Planning ahead to next year: SMS PTA offering online school supply ordersMonday, May 13, 2013
The Solon Middle School PTA is offering online school supply orders as a service to parents. Parents may use this service or choose to purchase supplies on their own. The school supply list for 7th and 8th grade students for 2013-14 are posted in the News & Notes section of the SMS home page.
Click on the file below for step-by-step directions for online ordering.
The deadline for online ordering is July 1, 2013.Resources: SMS Online School Supply Order Instructions 2013-14
Solon Science Olympiad Teams Capture State Championships AgainSaturday, April 27, 2013
SHS and SMS Science Olympiad teams with their 2013 state trophy.
Less than a week after they were honored at the White House by President Obama, the Solon High School and Solon Middle School Science Olympiad teams continued their winning ways today as both took first place at the state competition at Ohio State University. The two Solon teams earned the right to move on to nationals at Wright State University May 17-18 to defend their national championships.
Ohio Achiement Assessments for SMS Students are April 30-May 2Friday, April 26, 2013
This is a reminder to families that students in Grades 3-8 will be taking the Ohio Achievement Assessments next week. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, April 30 - Reading - Grades 3-8
Wednesday, May 1 - Math - Grades 3-8
Thursday, May 2 - Science - Grades 5 & 8
Please make every effort to be sure your child is in school next week.
Make-up testing will begin immediately after the initial testing period and continue throughout the week of May 6, as needed.
The following three tips will help your child prepare for the tests:
1. Get a good night's rest.
2. Eat a healthy breakfast.
3. Relax and try your best.
Solon High School and Solon Middle School Science Olympiad teams honored at the White House todayMonday, April 22, 2013
Solon’s two national champion Science Olympiad teams are being honored today by President Barack Obama at the third annual White House Science Fair. This event highlights the achievements of student winners from major national science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions. At least one of Solon’s Science Olympiad teams has been invited to each of the White House Science Fairs.
Traveling to Washington for today’s event are Solon High School senior Stephanie Zhu and freshman Achuth Nair. Stephanie is representing the SHS team and Achuth is representing the SMS team. The students are accompanied by Science Olympiad advisers and Solon science teachers Donna Ross and Drew Kirian.
Solon’s Science Olympiad teams made history in spring 2011 when they both captured first place at the national tournament. No other school has accomplished that feat in more than two decades, according to Science Olympiad. The SHS and SMS teams continued their outstanding achievements at the national competition by winning again at the 2012 competition, becoming back-to-back national champions.
Severe Weather Awareness Week - Statewide Tornado Drill Wednesday, March 6, at 9:50 a.m.Tuesday, March 05, 2013
This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week and the Solon Schools, in conjunction with the city of Solon, will be participating in a statewide tornado and severe weather warning siren test on Wednesday, March 6, at 9:50 a.m. Solon students will be participating in the drill at school.
The Solon Fire Department encourages residents to tune into AM 530 to receive up-to-date information during the drill or any time the sirens are sounded in Solon. Solon safety officials also request that residents do not call the police dispatch center during the drill to find out what is happening as those calls overwhelm the system and jeopardize community safety.
February Domino's Pizza Day RescheduledMonday, February 04, 2013
Solon Middle School's Domino's Pizza Lunch Day is rescheduled for Tuesday, February 19.
Solon students invited to show their artistic talents in the PTA Reflections program Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Solon Council of PTAs is urging students to create and submit original works of art for the national PTA Reflections art program. The Reflections program offers students an opportunity to further explore their artistic talents and create works of art for fun and recognition.
“PTA strongly supports education in the arts and with this program we hope to help our children to uncover some truly amazing talent,” said JoEllen Weingarten, Solon’s PTA Reflections chair.
This year’s theme is “The Magic of a Moment” and students may submit artwork incorporating this theme in six categories: Visual Arts, Film Production, Literature, Dance Choreography, Music, Composition and Photography.
The deadline for entries is Tuesday, November 27. Collection boxes for student submissions are located in each Solon school.
Reflections program FAQs:
Who: Any Solon student may participate!
What: National PTA’s art contest. For more than 40 years, students across the country have created works of art inspired by a common theme.
When: Now! Students pick an art category and create an original piece reflective of this year’s theme.
Read MoreResources: PTA Reflections Art Program Rules & Entry Form
Yearbook Order InstructionsTuesday, September 25, 2012
To order a 2012-13 SMS yearbook, please use the following step-by-step instructions:
A. Go to www.yearbook.biz
B. Select "Buy Your Yearbook"
C. On Yearbook Order Center page, enter SMS school code number "3491".
D. Enter country "United States" and state "Ohio"
E. On Welcome Solon Middle School page, Select "Buy a Yearbook".
F. Select the type of yearbook you'd like (Yearbook, Yearbook with
name imprint, Yearbook with or without World Yearbook)
G. Choose the quantity. Click Continue with Order.
H. Under Step 1: choose "Associate package with a student or business".
I. Type first and last name of STUDENT. Click Search
J. Select "That's okay, click here to add new".
K. Select "Grade" ; Click "add student or business"
L. Pay for item(s) in your cart via Credit card, check, debit, etc.
Yearbooks will be delivered to students at school in late May. Extra yearbooks will not be available for purchase in May.