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Communicating 2-hour delays and school closures

| January 4, 2018
Communicating 2-hour delays and school closures

Solanco website, Twitter and app provide the most reliable and timely info – The Solanco School District uses a number of communications tools to notify parents, students, staff and community members when there is a two-hour delay or school closure. They include the district website, Twitter, the Solanco app, the district Facebook page, the phone notification system, and […]

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Swift and Smith students earn special honor

| December 22, 2017
Swift and Smith students earn special honor

Standout students at George A. Smith Middle School and Swift Middle School, and their parents, were each invited to a breakfast at their school in the students’ honor with 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 […]

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Piano provides entertainment during lunch at the high school

| December 22, 2017
Piano provides entertainment during lunch at the high school

There is a piano in the high school cafeteria, for students to play spontaneously as they feel so moved, courtesy of a donation from the Music For Everyone (MFE) program and the Keys to the City program in Lancaster. “I am hopeful that this piano will become a great source of music making, community and […]

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Solanco School Board news

| December 22, 2017

2018-2019 budget: At Monday’s Solanco School Board meeting, business manager Dr. Tim Shrom provided an overview of the district’s 2018-2019 budget development process. Following are important target dates: January 8: Approval of advertising and posting of the proposed preliminary budget. February 5: Adoption of the preliminary budget. April 23: Approval of advertising and posting of […]

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Solanco in the Christmas spirit!

| December 22, 2017
Solanco in the Christmas spirit!

  The spirit of caring and giving is abundant in our community this Christmas season! One example is the Angel Tree project, which  has collected and distributed gifts for  students in need. Solanco  High School secretary Ina Wilson with stockings stuffed with presents and gift cards which were donated to students in need in Solanco. The […]

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Solanco student earns Eagle Scout award

| December 19, 2017
Solanco student earns Eagle Scout award

Congratulations to Solanco senior Bobby Kiesel (right), who has earned the Eagle Scout rank, the highest honor conferred by the Boy Scouts of America. One of the many ways Bobby demonstrated the Eagle Scout requirements of leadership, service and outdoor skills was his effort and skill in improving the environmental site at Providence Elementary School. Bobby […]

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The Sound of Music cast list has been announced

| December 14, 2017

This year’s spring musical, to be performed at Solanco High School on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 8, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m., is the timeless classic, The Sound of Music. The cast list has been announced and rehearsals are already underway: Maria Rachael Opdenaker Captain von Trapp Patrick Hodgson Mother Abbess Miranda Waldvogel […]

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Smith “Santas” in the true Christmas spirit!

| December 14, 2017
Smith “Santas” in the true Christmas spirit!

Smith Middle School “7th Grade Santas” and teachers have run a very successful toy drive that will bring Christmas cheer to local children who otherwise may have done without during the holidays. Smith teacher Anita Stump said the goal is to “make sure every local child in need receives at least one present this holiday […]

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