• New member appointed to Cocalico School Board

    The Cocalico School District appointed a new member to its ranks on Monday, naming a theater pro and current Cocalico parent to a two-year term. Brett Buckwalter, 55, of Reinholds, will fill the vacant seat beginning Jan....

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • School district will not seek tax cap exceptions

    Cocalico School District will not seek any exceptions to the state’s predetermined tax cap for 2018-19, school board members decided at a meeting Monday night. By passing an “opt-out” resolution, the district agreed to cap any increase...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Raising the bar…

    New Denver Elementary playground, high school library upgrades highlight first day of school Just before noon Monday, third grader Sunny Young charged the new playground behind Denver Elementary School, first zipping down the roller-bar slide then hanging...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Corey Bean, National Merit Finalist, visits his alma mater. Photo by Kimberly Marsellas
    Recent CHS graduate, National Merit finalist, to attend Messiah College

    During his freshman and senior years at Cocalico High School, Corey Bean dabbled in electronics, harnessing power and learning how it can change the way our world sounds. A guitarist and member of his church youth band,...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • Improvements underway in Cocalico school buildings

    Summertime means construction time for schools, and the Cocalico School District is no exception to the rule this year. Work is ongoing at the administration building, where crews are painting walls and installing new carpeting this week....

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • Third graders Lindsey Menet (left) and Madison Elliott consulted their iPad to figure out what command they need to add to their program. Photos by Kimberly Marselas
    Code: Learn — Innovative camp links primary programming skills and summer fun

    Blue lines zig zag across the floor of Adamstown Elementary School’s cafeteria on a recent Wednesday morning, test strips for 10 bright blue robots and their human partners. Twenty students in third through fifth grade have gathered...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • Sixth graders Ainsley Voshell (left) and Julia Miller cook and serve pancakes for veterans and classmates.
    CMS students fete local veterans at special breakfast

    More than 60 veterans — including two members of the Greatest Generation — joined a younger generation for a thank you breakfast at Cocalico Middle School last week. Students in sixth through eighth grades organized, hosted, and...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Incoming Superintendent Dr. Ella Musser with Cocalico School Board President Allen Dissinger at the June 20 meeting of the board. Photo by Kimberly Marselas.
    Limited tax hike, new hires in planned budget

    A preliminary Cocalico School District budget adopted Monday night adds three new special education positions and a new pre-kindergarten class, while limiting a property tax increase to 1.5 percent. The board voted 9-0 Monday night in favor...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • Cocalico computer order a money saver for district

    Cocalico School District has pre-ordered 500 student laptops early, a move that will complete the district’s 1:1 computer initiative and save the district $65,000 over next year’s costs. The purchase, approved by the school board April 24,...

    • Posted May 3, 2017
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  • Warwick Middle School seventh grader Talon Ludwig, center, argues on behalf of his favorite speech during an oratory event at Cocalico Middle School. Photos by Kimberly Marselas
    Speech, Speech!

    The spoken word’s the thing at countywide oratory contest Twenty-five students gathered onstage at Cocalico Middle School Wednesday and prepared for stints as public speakers by posing as birthday cakes and elephants. The game — in which...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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