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Students earn community service awards

| May 5, 2017
Students earn community service awards

Congratulations to Solanco High School seniors Brandon Smyth and Marissa Witmer, who have been honored by the Lancaster Optimist Club for their dedication to  community service. Marissa was also presented with the distinguished Harold U. “Bucky” Mumma Memorial Award for her outstanding service to the community as an emergency response technician and for her Alzheimer’s research.

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2017-2018 budget information

| May 5, 2017
2017-2018 budget information

The Solanco School Board has approved a proposed final budget for the 2017-2018 school year. The Solanco School District will receive public comment on the budget through the June 5 school board meeting, when the budget is expected be presented for final adoption. The proposed $58.095-million budget contains a property tax rate increase of 2.90-percent, which is […]

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Solanco retirees honored

| May 2, 2017
Solanco retirees honored

Eleven Solanco School District employees with a combined 247 years of experience are retiring at the end of the current school year. They include six teachers, two school nurses, a librarian and a library aide, and a member of the staff at the administration office. Four of the retirees have 30 years or more of service to […]

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Students of the Month

| May 2, 2017
Students of the Month

Superintendent Dr. Brian Bliss and the Solanco School Board have honored the Students of the Month. Front row: Anna Stangland (1st grade, Bart-Colerain Elementary), Emma Jennings (3rd, Clermont), Sarah Curtis (4th, Quarryville), Emma Kauffman (2nd, Providence). Second row: Emma Kline (6th, Smith Middle School), Erika Wilson (12th, high school), Acacia Kreider (6th, Swift Middle School). […]

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A case of pertussis at Quarryville Elementary School

| April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017 Dear Quarryville Elementary Parents/Guardians: It has come to our attention that you/your child may have been exposed to a person who has pertussis (whooping cough). Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Pertussis begins with cold symptoms and a cough […]

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Smith beach party on Friday

| April 28, 2017
Smith beach party on Friday

Smith Middle School students will stage a beach party on Friday (May 5) to encourage their classmates to read during the upcoming summer vacation. “The main focus of the party is promoting literacy over the summer,” Smith Learning Support Teacher Sara Parrish said. “Summer book information will be handed out to students as well as free […]

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Smith Middle School art show and concert on Tuesday

| April 28, 2017
Smith Middle School art show and concert on Tuesday

The outstanding musical and artistic talents of Smith Middle School students will be on full display for our entire community to enjoy during the Smith Student Art Show and Spring Concert on Tuesday (May 9). In the image is Smith Middle School 8th grader Dwaine Watterson’s Wild One (earthenware, glaze), winner of a Lancaster County Young Artists Gold […]

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Family Engagement Night at Swift – May 9

| April 27, 2017

Informative and entertaining activities, including a tasty cook-off, will be held during Swift Middle School Family Engagement Night on Tuesday, May 9, 5:30-7 p.m. Contestants in the cooking contest will be Principal Paul Gladfelter and Assistant Principal John Dolan. Attendees at Family Engagement Night will determine the winner. Swift teacher and author Matt Lau will […]

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