Orchard Robotics Club Registration Information Monday, April 14, 2014
The Orchard Robotics Club is forming for this year. The club will meet four sessions and students will build their own robots to take home after the last meeting.
Sixth graders will meet April 28 and 29, and May 5 and 6. Fifth graders will meet May 12 and 13 and May 19 and 20. All meetings are from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Orchard Cafeteria. Students must be picked up promptly at 4:30 p.m.
There are only 25 available in each group. Students may pick up a registration and permission slip form in the office and turn it in to Mrs. Robertson, along with a check for $38 made payable to the Solon Board of Education. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Orchard Science Olympiad teams take first and second at Case competitionTuesday, April 01, 2014
Orchard Middle School’s two Science Olympiad teams took first and second place at the competition in March at Case Western Reserve University. The teams placed in 24 of the 25 events at the competition, including 13 first place and 10 second place medals. The Orchard students won the gold medals in the events of Aerodynamics, Bridge Building, Circuit Wizardry, Crime Busters, Disease Detectives, Don’t Bug Me, Dynamic Planet, Experimental Design, Metric Measurement, Mystery Powder, Rock Hound, Simple Machines and Write It Do It.
“We are so proud of all the members of both our Science Olympiad teams,” said Orchard Principal Cari Mineard. “The consistency of their success at this competition across so many different events speaks to the students’ hard work and dedication.
Spelling BeeMonday, March 10, 2014
The top twenty Orchard Middle School Student spellers participated in the school spelling bee held on Saturday, March 8th. Shadhvika won the bee in the 12th round. Congratulations to all that participated.
Change of Dates for Ohio Achievement Assessments for Solon Students in Grades 3-8Thursday, February 27, 2014
Given the unseasonably harsh winter and accompanying unusual number of calamity days school districts around Ohio have been forced to use this year, the Ohio Department of Education is extending the testing window for Ohio Achievement Assessments by one week. The Solon Schools are taking advantage of this permitted flexibility and will adjust our testing schedule by one week.
Solon students in grades 3-8 will now take Ohio Achievement Assessments the week of May 5. This schedule change will benefit students as it will provide a week of additional instruction.
The new schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, May 6: Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 – OAA Reading
Wednesday, May 7: Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 – OAA Math
Thursday, May 8: Grade 5, 8 – OAA Science
Please check your calendars now to see if you have any doctor, orthodontist or other appointments scheduled during the week of May 5. We ask that you reschedule those appointments if they are during the school day and avoid any other unnecessary absences that week.
Lunch changes for Orchard Middle School for January 30 & 31 due to cold days offWednesday, January 29, 2014
Please note the following changes to the elementary and Orchard lunch menu for the rest of the week due to cold days off school on Tuesday and Wednesday:
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
Hamburger or cheeseburger on
*Lewis – Domino’s pizza
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
Super Bowl Blast
Football shaped chicken nuggets
Oven roasted potatoes
*Parkside – Domino’s pizza
Saturday Enrichment Program for Solon Students in Grades 1-6Thursday, December 19, 2013
Registration is under way for the Solon Saturday Enrichment Program classes. More than 30 classes are being offered this year for students in grades 1-6 covering topics such as crafts, baking and cooking, culture, languages, sciences, math, acting, dance, music and much more. To see an updated course catalog with information about each class, use the link below.
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 8, 15 & 22 and March 1, 8 & 15.
All classes are taught by Solon High School students under adult supervision.
The cost for these 6-week classes is only $40. To register or for more information, contact Pam Bulson at the Solon Board of Education at (440) 349-7306. Registration deadline is January 24, 2014.Resources: Saturday Enrichment Program Book
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!
Orchard Nominated as a Fox 8 Cool School of the Week- Vote Today!Monday, October 28, 2013
Orchard Middle School has been nominated as a Fox 8 Cool School of the Week. To vote for Orchard, follow the link below.
Voting continues through 5:59 a.m. on Thursday. Resources: Vote for Orchard as the Cool School of the Week here