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Teachers and students say “goodbye” – summer break is underway

Teachers and students say “goodbye” – summer break is underway

| June 11, 2019

The 2018-2019 school year has concluded as students dismissed one final time on Tuesday. At Smith Middle School and other Solanco schools, teachers went outside to send off their students for the summer. Our hard-working students have earned the opportunity to rest, re-energize, spend time at the pool and beach, travel with family and enjoy other summertime activities. […]

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Graduating seniors celebrated in all schools

Graduating seniors celebrated in all schools

| June 7, 2019

The inspirational “Cap and Gown Walk” by graduating seniors has become an annual event in Solanco. Only hours prior to their upcoming graduation Friday evening, seniors visited Solanco elementary and middle schools where students and staff greeted them with rousing cheers, high-fives and handmade signs of congratulations, and Pomp and Circumstance. Many elementary and middle school students were […]

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Celebration of student talent at Extensions Night

Celebration of student talent at Extensions Night

| May 30, 2019

Solanco students’ incredible ingenuity, problem-solving and creativity skills were displayed at Extensions Night at the high school. Talented and hard-working elementary, middle and high school students demonstrated their best work and discussed their fascinating projects with parents, students, teachers and community members. Ryan Humphries, Solanco Teacher of the Gifted, said students are required to  “speak about their […]

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Solanco honors its 2019 retirees

Solanco honors its 2019 retirees

| May 7, 2019

Lisa Deibler, Dawn Kreider, Marge McCauley, Stephanie Lininger, Sandy Lausch. A principal, library assistant and three teachers with more than 100 years of combined service to Solanco are retiring. They are, in the photo, Solanco High School fitness teacher Lisa Deibler with 14 years of service, high school fitness teacher Dawn Kreider with 32.5 years, high […]

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Students win journalism and advertising contest

| May 3, 2019

Six elementary students have been named winners in the LNP/LancasterOnline Journalism and Design an Ad contest: Reese Brooks, kindergarten, Bart-Colerain Elementary. Eden Eshelman, 3rd grade, Bart-Colerain. Jack Walter, 4th grade, Bart-Colerain.  Michael Rivera, 1st grade, Clermont Elementary. Lena Ross, 3rd grade, Clermont. Jesse Wood, 3rd grade, Clermont.  The students’ winning work will be published in expanded […]

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Enjoyable summertime learning with new Solanco Reads! program

Enjoyable summertime learning with new Solanco Reads! program

| April 29, 2019

Award-winning Solanco High School artist Matthew Mentz has created beautiful artwork that is featured on t-shirts and book bags to promote Solanco Reads! At its annual parent workshop in April, the Title 1 Reading Department introduced the elementary Solanco Reads! Program. “This is an exciting new program they hope to continue every summer for kindergarten […]

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Talented students create colorful mural from bottle caps

Talented students create colorful mural from bottle caps

| April 23, 2019

Unique, beautiful new student artwork is now on display at Quarryville Elementary in the main hallway next to the library.  The mural was created by 35 grade students over the course of five months. Beginning in October, the 5th grade Art Club worked diligently to create the recycled mural from over 2,000 plastic bottle caps. Students individually came up with designs that represent […]

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Students of the Month

Students of the Month

| April 3, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Brian Bliss and school board directors have honored the Solanco Students of the Month for March. Front row: Jasmine Leal (1st grade, Quarryville Elementary), Landon Girvin (1st, Bart-Colerain), Mikalen Bleacher (2nd, Providence), Maddie Welch (5th, Clermont). Back row: Ella Hauer (7th, Swift Middle School), Amber Pownall (11th, high school), Raif Groves (7th, Smith […]

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