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    As part of the district’s Strategic Plan goals for communications, this new online news source provides more immediate, consistent and relevant information to all families, staff and our Solon Schools community monthly. The communications goals are part of the district’s newly updated Strategic Plan. You can read the STRATEGIC PLAN here


    2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR

     

    READ THE MAY END-OF-YEAR ISSUE HERE!

    This is the last issue of the 23-24 school year. We will be back in August!

    Inside this issue:

    • What a Year! Have a Nice Break Comets!
    • Finance Facts: District 5-Year Forecast Shows Accountability and Financial Outlook
    • Solon Schools Earn Top Education Ranking From Cleveland Magazine
    • Last Week Fun & Awards: Our Comets Had a Busy End of the School Year!
    • Solon High School & Solon Middle School Science Olympiad Teams Both 2nd in the Nation
    • Solon High School Wins TV Academic Challenge Championship
    • Speech & Debate Qualifies 26 for Nationals
    • Literacy on the Lawn - Lewis Students Share Stories in the Sun
    • Outdoor Adventures for Orchard Campers
    • CSI: SOLON
    • Roxbury Art Show
    • Solon High School World Culture Day
    • Solon Featured in Great Lakes Theater Educational Program Video
    • Graduation Pizza Picnic - One Last Lunch Together
    • Solon Middle School Academic Challenge Scores Big
    • Prom 2024 Was Golden
    • Seniors Go Around the World for After Prom
    • Solon High School Student Wins Princeton Prize On Race Relations
    • Solon Student Earns Silver Medal at MathCon Finals
    • SHS Courier Recognized for Excellence
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    • READ THE APRIL 2024 ISSUE HERE!
    • Inside this issue:
    • Best Community for Music Education - Again!
    • Finance Facts: Upgraded Service Boosts District Internet Speed and Saves Money
    • The Solar Eclipse: A Perfect Day
    • Roxbury 2nd Grader Creates Award-Winning Eclipse Safety Video
    • Solon High School Notches U.S. News Best High School Ranking
    • Solon Bus Drivers Advance to States
    • Regano Preschool Family Night
    • Parkside Students Engage in Outdoor Science Learning
    • Our Comet Crunch Lettuce is Headed to High School!
    • Art in April: Lewis Fine Arts Night
    • Solon Middle School Student Qualifies for MathCounts Nationals
    • Future Problem Solvers Crush it at State Bowl
    • Check Mate: Solon High School Chess Teams Excel at Nationals
    • Solon Junior Places 3rd at District Rotary Club Speaking Competition
    • National Honor Society Induction
    • Click it for a Ticket: Boosting Awareness to Increase Seat Belt Use
    • Senior Stack Attack: Pancakes + Syrup = School Spirit
    • Solon High School Wellness Center Providing Supportive Student Environment
    • 8th Grade Ceramic Mugs Tell a Story
    • It’s a Cinnamon Roll Kind of Day at Solon Middle School
    • Join Us as a Solon Bus Driver!
    • 8th Graders Learn Leadership Skills at Youth Forum
    • International Food Festival in the Cafes
    • Orchard Students are Good Apples!
    • Still Time to Join the Kindness Games!
    • READ THE MARCH 2024 ISSUE HERE!
    • Inside this issue:
    • It’s 5 Stars for Regano Early Learning Center
    • Finance Facts: Marking a Financial Milestone - District Debt Nearly Paid Off
    • Join Our Team! Solon Schools Working to Address Bus Driver Shortage
    • Building Our Comets Community: Ethnic Expo 2024
    • Spread Kindness: Join the Kindness Games!
    • Parkside Dr. Seuss Week
    • Regano Students Meet the Solon Fire Department
    • Roxbury Explores the World of Work
    • Once in a Lifetime Total Eclipse April 8 - No School Reminder
    • Solon Middle School Earns Top Honors at District Science Fair
    • It’s on to Science Fair Internationals!
