Solon Chess Teams Capture Four State ChampionshipsThursday, December 05, 2013
Solon students from Orchard, Solon Middle School and Solon High School captured four team state championships at the 2013 Ohio K-12 Grade Championships November 23 at Kent State University. Solon’s fifth, seventh, ninth and 10th grade teams each earned the grade-level state championships.
For the SHS 10th grade team, this year’s state championship marks the fourth consecutive year in the top spot. The ninth grade team has been the grade level champion for two out of the past three years, and the SMS seventh grade team’s win is its second in a row. The eighth grade team earned the second place trophy.
Solon sent 27 players to the state tournament last month. A total of 318 scholastic chess players competed in 13 grade-based sections.
The continuity of Solon’s chess program has yielded significant success in Northeast Ohio and statewide for Solon chess players at the team and individual levels. Solon has chess teams at Solon High, Solon Middle, Orchard, Parkside and Roxbury.
“To experience success in a competitive environment, it takes commitment to prepare and desire to participate and we have that in Solon,” said Tony Dunlap, Solon’s chess club advisor.
Read MoreResources: Solon Chess Teams Featured on Fox 8 Morning Show
OPEN Program Aimed at Helping Parents Navigate Internet Safety and Social Media is December 5Tuesday, December 03, 2013
How to become a more tech savvy parent and stay ahead of the technology curve is the topic of the upcoming Organized Parent Education Network program. The session is on Thursday, December 5, from 7-9 p.m. at the Solon Board of Education.
Tech expert Matt Hutter, president of Iconium Networks, will offer insight for parents on Internet safety, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine. He will guide parents on keeping kids safe, and knowing what and where to look for warning signs of unsafe usage.
The interactive session will also provide time for answering parent questions and concerns as well as providing simple steps parents can take immediately to keep their kids and their technology devices safer.
Parenting with Love and Logic Series Rescheduled for Wednesdays in January and FebruaryTuesday, December 03, 2013
The popular Parenting with Love and Logic series co-sponsored by OPEN and Solon PTA has been rescheduled for January and February.
The five-week course will run on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. January 22 through February 19 at the Board of Education office.
Seating is limited and participants must RSVP in advance to Anne Harmody, Solon Parent Mentor, at email@example.com. The book fee for the course is $10 payable in cash only.Resources: Parenting with Love and Logic Information
Orchard Middle School Receives U.S. Blue Ribbon School Award in WashingtonWednesday, November 20, 2013
During an upbeat celebration of achievement yesterday, Orchard Middle School received the official award citation as a National Blue Ribbon School. The award recognizes the high achievement of all Orchard students. Traveling to Washington to accept the award were Orchard Principal Cari Mineard, Lewis Principal Mike Acomb (who was principal at Orchard when the school was nominated for the award) and Orchard teacher Dave Sheppard.
Congratulations to the students and staff at Orchard on earning this prestigious national award!
Solon High School Drama Club Stages Macbeth This Week Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Solon High School Drama Club is staging a futuristic take on the timeless classic Macbeth this week. Set with intimate on-stage seating in the SHS Auditorium, the performances will run November 20-23 at 7 p.m. and November 23-24 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and senior citizens, plus a $1 processing fee. Solon senior citizens are admitted free with proof of residency.
Contact the box office at (440) 349-6249 or purchase tickets online at www.solon.es/tickets and click on Performing Arts. Resources: Buy Macbeth Tickets Here
OPEN Program on Executive Function is Slated for November 12 at 7 p.m.Monday, November 11, 2013
The Solon Organized Parent Education Network is sponsoring an educational seminar on "Understanding and Developing Executive Functioning in Children and Teens" on November 12 at 7 p.m. at the Board of Education Offices.
Tori Cordiano, PhD, a clinical child psychologist and consulting psychologist and assistant director of the Center for Research on Girls at Laurel School, will lead the discussion about executive functioning.
Specifically, the program will provide an overview about what executive function is and ways to boost childrens' executive functioning based on their age and development. Program participants will learn effective strategies to use in the home setting to support their children.
Solon Comets Football Playoff Tickets for Game vs. Westerville Central Saturday NightWednesday, November 06, 2013
Join the Solon Football Comets as they embark on their 2013 playoff run. The Comets' first game is Saturday, November 9, at 7 p.m. at Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mount Royal Ave, Westerville, Ohio 43082.
Pre-sale tickets will be available at the Comets Spirit Store located in the High School pool lobby on Thursday, November 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tickets are $7 pre-sale and $9 at the gate. A portion of pre-sale ticket revenues stays in Solon. If you are purchasing tickets during school hours as noted above, you must enter the building through the pool lobby doors only. If you have any questions, contact the athletic office at (440) 349-6244.
Solon High School PTA Craft Fair & Gift Boutique is Saturday, November 9Monday, November 04, 2013
The Solon High School PTA Craft Fair and Gift Boutique is this Saturday, November 9, from 10 a.m. - 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, specialty gift items, handmade purses and bags, candles and clothing.
Admission is $2.