Rising Star -- Rachael QuandtMonday, March 02, 2015
As of late, sophomore Rachael Quandt has been shining for the bowling team. “She makes it to all of the practices, and has been improving greatly," coach Cheryl Tarr said. “She always has a smile on her face, and makes the team laugh.” Watch as Rachael continues to knock those pins down!
Solon High School Hosts 16 Show Choirs for Annual Competition Event on March 7Friday, February 27, 2015
Solon High School’s show choir Music in Motion is hosting the fourth annual Solon Show Choir Invitational Saturday, March 7. The day-long competition event steps off at 8:30 a.m. on the Solon High School auditorium stage and features 14 high school and two five middle school singing and dancing competition groups from Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia. The six highest-scoring high school groups from the daytime competition will compete again during the evening finals program, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
As the host singers and dancers for the competition, Music in Motion does not compete but will stage a special performance at 10:30 p.m. following the competition.
Tickets are $10 for the daytime competition, and $10 for the evening finals, or $16 for a combination ticket that is good for the entire day’s events. Tickets/wristbands may be purchased in advance online at the solon.es/soloninvitational. Attendees who purchase their tickets online must print out the online ticket to exchange for a wristband on the day of the show. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Solon’s Music in Motion is again having a stellar competition season.
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New girls track coach means businessWednesday, February 25, 2015
This season, the Solon High School girls track team welcomes new head coach Ric Cistone. Cistone has coached for over half of his life, including out west at Desert Vista High School, Mesa College and various powerhouse track clubs.
Coach Cistone has been involved in some way or another with Solon running for many years, which motivated him to come back here.
“My decision to join the team at Solon was an easy one,” Cistone said. “I have had a long-time connection to the Comets starting as a youth who ran club track for the Cleveland Easy Striders. Our home track back then was here at Solon, and the majority of my teammates were Comets.”
It is clear that the former collegiate coach has a very strong idea on what matters. Cistone explained that first and foremost, his expectations are for each athlete to conduct themselves in a coachable and respectful manner in the company of any coach, official, parent, teacher, teammate, or opponent.
After only just a few weeks of the indoor track season, senior athlete Lauren McCoy recognizes the impact new head coach Cistone has made on the team.
“He cares about the success of the team,” said McCoy.
Updated Assessment Schedule for Solon High School StudentsThursday, February 12, 2015
Please find below the updated testing schedule for the upcoming state assessments.
This schedule is for the state assessments aligned to the learning standards in the core content areas of English/Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. These new assessments have two parts:
• A performance-based assessment
• An end-of-year test
As a reminder, our 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). Current sophomores will take the OGT the week of March 16-20.
Our freshmen (the class of 2018) are the first students who will be required to follow the new pathways to graduation. In addition to the course requirements for a high school diploma, students must take seven new end-of-year exams throughout their high school career: English/language arts 9th and 10th, algebra 1 and geometry, physical science, U.S. history and U.S. government.
Read MoreResources: Printable Schedule
Solon High School Seniors Take the Director Chair to Stage One-Act Plays This WeekMonday, February 09, 2015
The Solon High School Drama Club is staging its annual "Evening of One-Acts," February 12 and 13, at 7 p.m. in the SHS auditorium. All tickets are $6 and proceeds benefit the Drama Club Scholarship Fund.
Tickets are available online at solon.es/oneacts or at the door on the night of the shows.
The One-Act Plays are all student-directed by Solon High School seniors. This year’s program features:
“Mirrors” – a foray into a man’s thoughts and reflections on his life that leaves the audience to determine the line between reality and fantasy. Directed by Conshea Brown & Taylor Parker.
“Why Do We Laugh?” – a play about love and the way people change one another after a lifetime together. Directed by Brett Castro & Mackie Corrigan.
“Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit” – the stories of two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy tale crime and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. Directed by Nate Chernomorets & Rachel Kapusta.
“That’s Not How I Remember It” – a zany homage to bad ‘80s movies and the inadequacies of memory. Directed by Audrey Leach & Ethan Newburger.
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Solon Musicians Shine at OMEA ConferenceMonday, February 09, 2015
Two select music groups of Solon students performed at the prestigious Ohio Music Education Association conference in Cleveland this weekend.
Both the SHS Sinfonia orchestra and the SMS Mixed Ensemble choir were selected through a blind audition process to share their talents with music educators from all over the state. This is the first time the conference has been held in Cleveland in more than a decade.
Solon Comets: just keep swimming!Friday, January 30, 2015
Solon swimmers work hard to complete rigorous drills at practice. Photo | Amy Luo
Alex Jackson--News Reporter
The 6 a.m. alarm sounds. As most students at Solon High School struggle get to up, out of bed and ready for their day, Solon’s swimmers have already hit the chilly water and started their intense pool workouts.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the swim season, the Solon swimmers are in the pool practicing from 5:30-7:15 a.m., only to return to the pool after school each day of the week from 3:15-6 p.m. The swimmers couldn’t really go anywhere during winter break, as the team practiced twice daily.
Senior captain Grant Pinchot said that he sets his alarm for 4:40 a.m. on the days of the early morning practices.
“Sleep is definitely important, especially when you’re getting up so early,” Pinchot said. “The motivation to get out of bed is simply to get better, and the fact that the rest of the team is doing the same thing helps.”
There’s more than just the hours the team spends in the pool. According to Solon’s swim coach, Mike Davidson, the team does weight lifting three times a week, yoga one time a week, and other dry¬land workouts daily.
Fun, funky clothingFriday, January 30, 2015
Kalli shows off a piece from her collection. Photo I Courtesy of KalliRae
Looking to spice up your wardrobe?
Look no further.
Kalli Sternberg, a 2013 SHS alum, started her post high school life as a full time student at Kent State University, when after a year, she felt compelled to focus more time on her growing clothing company, KalliRaes.
Sternberg currently takes some design classes at Kent State with a plan to move to downtown Los Angeles and attend the Fashion Institute
of Design and Merchandising (FIDM).
“I taught myself how to sew and design,” Sternberg said. “The Kent teachers helped me learn about fashion history, and the fashion industry.”
Sternberg received her first sewing machine in her freshman year of high school and started by making clothes just for her friends the following year. She admits her clothes weren’t all that good at first, but with a lot of
practice, her creative ideas are now fashionable realities.
“I just thought of things in my head and wished I could find them in stores,” Sternberg stated. “[The clothes I like] are just a crazier fashion, so I started to just make them myself.