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Congratulations to Solon’s Orchard, SMS and SHS Future Problem Solving Teams! They all had a successful weekend at the FPS State Bowl, hosted here in Solon.  Solon teams and individual competitors won 26 awards and earned eight of the 10 possible spots to qualify for the international competition in June in Iowa!  

Next OPEN Program on April 23 Addresses Behavior Interventions
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The topic for the next educational seminar sponsored by the Solon Organized Parent Education Network is Interventions for Common Behavior Problems in Children and Teens. The program is slated for April 23 from 7-9 p.m. in the Solon Board of Education Conference Room at 33800 Inwood Road.

Valerie Gottfried-Smith, Solon Schools’ psychologist, will share strategies parents can utilize for children who have challenges with anxiety, attention and organization, self-esteem, and social skills. Parents who attend this session will learn hands-on skills that can be implemented immediately at home.

Passover meals available in the school cafeterias April 15-22
Monday, April 14, 2014

All Solon Schools’ cafeterias will offer a Passover meal option April 15-22.

On Tuesday and Thursday the meal is one hard-cooked egg, one ounce of mozzarella string cheese, matzah, two servings of fruit (without corn syrup) and milk.

On Wednesday the meal is one-half cup of cottage cheese, one ounce of string cheese, matzah, two servings of fruit (without corn syrup) and milk.

Students and staff members who eat in the satellite cafeterias at Arthur Road, Lewis, Roxbury and Orchard must order a Passover meal with the daily lunch count at the beginning of the school day. The person’s name will be on the lunch when it is delivered to the school and no additional meals will be available. There are no other substitutions or changes.

The high school, middle school and Parkside will have sufficient lunches available on the serving lines.

The student lunch price remains $3.10 for grades K-6 and for the $3.35 middle and high schools. The adult meal price for the Passover meal is $4, with or without milk.

Roxbury's Right to Read Celebration Continued Today with a Special Guest Reader
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ohio Rep. Marlene Anielski spent the morning at Roxbury as a special guest reader for the school's Right to Read Week program. In addition to reading to students in grades K-2, Rep. Anielski shared fun facts about the state of Ohio.

Three Ohio Truman Scholar Finalists Are Solon High School Graduates
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Three of the seven Ohio finalists for the prestigious 2014 Truman Scholarship are Solon High School graduates. Andrew Kovtun (University of South Carolina-Columbia), Anirudh Krishna (Washington University) and Trent Navran (Rice University) are all members of the SHS class of 2011 and finalists for the competitive national Truman Scholarship, which is awarded to the nation’s top college students pursuing graduate school and careers in government or public service.

College juniors must be nominated by their undergraduate institution to be considered for the scholarship. This year, 655 students from 294 different colleges and universities were nominated based on their academic, public service and leadership achievement. The scholarship winners will be announced later this month.

“We are honored to call these outstanding alumni Comets,” said Solon High School Principal Erin Short. “While we are not surprised to see them continue to stand out in the university setting, everyone at Solon High School is proud to see three members of the class of 2011 on the list of Ohio finalists for this important scholarship.

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Roxbury Students are Knocking It Out of the Park for Right to Read Week!
Monday, April 07, 2014

Roxbury students kicked off Right to Read Week today with a baseball-themed pep rally led by Skipper, the Lake County Captains' mascot. Students will be celebrating Right to Read Week with a different baseball theme each day and "stop, dropping and reading" every time Take Me Out to the Ball Game plays over the P.A. system.

Everybody Get Footloose! Solon High School Spring Musical Runs April 10-13
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Solon High School Drama Club is staging Footloose! as its 2014 spring musical April 10-13.

Showtimes are Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, except for opening night. Student tickets are $5 for the Thursday night general admission show. Solon senior citizens are free to all shows with proof of Solon residency.

To purchase tickets and select reserved seats online, go to http://solon.es/footloose. Solon senior citizens should email footloosetix@gmail.com in order to receive a special code to order complimentary tickets online. There is $1 service charge for ordering tickets online. Please be sure to print your tickets after ordering them online. The box office will be unable to print online tickets purchased in advance.

The box office opens one hour prior to curtain time on the day of shows.

Resources: Purchase Tickets Here

Solon Council of PTAs' Spring Budget Bin Sale Runs April 2-8
Friday, March 28, 2014

The Solon Council of PTAs’ annual Spring Budget Bin sale is just around the corner, running from April 2-8. The five-day community consignment sale provides the funding necessary for the many scholarships the PTA awards to graduating seniors from Solon High School each year.

The spring sale, located in the Parkside Elementary School gym at 6845 S.O.M. Center Road, offers a wide variety of new and gently used spring and summer clothing, toys, household items, baby necessities, books and videos, sporting equipment and more at bargain prices.

The Solon Council of PTAs receives 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale. These funds, along with the money raised during the fall sale, are placed in the Lois Gazeley Scholarship Fund, through which the Solon PTA Council awards college scholarships to Solon High School seniors.

Budget Bin consignment day is Wednesday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, and sale days are Thursday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The bonus sale days, with 30 percent off prices, are Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Monday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Harvest for Hunger Campaign Now Under Way
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Solon Schools are supporting the Solon Fire Department’s annual Harvest for Hunger campaign. Donation collection containers are stationed in the front lobby of all Solon school buildings now through the start of spring break.
Students are encouraged to bring in non-perishable items, which will be donated to the Cleveland Food Bank.

Although any non-perishable food is welcome, the Food Bank is in particular need of protein items such as soups, stews, peanut butter and tuna.

Thank you for your support and giving back to those in need.

Feature Archive

News and Notes:

SHS Summer Reading List

Please find attached the summer reading list for many of Solon High School's English and Social Studies classes. Books marked with an * will have an accompanying assignment. Check the SHS web site for those assignments beginning in June.

2014 SHS Summer Reading List

2014-15 School Year Calendar

The first day of school for the 2014-15 school year will be Tuesday, August 19. Please note that the last days of the grading periods are yet to be determined.

2014-15 Solon School Calendar

Saturday Enrichment Programming

Registration for Solon's popular Saturday Enrichment Programming is now open. Click on the link below to see this year's course offerings!

Saturday Enrichment Program Book

Know Your Schools

Please click on the link below to read the new edition of the district newsletter.

Know Your Schools Fall 2013

OPEN Educational Seminars

Please click on the link below to see the complete program offerings from the Solon Organized Parent Education Network this year.

OPEN Program Brochure 2013-14

2013-14 District-PTA Calendar

The new 2013-14 calendar is here! You can download your own copy by clicking on the link below. One hard copy will be mailed to each family soon.

2013-14 Solon Schools Calendar

Day Care Transportation Form 2013-14

Please be sure to complete the Day Care Transport form and submit it to the Transportation Department if your child will be attending a before or after school day care program in Solon.

Day Care Bus Form 2013-14

Summer Meal Assistance

The Solon Mobile Food Pantry provides meal assistance to families in need throughout the year on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Click on the flier below for details.

Solon Mobile Food Pantry

2013-14 School Calendar

Click on the link below to see the summary calendar for the 2013-14 school year.

Solon Schools Calendar 2013-14