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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 Information Night for students beginning kindergarten in fall 2015 is February 18 at 7 p.m. in the Solon High School auditorium. Kindergarten Registration is March 4 (A-L) and March 5 (M-Z) in the Arthur Road cafeteria for all incoming kindergarten students. 

Annual Solon Music Parents’ Pasta Dinner on February 12 Supports Music Programs and Students
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

If a spaghetti dinner set to music sounds good to you, then mark your calendar now for the 35th annual Solon Music Parents Pasta Dinner on Thursday, February 12, from 5-7 p.m. in the Solon High School cafeteria.

Solon jazz musicians from the high school and middle school will be performing throughout the evening.

The event also features a silent auction with fun items for families to bid on and take home with them.

All proceeds from dinner tickets and the silent auction support Solon instrumental programs – orchestras and bands – and the Starlettes.

Tickets are available pre-sale online at www.solonmusicparents.org or at the door. Tickets for a pasta dinner, beverage and dessert are $6 for adults pre-sale ($7 after February 5) and $5 for students and seniors pre-sale ($6 after February 5). Children under 5 are free.

For more information, contact event chair Lori Pitzer at (440) 542-0234.

January 28 Organized Parent Education Network Program Outlines Next Generation Assessments for Grades K-8
Monday, January 26, 2015

New state assessments are the subject of the next Solon Organized Parent Education Network educational seminar. Set for January 28 at 7 p.m. at the Solon Board of Education, the program is titled: Tune Out the Noise and Get the Facts – The Next Generation of Assessments for Students with Special Needs and Regular Education Students K-8.

Nicole Westendorf, guidance counselor at Arthur Road Elementary School and the district’s testing coordinator, will speak about the new PARCC, EOY and PBA assessments, explaining what the acronyms mean and the basics and benefits of these new state assessments.

District guidance counselors and pyramid coordinators will be in attendance to help answer questions.

Please RSVP to Solon’s Parent Mentor Anne Harmody at aharmody@solonboe.org.

Transition Enrollment Open Houses at Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury on January 22
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This is a reminder for families who live in new elementary attendance zones for 2015-16 that Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury Elementary Schools will all be open for families to visit on Thursday, January 22, from 6 to 7 p.m.

The open houses are not structured events. They are just the first opportunity for parents and students to get a look at their potential new school.

More formal orientation and new family welcome programs will be scheduled once final transitional enrollment decisions are made for all students. Information about those events will be communicated to families in late spring.

Letters were sent via email and US Mail to all families who live in new attendance zones with a link to the Transition Enrollment Request Form for each child. Thank you for completing the application. The deadline is February 6.

If you did not receive an email or hard copy letter and you believe you live in a new attendance zone, please contact us at tstrom@solonboe.org. A high-resolution version of the new K-4 attendance zone is posted on the Solon Schools’ home page under News & Notes.

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Kindergarten Registration 2015: Calling the Class of 2028
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kindergarten registration for the Solon Schools is just around the corner. The first step in the process is a Kindergarten Information Night program on Wednesday, February 18, at 7 p.m., in the Solon High School Auditorium. The information night program is a welcome to all parents of incoming kindergarten students for the fall of 2015. The principals and guidance counselors from Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury elementary schools will provide an overview of the kindergarten program and the registration process. Registration packets will be distributed during this program as well.

With the new redistricting process under way, Solon will have kindergarten in Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury only beginning this fall. Both full- and half-day kindergarten will be offered. However, it is not yet known which schools will have half-day sections and whether those sections will be in the morning or afternoon.

Kindergarten registration takes place Wednesday, March 4, for students with last names beginning A-L and Thursday, March 5, for students with last names beginning M-Z from 8–11:30 a.m. in the Arthur Road Elementary School Cafeteria.

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Resources: 3 Steps to Kindergarten Info Sheet

Support Comet Athletics at February 7 Dinner Event
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Solon Athletic Boosters are holding their annual fundraising dinner “Bet on the Comets AGAIN” on Saturday, February 7, to support all Solon athletic programs. The event at Hawthorne Valley Country Club in Solon runs from 7 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $75 per person ($80 after January 24).

Admission includes heavy appetizers, beverages, dessert, dancing and casino-style entertainment. Attendees can also support the Boosters that evening through a Silent Auction, Side Boards and Team Raffle Baskets.

Go to www.solonathleticboosters.com/tailgate to purchase tickets online or print out and mail order form with payment via check.

If you have questions, please contact Natalie Mandry (440) 318-1505, Mary Ann Mooney (440) 498-1987 or Donna Thomas (440) 349-5033.


Resources: Athletic Booster Event Information & RSVP Form | Purchase Tickets Here

Support Solon Middle School PTA at January 13 All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner at the Rusty Bucket
Monday, January 12, 2015

This month's Solon Middle School PTA Dine Around Town Night is at the Rusty Bucket on Tuesday, January 13, from 4-9 p.m.

The fundraising event features an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner for $8 per person. In addition to unlimited pasta, the dinner includes salad, garlic bread and non-alcoholic beverages.

This is a dine-in event only. You must take the flier below with you for SMS to receive credit for purchased dinners.

Fifty percent of the sales will benefit the SMS PTA.

Please contact Paula Telepak at ptelepak@sbcglobal.net with questions. Bon appetite!

Resources: Click here to print the flier!

OPEN Program on January 13 Details Zones of Regulation Tool for Students
Monday, January 12, 2015

The Solon Organized Parent Education Network is sponsoring a program on the Zones of Regulation, an evidence-based curriculum designed to foster self-regulation and emotional control in students, on Tuesday, January 13, at 7 p.m. at the Solon Board of Education.

Solon Schools’ occupational therapist Julie Brizes and speech therapist Donna Rowan Culley will detail the basic concepts and underlying rationale for the Zones of Regulation curriculum. The program is currently being implemented in the Solon Schools to provide a unifying framework for self-regulation and to assist students, parents and teachers in learning about and managing students’ sensory, social learning, executive functioning and emotional regulation needs.

For more information or to R.S.V.P., please email Anne Harmody, Solon’s Parent Mentor, at aharmody@solonboe.org.

Registration For Saturday Enrichment Program
Friday, January 09, 2015

In-person registration for the Solon Schools’ Saturday Enrichment Program classes is Saturday, January 10, from 8-11 a.m. at the Board of Education. Elementary students had the opportunity to learn more about the program during their lunch periods this week. More than 35 classes are being offered this year for students in first through sixth grade.

The classes include a wide range of engaging topics such as arts and crafts, cooking, culture, languages, sciences, musical theater, cheerleading, music and much more. To see the complete catalog with information about each class, view the attached file.

Classes are held at Solon Middle School from 9 to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on the following Saturday mornings February 7, 14, 21 & 28 and March 7 & 14.

All classes are taught by Solon High School students under adult supervision.

The cost for these 6-week classes is only $40. Parents who are unable to register in person on January 10, may register via email by contacting Pam Bulson at the Solon Board of Education at pambulson@solonboe.org. Please include student name, grade, school, parent name, phone number and class requested.

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Resources: Saturday Enrichment Course Catalog
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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