• Second grader Trevor Michaels shows board members Desiree Wagner (left) and Kevin Eshleman and Superintendent Ella Musser how he programs music using Osmo and the Coding Jam app. Photo by Kim Marselas
    High-tech toy teaches students how to code

    Cocalico school board members spent the first few minutes of their April meeting playing with a high-tech toy. On April 16, Reamstown Elementary School principal Beth Haldeman and second-grade teacher Jennifer Schwambach presented the board with a...

    • Posted April 18, 2018
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  • CHS assembly will address active shooter situations

    Cocalico High School will hold an assembly next month to help better prepare students in the case of an active shooter or other emergency. Nathan Van Deusen, the district’ assistant to the superintendent for elementary education, explained...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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  • High school assistant principal, Anthony DiMatteo, was promoted to middle school principal on Jan. 22. Photo by Kimberly Marselas
    DiMatteo promoted to middle school principal

    Cocalico School District on Jan. 22 promoted high school assistant principal Anthony DiMatteo to the top post at Cocalico Middle School. DiMatteo officially started as middle school principal on Tuesday. He replaces Bradley Testa, whose sudden departure...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • 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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