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“School Breakfast Art Contest” for students

| January 17, 2014

Solanco students are encouraged to participate in a national art contest that encourages them to use their imagination to visualize what school breakfast will look like one-thousand years from now! The contest is open to students in grades 1-12, and Solanco’s three top winners will have their artwork submitted to a national-level contest. Participating students will be eligible for a […]

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Solanco FFA students earn Keystone Degrees

| January 13, 2014
Solanco FFA students earn Keystone Degrees

At ceremonies at the recent State Farm Show in Harrisburg, three Solanco students received Keystone FFA Degrees, the highest degree awarded by the state to FFA members. Solanco FFA students who received Keystone FFA Degrees are Victoria Grimm, Missy Speicher and Carly Bryant (left to right in photo), all seniors. The Keystone FFA Degree is […]

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The importance of breakfast each and every day

| January 10, 2014

Eating breakfast every day provides children with many important benefits. Meals served under the School Breakfast Program (SBP) must, by federal law, meet nutritional regulations based on Dietary Guidelines for Americans. They must provide one-fourth or more of the daily recommended levels for key nutrients that children need for growth and development.  School breakfasts are […]

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Heads shaved in support of Mini Thon

| January 9, 2014
Heads shaved in support of Mini Thon

High school students have raised $10,000 (and counting) for the first-ever Mini Thon at Solanco, surpassing their initial fundraising goal of $6,000, and as promised, high school staff have had their heads shaved. Enjoy these “before and after” photos. In the first photo, just prior to their hair cuts during morning announcements, are assistant high school […]

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Students of the Month

| January 7, 2014
Students of the Month

In the photo are the Students of the Month who were honored by Solanco Superintendent Dr. Martin Hudacs and the Solanco School Board on Monday, January 6. Front row: Lucy Costigan (kindergarten, Quarryville), Elijah Weidman (1st, Providence), Kyleigh Murphy (1st grade, Providence), Anna Lisinski (4th, Bart-Colerain). Back row: Anthony Mosely, Jr. (6th grade, Smith Middle […]

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Dr. Hudacs retiring – served seven years as superintendent

| January 7, 2014
Dr. Hudacs retiring – served seven years as superintendent

Dr. Martin J. Hudacs, Solanco School District Superintendent of Schools since 2007, has announced his retirement. Dr. Hudacs has submitted to the Solanco School Board a letter of resignation, which was accepted at the Monday, January 6 school board meeting. The final day of his 39-year career in education will be June 27, 2014. Dr. […]

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Smith and Swift students honored

| January 6, 2014
Smith and Swift students honored

Each month, in support of character education, a select group of students at Smith and at Swift is invited to a breakfast with their parents and principal Paul Gladfelter. Teachers at both middle schools nominate students for the Breakfast Club in recognition of their display of good character. Unlike the honor roll, which is based solely on […]

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Solanco wrestlers excel against top competition

| January 2, 2014
Solanco wrestlers excel against top competition

Congratulations to Solanco wrestlers Thomas Haines, Connor Sheehan and Bo Spiller for their outstanding performances in the prestigious PowerAde Tournament! PowerAde, held at Canon-McMillan High School in Canonsburg, is the top-ranked high school tournament in Pennsylvania. Thomas Haines won the heavyweight division, which was his second PowerAde title! Connor Sheehan earned a second place finish […]

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