Information for Parents on New Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2018, New Testing Requirements and the 2014-15 SHS Testing ScheduleTuesday, November 25, 2014
With new graduation testing and end-of-course requirements on the horizon, Solon High School is providing families with a tentative schedule of testing dates so they can plan accordingly. Families should use this schedule as a guide when making travel plans or scheduling appointments during the school day. Although the state Department of Education and legislature are still making changes to the requirements, Solon High School is moving forward with this schedule. If anything specific changes related to high school testing, the high school will communicate those changes right away.
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). Sophomores will take the OGT the week of March 16-20.
Freshmen (the class of 2018) are the first students who will be required to follow the new pathways to graduation.
Read MoreResources: View New Graduation Requirements Here - Class of 2018 and Beyond
Noises Off On Tap For SHS Fall Play November 20-23Wednesday, November 12, 2014
SHS drama students are staging the farcical comedy of errors production "Noises Off" this month. The show runs November 20-22 at 7 p.m. and November 23 at 2 pm in the SHS Auditorium.
The cast for this comedy presentation includes SHS juniors Olivia Roth, Kyle Fisher, and Danielle Stanek, and seniors Brett Castro, Taylor Parker, Josh Chernomorets, Jessie Pollak, Nate Chernomorets and Vince Miozzi.
Leading up to curtain times and during intermissions, the SHS Improvisational Troupe, directed by seniors Brent Levy and Conshea Brown, will perform in the lobby. Troupe members include: Olivia Chamberlain, Jenna Freireich, Chazz Hawks, Rachel Horn, Megan Hurwitz, Jeremy Klein, Megan Lebowitz, Meredith Maiorana, Emily McCulley, Talia Mesnick, Bridget Miozzi, Norman Miozzi, Emma Moughan, Alicia Nimrich, Alex Novitsky, Lilly Saunders, Jessica Uguccini, Samantha Weiskind, Brooke Weiss and Madison Wessler.
All seats are general admission and tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for student and senior citizens (Solon senior citizens admitted free with ID) and all seats are general admission. Tickets are available online at http://solon.es/noises.
Read MoreResources: Buy Noises Off Tickets Here
Eight SHS Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent on Fall Signing DayWednesday, November 12, 2014
Eight SHS athletes in volleyball, girls basketball and lacrosse signed NCAA letters of intent on November 12. Seniors Mia Bonsignore, Breana Jeter, Jordan Bekelja, Isis Parker, Alex Brown, Mario Caito, Trevor Hamm and Bryan Karn are all receiving scholarships to continue their studies and athletic participation at the college level.
The signings include:
• Mia Bonsignore – Volleyball, Iona College
• Breana Jeter – Volleyball, University of Tennessee
• Jordan Bekelja – Girls Basketball, Clarion University
• Isis Parker – Girls Basketball, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne
• Alex Brown – Lacrosse, University at Albany
• Mario Caito – Lacrosse, Canisius College
• Trevor Hamm – LaCrosse, Canisius College
• Bryan Karn – Lacrosse, University of Tampa
“These eight students represent Solon High School well on and off the playing field,” said SHS Principal Erin Short. “They are leaders among their peers. We look forward to watching their continued development and achievements on the university stage.”
Spirit Bus for Comets Region 1 Playoff in Columbus Saturday, November 8Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The Solon Football Comets are headed to the playoffs again this year for a match up against the Westerville Central Warhawks on Saturday, November 8, at 7 p.m. The Comets are the 14th seed and the Warhawks the 3rd in Division 1, Region 1.
To help our student section make the trip to Columbus for the game, Solon High School is offering a Spirit Bus, provided sufficient numbers of students sign up for the trip. Students must register for the Spirit Bus in the athletic office by the end of the school day on Thursday. A minimum of 30 students is needed for the Spirit Bus to make the trip.
The $20 fee covers transportation and a pre-sale ticket to the game.
Solon High School PTA Senior Send-Off/After Prom Fundraiser - Comets Flip Flops and SandalsMonday, November 03, 2014
The Solon High School PTA is selling new Solon Comets spirit sandals and flip flop to support the Senior Send-Off/After Prom event in May. The flip flops and sandals with the Comets and SC logo will be on sale Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the SHS bookstore. Orders may also be mailed to Bob Parker at the address listed on the attached order form.
All proceeds will help fund the Senior Send-Off/After Prom event on May 16.Resources: Order Comets and SC Flip Flops and Sandals Here
Cross Country State Qualifiers Head Off to Columbus Friday, October 31, 2014
Good luck to our state qualifiers in cross country -- Louisa Weiss, Danny Cohen and Joe Riordan -- as they go to Columbus for the state meet today.
October 15 Special Schedule RemindersTuesday, October 14, 2014
Remember that SHS will have a special schedule on Wednesday, October 15. All freshman and sophomores will be taking the ACT ASPIRE college and career readiness test. Testing will begin promptly at 7:50 a.m. and should conclude at approximately 12:45 p.m.
Most of our juniors will be taking the PSAT. Juniors who signed up for the PSAT will begin testing promptly at 7:50 a.m. Students should be finished testing at approximately 11:15 a.m.
All 9th, 10th and 11th grade students are permitted to leave the building for the day when they are finished with their respective tests.
Seniors do not need to come to school tomorrow. They may use this time to work on their college applications or other assignments at home. Junior students who are not taking the PSAT may also use the day to complete assignments or other work at home.
The bus routes will run at the regularly scheduled times in the morning and the afternoon. If students do not find a way home after testing is complete, they will be supervised by school personnel in a quiet study area.
SHS shedding light on depression and suicide prevention during Mental Health Awareness Week Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Solon High School is spreading awareness about depression, mental illness and suicide prevention this week. All week during morning announcements, the health and physical education department is
sharing important information with students, including:
• Depression is a treatable illness just like cancer, asthma, diabetes or heart disease. It is not a weakness or a character flaw. Depression can be genetic and/or triggered by events in a person’s life.
• Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals age 15-24.
• More teenagers die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease combined.
• Half of all lifetime cases of clinical depression begin by age 14.
• According to the Ohio Department of Mental Health, 20 percent of high school students have seriously considered suicide, 14 percent have made a plan and 9 percent have made a suicide attempt.
• In 90 percent of suicides, the individuals taking their own lives previously struggled with depression or other mental illnesses.
Read MoreResources: Support Team Solon Here