Archive for December, 2016

Career information for high school and middle school students

Career information for high school and middle school students

| December 23, 2016

The Solanco High School counseling office welcomed back three alumni to talk with students about future jobs in various industries. On December 20, Jon Nadu (Temple alumna) and Alice Cheng (PSU & GA Tech alumna), both graduates from Solanco’s Class of 2007, presented  information about STEM careers. The focus was student self-development as the speakers provided insight on what personal […]

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Solanco community in the Christmas spirit!

Solanco community in the Christmas spirit!

| December 22, 2016

The spirit of giving is abundant throughout Solanco during this Christmas season! The Angel Tree project coordinated by Solanco School Social Worker Avery Hill is bringing Christmas cheer to 40 children from 25 families in need, including  local homeless children. As part of Angel Tree, families and children been “adopted” by community members and organizations including Solanco […]

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Swift students have “legislative” session

Swift students have “legislative” session

| December 22, 2016

State Representative Bryan Cutler (center, left) and State Senator Ryan Aument (center, right), both Solanco graduates, visited Swift Middle School where they enjoyed in-depth and interesting conversations with students about how bills are introduced and discussed in Harrisburg, amended, and perhaps passed and sent to the governor for signature into law. The students proposed many interesting […]

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Middle school students honored

Middle school students honored

| December 22, 2016

Each month, in support of character education, a select group of students is invited to a breakfast with their parents and Smith and Swift Middle School 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, Breakfast Club winners are […]

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Instrumentalists chosen for County Band South Festival

Instrumentalists chosen for County Band South Festival

| December 20, 2016

Eight talented Solanco student musicians have been chosen to participate in the LLMEA County Band South Festival in March. (LLMEA stands for Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association). Congratulations to the students for the special recognition they have earned. Solanco High School Lead Music Teacher Scott Weyman said the festival will be held  March 18, 2017 at Lancaster […]

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Solanco Education Foundation awards $5,500 in teacher grants

Solanco Education Foundation awards $5,500 in teacher grants

| December 20, 2016

The Solanco Education Foundation has awarded 11 Academic Venture Grants totaling nearly $5,500 to Solanco teachers that will enable them to provide new educational programs and tools for Solanco students. The foundation announced the availability of the $500 grants in May and received outstanding applications from teachers and educators. Applications were carefully reviewed by the […]

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PSAT meeting and SAT preparation

PSAT meeting and SAT preparation

| December 16, 2016

Solanco High School counselors Patricia McTaggart and Tristan Zelinka presented an informative session for parents on understanding their student’s PSAT score. Included were tips on preparing to successfully take the SAT in the future, working through the Khan Academy for additional support, and a brief review of the college application process for rising seniors. Families who […]

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Bus transportation during delays and closings

Bus transportation during delays and closings

| December 13, 2016

The following information pertains to parents with children in Solanco schools, and also parents of students in non-public schools. When Solanco schools have a 2-hour delay, Solanco will run a 2-hour modified bus schedule. If non-public schools do not have a delay on the days when a 2-hour delay has been implemented in Solanco, the non-public school students […]

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