    • Stop the Hate Youth Speak Out Contest
    • STEM Spotlight: Aspirations in Computing Awards
    • Solon Middle School Speech and Debate Team Excels at States
    • Sharing the Benefits of Yoga & Mindfulness
    • A Sweet Way to Start the Day
    • Speech and Debate Team State Runners-Up with Two State Champions
    • Solon Student Art Selected for Governor’s Art Exhibition
    • Sharing Culture & Family Traditions: Lewis International Feast
    • Spring Musical - Curtains
    • Engaging Literature Through Multiple Modalities
    • Behind Solon’s Top 15 Seniors Are Educators Who Made a Difference
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    • READ THE FEBRUARY 2024 KNOW YOUR SCHOOLS HERE!
    • Inside this issue:
    • Solon Students Show Off Their Artistic Talents
    • Finance Facts: Tax Increment Financing for Community Development Projects
    • Roxbury Family Game Night
    • EWOW Day: Lewis Students Explore the World of Work
    • Kindergarteners Celebrate the 100th Day of School
    • #1 Celebrations Reinforce Student Success and Effort
    • Seasonal Changes: Preschool in the Park 
    • Black History Month Activities
    • French Club Mardi Gras Celebration
    • Girl Up! Discussion with Solon’s First Female Police Officer
    • Spreading Kindness One Link at a Time at Solon Middle School
    • Lewis Student Leadership
    • Orchard Random Acts of Kindness Week
    • Building Empathy: Walk in My Shoes Activity at Solon Middle School
    • Solon Day at the Rink with the Cleveland Monsters
    • Key Club Spreads Kindness with Flowers
    • Making a Difference: SADD Members Volunteer at the Cleveland Food Bank
    • Heart-Shaped Skills
    • Vote at 17: SHS Students Registering to Vote Ahead of the March 19 Primary Election
    • Parkside Positivity Assembly with the Cleveland Guardians Mascots
    • Roxbury STEM: The Power of Plants
    • Join Our Comets CommUNITY for the 2024 Ethnic Expo
    • Roxbury’s Poet Tree is Blooming with Kindness
    • A Fun Afternoon of Super Socializing
    • Orchestra Hits Superior Notes at Regional Music Education Association Contest
    • Watch to See if Solon’s Academic Challenge Team Makes the Finals
    • Solon High School Mock Trial Qualifies for States
    • Solon Middle School Student Designs 2024 Red Ribbon Week Winning Theme
    • Orchard Math Extension: Escape Room
    • Solon Jazz Fest ‘24
    • Solon High School Drama Showcased at Playhouse Square
    • Kindergarten Registration March 4-15 - Welcome Class of 2037!
    • READ THE JANUARY 2024 KNOW YOUR SCHOOLS HERE!
    • Inside this issue:
    • Love the Bus! Solon Schools Recognize School Bus Transportation in February
    • Finance Facts: Bond Issue and Operating Levies - What Are the Differences?
    • Orchard Students Wowed by the Magic of Matter
    • Solon High School Dance Team Punched a Ticket to States
    • PTA Reflections Art Contest
    • We Are SC! 8th Grade Student & Family Orientation to Solon High School
    • Giving Week Helps Students Build Empathy
    • Mock Trial Success at the Buckeye Brawl
    • Celebrating Student Success & Effort
    • Lewis Students Stepping Up to Challenges with Basketball Jones
    • School Safety Begins with You - Safe School Helpline
    • HOSA - Future Health Care Professionals Club Members Advance to States
    • Kids Book Bank - Solon Supports Early Literacy
    • Technology Tip - Opting Back In to District Text Messages
    • Scared Silly: One-Act Plays Showcase Students’ Acting & Directing Skills
    • Comets Class of 2037 - Solon Kindergarten Registration 2024
    • Regano Early Learning Center Peer Model Screening for 2024-25
    • Meet the Comets: Youth Hockey Night
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    • READ THE DECEMBER 2023 KNOW YOUR SCHOOLS HERE!
