Safety urged for upcoming prom and graduation festivitiesWednesday, May 15, 2013
With prom and graduation just days away, the thoughts of area teens are turning to parties and celebrations. But at the same time, the Solon Schools are urging students to celebrate responsibly and parents and local businesses that are hosting underage student parties to ensure these gatherings are drug and alcohol free.
Ohio’s keg law (Ohio Revised Code Section 4301.69) carries stiff 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.
Ohio law also contains harsh penalties including six months in jail and fines up to $1,000 for parents who allow underage drinking in their home. Specifically, if an after-prom or graduation party is held at a private home and the parents knowingly allow underage teens to drink alcohol, the teenagers and the parents are both violating the law. In addition, the parents can be held liable for any injuries or damage caused by a teenager who has consumed alcohol at their house.
Solon High School graduate competing on Jeopardy College Tournament of ChampionsFriday, May 10, 2013
2011 Solon High School graduate Nishanth Uli is one of just 15 students in the U.S. competing in this season's Jeopardy College Tournament of Champions. Nishanth just completed his sophomore year at Washington University in St. Louis and comes back to SHS on school breaks to keep in contact with the Academic Challenge team. He is one of SHS's all-time leading competitors on the school's Acacdemic Challenge team.
Watch to see how he does in the opening round tonight at 7:30 p.m. on CBS.
Solon High School rated one of the nation’s best in 2013 Newsweek and Daily Beast rankingTuesday, May 07, 2013
Solon High School is ranked #107 in the nation, #8 in the Midwest, #3 in Ohio and #1 in Northeast Ohio in the new 2013 Best High Schools rating issued by Newsweek magazine and the Daily Beast.
The Newsweek/Daily Beast ranking lists the 2,000 high schools in the United States that are “most effective in turning out college-ready grads.” There are six components to the weighted ranking metrix:
Graduation rate – 25%
College acceptance rate – 25%
Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate/Advanced International Certificate of Education tests taken per student – 25%
Average SAT/ACT scores – 10%
Average AP/IB/AICE scores – 10%
Percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course – 5%
“This clearly is a tribute to the diligent efforts of all of our teachers and support staff, and is a reflection of the expectation of excellence we have established at Solon High School,” said Principal Erin Short.
Read MoreResources: The Newsweek/Daily Beast Best High School's List
Academic Signing Day at Solon High SchoolTuesday, April 30, 2013
Solon High School is celebrating the academic achievement of the members of the senior class today with a special College Signing Day, culminating the years of work students have put in to meet their post high school goals. May 1 is the traditional national “decision day” when students need to make a commitment to a college or university by placing a non-refundable deposit. In the tradition of this day, the Solon senior class of 2013 announced its intent today.
Fashioned after the popular signing days when high school athletes sign letters of intent to colleges and universities for athletics, the Academic Signing Day allows Solon seniors to have their photo taken while signing a certificate indicating where they will attend college. Seniors who are going into the military, fire and police academies and the work force also signed certificates today. The hundreds of signed certificates will be posted in the school.
Solon Science Olympiad Teams Capture State Championships AgainSaturday, April 27, 2013
SHS and SMS Science Olympiad teams with their 2013 state trophy.
Less than a week after they were honored at the White House by President Obama, the Solon High School and Solon Middle School Science Olympiad teams continued their winning ways today as both took first place at the state competition at Ohio State University. The two Solon teams earned the right to move on to nationals at Wright State University May 17-18 to defend their national championships.
Prescription Take Back Day Collection is April 27Friday, April 26, 2013
Abuse of prescription drugs among teens is on the rise. To help parents rid their cupboards and medicine cabinets of unused prescription durgs, Solon participates in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day program.
This prescription drug collection program decreases the potential for prescription drug abuse and protects our children and the water supply at the same time. This completely confidential program makes it easy to properly dispose of unused or expired medications. No personal information is collected; please remove all prescription labels before dropping off the medication.
The Solon drop-off location for the April 27 collection is the Solon Senior Center. Collection hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Just drive up to the entrance of the Senior Center and Solon Police officers will have collection containers ready for your easy drop off.
Click It or Ticket Awareness Program Will Slow Traffic at Solon High School on April 26Thursday, April 25, 2013
This is National Seat Belt Safety Awareness Week and Solon High School is participating in the national Click It or Ticket program sponsored by the National Highway Transportation Administration. The Solon Police Department has extra patrols on the roads this week enforcing seat belt laws, so this is good time to remind all Solon residents to wear their seat belts at all times.
As part of the effort, Solon Police officers will be in the SHS parking lot on Friday, April 26, checking for seat belts and providing “incentive tickets” for student drivers and their passengers who are adhering to the law and wearing their seat belts.
Traffic at the high school going in and out of the SHS parking lots and driveways will be slower on Friday so please allow additional time in your schedule.
Solon High School and Solon Middle School Science Olympiad teams honored at the White House todayMonday, April 22, 2013
Solon’s two national champion Science Olympiad teams are being honored today by President Barack Obama at the third annual White House Science Fair. This event highlights the achievements of student winners from major national science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions. At least one of Solon’s Science Olympiad teams has been invited to each of the White House Science Fairs.
Traveling to Washington for today’s event are Solon High School senior Stephanie Zhu and freshman Achuth Nair. Stephanie is representing the SHS team and Achuth is representing the SMS team. The students are accompanied by Science Olympiad advisers and Solon science teachers Donna Ross and Drew Kirian.
Solon’s Science Olympiad teams made history in spring 2011 when they both captured first place at the national tournament. No other school has accomplished that feat in more than two decades, according to Science Olympiad. The SHS and SMS teams continued their outstanding achievements at the national competition by winning again at the 2012 competition, becoming back-to-back national champions.