HERD100

We are excited to announce that Herd 100, the annual Freshman Orientation Program, is set for Tuesday, August 2nd and Wednesday, August 3rd!!

Update 6/7/22: New option to pay in addition to cash or check (see details at bottom of this page) ->   Venmo to @CarlisleSD.  Include a description 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. The program will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd and Wednesday, August 3rd. Please keep in mind that students will need to have transportation to and from the Swartz Building on both days.

The Herd100 program will be implementing and enforcing current school district, state, and federal guidelines in regards to COVID-19.

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 (8/2/22).  Your student will need to be picked up at 3:00 pm.  Students should be dropped off no later than 7:20 am on 8/3/22.  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 facilitiated 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: August 2nd & 3rd (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

OPTIONS to PAY: 
1. 
Cash to the Swartz office 
2. Venmo to @CarlisleSD.  Include a description of Herd100
3. Mail to: 
Carlisle Area School District
c/o Swartz - Herd 100
540 W. North Street
Carlisle, PA 17013

Make checks/money orders payable to: Carlisle Area School District