Welcome to Solon Schools and the Solon Family

Congratulations to Solon students, staff and families on an excellent State of Ohio School Report Card. Solon Schools ranked #3 in the state and #1 in Northeast Ohio!

Kudos to Solon Middle School on its A+ grade in the new 2015 K-12 Best Schools Niche Rankings!

Congratulations to SMS artist Rebecca Oet on winning a National Silver Medal in photography in the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition! Her work will be displayed at an exhibit with the other national medal winners at Carnegie Hall in June. 

Solon Future Problem Solvers Earn Trophies at the State Bowl
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Defending their “home turf,” Solon’s Orchard, Solon Middle School and Solon High School Future Problem Solving teams and individual competitors competing in the State Bowl won 13 trophies in four different competitions.

Fourteen Solon students qualified for the International Competition at Iowa State University in June: Jake Adelstein, Ryan Ebenstein, Alex Fan and Lauren Tucker (SHS); Lea Kim, Alison Xin, Timothy Yi, Albert Zhu, Julia Fan, Neha Gupta, Sandy Shen, Rachel Wilson and Nicholas Kernan (SMS); and Natalie Miller (Orchard).

“I am so proud of all of our Solon competitors,” said Sabrina Tirpak, Solon FPS advisor. “The hard work and commitment show in the success our teams demonstrated throughout the competition.”

Overall, Solon students won the following awards at states:
• Global Issues Problem Solving
Solon Middle School: Lea Kim, Alison Xin, Timothy Yi and Albert Zhu (first) and Julia Fan, Neha Gupta, Sandy Shen and Rachel Wilson (second).
Solon High School: Jake Adelstein, Ryan Ebenstein, Alex Fan and Lauren Tucker (second) and Dorothy Chan, Jessica Jin, Chris Guo and Kathleen (third).

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Antoine Campbell selected as new Solon Middle School Assistant Principal
Friday, April 17, 2015

Moving across S.O.M. Center Road, Antoine Campbell will become the new Solon Middle School assistant principal beginning this summer. Mr. Campbell is a Solon High School assistant principal. He will join Scott Hatteberg, who was recently named to replace retiring principal Eugenia Green, on the SMS administrative team.

An experienced administrator and educator, Mr. Campbell joined the Solon Schools eight years ago. He came to Solon from the Akron Schools, where he was a principal at the Akron Opportunity Center, an alternative school program for at-risk seventh and eighth grade students. He also worked as an assistant principal at Riedinger Middle School in Akron and in the Maple Heights City Schools. Mr. Campbell earned both his bachelor’s degree in education and his master’s in educational administration from the University of Ashland.

“Antoine’s blend of academic experience and interpersonal skills make him a perfect fit for Solon Middle School,” said Solon Schools’ Superintendent Joe Regano.

“I will miss the staff and students at Solon High School,” Mr. Campbell said.

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Solon Middle School Science Olympiad Team Captures State Championship
Monday, April 13, 2015

Continuing its winning ways, the Solon Middle School Science Olympiad team won the Ohio championship this weekend at the state competition at OSU.

The state win qualifies the team for a return trip to the national tournament next month in Nebraska.

Congratulations to the students, their parents and their advisers!

Mr. Hatteberg Approved to Become New Solon Middle School Principal Starting August 1
Monday, March 23, 2015

The Solon Board of Education tonight approved Scott Hatteberg to become the principal of Solon Middle School 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. I am committed to focusing on each one of our students every day, and to continuing to make Solon Middle School an exciting and excellent educational opportunity for our city.”

SMS Yearbooks Must be Ordered by March 27th
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

All SMS 2014-2015 yearbook orders must be placed by Friday, March 27th or until we are sold out. The price for a yearbook is $45.00. To order a yearbook, please follow the instructions below.
All yearbooks will be delivered to students at school in late May. Extra yearbooks will not be available for purchase in May.
Thanks for your support.
The Yearbook Committee

To order the 2014-15 SMS yearbook, please use the following step-by-step instructions:
1. Go to www.yearbook.biz
2. Click on the link "Buy Your Yearbook" in the upper-right corner
3. On “Yearbook Order Center” page, enter SMS school code number "3491" and then click “continue”
4. On the “Welcome Solon Middle School” page, Select "Buy a Yearbook, Yearbook packages…” and then click “Continue with Order”
5. On the “Yearbook –Yearbook Early bird” page, choose the quantity and then click “Continue with Order”
6. Under Step 1, Click “Associate package with a student or business” and select “Click here to Choose”
7. Type first and last name of STUDENT.
8. Select "Grade”
9. Pay for item(s) in your cart via Credit card, check, debit card, etc.

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Solon Middle School PTA Dining Out Night
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Gionino's PIzza

Solon Middle School PTA will be hosting another Dining Out Night at Gionino’s Pizzeria (33637 Aurora Rd., 440-349-4600) on Tuesday March 24, 2015. This can be for pick-up or delivery. Please present the flyer attached below. 15% of the proceeds will benefit the Solon Middle School PTA.

Resources: SMS PTA Dining Out Night

SMS PTA Dine-Around Town Fundraiser at Which Wich on February 21
Friday, February 20, 2015

It's the first weekend Solon Middle School PTA Dine-Around Town event!

Head to Which Wich in Solon on Saturday, February 21, any time from 5 to 9 p.m.
Show them the flier below and the SMS PTA receives 15% back from your order total. Good on dine in and carry out.

Resources: SMS Which Wich Flier

Updated Assessment Schedule for Solon Middle School Students
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Please find below the updated testing schedule for seventh and eighth grade students.

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.

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Resources: Printable Schedule
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News and Notes:

SMS Fall Sports Start Dates 2015-2016 School Year

Please click on the link below to access the start dates for all Fall sports at Solon Middle School for the 2015-2016 school year.

SMS Fall Sports Start Dates 2015

SMS School Supply List

If you like to plan ahead, the 2015-16 SMS supply list is now available. Check the attached list for needed supplies for 7th & 8th grade students next fall. Parents may choose to order the general supplies portion of the list through Innisbrook as a PTA program.

2015-16 SMS Supply List

Summer Learning Opportunities

Click on the link below to explore Summer Learning Opportunities for middle school students.

Summer Opportunities Middle School

Spring Sports Start Dates 2015

Please click on the document below to access the start dates for all spring sports at Solon Middle School.

SMS Spring Sports Dates 2015

Student Handbook

Please click on the link below to review the 2014-15 SMS Student Handbook in its entirety.

SMS Handbook 2014-15

PowerSchool Gradebook Login

Students: Follow the link below to login to the online PowerSchool Gradebook.

Use your Network login to access class grade information.

Students PowerSchool Login

2014-15 Bus Routes

Click on the link below to see this year's SMS bus routes. Please check back for updates through the start of school.

SMS Bus Routes - Updated 8-18 pm

SMS Community Service Program

Click on the link below to read more about the SMS Community Service Program. Then download the pdf Tally Sheet to start recording your hours now! Get involved!

SMS Community Service Hours Tally Sheet 14-15
SMS PTA Community Service Program Information