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Meeting about college funding

| January 15, 2018

“Thomas DeLong, Solanco High School graduate and personal banker with Wells Fargo in Quarryville, will give a presentation at the high school about funding sources for post-secondary education.” Solanco High School Counselor Tristan Zelinka said the presentation will be Tuesday, January 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. and seniors and juniors, and their parents, are […]

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$12,000 Cummings scholarship

| January 15, 2018

Solanco seniors who plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall may be eligible for a $12,000 Richard A. Cummings Scholarship. Recipients receive $3,000 a year during the four years of post secondary education. Cummings Scholarships are awarded only to Solanco students. Applications can be completed and […]

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Solanco budget information

| January 12, 2018

The Solanco School Board has approved the advertising and posting of the proposed preliminary 2018-2019 district budget. The proposed $59,033,628 budget includes a 3.20% tax increase, which would translate to an increase of $32.46 for each $100,000 in assessed value. Residents are reminded that 2018 is a reassessment year, and there will be individual variations […]

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Snow days will be made up in March

| January 5, 2018

The two days that schools were closed due to snow will be made up on Friday, March 9 and Thursday, March 29. While schools were originally scheduled to be closed on March 9 and March 29, school will be in session both of those days to make up for the snow days. Because of the snow days, […]

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Communicating 2-hour delays and school closures

| January 4, 2018
Communicating 2-hour delays and school closures

Solanco website, Twitter and app provide the most reliable and timely info – The Solanco School District uses a number of communications tools to notify parents, students, staff and community members when there is a two-hour delay or school closure. They include the district website, Twitter, the Solanco app, the district Facebook page, the phone notification system, and […]

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Swift and Smith students earn special honor

| December 22, 2017
Swift and Smith students earn special honor

Standout students at George A. Smith Middle School and Swift Middle School, and their parents, were each invited to a breakfast at their school in the students’ honor with principal Paul Gladfelter. Teachers nominate students for the Breakfast Club in recognition of their display of good character. Unlike the honor roll, which is based solely […]

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Piano provides entertainment during lunch at the high school

| December 22, 2017
Piano provides entertainment during lunch at the high school

There is a piano in the high school cafeteria, for students to play spontaneously as they feel so moved, courtesy of a donation from the Music For Everyone (MFE) program and the Keys to the City program in Lancaster. “I am hopeful that this piano will become a great source of music making, community and […]

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Solanco School Board news

| December 22, 2017

2018-2019 budget: At Monday’s Solanco School Board meeting, business manager Dr. Tim Shrom provided an overview of the district’s 2018-2019 budget development process. Following are important target dates: January 8: Approval of advertising and posting of the proposed preliminary budget. February 5: Adoption of the preliminary budget. April 23: Approval of advertising and posting of […]

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