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).
Antoine Campbell selected as new Solon Middle School Assistant PrincipalFriday, April 17, 2015
Moving across S.O.M. Center Road, Antoine Campbell will become the new Solon Middle School assistant principal beginning this summer. Mr. Campbell is a Solon High School assistant principal. He will join Scott Hatteberg, who was recently named to replace retiring principal Eugenia Green, on the SMS administrative team.
An experienced administrator and educator, Mr. Campbell joined the Solon Schools eight years ago. He came to Solon from the Akron Schools, where he was a principal at the Akron Opportunity Center, an alternative school program for at-risk seventh and eighth grade students. He also worked as an assistant principal at Riedinger Middle School in Akron and in the Maple Heights City Schools. Mr. Campbell earned both his bachelor’s degree in education and his master’s in educational administration from the University of Ashland.
“Antoine’s blend of academic experience and interpersonal skills make him a perfect fit for Solon Middle School,” said Solon Schools’ Superintendent Joe Regano.
“I will miss the staff and students at Solon High School,” Mr. Campbell said.
Solon Middle School Science Olympiad Team Captures State ChampionshipMonday, April 13, 2015
Continuing its winning ways, the Solon Middle School Science Olympiad team won the Ohio championship this weekend at the state competition at OSU.
The state win qualifies the team for a return trip to the national tournament next month in Nebraska.
Congratulations to the students, their parents and their advisers!
Mr. Hatteberg Approved to Become New Solon Middle School Principal Starting August 1Monday, March 23, 2015
The Solon Board of Education tonight approved Scott Hatteberg to become the principal of Solon Middle School beginning August 1. He is replacing the current SMS principal, Eugenia Green, who is retiring this year.
Mr. Hatteberg has been with the Solon Schools 25 years, the past 15 years as the assistant principal at the middle school and he has earned the opportunity to succeed Mrs. Green. He began his tenure in the district as a seventh grade math teacher, and taught on 7-west for seven years.
“I am looking forwarding to continuing to serve the students of our school community, as well as the parents and staff in my new role as principal,” Mr. Hatteberg said. “I have really enjoyed teaching mathematics and serving as assistant principal of our school, and look forward to this next phase of my career. I am committed to focusing on each one of our students every day, and to continuing to make Solon Middle School an exciting and excellent educational opportunity for our city.”
SMS Yearbooks Must be Ordered by March 27thTuesday, March 17, 2015
All SMS 2014-2015 yearbook orders must be placed by Friday, March 27th or until we are sold out. The price for a yearbook is $45.00. To order a yearbook, please follow the instructions below.
All yearbooks will be delivered to students at school in late May. Extra yearbooks will not be available for purchase in May.
Thanks for your support.
The Yearbook Committee
To order the 2014-15 SMS yearbook, please use the following step-by-step instructions:
1. Go to www.yearbook.biz
2. Click on the link "Buy Your Yearbook" in the upper-right corner
3. On “Yearbook Order Center” page, enter SMS school code number "3491" and then click “continue”
4. On the “Welcome Solon Middle School” page, Select "Buy a Yearbook, Yearbook packages…” and then click “Continue with Order”
5. On the “Yearbook –Yearbook Early bird” page, choose the quantity and then click “Continue with Order”
6. Under Step 1, Click “Associate package with a student or business” and select “Click here to Choose”
7. Type first and last name of STUDENT.
8. Select "Grade”
9. Pay for item(s) in your cart via Credit card, check, debit card, etc.
Solon Middle School PTA Dining Out NightWednesday, March 11, 2015
Solon Middle School PTA will be hosting another Dining Out Night at Gionino’s Pizzeria (33637 Aurora Rd., 440-349-4600) on Tuesday March 24, 2015. This can be for pick-up or delivery. Please present the flyer attached below. 15% of the proceeds will benefit the Solon Middle School PTA. Resources: SMS PTA Dining Out Night
SMS PTA Dine-Around Town Fundraiser at Which Wich on February 21Friday, February 20, 2015
It's the first weekend Solon Middle School PTA Dine-Around Town event!
Head to Which Wich in Solon on Saturday, February 21, any time from 5 to 9 p.m.Resources: SMS Which Wich Flier
Show them the flier below and the SMS PTA receives 15% back from your order total. Good on dine in and carry out.
Updated Assessment Schedule for Solon Middle School StudentsThursday, February 12, 2015
Please find below the updated testing schedule for seventh and eighth grade students.
This schedule is for the state assessments aligned to the learning standards in the core content areas of English/Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. These new assessments have two parts:
• A performance-based assessment
• An end-of-year test
Solon students are taking the paper and pencil versions of these tests this year. Please note that these tests are given on multiple days, but the actual testing time per day is shorter than in the past with the OAAs. The testing window allowed by the state is short. It is important for your child to be in school on these days.
Read MoreResources: Printable Schedule