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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District.
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Special honor for outstanding Smith students

Special honor for outstanding Smith students

| December 18, 2018

Smith Middle School has recognized students who consistently demonstrate respect, responsibility, honesty, self-control, courtesy and manners. As a reward, the students were recently invited to breakfast at school with their parents, and Solanco Middle School Principal Paul Gladfelter. The Smith Breakfast Club students for December are, as they appear in the photo: Front row:  Ayden Herr, […]

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Solanco Christmas card with beautiful student artwork

Solanco Christmas card with beautiful student artwork

| December 18, 2018

The Solanco School District 2018 Christmas card features the magnificent artwork of Solanco 12th grade student Tyler Allen. Tyler participated in the annual art competition among high school students to design the district’s Christmas card. The title of his work is Reunion, “an exquisite photo-realistic pastel painting that, in terms of skill, rivals the work of some of the […]

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“Rachel’s Challenge” underway at the high school

“Rachel’s Challenge” underway at the high school

| December 18, 2018

Solanco High School students have accepted Rachel’s Challenge: 1.  Look for the Best in Others 2.  Dream Big 3.  Choose Positive Influences 4.  Speak with Kindness 5.  Start Your Own Chain Reaction of Kindness and Compassion. Rachel’s Challenge is a nationally-acclaimed program that further strengthens schools’ efforts to eliminate bullying and violence while replacing them […]

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Scott Long will become Solanco High School Principal on July 1

Scott Long will become Solanco High School Principal on July 1

| December 18, 2018

The Solanco School Board has approved the hiring of Scott Long as principal at Solanco High School. Long has served as high school assistant principal since 2015. Long will succeed principal Stephanie Lininger who is retiring following a 35-year career at Solanco High School, including the last three years as principal. Long joined Solanco in […]

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Students honor veterans at Christmas

Students honor veterans at Christmas

| December 17, 2018

Smith Middle School National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) students participated in Wreaths Across America Day, when wreaths are placed on graves of U.S. military veterans across the country. The Smith students collected donations that enabled them to purchase 30 wreaths, which they placed on graves at the Mt. Eden Evangelical Lutheran Church on May Post Office Road. […]

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Giving Day at Smith on December 21

| December 13, 2018

Friday (Dec. 21), Smith Middle School 8th graders will participate in activities that support others, both locally and globally. Every student will spend 20 minutes in each of the following sessions: SPCA animal station – students will make dog toys, box donated blankets for delivery to the SPCA, and learn about the SPCA and opportunities […]

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Swift Career Day on December 21

| December 13, 2018

“Students will have the opportunity to hear speakers ranging from blue collar careers, white collar careers, STEM careers, and as well as non-traditional careers,” school counselor Jennifer Pearson said about Swift’s annual 7th and 8th grade Career Day on Friday, December 21. (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.) “Some of the volunteer presenters will […]

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Talented Solanco students earn distinguished honors

Talented Solanco students earn distinguished honors

| December 13, 2018

Michael “Jack” Hertzler (photo), a trumpet player, has earned the opportunity to represent the Solanco School District at the PMEA District 7 Honor Band Festival. (PMEA stands for Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.) The festival will be at Lancaster Mennonite High School on January 25 and 26 and will feature the finest high school musicians from Lancaster, York, Lebanon, […]

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