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Student instrumental concert on Wednesday

| January 5, 2017

Our entire community is invited to an entertaining student instrumental concert on Wednesday (Jan. 11) at 7:30 p.m. at Solanco High School. Admission is free. There will be performances by the high school orchestra, jazz band and concert band. “The orchestra will play Brazilian Sleigh Bells, Espana Cani (in its entirety), and a medley entitled […]

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Superintendent Dr. Brian Bliss letter concerning high school bomb threat

| January 4, 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian: Today there was general “bomb threat” note discovered at Solanco High School.  Students and staff at the high school were evacuated, police were called, and parents were notified by Solanco App, Solanco website, Solanco Facebook page, and phone notification system. Students were evacuated by bus to Smith and Swift middle schools. State Police conducted […]

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Career information for high school and middle school students

| December 23, 2016
Career information for high school and middle school students

The Solanco High School counseling office welcomed back three alumni to talk with students about future jobs in various industries. On December 20, Jon Nadu (Temple alumna) and Alice Cheng (PSU & GA Tech alumna), both graduates from Solanco’s Class of 2007, presented  information about STEM careers. The focus was student self-development as the speakers provided insight on what personal […]

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Solanco community in the Christmas spirit!

| December 22, 2016
Solanco community in the Christmas spirit!

The spirit of giving is abundant throughout Solanco during this Christmas season! The Angel Tree project coordinated by Solanco School Social Worker Avery Hill is bringing Christmas cheer to 40 children from 25 families in need, including  local homeless children. As part of Angel Tree, families and children been “adopted” by community members and organizations including Solanco […]

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Swift students have “legislative” session

| December 22, 2016
Swift students have “legislative” session

State Representative Bryan Cutler (center, left) and State Senator Ryan Aument (center, right), both Solanco graduates, visited Swift Middle School where they enjoyed in-depth and interesting conversations with students about how bills are introduced and discussed in Harrisburg, amended, and perhaps passed and sent to the governor for signature into law. The students proposed many interesting […]

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Middle school students honored

| December 22, 2016
Middle school students honored

Each month, in support of character education, a select group of students is invited to a breakfast with their parents and Smith and Swift Middle School Principal Paul Gladfelter. Teachers nominate students for the Breakfast Club in recognition of their display of good character. Unlike the honor roll, which is based solely on academic performance, Breakfast Club winners are […]

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Instrumentalists chosen for County Band South Festival

| December 20, 2016
Instrumentalists chosen for County Band South Festival

Eight talented Solanco student musicians have been chosen to participate in the LLMEA County Band South Festival in March. (LLMEA stands for Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association). Congratulations to the students for the special recognition they have earned. Solanco High School Lead Music Teacher Scott Weyman said the festival will be held  March 18, 2017 at Lancaster […]

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Solanco Education Foundation awards $5,500 in teacher grants

| December 20, 2016
Solanco Education Foundation awards $5,500 in teacher grants

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

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