Archive for January, 2017

Distinguished recognition for Solanco track star Alana Yoder

Distinguished recognition for Solanco track star Alana Yoder

| January 31, 2017

Congratulations to Solanco High School freshman Alana Yoder who has been named the Mid-Atlantic USA Track and Field Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year for the girls 13/14 age group! Last summer, Alana participated in the National Championships of the Junior Olympics and finished 7th overall in the nation in the girls 13/14 800m. This […]

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Rhoads Energy provides valuable support for education in Solanco

Rhoads Energy provides valuable support for education in Solanco

| January 30, 2017

Rhoads Energy Family of Companies is once again partnering with the Solanco Education Foundation to provide important educational programs in the Solanco School District. In the photo, Rhoads Energy CEO Michael DeBerdine III (left) and Rhoads Energy Vice President of Business Development Jennifer Goldbach (right) present a check to Solanco Education Foundation President Susan Broomell. […]

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Special recognition for middle school students

Special recognition for middle school students

| January 30, 2017

Each month, in support of character education, a select group of students at both Swift and Smith middle schools is invited to a breakfast with their parents and Solanco Middle Schools Principal Paul Gladfelter. Teachers nominate students for the Breakfast Club in recognition of their display of good character. Unlike the honor roll, which is […]

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Students visit WGAL TV-8

Students visit WGAL TV-8

| January 27, 2017

Swift Middle School Life Skills teacher Mark Zuber and students were treated to an interesting tour of WGAL TV-8 in Lancaster. Zuber said news anchors Lori Burkholder and Jere Gish met with the students, “gave us a tour on what they do, how information is presented to the public, and what jobs are available.” In the photo, […]

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School board members honored for important volunteer service

School board members honored for important volunteer service

| January 27, 2017

January is School Director Recognition Month as proclaimed by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA). Solanco School Board members, front row: Treasurer Justin Kreider, secretary Monica Miller, president Steve Risk, vice president Paul Plechner. Back row: Kurt Kreider, Brian Musser, Craig Chubb, Leon Ressler, Charles “Chip” Roten, Dan Bender. School board members are responsible for […]

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

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

| January 27, 2017

The student Avedium Club at Solanco High School hosted two enthusiastic and important assemblies on Thursday. Avedium is an anti-bullying club that encourages students to seek help for anyone who they realize is struggling with issues such as bullying and depression. Aevidum began in 2009 at Cocalico High School following a student suicide, and now […]

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Interesting audit info – daily and hourly educational costs

| January 27, 2017

An annual audit of the Solanco School District by Trout, Ebersole and Groff has determined that the cost of education in Solanco during the 2015-2016 school year was $79.80 per student per day. The hourly cost was under $10, at $9.97 per student per hour in 2015-2016. Those costs include student transportation, food service, athletic […]

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Preliminary 2017-2018 Solanco budget available for review

| January 24, 2017

At the Monday, January 23 Solanco School Board meeting, business manager Dr. Tim Shrom provided a presentation about the Solanco School District’s preliminary budget for the 2017-2018 school year. The proposed $58.095-million preliminary budget includes a 2.9% increase in the district’s real estate property tax. The increase would be below the Act 1 tax index […]

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