Dr. Rau
A Tribute to Dr. Damaris Rau, Superintendent, SDoL
March 17, 2022

As Dr. Rau plans for retirement, the words that come to our minds about her service to the school district are compassion and competency. Her compassion...

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Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience – A Student’s Impact Story
March 11, 2022

When Logan walks on stage to perform, you have to smile. That’s because this 3rd grader from Mountville Elementary School lights up whenever he gets a chance to...

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girl performing on viola
Student Spotlight – Spring 2022
March 8, 2022

Jaylianna began her private viola lessons with SWAN less than a year ago. She had recently graduated 5th grade and wasn’t sure if she wanted to...

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Lancaster Symphony Comes to the Rescue
March 3, 2022

Sara loves playing the violin but was struggling with an inferior instrument. SWAN had no violins in our inventory, so we contacted the Lancaster Symphony for help....

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“Gifts That Give Hope” Makes an Impact
“Gifts That Give Hope” Makes an Impact
February 17, 2022

Gifts That Give Hope donors contributed over $700 to support our students’ music lessons and performances. Most of those donations came during their Gift Fair in...

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The Extraordinary Give 2021
The Extraordinary Give 2021
February 3, 2022

The most impactful day of SWAN’s year is the Extraordinary Give Campaign! In 2021, SWAN received $79,146, and 100% of those funds are used for music lessons, performances,...

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Generosity Abounds!
Generosity Abounds!
January 25, 2022

Hot BBQ chicken dinners were delivered to our students’ families on a frigid January evening. Generously donated by TFB Catering, the scrumptious meals warmed the hearts...

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Making Spirits Bright!
Making Spirits Bright!
January 6, 2022

Christmas gifts were delivered to each of our SWAN students just days before Christmas. YDOP and Business Information Group teamed up and made it their number one business...

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Perform, Perform, Perform!
Perform, Perform, Perform!
December 21, 2021

When our students walked into the Gifts That Give Hope Fair to perform for a crowd of shoppers, they already had 2 Christmas performances under their...

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Students Perform at Lancaster Central Market
Students Perform at Lancaster Central Market
December 17, 2021

Festive decor and a bustling crowd at the Lancaster Central Market created the perfect setting for our students’ Christmas Program. One by one, our students began sharing the music they...

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