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Mother-Son Night re-scheduled for January 25

| January 8, 2020
Mother-Son Night re-scheduled for January 25

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE FOR MOTHER-SON NIGHT: Saturday, January 25. On Saturday, January 25, Smith Middle School PTO will host an entertaining evening for Solanco mothers and their sons in grades kindergarten through 8th grade at any Solanco elementary or middle school.  The sons must be accompanied by their mother or a female family figure […]

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Census forms provide important information

| January 8, 2020
Census forms provide important information

Solanco residents recently received a census form in the mail. The census is used by the Solanco School District to plan for educational services and future enrollment trends. All information is confidential and census information is not used in the determination of school taxes. Residents are asked to review the form for accuracy, make any necessary changes, […]

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Students earn Keystone FFA Degrees

| January 8, 2020
Students earn Keystone FFA Degrees

At the Farm Show in Harrisburg, three Solanco students – Tate Fisher, Amber Pownall, Todd Welk (in photo) – have been presented with Keystone FFA Degrees, the highest degree awarded by the state to FFA members. The Keystone FFA Degree is awarded based on the student’s project program: leadership activities including office and committee assignments within […]

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Students of the Month

| January 7, 2020
Students of the Month

Superintendent Dr. Brian Bliss and the Solanco School Board have honored the Solanco Students of the Month for December. Front row: Colton Haupt (5th grade, Bart-Colerain Elementary), Mason McCracken (kindergarten, Clermont), Lucas Hogg (3rd, Providence). Back row: Gavin Peinhardt (10th, high school), Vance Millhouse (6th, Swift Middle School), Brayden Lundvall (6th, Smith Middle School), Mereidy Gomez-Lucas […]

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Swift Middle School time capsule

| January 6, 2020
Swift Middle School time capsule

As the renovation/construction project at Swift Middle School nears completion, Swift students have sealed away a time capsule in the school that will not be opened until 25 years from now, in 2045. Front row: Lindsey Mecouch (student senate president), Christine Wagner (vice president), and Addison Groff (secretary), lower a page from the 1968 Swift Junior […]

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Students conduct trial featuring Judge Brown and D.A. Swinehart

| January 6, 2020
Students conduct trial featuring Judge Brown and D.A. Swinehart

Photo: Solanco High School law and society teacher Michael Hammel, Assistant District Attorney Janie A. Swinehart, the Honorable Leonard Brown, and Solanco High School forensics teacher Charleton King. Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Judge Leonard Brown and Lancaster County Assistant District Attorney Janie A. Swinehart visited Solanco High School to participate with students in […]

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Field hockey earns high honor for academic achievement

| December 20, 2019
Field hockey earns high honor for academic achievement

The Solanco field hockey team has been awarded the Pennsylvania High School Field Hockey Coaches Association (PHSFHCA) Team Academic Award. Solanco’s field hockey players had a combined team GPA of 3.68 for the 2019 season. The players in the photo, with cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, have been named to the PHSFHCA Individual Academic Team: Front row: Mariah Stoltzfus, Mylee […]

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Business students qualify for states

| December 20, 2019
Business students qualify for states

Solanco students have registered impressive performances at the regional FBLA competition. (FBLA is Future Business Leaders of America.) Business Lead Teacher Stacy Shelton said eight students participated and the following six are advancing to states in the spring (listed as they appear in the photo): Gabby Keys – 3rd place in economics. Olivia Lasko – 2nd place […]

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