Archive for December, 2018

New entrance for Swift Middle and Clermont Elementary

| December 21, 2018

There is a new entrance for students, parents and visitors to use when entering Swift Middle and Clermont Elementary schools. Because of the on-going construction project at both Swift and Clermont, the school entrance that has been previously used has been closed. Students who are driven to school and picked up by their parents, and […]

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Giving Tree serves our community at Christmas

Giving Tree serves our community at Christmas

| December 21, 2018

The district-wide Angel Tree Project, which provides requested Christmas gifts for children in need, is now “wrapping up” its 8th year. Solanco School District staff with a few of the Angel Tree gifts collected at the administration office. Kneeling: Avery Hill. Standing, front row: Emily Laws, Carolyn Ward, Shanna Hecker, Reed Hecker. Standing, back row: […]

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Olivia Stoltzfus receives distinguished recognition for her outstanding writing skills

Olivia Stoltzfus receives distinguished recognition for her outstanding writing skills

| December 21, 2018

“One of our brightest students, Olivia Stoltzfus, is taking an independent study in writing  and she submitted a piece to Philadelphia Stories Literary Magazine,” Solanco High School English Department Lead Teacher Leslie McRobbie said. “Olivia was selected for publication in the Winter 2018-2019 issue of Philadelphia Stories JR.  The title of her work is Obligation; click […]

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Special honor for middle school students

Special honor for middle school students

| December 20, 2018

Swift and Smith middle schools have recognized students who consistently demonstrate respect, responsibility, honesty, self-control, courtesy and manners. As a reward, the students were recently invited to breakfast at school with their parents, and Solanco Middle School Principal Paul Gladfelter. Swift Breakfast Club students for December are, front row: Alexianna Groff, Madison Laird, Emily Powl, Curtis […]

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Solanco’s proposed preliminary 2019-2020 budget

| December 19, 2018

The budget development process for the 2019-2020 school year is well underway. Following are upcoming school board meeting dates that are expected to include action on the budget: January 7: Approval of advertising and posting of the proposed preliminary budget. February 4: School board adoption of the preliminary budget. April 15: Approval of advertising and […]

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Student demonstrates the true Christmas spirit

Student demonstrates the true Christmas spirit

| December 19, 2018

Every year at this time, thoughtful Providence elementary student Katelyn Masterson brightens the Christmas season for other children in Solanco. In the past, she has set up and operated successful lemonade stands, generating money she has used to purchase Christmas gifts for local children who otherwise may have gone without. This year, Katelyn asked for […]

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Providence provides warmth and comfort

Providence provides warmth and comfort

| December 19, 2018

Providence Elementary students, parents, staff and community members responded generously to the annual Coats for Kids drive. They collected dozens of winter clothing items, including 25 coats, 17 hats, 13 pairs of gloves and five scarves to be donated to local residents in need through Coats for Kids. Student senators who provided leadership on the clothing […]

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Solanco Christmas card with beautiful student artwork

Solanco Christmas card with beautiful student artwork

| December 18, 2018

The Solanco School District 2018 Christmas card features the magnificent artwork of Solanco 12th grade student Tyler Allen. Tyler participated in the annual art competition among high school students to design the district’s Christmas card. The title of his work is Reunion, “an exquisite photo-realistic pastel painting that, in terms of skill, rivals the work of some of the […]

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