    • Inside this issue:
    • Solon Students Give Back to Help Those in Need
    • Finance Facts: Maximizing District Savings is Important But School Funding in Ohio is Complicated - HB 920 
    • Solon Schools 2024-25 Draft Calendar
    • Solon Middle School Science Fair
    • State Science Fair Qualifiers
    • Holiday Parties
    • Handmade Mugs Showcase Students’ Creativity
    • Winter Family Kitchen Activity
    • Regano ELC Peer Model Information Night
    • The Gift of Music
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    • READ THE NOVEMBER 2023 KNOW YOUR SCHOOLS HERE!
    • Inside this issue:
    • Solon Students Mark Veterans Day
    • Philanthropic Pie Eating Contest Benefits Food Bank
    • It’s Official! Orchard Receives Blue Ribbon Award in D.C.
    • Spooky Science Experiments
    • Getting a Jump on College & Career Planning
    • Spreading Gratitude at Solon Middle School
    • NCAA Signing Day for Solon High School Student Athletes
    • Extension Learning: Orchard Ecology Tic-Tac-Toe
    • Empathetic Citizens: Solon Music Students Reach Out to Support Tusky Valley High School 
    • Comet Connections: Marine Band Performs for Solon Students
    • Comet Crunch Salads are on the Menu
    • Guest Chefs in the Cafeteria
    • Check Mate! SHS & SMS Chess State Championships
    • Transportation Team Featured at State School Bus Safety Working Group Meeting
    • Parkside Character Focus - Persistence & Integrity
    • Roxbury English Language Learning
    • Spreading the Gift of Holiday Music
    • Roxbury 3rd Graders Get a Close-Up Look at Solon History
    • Civic Learning in Kindergarten
    • Halloween Wrap Up!
    • Take the Winter Comet Challenge
    • Two New Comet Family Fun Events
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    • READ THE OCTOBER 2023 KNOW YOUR SCHOOLS HERE!
    • Inside this Issue:
    • Building Our Comets Community: Unity Day & Red Ribbon Week
    • SMS Cross Country Brings Home the State Championship Trophy
    • Student Photographer Captures Award-Winning Friday Night Spirit
    • New Visitor Management System Adds to District Security Measures
    • Finance Facts: Leveraging Ohio Schools Safety Grants
    • Locally Sourced Items in the Cafeterias
    • Silly String, Slime, Splash Zones & Pies - Our Staff Absorbed it All!
    • The Great Apple Crunch
    • Preschool Educational Art
    • More Kindness Please!
    • Roxbury Spirit Leaves
    • AP Honor Roll
    • Getting a Jumpstart on Halloween in Family & Consumer Science Classes
    • Parkside Kindergarten Shining Stars
    • SHS Student Artwork on Display in Columbus
    • Preschool Yoga & Mindfulness
    • First SHS Clap Out of the Year - Golf!
    • Behind the Scenes with the SC Marching Comets
    • Early Morning Sweet Smiles at Parkside VIP Breakfasts
    • Fall Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day is October 28
    • Farcical Comedy on Stage for Fall Play
    • Fall Bus Safety Reminders
    • Class of 1973 & 1998 Reunions
    • Solon High School PTA Holiday Pop-Up
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    • It’s Homecoming Weekend! We hope you enjoy the September issue of Know Your Schools … Online. Thank you for reading!
    • READ THE SEPTEMBER 2023 KNOW YOUR SCHOOLS HERE!
    • Inside this issue:
    • Congratulations! Solon Students Earn #1 Ohio Achievement School Report Card
    • Finance Facts: Popular Annual Financial Report
    • Unity Day - Wear Orange to Promote Kindness on October 18
    • 49 Solon High School Seniors Earn National Merit Recognition
    • Orchard Author Visit
    • Start with Hello Week
    • Parkside Mix It Up
    • Building Lewis School Community
    • Solon Middle School Stickers
    • Elec Simon Inspires SMS Students
    • Preschool Gardeners
    • Parkside Science Learning at Chapin Forest
    • School Safety: Bus & School Safety Drills
    • Water Quality in the Chagrin River
    • New Portable AED Units
    • Solon PD Canine Therapy Officer at SHS
    • Comet Musicians Make the All-State Orchestra & Band
    • It’s Another Blue Ribbon for Orchard!
