Solon High School Drama Club Presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang As Spring Musical April 16-19Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The Solon High School Drama Club is staging the family favorite Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as its 2015 spring musical April 16-19.
Based on Ian Fleming’s beloved children’s book, this musical will appeal to audiences of all ages. More than 100 Solon students are involved in this production.
Show times are Thursday, April 16, Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, except for opening night. Student tickets are $5 for the Thursday night general admission show. Solon senior citizens are free to all shows with proof of Solon residency.
To purchase tickets and select reserved seats online, go to solon.es/chitty.
There is $1 service charge for ordering tickets online. Please be sure to print your tickets after ordering them online. The box office will be unable to print online tickets purchased in advance.
The box office will be open at limited times for in-person ticket purchases: April 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., April 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. and April 13 again from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The box office will also open one hour prior to curtain times on the day of shows.
Read MoreResources: Buy Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Tickets Here
More Contact Needed with State Lawmakers on TPP Funding IssueTuesday, March 31, 2015
We hope you are enjoying your spring break.
And while we apologize for “interrupting” your spring break, we believe that time is of the essence and we need your help to take the next step in our grassroots campaign to keep TPP funding for Solon Schools.
It appears the governor is committed to plucking the low-hanging fruit of TPP reimbursement funding. We must let the House Finance Committee and our own state representative Marlene Anielski know that it is unacceptable for the state to completely usurp these dollars without the General Assembly fully realizing what dire economic straits they are sanctioning for their schools and residential and commercial taxpayers back home.
Thank you to those of you who have already written or called or sent postcards. Legislators are noticing the communications on TPP, but we need to push harder. They must hear from you that further loss of TPP funding will be devastating to our district. At stake for the Solon Schools is $8.3 million -- $1,723 per student – in annual TPP funding.
Please take time today to contact House Finance Committee Chairman Ryan Smith.
Read MoreResources: Sample Letter to Finance Chairman Ryan Smith
Senior Recognition Dinner Honors the Students and Staff Who Made a Difference Thursday, March 26, 2015
Congratulations to the Solon students and educators honored last night at the 2015 Senior Recognition Dinner. These students represent the Top 15 scholars academically in the class of 2015. Each selected one educator to invite to the dinner as a thank you for making a significant impact on them.
The 2015 SHS seniors recognized are: Zachary Bogorad, Dorothy Chan, Catherine Chervenak, Stephen Dayneka, Shannon Finnerty, Christopher Guo, Yi-Lin Huang, Zhong Huang, Anthony Immormino, Bharath Katragadda, Yucen Li, Andre' Saunders, Jenny Yang, Leah Young and Sheng Zhang.
The teachers, advisors and coaches honored are: Robert Rivera, Drew Kirian, William Nyerges, Dan Daquila, Ed Kline, Laura Fitch, Anthony Sanson, Bryan Ashkettle, Michael Davidson, Daniel Ceci, Melissa Fitzgerald, Joseph Paris, Nanci Bush, Brian Sabol and Teresa Pace.
Solon Board of Education Passes Resolution Calling for State Lawmakers to Retain TPP FundingMonday, March 23, 2015
The Solon Board of Education tonight adopted a resolution opposing the state budget proposal in its current form and calling on the Ohio General Assembly to amend the legislation to include permanent reimbursement for locally levied Tangible Personal Property tax revenues eliminated in 2005 in the name of tax reform.
Specifically, the resolution cites the Solon Schools as one of the state’s highest performing school districts and the state of Ohio provides less than 5 percent of the district’s operating expenses through the education funding formula.
In its current form being considered in the Ohio House of Representatives, the budget proposal submitted by the governor will drastically reduce financial resources for the district by cutting $8.3 million, or $1,723 per student, in annual reimbursement for local tangible personal property taxes that were eliminated 10 years ago to improve the state’s business climate. That $8.3 million in annual lost revenue represents 12% of the district’s operating budget and would require 7.25 locally voted mills to replace.
Solon Board of Education Approves Two Administrative Hires for SMS Principal and Coordinator of Pupil ServicesMonday, March 23, 2015
The Solon Board of Education tonight approved two veteran educators to fill administrative positions beginning this summer. Scott Hatteberg will be the Solon Middle School principal and Tebra Page will be the district’s coordinator of pupil services.
Mr. Hatteberg will assume the role of Solon Middle School principal beginning August 1. He is replacing the current SMS principal, Eugenia Green, who is retiring this year.
Mr. Hatteberg has been with the Solon Schools 25 years, the past 15 years as the assistant principal at the middle school and he has earned the opportunity to succeed Mrs. Green. He began his tenure in the district as a seventh grade math teacher, and taught on 7-west for seven years.
“I am looking forwarding to continuing to serve the students of our school community, as well as the parents and staff in my new role as principal,” Mr. Hatteberg said. “I have really enjoyed teaching mathematics and serving as assistant principal of our school, and look forward to this next phase of my career.
Solon again taking proactive role in protecting Tangible Personal Property (TPP) tax reimbursementsThursday, March 19, 2015
Solon Schools’ Treasurer Tim Pickana and Superintendent Joseph Regano testified in Columbus today before the Ohio House Finance Subcommittee on Primary & Secondary Education expressing concern about the dramatic impact of a proposed budget provision that would permanently eliminate tangible personal property (TPP) tax reimbursements to Ohio school districts. In testifying before the subcommittee, Mr. Pickana was acting in his role as president of the Coalition for Fiscal Fairness in Ohio, a single-purpose group of school districts from around the state dedicated to preserving TPP reimbursements for local districts. The elimination of these reimbursements would be devastating to school districts throughout Ohio.
Mr. Pickana’s testimony framed the background of the TPP issue and discussed the possible unintended consequences associated with the permanent elimination of TPP reimbursements to schools. The Coalition for Fiscal Fairness in Ohio has developed a strong reputation with legislators for providing easy-to-understand and meaningful data surrounding the TPP issue and its impact on Ohio school districts.
Read MoreResources: Read Mr. Regano's & Mr. Pickana's Full Testimony Here
Solon Students Win National Scholastic Art & Writing AwardsMonday, March 16, 2015
Three Solon students just won National Silver Medals in the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition.
Solon High School artist Jessica Hartig and writer Madison Jackson earned their Silver Medals in sculpture and flash fiction respectively and Solon Middle School artist Rebecca Oet won hers in photography.
Their work will be displayed with the other Scholastic national medal winning pieces at an exhibit at Carnegie Hall in June.
The works of all Solon Scholastic Art Competition winners are featured in the collage below. Congratulations to these talented young artists!
OPEN Seminar on Ohio’s Children with Medical Handicaps Program Set for March 19Monday, March 16, 2015
Solon’s Organized Parent Education Network is sponsoring a parent program on Thursday, March 19, to outline the Ohio Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) Program.
Cuyahoga County Board of Health nurse Nancy Schultek, RN, will provide an overview of the program and detail participant qualifications, application procedures and covered services.
Administered through the Ohio Department of Health, BCMH connects families of children with special needs to high-quality health care providers and funding for services. The program works to assure that children with special health care needs (and their families) obtain comprehensive care and services that are family centered, community based and culturally sensitive.
A question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. Contact information for the BCMH nurses at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health will be shared.
Please join OPEN for this informative session on March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Solon Board of Education. RSVP to Solon’s parent mentor, Anne Harmody, at (440) 349-8039.
This program cannot be videotaped.