Information for Parents on New Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2018, New Testing Requirements and the 2014-15 SHS Testing ScheduleTuesday, November 25, 2014
With new graduation testing and end-of-course requirements on the horizon, Solon High School is providing families with a tentative schedule of testing dates so they can plan accordingly. Families should use this schedule as a guide when making travel plans or scheduling appointments during the school day. Although the state Department of Education and legislature are still making changes to the requirements, Solon High School is moving forward with this schedule. If anything specific changes related to high school testing, the high school will communicate those changes right away.
Sophomores, juniors and seniors (the classes of 2015-2017) follow the current pathways to graduation and their graduation test requirements are the Ohio Graduation Tests (Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies). Sophomores will take the OGT the week of March 16-20.
Freshmen (the class of 2018) are the first students who will be required to follow the new pathways to graduation.
Read MoreResources: View New Graduation Requirements Here - Class of 2018 and Beyond
Strategic Planning Recommendations Presented to Solon Board of Education Monday, November 17, 2014
Citing the need to balance fiscal accountability and programmatic excellence, Solon Schools’ Superintendent Joseph Regano tonight outlined his recommendations on facilities and enrollment to the Board of Education.
“After many years of dealing with enrollment spikes when new housing developments were being built in Solon and Glenwillow, we are now on the flipside of that growth and our enrollment has stabilized just as we predicted,” Mr. Regano said. “Families who moved here and into those new homes in the mid-1990s and early 2000s whose children have now graduated from Solon are staying in their homes. With limited available land for residential development, our numbers in terms of students are coming back down. This stabilization is positive as it gives us more flexibility and predictability, especially with the uncertainty of school funding at the state level.
“My recommendations are rooted in the work of our Strategic Plan and align to its goals and objectives,” Mr. Regano added.
Read MoreResources: Strategic Planning Recommendations & Report to the Board November 17 2014 | View New K-4 Attendance Zone Map Here
Solon High School Drama Club Presents Noises Off November 20-23Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Solon High School Drama Club is staging the farcical comedy of errors production "Noises Off" this month. The show runs November 20-22 at 7 p.m. and November 23 at 2 pm in the SHS Auditorium.
The cast for this comedy presentation includes SHS juniors Olivia Roth, Kyle Fisher, and Danielle Stanek, and seniors Brett Castro, Taylor Parker, Josh Chernomorets, Jessie Pollak, Nate Chernomorets and Vince Miozzi.
Leading up to curtain times and during intermissions, the SHS Improvisational Troupe, directed by seniors Brent Levy and Conshea Brown, will perform in the lobby. Troupe members include: Olivia Chamberlain, Jenna Freireich, Chazz Hawks, Rachel Horn, Megan Hurwitz, Jeremy Klein, Megan Lebowitz, Meredith Maiorana, Emily McCulley, Talia Mesnick, Bridget Miozzi, Norman Miozzi, Emma Moughan, Alicia Nimrich, Alex Novitsky, Lilly Saunders, Jessica Uguccini, Samantha Weiskind, Brooke Weiss and Madison Wessler.
All seats are general admission and tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for student and senior citizens (Solon senior citizens admitted free with ID) and all seats are general admission. Tickets are available online at http://solon.es/noises.
Read MoreResources: Buy Noises Off Tickets Here
Eight Solon High School Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent on Fall Signing DayWednesday, November 12, 2014
Eight stand-out Solon High School varsity athletes in volleyball, girls basketball and lacrosse signed NCAA letters of intent on November 12. Seniors Mia Bonsignore, Breana Jeter, Jordan Bekelja, Isis Parker, Alex Brown, Mario Caito, Trevor Hamm and Bryan Karn are all receiving scholarships to continue their studies and athletic participation at the college level.
