SHS Curriculum Night Reminders: Be Sure to Print Student SchedulesWednesday, August 24, 2016
Solon High School Curriculum Night is Wednesday, August 24, beginning at 7 p.m. The purpose of the evening is to provide parents the opportunity to meet their student’s teachers and hear a brief presentation about each class.
A letter with a school map on yellow paper was mailed to every high school family at the beginning of August with further details about the night. Parents will follow their child’s schedule throughout the evening. Please remember to bring a copy of your child’s schedule, which can be found in Power School.
Parents may either bring a copy of the schedule students received in the mail or print one from Power School.
To print a schedule from Power School, do NOT use the Power School App as the class room numbers do not display on the app. To view the schedule with room numbers, log in through Power School directly (under News & Notes on the right of this page).
Click on Student/Parent Power School Log In. Parents will be able to see the screen with the schedule and class room numbers. Please print this and bring with for Curriculum Night.
Solon High School Named to Newsweek's List of America’s Top High Schools 2016 Thursday, August 11, 2016
Solon High School is one of only 33 Ohio schools named to the 2016 Newsweek America’s Top High Schools list. Solon ranked #105 nationally (6th highest in Ohio) among the 500 high schools that made the list for this year.
Newsweek’s rankings rate public high schools on a variety of data points to identify the schools across the nation that are best preparing students for college. The list is derived through a two-step process. The initial threshold is based on student achievement data states report to the U.S. Department of Education. Those schools scoring highest on the resulting “achievement index” then submit comprehensive data on various indicators of college readiness, including:
• School demographics and availability of counselors
• College acceptance and enrollment
• SAT and ACT participation and performance
• AP, IB and AICE participation and performance
• Dual enrollments
Solon Launches One2One Technology Program; Student Chromebook Pick Up by Grade Level is August 8-12Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Solon is launching a new technology initiative to provide access to personal computing devices for high school and middle school students at school and home. This “One2One” program directly supports the educational goals and objectives for improving student achievement outlined in the district’s strategic plan.
Beginning in August, all students in grades 7-10 will receive personal Chromebooks to support their learning at home and school. A Chromebook has the shape of a traditional laptop and uses Google’s Chrome operating system and cloud storage to connect students to the Internet wherever Wi-Fi is available.
Today’s students are digital natives and it is critical that their educational environment keep pace to support a blend of digital and traditional learning platforms and best practices. This includes 24/7 access to technology tools to master 21st century skills that better position students for success in college and the workforce. Solon’s One2One program will provide seamless integration with Google classroom, an online tool and learning environment students have already been using.
Read MoreResources: One2One Student-Parent User Agreement | Solon One2One Information Page
SHS Parking Permits Now Available for Juniors and SeniorsFriday, July 29, 2016
All juniors and seniors who are already licensed drivers are eligible to apply and obtain a parking permit by registering online beginning today, July 29.
Students who have not yet gotten their driver’s license, may not purchase a permit. They must wait until they have their license. Permits WILL NOT be held or reserved for any students.
To apply for a 2016-17 parking permit, simply go to the Solon High School home page and click on the “Parking Permit Application Website” link in News & Notes on the right side of the page. Follow the instructions.
To pay for the permit, log into your EZpay account (when you complete the registration form, you will be automatically directed to the EZpay site). You will find the Parking Permit purchase option under Activity Fees. If you do not have an EZpay account, you may register your child on the EZpay site at this time.
All past due fees and fines must be paid before registering on line.
Follow these easy instructions to complete your transaction:
1. Click on Activity Fees.
2. Select the Parking Permit option.
3. Select which student is purchasing the permit.
Read MoreResources: SHS Parking Rules & Regulations
Freshman and New Student Orientation Scheduled for August 10 Friday, July 22, 2016
The Freshman and New Student Orientation Program is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Solon High School Auditorium. Dress is casual. Although parents are welcome to attend, this program is designed for our new students at Solon High School.
During the program, students will receive their 2016-17 schedule if they have already chosen classes. Students will tour the high school, learn about clubs and other activities, as well as locate lockers and classes listed on their schedules. New students who have not yet scheduled classes with a guidance counselor should still attend this program to become acquainted with the school, activities and opportunities.
The required school-issued locks and agenda planners are sold at orientation. The locks are $15 and may be purchased with cash or on EZPay (print the receipt and bring it to pick-up the lock). The planner books are $6 and may be purchased with cash or a check made payable to Solon Academic Boosters.
Once students receive their schedules, they will be able to look on their teachers’ websites to find out which supplies are needed for each class.
Support Solon Comet Athletics at the Fourth Annual Athletic Boosters Golf Outing August 7Monday, July 18, 2016
The Solon Athletic Boosters invite you to participate in the fourth annual Booster/Alumni Golf Outing on August 7 at Grantwood Golf Course.
All proceeds benefit the Solon Comet athletic program and student athletes. The Solon Athletic Boosters provide our Solon sports teams and athletes with needed equipment, travel reimbursements, college scholarships and more.
The cost is $100 and includes lunch and dinner. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start begins at noon.
For more information and to reserve your spot, click on the links below.
GO COMETS!Resources: 2016 Golf Outing | Register for Golf Outing Here
2016 Vaccination Requirement Reminders for SeniorsFriday, June 10, 2016
As a reminder, the Ohio Department of Health has revised immunization requirements for the 2016-17 school year. All students entering the 12th grade are required to have two doses of meningococcal vaccine prior to the start of school. However, if your child received the first dose after his or her 16th birthday, just one dose of meningococcal vaccine is required.
Most health care providers are already well aware of these requirements and students are typically up to date. However, families must have the proper immunization records on file in the school clinic. Please check your child’s records to be sure that he or she has already received the required meningococcal vaccines and forward documentation from your child’s health care provider that includes the immunization dates.
If your child has not yet received the meningococcal vaccines, please contact your child’s doctor or the Cuyahoga County Health Department to make an appointment as soon as possible.
If you already have a copy of your child’s immunization record that includes the meningococcal dose dates, you may send it to the school now.
Solon Comets Baseball is in the Final Four! Take the Spirit Bus to Thursday’s Game in ColumbusTuesday, May 31, 2016
With an exciting 10-0 victory over Stow in the regional finals, the Comets head to the Final Four this week. Solon plays Cincinnati LaSalle on Thursday, June 2, at 4 p.m. at Huntington Park in Columbus.
Solon High School students are encouraged to take the Spirit Bus to the game. Tickets are available in the Athletic Office for $10, which includes bus transportation and game admission.
Students must sign up in the Athletic Office by Wednesday at 10 a.m. A minimum of 30 students are required for the Spirit Bus to run.
Departure time on game day will be 12:30 p.m. The bus will return immediately following the game.
Let’s go COMETS!