From the Principal

3205 Carlisle Road
Dover, PA 17315

Direct Phone Line: 717.292.8072
or 717.292.3671, Extension 70111

Mrs. Davonna Rickard, Principal

The mission of the Weigelstown Elementary learning community is to create and develop an environment of academic excellence, personal responsibility and social competence at school, as well as in society.

Weigelstown Elementary Announcements

Happy 100th Day of School from Weigelstown Elementary

STUDENT DROP-OFF PROCEDURES – Please pay close attention to the drop-off areas in the parking lot.  We have a designated area for cars to drop-off students.  Cars enter and exit from Fox Run Road.  Students may only be dropped off when staff members are on duty.  Cars must stay out of the “buses only” area directly in front of the building during AM and PM bus runs.  Student drop off times are 8:30-8:45 AM.  If students arrive after 8:45, a parent must sign them in at the office.

PICKING UP CHILDREN AT SCHOOL – To guarantee the safety of each child, it becomes necessary to establish a strict procedure for picking up students during and after school hours.  During school hours all parents are required to report to the office where their child will be paged for them.  Please report to the office and wait for your child.  Dismissal time is 3:15.  Please stay in your car and follow the pick-up procedure (attached).  Cars will enter and exit from Fox Run Road.  Please remember that car rider notes must be renewed at the beginning of every school year. 

Thank you for your cooperation. 

2014 Car Rider Procedures.pdf
Kindergarten Orientation.pptx
Friday, February 27
Family Fun Night - Minute to Win It
Monday, March 2
Read Across America Week - "Green Day"
Wear something green to celebrate the Dr. Seuss books, The Lorax and Green Eggs and Ham

Tuesday, March 3
Crazy Socks Day to Celebrate Fox in Socks

Early Dismissal for Students - 1:15 PM
Wednesday, March 4
"Read a T-Shirt Day"
Since Dr. Seuss wanted to encourage reading ...wear your favorite T-shirt with writing on it.

District Announcements


News from the Transportation Team

In March the district will provide bus transportation to the High School and Intermediate School, for any students that presently are walkers and live east of Rt.74. Watch our website for details for a start date, bus stop locations and times. 

DASD DECA Students Finish Strong

The DASD DECA Chapter competed in its first state competition this week. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Aaron Thomas took fourth place in Entrepreneurship business plan, Taylor Shultz took second place in Public Speaking,  Sabrina Pinder took sixth in Modeling, and Hannah Leibernecht was a finalists in Chapter Banner Contest. 

North Salem Elementary is gearing up for Read Across America


North Salem is gearing up for read across America. They are getting ready for the weeklong celebration next week by hosting a book swap. Students can drop off unwanted books all this week. Next week they can come down and pick out new books from the all the books we collected. Read across America is all about promoting reading with our youth and we are so excited with all the students that are participating. Each morning they have had a line out the door with kids dropping books off.

Dover CTE Students meet with Representative Seth Grove


Members of Dover Area School District’s Career and Technical (CTE) program visited the state capitol today (2/25/15) to meet with Representative Seth Grove to thank him for supporting their CTE education in addition to discussing CTE education with him. In attendance were students Malik Allen, Sarah Myers, Nicole Fenn, Samantha Heilman, CC Leathery, and Kevin Heider with the director of Dover’s CTE program, Mr. Benton.

Weigelstown Elementary Collects and Donates 459lbs of Food

On February 23rd, Weigelstown Elementary’s 6th grade student council delivered 459lbs. of food to the Dover Food Bank. The school had collected the food during their "Souper Bowl" Food drive January 20-30.

Trajectory Magazine Features Dover’s GIS Program

Trajectory Magazine featured the Dover Area School District’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program in an article released on February 24, 2015. To read the article, click here.

2015-2016 School Year Calendar

At the school board meeting last evening, the 2015-2016 school year calendar was approved.

 iPad Minis are here!

As an initial step towards moving to a 1:1 environment in the Dover Area School District, Mrs. Janosky, Mrs. Nolan, Mr. Poorman, and Mrs. Wood’s classrooms at the intermediate school each received a classroom set of iPad minis. The pictures to the left are from the classrooms at the intermediate school. In addition to the four classrooms at the intermediate school, three classrooms at the high school have received classroom sets of iPad minis thus far.

Bridge Building at the High School


At the high school, Mr. 
Sporer's Lab Math class built bridges through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) grant funded by a First Energy.

Snow Make Up Days (03/13/15 and 04/02/15)

The Dover Area School District will be in session the following days due to closures related to weather:

  • Friday, March 13, 2015
  • Thursday, April 2, 2015

Grading Practices Parent Survey Results

The Dover Area School District took time to ask parents and guardians questions pertaining to grading practices. Click here for the results. The results will be used in future months to assist the District with adopting a standard grading policy. We appreciate your input.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at the Dover High School

This year Dover Area School District is proud to again host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at the Dover High School.  Parking will be in the main front parking lot west of the main entrance.  Follow the signs to the entrance door and for building navigation.

The VITA Program offers free tax help to households who made $53,000 or less in 2014

and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. VITA also provides free online

self-assisted tax preparation for households who made $59,000 or less in 2014.

Call 717.854.2244 on or after January 20 to schedule a tax preparation appointment.


The actors playing the family: Annie Kurz, Kayla Miller, Bella Portelles, Will Shearer and Lizzy Cook

This year’s high school musical is the classic FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.  Set in Czarist Russia in 1905, the story centers around Tevye, a humble but wise milkman (played by senior Will Shearer), and his no-nonsense wife Golde (played by senior Lizzy Cook).  They enlist a Matchmaker (Morgan Brown), as is the tradition, to find husbands for their 5 daughters. But each of the eldest 3  (Kayla Miller, Bella Portelles and Annie Kurz) finds a husband on her own: one a shy tailor (Sam Jordan), one a teacher with revolution on his mind (Eamonn Mailey)and one a Gentile (Michale Kozuch).  While Tevye can accept the first two, he cannot sanction the third.  He struggles as his world comes to an end—literally as well as figuratively—for he and the other Jews in the town are ejected from their homeland and must emigrate to America as the show ends. It is a universal story of family, tradition and change in our lives.

The show will be performed at the Dover High School on March 6, 7 & 8.  You don’t have to be a rich man to afford tickets.  Adult admission is $8.00, student and senior citizen admission is $6.00.  Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7 pm and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.  Tickets go on sale Feb. 1 and can be reserved online at or in person on Saturday, Feb. 21 and 28 from 10 am to noon in the auditorium lobby.  Tickets will also be sold from one to two pm on March 3, 4, and 5 at the high school.  All seats are reserved.

Mrs. Jacklyn Keagy directs the production with Mrs. Jamie Brandstadter as assistant director.  Musical Pit Director is Mr. George Bradshaw, Mr. Andrew Apgar is choral director and Mr. Dale Keagy is set designer.  There are over 80 high school and intermediate school students involved in this production as actors, musicians, and crew members.

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.