Get in the Solon Spirit! But Remember the Campus is Smoke- and Alcohol-FreeThursday, August 27, 2015
The fall season for Comets’ sports teams are all under way, with the first home varsity football game on Friday night at 7 p.m. This is a reminder that our entire Solon Schools’ campus (all school grounds, building and parking lots) are smoke- and alcohol-free.
We invite you and your family to cheer on all of our Comet student athletes and enjoy the band shows, and even tailgate to get in the spirit. But please do so responsibly without using tobacco or alcohol as part of your pre-game festivities.
All sports schedules and ticket information are posted on the Solon Athletics page at www.solonschools.org/athletics.
GO COMETS! WE ARE SC!
Solon Comets 2015-16 Athletic Passes On Sale NowMonday, August 17, 2015
It’s Comet Time! Solon Comet fans are now able to purchase several types of packages for easy entrance to home games. Using the TickeTracker ticket/pass purchasing system, you may purchase family or individual all-sport passes, football reserved seat ticket passes, as well as individual game tickets online during the school year.
The following passes are available NOW for purchase online at solon.es/tickets.
FOOTBALL RESERVED SEAT TICKETS: All tickets in the reserved seat section are reserved by row and seat number. The price of a reserved seat ticket package is $42. To order a reserve seat package, simply use the online ticketing system. Once you complete your purchase, the athletic department will assign your reserved seats. Passes will be mailed to you prior to the first home football game.
FAMILY PASS: This pass package includes all regular season home athletic contests for all levels (varsity/JV/freshman) for the 2015-16 school year. The family package is $235 and includes individual passes for each member of the family. Passes will be issued for parents and children in the family age 6-23. Children 5 and under are admitted free.
Read MoreResources: Purchase Athletic Passes Here
2015-16 Solon Schools' Bus Routes Are PostedFriday, August 14, 2015
The 2015-16 Solon Schools' Bus Routes are posted on each school's home page under News & Notes.
Changes are still being made as students continue to register for this year. Please be sure to check back on Monday evening to see if a route time changes.
Arthur Road, Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury families should check the online posted routes. If the posted route stop is different from the time included with your child’s placement letter from the school, please be sure to follow the posted online stop time. The online routes are the most up to date.
Also, please keep in mind that road construction continues throughout the city of Solon that will likely impact some routes.
If you have questions about your child’s bus schedule, please contact the Transportation Department at (440) 349-6250.
Solon Schools Using New Free & Reduced Lunch Online Application Process for 2015-16Friday, August 14, 2015
The Solon Schools are now using an online system to process Free & Lunch Applications for the 2015-16 school year.
The application can be found under the “Parents” tab at the top of the district home page (drop down to Free & Reduced Lunch) or by clicking on Lunch Menus under Quick Links on the left side of the home page (look for the Free & Reduced Lunch link under “What’s for Lunch?”).
Any students who had Free & Reduced Lunch status during 2014-15 will retain that same status through September 30. Please note that new applications for this school year must be renewed by September 30.
The Free & Reduced Lunch application is a secure link and parents may access the online application from any public computer. Resources: Free & Reduced Lunch Letter | Free & Reduced Lunch Online App Instruction Guide
High School Stage Will Sizzle With Drama Club Fundraiser August 7 & 8Friday, July 24, 2015
The Solon High School Drama Club is set to stage its popular summer fundraiser SHS Sizzles on August 7 and 8 on the high school auditorium stage.
Show time is 7 p.m., with a barbecue dinner prior to the show starting at 6 p.m.
This summer’s production is “Wish List,” a compilation of songs from the shows the Drama Club members and advisers “have always wanted to do,” said adviser Kris Ferencie. “We will be performing an eclectic collection of songs, including pieces from Camelot, Finian’s Rainbow, South Pacific, Chess, 1776, Big River, Wicked, Newsies, and Mamma Mia just to name a few.”
Drama Club member Olivia Chamberlain will emcee the evening, with performances by Danielle Stanek, Ally Benjamin, Jacob Burko, Meredith Maiorana, Kyle Maiorana, JR Heckman, Chad Ressler, Jake Ressler, Sydney Klein, Sam Novak, Kyle Novak, Megan Lebowitz, Bridget Miozzi, Lilly Saunders, Emily McCulley, Emma Moughan, Jessie Uggucini, Brandon Zlotnik, Jeremy Klein, and Talia Mesnick.
Tickets are $14 and include dinner with a choice of grilled chicken, hamburger, hot dog, veggie burger or steak; potato salad or coleslaw; corn bread; beverage; and dessert.
Read MoreResources: Buy SHS Sizzles Tickets Here
New District-PTA Calendar Now AvailableMonday, July 20, 2015
The 2015-16 school year events calendar is here. All families will receive a copy in the mail at the beginning of August, but to begin your planning now, a color pdf file of this year's calendar is posted here for your convenience.
Please mark your calendar for the upcoming back-to-school and orientation events planned in August.
We look forward to seeing the students soon!Resources: 2015-16 Solon Schools' Calendar
Solon Schools’ Day Care Transportation Request Forms Are Due August 5Friday, July 17, 2015
With the start of the 201-16 school year just over a month away, the Solon Schools’ Transportation Department is working to finalize bus routes for this year. Parents can assist in this process by ensuring that any special transportation needs for students are clearly outlined now by filling out and submitting the district’s Day Care Transportation Request Form by August 5.
This form is necessary for all students who will be attending a Solon before- or after-school day care program and wish to ride Solon Schools’ buses to get to school in the morning from day care or from school to the day care program in the afternoon.
The form must arrive at the Transportation Department by August 5 for day care transportation to begin the first week of school. Day care transportation is not guaranteed. We must have a minimum of five children from your child’s school going to a day care location to provide transportation. In addition, day care transportation is limited to the number of seats we have available for transport on that day care bus.
Read MoreResources: 2015-16 Day Care Transportation Request Form
2015 Solon High School Graduate Helps Propel U.S. Physics Team to Second Place Tie at International Physics OlympiadTuesday, July 14, 2015
Solon High School 2015 graduate Zach Bogorad earned a gold medal en route to helping the United States Physics Team to a tie for second place at the 46th International Physics Olympiad in Mumbai, India. Individually, Zach also earned a tie for fifth place on the rigorous experimental exam during the 10-day competition from July 5-12, which featured the world's top high school physics students.
Overall, the U.S. team won four gold and one silver medal, tying the team with Russia, Taiwan and Korea. Only the team from China earned five gold medals.
Zach qualified for the U.S. traveling team in May after an demanding study “boot camp” at the University of Maryland, where team members engaged in intense studying, labs and exams, and problem solving. The five-member traveling team then went to Thailand in late June to train with the Thai team.
This is the fifth Olympiad at which the U.S. team brought home four gold medals and a silver. Previously, the team earned this level of achievement in 1995 in Australia, 2006 in Singapore, 2008 in Vietnam and 2009 in Mexico. The U.S.