We are excited to announce that Herd 100, the annual Freshman Orientation Program, is set for Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31, 2024!

  • Registration for Herd100 - 2023 is open from May 15 - July 13, 2024
  • Registration can be completed through the “Forms” section of your rising 9th grader’s PowerSchool.
  • Cash and Check payments (made out to CASD) should be brought to the Swartz main office, or mailed to “Herd 100 – Swartz, 540 W North St, Carlisle PA 17013”
  • Venmo Payments can be sent to @CarlisleSD with a comment of “Herd100”

The program is designed to enhance leadership skills, improve problem-solving capabilities, and increase cooperation with peers when assigned to a group initiative. HERD 100 is a program that aids in the transition from middle school to high school. Please keep in mind that students will need to have transportation to and from the Swartz Building on both days.

Lunch will be provided for Day One and a bag lunch will be needed for Day Two.  Students should bring a marked water bottle full of their favorite sports drink/water for both days.  Please make the necessary arrangements to have your child dropped off at the Swartz Building clock tower entrance no later than 8:30 am on Day 1 (7/30/24).  Your student will need to be picked up at 3:00 pm.  Students should be dropped off no later than 7:20 am on 7/31/24.  We will then board buses to the Diakon Wilderness Camp.  The buses will return to the Swartz Building by 4:00 pm. Students should dress as they would for P.E. class and in accordance with the school district’s dress code. Sneakers and athletic wear is required. Jeans, skirts, or sandals are not permitted.

A twenty ($20) dollar registration fee will help offset the costs for the HERD 100 program. Your child will be furnished with a HERD 100 T-shirt, lunch, and two full days of leadership training and challenges.

A scholarship fund is available for those families in need of financial assistance. If you are unable to pay the registration fee, please contact 9th grade Principal, Joe Dunn, at [email protected].

Students will be engaged in activities that will be facilitated by their soon-to-be-ninth-grade teachers and counselors.

In Summation:

WHO: your rising 9th grade student! 

WHAT: participate in the "HERD 100" Program

WHEN: July 30 and 31 (Swartz Day 1, 8 am -3 pm; Diakon Day 2, 7:30 am - 4 pm)

WHERE: CHS Swartz Building and the Diakon Wilderness Center

WHY: To increase leadership skills, problem solving capabilities, and cooperative learning skills; To assist in the transitioning process at Carlisle High School

HOW: High School & Middle School Staff, Upperclassman Leaders