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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!

Strategic Planning Recommendations Presented to Solon Board of Education
Monday, November 17, 2014

Citing the need to balance fiscal accountability and programmatic excellence, Solon Schools’ Superintendent Joseph Regano tonight outlined his recommendations on facilities and enrollment to the Board of Education.

“After many years of dealing with enrollment spikes when new housing developments were being built in Solon and Glenwillow, we are now on the flipside of that growth and our enrollment has stabilized just as we predicted,” Mr. Regano said. “Families who moved here and into those new homes in the mid-1990s and early 2000s whose children have now graduated from Solon are staying in their homes. With limited available land for residential development, our numbers in terms of students are coming back down. This stabilization is positive as it gives us more flexibility and predictability, especially with the uncertainty of school funding at the state level.

“My recommendations are rooted in the work of our Strategic Plan and align to its goals and objectives,” Mr. Regano added.

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Resources: Strategic Planning Recommendations & Report to the Board November 17 2014 | View New K-4 Attendance Zone Map Here

Solon High School Drama Club Presents Noises Off November 20-23
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Solon High School Drama Club is staging the farcical comedy of errors production "Noises Off" this month. The show runs November 20-22 at 7 p.m. and November 23 at 2 pm in the SHS Auditorium.

The cast for this comedy presentation includes SHS juniors Olivia Roth, Kyle Fisher, and Danielle Stanek, and seniors Brett Castro, Taylor Parker, Josh Chernomorets, Jessie Pollak, Nate Chernomorets and Vince Miozzi.

Leading up to curtain times and during intermissions, the SHS Improvisational Troupe, directed by seniors Brent Levy and Conshea Brown, will perform in the lobby. Troupe members include: Olivia Chamberlain, Jenna Freireich, Chazz Hawks, Rachel Horn, Megan Hurwitz, Jeremy Klein, Megan Lebowitz, Meredith Maiorana, Emily McCulley, Talia Mesnick, Bridget Miozzi, Norman Miozzi, Emma Moughan, Alicia Nimrich, Alex Novitsky, Lilly Saunders, Jessica Uguccini, Samantha Weiskind, Brooke Weiss and Madison Wessler.

All seats are general admission and tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for student and senior citizens (Solon senior citizens admitted free with ID) and all seats are general admission. Tickets are available online at http://solon.es/noises.

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Resources: Buy Noises Off Tickets Here

Eight Solon High School Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent on Fall Signing Day
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Eight stand-out Solon High School varsity athletes in volleyball, girls basketball and lacrosse signed NCAA letters of intent on November 12. Seniors Mia Bonsignore, Breana Jeter, Jordan Bekelja, Isis Parker, Alex Brown, Mario Caito, Trevor Hamm and Bryan Karn are all receiving scholarships to continue their studies and athletic participation at the college level.

The signings include:
• Mia Bonsignore – Volleyball, Iona College
• Breana Jeter – Volleyball, University of Tennessee
• Jordan Bekelja – Girls Basketball, Clarion University
• Isis Parker – Girls Basketball, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne
• Alex Brown – Lacrosse, University at Albany
• Mario Caito – Lacrosse, Canisius College
• Trevor Hamm – LaCrosse, Canisius College
• Bryan Karn – Lacrosse, University of Tampa

“These eight students represent Solon High School well on and off the playing field,” said SHS Principal Erin Short. “They are leaders among their peers. We look forward to watching their continued development and achievements on the university stage.”

Solon Ranked #1 in Ohio and #35 Nationally in 2015 Best K-12 Schools Niche Rankings
Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Solon Schools are ranked #1 in Ohio and #35 nationally in a new nationwide rating of more than 120,000 schools released this week by Niche.com, a community and education comparison resource. All seven Solon Schools received A+ grades.

A high district and school rating in the 2015 Best K-12 Schools Ranking reflects “great schools with exceptional teachers, sufficient resources and a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experiences very highly,” according to Niche.

The districts and schools are graded and ranked by an extensive ratings system that includes academics, administration and policies, educational outcomes, extracurricular activities, teachers, food, health and safety, resources and facilities, sports and fitness, and student culture and diversity. The ratings are based on data and survey information from parents and students over age 13 producing rankings that balance “statistical rigor and practical relevance.”

Solon Comets Football Playoff Game Ticket Information and Spirit Store Sale
Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Congratulations to all our fall Comet athletes on their success so far this year in the post-season, including our All-Ohio honorees Louiza Wise and Danny Cohen in cross country and Jennifer Wang in golf.

The Solon Comets have made the division 1 playoffs football. The first game is:

Solon vs Westerville Central
Saturday, November 8, at 7 p.m.
7118 Mt. Royal Ave.
Westerville, OH 43082

Pre-sale game tickets may be purchased for $8 at the Comets Spirit Store at Solon High School:
• Friday, November 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (enter through Pool Lobby doors on the west side of the school)
• Saturday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets save fans $1 as tickets will be $9 at the gate in Westerville. Solon receives a percentage of all pre-sale tickets sold. Ticket sales are cash only.

The Solon Comets Spirit Store will also hold a "PLAYOFF SALE" on Friday and Saturday. Comets fans will receive 10% off regular-priced merchandise.

The Solon High School PTA Craft Fair will be taking place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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OPEN Program on November 11 Focuses on New ADD/ADHD Therapies
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Solon Organized Parent Education Network is hosting an educational seminar on ADD/ADHD treatment updates on November 11 at 7 p.m. The program will be held in the conference room at the Solon Board of Education, 33800 Inwood Road.

Dr. Barry Simon, an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Cleveland Clinic, will speak about ADD/ADHD medications and other successful therapies.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Solon’s parent mentor Anne Harmody at aharmody@solonboe.org.

Resources: OPEN Program Flier on ADD/ADHD Treaments

Solon Middle School PTA Selling Discount Comet Cards for 2014-15
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The new Solon Middle School PTA Comet Cards are ready for purchase. The savings cards provide offers from 15 area merchants: Akira, Waterway, Gionino's Pizza, Domino's Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, Menchie's, Which Wich, Arby's, Dunkin Donuts, Senorita Bonitas, Grantwood Golf Course, Rinaldi's Jewelry, Rube Adler Sporting Goods, Solon Freeway Lanes and The Pond.

The card is an SMS PTA fundraiser that provides discounts and free items at area restaurants and other merchants. The card may used unlimited times throughout the year. It is only $10 and is good through November 2015.

The Comet Card makes a perfect gift for teens and college students as well. Just pop one in their wallet and they are ready to start saving themselves.

To see the complete list of participating merchants and the discounts they are offering for the Comet Card, as well as the order form, please click on the link below.

Resources: Comet Card Order Form

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.

Feature Archive

News and Notes:

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