• Buses, operators score well in Cocalico

    During a meeting filled with back-to-school actions, the Cocalico School Board Monday night, Aug. 15, approved new bus routes and contracts to provide transportation to several private schools. The district will have 25 bus routes during the...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Recent graduate Rebecca Voler, left, watches as classmate Kayla Logar cuts puff pastries withCindy Diehl, right. Diehl is the mother of music teacher Kristen Diehl, who led a book clubdiscussion of the cooking memoir “Julie & Julia.
    Hungry for good books

    Summer of reading tasty task for Cocalico students About 165 Cocalico High School students are battling the summertime reading slump by participating in free school-sponsored book clubs. The district launched the clubs — in which small groups...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Special education contracts get Cocalico board OKs

    The Cocalico School District approved eight contracts Monday for providers of special education and mental health services. The agreements covering evaluations and therapy reflect an ongoing shift toward providing support services within the district or closer to...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Cello Fury a musical inspiration for kids

    To cellist Nicole Myers, music is a tool that helps teach discipline and transform brains. The thought that some elementary school students no longer get the opportunity to pick up an instrument or find inspiration in live...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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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.
    Cocalico School Board rolls with leadership shifts

    Incoming Cocalico School District Superintendent Dr. Ella Musser took the reins of her first school board meeting Monday, filling in for a vacationing Superintendent Dr. Bruce Sensenig. Musser officially begins her new job on July 1. Much...

    • Posted June 27, 2016
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  • Tim Sensenig Photo courtesy Melissa Engle Photography.
    Cocalico grad named Fulbright Scholar

    Cocalico graduate Timothy Sensenig spent the last few months teaching English at his alma mater, but this fall, he’ll return to Germany and the language he fell in love with as a child. Sensenig, 23, has been...

    • Posted June 6, 2016
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  • Never too soon: A year ahead of time, Cocalico board OKs teacher contract

    The Cocalico School District has agreed to a new contract with its teachers, more than a year early. The school board approved a two-year extension of its current agreement at a meeting Monday night, increasing pay by...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Sherri Stull (center) portrayed Frances Devereux Polk, wife of Confederate Lt. General Leonidas Polk, portrayed by her real life husband, Gregory Stull. An Abraham Lincoln (left) also attended the Victorian ball, though Stull is careful to note their paths actually would not have crossed.
    Re-enacting the past to help education’s future in Cocalico

    Parts of Cocalico High School will be transformed into a Civil War encampment next weekend, with re-enactors and interpreters sharing stories straight out of history — and maybe even a bowl of Confederate bean soup. The Civil...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • No property tax hike in proposed Cocalico School District budget

      Homeowners would see their tax bills remain flat under a $57.9-million budget Cocalico School District officials presented to the school board at the Monday, April 18 board meeting. The proposed 2016-17 spending plan adds two teaching...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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  • In country:  Cocalico students learn what it takes to handle a nation’s affairs

    Given 8,000 square miles of mostly hot, dry land, an overpopulation problem, and a thousand-year-long conflict with a neighboring nation, what kind of government would you build? More than 40 civics and government studies students at Cocalico...

    • Posted April 6, 2016
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