• 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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  • Officials say it’s time for new textbooks at Cocalico

    Cocalico School District will likely spend about $155,000 next year replacing and adding new textbooks. District officials presented their plans to adopt a new textbook series for elementary social studies, geometry and pre-calculus at a school board...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Denver café owner penultimate winner?

    Cocalico Iron Chef competition could end Chef Courtney Rittenour eked out her second consecutive win as the Cocalico Iron Chef on Sunday, but her stuffed “Puttin’ on the Ritz” chicken may be her final entry in the...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • A tasty dozen-year history

    Sunday’s announcement that the Cocalico Education Foundation might be ending the Cocalico Iron Chef brought extra drama to the annual cooking competition. Since 2005, chefs have competed furiously for the local cooking title, much to the delight...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • East Cocalico, CSD mull UGI tax break

    Local officials are weighing a 10-year tax break for UGI, which is facing several obstacles in its quest to build a new, corporate headquarters on a 32-acre parcel adjacent to Col. Howard Boulevard and Route 222. At...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • The Cocalico High School library looks a bit bleak as it is under going upgrades. Photo by Kimberly Marselas
    Empty space to smarter place

    Where once dozens of desktop computers greeted students inside Cocalico High School’s library, two rooms now stand nearly empty, tables holding nothing more than laptop charging stations and a tumble of cords. Instead of loss, the school...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Cocalico school board member Douglas Graybill holds a portrait given to him by Cocalico Middle School staff. Middle school students drew portraits of each member. Photo by Kimberly Marselas
    Strictly business: Cocalico looks to merge student, real life experiences

    Cocalico High School will offer three new classes and an honors internship opportunity next school year. Principal Chris Irvine shared the news at a school board meeting Monday, Feb. 27. The new classes-Advanced Placement computer science A,...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Carrie Rupp, Reamstown Elementary School guidance counselor, works with kindergartners to improve their interpersonal one-on-one communication in a technology-heavy world. Photo courtesy Carrie Rupp
    Early intervention boosts Reamstown kindergartners’ social skills

    Concerned that its youngest students need extra help with social skills, Reamstown Elementary School officials have instituted a behavioral support program that encourages kindergartners to connect with the world around them. Guidance Counselor Carrie Rupp noticed her...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Recovery coach Jack Pacewicz shares his struggles with addiction and his optimism about the battle against heroin at a community meeting in Denver. Photo by Kimberly Marselas
    A Good Guy Speaks Up

    Heroin addiction does not discriminate, community learns Gavin Maser grew up with loving parents who provided everything he needed — maybe more he says — and still he started smoking pot and stealing cars in middle school....

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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