Kindergarten 2015: Parent Information Night Is Wednesday, February 18Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Solon's Kindergarten Information Night for parents is Wednesday, February 18, at 7 p.m. in the Solon High School Auditorium.
This program is a welcome and information session for incoming kindergarten parents to the Solon City Schools. Kindergarten registration folders with all the materials for registration day will be distributed. Completing these forms in advance shortens your time on registration day.
Centralized Kindergarten Registration is March 4 (A-L) and March 5 (M-Z) in the Arthur Road Elementary School cafeteria from 8 to 11:30 a.m.Resources: Three Steps to Kindergarten Parent Flier 2015
Updated Assessment Schedule for Third and Fourth Grade StudentsThursday, February 12, 2015
Please find below the updated testing schedule for third and fourth grade students. The most significant change is for third grade students as a change in state law now requires all third graders to take the spring Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) in reading. Third graders will not take the new state test in English/Language Arts this year.
This schedule is for the state assessments aligned to the learning standards in the core content areas of English/Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. These new assessments have two parts:
• A performance-based assessment
• An end-of-year test
Solon students are taking the paper and pencil versions of these tests this year. Please note that these tests are given on multiple days, but the actual testing time per day is shorter than in the past with the OAAs. The testing window allowed by the state is short. It is important for your child to be in school on these days.
To measure students’ achievement and growth, the new tests assess deeper knowledge application skills as problem-solving, writing and critical thinking.
Read MoreResources: Printable Schedule
January News Tuesday, February 03, 2015
We had a lot of fun this January. We finished up our changes in motion unit in science. We learned about all sorts of contact and noncontact forces and their effects on objects. We also have continued reading and writing up a storm during our literacy block. In math we have moved on to adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers. We are almost 100 days smarter and it is showing.
Article Submitted by: Danielle Feuer
Scientists at WorkThursday, January 29, 2015
Article Submitted by: Mrs. McConnell
Peer buddies make a difference!Wednesday, January 21, 2015
How great it is to have fourth graders helping first graders master their math skills. Here is a mini version of kids helping kids. What fun it will be when our present first graders become peer buddies themselves!!
Article Submitted by: Lisa Havens
Working on our research projects!Wednesday, January 21, 2015
We learned all about the features in non-fiction texts. During mini lessons we found out how to use table of contents, headings, diagrams, charts, captions, and glossaries. Next, it was off to doing some research of our own. We made posters to demonstrate all of the knowledge learned from of topic of interest. We even printed out pictures to add to our posters in the computer lab using clip art. Here we are putting on the finishing touches.
Article Submitted by: Lisa Havens
Transition Enrollment Open Houses at Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury on January 22Wednesday, January 21, 2015
This is a reminder for families who live in new elementary attendance zones for 2015-16 that Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury Elementary Schools will all be open for families to visit on Thursday, January 22, from 6 to 7 p.m.
The open houses are not structured events. They are just the first opportunity for parents and students to get a look at their potential new school.
More formal orientation and new family welcome programs will be scheduled once final transitional enrollment decisions are made for all students. Information about those events will be communicated to families in late spring.
Letters were sent via email and US Mail to all families who live in new attendance zones with a link to the Transition Enrollment Request Form for each child. Thank you for completing the application. The deadline is February 6.
If you did not receive an email or hard copy letter and you believe you live in a new attendance zone, please contact us at email@example.com. A high-resolution version of the new K-4 attendance zone is posted on the Solon Schools’ home page under News & Notes.
Kindergarten Registration 2015: Calling the Class of 2028Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Kindergarten registration for the Solon Schools is just around the corner. The first step in the process is a Kindergarten Information Night program on Wednesday, February 18, at 7 p.m., in the Solon High School Auditorium. The information night program is a welcome to all parents of incoming kindergarten students for the fall of 2015. The principals and guidance counselors from Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury elementary schools will provide an overview of the kindergarten program and the registration process. Registration packets will be distributed during this program as well.
With the new redistricting process under way, Solon will have kindergarten in Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury only beginning this fall. Both full- and half-day kindergarten will be offered. However, it is not yet known which schools will have half-day sections and whether those sections will be in the morning or afternoon.
Kindergarten registration takes place Wednesday, March 4, for students with last names beginning A-L and Thursday, March 5, for students with last names beginning M-Z from 8–11:30 a.m. in the Arthur Road Elementary School Cafeteria.
Read MoreResources: 3 Steps to Kindergarten Info Sheet