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Application for free or reduced meals due Oct. 10

| September 9, 2016
Application for free or reduced meals due Oct. 10

Parents of students who have been receiving free or reduced school meals since the previous 2015-2016 school year have until October 10 to complete and submit an application for free and reduced meals to continue into the current school year. A student’s free or reduced status from last year has been carried over for the […]

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Healthcare careers exploration

| September 9, 2016

Solanco High School students interested in a future in the healthcare industry are invited to Health Careers Exploration Day on Friday, September 30 at the Lancaster Campus of HACC (Harrisburg Area Community College). The event will enable students to speak with health career program directors, faculty and students, and they will have the opportunity to […]

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Solanco administrator recognized as an “Emerging Leader”

| September 9, 2016
Solanco administrator recognized as an “Emerging Leader”

George A. Smith Middle School Assistant Principal David Beard has earned distinguished recognition from the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD). Beard has been selected for the PASCD Emerging Leaders program which “recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence education programs, policy and practice at the state level.” A PASCD news release […]

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“Attendance Awareness Month” in Solanco

| September 1, 2016
“Attendance Awareness Month” in Solanco

Consistent, sustained attendance is critically important to the success of children in school. In fact, according to attendanceworks.org, by 9th grade,  attendance is a better predictor of a student’s likelihood to graduate than are 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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Smooth start to the new school year!

| August 29, 2016
Smooth start to the new school year!

Thanks to our students, parents, bus drivers, teachers and support staff, the 2016-2017 school year has had a great beginning in the Solanco School District! “We are off to a wonderful start! Students arrived to school today excited and ready to learn,” Superintendent Dr. Brian Bliss said. ”While some of our students were a bit nervous […]

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Solanco teacher earns prestigious award

| August 26, 2016
Solanco teacher earns prestigious award

Solanco High School chemistry teacher Jessica Tipping is a winner of a WGAL Teacher Impact Award. “This award is designed to recognize teachers who have made a significant difference in the lives of their students,” WGAL Executive Assistant Laura Warner wrote in a letter to Solanco Superintendent Dr. Brian Bliss. “When I received the call […]

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Class of 2020 receives rousing welcome at the high school!

| August 24, 2016
Class of 2020 receives rousing welcome at the high school!

With all of the boisterous spirit of a pep rally, Solanco’s unique and innovative 9th grade orientation featured incoming freshmen receiving a wildly enthusiastic welcome to the high school by upperclassmen. The upperclassmen - 10th, 11th and 12th grade students who are part of Link Crew - volunteered to be at the high school prior to 8 a.m. on one […]

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23 new teachers will greet students on Monday

| August 23, 2016
23 new teachers will greet students on Monday

There will be new teachers in each of Solanco’s seven schools for the 2016-2017 school year. A total of 23 new teachers are joining the Solanco School District, along with two new school counselors, and a new school nurse, school psychologist and college advisor. In the photo are new teachers at the secondary level: front row […]

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