Solon Board of Education Adopts Strategic Planning Recommendations Monday, December 15, 2014
Following more than four years of study and analysis through the district’s Strategic Planning process, the Solon Board of Education tonight approved recommendations consolidating Solon’s existing K-4 elementary schools into three buildings – Roxbury, Parkside and Lewis Elementary Schools. By consolidating and redistricting, the Solon Schools will achieve the dual goals of increasing student capacity and improving enrollment balance among the elementary buildings.
Arthur Road Elementary School will continue to serve students in grades 1-4 for the 2015-16 year, but starting in August 2016, all Arthur Road students will transition to their new schools. The new attendance zones will be in effect when school starts in August 2015 for all students new to Solon and the entering kindergarten class. The board action includes a multi-year transition plan and sets parameters for families to opt for their children to start at their new school in next fall.
“We have been looking at enrollment data for many years and the trends are continuing and clear,” said Solon Schools’ Superintendent Joe Regano.
Read MoreResources: Final Strategic Planning Report - Adopted by Solon Board of Education | Solon Schools Elementary Attendance Zone Map
Registration Is Now Open for Saturday Enrichment Program For Students in Grades 1-6 Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Registration is under way for the Solon Schools’ Saturday Enrichment Program classes. More than 35 classes are being offered this year for students in first through sixth grade.
The classes include a wide range of engaging topics such as arts and crafts, cooking, culture, languages, sciences, musical theater, cheerleading, music and much more. To see the complete catalog with information about each class, use the link below.
Classes are held at Solon Middle School from 9 to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on the following Saturday mornings February 7, 14, 21 & 28 and March 7 & 14.
All classes are taught by Solon High School students under adult supervision.
The cost for these 6-week classes is only $40. To register or for more information, contact Pam Bulson at the Solon Board of Education at email@example.com or (440) 349-7306. To register via email to Pam Bulson, please include student name, grade, school, parent name, phone number and class requested. Parents may also register in person on Saturday, January 10 from 8-11 a.m.
The registration deadline is January 23, 2015.
Read MoreResources: Course Catalog - 2015 Saturday Enrichment Program
Annual Solon Comets Spirit Store Sale Is This WeekWednesday, December 10, 2014
The Solon Comets Spirit Store is open this week for its annual end-of-season sale.
Located in the pool lobby area of Solon High School (on the far west side of the building), the Spirit Store stocks Solon Comets sportswear for students and adults. The end-of-season sale hours are:
Wednesday, December 10 ● 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, December 12 ● 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 13 ● from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Please enter the high school through the west pool lobby doors to locate the store. After this sale, the Comets Spirit Store closes for the year.
Support Solon Wrestlers and Athletic Boosters This WeekendFriday, December 05, 2014
Solon is hosting the annual Comet Classic Friday and Saturday, December 5-6. Thirty-five Solon wrestlers will be competing in this event, which features 24 area schools.
The action begins in the Solon High School gyms at 4:30 p.m. today with three championship rounds and one consolation round.
Saturday action begins at 10:30 a.m. with consolation rounds, and continues with the semi-finals at noon and finals at 6:30 p.m.
Individual session tickets are $7 for adult general admission and $4 for students and senior citizens over 62.
Event passes good for all three sessions are available on Friday. Adult passes are $15 and student/senior are $10.
Solon Middle School Science Fair Spotlights Scientific MethodThursday, December 04, 2014
The results of weeks of research, data collection and analysis by Solon Middle School eighth graders were on display this week during the 2014 school Science Fair. More than 130 students participated in this year's fair.
Students' projects adhered to the scientific method. During the fair judging this week, students shared their thinking and outcomes with two different judges.
Solon High School Juniors Jump Started the College Process TodayTuesday, December 02, 2014
College spirit was roaring at SHS today as guidance counselors met with all juniors during their English classes for the Junior Jump-Start program to provide college planning information and directions for getting started with the process.
As part of the program, students were directed to utilize the SHS guidance web pages (www.solonschools.org/guidance) as a resource-rich source for up-to-date information on the college application and selection process. The pages include useful web links and all necessary student handouts and forms for the career and college planning process. Resources: SHS Guidance Pages
Solon Organized Parent Education Network Hosts Program on Alternative Therapies & Strategies for ADD/ADHD on December 8Tuesday, December 02, 2014
The Solon Organized Parent Education Network is hosting the second part in a series on ADD/ADHD on December 8 at 7 p.m. in the Solon Board of Education conference room. Dr. Olga Estrina, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice, will present updates on Alternative Treatments and Strategies.
Her presentation will focus on a comprehensive, holistic approach to ADHD and the most current research in the field.
Please RSVP to Solon’s Parent Mentor Anne Harmody at firstname.lastname@example.org.Resources: December 8 OPEN ADD-ADHD Program
Information for Parents on New Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2018, New Testing Requirements and the 2014-15 SHS Testing ScheduleTuesday, November 25, 2014
With new graduation testing and end-of-course requirements on the horizon, Solon High School is providing families with a tentative schedule of testing dates so they can plan accordingly. Families should use this schedule as a guide when making travel plans or scheduling appointments during the school day. Although the state Department of Education and legislature are still making changes to the requirements, Solon High School is moving forward with this schedule. If anything specific changes related to high school testing, the high school will communicate those changes right away.
Sophomores, juniors and seniors (the classes of 2015-2017) follow the current pathways to graduation and their graduation test requirements are the Ohio Graduation Tests (Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies). Sophomores will take the OGT the week of March 16-20.
Freshmen (the class of 2018) are the first students who will be required to follow the new pathways to graduation.
Read MoreResources: View New Graduation Requirements Here - Class of 2018 and Beyond