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Smith Middle School award-winning students

| June 6, 2018
Smith Middle School award-winning students

Congratulations to Alyssa Schlagnhaufer, Trent Henry, Abigail Henry, Kara Armstrong, Jada Dow, Madison Mosley and Sarah Scheafer, who have won Smith Middle School Outstanding Student Awards (eighth grade students with highest grade point average over three years). Recipients of the Solanco Core Expectations Awards were Douglas Simpson and Sarah Schaefer. The Principal Leadership Award was presented […]

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Solanco’s 2018-2019 budget

| June 6, 2018
Solanco’s 2018-2019 budget

The Solanco School Board has approved a $59.1-million budget for the 2018-2019 school year. The rising cost of special education, and pension and healthcare costs, are major factors in the tax increase contained in the budget. Because of  county reassessment this year, the change in taxes for residents cannot be determined until tax bills are created. […]

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New mural celebrates Clermont and the joy of reading

| June 4, 2018
New mural celebrates Clermont and the joy of reading

In honor of Clermont Elementary School’s 25th anniversary, a beautiful mural that students help create has been unveiled in the Clermont Library. The new mural celebrates Clermont’s anniversary with a colorful and creative scene featuring Robert Fulton’s steamboat “Clermont,” the message “Clermont Reads” spelled out on the beautiful fields and rolling hills of the Southern […]

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“Act Out Loud” for student safety

| June 1, 2018
“Act Out Loud” for student safety

June 2 and 3 was prom weekend in Solanco, and graduation will be June 8, and community organizations visited the high school to provide presentations  to students on the importance of safety, responsible decision-making, and driving without distractions (no texting, no driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and never allowing too many passengers in […]

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Solanco’s newest “Distinguished Teachers”

| May 31, 2018
Solanco’s newest “Distinguished Teachers”

Two outstanding Solanco High School teachers – John Girvin and Chris Rachor – have been selected for induction into the district’s ”Distinguished Teachers” program, prestigious recognition that honors teachers’ instructional excellence, extraordinary success working with students, and professional leadership. Girvin and Rachor will officially be inducted into the Distinguished Teacher program at the Solanco School Board meeting on Monday, August 20. John Girvin […]

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Limited access and availability of fields due to school construction

| May 31, 2018

Community members and organizations requesting to use athletic fields and parking areas at Smith Middle, Swift Middle and Clermont Elementary Schools during the months of June through October 2018, will have limited availability and accessibility due to construction projects at these campuses. Smith Middle School:  The fields behind and to the right of the school […]

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Swift students earn special recognition

| May 29, 2018
Swift students earn special recognition

Each month, in support of character education, a select group of scholars is invited to a breakfast with their parents and Swift Middle School Principal Paul Gladfelter.  Teachers nominate scholars 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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Solanco’s Work Immersion graduates

| May 29, 2018
Solanco’s Work Immersion graduates

Congratulations to two Solanco students who have graduated from Work Immersion programs at Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13) in Lancaster. Courtney Todd attended Lancaster General Hospital Work Immersion Program for her final year of school.  She was able to work in several different departments and was offered employment at the hospital in April.  Courtney is very proud of […]

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