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Middle School Plans Presented to EASD Board

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board learned more details about the planned renovation of the lower level of the Elizabethtown Area Middle School to house the sixth grade, now at Bear Creek School, starting in the 2021-22 school year. Grace Heiland of the Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates architectural firm […]

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E-Town College Gets Named Among Best in Northeast Region

Elizabethtown College was recently named one of the 224 best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. The education services company lists Elizabethtown College in the Best in the Northeast section of its “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website. “We are thrilled to be recognized by The Princeton Review as one of […]

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New Socks, Underwear Sought for Donegal Students

Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy and the Susquehanna Stage Company in Marietta will be collecting brandnew socks and underwear for school-age (K-12) children in need who live in the Donegal School District. The library and the theater group are accepting the donations on behalf of the Donegal Hub who is working in conjunction with Rainbow’s […]

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New College Prexy Meets Faculty, Staff to Mark First Day

Elizabethtown College President Cecilia M. McCormick celebrated her first day on the job with a special gathering for faculty and staff. “I’m excited to play a role in giving each Elizabethtown College student a robust educational experience,” McCormick said. “Elizabethtown College is an institution grounded in academic excellence, rich in history, and is an inclusive […]

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Elizabethtown College Buries Time Capsule at New Fitness Center

The Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being broke ground in February 2018 after the Elizabethtown College campus community identified a needed space where students could practice holistic health and wellness. The facility will serve as a hub for students, faculty, and staff to come together for health promotion. With it being the largest building […]

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Donegal Student Wins National Recognition for Documentary

Donegal High School rising senior Taylor Barton won second place in the National History Day competition held in June in College Park, Md. Barton’s project in the individual documentary category, “Dam, Better Call Clara!” focused on the rise of Clara Barton and the American Red Cross after the Johnstown Flood in 1881. As a nationwide […]

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E-Town School Budget Passes With 6-3 Vote

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate With a 6-3 vote, the Elizabethtown school board passed a $65.67 million spending plan for the 201920 school year. The budget will increase property taxes in the Elizabethtown Area School District by 2.9%, raising the real estate millage from 16.6063 to 17.0878. Following the meeting on Tuesday, […]

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Donegal Schools Raise Taxes 2.5%

By NICOLE E. MATTHEWS Special to the Advocate The Donegal School Board of Directors approved a final budget that includes a tax increase at its monthly meeting. The budget that passed included a 2.5% tax increase, with a millage rate of 18.6211, according to Michelle Kendig, director of business services. “This budget is proposing a […]

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E-Town College Cuts 2 Majors, 3 Minors, 28 Jobs

By DAN ROBRISH The Elizabethtown Advocate Elizabethtown College, which is facing an enrollment drop that is a problem for many colleges and universities, has decided to eliminate majors in theater and philosophy and cut 28 jobs. Also being eliminated are minors in theater, peace and conflict studies, and film studies. The majors and minors being […]

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EASD Teachers Get 2.9% Raise Over Five Years

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board approved a union contract with the Elizabethtown Area Education Association that would give Elizabethtown Area School District teachers and related professionals an average salary increase of 2.9% over five years. The agreement was ratified by a 7-1 vote at the board’s meeting on […]

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