Welcome to Solon Schools and the Solon Family

Gary Schmidt Trivia Contest link: http://goo.gl/forms/3znYvWVuCe

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!

Orchard's Chess Club will run every Friday morning from 7:45 until 8:30 starting Friday, September 25th through December 18th.


We reached our fundraiser target!

Many thanks to those families who made donations & placed Malley’s orders to help us reach our fundraiser goal & fund student programs for this year!

To celebrate, the school will enjoy a Pajama Day on Tuesday, October 20th.  

Please have your child wear appropriate pajamas to school that day, including sensible shoes/sneakers for recess.  

For those who placed PAPER orders, mark your calendars

Please pickup your Malley’s items in the Orchard Media Center during the following conference times:

TH 11/12 3:30 - 8:00 pm

FRI 11/13 8:30 - 10:30 am

If you will be picking up your child at dismissal when you pick up your Malley’s order, 

please remember to submit a parent pickup note to the office that day.

For those who placed online orders, your items will be shipped directly to you. 

Thanks again for your efforts in support of the Orchard PTA.

Gary Schmidt Visit
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

We enjoyed meeting Gary Schmidt today. He told us funny stories. We were all engaged in a live streaming writer's workshop with him. Thank you PTA for bringing this author to our school!

Article Submitted by: Mrs. Harrison - Team 5A Math

Math 2 & 3: Chapter 3 Review Session
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Math 2 & 3 -- Review session for Chapter 3 Wednesday, Nov 4th, 8am. Hope to see you there!

Article Submitted by: Michelle Huffman 6A2

Learning Target for Oct. 26 - 30
Sunday, October 25, 2015

Weekly Learning Target:

We will learn to closely read nonfiction text. We will learn nonfiction reading strategies to help us understand what we are reading

Article Submitted by: Judson Lyons

Week 10/26-10/30
Friday, October 23, 2015


Monday - Watched Gary Schmidt speech and looked at three important questions. Guided reading.

Tuesday - Passed back assessments and went over answers. Guided reading.

Wednesday -

Thursday - Language pre-assessment.

Friday - Went to the library.

*This week's learning targets are:

Article Submitted by: Kristen Griffin

Math 1: Ch 5 Review Session
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Math 1: Chapter 5 Review Session, October 28th, 8:00-8:30am in Mrs. Huffman's classroom. Bring questions, paper, pencil, and your pass.

Article Submitted by: Michelle Huffman 6A2

PJ Day, Tuesday, Oct 20
Monday, October 19, 2015

We met the PTA fundraising goal! To celebrate, we are wearing school-appropriate PJ's to school Tuesday, Oct 20. Please wear appropriate footwear for recess. Thanks for supporting the PTA!

Article Submitted by: Michelle Huffman 6A2

Week 10/19-10/23
Thursday, October 15, 2015


Monday -

Tuesday -

Wednesday -

Thursday - Final assessment

Friday -

*This week's learning targets are: reverse boxes and bullets, annotating, central idea, and read, cover, jot, reread strategy.

Article Submitted by: Kristen Griffin

Week 10/12-10/16
Monday, October 12, 2015


Monday -

Tuesday -

Wednesday - Passed back character essays and went over. Guided reading.

Thursday -

Friday - No School

*This week's learning targets are:

Article Submitted by: Kristen Griffin

Feature Archive

News and Notes:

PowerSchool Gradebook Login

Students and Parents: Follow the link below to login to the online PowerSchool Gradebook.

STUDENTS: Use your Network login for access.

PARENTS: Create an account and use access code mailed to you to add your students.

Student/Parent PowerSchool Login

Gary Schmidt Book Order


Peanut Free Snacks

The attached list provides options for tree nut and peanut free snacks that are also vegan options. Thank you for supporting the needs of all our students.

Nut Free & Vegan Snack List

Orchard Bus Routes - UPDATED

Please click on the link below to see the 2015-16 bus routes.

Orchard Bus Routes 2015-16 as of 8-28-15

Orchard Summer Reading Log


Day Care Transportation Form

Please click on the link below to access this year's Day Care Transportation Request Form. This form must be completed and returned to the Transportation Department if you are requesting bus transportation for before- or after-school day care.

2015-16 Day Care Transportation Request

Intramural Schedule 2015.16


Grade 6 Supply List 15.16


Grade 5 Supply List 2015.16


Summer Learning Opportunities

Click on the link below to explore Summer Learning Opportunities for middle school students.

Summer Opportunities Middle School

Planned Absence Form


Student Handbook