    • Solon High School Hispanic Cultural Month Display
    • Never Too Young to Strike Up the Band
    • Lewis Kindness Tree
    • All About Weather - Grade 2 Science 
    • NCI: Solon
    • Club Fairs at SMS & SHS
    • Solon Middle School Team Days
    • Lewis Story Walk
    • Senior Athletes Honor Teachers
    • SADD Dunk Tank Philanthropy Event
    • 412 SHS Students & Recent Graduates Earn AP Scholar Awards
    • Solon High School Named to U.S. News 2023-24 Best High Schools List
    • Roxbury Kindness BINGO
    • Supporting Solon Students & Programs
    • Music Parents Pie Sale
    • Athletic Boosters Mattress Sale
    • PTA Council Budget Bin
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    • READ THE Back-to-School AUGUST 2023 ISSUE HERE!
    • Inside this Issue:  
    • Welcome Back!
    • Sweet Smiles at the Back-to-School Events!
      • Roxbury
      • Parkside
      • Lewis
      • Orchard & Solon Middle School
    • Senior Sunrise
    • Don't Miss a School Event - Subscribe to the 2023-24 Solon Schools Calendar
    • Our Littlest Comets Meet & Greet at Regano ELC
    • Band Bash Marching Madness - A Full Night of Half-Time Shows
    • Show Choir Cabaret Night
    • Catch the Comets in Action
    • Free Writing at Parkside
    • What's for Lunch? New Cafeteria Options
    • Orchard Outdoor Kindness Corner
    • Child Find - Identifying Children with Disabilities
    • Reunions! Classes of 1963 & 1993
    • Got News? Share it with Us!
    • Join Our Solon Team - We're Hiring!
    • PTA Budget Bin Fall 2023
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    • 2022-23 School Year Archive:
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    • Inside the End-of-Year 2023 Issue:
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    • This is the last issue of Know Your Schools … Online for the 2022-23 school year. This edition is longer than usual to include as many of the culminating events at all of our schools over the past month. Thank you for reading!
    • READ THE End-of-YEAR 2023 KNOW YOUR SCHOOLS ONLINE HERE!
    • Inside This Issue:
    • That's a Wrap on the 2022-23 School Year!
    • Superintendent Fred Bolden on Board for Five More Years
    • SHS Student Artwork Heading to U.S. Capitol
    • Harvest of the Month - Asparagus
    • Outdoor Learning for Orchard Campers
    • Facts & Food at Orchard's Europe Fair
    • Get Your Goods & Services Here! Lewis 3rd Grade Marketplace
    • Getting Together - Special Education Family Events
    • SHS Tennis Nets 3rd at States
    • Math Can Be Beautiful - Orchard Chalk Polygons
    • Check Out Our Special Focus on the Arts - In Your Mailbox Now
    • Lessons of History - SHS Memorial Day Speaker
    • It's Almost Summer - Water & Popsicle Fun at Regano ELC
    • Smiles Everywhere! SMS Student Appreciation Event
    • Feathers, Flight & Fun at Roxbury
    • Sharing Stories on a Sunny Day - Lewis Literacy on the Lawn
    • Learning Through Doing at Parkside
    • SHS Students Place in State and National Chinese Language Contests
    • 8th Grade Clap Out - The Band is Ready for Friday Night Lights!
    • Look for Orchard's Golden Apple Award Winners Around Town this Summer
    • Bringing the Great Outdoors into the Classroom
    • Sweet Economics Lesson
    • Lewis Amazing Race
    • Roxbury Outdoor Classroom Space
    • Science Olympiad Success at Nationals
    • All the High School's a Stage: Romeo & Juliet Theater Residency
    • STEM Spotlight: 8th Grade Rockets Taking Flight
    • Dumpling's Mean Family - Parkside Author Visit
    • World Culture Day
    • SMS & SHS Chess Teams are State Champs!