The signings include:
• Mia Bonsignore – Volleyball, Iona College
• Breana Jeter – Volleyball, University of Tennessee
• Jordan Bekelja – Girls Basketball, Clarion University
• Isis Parker – Girls Basketball, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne
• Alex Brown – Lacrosse, University at Albany
• Mario Caito – Lacrosse, Canisius College
• Trevor Hamm – LaCrosse, Canisius College
• Bryan Karn – Lacrosse, University of Tampa
“These eight students represent Solon High School well on and off the playing field,” said SHS Principal Erin Short. “They are leaders among their peers. We look forward to watching their continued development and achievements on the university stage.”
Solon Ranked #1 in Ohio and #35 Nationally in 2015 Best K-12 Schools Niche Rankings Thursday, November 06, 2014
The Solon Schools are ranked #1 in Ohio and #35 nationally in a new nationwide rating of more than 120,000 schools released this week by Niche.com, a community and education comparison resource. All seven Solon Schools received A+ grades.
A high district and school rating in the 2015 Best K-12 Schools Ranking reflects “great schools with exceptional teachers, sufficient resources and a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experiences very highly,” according to Niche.
The districts and schools are graded and ranked by an extensive ratings system that includes academics, administration and policies, educational outcomes, extracurricular activities, teachers, food, health and safety, resources and facilities, sports and fitness, and student culture and diversity. The ratings are based on data and survey information from parents and students over age 13 producing rankings that balance “statistical rigor and practical relevance.”
Solon Comets Football Playoff Game Ticket Information and Spirit Store SaleWednesday, November 05, 2014
Congratulations to all our fall Comet athletes on their success so far this year in the post-season, including our All-Ohio honorees Louiza Wise and Danny Cohen in cross country and Jennifer Wang in golf.
The Solon Comets have made the division 1 playoffs football. The first game is:
Solon vs Westerville Central
Saturday, November 8, at 7 p.m.
7118 Mt. Royal Ave.
Westerville, OH 43082
Pre-sale game tickets may be purchased for $8 at the Comets Spirit Store at Solon High School:
• Friday, November 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (enter through Pool Lobby doors on the west side of the school)
• Saturday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pre-sale tickets save fans $1 as tickets will be $9 at the gate in Westerville. Solon receives a percentage of all pre-sale tickets sold. Ticket sales are cash only.
The Solon Comets Spirit Store will also hold a "PLAYOFF SALE" on Friday and Saturday. Comets fans will receive 10% off regular-priced merchandise.
The Solon High School PTA Craft Fair will be taking place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
OPEN Program on November 11 Focuses on New ADD/ADHD TherapiesTuesday, November 04, 2014
The Solon Organized Parent Education Network is hosting an educational seminar on ADD/ADHD treatment updates on November 11 at 7 p.m. The program will be held in the conference room at the Solon Board of Education, 33800 Inwood Road.
Dr. Barry Simon, an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Cleveland Clinic, will speak about ADD/ADHD medications and other successful therapies.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Solon’s parent mentor Anne Harmody at firstname.lastname@example.org.Resources: OPEN Program Flier on ADD/ADHD Treaments
Solon Middle School PTA Selling Discount Comet Cards for 2014-15Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The new Solon Middle School PTA Comet Cards are ready for purchase. The savings cards provide offers from 15 area merchants: Akira, Waterway, Gionino's Pizza, Domino's Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, Menchie's, Which Wich, Arby's, Dunkin Donuts, Senorita Bonitas, Grantwood Golf Course, Rinaldi's Jewelry, Rube Adler Sporting Goods, Solon Freeway Lanes and The Pond.
The card is an SMS PTA fundraiser that provides discounts and free items at area restaurants and other merchants. The card may used unlimited times throughout the year. It is only $10 and is good through November 2015.
The Comet Card makes a perfect gift for teens and college students as well. Just pop one in their wallet and they are ready to start saving themselves.
To see the complete list of participating merchants and the discounts they are offering for the Comet Card, as well as the order form, please click on the link below.Resources: Comet Card Order Form