Solon Future Problem Solving Teams Bring Home Six Trophies from InternationalsSunday, June 09, 2013
The 31 members of Solon's Future Problem Solving teams who competed at the International Tournament this weekend at Indiana University certainly made their presence known as they returned to Solon with six trophies, including three for first place, two for second place and one for fifth place.
In the senior division, Solon’s team of Rohan Achar, Bethany Davis, Adam Feldenkris, Andi Peng, Chanukya Malla and Sarah Rahman captured first place for presentation of an action plan.
Solon High School students Katie Shen and Kevin Sun took first and second place, respectively, in the senior division and Timothy Yi won first place in the junior division of the multi-affiliate global issues problem solving competition.
SHS team members Yumi Gambrill, Kody Keckler, Thomas Yi and Stephanie Zhu earned the second place trophy in the senior division of the global issues problem solving team competition.
Orchard team members Lea Kim, Kyle Maiorana, Alison Xin, Adam Zhang, Timothy Yi, Julia Fan and Gina Kong won fifth place honors in the junior division for presentation of an action plan.
Solon Girls' Track Team Notches First-Ever State TitleSaturday, June 08, 2013
The Solon High School girls' track team won the Division I state title tonight in Columbus. This is the first-ever Division I state championship for a Solon High School athletic team.
The community met the team bus at the school as it returned home to Solon with the state champ Comets!
Guidance News - June 2013Thursday, May 30, 2013
College Night for Seniors and their Parents
Class of 2014, welcome to your senior year! The counselors invite you and your parents to Senior College Night on Thursday, August 29th from 6:30-8:00p.m.
Rooms assigned by alpha:
- A-De with Mrs. Dingman Auditorium
- Df-Ho with Mr. Nowak Auditorium
- Hp-Mc with Ms. Bruce Room 150
- Md-See with Mrs. Kinney Room 160
- Sef-Z with Mrs. Johns Band Room
We will present specific information about the college application process. Additionally, the counselors will meet individually with every senior student in September to review the college application process, post-high school plans, credits toward graduation, and to answer any questions. We are looking forward to helping you with the college application process!
College Planning Information Online
The SHS Guidance webpage is updated with a wealth of information for college and career planning, financial aid resources and general information. Be sure to check the Guidance web calendar, downloadable handouts and web links. www.solonschools.org/guidance
We continue to use Naviance (www.naviance.
Article Submitted by: Solon High School Guidance Office
Intrinsic Art is hosting the 3rd Annual Charity Art FestivalWednesday, May 22, 2013
Intrinsic Art is hosting the 3rd Annual Charity Art Festival this Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 8 in the Solon High School atrium (next to the auditorium) to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders is a humanitarian organization with a global presence, providing medical assistance to people in disease-ridden, war-torn, and poverty-stricken areas.
Guest musicians from Solon High School's Music For Society will perform live from 5 to 6. The Charity Art Festival features student-, faculty-, and SHS alumni-made artwork in a live auction that will begin at 6, as well as a set-price art sale that will be open throughout the evening. Skillfully made art, photography, and crafts, as well as meticulously printed photographs donated by Solon High School's very own Photo Club, will be showcased. SHS houses some amazing talents, so don't miss it and come support your artistic peers! Admission is free. Food will be sold for $5 a plate.
Orchard Middle School art students have also contributed a painting to be auctioned, created while Intrinsic Art President, Victoria Ma, shadowed Orchard art teacher, Ms. Ellen Minch, for her senior project.
Read MoreResources: Art Festival Flyer | Solon Patch article on the event
Graduation Yard Sign Pick UpMonday, May 20, 2013
Please remember that pick up of your pre-ordered graduation yard signs will be on Tuesday, May 21, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the lobby outside of the Senior Commons. If you do not pick up your sign that night, they will be available starting May 22 in the Guidance Office. Please note that there will be no additional signs for sale.
Does the Man make the Suit: the end of a Marvel Era Monday, May 20, 2013
by: Marissa Gregory-Photo Editor
Self proclaimed genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist, Iron Man returns for one more flight in the fast paced finale “Iron Man 3”.
“Iron Man 3” blasted its way into theatres on May 3, directed by Shane Black, who also directed “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”, another Downey, Jr. classic. The story follows Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr) in his struggle to cope with life after the events from “The Avengers”. The war against himself talks a toll on his relationship with then-assistant-now-girlfriend Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), who worries about his constant tinkering and lack of sleep. When terrorist The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) becomes a threat to not only the country, but Stark’s loved ones, he must put aside his inner demons and take down a monster.
The cast returns with the intent to impress, and impress they do. The recent Iron Man film is much darker and grittier than its two predecessors. The pace was just slow enough to build up plot, and just fast enough for the action to be speedy, but not too fast viewers will blink and miss it.
Safety urged for upcoming prom and graduation festivitiesWednesday, May 15, 2013
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 harsh penalties including six months in jail and fines up to $1,000 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.
Solon High School graduate competing on Jeopardy College Tournament of ChampionsFriday, May 10, 2013
2011 Solon High School graduate Nishanth Uli is one of just 15 students in the U.S. competing in this season's Jeopardy College Tournament of Champions. Nishanth just completed his sophomore year at Washington University in St. Louis and comes back to SHS on school breaks to keep in contact with the Academic Challenge team. He is one of SHS's all-time leading competitors on the school's Acacdemic Challenge team.
Watch to see how he does in the opening round tonight at 7:30 p.m. on CBS.