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Solon School News

Upcoming dates

Thursday, April 4: 1 p.m. Early out.
Thursday, April 18: 1 p.m. Early out.
Thursday, April 25: HS parent/teacher conferences 4 until 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2: 1 p.m. Early out.
Thursday, May 16: 1 p.m. Early out.

Solon High School presents Neil Simon’s ‘Fools’ April 5-7

“Fools” by Neil Simon will open at the Solon Middle School auditorium on Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m., and continue Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. The seating is general admission and tickets can be purchased at the door beginning 30 minutes before show time. $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. No activity passes. “Fools” is about a town of unintelligent persons who are depending on a traveling schoolmaster to break an evil cursed placed on them 200 years prior by an evil count. It truly is a hilarious belly buster and the cast is fantastic.

School board meeting April 8

The April meeting of Solon’s board of education will take place Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m. in the central office conference room.

SIAC meeting April 18

The School Improvement Advisory Committee will be meeting Thursday, April 18, in the central office conference room, 6 p.m. The agenda will include: Iowa Assessments data review; Iowa core/professional learning update; Strategic plan update; Review 2012-2013 district goals; Approve 2012-2013 APR and district goals; and SIAC membership/calendar for 2013-2014.

Non-public transportation reimbursement

This is a reminder to those families who qualify for non-public transportation reimbursement. Forms must be filed in the central office by May 1 for second semester reimbursement. Forms are available at the Iowa Department of Education website: http://educateiowa.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1257&It.... Or the forms may be picked up in the SCSD central office. Failure to submit your request by the May 1 deadline will result in the denial of the reimbursement request for the claim period.

Kindergarten roundup April 5

Solon Lakeview Elementary School will hold its Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2013-2014 school year on Friday, April 5, during a morning session from 8:15 until 10:45 a.m. and an afternoon session from 12:15 until 2:50 p.m. Please contact the Lakeview Elementary office, 319-624-3401, ext. 1290 with your session preference. Children must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 15, to attend kindergarten this fall. It is necessary for parents to bring their child’s birth certificate so school records will be official. If you live in the Solon school district and have a child who should be entering kindergarten, please contact Lakeview right away.
Reminder that on April 5, there will be no school for this year’s kindergarten classes.

Summer driver education parent meeting Wednesday, April 17

There will be a driver education parent meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in the middle school auditorium. This will be an opportunity for the driver education instructors to briefly explain the summer program and to answer questions you may have about the summer program. Why Solon? In addition to the potential tax benefit that comes from taking driver education through the school, Solon’s driver education program offers a step-by-step comprehensive approach to assist your child in becoming a more proficient driver. We take seriously the responsibility to make available an appropriate educational driving program that has high expectations for all students.
If you have any questions about the program, please e-mail Roger Thompson at rthompson@solon.k12.ia.us or Dale Jedlicka at djedlicka@solon.k12.ia.us. You can also contact us by phone at 319-624-3401,m ext. 1321 or 1333. Hope to see you there.

High school art club trip April 19-20

Solon High School art club students will be traveling to Chicago on April 19 and 20. While in Chicago, students will be visiting the Art Institute of Chicago and touring both the academic facilities and museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, and Millenium Park.

Prom 2013 “Sweet Escape”

Saturday, April 27, is the date for this year’s Prom. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 22, for $6 for singles and $10 for couples. At the dance, prices will double to $12 for singles and $20 for couples. The Grand March begins at 5:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Pictures will be taken in the media center until 6:30 p.m. The dance will begin at 9 p.m. at South Slope Community Center located at 980 N. Front St. in North Liberty. The dance will end promptly at midnight. Formal dress is required. Hope to see you there.

High school counselor office hours

High school counselor, Mike Thompson, has set-up hours once a month to meet with parents regarding issues impacting your children. He has scheduled to be in the high school counseling office from noon until 8 p.m. on Monday, April 15. Parents may contact Mr. Thompson during the school day from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. by calling 319-624-3401, ext. 1117, or e-mail mithompson@solon.k12.ia.us. Drop-ins are welcome.

BASP registrations

BASP will be holding registration for the Summer 2013 program the week of April 8 through 12 at Lakeview. The materials will be located outside the BASP office. All forms and the registration fee must be returned within the given time frame to ensure entry into the program.
BASP will be holding registration for the 2013-2014 school year the week of April 15 through 19 at Lakeview. The materials will be located outside the BASP office. All registration forms and the registration fee must be returned within the week to ensure entry into the program.
Any questions may be addressed by contacting the program director, 319-624-3401, ext. 1277 or afeaker@solon.k12.ia.us