Welcome to Solon Schools and the Solon Family

Congratulations to Solon students, staff and families on an excellent State of Ohio School Report Card. Solon Schools ranked #3 in the state and #1 in Northeast Ohio!


Have a fun and relaxing summer! First day of school is August 18!

SMS & SHS schedules are not final. PowerSchool is now locked as schedules are subject to change. Final schedules will be mailed Aug. 7-11.

High School Stage Will Sizzle With Drama Club Fundraiser August 7 & 8
Friday, July 24, 2015

The Solon High School Drama Club is set to stage its popular summer fundraiser SHS Sizzles on August 7 and 8 on the high school auditorium stage.

Show time is 7 p.m., with a barbecue dinner prior to the show starting at 6 p.m.

This summer’s production is “Wish List,” a compilation of songs from the shows the Drama Club members and advisers “have always wanted to do,” said adviser Kris Ferencie. “We will be performing an eclectic collection of songs, including pieces from Camelot, Finian’s Rainbow, South Pacific, Chess, 1776, Big River, Wicked, Newsies, and Mamma Mia just to name a few.”

Drama Club member Olivia Chamberlain will emcee the evening, with performances by Danielle Stanek, Ally Benjamin, Jacob Burko, Meredith Maiorana, Kyle Maiorana, JR Heckman, Chad Ressler, Jake Ressler, Sydney Klein, Sam Novak, Kyle Novak, Megan Lebowitz, Bridget Miozzi, Lilly Saunders, Emily McCulley, Emma Moughan, Jessie Uggucini, Brandon Zlotnik, Jeremy Klein, and Talia Mesnick.

Tickets are $14 and include dinner with a choice of grilled chicken, hamburger, hot dog, veggie burger or steak; potato salad or coleslaw; corn bread; beverage; and dessert.

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Resources: Buy SHS Sizzles Tickets Here

Parking Permits Now Available for Juniors and Seniors
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

All juniors and seniors are eligible to obtain parking permits for next school year by registering online beginning today.

All juniors and seniors who are already licensed drivers are eligible to apply for parking permits. Those who do not yet have their license will be able to apply as soon as they have their Ohio driver’s license.

To apply for a parking permit, look for the 2015-16 Parking Permit link under “News & Notes” on the right side of the SHS home page. Click on “Parking Permit Application Website” and follow the step-by-step instructions.

To pay for the permit, please log into your EZpay account (when you complete the registration form, you will automatically be directed to the EZpay site). The Parking Permit purchase option is located under the Activity Fees link. If you do not have an EZpay account, you may register your child on the EZpay site at this time. Vocational students: Due to the reduced charge for your permits, you must register online, but pay in person ($12.50) when you pick up your permit.

All past due fees and fines must be paid before registering on line.

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Save the Date: August 12 is Freshman Orientation
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dear Class of 2019:

Welcome to Solon High School!

Mark your calendars for the SHS Freshman Orientation Program on Wednesday, August 12. The program will begin promptly at 9 a.m. in the Solon High School Auditorium, so please plan to arrive by 8:45 a.m. The program runs until 10:30 a.m. Dress is casual.

Although parents are welcome to attend, this program is designed for our new students at Solon High School.

During Orientation, you will receive your 2015-16 class schedule, tour the high school, learn about clubs and other activities, and locate your locker and classes listed on your schedule.

Locks and agenda planners will be available for purchase. Locks are $10 and may be purchased with cash or on EZPay (print the receipt and bring it to pick up the lock). The planners are $6 and may be purchased with cash or a check made payable to Solon Academic Boosters.

Once you receive your schedule, you will be able to look on your teachers’ websites to determine which supplies are needed for each class.

If you cannot attend, your schedule will be mailed to you in the afternoon of Wednesday, August 12.

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New District-PTA Calendar Now Available
Monday, July 20, 2015

The 2015-16 school year events calendar is here. All families will receive a copy in the mail at the beginning of August, but to begin your planning now, a color pdf file of this year's calendar is posted here for your convenience.

Please mark your calendar for the upcoming back-to-school and orientation events planned in August.

We look forward to seeing the students soon!

Resources: 2015-16 Solon Schools' Calendar

Zach Bogorad, SHS Class of 2015, Helps Propel U.S. Physics Team to Second Place Tie at International Physics Olympiad
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Solon High School 2015 graduate Zach Bogorad earned a gold medal en route to helping the United States Physics Team to a tie for second place at the 46th International Physics Olympiad in Mumbai, India. Individually, Zach also earned a tie for fifth place on the rigorous experimental exam during the 10-day competition from July 5-12, which featured the world's top high school physics students.

Overall, the U.S. team won four gold and one silver medal, tying the team with Russia, Taiwan and Korea. Only the team from China earned five gold medals.

Zach qualified for the U.S. traveling team in May after an demanding study “boot camp” at the University of Maryland, where team members engaged in intense studying, labs and exams, and problem solving. The five-member traveling team then went to Thailand in late June to train with the Thai team.

This is the fifth Olympiad at which the U.S. team brought home four gold medals and a silver. Previously, the team earned this level of achievement in 1995 in Australia, 2006 in Singapore, 2008 in Vietnam and 2009 in Mexico. The U.S.

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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 Nationals
Sunday, 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.”


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News and Notes:

PowerSchool Gradebook Login

Students and Parents: Follow the link below to login to the online PowerSchool Gradebook.

STUDENTS: Use your Network login to access class grade information.

PARENTS: Create an account and use access code mailed to you to add your students.

Student/Parent PowerSchool Login

SHS Required 2015 Summer Reading List

Please click on the link below to view the final SHS Summer Reading List.

2015 Summer Reading List

Program of Studies 2015-16

Program of Studies 2015-16

SHS Student Handbook

Click on the file below to read the Solon High School Student Handbook.

SHS Handbook

2015-16 SHS Parking Passes

Register beginning July 20th. Permits are only available for 11th and 12th Grade students at that time.

Parking Permit Letter
Parking Permit Website

2015 Best High Schools