• What a CREW! New friends, improved behavior, team building results of middle school program

      Knowing that the middle school years are a jumble of academic and social challenges, officials at Cocalico Middle School launched a program three years ago to provide students with extra guidance and maybe a few new...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • Sensenig Announces Retirement

    Cocalico School District Superintendent Bruce Sensenig publicly announced Monday night that he will retire at the end of June. Sensenig has spent his entire 41-year career with the district and is the county’s second-longest serving superintendent. In...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
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  • Baby book: CHS teacher’s first tome tackles first born son

      Four-year-old Gavin Leffler can barely write, but he knows how to handle an autograph request. The inspiration for his father’s first book, “The Boy’s World: His Trials Our Tribulations,” Gavin has signed 60 to 70 copies...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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  • A (partial) changing of the guard for Cocalico Area School Board

      Three new members were sworn in Monday, Dec. 7, to serve four-year terms on the Cocalico Area School Board. Juanita Fox, 39, and Randall Renninger, 51, both of East Cocalico Township, and Desiree Wagner, 47, of...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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  • Financial literacy reader quiz

    Financial literacy teacher Lyndon Engle created this quick quiz on topics his Cocalico High students cover in their 45-day class. Test your own knowledge. What percent do you need as a down payment on a house to...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • Pay days: Cocalico High students learn managing money not child’s play

      Wrapped across the back wall of Lyndon Engle’s classroom at Cocalico High School, a series of superhero posters warn about the lurking dangers of credit card debt, student loan borrowing, and predatory pay day loans. For...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • Cocalico School District gets an “A” in accounting

      In the final meeting for several members, the Cocalico School Board accepted a clean audit report at its Monday, Nov. 16, meeting that shows the district is in good financial shape despite looming increases in pension...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • Board ponders costly Reamstown Elementary roof

    The Cocalico School Board heard more details at its Nov. 2 meeting on capital projects that would fund a new roof for Reamstown Elementary School and complete a district-wide upgrade of phone equipment. Presentations at a special...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Hands on art: Kindergartners taught the basics stolen by technology

      As art teacher Alisa Leidich sends four vertical lines marching across an oversized drawing pad in parade-like formation, 20 kindergartners put their hands to paper and try their best to mimic her. It’s not as easy...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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  • Turf’s up! Athletes, coaches praise new field

      Several students who’ve spent time on Cocalico High School’s new turf field this fall praised the playing surface at a school board meeting Oct. 19. So far, 29 events have been played on the turf, part...

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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