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Congratulations to Solon students, staff and families on an excellent State of Ohio School Report Card. Solon Schools ranked #3 in the state and #1 in Northeast Ohio!

Kindergarten Registration is March 4 (A-L) and March 5 (M-Z) in the Arthur Road cafeteria for all incoming kindergarten students. For parents who missed Kindergarten Information Night, registration packets are available at the Board of Education offices.

Orchard's Science Olympiad Teams Capture First and Second at Case Competition
Wednesday, March 04, 2015

When the results were announced from the 13-team middle school Science Olympiad competition at Case Western Reserve University February 28, Solon’s two Orchard Middle School teams earned the top two team spots and more than 40 event medals.

“We are so proud of our students and the consistency of our two teams earning the first and second place team trophies,” said Orchard Principal Cari Mineard. “They have worked very hard this year to prepare and definitely deserve these many honors.”

Like in golf, the team with the lowest score at Science Olympiad competitions win. Solon’s two teams scored 80 and 86 points respectively. The third place school had 104 points.

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State Budget News: TPP Reimbursement to Solon Threatened Again
Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The start of the biennium budget process in Ohio has brought concerning news for our district. Once again, the budget plan introduced by the governor seeks to eliminate state TPP reimbursements to school districts like ours for lost local revenues.

As you may remember, the Tangible Personal Property tax was a business tax that was removed as part of overall tax reform in 2005 as way to improve the business climate in Ohio. The TPP taxes were local dollars that were paid directly to schools.

To mitigate the severe economic impact for schools in the face of losing those local revenues, the legislature created hold harmless reimbursements, directing state funds to school districts to make up for the business tax breaks. School districts like ours supported positive changes in the taxing structure to help businesses. However, the intent was never for school districts and residents to have to shoulder the entire responsibility of making up those losses.

Although it has not been easy, our district has already absorbed millions of dollars in annual lost revenue as the state cut back on these reimbursements during the economic downturn.

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Solon High School Hosts 16 Show Choirs for Annual Competition Event on March 7
Friday, February 27, 2015

Solon High School’s show choir Music in Motion is hosting the fourth annual Solon Show Choir Invitational Saturday, March 7. The day-long competition event steps off at 8:30 a.m. on the Solon High School auditorium stage and features 14 high school and two five middle school singing and dancing competition groups from Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia. The six highest-scoring high school groups from the daytime competition will compete again during the evening finals program, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

As the host singers and dancers for the competition, Music in Motion does not compete but will stage a special performance at 10:30 p.m. following the competition.

Tickets are $10 for the daytime competition, and $10 for the evening finals, or $16 for a combination ticket that is good for the entire day’s events. Tickets/wristbands may be purchased in advance online at the solon.es/soloninvitational. Attendees who purchase their tickets online must print out the online ticket to exchange for a wristband on the day of the show. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Solon’s Music in Motion is again having a stellar competition season.

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Resources: Buy Tickets Here

OPEN Program on the Wonderful World of Apps for All Learners is March 3
Friday, February 27, 2015

The next Solon Organized Parent Education Network program will explore the Wonderful World of Apps. Kathy Castrataro, an occupational therapist with the Orange Schools, will share her expertise on computer uses in special education. She will detail available apps that help not only children with special needs but ALL students become better learners.

During her presentation she will cover a wide range of applications from writing and math to memory and organization skills.

Please join us for this informative program on Tuesday, March 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Solon Board of Education.

R.S.V.P. to Anne Harmody, Solon Parent Mentor, at aharmody@solonboe.org

Resources: World of Apps Program Flier

Kindergarten 2015: Parent Information Night Is Wednesday, February 18
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Solon's Kindergarten Information Night for parents is Wednesday, February 18, at 7 p.m. in the Solon High School Auditorium.

This program is a welcome and information session for incoming kindergarten parents to the Solon City Schools. Kindergarten registration folders with all the materials for registration day will be distributed. Completing these forms in advance shortens your time on registration day.

Centralized Kindergarten Registration is March 4 (A-L) and March 5 (M-Z) in the Arthur Road Elementary School cafeteria from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

Resources: Three Steps to Kindergarten Parent Flier 2015

PTA Volunteers Make Today Sweet For Students
Friday, February 13, 2015

Thank you to all the PTA volunteers who helped to make today so special for our students with their donations of time and treats.

Solon High School Seniors Take the Director Chair to Stage One-Act Plays This Week
Monday, February 09, 2015

The Solon High School Drama Club is staging its annual "Evening of One-Acts," February 12 and 13, at 7 p.m. in the SHS auditorium. All tickets are $6 and proceeds benefit the Drama Club Scholarship Fund.

Tickets are available online at solon.es/oneacts or at the door on the night of the shows.

The One-Act Plays are all student-directed by Solon High School seniors.

This year’s program features:

“Mirrors” – a foray into a man’s thoughts and reflections on his life that leaves the audience to determine the line between reality and fantasy. Directed by Conshea Brown & Taylor Parker.

“Why Do We Laugh?” – a play about love and the way people change one another after a lifetime together. Directed by Brett Castro & Mackie Corrigan.

“Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit” – the stories of two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy tale crime and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. Directed by Nate Chernomorets & Rachel Kapusta.

“That’s Not How I Remember It” – a zany homage to bad ‘80s movies and the inadequacies of memory. Directed by Audrey Leach & Ethan Newburger.

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Resources: Buy Tickets Here

Solon Musicians Shine at OMEA Conference
Monday, February 09, 2015

Two select music groups of Solon students performed at the prestigious Ohio Music Education Association conference in Cleveland this weekend.

Both the SHS Sinfonia orchestra and the SMS Mixed Ensemble choir were selected through a blind audition process to share their talents with music educators from all over the state. This is the first time the conference has been held in Cleveland in more than a decade.

Feature Archive

News and Notes:

Strategic Plan

View the Solon Schools K-4 Elementary Attendance Zone Map adopted by the Board of Education.

Solon K-4 Elementary Map

2015-16 School Year Calendar

One page easy view of the Solon Schools' calendar for next year.

2015-16 Calendar

Strategic Planning FAQs

As parents and community members ask questions about the Strategic Planning process, the answers are posted here.

Read the FAQs

Strategic Planning

Click on the link below to see the presentation from the Sept. 30 Strategic Planning Community Meeting. A higher-definition map of the proposed redistricting boundaries is included.

September 30 Presentation
Provide Public Comment Here

Quality Profile

The Solon City Schools Quality Profile demonstrates the depth and breadth of the excellent educational program provided in Solon.

Read the Quality Profile

District-PTA Calendar

Click on the link below for a color pdf of the Solon Schools' PTA Calendar for the 2014-15 school year.

2014-15 Solon Schools' Calendar

2014-15 Solon Schools' Calendar

One-page summary calendar.

2014-15 School Year Calendar

Know Your Schools

Please click on the link below to read the new edition of the district newsletter.

Know Your Schools Spring 2014

2014-15 School Year Calendar

The first day of school for the 2014-15 school year will be Tuesday, August 19. Please note that the last days of the grading periods are yet to be determined.

2014-15 Solon School Calendar

Day Care Transportation Form 2014-15

Please be sure to complete the Day Care Transport form and submit it to the Transportation Department if your child will be attending a before or after school day care program in Solon.

Day Care Bus Form 2014-15