• Cocalico board takes step to make Naxolone available

    Cocalico will likely become the latest Lancaster County school district to stock the heroin antidote Naloxone. The school board took a preliminary vote at its Monday, Jan. 23, meeting in favor of a policy allowing the district...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Cocalico school taxes will respect state index

    The Cocalico School Board has agreed once again not to raise property taxes above the state-mandated index. At a meeting Monday, Dec. 19, the board voted unanimously to keep any increases below the 3.1 percent maximum increase...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • Getting Frosted: Cocalico senior, already a baker extraordinaire, teaching eighth graders

    Cocalico High School senior Julia Winters knows well the feeling of accomplishment that comes from a moist cupcake or just-sweet-enough frosting. The cheerleader and two-sport athlete has a budding baking business and regularly shares the joy of...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • No School Resource Officer in Cocalico

    School directors nix idea supported by Denver borough There won’t be a school resource officer walking the halls of Cocalico schools anytime soon. School board members have shown little interest in an offer from Denver Borough to...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Auditors: School district numbers make sense

    It counts! It’s another year and another clean audit report for the Cocalico School District. The school board Monday night formally accepted the audit from Trout, Ebersole and Groff, LLP. Accountant Carol Roland reported on her firm’s...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • Tina Stewart, mammography team leader, shows the new 3D mammogram machine in the Women's Center at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. Submitted by WellSpan ECH
    New technology here in fight against breast cancer

    When it comes to diagnosing breast cancer, a clear X-ray image can light the way to wellness. WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital this fall added new technology that gives doctors and patients an entire series of high-resolution digital...

    • Posted October 31, 2016
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  • A capital move: Cocalico School Board members elect to fix district buildings

      With its buildings in need of roofing repairs, redesigned interior spaces, and replacement playground equipment, Cocalico School District officials are preparing for several major projects during the 2017-18 school year. On Monday night, Oct. 17, the...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • Jada Soto bounces the ball to her classmate as a group of second graders play four square on a court recently added as part of a Peaceful Playground initiative. Photo by Kimberly Marselas
    Denver students find peace on playground

    First graders Jaylie Sheaffer and Hailey Brown bounded up and down agility ladders Monday afternoon, enjoying one of the new perks of their school’s Peaceful Playground. The ladders are one of more than a dozen playing courts,...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • Cocalico three-year plan on review through Oct. 17

    A detailed plan outlining Cocalico School District’s goals for the next three years is now officially out for review. Stephen Melnyck, assistant to the superintendent for secondary education, presented the 2017-2020 comprehensive plan to the school board...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Cocalico Middle School students head to their classrooms for the first day of the 2016-17 academic year as administrators greet their arrivals.
    Day One, a great one

    Cocalico students and teachers have high hopes for the 2016-17 school year Adamstown Elementary School Principal Denise Logue chatted with her kindergartners about backpacks and butterfly stickers as they boarded Bus 17 for a ride home Monday....

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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