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Welcome to Solon Schools and the Solon Family

Congratulations to Solon students, staff and community on earning the #1 state report card for 2015! Solon ranks #1 in achievement statewide and notched all A’s for student growth.

Solon named a 2016 national Best Community for Music Education!

Congratulations to the Solon High School Academic Challenge team on its third championship of the television Academic Challenge competition! Solon beat Aurora and Brunswick on the season finale June 25.

Support Solon Comet Athletics at the Fourth Annual Athletic Boosters Golf Outing August 7
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Solon Athletic Boosters invite you to participate in the fourth annual Booster/Alumni Golf Outing on August 7 at Grantwood Golf Course.

All proceeds benefit the Solon Comet athletic program and student athletes. The Solon Athletic Boosters provide our Solon sports teams and athletes with needed equipment, travel reimbursements, college scholarships and more.

The cost is $100 and includes lunch and dinner. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start begins at noon.

For more information and to reserve your spot, click on the links below.


Resources: Athletic Booster Golf Outing 2016 | Register for Golf Outing Here

School’s Out, But Keep Reading! Summer Reading Requirements for Solon Students
Friday, 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.

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Resources: K-6 Summer Reading Log

Contact Information for Parkside Office This Summer
Tuesday, 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 Columbus
Tuesday, 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 Party
Monday, 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 sjthalley@yahoo.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 sjthalley@yahoo.com.

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Solon Schools Receive New Ohio All A and Momentum Awards from State Board of Education
Monday, 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.

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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.

Feature Archive

News and Notes:

Quality Profile - 2015-16

The Solon City Schools' Quality Profile demonstrates the depth and breadth of the excellent educational program provided in Solon.

Read the 2015 Quality Profile

Know Your Schools

Click on the link to read the new issue of the district newsletter Know Your Schools.

Know Your Schools Winter 2016

2016-17 Solon Schools' Calendar

Click on the link below to see the 2016-17 school year calendar for the Solon Schools.

2016-17 Solon Schools One-Page Calendar

District-PTA Calendar

Click on the link below for a color pdf of the 2015-16 Solon Schools' events calendar.

2015-16 Solon Schools' Calendar

Strategic Plan

View the Solon Schools K-4 Elementary Attendance Zone Map adopted by the Board of Education. Please note this map is not a guarantee of school placement.

Solon K-4 Elementary Map

2015-16 School Year Calendar

One page easy view of the Solon Schools' calendar for this school year.

2015-16 At-a-Glance Calendar

Strategic Planning

Click on the link below to see the presentation from the Sept. 30 Strategic Planning Community Meeting. A higher-definition map of the proposed redistricting boundaries is included.

September 30 Presentation
Provide Public Comment Here

Day Care Transportation Form 2015-16

Please complete the Day Care Transportation Request 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 2015-16