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Students step it up in shuttle run

| June 22, 2018
Students step it up in shuttle run

High school fitness teacher Michele Lovell is proud of the considerable efforts that enabled students to improve in the 20 meter-10 minute shuttle run. Students worked to increase their number of lengths each time they ran and some hard-working students ran 100 lengths or better during the school year (80 lengths equal 1 mile). Front row: […]

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Solanco High School wins paint grant from G.R. Mitchell and True Value

| June 12, 2018
Solanco High School wins paint grant from G.R. Mitchell and True Value

Student Olivia Stoltzfus, G.R. Mitchell manager Joey Bledsoe and owner Tom Keller, high school counselor Kelly Shumaker, and student Tyler Allen. New murals that will bring additional color and creativity to the library and other educational spaces will be painted with paint that Solanco High School will receive via a grant.  GR Mitchell in Willow […]

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Four from Solanco vie for Miss Pennsylvania crown

| June 12, 2018

Four intelligent, energetic and hard-working young ladies from Solanco have earned the opportunity to compete in the Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant June 23 in Pittsburgh. They are Marissa Witmer, Miss Lancaster County and Solanco Class of 2017; Kayla Schneider, Miss Keystone and Solanco Class of 2016; Tiffany Shrom, Miss Hershey and Solanco Class of 2016, […]

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Football players muscle their way to strong results

| June 12, 2018
Football players muscle their way to strong results

Solanco football players put in impressive performances at the annual Roadgrader’s Challenge. In the photo, “Rising seniors Danny Sampson, Nick Dillon, Logan Yaletchko, coach Mike Hammel, Cole Lewis and Jasiah Reimold came home with an impressive second place team finish as Cole Lewis deadlifted 250 pounds a remarkable 43 times, earning the top honors for […]

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Solanco’s Safety Committee

| June 12, 2018
Solanco’s Safety Committee

                  Front row: Stephanie Jones, Theresa Sokso, Lindsey Orr, Karen Burkhart, Derrick Kreider. Back row: Carey Kalupson, Diane Overly, Evan Belczyk, Bruce Bennett, Pat Giffing. Not in photo: Emily Mankin, Brett Miller, Tristan Zelinka. The district’s safety committee, featuring teachers, administrators and other staff members, meets monthly […]

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Chris Zander will be the new principal at Clermont

| June 8, 2018
Chris Zander will be the new principal at Clermont

At  its June 18 meeting, the Solanco School Board will approve the hiring of Chris Zander as the new principal at Clermont Elementary School. Zander is a Solanco resident and the father of three children who are  students at Clermont.  Currently an elementary school principal in the Manheim Township School  District, Zander’s extensive educational background […]

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Seniors enjoy “Cap and Gown Walk” in elementary and middle schools

| June 8, 2018
Seniors enjoy “Cap and Gown Walk” in elementary and middle schools

It’s an uplifting activity that has become an annual tradition at Solanco -  the “Cap and Gown Walk” by graduating seniors. Only hours prior to their upcoming graduation Friday evening, seniors visited Solanco elementary and middle schools, and the administration office, where students and staff greeted them with rousing cheers, high-fives and handmade signs of congratulations. […]

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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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