Archive for October, 2016

New college and career advisor at the high school

New college and career advisor at the high school

| October 21, 2016

“Increasing the number of low-income, first-generation, students that enroll in and complete higher education” is one of the top priorities of Brandon Smith, the new college and career advisor in the high school guidance office. During a presentation to the Solanco School Board on Monday, Smith said he is identifying students who would be the […]

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Swift Middle School students honored

Swift Middle School students honored

| October 21, 2016

Each month, in support of character education, a select group of Swift Middle School students is invited to a breakfast with their parents and  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 on academic performance, the Breakfast […]

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Award-winning student artists unveil colorful Dr. Seuss mural

Award-winning student artists unveil colorful Dr. Seuss mural

| October 20, 2016

National Art Honor Society (NAHS) students produce an annual mural in the Fine Arts wing of the high school that makes its first public appearance on the evening of Halloween Hallways, which was Thursday evening (Oct. 20). Solanco High School art teacher Candace Rakers said “past murals have interpreted the work of Renaissance artists, contemporary […]

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Important real estate tax payment information

| October 17, 2016

Taxpayers may avoid the 10% tax penalty on their Solanco School District real estate taxes if the tax is paid in full by October 31, 2016 or the first installment is paid by October 31.   A 10% penalty will be assessed on the portion of a taxpayer’s real estate tax bill that is not paid […]

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New club promotes “I’ve got your back” – students supporting students

New club promotes “I’ve got your back” – students supporting students

| October 13, 2016

Solanco High School students learn about Aevideum at Neumann University. Front row: Bethany Tipton, Shannon Conover, Cheyenne Wood, Zach Mueller, Vanessa McCauley. Back row (standing) Mike Carter, Josh Canale, Bailey Conover, Doug Zook and Logan Yaletchko. Aevidum is program to raise student awareness about mental health illness, and to promote a positive school climate for both students and staff. A new […]

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2016 Hall of Fame inductees

2016 Hall of Fame inductees

| October 12, 2016

Six remarkably successful athletes have been inducted into the Solanco Athletic Hall of Fame. The  incredibly talented and hard-working inductees include a state champion wrestler,  the very first Solanco cross country coach, an accomplished pole vaulter, award-winning long-distance runners, and all-star football, baseball and basketball players. Dave Lehman Solanco Class of 1957 Dave earned an impressive […]

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AP Capstone program at Solanco High School

AP Capstone program at Solanco High School

| October 7, 2016

Solanco is the only school district in Lancaster County, and one of only 19 districts statewide, currently offering the AP Seminar course. The AP Seminar Course is the first of two courses students can take during their junior and senior years that provides them with the opportunity to earn a Solanco AP Capstone Diploma. According […]

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Students learn about in-demand home construction jobs

Students learn about in-demand home construction jobs

| October 7, 2016

A group of Solanco High School students recently attended a very interesting and informative activity involving Landmark Homes in Ephrata and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. It was the 3rd annual Construction Trade Day at Landmark Homes, and students visited different Landmark job sites to learn about the various trades involved in constructing houses. Also […]

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