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Special honor for outstanding Smith students

| December 18, 2018
Special honor for outstanding Smith students

Smith Middle School has 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. The Smith Breakfast Club students for December are, as they appear in the photo: Front row:  Ayden Herr, […]

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Students honor veterans at Christmas

| December 17, 2018
Students honor veterans at Christmas

Smith Middle School National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) students participated in Wreaths Across America Day, when wreaths are placed on graves of U.S. military veterans across the country. The Smith students collected donations that enabled them to purchase 30 wreaths, which they placed on graves at the Mt. Eden Evangelical Lutheran Church on May Post Office Road. […]

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Giving Day at Smith on December 21

| December 13, 2018

Friday (Dec. 21), Smith Middle School 8th graders will participate in activities that support others, both locally and globally. Every student will spend 20 minutes in each of the following sessions: SPCA animal station – students will make dog toys, box donated blankets for delivery to the SPCA, and learn about the SPCA and opportunities […]

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Swift Career Day on December 21

| December 13, 2018

“Students will have the opportunity to hear speakers ranging from blue collar careers, white collar careers, STEM careers, and as well as non-traditional careers,” school counselor Jennifer Pearson said about Swift’s annual 7th and 8th grade Career Day on Friday, December 21. (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.) “Some of the volunteer presenters will […]

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Talented Solanco students earn distinguished honors

| December 13, 2018
Talented Solanco students earn distinguished honors

Michael “Jack” Hertzler (photo), a trumpet player, has earned the opportunity to represent the Solanco School District at the PMEA District 7 Honor Band Festival. (PMEA stands for Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.) The festival will be at Lancaster Mennonite High School on January 25 and 26 and will feature the finest high school musicians from Lancaster, York, Lebanon, […]

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Enjoy the Christmas spirit at high school holiday concert Dec. 20

| December 5, 2018
Enjoy the Christmas spirit at high school holiday concert Dec. 20

Our entire community is invited – admission is free – to the Solanco High School Holiday Concert on Thursday (December 20) at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. “Chorally, we will have two choirs - chorale with 31 members and chorus with 65 members – and selections will range from fun holiday songs like Run Run […]

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School board reorganization

| December 4, 2018
School board reorganization

During its annual reorganization meeting on December 3, the Solanco School Board unanimously re-elected Steve Risk as board  president. This will be Risk’s fourth one-year term as president. Paul Plechner was reelected as vice president. Justin Kreider is the school board treasurer. In the photo is the 2018-2019 Solanco School Board. Front row: Monica Miller (board secretary), […]

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Students of the Month

| December 4, 2018
Students of the Month

Solanco’s Students of the Month have been honored for arriving to school each day prepared to learn, their willingness to include and support others, their positive attitude about school, and their strong work ethic. Front row: Holly Grube (7th grade, Smith Middle School), Brianna Null (4th, Providence), Abigail Kent (5th, Bart-Colerain), and Lily Gavin (5th, […]

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