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Solanco students in FFA states

| June 23, 2014
Solanco students in FFA states

Solanco students put in strong performances during the recent FFA state contest.   In the dairy cattle judging competition, Amber Kirk (left) earned a very impressive second place finish in the individual competition, while Amber and her teammates Noah Wentworth, Oliver Wentworth and Andrew Aument claimed a fourth place finish in the team dairy cattle […]

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Congratulations to the Solanco Class of 2014!

| June 23, 2014
Congratulations to the Solanco Class of 2014!

They did it – 253 graduating seniors received their diplomas during commencement on Wednesday in the high school gymnasium (with a live video feed in the auditorium)! An evening filled with cheers, tears, pride and deep reflection featured presentations by retiring Solanco Superintendent Dr. Martin Hudacs, class valedictorian Luke Redcay, salutatorian Annan Cook (photo – Annan on left, […]

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Christina McLaughlin is the new principal at Providence

| June 23, 2014
Christina McLaughlin is the new principal at Providence

Former Smith Middle School Assistant Principal Christina McLaughlin has become the new principal at Providence Elementary. In addition to Smith, McLaughlin has also served as assistant principal at Solanco High School for two years. “I feel truly honored to be serving as the new principal at Providence Elementary,” McLaughlin said. “The school has a strong tradition of support […]

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Swift’s award-winning students

| June 9, 2014
Swift’s award-winning students

Justice Henderson and Braden Redcay have been honored as Students of the Year at Swift Middle School. The recipients of Dr. Hudacs’ Expectations Awards are Alyssa Stauffer and Jacob Akerly. Through their interactions with fellow students and teachers at Swift, and through their positive attitude toward school and outstanding work ethic, Alyssa and Jacob have […]

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Odyssey of the Mind team impressive in Iowa

| June 6, 2014

The Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, featuring 42 teams of students from around the world, is a highly-competitive affair, and Solanco students put in a strong performance and earned an impressive 11th place finish! Teacher of the Gifted Caley Roark said “The kids did great and we’re really happy with this finish, considering the high level of […]

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Smith Middle School honors its outstanding students

| June 6, 2014
Smith Middle School honors its outstanding students

Congratulations to Abigail Nelson and Sophie Plechner, who have earned multiple awards, including the Outstanding Student Award, at George A. Smith Middle School! Abigail and Sophie also are the recipients of the L.E.A.D. III Award. Sophie also won Smith’s Principal Leadership Award, English Award and Science Award, while Abigail was chosen for the Technology Education Award and the Soroptimist […]

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Leadership Camp postponed until 2015

| June 5, 2014
Leadership Camp postponed until 2015

Because of renovation/construction projects at the high school this summer, the Solanco Leadership Camp for students is being postponed. The next Leadership Camp will be held in August of 2015. The popular Leadership Camp is for students in grades 4 through 9. It provides them with opportunities to learn about leadership and practice leadership skills through problem-solving, team-building, […]

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School board approves $50.93-million budget for 2014-2015 – budget is within the state’s Act 1 cap

| June 4, 2014
School board approves $50.93-million budget for 2014-2015 – budget is within the state’s Act 1 cap

The Solanco School Board has adopted a $50.93-million budget for the 2014-2015 school year. The budget includes a tax increase of 2.5-percent which meets the state’s Act 1 cap of 2.5-percent for Solanco. Solanco’s millage rate will increase from the current 11.5161 to 11.8040 mills. The tax increase adds $28.79 to the tax payment for […]

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