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Solon High School Drama Club Presents Forbidden Broadway August 8 and 9
Friday, August 01, 2014

Solon High School Drama Club Presents Forbidden Broadway

Don’t miss this summer’s musical sizzle. Join the Solon High School Drama Club for a fun night of cabaret as it presents Forbidden Broadway on August 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. in the SHS auditorium.

The 90-minute light-hearted musical review show pokes fun at more than two dozen Broadway productions, including Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, Annie, Spamalot and more.

A casual a la carte dinner of “Great American Favorites,” including hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, desserts and more will be available beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and are available online at www.solon.es/broadway.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Solon High School Drama Club’s scholarship funds.

Resources: Buy Tickets Here

Solon Schools’ Day Care Transportation Forms Are Due August 12
Friday, August 01, 2014

With the start of the 2014-15 school year under three weeks 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/Special Transportation Request form by August 12.

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 12 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.

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Resources: Day Care Transportation Form 2014-15

Solon High School Track Installation Update: No Access to the Track or Turf Until August 12
Friday, July 25, 2014

The final phase of the Solon High School stadium track replacement project begins today and absolutely no access to the track and turf is permitted from now until August 12.

Any foot traffic on the track during the next few steps in the installation and curing process can cause costly damage to the new track.

Signs are posted indicating that the track is closed, however, some students and community members have been jumping the fence to gain access to the track and turf field. It is imperative that no one enters the track and field area until it is reopened on August 12. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Students participating in Solon athletics and activities that use the track and turf field are being notified directly by their coaches and advisers about alternate locations for practices, tryouts and other activities between now and August 12.
Students and community members may use the Solon Middle School track and the grass fields in the district until the track project is complete.

The new track will feature a state-of-the-art surface that will yield optimum performance and safety for Solon athletes.

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Solon High School Freshman and New Student Orientation Set for August 13
Monday, July 21, 2014

Freshman and new student orientation for Solon High School is Wednesday, August 13. Students should meet in the Solon High School Auditorium at 9 a.m. The program runs until 10:30 a.m. and dress is casual. Although parents are welcome to attend, this program is designed for our new students at Solon High School.

During orientation, students will receive their 2014-15 class schedule, tour the high school, learn about clubs and other activities, and have a chance to locate their locker and classes as listed on their schedule. Locks and agenda planner books will be available for purchase that day. Locks are $10 and may be purchased with cash or on EZPay (print the receipt and bring it to pick up the lock). The planners are $6 and may be purchased with cash or a check made payable to Solon Academic Boosters. Once students receive their schedules, they are also able to look on their teachers’ websites at

www.solonschools.org/shs to find out which supplies are needed for each class.

If students are unable to attend the orientation program, their schedule will be mailed to them in the afternoon of Wednesday, August 13.

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Summer Reading Important for All Solon Students
Friday, June 20, 2014

Parents and kids alike look forward to summer vacation and the “break” away from school. But educational research clearly shows that a complete break from exposure to reading and math over the summer months is not best for kids as it results in a phenomenon called the summer slide.

Those studies show that students who read over the summer gain reading achievement during that time and those who do not read lose ground, or experience summer reading loss.

The reading students do over the summer can be fun, and they do not have to limit their reading choice to books only. They can read anything that interests them, such as newspapers, magazines, online articles, books, manuals, pamphlets, maps, guidebooks, poems, music lyrics, and more. Students can read hard copy books or read electronically on computers, e-readers, smartphones or tablets. The most important aspect of summer reading is simply reading. Any reading counts – students just need to select something that interests them.

Independent reading fosters many reading skills such as vocabulary knowledge, phonemic awareness, phonics and comprehension.

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Solon Students Bring Home Trophies from Future Problem Solving International Competition
Monday, June 16, 2014

Solon students won second and third place awards at the Future Problem Solving International Competition at Iowa State University over the weekend.

Solon Middle School seventh grader Lea Kim earned second place honors for Scenario Writing in the middle division.

Solon High School’s ninth grade team – Hannah Edelman, Madeleine Burland and Connor Strobel – placed third in Global Issues Problem Solving also in the middle division.

“Approximately 2,000 students from 12 nations and most of the 50 states competed in the International Competition this year,” said Solon FPS advisor Sabrina Tirpak. “I am so proud of our Solon student competitors. They all worked hard and represented our school admirably.”

Solon High School Stadium Closed for Track Replacement
Friday, June 13, 2014

The Solon High School stadium, turf field and track will be closed for the summer while the track undergoes renovation and replacement. Community members who use the SHS track for exercise are welcome to use the track behind Solon Middle School this summer until the high school track reopens. Students who use the turf field may use any of the grass fields in the district until the track project is complete.

The new track will feature a state-of-the-art surface that will yield optimum performance for Solon athletes. The all-weather durable surface also provides maximum shock absorption and maximum return of energy for all users who run or walk on the track.

As soon as the track construction is complete, the stadium and track will reopen for student and community use.

Rocco Sciarabba Selected As New Orchard Middle School Principal
Friday, June 13, 2014

The Solon Schools have chosen an experienced administrator as the new assistant principal for Orchard Middle School. Rocco Sciarabba is filling the position opened when current assistant principal Suzette Firehammer requested a leave of absence.

“We are very fortunate to have found an administrator like Rocco who we believe will be able to come in and make an impact on continuing the excellence at Orchard,” said Solon Schools’ Superintendent Joe Regano. “Rocco is an engaging administrator who also has a keen mastery of academic content. We believe he will be a perfect complement to Cari Mineard and the Orchard team. We are looking forward to continued student achievement gains and a great building culture under Cari and Rocco’s leadership.”

Sciarabba has worked with middle school students his entire career, and started his tenure in the Chardon School District in 2008 as an English language arts teacher for sixth and eighth grades. He was promoted to assistant principal at Chardon Middle School in 2012.

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News and Notes:

District-PTA Calendar

Click on the link below for a color pdf of the Solon Schools' PTA Calendar for the 2014-15 school year.

2014-15 Solon Schools' Calendar

2014-15 Solon Schools' Calendar

One-page summary calendar.

2014-15 School Year Calendar

Know Your Schools

Please click on the link below to read the new edition of the district newsletter.

Know Your Schools Spring 2014

SHS Summer Reading List

Please find attached the summer reading list for many of Solon High School's English and Social Studies classes. Books marked with an * will have an accompanying assignment. Check the SHS web site for those assignments beginning in June.

2014 SHS Summer Reading List

Day Care Transportation Form 2014-15

Please be sure to complete the Day Care Transport form and submit it to the Transportation Department if your child will be attending a before or after school day care program in Solon.

Day Care Bus Form 2014-15