Swimming season wrap-upMonday, March 10, 2014
Taylor Lurie - People Editor
The boys swim team performed at a high level during the State competition this year placing fourth in the state and making Solon’s swim team overall the best public school swimming team in all of Ohio.
Junior Grant Pinchot finished fourth in the 100 meter butterfly relay and fifth in the 100 meter backstroke relay. In addition, Pinchot and teammates junior Jack McNulty, junior Chris Gou and senior Patrick Tippenthat placed third in the 200 meter medley. The medley consists of swimming butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Lastly, Pinchot took sixth in the 200 meter freestyle relay with senior Andrew Mitchell, senior Patrick Tippen, and junior Anthony Immormino.
Guo took eighth place in the 200 meter individual medley (IM). IM is an event in which an individual swimmer swims an equal distance in four different strokes-butterfly, backstroke, breastroke and freestyle. Guo also finished 13th in the 100 meter breastroke relay.
Ohio Graduation Test Week Reminders for March 10-14Sunday, March 09, 2014
All Solon High School sophomores will be taking the Ohio Graduation Test during the week of March 10-14. Because of this testing, Solon High School is adjusting the bell schedule for all students this week.
Testing for sophomores begins at the regular start time of 7:50 a.m. and sophomores are expected to be in their testing rooms by 7:45 a.m. Sophomores will take a different section of the Ohio Graduation Test between 7:50 a.m. and 10:05 a.m. daily. Sophomores should bring a #2 pencil to the test – mechanical pencils are not allowed.
For all SHS students, the official school day will begin with first period starting at 10:15 a.m., and all classes will be held each day. The revised bell schedule for the week is posted here on the Solon High School home page.
The buses will run at regular times all week. Ninth, 11th and 12th grade students who arrive to school before 8 a.m. must report to study hall. Please be advised that all entry doors will be locked between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. All students not taking the OGT will be permitted to enter the building at 10 a.m. and will be allowed to go to their lockers at 10:05.
Hockey End of Year Wrap-upThursday, March 06, 2014
Lindsey Helfman - Journalism 1
Even after their 4-2 loss against Mentor, the Solon Hockey team has shown great talent once again this season. The Comets now play in the Red-Division, which is divided into two levels, North and South, in which they compete in the Red-South Division. Since moving to the highest level of play this year, Head Coach Mike Stephens and four players have been recognized.
Sophomore Alex Wu and Junior Frank Nagy both made the third-team All-Division. Senior captain Mike Krenn made the second-team, and sophomore assistant captain Zach Mandry made the first-team. Head Coach Mike Stephens was also named Coach of The Year for the Red South Division Teams. Krenn was again acknowledged by making the third-team for the Red All-League Team, which includes both Red North and Red South teams, along with Mandry who made the first-team.
Spirit Bus for the Girls Regional Championship basketball gameWednesday, March 05, 2014
The SHS athletic department will be offering a Spirit Bus for the Girls Regional Championship basketball game in Canton this Friday, March 7 at the Canton Civic Center. All interested students need to sign-up in the Athletic Office by Thursday.
The bus will leave from the high school pool pad at 5:45 p.m. on Friday and should return home by 10:00. Cost for the Spirit Bus is $10 per student - this INCLUDES the cost of your game ticket! Again, students must sign-up and bring their $10 by Thursday.
Come out and support our Lady Comets as they continue their tournament play this Friday, March 7 at 7:30! We are SC!
Spirit Bus for the Girls Regional Semi-Final basketball gameSaturday, March 01, 2014
Fill the Bus
The SHS athletic department will be offering a Spirit Bus for the Girls Regional Semi-Final basketball game in Canton this Tuesday, March 4 at the Canton Civic Center. All interested students need to sign-up in the Athletic Office Monday.
The bus will leave from the high school pool pad at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday and should return home by 9:30. Cost for the Spirit Bus is $10 per student - this INCLUDES the cost of your game ticket! Again, students must sign-up and bring their $10 on Monday.
Come out and support our Lady Comets as they continue their tournament play this Tuesday, March 4 against Canton McKinley! We are SC!
Hinchen opens his second actTuesday, February 25, 2014
Bobby Lowery - Sports Columnist
One June day this past summer could have changed senior Gordon Hinchen’s life forever.
“Coming so close to death does that to people,” he said.
On what should have been a routine afternoon of enjoying the beauties of nature, tragedy struck. Hinchen scaled nearly 10 feet of the 30 foot oak tree adjacent to his front yard until a branch snapped and he was sent
plummeting to the ground. He immediately went into into shock, and lost the ability to control his senses.
“All I could see was total darkness, so as far as I could tell; I was dead,” Hinchen said. “I was dead. I was immobilized.”
While he wasn’t dead, he did end up shattering his C1 and C2 cervical bones in his neck and damaging a major artery. What followed were months of intense physical activities, recovery and rest. Every small movement became painful, as did seemingly ordinary activities such as
sleeping, or simply turning his head.
“The doctors said it was nothing short of a miracle that I survived and furthermore that I wasn’t paralyzed,” Hinchen explained.
These injuries haven’t stopped the will of Hinchen. Not a chance.
Guidance News March 2014Tuesday, February 25, 2014
AP Exam Fees
A reminder for all AP students and their parents: AP exam fees were due to the SHS bookstore by March 7. Checks should be made payable to “Solon Board of Education.” Every student enrolled in an AP course is required to take the AP exam for that course. Contact Terry Brownlow in the Main Office with questions, 349-6240. If you have missed this deadline, please send in your payment as soon as possible. This is considered a required school fee. See the guidance web calendar for specific dates for the AP exams in May.
For information regarding AP exam credit policies at the college level, go to
College Admission Tip: Some students taking AP courses choose to also take the SAT II Subject Test in June through the College Board. SAT II Subject Tests are often recommended or required by highly selective colleges and universities. Check the college/university admission websites to determine if SAT IIs are recommended or required for the schools your student may consider for admission. To register for SAT Subject Tests go to www.collegeboard.org.
Article Submitted by: Solon High School Guidance Office
Solon High School Drama Club Takes to the Stage with Student-Directed One-Act Plays This WeekWednesday, February 12, 2014
The Solon High School Drama Club is staging its annual "Evening of One-Acts," February 13 & 14, at 7 p.m. in the SHS auditorium. All tickets are $6 (a service charge is added to all credit card sales), and proceeds benefit the Drama Club Scholarship Fund.
Tickets are available online through the Solon Schools’ ticketing service at www.solon.es/tickets or at the door on the night of the shows.
The One-Act Plays are all student-directed shows by Solon High School seniors. This year’s program features the following shows:
• 4 A.M. is a look at what happens while the world sleeps. Directed by seniors Matt McCroskey and Alison Wright.
• Action News: Now with 10% More Action! highlights the fast-paced world of television news broadcasts, with entertaining results. Directed by seniors Ross Simpson and Natalie Wiser.
• Employees Must Wash Hands…Before Murder! takes the audience to a hygienically challenged fast food restaurant, where not all is as it seems. Directed by seniors Kristin Kapusta and Gita Kaw.
• Lockdown is a tense thriller, set in a high school classroom during a school lockdown. Directed by seniors Anna Edelman and Hunter Lowy.
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