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Top spellers at Smith Middle School

| February 5, 2016
Top spellers at Smith Middle School

Congratulations to 8th grader Jack Hertzler (left), winner of this year’s Smith Middle School Spelling Bee! The word Jack spelled correctly to clinch the top spot is “anorak,” which is a coat or jacket like a parka. The first runner-up is 6th grade student Trent Henry (center), while the second runner-up is Justin Cortlessa. Jack, Henry […]

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Rep. Cutler visits Preschool Early Intervention at Quarryville

| February 5, 2016
Rep. Cutler visits Preschool Early Intervention at Quarryville

As part of a Preschool Early Intervention Awareness campaign that is now underway across Pennsylvania, state Representative Bryan Cutler (left) visited the teacher, aides and students in the Preschool Early Intervention classroom at Quarryville Elementary School. The class features children ages three, four and five who are in need of intensive instruction in preparation for […]

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Head Start at Quarryville Elementary

| February 5, 2016

Head Start is operating a pre-kindergarten for program at Quarryville Elementary School. The Head Start class for 3- and 4-year-old children is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Services provided by Head Start include health and development screenings, assistance for children with challenging behaviors, free meals for children, and parent workshops. Eligibility for the program is […]

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Mock Trial team wins, to compete for district playoff berth

| February 5, 2016
Mock Trial team wins, to compete for district playoff berth

Congratulations to the Solanco Mock Trial team for its impressive performance that enabled them to win a close verdict against Lancaster Catholic’s Mock Trial students. “The entire team did well in what was probably the best overall performance in the six years I’ve been helping with the Mock Trial,” said Caley Roark, Solanco High School Teacher […]

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It’s MiniTHON weekend at Solanco!

| February 4, 2016
It’s MiniTHON weekend at Solanco!

Student leadership for planning and preparing for the MiniTHON has been provided by Mady Weyman, Kelly Cook, Emily Duvall and Hannah Redmond (and also Ian Birdwell, not pictured). It will be an exciting and important weekend at Solanco High School as hundreds of students, through their involvement in the MiniTHON Friday night into Saturday morning, […]

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Students of the Month

| February 2, 2016
Students of the Month

The Solanco Students of the Month were honored by Superintendent Dr. Brian Bliss and the Solanco School Board at Monday’s school board meeting. Front row: Isabelle Brown (1st grade, Quarryville Elementary), Kyleigh Murphy (3rd, Providence), Anthony Thomas (2nd, Bart-Colerain). Back row: Michael Jack Hertzler (8th, Smith Middle School), Amber Kirk (11th, high school), Caroline Arrowsmith […]

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Bart-Colerain student creates award-winning ad

| February 1, 2016
Bart-Colerain student creates award-winning ad

Congratulations to Bart-Colerain Elementary School 4th grader Hayley Dagen for the award she has won in the Newspapers in Education (NIE) contest! In the photo are Hayley with her teacher, Melissa Evans. Hayley won a “Design an Ad” Award for the ad she created for KinderCare. KinderCare is one of the sponsors of the NIE […]

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Governor Wolf proclaims “School Counseling Week” in Pennsylvania

| February 1, 2016
Governor Wolf proclaims “School Counseling Week” in Pennsylvania

“In recognition of the invaluable role school counselors play in providing a quality educational environment,” Governor Tom Wolf has proclaimed this week, February 1-5, to be School Counseling Week in the commonwealth. In his proclamation, the governor  stated, “school counselors help students find their strengths, inspire them to reach their full potential, provide resources for […]

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