• The spoken word…Cocalico Oratory Invitational highlights students’ literary passions

      When J.T. Hoopes began practicing for an oratory invitational this fall, he imagined delivering a speech made famous by John F. Kennedy. Instead, the Paradise Elementary School fifth grader stood in front of about 200 parents...

    • Posted March 30, 2016
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  • Cocalico board approves Testa, Logue as new principals

    Cocalico School District will have two new principals next school year, following the promotion of several current administrators to central office positions. Bradley Testa will serve as principal of Cocalico Middle School, where he has been assistant...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • STEM program blossoming at Cocalico

      For students who want to compete in the always-changing fields of science, technology and engineering and math, it pays to have more than book smarts. A committee of Cocalico teachers and administrators hopes to expand the...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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  • Tasty treats a lesson in fun:  Iron Chef competition raises $19,000-plus for Cocalico Education Foundation

      A newcomer eked out a win and helped the Cocalico Education Foundation raise more than $19,000 during the 10th annual Iron Chef Cocalico competition. Held Sunday, the contest pitted Chef Courtney Rittenour of Denver’s Courtyard Cafe...

    • Posted March 9, 2016
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  • A CHS senior earns rare National Merit finalist berth

      Cocalico High School senior Kayla Logar has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist, putting her in the running for one of 7,400 scholarships to be awarded this spring. The Denver resident is just the district’s...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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  • Two Cocalico School District veteran employees are named to new high-level posts

      The Cocalico School Board Monday named two long-time administrators to new central office positions. Stephen Melnyk II, currently principal at Cocalico Middle School, will assume the role of assistant to the superintendent for secondary education effective...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • No pie in the sky: CMS students don’t dodge childhood cancer cure fundraising efforts

      When Cocalico Middle School students gather to dance, play dodgeball, and throw pie in their teachers’ faces later this month, they’ll likely raise more money for Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital than many larger high schools....

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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    Cost-savings steps taken by Cocalico School Board

    The Cocalico School Board last week approved several cost-saving measures and a bond refund that could reduce expenses in a lean year. The board voted 8-0 on Jan. 25 to refund a series of 2011 bonds if...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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  • Cocalico names Musser superintendent

    Assistant to Sensenig succeeds him July 1 The Cocalico School Board has promoted long-time employee Ella H. Musser to serve as the district’s next superintendent. Superintendent Dr. Bruce Sensenig announced in December that he planned to retire...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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  • Cocalico School District toes tax line

      Members of the Cocalico School Board have voted to stay within the state’s pre-determined tax index for 2016-17. That means residents won’t see their property taxes increase more than 2.9 percent. Districts can ask for exceptions...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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