Solon High School Freshman and New Student Orientation Set for August 13Monday, July 21, 2014
Dear students and families of the SHS Class of 2018:
Mark your calendars for the Freshman Orientation Program on Wednesday, August 13. Students should meet in the Solon High School Auditorium at 9 a.m. The program runs until 10:30 a.m. and dress is casual. Although parents are welcome to attend, this program is designed for our new students at Solon High School.
During orientation, students will receive their 2014-15 class schedule, tour the high school, learn about clubs and other activities, and have a chance to locate their locker and classes as listed on their schedule. Locks and agenda planner books will be available for purchase that day. 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 students receive their schedules, they are also able to look on their teachers’ websites at www.solonschools.org/shs to find out which supplies are needed for each class.
Solon Students Bring Home Trophies from Future Problem Solving International CompetitionMonday, June 16, 2014
Solon students won second and third place awards at the Future Problem Solving International Competition at Iowa State University over the weekend.
Solon Middle School seventh grader Lea Kim earned second place honors for Scenario Writing in the middle division.
Solon High School’s ninth grade team – Hannah Edelman, Madeleine Burland and Connor Strobel – placed third in Global Issues Problem Solving also in the middle division.
“Approximately 2,000 students from 12 nations and most of the 50 states competed in the International Competition this year,” said Solon FPS advisor Sabrina Tirpak. “I am so proud of our Solon student competitors. They all worked hard and represented our school admirably.”
Solon High School Stadium Closed for Track ReplacementFriday, June 13, 2014
The Solon High School stadium, turf field and track will be closed for the summer while the track undergoes renovation and replacement. Community members who use the SHS track for exercise are welcome to use the track behind Solon Middle School this summer until the high school track reopens. Students who use the turf field may use any of the grass fields in the district until the track project is complete.
The new track will feature a state-of-the-art surface that will yield optimum performance for Solon athletes. The all-weather durable surface also provides maximum shock absorption and maximum return of energy for all users who run or walk on the track.
As soon as the track construction is complete, the stadium and track will reopen for student and community use.
We Are SC! Solon High School Celebrates Track State Championship with Pep Rally TodayMonday, June 09, 2014
Jelvon Butler and Brandon Bolden at the SHS pep rally.
With the band playing "We are the champions" and the student body chanting "We Are SC!", Solon High School celebrated the accomplishments of this year's track teams including the back-to-back Division 1 state championship won by the girls track team this weekend with a pep rally today.
The 2014 state championship win was earned by 1 point and less than one one-hundredth of a second as senior captain Jelvon Butler crossed the finish line in first and just one step ahead in the 200 meter race, which sealed the Lady Comets’ back-to-back state championship bid.
Helping the team earn its 47 points and state title were:
• Jelvon Butler, who earned the state championship in the 200 meter dash and was state runner-up in the 100 meter dash.
• Jelvon Butler and team members Lauren McCoy, Sam Mitchell and Jayla Butler, who earned state runner-up medals in the 4 x 200 meter relay. Butler, McCoy, Mitchell and Brianna Hawkins also won fifth place medals in the 4 x 100 meter relay.
• Alexis Gray, who took third place in the discus and fourth place in the shot put.
• Chelbi Graham, who captured third place in the high jump.
Bus List for Graduation Rehearsal on May 29Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Graduating Seniors: Please check the listing below for your bus assignment to travel downtown for graduation rehearsal on Thursday, May 29.
Remember, graduation rehearsal is mandatory.
After rehearsal, students will return to the Solon Community Park for the senior picnic!Resources: Bus Assignment Listing for Graduation Rehearsal
Safety urged for upcoming prom and graduation festivitiesFriday, May 16, 2014
With prom and graduation just days away, the thoughts of area teens are turning to parties and celebrations. But at the same time, the Solon Schools are urging students to celebrate responsibly and parents and local businesses that are hosting underage student parties to ensure these gatherings are drug and alcohol free.
Ohio’s keg law (Ohio Revised Code Section 4301.69) carries stiff 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.
Ohio law also contains penalties and fines for parents who allow underage drinking in their home. Specifically, if an after-prom or graduation party is held at a private home and the parents knowingly allow underage teens to drink alcohol, the teenagers and the parents are both violating the law. In addition, the parents can be held liable for any injuries or damage caused by a teenager who has consumed alcohol at their house.
SHS Art Show Opens May 15Thursday, May 15, 2014
The creative works for Solon students is on display at Solon High School now through May 22. The art show opening is 6-7 p.m. May 15, when all art is judged. Student artwork on display covers a wide variety of genres from photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, graphic design, wood and furniture crafts, jewelry and more. The show runs through May 22.
Solon Science Olympiad Teams Win State Championships AgainThursday, May 08, 2014
Solon Science Olympiad teams celebrate their state tournament wins. Both the High School and Middle School teams captured the state championship in their respective divisions. This is the seventh straight year the Solon Middle School team is the Ohio state champion and the third consecutive year for Solon High School. The teams travel to the national competition in Orlando, Florida, May 15 to defend their national titles.