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MiniTHON fundraisers

| September 25, 2017

The Solanco MiniTHON has a couple of important upcoming fundraisers. A MiniTHON mini-golf tournament will be Thursday, October 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Village Greens Miniature Golf in Strasburg. “The one-hour fast-blast starting times are 5, 6 and 7 p.m.,” Solanco High School MiniTHON advisor Lisa Schell said. “Groups will start on different holes […]

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Constitution Day at Swift Middle School

| September 18, 2017
Constitution Day at Swift Middle School

  Timely and very important information was presented to Swift students during the school’s annual Constitution Day. Presenters included Lancaster County District District Attorney Craig Steadman, attorney Kim Smith, and judge David Ashworth. Activities included watching videos from the Constitutional Center, participating in the ICivics video game “We the Jury,” and playing presidential trivia. Jerry Mitchell from the […]

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Basketball team helping hurricane victims

| September 8, 2017
Basketball team helping hurricane victims

The Solanco boys basketball team is supporting victims of Hurricane Harvey. Varsity head coach Scott Long said the players’ parents donated money which the team has used to purchase shoes, shirts and sports towels that have been sent to Houston for distribution to those who have suffered terrible loses due to historic flooding. In the […]

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Animals science professional development

| September 8, 2017
Animals science professional development

Solanco High School agriculture teacher Stephanie Balmer this summer attended an eight-day professional development institute that has prepared her to implement “more authentic and practical events, hands-on labs and projects in my Advanced Animals Science class.” The institute was the Principles of Agricultural Science-Animal section of the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE). CASE is […]

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Solanco Education Foundation awards grants to teachers

| September 5, 2017
Solanco Education Foundation awards grants to teachers

The Solanco Education Foundation has awarded 11 Academic Venture Grants totaling nearly $5,500 to teachers that will enable them to provide new educational programs and tools for students in each of Solanco’s seven schools. The foundation announced the availability of the $500 grants in January and received outstanding applications from teachers and educators. Applications were […]

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September is “Attendance Awareness Month” in Solanco

| August 31, 2017
September is “Attendance Awareness Month” in Solanco

Consistent, sustained attendance is critically important to the success of children in school. In fact, research shows that by 9th grade, attendance is a better predictor of a student’s likelihood to graduate than their previous years test scores! September is Attendance Awareness Month in the Solanco School District. Improving and maintaining good attendance among all […]

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Three inducted into Distinguished Teacher program

| August 22, 2017
Three inducted into Distinguished Teacher program

Three outstanding teachers in the Solanco School District – Stephanie Wood, Caley Roark and Leslie McRobbie - have been inducted into the district’s special Distinguished Teacher program. Distinguished Teachers is a prestigious award that honors teachers’ instructional excellence, extraordinary success working with students, and professional leadership. Wood, Roark and McRobbie officially received their Distinguished Teacher awards at the […]

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New teachers in the Solanco School District

| August 22, 2017
New teachers in the Solanco School District

Twenty new teachers, two new librarians, and a new counselor, school nurse, psychologist and speech therapist will greet students when they return to school in Solanco on Monday (August 28). High school and middle schools: First row in the above photo – Lindsey Barker is a new art teacher at Smith Middle School. She is a […]

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