Summer Reading: Don't Experience a Summer Slide!Friday, June 05, 2015
All Solon students are encouraged to read over the summer. There are specific requirements and suggestions for all grade levels.
It is important to have fun and engage in creative activities over the summer break, but maintaining reading is critical to continued academic growth and achievement.
> Students in grades K-4 should read at least 500 minutes this summer. A summer reading calendar is posted below and on each elementary home page to help students track their minutes.
> Students in grades 5-6 should read at least 1,000 pages this summer.
> Students in grades 7-8 must read at least one fiction and one non-fiction book of their own choosing.
> Students in grades 9-12 should read books of their own choosing as well as the required readings for individual classes as posted on the SHS site. Please be sure to check back at the end of June for specific assignments that may accompany high school readings.
Have a great summer and happy reading!
Solon High School's Academic Challenge Team Earns 5th at NationalsSunday, May 31, 2015
The Solon High School Academic Challenge team earned fifth place at the National Academic Quiz Tournament this weekend in Chicago.
Helping Solon to the top 5 national finish were team members Rohin Devanathan, Aakash Singh, Aniketh Udipi and John Xiang.
The team captured the second place trophy at the state tournament last month to qualify for nationals.
Josh Frazier approved to join Solon High School administrative team as assistant principal Friday, May 29, 2015
The Solon Board of Education last night approved Josh Frazier as the new assistant principal at Solon High School. He will replace Antoine Campbell, who is transitioning to become assistant principal at Solon Middle School.
Mr. Frazier is a seasoned educator and administrator, who excels at relationship building with students, families and staff. He comes to Solon from the Warrensville Heights Schools, where he has held administrative roles at Warrensville Heights High School as both co-principal and assistant principal.
“I am so excited about Josh joining the SC family,” said Solon High School Principal Erin Short. “His passion for all kids combined with his experience and desire to be the best he can be align with both our district mission and that of Solon High School. I believe we found an outstanding candidate and I cannot wait for him to get to work with our team.”
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.
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.