Team Solon Shines at 2015 Into the Light WalkMonday, October 05, 2015
This year's Team Solon raised $2,500 for the Into the Light Walk held October 4 at Cleveland MetroParks Zoo. The funds raised support suicide prevention efforts and mental health services.
Leading up to the walk, Solon High School last week raised awareness about teen depression and suicide with daily announcements and information for students.
Thank you to the Solon students, families and staff who supported this important effort.
Reminder: Solon High School Testing Day on October 14Monday, October 05, 2015
Freshmen, sophomores and juniors only need to be at school during their assigned testing times. The buses will run at regular time to and from school that day. Students who remain at school after their tests are completed must report to study hall. Students may leave for the day following their tests. A small lunch selection will be available from the cafeteria for purchase that day.
Seniors do not attend school this day. We recommend they work on college applications.
All 9th grade students will be taking the ASPIRE test, a practice ACT, from 7:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
All 10th grade students will be taking the PSAT, a practice SAT, from 7:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
11th grade students taking the PSAT by choice will test from 7:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Sign up was in the bookstore).
Juniors who are not taking the PSAT do not need to attend school that day and should work on other school work.
Comets for a Cure Starts Friday, October 2!Thursday, October 01, 2015
Solon’s Comets for a Cure campaign officially launches on October 2, with the first of four Pink Out games during the week of October 2-8. Funds raised during the week-long event will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support cancer research.
Again this year, the Solon High School chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions is sponsoring a Dunk Tank to raise funds for the Comets for a Cure campaign. Students “voted” for the SHS staff members they most wanted to see appear in the Comets for a Cure Dunk Tank on Friday during class periods 2-6. Students made $1 donations per vote and the staff members who received the most votes will take their turn in the tank on Friday.
The price of dunking the winning SHS staff members is $1 per ball or $5 for 6 balls. Students may also choose to donate $10 for the privilege of walking up and pushing the target. Students in study hall and Senior Commons will be asked to donate $1 if they would like to watch during that free period.
Last year, Solon’s campus-wide Comets for a Cure campaign raised approximately $12,000, more than any other district in Northern Ohio.
Solon High School Participates in 2015 Into the Light Campaign Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Solon High School is shedding light on depression, mental illness and suicide prevention this week as part of the 2015 Into the Light Campaign. 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.
• More teenagers die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease combined.
• Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals age 15-24.
• Depression is the most basic warning sign. Warning signs of depression in adolescents include anger, irritability, isolation, changes in appetite and sleep patterns.
• 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.
Read MoreResources: Support Team Solon Here
Comets for a Cure at SHS This Week: T-shirt Sales and Dunk Tank VotingMonday, September 28, 2015
Solon’s Comets for a Cure campaign officially launches on October 2, but all this week, SHS students are preparing and getting a jump start on the fundraising and awareness building.
This year’s Comets for a Cure shirts are on sale at the high school for $12. Students who purchase a shirt and wear it to the four Pink Out games during the week of October 2-8 get in to those events free. The proceeds from the t-
shirt sales go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support cancer research.
Again this year, the SHS chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions is sponsoring a Dunk Tank to raise funds for the Comets for a Cure campaign. Every day at lunch this week, students have the opportunity to “vote” for the SHS staff members they want to see appear in the Comets for a Cure Dunk Tank on Friday during class periods 2-6. Voting is easy. Students pay $1 per vote and the staff members who receive the most votes will take their turn in the tank on Friday.
Students may vote as many times as they want during the week.
24 Additional Solon High School Seniors Honored by the National Merit Scholar Program Thursday, September 24, 2015
Solon High School has more good news to share regarding honors for seniors from the National Merit Scholar Program. Twenty-four members of the class of 2016 have also been recognized for their academic promise and earned National Merit Commended Scholar status for 2016.
Commended students scored in the top 5 percent of the more than 1.5 million students nationwide who took the PSAT last spring.
The 2016 SHS Commended Scholars are Jacob Adelstein, Shreyans Bafna, Tara Bhargava, Matthew Carlisle, Alark Choudhary, Aaron Dobres, Kevin Du, Joshua Eston, Jarrett Freeman, Aaron Friedman, Akshay Jain, Erika Kahn, Josephine MacDougall, Maya Martinko, Melanie Myeroff, Jason Ong, Christina Poduska, Jerry Ren, Andrew Rosen, Celia Schwartz, Amala Uli, Ryan Xie, Jeffrey Yang and Elizabeth Ye.
With these additional honors, a total of 47 SHS seniors have been recognized in the National Merit Scholar program for 2016. This is again among the highest of any high school in Ohio, regardless of private or public school status.
Music In Motion Show Choir Stages Annual Cabaret Night Fundraiser September 19Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Come to the Cabaret as members of Solon High School’s show choir, Music in Motion, share their talents at Cabaret Night on September 19. This annual musical fundraiser for the show choir is presented as a true cabaret, with the audience watching the show and having dessert in an intimate coffee house setting on the Solon High School auditorium stage.
Doors open at 6 for the silent auction and the entertainment begins at 7 p.m. The funds raised from the auction and the event help support the show choir’s competition fees and travel expenses.
“Cabaret Night is way for us to showcase the individual talents of our students,” said show choir adviser and SHS music teacher Gary Lewis. “The majority of the year we are all about the group as a whole, so this event provides a way for our musicians to see how their individual artistry and talents impact the overall complexion of Music In Motion.”
Tickets for Cabaret Night are $18 for the dress circle and $12 for the upper circle. All seating is reserved includes complimentary desserts and coffee.
Tickets are available online at http://solon.es/cabaret or at the door on the night of the event.
Read MoreResources: Buy Cabaret Night Tickets Here
Solon Band Bash Features Nine Area Marching Bands On September 12Friday, September 11, 2015
Strike up the bands will be the theme of day on Saturday, September 12, at the annual Solon Band Bash. Nine area marching bands are slated to play their half-time shows at this family friendly musical event.
The show begins at 7 p.m. in the Solon High School stadium. Tickets are available at the gate for $6.
This year’s bands are from Barberton, Berkshire, Chardon, Ellet, Hudson, James A. Garfield, Maple Heights, Twinsburg and Solon.