Solon Band Raises $1,000 For ALS Bucket ChallengeFriday, August 22, 2014
One bucket wasn't good enough. Solon's four band and Starlettes directors -- Ed Kline, Rob Luce, Mark Mauldin and Kelly Ann Wilson -- ran gauntlets of 100 band students all dumping buckets of ice water to raise awareness and funds for ALS as part of the ice bucket challenge sweeping the nation and social media. The students and band directors raised $1,000 as each student needed to make a $1 donation to dump a bucket.
To see the Solon Band's 100-strong ice bucket challenge, click on the video link below. Congratulations to the band on putting its own unique stamp on the bucket challenge and giving back in a meaningful way!Resources: The Solon Band Bucket Challenge - View It Here
Think Pink! Annual Comets for a Cure campaign kicks off in Solon Schools Sept. 9Thursday, August 21, 2014
Solon students and staff are preparing to ‘get their pink on’ the week of Sept. 9 to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.
Through the week-long campaign, Solon Comet fans are encouraged to wear pink to four different home games that week to demonstrate support for individuals and families who have been affected by cancer.
The 2014 Comets for a Cure varsity games are: volleyball on Sept. 9, girls’ soccer on Sept. 10, football on Sept. 12 and boys’ soccer on Sept. 13.
This is the third annual campus-wide Comets for a Cure campaign.
For $10, Solon students can purchase the 2014 pink and grey Comets for a Cure shirt. Included in the purchase price is a donation to support breast cancer research and free admission to the four Comets for a Cure varsity contests.
Adults may also purchase the 2014 shirts for $10, but only students receive the free admission to the games.
Students must wear their shirts to the games to be admitted free.
Read MoreResources: Comets for a Cure T-Shirt Order Form
College Planning Program for Solon High School StudentsThursday, August 21, 2014
The Solon High School guidance department is hosting a College Planning Night for SHS seniors and their parents tonight at 6:30 p.m. Tonight's topic is the college admissions process. Students and their parents will meet in smaller groups with their own guidance counselor.
A-De with Mrs. Dingman in the Senior Commons.
Df-Ho with Mr. Nowak in the Auditorium.
Hp-Mc with Mrs. Trocchio in Room 150.
Md-See with Mrs. Kinney in Room 160.
Sef-Z with Mrs. Johns in the Band Room.
Today is the First Day of School for Students in Grades 1-12Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Today is Classroom Visitation Day for Grades 1-8Monday, August 18, 2014
Solon students in grades 1-8 will be getting a sneak peek at their classrooms and meeting their teachers this afternoon.
Students in grades 1-4 may visit classrooms at Arthur Road, Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury Elementary Schools from 1-2 p.m.
Orchard Middle School students will visit by grade level. Fifth grade students may meet their team teachers from 2-2:30 p.m. and sixth grade students will visit from 2:30-3 p.m.
At Solon Middle School, students may visit from 3-4 p.m.
Parents, please remember the area around the schools will be congested today with so many families visiting the buildings. Please drive slowly and carefully.
Solon High School Drama Club Presents Forbidden Broadway August 8 and 9Friday, August 01, 2014
Solon High School Drama Club Presents Forbidden Broadway
Don’t miss this summer’s musical sizzle. Join the Solon High School Drama Club for a fun night of cabaret as it presents Forbidden Broadway on August 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. in the SHS auditorium.
The 90-minute light-hearted musical review show pokes fun at more than two dozen Broadway productions, including Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, Annie, Spamalot and more.
A casual a la carte dinner of “Great American Favorites,” including hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, desserts and more will be available beginning at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and are available online at www.solon.es/broadway.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Solon High School Drama Club’s scholarship funds. Resources: Buy Tickets Here
Solon Schools’ Day Care Transportation Forms Are Due August 12Friday, August 01, 2014
With the start of the 2014-15 school year under three weeks away, the Solon Schools’ Transportation Department is working to finalize bus routes for this year. Parents can assist in this process by ensuring that any special transportation needs for students are clearly outlined now by filling out and submitting the district’s Day Care/Special Transportation Request form by August 12.
This form is necessary for all students who will be attending a Solon before- or after-school day care program and wish to ride Solon Schools’ buses to get to school in the morning from day care or from school to the day care program in the afternoon.
The form must arrive at the Transportation Department by August 12 for day care transportation to begin the first week of school. Day care transportation is not guaranteed. We must have a minimum of five children from your child’s school going to a day care location to provide transportation. In addition, day care transportation is limited to the number of seats we have available for transport on that day care bus.
Read MoreResources: Day Care Transportation Form 2014-15
Solon High School Track Installation Update: No Access to the Track or Turf Until August 12Friday, July 25, 2014
The final phase of the Solon High School stadium track replacement project begins today and absolutely no access to the track and turf is permitted from now until August 12.
Any foot traffic on the track during the next few steps in the installation and curing process can cause costly damage to the new track.
Signs are posted indicating that the track is closed, however, some students and community members have been jumping the fence to gain access to the track and turf field. It is imperative that no one enters the track and field area until it is reopened on August 12. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Students participating in Solon athletics and activities that use the track and turf field are being notified directly by their coaches and advisers about alternate locations for practices, tryouts and other activities between now and August 12.
Students and community members may use the Solon Middle School track and the grass fields in the district until the track project is complete.
The new track will feature a state-of-the-art surface that will yield optimum performance and safety for Solon athletes.