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New user names and passwords for eForms are in the mail this week. Look for a letter on yellow paper from the the Board of Education! 

Solon Curriculum Nights
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Solon Schools' parents will connect with teachers and building staff during the upcoming Curriculum Night programs at each school. The schedule is as follows:

August 27: Orchard – 5th grade – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
September 2: Orchard – 6th grade – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
September 3: Solon Middle School – 7 p.m.
September 4: Arthur Road, Lewis, Parkside & Roxbury – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
September 8: Solon High School – 7 to 8:45 p.m.

Thank you to all families for being valuable partners in their child's education!

Orchard's Administrative Team Joins the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Orchard Middle School's principal, Cari Mineard, and assistant principal, Rocco Sciarabba, joined in the awareness-building campaign for ALS by participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Mrs. Mineard and Mr. Sciarabba simultaneously completed the challenge and then issued a challenge for the Roxbury and Lewis Elementary School administrators and staff to do the same.

Congratulations Mrs. Mineard and Mr. Sciarabba on completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Resources: Watch Orchard's Ice Bucket Challenge Here!

Solon Middle School Raises $1,3247 in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Solon Middle School exceeded its ALS Ice Bucket Challenge goal of besting the $1,000 raised by the Solon High School Band last week. With a minimum donation of $1, SMS students were able to enter a raffle to join the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by dousing assistant principal Scott Hatteberg.

Student pledges totaled $1,127, earning them a matching gift of $200, for a total donation of of $1,327 to the area ALS association.

Nine students and one teacher were drawn at random during the SMS Back-to-School Meet & Greet Dance and all earned the right to dump a bucket of icy water on Mr. Hatteberg.

Click on the following link to watch as students Doug Siegel, Izzy Rothenfeld, Sloan Ulrich, Noah Trask, Miya Malcolm, Kendall Ford, Gina Kong, Demetrious Lockridge and Jonathan Gembarski, along with Ms. Preseren, helped Mr. Hatteberg and SMS meet the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Resources: Watch the SMS ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Notice to Parents from Federal Court about the Opportunity to Object to the Release of Educational Data
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Information for Parents Concerning Data Release

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school-year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on your district website and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.

A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found using the link below. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.

Students’ names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.

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Resources: Notice from Federal Court About Data Release

Solon High School Parent-Principal Coffees Set for This Week
Monday, August 25, 2014

Solon High School's Parent-Principal Coffees are on tap this week Monday through Thursday at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria. These programs are a great opportunity for parents to learn more about what the school year holds for students in each grade at SHS from the administrative and guidance teams.

The series begins today with the session for senior families. The week's schedule is:
Senior Coffee - Monday, August 25
Freshman Coffee - Tuesday, August 26
Sophomore Coffee - Wednesday, August 27
Junior Coffee - Thursday, August 28

An evening program for parents or guardians who cannot make the grade-level program this week will be held on September 4 at 7 p.m. In the SHS cafeteria.

Solon Band Raises $1,000 For ALS Bucket Challenge
Friday, August 22, 2014

One bucket wasn't good enough. Solon's four band and Starlettes directors -- Ed Kline, Rob Luce, Mark Mauldin and Kelly Ann Wilson -- ran gauntlets of 100 band students all dumping buckets of ice water to raise awareness and funds for ALS as part of the ice bucket challenge sweeping the nation and social media. The students and band directors raised $1,000 as each student needed to make a $1 donation to dump a bucket.

To see the Solon Band's 100-strong ice bucket challenge, click on the video link below. Congratulations to the band on putting its own unique stamp on the bucket challenge and giving back in a meaningful way!

Resources: The Solon Band Bucket Challenge - View It Here

Think Pink! Annual Comets for a Cure campaign kicks off in Solon Schools Sept. 9
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Solon students and staff are preparing to ‘get their pink on’ the week of Sept. 9 to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.

Through the week-long campaign, Solon Comet fans are encouraged to wear pink to four different home games that week to demonstrate support for individuals and families who have been affected by cancer.

The 2014 Comets for a Cure varsity games are: volleyball on Sept. 9, girls’ soccer on Sept. 10, football on Sept. 12 and boys’ soccer on Sept. 13.

This is the third annual campus-wide Comets for a Cure campaign.

For $10, Solon students can purchase the 2014 pink and grey Comets for a Cure shirt. Included in the purchase price is a donation to support breast cancer research and free admission to the four Comets for a Cure varsity contests.

Adults may also purchase the 2014 shirts for $10, but only students receive the free admission to the games.

Students must wear their shirts to the games to be admitted free.

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Resources: Comets for a Cure T-Shirt Order Form

College Planning Program for Solon High School Students
Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Solon High School guidance department is hosting a College Planning Night for SHS seniors and their parents tonight at 6:30 p.m. Tonight's topic is the college admissions process. Students and their parents will meet in smaller groups with their own guidance counselor.

A-De with Mrs. Dingman in the Senior Commons.

Df-Ho with Mr. Nowak in the Auditorium.

Hp-Mc with Mrs. Trocchio in Room 150.

Md-See with Mrs. Kinney in Room 160.

Sef-Z with Mrs. Johns in the Band Room.

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News and Notes:

District-PTA Calendar

Click on the link below for a color pdf of the Solon Schools' PTA Calendar for the 2014-15 school year.

2014-15 Solon Schools' Calendar

2014-15 Solon Schools' Calendar

One-page summary calendar.

2014-15 School Year Calendar

Know Your Schools

Please click on the link below to read the new edition of the district newsletter.

Know Your Schools Spring 2014

2014-15 School Year Calendar

The first day of school for the 2014-15 school year will be Tuesday, August 19. Please note that the last days of the grading periods are yet to be determined.

2014-15 Solon School Calendar

Day Care Transportation Form 2014-15

Please be sure to complete the Day Care Transport 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 2014-15