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Hank Detering Organizing Rafting Trip For Wounded Marines

Former Octorara High School Principal Hank Detering made it onto the front page of the Daily Local News this week with a story about a whitewater rafting trip down the Grand Canyon River for wounded active


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Octorara Wins Prestigious Budget Presentation Award

Local property taxes may still be too high for some Octorara residents but local home owners can take solace knowing Octorara’s annual spending plan presentations, meticulously prepared each year by business manager Dan Carsley (above), are


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Octorara Superintendent’s Parkesburg Town Hall Tonight

Octorara Superintendent Dr. Tom Newcome will host town hall meetings at the Parkesburg Baptist Church at 103 Wesrt Street next to the Library tonight at 7:00 PM Residents of Parkesburg or any Octorara municipality may attend


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Octorara Moves Up State’s Standardized Test Rankings

The Pittsburgh Business Times published their 10th annual ranking of Pennsylvania’s 500 public school districts noting, “these rankings do not identify the “best” schools or districts, but rather the highest-scoring districts on standardized tests.” Octorara Area


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Philly.com Article Gets Octorara (Mostly) Wrong

By now you’ve seen the Philly.com article focused on the daunting financial challenges facing the Octorara Area School District that came out this past Monday morning. The piece had a couple of bucolic pictures of the


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Calendar Alert: Two Octorara Town Hall Meetings Planned

Octorara Superintendent Dr. Tom Newcome will take the District’s message to the community and answer resident’s questions in two Town Hall meetings this Spring. The first next week, on February 26th at Penningtonville Presbyterian Church, at


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Octorara Outlook Looks At Snow Days

Editor’s note: This post from the Winter 2013 edition of The Octorara Outlook, Octorara High School’s quarterly newspaper, is published with permission. Snow Days By: Annalyce Daprix Everyone enjoys a snow day. The night before a


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School Closing Decision Tests Superintendents

Ever wonder how school district administrators decide to shut schools down or, at the very least, implement a two-hour delay in the face of a pending snow storm, freezing rain or some other inclement weather. Turns


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Octorara’s Academic Performance Numbers Come Up Short

On Sunday, Parkesburg Today published an Octorara press release “announcing Octorara would use data from Pennsylvania’s School Performance Profile (SPP) to assess the academic performance of each of its schools.” How do scores at Octorara’s four


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Octorara Adopts New State Measurement Process

Octorara’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction Elena Wilson released the following press release this week announcing Octorara would use data from Pennsylvania’s School Performance Profile (SPP) to assess the academic performance of each of its schools.


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