Recent Articles

Robert Beard is “Mr. Solanco”

| November 4, 2014
Robert Beard is “Mr. Solanco”

Congratulations to Robert Beard, who earned the crown during a competitive and highly-entertaining Mr. Solanco contest! First runner-up was David Irby, while the second runner-up was Austin Pfeffer. “All of the contestants did a fantastic job,” according to Solanco High School Guidance Counselor Kelly Shumaker,  who is also involved in the high school’s Renaissance Program, which […]

Continue Reading

Hands-on environmental and community service project

| November 4, 2014
Hands-on environmental and community service project

Smith Middle School 8th graders and students in the SAVE program waded into local waterways this week to study water quality and its impact on fish, wildlife, the local environment, and the health of the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay. In this photo, a student collects a water sample for analysis in an unnamed tributary to […]

Continue Reading

Solanco’s Students of the Month

| November 4, 2014
Solanco’s Students of the Month

Solanco Superintendent Dr. Brian Bliss and the school board have honored the students in the photo as Solanco’s Students of the Month. Front row:  Joey Hartigan (Clermont, 5th grade), Carter Reeder (Bart-Colerain, 3rd), Hailey Trimble (Quarryville, 2nd), Dominic Arbogast (Providence, 2nd). Back row:  Olivia Stoltzfus (Smith, 8th grade), Tim Delp (high school, 12th), Jadan Willis […]

Continue Reading

Quarryville students honored

| November 4, 2014
Quarryville students honored

  The Quarryville Elementary School students in the photo earned a pizza lunch with their principal, Brian Booher. The students were chosen for the honor based on their consistent demonstration of the Solanco Core Expectations of Responsibility, Respect, Kindness and Courage. First row:  Daniel Bailey, Mikaila Swift,  JJ Gaus, Jaelyn Gonzales, Joshua Mindemann, Gabby Kline. Middle […]

Continue Reading

Swift students earn special recognition

| October 31, 2014
Swift students earn special recognition

Swift Middle School students have been honored for consistently demonstrating respect, responsibility, honesty, self control and courtesy. In the photo are the students who were chosen for the Principal’s Breakfast Club and who were honored during a recent special breakfast at school with their parents and Swift Principal Paul Gladfelter. Front row: Xavier Kilby, Hunter Mellinger, Brooke […]

Continue Reading

“Trick-Hoops and Alley-Oops” – Harlem Wizards to slam dunk at Solanco Nov. 24

| October 31, 2014
“Trick-Hoops and Alley-Oops” – Harlem Wizards to slam dunk at Solanco Nov. 24

In what promises to be a wildly exciting and incredibly entertaining match-up, a basketball game featuring the talented Harlem Wizards against Solanco teachers and administrators will be played at Solanco High School on Monday, November 24, with opening tip-off at 6:30 p.m. According to the Harlem Wizards website, “At the Wizards game fans see amazing basketball talent […]

Continue Reading

Sherlock Holmes at Solanco Nov. 20, 21 and 22

| October 31, 2014
Sherlock Holmes at Solanco Nov. 20, 21 and 22

The popular and entertaining play Sherlock Holmes will come to life on the Solanco High School stage, and the entire Solanco community is invited to enjoy the outstanding performances to be provided by Solanco’s talented student actors and actresses. The first performance, on Thursday, November 20 at 12:30 p.m., is a free matinee performance for […]

Continue Reading

Smith Middle School students honored

| October 29, 2014
Smith Middle School students honored

Each month, in support of character education, a select group of Smith Middle School students is invited to a breakfast with their parents and Smith 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 […]

Continue Reading

"The mission of the Solanco School District is to develop responsible citizens and life-long learners by providing opportunities to maximize student academic performance in a safe and secure environment"