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Mark your calendar: Kindergarten Information Night Feb. 17 and Registration March 2-3. Please be sure to complete the online registration before March 2-3. The online site opens Feb. 17!



Student-Directed One-Act Plays Ready to Take the SHS Stage
Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Solon High School Drama Club is staging its annual "Evening of One-Acts," February 11-12, at 7 p.m. in the SHS auditorium. Tickets are $6 and benefit the Drama Club Scholarship and Awards Program Fund.

Tickets are available online at solon.es/oneacts or at the door on the night of the shows.

“The Evening of One-Acts is unique as all of the plays are designed and directed by Solon High School seniors,” said Solon Drama Director Kris Ferencie. “They are a showcase for the up-and-coming talent in the club.”

This year’s One-Acts are:
“13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview” – A humorous look at what NOT to do in a college interview. Directed by Jacob Burko and Kyle Fisher.

“Flowers for Algernon” – A poignant, romantic, humorous and tragic glimpse into man’s indomitable spirit through the story Charlie, a developmentally challenged man, and his interactions with a mouse named Algernon. Directed by Rachel Crowl and Olivia Roth.

“It’s Not You, It’s Me” – A comedic portrayal of the painful art of breaking up. Directed by Alicia Nimrick and Danielle Stanek.

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Resources: Buy Tickets Here

The Solon Organized Parent Education Network Presents: Recreational Choices for the Special Needs Child on February 18
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Are you looking for school year or summer recreational classes that accommodate children with special needs? If so, come to the Organized Parent Education Network’s upcoming program and resource fair on recreational opportunities on February 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Solon High School Commons.

This networking session will enable families to meet representatives from several area recreational and fun therapy programs for children. The evening features a short general informational presentation followed by the resource fair. The interactive fair format will help parents to speak individually with representatives of the various programs.
Among the organizations and therapies exhibiting at the resource fair are:
• Music Therapy
• Art Therapy
• Fieldstone Farms Therapeutic Riding
• Friendship in Teams
• Insight Wellness
• Solon Recreation Blue Ribbon Program
• Broadway Buddies
• And more!

For more information or to register, please email Solon’s parent mentor, Anne Harmody, at aharmody@solonboe.org


Support Comet Athletics at February 27 Dinner Event
Friday, February 05, 2016

Go Country for the Comets!

The Solon Athletic Boosters are holding their annual fundraising event “SC – Seriously Country” on Saturday, February 27, to support all Solon athletic programs. The event at Solon Freeway Lanes runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost is $50.

Admission includes heavy appetizers, two beverages, dessert, music, bowling and other activities. Attendees can also support the Boosters that evening through a Silent Auction, Side Boards and Team Raffle Baskets.
Go to www.solonathleticboosters.com/tailgate to purchase tickets online or print out and mail order form with payment via check.

GO COMETS!

Resources: Purchase Tickets Here

Annual Solon Music Parents’ Pasta Dinner Supporting Music Programs and Students is February 11
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The Solon Music Parents are hosting an evening of dinner and jazz on February 11 from 5-7 p.m. in the Solon High School cafeteria. The 36th annual Pasta Dinner is a fundraiser for the district’s instrumental music programs.

Solon high school and middle school jazz musicians will be performing throughout the evening.

The event also includes a fun silent auction with items for families to bid on and take home.

All proceeds from dinner tickets and the silent auction support Solon bands, orchestras and the Starlettes.

Tickets are available pre-sale online at www.solonmusicparents.org. Tickets for a pasta dinner, beverage and dessert are $6 for adults pre-sale and $5 for students and senior citizens pre-sale ($6 after February 5). Children under 5 are $3.

Resources: Buy Tickets Here

School Board Elects 2016 Officers; Sets Meeting Dates and Times
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Solon Board of Education elected officers for 2016 at its annual organizational meeting January 11. The board elected Julie Glavin to serve as president and Kevin Patton as vice president.

Additionally, the board adopted its meeting schedule for 2016. The dates remain the same as those published on the district calendar for the remainder of the school year. However, the board did decide to change the start times for meetings to 6 p.m.


Jazz great Wayne Bergeron headlines Solon Guest Artist Concert January 29
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Jazz and pop trumpet legend Wayne Bergeron and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra are headlining this year’s Guest Artist Concert at Solon High School. Sponsored by the Solon Music Parents, the concert is January 29 at 7 p.m. in the SHS auditorium. Tickets are $20.

Bergeron is one of the most in-demand jazz and pop musicians for recordings and movies. He has played with such greats as Ray Charles, Green Day, Michael Buble and Christina Aguilera.

He also has played on more than 350 television and movie soundtracks, including such blockbusters as Frozen, Toy Story 3, Monsters University, Planes, Despicable Me, Cars 2, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can and South Park.

The Solon High School Jazz Band will be the concert opening act.

Tickets can be purchased at www.solonmusicparents.org or at Academy Music in Solon.

Resources: Purchase Tickets Here

2016 Saturday Enrichment Program Features New Course Offerings
Monday, January 11, 2016

Registration for the Solon Schools’ 2016 Saturday Enrichment Program is now under way. This year’s program features all-new S.T.E.M.-focused classes for students in grades 3-6.

The classes include a wide range of engaging topics in robotics, engineering and programming. To see all course offerings, review the attached file.
Classes are held at Orchard Middle School from 8:30-10 a.m. for third and fourth graders and 10:30-noon for fifth and sixth grade students on the following Saturday mornings: January 30, February 6, 20 & 27. A 14-week computer coding class for fifth graders runs January 30-May 21.
All classes are taught by Solon High and Solon Middle School students under the supervision of Solon teachers.

The cost for the four-week classes is $40; the coding course is $80.

To register, email Pam Bulson at the Solon Board of Education at pambulson@solonboe.org. Please include the student’s name, grade, school, parent name and phone number, and the class requested.

The registration deadline is January 25. The course fee (cash or check made payable to the Solon Board of Education) must be paid prior to the start of classes.

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Resources: Saturday Enrichment Course Offerings for 2016

Coping Skills for Unrealized Expectations is the Topic of January 13 OPEN Program
Monday, January 11, 2016

As any parent can attest, life is full of ups and downs. For parents of children with special needs, some of life’s challenges can be especially poignant. The January 13 Solon Organized Parent Education Network program, Real Life Coping Skills for Unrealized Expectations, will address some of these issues.

Speaker Kris Austin, MSEd, LSW, of The Gathering Place, will lead the program discussion on the types of loss we face in life and the grief associated with those losses. The session will provide insight about the grieving process and how to develop coping strategies.

This session is not about death and dying. The discussion will be focused on helping parents of students with special needs work through the natural process of changed expectations for their children.

The session is at 7 p.m. in the Solon Board of Education conference room, 33800 Inwood Road. Please RSVP to Anne Harmody, Solon parent mentor, at anneharmody@solonboe.org or using the link below.

Resources: RSVP to OPEN Program Here
Feature Archive


News and Notes:

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


Know Your Schools

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

Know Your Schools Spring 2015


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 FAQs

As parents and community members ask questions about the Strategic Planning process, the answers are posted here.

Read the FAQs


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


Quality Profile - 2015

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

Read the 2015 Quality Profile


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