School’s Out, But Keep Reading! Summer Reading Requirements for Solon StudentsFriday, June 10, 2016
All Solon students are encouraged to read over summer break. There are specific requirements and suggestions for all grade levels.
It is important to have fun and engage in creative activities over the summer break, but maintaining reading is critical to continued academic growth and achievement.
• Students in grades K-4 should read at least 500 minutes this summer.
• Students in grades 5-6 should read at least 1,000 pages this summer.
• Students in grades 7-8 must read at least one fiction and one non-fiction book of their own choosing.
• Students in grades 9-12 should read books of their own choosing as well as the required readings for individual classes as posted on the SHS site. Please be sure to check back at the end of June for specific assignments that may accompany high school readings.
For students in grades K-6, a Solon summer reading calendar is posted below to help students log their minutes. Students who choose to participate in the Solon Library Summer Reading Program may use that tracking tool instead.
Read MoreResources: K-6 Summer Reading Log
Contact Information for Parkside Office This SummerTuesday, June 07, 2016
Summer is construction and maintenance season in Solon. Several projects are already under way, including several at Parkside Elementary and Solon Middle School. The construction will impact the main entrances at both buildings this summer, as well as the Parkside office.
To reach the Parkside office staff, call (440) 349-7404, or use email. The staff, including Mrs. Sullen, will be working out of the SMS office this summer.
Visitors to Parkside and Solon Middle School will need to buzz at the north doors by the main parking lot at the middle school (facing the community park). The Parkside office will reopen on August 9.
Thank you for support as we continue these necessary upgrades to our buildings.
Solon Comets Baseball is in the Final Four! Take the Spirit Bus to Thursday’s Game in ColumbusTuesday, May 31, 2016
With an exciting 10-0 victory over Stow in the regional finals, the Comets head to the Final Four this week. Solon plays Cincinnati LaSalle on Thursday, June 2, at 4 p.m. at Huntington Park in Columbus.
Solon High School students are encouraged to take the Spirit Bus to the game. Tickets are available in the Athletic Office for $10, which includes bus transportation and game admission.
Students must sign up in the Athletic Office by Wednesday at 10 a.m. A minimum of 30 students are required for the Spirit Bus to run.
Departure time on game day will be 12:30 p.m. The bus will return immediately following the game.
Let’s go COMETS!
Arthur Road Last Day of School Activities and PartyMonday, May 23, 2016
This school year has been a great one for our Arthur Road students. The PTA will be celebrating the year with a Last Day of School Party from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 2. The students will enjoy a party with a pizza lunch, photo booth, art area, inflatable games, slide and bounce house. In keeping with tradition, the 4th graders will go to the pool.
The day will be staffed with Arthur Road PTA volunteers to provide a safe and enjoyable day for all. Please send your child to school with sunscreen already applied and a water bottle. If you do not want your child to participate in the inflatable activities, please contact Jody Halley at email@example.com.
The PTA will provide a pizza lunch for the students. All volunteers will have a wrist band, which will be sent home by May 31.
The Arthur Road Clap Out will begin at 2:15 p.m. and anyone interested in watching is asked to line the sidewalk area from the Preschool wing to the bus area. If you are coming to the Clap Out, you do not need a wristband. If it is raining, the Clap out will be held in the gym.
If there are any questions, please contact Jody Halley, AR PTA president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solon Schools Receive New Ohio All A and Momentum Awards from State Board of EducationMonday, May 16, 2016
The Solon Schools is one of only two districts statewide to receive both new accountability awards from the Ohio Board of Education today. The Solon Schools received the All A Award and the Momentum Award.
Like the district, Orchard Middle School was one of only two Ohio schools to earn both the All A and Momentum Award.
Solon High School, Parkside Elementary and Arthur Road Elementary were among the 46 schools statewide to receive All A Awards. Solon Middle School was one of 165 Ohio schools to earn the Momentum Award.
The All A Award recognizes schools and school districts that earned straight A’s on all applicable Ohio School Report Card measures.
The Momentum Award honors schools and school districts for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year. Schools must earn straight A’s on all applicable value-added measures on the state report card. Additionally, the school or district must have at least two value-added subgroups of students, which includes gifted students, students in the lowest 20 percent in achievement and students with disabilities.
Strategic Planning Communications Action Team Surveying District Stakeholders Monday, May 16, 2016
As part of the Solon Schools’ Strategic Planning process, the Communications Action Team is assessing the needs of all our district stakeholders. Your input is important. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts and preferences by completing the attached communications survey.
Just click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser. http://goo.gl/forms/UlZqgnwwA6
Thank you for your time and feedback!Resources: Take the Survey Here
Families and residents invited to Community Open House to View After Prom Friday, May 06, 2016
To provide a safe, drug- and alcohol-free atmosphere for students to pursue their after-prom festivities each year, the Solon High School PTA stages an extensive, themed event immediately following prom.
This year’s event will again be held at Solon High School, where party-goers will enjoy the theme “Carpe Diem: Seas the Day” with games, music, food, dancing and other activities.
The public is invited to an open house to view the extensive after-prom decorations all in keeping with the “Seas the Day” theme at Solon High School just prior to the event on Saturday, May 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This is a fun experience for families with young children.
Community members are encouraged to enter through the Senior Commons entrance to the high school near the auditorium along the east drive entrance to the school.
Safety Urged for Prom and Graduation Season Friday, May 06, 2016
With prom and graduation events beginning this weekend, the Solon Schools are urging students to make wise choices by celebrating responsibly and parents and local businesses that host underage student parties to ensure these gatherings are drug and alcohol free.
Ohio underage drinking laws include penalties for adults who enable underage drinking that occurs on property under their control. The law covers underage drinking in private homes as well as at hotels, motels, campgrounds and other public places like restaurants, according to the state Department of Safety Ohio Investigative Unit, which is charged with enforcing the liquor laws.
Parents should be aware of the following:
• It is illegal to provide a place for an underage child and his or her friends to drink in a “safe” environment. In fact, parents are not permitted to provide alcohol to children under 21, who are not their own, even if it is in a private home and with the other parents' permission. Adults convicted of providing alcohol to a child under 21 years of age face maximum sentences of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
• It is illegal to purchase alcohol for anyone under 21.