Seniors Last Day Friday, May 01, 2015
Good luck to the class of 2015 as our seniors head off today for senior project as a capstone to their senior year.
Students started the day outside early this morning with the traditional last day breakfast cookout.
Seniors also sported their glittery and colorful "senior shirts" chronicling important events and memories of their time in the Solon Schools.
Congratulations Seniors on Your Post-SHS Plans!Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Solon High School is marking the achievement of the Class of 2015 with its annual Academic Signing Day on April 29. Modeled after the headline-grabbing signing days when high school athletes sign letters of intent to colleges and universities for athletics, the Academic Signing Day provides a vehicle for all Solon seniors to have their photo taken while signing a certificate indicating where they will attend college or other post-high school plans, such as the military, safety force academies or the work force. The hundreds of signed certificates are then posted in the school.
Although not all students have made their final decisions about which colleges or universities they will attend, May 1st is the traditional “decision day.”
The success Solon students experience in choosing their “right match” college is a reflection on the hard work of the high school’s guidance counselors, which includes relationship building with admissions professionals at the nation’s colleges and universities. Solon High School has always had a positive reputation throughout Ohio as having outstanding students, but now SHS and its students are known nationally as well.
Solon Lacrosse Team Giving Back with Food Drive This WeekTuesday, April 28, 2015
The Solon lacrosse team is collecting food for those in need this week. The donations will be delivered to the WomenSafe, a domestic abuse shelter and resource center in Chesterland.
The team will be collecting non-perishable food items at its games vs. St. Ignatius on Wednesday, April 29. Students can get into the game two for the price of one if they bring a friend to the game and both Solon students bring canned or boxed food items to donate. All fans are encouraged to bring donations to the JV game at 5 p.m. or to the varsity game at 7 p.m. The buy-one-get-one ticket to the game is only open to Solon students.
The team’s outreach project will continue on Saturday, May 2, as the team will fan out through the city to collect donations for WomenSafe from Solon residents. Donations may also be dropped off at the team’s centralized collection center next to the high school stadium from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
WomenSafe provides 24 hour support and crisis management, and provides a COPEline at 888-285-5665.
What I would tell my freshman selfTuesday, April 28, 2015
1. Appreciate your classes when they’re easy
Freshman year of high school was the easiest load of work so far. However, I was too naive to appreciate this at the time, and I really wish
I could have enjoyed it more now that I have a much tougher schedule. I failed to realize how much harder high school can be as I get older. If I knew exactly how much harder school would get, I really would have appreciated freshman year more than I did two years ago. I’m not saying
freshman year is going to be totally easy for everyone, but students definitely don’t have as many opportunities as upperclassmen do to take
Honors and AP classes.
2. Get involved early
It’s one thing for a student to engage in hard classes and do well in school, but it is almost just as important to be well rounded outside of school as well. Whether it’s joining a sports team or a serious club, don’t hesitate to try something new. There is only so much time to get involved in high school, so you don’t want to waste any time that you could be making lasting memories. Along with sports, clubs, and extra-curriculars, attending additional school functions is worthwhile.
Get Your Class of 2015 Yard Sign! The Deadline to Pre-Order is May 1Friday, April 24, 2015
Graduation yard signs are only available through pre-order. Signs are $15 and the deadline is approaching to order. Paid orders are due on Friday, May 1, and signs will be ready for pick up at the Senior Honors Banquet and Awards Program on Tuesday, May 19, from 4:45 to 7 p.m. outside the Senior Commons.
Signs are available by pre-order only. To be sure your yard has the 2015 SHS graduating senior sign, print out the attached form and return it as directed with the $15 pre-payment. Checks should be made payable to SHS PTA. If your student is dropping off a pre-order in the SHS office, please be sure the outside of the envelope is clearly marked “Graduation Sign.”Resources: Class of 2015 Sign Order Form
Intrinsic Art Auction April 25 Benefits Charity:WaterThursday, April 23, 2015
Solon High School is hosting an Intrinsic Art Auction on Saturday, April 25 from 5-7 p.m. at in the atrium.
Sponsored by the student philanthropic club Intrinsic Art, the annual auction connects art to the community and raises money for a charitable cause. This year, Intrinsic Art will donate the proceeds from the auction of original student works to Charity: Water.
Charity: Water is dedicated to establishing long-lasting clean water flows in developing nations.
Intrinsic Art has raised more than $2,000 in past auctions for Soldiers’ Angels, Doctors Without Borders and the Heifer International organizations.
Solon Future Problem Solvers Earn Trophies at the State BowlThursday, April 23, 2015
Defending their “home turf,” Solon’s Orchard, Solon Middle School and Solon High School Future Problem Solving teams and individual competitors competing in the State Bowl won 13 trophies in four different competitions.
Fourteen Solon students qualified for the International Competition at Iowa State University in June: Jake Adelstein, Ryan Ebenstein, Alex Fan and Lauren Tucker (SHS); Lea Kim, Alison Xin, Timothy Yi, Albert Zhu, Julia Fan, Neha Gupta, Sandy Shen, Rachel Wilson and Nicholas Kernan (SMS); and Natalie Miller (Orchard).
“I am so proud of all of our Solon competitors,” said Sabrina Tirpak, Solon FPS advisor. “The hard work and commitment show in the success our teams demonstrated throughout the competition.”
Overall, Solon students won the following awards at states:
• Global Issues Problem Solving
Solon Middle School: Lea Kim, Alison Xin, Timothy Yi and Albert Zhu (first) and Julia Fan, Neha Gupta, Sandy Shen and Rachel Wilson (second).
Solon High School: Jake Adelstein, Ryan Ebenstein, Alex Fan and Lauren Tucker (second) and Dorothy Chan, Jessica Jin, Chris Guo and Kathleen (third).
PREVIEW: Q&A with retiring teacher Mr. DigiovanniThursday, April 23, 2015
Q: How long have you been teaching and/or coaching in Solon?
A: I’ve been coaching the wrestling team here at SHS since 1983 and teaching physical education since 1985.
Q: What was your favorite part of working here at SHS?
A: Seeing the kids change and grow up and have an understanding of the importance of hard work, communication [and] working together; seeing kids mature [and] develop; seeing kids understand why they are asked to do things they might not want to do; getting kids to enjoy things they didn’t expect to enjoy doing.
Q: What was the hardest part of working here at SHS?
READ THE ANSWER TO THIS AND MORE--Issue 8 of the Courier is out Friday, April 24!