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Congratulations to Solon’s Orchard, SMS and SHS Future Problem Solving Teams! They all had a successful weekend at the FPS State Bowl, hosted here in Solon.  Solon teams and individual competitors won 26 awards and earned eight of the 10 possible spots to qualify for the international competition in June in Iowa! 

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 competition
Tuesday, 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.

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Spelling Bee
Monday, 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 3-8
Thursday, 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.

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Lunch changes for Orchard Middle School for January 30 & 31 due to cold days off
Wednesday, 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
WG bun
Baked beans
Pineapple tidbits
Tomato juice
LF/FF milk
*Lewis – Domino’s pizza

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
Super Bowl Blast
Football shaped chicken nuggets
Elf grahams
Oven roasted potatoes
Green beans
Fruit sorbet
LF/FF milk
*Parkside – Domino’s pizza


Saturday Enrichment Program for Solon Students in Grades 1-6
Thursday, 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 Washington
Wednesday, 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

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News and Notes:

Camp Forms 2014

Camp Forms 2014


Summer Learning Opportunities

Please click on the link below to see a list of summer learning opportunities for students in grades K-8.

K-8 Summer Options


Camp Information

Camp_Parent_PPT_2014.pdf


Spelling Lists

spelling_list.pdf


Saturday Enrichment Programming

Registration for Solon's popular Saturday Enrichment Programming is now open. Click on the link below to see this year's course offerings!

Saturday Enrichment Program Book


Acts of Kindness

Students are encouraged to keep track of their acts of kindness.

Acts_of_kindness.pdf


Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week


Science Olympiad

Permission slips are due Friday, September 27th.

Science Olympiad Permission


Tim Green Book

Orders are due October 4th.

Tim Green Book Order Form


Back to School Flyer

OMS_class_party_invite_packets_(4).pdf


Fifth Grade Activity Period Information

Activity_Period_Sign-up_Letter_(2).pdf


Specials Schedule

Final13.14_specials_website.pdf


Student Handbook

Student_Handbook_1314.pdf


Lunch Schedule

Orchard_Middle_School_Lunch_Schedule_13.14.pdf


Intramural Schedule 13.14

Orchard_Middle_School_Intramural_Schedule_For_Website_13_14.pdf