    • Kindergarten Countdown
    • Softball Strikes Out Cancer
    • 11 Miles of Fun and Learning - Lewis Bike Hike
    • Parkside SpringFest 
    • Lesson Planning - Professional Development
    • Civic Engagement
    • Prom Was a Huge Success
    • Seniors Made Memories at After Prom
    • Summer Comet Challenge
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    • Inside the April Issue:
    • READ IT ALL HERE!
    • Resources for Families - Grief, Loss
    • Resources for Families - Sextortion, Cyberbullying, Internet Safety
    • Two Solon Seniors Named Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalists
    • Solon Schools Awarded Best Communities for Music Education Award
    • Future Business Leaders of America State Title
    • Bus Transportation For 2023-24 School Year - OPT-IN 
    • Scholastic Gold Key for Poetry
    • Community Open House for After Prom is May 13
    • Lewis Literacy Learning
    • Future Problem Solvers Demonstrate Success at the State Bowl
    • School Safety Update
    • Lessons in Yarn
    • Working Together to Find the Solution
    • Solon Bus Drivers Participated in the Ohio School Bus ROAD-E-O
    • Click It for a Ticket
    • National Honor Society Induction
    • Solon High School & Solon Middle School Art Show
    • NCAA Signing Day
    • Cutting and Sewing Inseams - It's Not As Easy As It Looks
    • Stop the Hate Contest Finalist
    • A Sunny Salutation - Yoga with Regano ELC Preschoolers
    • Orchard Fourth Grade Orientation
    • Arrive Alive Program - Real-Life Experience Without Real-Life Consequences
    • Social Advocates for Youth Let's Be Real Campaign
    • MathCounts Tops in State
    • New Us New You - Senior Spotlights
    • Cultural Connections - Live Interactions With Students in Ukraine
    • Picasso-Inspired Faces
    • Parkside Panthers Meet Mickey Mouse
    • Solon Jazz Roots Run Deep
    • Celebrating Prom and Graduation Safely
    • Spring Comet Challenge
    •  Inside the March Issue:
    • READ IT ALL HERE!
    •  Finance Facts: District Faces Steep Losses Under Pending State Legislation
    • AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award
    • Exploring the World of Work
    • Internet Safety Program for Teens and Families
    • Lewis Second Grade International Feast
    • Building Our Comets CommUNITY: Model U.N. Ethnic Expo
    • Dr. Seuss Week in Parkside Kindergarten Classrooms
    • Strategic Planning Working Groups
    • Career Tech Education: Sparking Students’ Futures 
    • Speech & Debate State Champions  - Again!
    • Let’s Dance!
    • SMS Social Advocates for Youth  
    • Charting a Course of Their Own Design
    • City Scapes
    • History Connections - Holocaust Survivor Meets with 9th Graders
    • Solon High School Drama Club Spring Musical
    • Stop - And Look Around
    • 25th Annual Senior Recognition Dinner
    • Changes Over Time - Second Grade History Lesson
    • What Do You Do on the Night Before a Day Off School? Go to the Lewis Carnival!
    • Readers Get Sprinkles
    • Solon High School Super Stacks
    • Connecting Books and Brains at Roxbury
    • Red Cross Club Blood Drive
    • Aspirations in Computing Awards 
    • Safety Presentations
    • Inside the February Issue:
    • READ IT ALL HERE!
    • Solon Middle School's Taco Tuesday
    • Passport to Their Future - Parkside Career Day
    • Black History Month Celebration - A Walk Through History at Solon High School
    • Out-of-the-Box Lunch & Recess Monitor Recruiting
    • Ethnic Expo Event Spotlights the Diversity of Our School Community
    • Solon High School Hosting 17 Show Choirs for Annual Festival
    • Jazz Fest
    • Diving Success at the State Tournament
    • Solon High School Staff Teach the Seniors a Basketball Lesson - Again!
    •  Orchard Middle School Gratitude Jars
    • Roxbury Rockets - STEM Program
    • Save the Dates: Solon Day at the Guardians Game May 27 and Rick Smith's Magic Gives Back shows May 6. Lewis Elementary Students Were Wowed by Rick Smith's Illusions at a Special Teaser Show Assembly.
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