Arthur Road Last Day of School Activities and PartyMonday, May 23, 2016
This school year has been a great one for our Arthur Road students. The PTA will be celebrating the year with a Last Day of School Party from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 2. The students will enjoy a party with a pizza lunch, photo booth, art area, inflatable games, slide and bounce house. In keeping with tradition, the 4th graders will go to the pool.
The day will be staffed with Arthur Road PTA volunteers to provide a safe and enjoyable day for all. Please send your child to school with sunscreen already applied and a water bottle. If you do not want your child to participate in the inflatable activities, please contact Jody Halley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PTA will provide a pizza lunch for the students. All volunteers will have a wrist band, which will be sent home by May 31.
The Arthur Road Clap Out will begin at 2:15 p.m. and anyone interested in watching is asked to line the sidewalk area from the Preschool wing to the bus area. If you are coming to the Clap Out, you do not need a wristband. If it is raining, the Clap out will be held in the gym.
If there are any questions, please contact Jody Halley, AR PTA president, at email@example.com.
Solon Schools Receive New Ohio All A and Momentum Awards from State Board of EducationMonday, May 16, 2016
The Solon Schools is one of only two districts statewide to receive both new accountability awards from the Ohio Board of Education today. The Solon Schools received the All A Award and the Momentum Award.
Like the district, Orchard Middle School was one of only two Ohio schools to earn both the All A and Momentum Award.
Solon High School, Parkside Elementary and Arthur Road Elementary were among the 46 schools statewide to receive All A Awards. Solon Middle School was one of 165 Ohio schools to earn the Momentum Award.
The All A Award recognizes schools and school districts that earned straight A’s on all applicable Ohio School Report Card measures.
The Momentum Award honors schools and school districts for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year. Schools must earn straight A’s on all applicable value-added measures on the state report card. Additionally, the school or district must have at least two value-added subgroups of students, which includes gifted students, students in the lowest 20 percent in achievement and students with disabilities.
Strategic Planning Communications Action Team Surveying District Stakeholders Monday, May 16, 2016
As part of the Solon Schools’ Strategic Planning process, the Communications Action Team is assessing the needs of all our district stakeholders. Your input is important. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts and preferences by completing the attached communications survey.
Just click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser. http://goo.gl/forms/UlZqgnwwA6
Thank you for your time and feedback!Resources: Take the Survey Here
Families and residents invited to Community Open House to View After Prom Friday, May 06, 2016
To provide a safe, drug- and alcohol-free atmosphere for students to pursue their after-prom festivities each year, the Solon High School PTA stages an extensive, themed event immediately following prom.
This year’s event will again be held at Solon High School, where party-goers will enjoy the theme “Carpe Diem: Seas the Day” with games, music, food, dancing and other activities.
The public is invited to an open house to view the extensive after-prom decorations all in keeping with the “Seas the Day” theme at Solon High School just prior to the event on Saturday, May 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This is a fun experience for families with young children.
Community members are encouraged to enter through the Senior Commons entrance to the high school near the auditorium along the east drive entrance to the school.
Safety Urged for Prom and Graduation Season Friday, May 06, 2016
With prom and graduation events beginning this weekend, the Solon Schools are urging students to make wise choices by celebrating responsibly and parents and local businesses that host underage student parties to ensure these gatherings are drug and alcohol free.
Ohio underage drinking laws include penalties for adults who enable underage drinking that occurs on property under their control. The law covers underage drinking in private homes as well as at hotels, motels, campgrounds and other public places like restaurants, according to the state Department of Safety Ohio Investigative Unit, which is charged with enforcing the liquor laws.
Parents should be aware of the following:
• It is illegal to provide a place for an underage child and his or her friends to drink in a “safe” environment. In fact, parents are not permitted to provide alcohol to children under 21, who are not their own, even if it is in a private home and with the other parents' permission. Adults convicted of providing alcohol to a child under 21 years of age face maximum sentences of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
• It is illegal to purchase alcohol for anyone under 21.
Playhouse Squares Announces Nine Dazzle Award Nominations for Solon High School’s Shrek the Musical Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The buzz surrounding Solon High School’s spring show, Shrek the Musical, continued today as the production garnered nine nominations in this year’s Playhouse Square Dazzle Awards. The Dazzle Awards are a Tony Awards-like honor presented at a showcase event May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square.
“I couldn’t be more pleased to see our students receive this recognition for the countless hours they spend creating the worlds of our shows, all the while maintaining their coursework and participating in so many other activities,” said Kris Ferencie, SHS drama advisor. “We are extremely proud of the fact that our shows are completely self-funded, supported by box office receipts, program ads and other fund-raisers. On behalf of the entire artistic staff, thank you to our school community for the incredible support, our parent committees for their behind-the-scenes work, and our audiences for joining us on each new journey.
Solon Board of Education approves new contract for Fred Bolden as Assistant Superintendent for Business and PersonnelTuesday, April 26, 2016
The Solon Board of Education tonight approved a new two-year contract for Fred Bolden, promoting him to the role of Assistant Superintendent for Business and Personnel. The new title reflects the expanded responsibilities Mr. Bolden has assumed in the four years since he joined the central office administrative team.
“Fred’s leadership skills and the scope of the job he is doing day to day in terms of operations and planning prompted this change,” said Solon Schools’ Superintendent Joseph Regano. “He is integrally involved in so many of our systems. Additionally, with his broad skill set he has implemented technology-based efficiencies in many areas saving time and boosting productivity.”
Mr. Bolden replaced former Assistant Superintendent Tom Stupica upon his retirement in summer 2012 and was named Director of Business and Personnel. “At the time Fred was elevated to the district-level director position, we anticipated shifting more responsibilities his way over time,” Mr. Regano said. “With Fred’s continued growth in the job, we have been able to make those changes as planned.”
Solon High School String Quartet Wins 'Battle of the Chamber Ensembles'Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Although many high school students may be familiar with local battle of the bands competitions, Solon High School students are now embracing the Cleveland Chamber Music Society’s take on that challenge by winning the “Youth Chamber Music Challenge” April 24.
In its second year, the chamber music challenge featured four ensembles from three prestigious area high school music programs in a ‘battle of chamber music ensembles.’ The event fulfilled its promise as a “delightful presentation of chamber music from some of the finest young musicians in the region,” according to the Chamber Music Society.
The Solon students on the winning quartet are Masa Arakawa (violin 1), Alice Wu (violin 2), Sarah Hong (viola), and Katsu Arakawa (cello). Solon orchestra teacher Gerald MacDougall directed the students as they played String Quartet No. 2, Op. 51 No. 2 – I. Allegro non troppo by Johannes Brahms.
“Our SHS students played exceptionally well,” said orchestra teacher Gerry MacDougall. “This was a tremendous experience for our students.