Solon High School PTA Craft Fair & Gift Boutique Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Solon High School PTA Craft Fair and Gift Boutique is Saturday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Approximately 100 vendors will have gift selections on display throughout Solon High School. In addition to holiday-items, the PTA Craft Fair and Boutique will feature jewelry, portrait artists, wood crafts, home decor, textiles, specialty gift items, handmade purses and bags, candles, and clothing. Snacks and lunch are available for purchase.
This is the SHS PTA’s fundraiser for the year. Admission is $2.
Solon Council of PTAs' Fall Budget Bin Sale October 22-28Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Solon Council of PTAs’ annual Fall Budget Bin sale is here, running from October 22-28. The community consignment sale provides the funding necessary for the many scholarships the PTA awards to graduating seniors from Solon High School each year.
The fall sale, located in the Parkside Elementary School gym, offers a wide variety of new and gently used spring and summer clothing, toys, household items, baby necessities, books and videos, sporting equipment and more at bargain prices.
The Solon Council of PTAs receives 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale. These funds, along with the money raised during a subsequent sale in the spring, are placed in the Lois Gazeley Scholarship Fund, through which the Solon PTA Council awards college scholarships to Solon High School seniors.
Budget Bin consignment day is Wednesday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and sale days are Thursday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bonus sale days, with 30 percent off prices, are Saturday, October 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Monday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Read MoreResources: Budget Bin Fall Flier
Parkside Elementary and Solon Middle School to reopen to students on Monday, October 20Friday, October 17, 2014
Dear Solon Schools’ Community:
Thank you all for your support this week. The process of cleaning Solon Middle School and Parkside Elementary is complete and the building will reopen for students on Monday, October 20. Remember, Friday, October 17, is a scheduled professional day for staff and school is not in session.
Rest assured that the entire building was cleaned extensively according to detailed specifications. We consulted experts in the field to be sure we are following the most appropriate course of action as well as public health protocols. Appropriate cleaning products were used on all solid surfaces in every room, in addition to disinfecting foggers and floor sanitizers. This was not just a “wipe and spray” cleaning. Every surface a student or staff member could come in contact with in the building was cleaned, including all common spaces, and every locker, desk, chair, bathroom, water fountain, wall, door, etc. Entrance doors were cleaned inside and out. This process took the entire day and part of the night with additional staff brought in to help. Additionally, all buses were cleaned in advance of today’s runs.
October 8 OPEN program aimed at teaching parents to support themselves to better help their children Friday, October 03, 2014
The next educational seminar of the Solon Organized Parent Education Network will focus on parents.
During the presentation, “Parenting and Mindfulness: How to Put Your Oxygen Mask on First,” psychologist Andrea Burland will assist parents in learning how they must help themselves to best help their children.
The program is on October 8 at 7 p.m. in the Board of Education conference room. The attached flier includes additional details.Resources: Parenting & Mindfulness Flier
Solon High School shedding light on depression and suicide prevention during Mental Health Awareness WeekWednesday, October 01, 2014
Solon High School is spreading awareness about depression, mental illness and suicide prevention this week. All week during morning announcements, the health and physical education department is
sharing important information with students, including:
• Depression is a treatable illness just like cancer, asthma, diabetes or heart disease. It is not a weakness or a character flaw. Depression can be genetic and/or triggered by events in a person’s life.
• Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals age 15-24.
• More teenagers die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease combined.
• Half of all lifetime cases of clinical depression begin by age 14.
• According to the Ohio Department of Mental Health, 20 percent of high school students have seriously considered suicide, 14 percent have made a plan and 9 percent have made a suicide attempt.
• In 90 percent of suicides, the individuals taking their own lives previously struggled with depression or other mental illnesses.
Read MoreResources: Support Team Solon Here
Solon High School Show Choir Stages Cabaret Night on September 20Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The musicians of Solon High School’s show choir, Music in Motion, will showcase their talents during the group’s annual Cabaret Night on September 20. This musical fund-raiser for the show choir is staged as a true cabaret, with attendees enjoying entertainment and dessert in an intimate coffee house setting on the Solon High School auditorium stage.
Doors open at 6 for the silent auction and the entertainment begins at 7 p.m. The funds raised from the auction and the event help support the show choir’s competition fees and travel expenses.
“Cabaret Night is a tremendous showcase of the individual talents of our students,” said show choir adviser and SHS music teacher Gary Lewis. “The remainder of the year is spent working with the group as a whole, so it benefits the students to know how their individual talent plugs in to the overall complexion of Music In Motion. Every year, I am simply amazed by the artistry and talent on our stage.”
Tickets are $18 for reserved seats and $10 for general admission. All seating includes complimentary desserts and coffee. Tickets are available online at http://solon.es/cabaret or at the door on the night of the event.
Read MoreResources: Buy Cabaret Night Tickets Here
Constitution DayWednesday, September 17, 2014
Students throughout the district marked Constitution Day with flag raising ceremonies and information about this important U.S. document, signed on this day in 1787.
Additionally, at the high school, social studies teachers urged all students to embrace the legacy of the U.S. Constitution by developing habits of citizenship such as voting when they turn 18, following national and world events, and becoming involved in issues of interest to them.
Strategic Planning Community Meeting September 30Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Solon Schools’ families and community members are invited to a Strategic Planning Community Meeting on September 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Solon High School Lecture Hall. The meeting is being convened to discuss district facilities and enrollment.
At the meeting, Superintendent Joe Regano will outline the work and recommendations of the Strategic Planning Action Team from 2011 analyzing a possible reconfiguring of the school buildings for instructional and financial efficiency while maintaining excellent student achievement and performance.
When the group concluded its deliberations, it recommended to the Solon Board of Education that the district take more time to gather additional years of enrollment trend data and set as a trigger point kindergarten enrollment of 275 students for two consecutive years. Solon’s kindergarten enrollment has failed to meet that threshold since that time and the district is therefore reopening the discussion and decision-making regarding the efficient use of district school buildings.
Mr. Regano will outline potential options for addressing the issues surrounding enrollment stabilization and building efficiency.