Archive for February, 2018

Exciting STEAM Night demonstrations and activities (see photos and videos in story)

Exciting STEAM Night demonstrations and activities (see photos and videos in story)

| February 28, 2018

STEAM Night was an incredibly informative, interesting and exciting evening. Hundreds of students and parents attended and participated in exciting hands-on activities involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). They were provided by community partners including WGAL TV, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Millersville University, Exelon, Plumpton Park Zoo, Lancaster Barnstormers, Warfel Construction Company, […]

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Outstanding middle school students earn recognition

Outstanding middle school students earn recognition

| February 26, 2018

  Smith and Swift Middle Schools have honored their Breakfast Club Students of the Month for January. Each month, in support of character education, a select group of students at both schools is invited to a breakfast with their parents and Solanco Middle School Principal Paul Gladfelter. Teachers nominate students for the Breakfast Club in recognition […]

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Introduction to Spanish for young students

Introduction to Spanish for young students

| February 23, 2018

Solanco 1st through 3rd grade students have an interesting opportunity to begin learning Spanish. Introduction to Spanish Vocabulary, featuring fun activity-based learning and a different theme each month, will be taught by Advanced Placement (AP) students from Solanco High School (photo: Jenna Coleman, Tori Delp, Abbey Nelson, Alicia Hertzler). Introduction to Spanish Vocabulary will be […]

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Statement About Viral Social Media Threats Across the Nation

| February 22, 2018

Solanco Families: In the era of social media, information and rumors spread at a rapid pace.  In addition, posts pertaining to something distant can be screenshotted, shared, and misconstrued locally. On Thursday, February 22, two such postings concerned families in Solanco. One referenced Springfield High School in Springfield, Ohio. The school was referred to as “SHS.”  This […]

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“Injury prevention shirt” helps Solanco students win regional STEM competition

“Injury prevention shirt” helps Solanco students win regional STEM competition

| February 14, 2018

A team of Solanco students has won first place in the Pennsylvania Governor’s STEM Regional Competition! Congratulations to (left to right in photo) Jack Hertzler, Patrick Hodgson, Timothy Fetterman, (mannequin with special shirt), Cody Forren, and Gabrielle Dolan. The shirt on the mannequin was the students’ project that was presented at the competition. The shirt […]

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Impressive performances by middle school technology students

Impressive performances by middle school technology students

| February 12, 2018

Solanco middle school students earned three first place finishes and three qualifiers in the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association (TSA) Region Conference at Conestoga Valley Middle School on Saturday. “Students competed in STEM-based competitive events such as digital photography, CO2 dragster design, inventions and innovations, video game design, and problem solving,” Solanco STEM Teacher and TSA […]

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Solanco MiniTHON is a success!

Solanco MiniTHON is a success!

| February 12, 2018

Congratulations to Solanco students, teachers, parents and community members who have hosted yet another successful Solanco MiniTHON! “This was the best per capita MiniTHON we have had coming in at $10,122.23 with 50 students  in attendance,” Solanco High School teacher and MiniTHON advisor Lisa Schell said. “Thanks for much to all who helped us with […]

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Smith construction project with photos and artist renderings of the improved school

Smith construction project with photos and artist renderings of the improved school

| February 9, 2018

Significant progress is being made in the Smith Middle School construction project, with practically no disruption to the school day or any other issues. A new wing of classrooms and educational space is going up where there used to be trailers at the rear of the school. The addition is on the right in the […]

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