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!
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.
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.
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.
Solon High School Chess Team 3-Peats as State ChampionMonday, 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 JuneMonday, 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).