Westmoreland County, 35 miles east of Pittsburgh, between U.S. Route 22 and U.S. Route 30, in the heart of the beautiful Laurel Highlands. 

The school district is approximately 109 square miles in area and is composed of three municipalities, Derry Township, Derry Borough and the Borough of New Alexandria. 

Proud of our heritage and rich in tradition, our goal is to provide students with the educational background necessary to reach their greatest potential. Our superior staff, with dedication to work for the total development of the students, is our greatest asset. 

Efforts to achieve our goal have been enriched through the excellent cooperation and support of the community and the parents of our students. 

Your participation in the future of our district is most appreciated!


  • Quick Look Ahead - Dates to Remember          
    (for details regarding events listed below, please select CALENDAR under Site Shortcuts to the LEFT ⇐  ⇐  )   
    May 05  7th/8th Chorus/Ensemble Spring Concert
    May 06  One Room School Multi Level Class 
    May 07  Regular Board of Ed. mtg. 
    May 07  KinderCamp & a Pizza Party! 
    May 08  DAHS Prom
    May 08  Teacher In-Service/No School for Students
    May  9  Algebra I Contest Finals
    May 10  Mother's Day 
    May 11  Principal's Mtg. 
    May 12  6th gr. Band & Chorus Concert 
    May 13  Grandview Bands Spring Concert 
    May 13  DAHS Awards Night
    May 14  HS Spring Band Concert
    May 15  Relay for Life Staff Denim Day fundraiser
    May 15  DASD Foundation "100 Club" Banquet 
    May 16  DA Trojan Walkers Relay for Life Golf Outing 
    May 19  PreSchool Story Time for 3-4 yr. olds 
    May 19  7th & 8th gr. Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensem. Spring Concert
    May 20  5th gr. Chorus Spring Assembly 
    May 21  Agenda Prep/Special Board mtg.
    May 21  Friends of Caldwell Memorial Library mtg. 
    May 25  MEMORIAL DAY No School/Offices Closed
    May 29  Amphtitheater Student Concert, DA Veteran's Memorial Dedication 
    May 27  DAMS Magazine Campaign Reward Trip
    May 28  8th gr. Field Trip 
    Jun. 02  Last day for Seniors
    Jun. 03  Baccalaureate Service 
    Jun. 04  Regular Board of Ed. mtg. 
    Jun. 05  Last Day of Instruction/Student Early Dismissal
    Jun. 05  Commencement Service graduation cap
    Jun. 08  Teacher In-Service Day
    Jun. 12  Amphitheater Summer Concert 
    Jun. 16  Idlewild tickets on sale to the public
    Jun. 17  Derry Area School & Community Picnic 
    Jun. 17  School Offices Closed 
    Jun. 26  Amphitheater Summer Concert 
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    KinderCamp & Pizza Party
    Early Learning GPS  
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    2015-2016 Preschool & PreKindergarten Enrollment Open Now
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    BTELC Programs & Pricing  

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    Ag in the Classroom

    Grandview Elementary Kindergarten through Third Grade Students were treated to “Ag in the Classroom” by the Derry Area High School Agriculture Students.  The students saw sheep shearing and small animals such as ferrets, rabbits, chickens and guinea pigs.  They made butter at another station and learned products of corn, wheat and soy at another.  Pictured at the Sheep Shearing Station are (front) Kindergarten Students along with FFA members.

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  • Derry Area School District Foundation '100 Club' 
    100 Club
    Have you joined us yet?
    Click here to join:> > > > 100 CLUB
    Questions? Contact us at 724-694-1400 or email:  bkbitz@derryasd.k12.pa.us
    100 Club Banquet  

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     WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015 
    2015 Funday Pass 
    Tickets will be on sale Tuesday, June 16th** (The day before the picnic) 
    Location:  Boardroom of the Administration Building
    TIME:  1:00 - 6:00 PM.
    **This is the ONLY day park tickets will be sold in the district.**
    Cost $20.00 each.  CASH ONLY.  
    This 2015 Funday pass is good: in addition to the school picnic day, June 17th, ticket is good any operating WEEKDAY through Thursday, July 2, 2015. Ticket also good September 5-6-7-12-13-19-20 without a surcharge.  A surcharge of $12.00 must be paid if ticket is used weekdays after July 2nd or if used on a Saturday or Sunday after June 7, 2015. Ticket void after September 20, 2015.  

    IDLEWILD School Picnic

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  • TTT is a FREE in home literacy program provided by the Derry Area School district that will help prepare your child for Kindergarten.  Give your child the benefit of a strong educational foundation.  For more information about TEACHING TINY TROJANS, please contact Barbie Jones at 724-694-1377.
     Teaching Tiny Trojans
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    AR BookFinder

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    2015 Summer Concert Series
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    REUNION INFO. can be found under Foundation channel on our homepage.  Click on Alumni and then select the class you are looking for.  As a courtesy, Reunion Information is posted and/or  updated as often as reunion committees and/or your class officers provide it to DASD.

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  •  PAL Program
    Click here to download the > > PAL Registration Form

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  • GOLD PASSESGold Pass  Free Gold Card Pass to Derry Area taxpayers who are 65 years of age or older or who are retired and 62 years of age.  Gold Card holders receive free admission to school-sponsored activities such as home athletic events and plays.  (Please note:  play-off games, tournaments, and musicals are NOT included.)  Gold Card passes are good year after year.

    Gold Card Passes are available from the Superintendent's Office on the second floor of the Administration Building.  Further information can be obtained by calling the school district at 724-694-1400.

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  • K.I.N.D. Resource Directory K.I.N.D. logo april 2012
    Information & referral services for students & families of Derry Area. If you need assistance with such topics as alcohol abuse treatment, bill paying, computer education, energy assistance and many other topics, click the link below to open the directory to find information on who to contact.
    This directory brought to you by K.I.N.D., Kids In Need In Derry, and compiled as a senior project by John Lukon.
    K.I.N.D. Questions? Contact: Mr. David McCleary, Co-Coordinator, 724-694-2780, dmccleary@derryasd.k12.pa.us
    KIND Resource Directory (pdf) Adobe Reader

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  • Derry Area School District
    Open Records Officer:
    Barbara Visconti, bvisconti@derryasd.k12.pa.us

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  •    Clearance Information for DASD Employees & Volunteers
    Clearance Information

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  • Welcome to Derry Area School District's Teacher Evaluation Portal!

    PA-ETEP is Pennsylvania’s electronic teacher evaluation portal for educators.  PA-ETEP is designed to facilitate the PA Department of Education’s new teacher evaluation process.   This web-based tool guides and supports all steps of the Pennsylvania Teacher Effectiveness model from Pre-Observation to Final Walk-through. 

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  • Staff:    please sign-in on the website in order to view Professional Staff Information.
    Guests: please consider registering on our website.
    Click on the "Register" button at the top right of the page.
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  •    Attention Secondary Students & Parents:
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    Policy 237 governing the usage of Electronic Devices by students in the school is now in full effect.  All students in grades 6-12 should take the time to review DASD Board policy #237 found here: PUPILS - ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    In addition, students in grades 6-12 and their parents/guardians should read the BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE Agreement, read, sign and return one copy to your child's school office.
    Any questions or concerns regarding the policy should first be directed to your Principal. 

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  • ACCEPTABLE USE POLICIES (AUP): All students and staff must have a signed Acceptable Use Policy on file to use the Internet, and for staff to obtain an email account.
    All documents will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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