Parent survey on plans to re-open school

The Solanco School District is asking for feedback from Solanco parents about several considerations for the re-opening of schools. Your input and voice are important to us as we look at several important decisions of our school district re-opening plan. We ask that you add your voice and input to this important conversation. Use the … Read more

Golf tournament August 7 will support Solanco students and teachers

Local golfers are invited to tee it up in support of Solanco students and teachers during a tournament on Friday, August 7 at Tanglewood Manor Golf Club in Quarryville. The Solanco Education Foundation will use proceeds to fund $1,000 college scholarships to graduating seniors, and academic venture grants which enable teachers to implement innovative educational … Read more

Solanco’s 2020-2021 budget

The Solanco School Board has adopted a $60.2-million budget for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Because of the covid-19 pandemic and its negative impact on the economy, the district is anticipating a significant decrease in its collection of earned income tax and transfer tax revenue, which has made it necessary to include a 1.25-percent property … Read more

New administrators at the high school, Smith and Bart-Colerain

Beginning July 1, there will be two new assistant principals at Solanco High School, and a new Dean of Students at George A. Smith Middle School. Photo: David Beard. David Beard and Jonathan Treese will be the new high school assistant principals, and Lindsay Capoferri will serve as Smith Middle School Dean of Students. Beard … Read more

Lindsey Orr and Greg Schmitt receive Solanco’s highest teaching honor

Providence Elementary School teacher Lindsey Orr and Bart-Colerain Elementary teacher Greg Schmitt have been chosen for induction into Solanco’s Distinguished Teacher Program. Distinguished Teachers is a prestigious award that honors teachers’ instructional excellence, extraordinary success working with students, and professional leadership. Orr, a fifth grade teacher at Providence, and Schmitt, a third grade teacher at … Read more

A rousing farewell for Cleta Lee

At times Tuesday afternoon, vehicles were backed up from in front of Smith Middle School to Route 472. They were decorated with signs such as “We love you,” “Congratulations,” and “We will miss you Cleta!” They were all there to give Smith Middle School secretary Cleta Lee a loud and joyous send-off into retirement. As … Read more

Message from Dr. Bliss: Equity Through Honoring Dignity

Dear Solanco Community, We share outrage at the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I want to make clear that we will do all we can to eradicate racism. This tragedy reminds us how vital our equity work is as a district. As a community. Dignity and belonging must be central to Solanco’s ethos. … Read more

Elementary teachers Greg and Sheila Schmitt earn distinguished recognition

Bart-Colerain Elementary third grade teachers Greg and Sheila Schmitt have been chosen as recipients of WITF Teacher Impact Awards. WITF is a public broadcasting television station in Harrisburg, and in partnership with Rotary District 7390, WITF has honored teachers in seven counties, including the Schmitt’s, for their “exemplary dedication to their students and community.” According … Read more

PHOTOS – Congratulations to the Solanco Class of 2020!

Solanco High School students have received their diplomas ( drive-through ceremony at the high school) and have officially graduated from high school! Their high school careers finished, albeit under unusual and challenging circumstances, the graduates now prepare for the next step in their lives, whether it will be attending college, beginning their career in the … Read more

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