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Dr. Brian Bliss will become Superintendent of Solanco schools

| March 27, 2014
Dr. Brian Bliss will become Superintendent of Solanco schools

The Solanco School Board has approved the hiring Dr. Brian Bliss as Superintendent of the Solanco School District. Dr. Bliss’ first day as Superintendent will be June 30. He will succeed current Superintendent Dr. Martin Hudacs, who is retiring after a 39-year career in education, including the last seven years as Solanco Superintendent. Dr. Hudacs’ last […]

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Artist Theresa Gartland receives national acclaim – will be honored at Carnegie Hall

| March 26, 2014
Artist Theresa Gartland receives national acclaim – will be honored at Carnegie Hall

Solanco student Theresa Gartland is being recognized as one of the top high school artists in the entire country, and she will be honored at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 6! Theresa’s artistic talents and creativity have earned her two prestigious National Scholastic Art Awards – a National Gold Medal and a National Silver Medal! […]

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Smith students honored by Principal Gladfelter

| March 24, 2014
Smith students honored by Principal Gladfelter

George A. Smith Middle School students have been recognized for the respect, responsibility, honesty, self-control, courtesy and manners they consistently demonstrate in school. The students, and their parents, were recently invited to breakfast with Smith Principal Paul Gladfelter. The Smith Middle School Students named to the Breakfast Club for February, are, front row in the […]

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Swift students earn special recognition

| March 21, 2014
Swift students earn special recognition

Each month, in support of character education, a select group of students is invited to a breakfast with their parents 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, the Breakfast […]

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Solanco to host meeting for parents of incoming kindergarten students

| March 20, 2014

Parents of young children are invited to a meeting that will help prepare them for their child’s entrance into kindergarten in August. The informative session will be held Tuesday, April 15 at the Mechanics Grove Church of the Brethren at 6:30 p.m. Bart-Colerain Elementary School Principal Sandra Haines will describe the registration process and the assessments that […]

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Solanco students impress in “Odyssey of the Mind”

| March 20, 2014

Solanco students have earned the opportunity to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind state tournament on Saturday, April 13 at Berwick High School. They are Liam Hodgson, Luke Perry, Quintin Robinson, Josh Kreider, Andrew Aument and Ben Fetterman; they recently won first place in an Odyssey of the Mind contest. Solanco Teacher of the Gifted Caley Roark said […]

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Solanco celebrates incredibly-successful wrestling season!

| March 18, 2014
Solanco celebrates incredibly-successful wrestling season!

The Solanco wrestling team has been honored by Superintendent Dr. Martin Hudacs and the Solanco School Board for its outstanding 2014 season! In the recent PIAA State Tournament, Solanco finished a strong third, its highest-ever finish in the state team standings! Thomas Haines, with his fourth state championship, now holds elite status in state high school […]

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Students of the Month

| March 18, 2014
Students of the Month

In the photo are the Students of the Month who were honored by Superintendent Dr. Martin Hudacs at March 17 Solanco School Board meeting. Front row:  Laila Pourmonir (1st, Bart-Colerain), Caitlin Bennethum (1st, Quarryville), Abigail Vilk (2nd, Providence). Back row:  Alyssa Stauffer (8th, Swift), Una Satterfield (5th, Clermont), Jason Wyatt (8th, Smith). (Not photographed: Timothy […]

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