October 15 Special Schedule RemindersTuesday, October 14, 2014
Remember that SHS will have a special schedule on Wednesday, October 15. All freshman and sophomores will be taking the ACT ASPIRE college and career readiness test. Testing will begin promptly at 7:50 a.m. and should conclude at approximately 12:45 p.m.
Most of our juniors will be taking the PSAT. Juniors who signed up for the PSAT will begin testing promptly at 7:50 a.m. Students should be finished testing at approximately 11:15 a.m.
All 9th, 10th and 11th grade students are permitted to leave the building for the day when they are finished with their respective tests.
Seniors do not need to come to school tomorrow. They may use this time to work on their college applications or other assignments at home. Junior students who are not taking the PSAT may also use the day to complete assignments or other work at home.
The bus routes will run at the regularly scheduled times in the morning and the afternoon. If students do not find a way home after testing is complete, they will be supervised by school personnel in a quiet study area.
SHS shedding light on depression and suicide prevention during Mental Health Awareness Week Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Solon High School is spreading awareness about depression, mental illness and suicide prevention this week. All week during morning announcements, the health and physical education department is
sharing important information with students, including:
• Depression is a treatable illness just like cancer, asthma, diabetes or heart disease. It is not a weakness or a character flaw. Depression can be genetic and/or triggered by events in a person’s life.
• Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals age 15-24.
• More teenagers die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease combined.
• Half of all lifetime cases of clinical depression begin by age 14.
• According to the Ohio Department of Mental Health, 20 percent of high school students have seriously considered suicide, 14 percent have made a plan and 9 percent have made a suicide attempt.
• In 90 percent of suicides, the individuals taking their own lives previously struggled with depression or other mental illnesses.
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Solon Plans FutureTuesday, September 30, 2014
The Solon Schools held a strategic planning community meeting Tuesday, Sept. 30, to discuss potential changes in the Solon school district.
The district has been contemplating changes for several years as kindergarten enrollment began to decrease.
“We focus on kindergarten enrollment, because how that goes dictates what’s going to happen in the future,” said Joseph Regano, Superintendent of the Solon City Schools.
With kindergarten enrollment decreasing, building capacities in the four Solon elementary schools – Arthur Road, Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury – have subsequently gone down as well, creating inefficiencies. The district Strategic Planning Committee convened an action team in 2011 to study enrollment issues and efficient use of district facilities. That committee made a number of recommendations to the Solon Board of Education, including setting a trigger point of 275 students enrolling in kindergarten for two consecutive years. If that threshold was not met, the report called for the district to reopen the planning process to address the capacity issues.
Solon High School Show Choir Stages Cabaret Night on September 20Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The musicians of Solon High School’s show choir, Music in Motion, will showcase their talents during the group’s annual Cabaret Night on September 20. This musical fund-raiser for the show choir is staged as a true cabaret, with attendees enjoying entertainment and dessert in an intimate coffee house setting on the Solon High School auditorium stage.
Doors open at 6 for the silent auction and the entertainment begins at 7 p.m. The funds raised from the auction and the event help support the show choir’s competition fees and travel expenses.
“Cabaret Night is a tremendous showcase of the individual talents of our students,” said show choir adviser and SHS music teacher Gary Lewis. “The remainder of the year is spent working with the group as a whole, so it benefits the students to know how their individual talent plugs in to the overall complexion of Music In Motion. Every year, I am simply amazed by the artistry and talent on our stage.”
Tickets are $18 for reserved seats and $10 for general admission. All seating includes complimentary desserts and coffee. Tickets are available online at http://solon.es/cabaret or at the door on the night of the event.
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Dunking for the Cure!Friday, September 12, 2014
An amazing day of spirit at Solon High School today as students donated to the Comets for the Cure campaign for chances to dunk their teachers and administrators! The tank was full and staff were splashing into the water continuously from 2nd through 6th periods. This day was the epitome of We Are SC!
Congratulations to Our 17 SHS Seniors Recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program Today!Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Solon High School is celebrating 17 seniors today who have been named as Semi-Finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
“Everyone at Solon High School is proud of the academic achievements of the entire class of 2015,” said Solon High School Principal Erin Short. “We are also delighted to see the number of our students who have been named to the roster of National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists for this year. The high number of students recognized each year in the National Merit Scholar programs is a direct reflection of the commitment to continuing excellence here at Solon High School and throughout the Solon Schools.”
The 17 National Merit Semi-Finalists from Solon High School are Sara Anjum, Dallin Ashton, Monika Bandi, Zachary Bogorad, Lauren Finkenthal, Christopher Guo, Yi-Lin Huang, Zhong Huang, Indeep Janda, Yucen Li, Amardeep Mudhar, Rachel Prokopius, Catherine Riordan, Josh Rosenberg, Andre Saunders, Shreyas Tallamraju and Cameron Wells.
Each of these students earned a score on the PSAT that was high enough to rank them as a National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist.
Solon High School Visit Day for Eighth Graders Now Attending Private Schools Set for October 29Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Solon High School is opening its doors on Wednesday, October 29, to prospective students currently attending private or parochial schools. This annual Solon High School Visit Day is for Solon and Glenwillow residents – both students and their parents – who are currently enrolled in eighth grade at a private or parochial school and who are considering enrolling in the high school as ninth graders for the 2015-16 school year.
The October 29 program is scheduled for 8 a.m. until 10:35 a.m. at Solon High School, 33600 Inwood Road. Students and parents should enter through the front entrance doors of Solon High School, where they will check in for the program. The session begins promptly at 8 a.m.
Prospective students and their parents will meet with SHS administrators and guidance counselors for a 30-minute introduction to the school and its academic and extracurricular offerings, followed by a brief building tour. Finally, prospective students will spend two academic periods shadowing a current SHS freshman.
At 10:35 a.m., students will sign out in the guidance office and should be picked up by parents at that time.
Homecoming 2014Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Bring the form below along with the payment outside the bookstore from September 22th – 26th to pick up your ticket and T-shirt!!
If you are bringing a guest to the dance that does not attend Solon, please fill out and turn in the Guest form found in the office. If you have any past fines, you will not be able to purchase a ticket!Resources: Homecoming 2014 Form | Dance Guest Authorization