This is the third year in a row that both national champion Science Olympiad teams are from Solon.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The information in this report is from the Solon Police. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
The arrest on SOM Center Road of a home invasion suspect on May 3 led to two Solon Schools being locked down, according to Solon Police. Arrested and charged with burglary was Airrion Stroud, 19, of Bedford. He was taken to Solon Jail. Burglary is a second-degree felony. The home invasion occured on Ayleshire Drive at about 12:20 p.m. May 3, when a woman who was in the home called 911 to tell police that a man had entered her home. According to the police report, the woman heard the doorbell ring multiple times and then later heard someone enter the garage and shout "Hello?" The woman was in an upstairs bedrooms, so she went out into the hallway, which looked down into the first floor of the house. She saw a man in the home. She went to …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The lockdowns on Friday were very brief and were only a precaution. No students were ever in danger.
Parkside Elementary School and Solon Middle School were locked down briefly Friday afternoon after a police incident on SOM Center Road. There are few details available on the incident, which is still under police investigation. Solon Patch will bring you more information when its available. Solon School spokeswoman Tammy Strom said that the lockdowns were very brief and were only a precaution. "No students were ever in danger," she said. Here is the full statement put out by the school district to notify parents of the incident: During lunch today, Parkside Elementary and Solon Middle School went into a precautionary lock down due to a police incident on S.O.M. Center Road. The students were never in any danger and the lock down was only …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Take a look at the most recent revenue numbers for school districts across the state. If you're viewing this on your mobile device, switch to desktop version.
The information in the searchable database above can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website. The revenue amounts listed are for the 2010-2011 school year, the most recent numbers available. These numbers have likely changed since then — and could change again in the next state budget—so this is just for comparison. To see your local school district’s revenue for 2010-2011, type in all or part of the district name above. (If there are multiple districts with the same name, check the Ohio Department of Education’s district number.) You can also search by local, state, federal or total revenue for 2010-2011 by selecting the appropriate label in the dropdown menu. All public schools, including charters, can be found in the …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Take a look at the most recent school spending data. If you're viewing this on your mobile device, switch to desktop version.
The information in the searchable database above can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website. The expenditures are for the 2010-2011 school year, the most recent numbers available. These numbers could have changed since then, so this is just for comparison. Of the districts that reported expenditures in 2010-2011, the lowest spending per pupil was the Columbus Humanities, Arts and Technology Academy at $459 per student. The highest was Kelleys Island Local at $83,690 per student. To see how much your district spent per student, type in all or part of the district name above. (If there are multiple districts with the same name, check for the Department of Education's district number.) All public schools, including charters, …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Lewis Elementary kindergarten student Teddy Zheng received his incentive award for the participating in the annual school Read-a-Thon. Teddy sprayed Principal Mike Acomb’s hair a flashy green and Max snipped one of Mr. Acomb’s famous ties in half.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Final release of state of Ohio Report Cards for 2011-12 confirms that Solon students are achieving at the highest levels in Northeast Ohio.
Final release of state of Ohio Report Cards for 2011-12 confirms that Solon students are achieving at the highest levels in Northeast Ohio. With a Performance Index Score of 111.2, the Solon Schools had the top achievement score among public school districts in Northeast Ohio and the third highest in the state. Solon also received the state’s "Excellent with Distinction" rating. State report card data is typically released in August each year, but was delayed this year due to a statewide audit of attendance reporting in Ohio school districts. The audit findings were reported in late February and the Ohio Department of Education subsequently released the final report card data. Solon students and staff celebrated the preliminary Report Card…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Staff from Solon Schools will receive training from school safety consultant Ken Trump on April 2.
Solon Schools staff will receive a day of school safety and security training on April 2. Students will be off school that day as principals, teachers and staff receive training from school safety consultant Ken Trump, who has been hired by the school district to help improve school building security in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. shooting. Read the full release from Solon Schools for more information. Continuing our work on district safety and security, the Solon Schools will have an in-service staff training day on April 2. The training will be conducted by our school safety consultant Ken Trump. There will be no school for students on that day, but the district has received an Innovative Education Pilot Program waiver from the Ohio …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Solon Schools received an "Excellent With Distrinction" label for its report card for 2011-2012.
After a long delay, the Ohio school report cards were released on Wednesday. While most of the information on the report card (click the PDF attached to this article to see it) has already been released, this presents it in an easy-to-read format. The news is good for Solon. Solon Schools received the highest performance index score of any public school district in Northeast Ohio, and the third best score in the state, according to state data. Solon's performance index for the 2011-2012 school year was 111.2. The school district received the mark of excellent with distinction and met adequate yearly progress, according to the data. There are 610 public school districts in Ohio, and all of them received a performance index score, which is …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Orchard is one of only 11 Ohio schools nominated for the 2013 award.
The Ohio Department of Education has nominated Orchard Middle School for the U.S. Department of Education’s prestigious National Blue Ribbon School Award. Orchard is one of only 11 Ohio schools nominated for the 2013 award. Orchard’s nomination is based on the high student achievement as rated by the Ohio’s 2011-12 accountability measures. To qualify as an "exemplary high performing school" under the U.S. Department of Education guidelines, Orchard student achievement levels on state assessments in both reading and math for fifth and sixth grade ranked in the top tier of all Ohio schools. “A National Blue Ribbon Schools flag waving overhead has become a trademark of excellence, a symbol of quality recognized by everyone from parents to …