Solon High School's Music in Motion Hosts 20 Show Choirs at Invitational Competition on Saturday, March 1Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Solon High School’s show choir Music in Motion is hosting the third annual Solon Show Choir Invitational Saturday, March 1. The day-long competition steps off at 8 a.m. on the Solon High School auditorium stage and features 15 high school and five middle school singing and dancing competition groups. The six highest-scoring high school groups from the daytime competition will compete again during the evening finals program, beginning at 8 p.m.
As the host singers and dancers for the competition, Music in Motion does not compete but will stage a special performance at 11 p.m. following the competition and awards ceremony.
Tickets are $9 for the daytime competition, and $9 for the evening finals, or $16 for a combination ticket that is good for the entire day’s events. Tickets/wristbands may be purchased in advance online at the http://solon.es/soloninvitational. Attendees who purchase their tickets online must print out the online ticket to exchange for a wristband on the day of the show. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Resources: Buy Tickets Here
Solon Middle School & Solon Police Department Hosting Parent Information Night On Social Media February 19 at 7 p.m.Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Solon Middle School and the Solon Police Department are hosting an Information Night on What Every Parent Needs to Know About Social Media tonight at 7 p.m. in the middle school lecture hall. This program is targeted to parents of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.
Solon High School Drama Club Takes to the Stage with Student-Directed One-Act Plays This WeekWednesday, February 12, 2014
The Solon High School Drama Club is staging its annual "Evening of One-Acts," February 13 & 14, at 7 p.m. in the SHS auditorium. All tickets are $6 (a service charge is added to all credit card sales), and proceeds benefit the Drama Club Scholarship Fund.
Tickets are available online through the Solon Schools’ ticketing service at www.solon.es/tickets or at the door on the night of the shows.
The One-Act Plays are all student-directed shows by Solon High School seniors. This year’s program features the following shows:
• 4 A.M. is a look at what happens while the world sleeps. Directed by seniors Matt McCroskey and Alison Wright.
• Action News: Now with 10% More Action! highlights the fast-paced world of television news broadcasts, with entertaining results. Directed by seniors Ross Simpson and Natalie Wiser.
• Employees Must Wash Hands…Before Murder! takes the audience to a hygienically challenged fast food restaurant, where not all is as it seems. Directed by seniors Kristin Kapusta and Gita Kaw.
• Lockdown is a tense thriller, set in a high school classroom during a school lockdown. Directed by seniors Anna Edelman and Hunter Lowy.
Read MoreResources: Buy Tickets Here
Upcoming Organized Parent Education Network Programs on Third Grade Reading Guarantee and DyslexiaFriday, February 07, 2014
Information on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, Tuesday, February 11, 7- 9 p.m., at the Solon Board of Education, 33800 Inwood Drive.
This program on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee will be facilitated by Angie Chapple-Wang, an educational consultant with the State Support Team for Region 3 at the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County. Angie’s primary responsibilities with the SST include facilitation of the Ohio Improvement Process, and providing technical assistance and professional development in various areas such as special education, literacy, English/language arts curriculum, Ohio Academic Content Standards, and alternate assessment to improve outcomes for all students, including students with disabilities.
The Big Picture – Rethinking Dyslexia
A community-wide viewing of the award-winning HBO documentary film on dyslexia and an accompanying resource fair on dyslexia services is being sponsored by the Solon, Shaker and Mayfield Schools on Tuesday, February 18, from 7-9 p.m. at the Mayfield Village Civic Center, 6622 Wilson Mills Road in Mayfield Village.
Read MoreResources: Register for Dyslexia Program Here
2014 Kindergarten Information Night Is February 19 and Kindergarten Registration is March 5 & 6Thursday, February 06, 2014
The Solon Schools are holding an information night on February 19 for parents of children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2014. The program is slated for 7 p.m. in the Solon High School auditorium, 33600 Inwood Road.
This adults-only event provides parents with an overview of the Solon kindergarten program and registration process. Registration packets will be presented at the program.
Official district-wide kindergarten registration is March 5 (for last names beginning A-L) and March 6 (for last names beginning M-Z) at Arthur Road Elementary School from 8-11:30 a.m. Registration for all four Solon elementary schools – Arthur Road, Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury – all take place at this centralized registration location. Parents are asked to complete the registration paperwork in advance. Representatives from each school are present that day.
For planning and staffing purposes, it is important that students are registered for kindergarten during the March registration period.
Kindergarten screening will take place on March 19. Screening appointments will be made during kindergarten registration.
Read MoreResources: Three Steps to Kindergarten Parent Flier 2014
Annual Solon Music Parents’ Pasta Dinner Supports Solon Music ProgramsThursday, February 06, 2014
If a pasta family dinner set to jazz music sounds good to you, look no further. Pack up the family and head to Solon High School on Thursday, February 13, from 5-7 p.m., for the 34rd Annual Solon Music Parents’ Pasta Dinner. Solon jazz musicians from the high school and middle school will be performing throughout the evening.
The event also features a silent auction with fun items for families to bid on and take home with them.
All proceeds from dinner tickets and the silent auction support Solon instrumental programs – orchestras and bands – and the Starlettes.
Pre-sale tickets are available online at www.solonmusicparents.org or at the door. Tickets for a pasta dinner, beverage and dessert are $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and $3 for children under age 5. Resources: Buy Tickets Here
Eight Solon High School Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent TodayWednesday, February 05, 2014
Congratulations to the eight Solon High School student athletes who signed national letters of intent today to continue their playing careers at the collegiate level:
• Madison Bieganski – Butler University, track and field
• Kevin Blank – The Ohio State University, track and field
• Jelvon Butler – UCLA, track and field
• Maria Collica – Butler University, soccer
• Alexis Gray – University of Cincinnati, track and field
• Antwain Hamilton – Notre Dame College, football
• Maddie Kresevic – Southeastern Louisiana University, soccer
• Brandon Reynolds – University of Toledo, football
Solon Schools’ Food Service Department Receives Healthy Cuisine for Cooks training from the Ohio Department of EducationFriday, January 31, 2014
Members of the Solon Schools’ Food Service Department this month took a three-hour hands-on training and cooking class provided by the Ohio Department of Education to help increase kid friendly menu options that meet school lunch regulations.
The training was facilitated by an area chef who led the Solon staff in preparing recipes that featured whole grains, legumes, dark green, orange and red vegetables, as well as lower-sodium seasonings.
The class also provided ideas for the staff to use new recipes using scratch and semi-scratch preparations, and USDA commodity foods. The recipes are child friendly, eye appealing and tasty. Look for these new items in the coming months.