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Congratulations to Solon students, staff and community on earning the #1 state report card for 2015! Solon ranks #1 in achievement statewide and notched all A’s for student growth.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Solon High School Chess Team 3-Peats as State Champion
Monday, April 25, 2016

The Solon High School chess team earned its third consecutive Ohio state chess title this weekend at the 2016 Ohio State High School Chess
Championship in Wilmington, Ohio.

Representing SHS were Alex Barto, Zach Barto, Jasen Lai, Alan Liu, Joel Jaffe, Daniel Guo, Ian Golias, Malcolm Golias, Neel Mehta, Roger Poduska and John Xiang.

Alan Liu captured second place and Joel Jaffe took third, scoring five out of six possible match points each. Ian Golias, Daniel Guo and Jasen Lai all received outstanding performance trophies for notching four out of six match points.

“Adding this third straight state title to its long list of accomplishments, makes the SHS team one of the best scholastic chess teams in Ohio history,” said adviser Tony Dunlap.

Solon Future Problem Solvers Succeed at State Bowl; Qualify for Internationals in June
Monday, April 25, 2016

The 73 Solon students competing at the 2016 Future Problem Solving State Bowl hosted here in Solon at the Middle School captured 24 individual and team awards. Two Solon FPS teams and four individual students qualified for the upcoming International Competition at Michigan State University in June.

“Solon FPS had a very successful weekend,” said Solon’s FPS advisor Sabrina Tirpak. “Students from Orchard, SMS and SHS won numerous awards in several categories.”

The students invited to represent Ohio at the International Competition are: from Solon High School Justin Prindle, Joseph Feng, Vikas Jain, Cyrus Young, Jake Adelstein, Lauren Tucker, Ryan Ebenstein and Daniel Lin; from Solon Middle School Gina Kong and Gurnoor Majhail; and from Orchard Helen Otterman and Iris Yu.

Overall, Solon students won the following awards at the state competition:
Global Issues Problem Solving (Team):
Senior Division (grades 10-12): Justin Prindle, Joseph Feng, Vikas Jain and Cyrus Young (first); Jake Adelstein, Lauren Tucker, Ryan Ebenstein and Daniel Lin (second); and Connor Strobel, Madeleine Burland and Hannah Edelman (third).

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Solon High School Rated One of the Nation's Best By U.S. News & World Report
Monday, April 25, 2016

Solon High School is one of only 18 schools in Ohio – and three in Northeast Ohio – to earn a Gold Medal Best rating in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings. Additionally, SHS is the top-ranked Ohio school on the U.S. News Best STEM Schools list, ranking #24 in the nation this year. No other Ohio school is in the top 50 national STEM school ranking.

“Solon High School has earned a Gold Medal in U.S. News Best High Schools rankings for many years, which is a reflection on the consistency and rigor of our high-quality academic program here in Solon,” said Solon Schools Superintendent Joseph Regano. “We equally gratified to see that our students’ high achievement in the areas of math and science led to SHS once again making the Best STEM Schools list, and ranking the highest of any Ohio high school.”

The annual U.S. News Best High School rankings are based on data collected on more than 21,000 public high schools.

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Deadline Extended to Friday For Pre-Orders of Summer Reading Titles
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Solon Academic Boosters Club has extended the deadline for students in grades 8-11 to buy required summer reading books through its advance purchase program. All orders must be turned in to the Middle School office or the SHS Bookstore by Friday, April 22. Checks should be made payable to the Solon Board of Education. No orders can be accepted after Friday.

The SHS summer reading list and pre-order form is attached. This list includes all required summer reading for some of the high school’s English and social studies classes next fall.

The books marked with an asterisk on the list will have an accompanying assignment to be completed during the summer. The assignments will be posted on the school website in June.

All books are available at any book store, and the pre-order program is offered as a convenience.

Resources: 2016 Summer Reading List & Pre-Order Form
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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 to access class grade information.

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

Student/Parent PowerSchool Login

New Student Program

The New Student Program (NSP) was designed to help students new to Solon High School adjust socially and academically. Next year, we will begin a new program for NEW students entering Solon High School in grades 10-12.

We are looking for present SHS students that we will train, to advise and welcome our new students. If you have moved to Solon in your education in our district and would like to help new students, please apply. If you have not moved to Solon, but have an interest in helping new students adjust to SHS, please apply.

Please apply using the link below.

The New Student Program Advising applications will be closing on Thursday, May 26th at 3:00 p.m. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT LATE APPLICATIONS.

Student Application Link

Elective Preference Survey

We are gathering data on possible electives to add for 2017 - 2018 school year and would like student input on courses that would be of interest.

Note: You must be logged in with your @solonschools.net student account in order to complete this survey.

Click here to Take the Survey

2016 End-of-Course Exam & Late Start Schedule

Please refer to the attached schedule for the late start and period times for the upcoming State of Ohio end-of-course exams on April 18, 19, 25 & 26 and May 2 & 3.

2016 Late Start & Period Schedule for End-of-Course Exams

Summer Learning Opportunities

Please click on the link below to view summer learning options for students in high school.

Summer Learning Options 2016

Class of 2016 Yard Sign

Graduation Yard Signs are available for pre-order only now through April 29.

Click here to print the order form!

Senior Project 2016

Use the link below to access information about the 2016 Senior Project. Students can login to access the application and once approved enter all necessary information that is required to complete Senior Project.

Senior Project Website

Program of Studies 2016-17

Program of Studies 2016-17

2015-16 SHS Parking Passes

A limited number of end-of-year permits are now available. All student fees must be paid to obtain a permit.

Parking Permit Website

Senior Yearbook Pictures due Friday, February 26th

Seniors and Senior Parents, please use the PDF below to review the deadlines for turning in your Senior photos in order for them to be included in the yearbook.

Senior Yearbook Pictures Deadlines

Athletic Handbook

The 2015-16 Solon Athletic Handbook is posted here for parents and students to read. The required sign off forms must be returned to your coach prior to participating in any sport..

2015-16 Athletic Handbook

SHS Bus Routes

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

SHS Bus Routes 2015-16 as of 8-24-15

SHS Student Handbook

Click on the file below to read the Solon High School Student Handbook.

SHS Handbook

Solon High School Exam Schedule

This schedule will be used for both semester and final exams. Requests to change an exam in advance MUST be approved by Ms. Short in writing. All exams must be taken within the Exam Schedule time frame.

2015-16 SHS Exam Schedule

Work Permit Instructions and Application

Please use the link below to download the work permit instructions and application.

Work Permit

2015 Best High Schools