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    2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR



    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


    It’s Homecoming Weekend! We hope you enjoy the September issue of Know Your Schools … Online. Thank you for reading!


    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


    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


    2022-23 School Year Archive:


    Inside the End-of-Year 2023 Issue:


    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!


    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


    Inside the April Issue:


    • 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:


    •  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:


    • 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.