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Teachers and students say “goodbye” – summer break is underway

| June 11, 2019
Teachers and students say “goodbye” – summer break is underway

The 2018-2019 school year has concluded as students dismissed one final time on Tuesday. At Smith Middle School and other Solanco schools, teachers went outside to send off their students for the summer. Our hard-working students have earned the opportunity to rest, re-energize, spend time at the pool and beach, travel with family and enjoy other summertime activities. […]

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Football players muscle their way to strong performances

| June 11, 2019
Football players muscle their way to strong performances

Solanco football players scored very well at the annual Roadgrader’s Challenge for offensive and defensive linemen and tight ends on Saturday, June 8 at Manheim Central. Solanco High School Assistant Football Coach Mike Hammel said 43 teams from 15 schools competed in eight skills-based challenges, a 100-yard tire flip competition, and a tug-of-war tournament. Congratulations to these […]

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Congratulations to the Solanco Class of 2019!

| June 11, 2019
Congratulations to the Solanco Class of 2019!

Solanco High School seniors received their diplomas on Friday (June 7), at the Solanco High School football field as their parents, siblings, friends, neighbors and our supportive community looked on. Their high school careers finished, the graduates now prepare for the next step in their lives, whether it will be attending college, beginning their career in the workforce, or […]

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High scores for students on National French exam

| June 11, 2019
High scores for students on National French exam

Front row: Abigail Kennedy, Mylee Smith, Faith Redcay. Back row: Juliana Rhodes, Emily Gatano, Elaina Kreider, Mariya Shulhina, Nathan Petite. Not pictured: Triniti Erisman. “Our students did great on the National French exam, Le Grand Concours, especially since this is the first year we participated,” Solanco High School French teacher Barbara Swinsburg said. “Nine students […]

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Graduating seniors celebrated in all schools

| June 7, 2019
Graduating seniors celebrated in all schools

The inspirational “Cap and Gown Walk” by graduating seniors has become an annual event in Solanco. Only hours prior to their upcoming graduation Friday evening, seniors visited Solanco elementary and middle schools where students and staff greeted them with rousing cheers, high-fives and handmade signs of congratulations, and Pomp and Circumstance. Many elementary and middle school students were […]

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Award-winning middle school students

| June 7, 2019

Smith and Swift middle schools have honored outstanding 8th graders. SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL: Smith has presented it Outstanding Student Award (students with highest cumulative grade point average over three years) to the following students: Anika Hodgdon, Emma Kline, Ayden Maggs, Kara Peace and Levi Zook. The President’s Award for Educational Improvement (outstanding educational growth in […]

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Spanish students earn gold, silver and bronze

| June 5, 2019
Spanish students earn gold, silver and bronze

Solanco students have excelled on the 2019 National Spanish Exam, as their strong performances resulted in two gold medals, eight silver medals, 11 bronze, and 41 honorable mentions! In the photo, gold medal recipients Andrew Craig finished in the 96th percentile while Christopher Natale was in the 95th percentile. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention […]

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Carole Clancy joining PDE, Chris Keeler is Solanco’s new Director of Special Education

| June 4, 2019
Carole Clancy joining PDE, Chris Keeler is Solanco’s new Director of Special Education

Carole Clancy and Chris Keeler. Solanco Director of Pupil Services Carole L. Clancy has earned a distinguished invitation to serve in the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Clancy’s exemplary leadership in special education has resulted in her appointment as Director of the Special Education Bureau for PDE. Her resignation from Solanco is effective July 22. […]

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