Annual Art Show & Reception Showcases Student CreativityThursday, May 21, 2015
The creative works of Solon art students will be on exhibit during the annual show on May 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Solon High School atrium.
The artwork, created by students in grades 7-12, includes a wide variety of genres from photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, graphic design, wood and furniture crafts, jewelry and more.
Work from all middle and high school art classes – Drawing I, Drawing II, Painting I, Ceramics I, Ceramics II, Photography I, Photography II, Computer Graphics I, Computer Graphics II, Advanced studio, Advanced Graphic, AP studio, AP 3-D and AP 2-D – will be on exhibit.
Solon Middle School Science Olympiad Team Wins 2015 National ChampionshipSunday, May 17, 2015
Recording the lowest score ever, the Solon Middle School Science Olympiad team earned first place and national champion honors tonight at the 2015 national tournament at the University of Nebraska. It is Solon Middle School’s seventh national championship in the last eight years.
SMS team members medaled in 13 of the tournament’s 23 events en route to the first place trophy, earning a total low score of 152 and finishing 42 points ahead of the second place team and last year’s champion, Beckendorff Junior High from Texas.
“We are thrilled that our Solon Middle School team has won the Science Olympiad national championship once again,” said SMS Principal Eugenia Green. “The hard work and dedication of these students and their coaches is second to none. This accomplishment shines a spotlight for academic excellence on our students and district. Solon students have consistently performed at the highest level in Science Olympiad. Congratulations to the team members from SMS, Orchard Middle School and Solon High School, as well as our Solon science teachers, the volunteer coaches and the parents of these talented students.
Families Invited to After Prom Open House on May 16Friday, May 15, 2015
To provide a safe and 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 “#TBT 2015 - Your Throw Back Through Time” 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 “Throw Back” theme at Solon High School just prior to the event on Saturday, May 16, 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 ActivitiesFriday, May 15, 2015
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.
TPP Advocacy Day at the StatehouseWednesday, May 13, 2015
Solon Superintendent Joe Regano and Treasurer Tim Pickana are in Columbus again today advocating to retain the district's $8.3 million in annual TPP funding.
After visits to Senate offices, Mr. Regano and Mr. Pickana are testifying before the Senate Finance Education Subcommittee.
Please continue to contact our State Senator Tom Patton. Postcards are available at the Solon Board of Education office. Thank you for your help as we continue to fight for these critical replacement revenues.
Solon High School Named One of Nation’s Best by U.S. News & World Report Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Solon High School is one of only 19 schools in Ohio – and five in Northeast Ohio – to earn a Gold Medal Best rating in the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings for 2015. Solon High School ranked #12 in Ohio and #272 nationally. Additionally, SHS is the top-ranked Ohio school on the U.S. News Best STEM Schools list.
“We always look at a number of indicators related to how well our students are achieving district wide, including the data points considered in this rating, to ensure we are meeting every students’ needs academically,” said Solon Schools’ Superintendent Joseph Regano. “We are pleased to see our students’ achievement earned the high school a Gold Medal rating.”
Of the 19 Ohio schools earning Gold Medals, only five were in Northeast Ohio: Solon, Hudson, Aurora, Chagrin and Avon Lake.
The annual U.S. News Best High School rankings are based on data collected on more than 21,000 public high schools. The schools are ranked and issued the gold, silver and bronze rating awards based on their students’ performances on state assessments in math and reading, student-teacher ratios, and how well they prepare their students for college.
Solon High School Participating in National Click or Ticket Seat Belt Safety ProgramFriday, May 08, 2015
May is National Seat Belt Safety Awareness Month and Solon High School is once again participating in the national Click It or Ticket program sponsored by the National Highway Transportation Administration.
As part of the effort, Solon Police officers will be in the SHS parking lot over the next week checking for seat belts and providing “incentive tickets” for student drivers and their passengers who are adhering to the law and wearing their seat belts.
Parents should SHS student drivers and passengers to wear their seat belts at all times and should also be good role models by wearing their seat belts as well.
Traffic at the high school going in and out of the parking lots and driveways will be slower when the officers are present, so please be patient as the school participates in this life-saving educational program for our students.
Seat Belt Usage Facts from National Transportation Safety Board:
• Seat belt use is required by law for all vehicle occupants – drivers and passengers alike.
• The national seat belt use rate is only 87 percent.
• Seat belts save lives.
Solon High School Celebrates Academic Signing Day and the Class of 2015Wednesday, 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.