The Solon City School District is no exception to the sweeping changes caused by the COVID-19 outbreak when it comes to celebrating High School seniors at the close of the school year.
Local school districts and the Ohio Department of Education knew that launching a new statewide teacher evaluation system would be difficult, but they never thought they would have to worry about introducing their Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) 2.0 during a pandemic.
Solon fifth-year head wrestling coach Audie Atienza was already on the road to Columbus with 160-pound senior Jack Mack, who was set to make his state wrestling debut last Thursday at Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center.
Solon 13-year-old Dominic Roberto was just getting settled on the 7 1/2-meter platform during his second season diving that height at the 2019 USA Diving Junior National Championships this past August in Tennessee.
The Solon Board of Education on Monday approved two bids for upcoming construction projects, one to replace the roof of Parkside Elementary School and the other to replace the drying system in the Solon High School Natatorium.
Every school in Ohio is in a bind after Gov. Mike DeWine ordered the closure of all schools from March 16 through April 3 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. He announced the mandatory closing in a press conference on March 12.
For eighth-graders Piyush Chitnis and Joy Fan, the Solon Middle School science fair offered an opportunity to explore topics they found relevant and exciting.
Solon Middle School’s Start with Hello program received an award from Sandy Hook Promise, making it one of three in the Northeast Region to get the honor, board of education President John Heckman announced during the Monday meeting.
Solon 138-pounder Trysten Zahoransky opened his senior campaign by putting three straight opponents on their backs for pins during the 35th edition of his home Comet Classic wrestling tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Kenston 6-foot-3 junior Kyle Quinlan just knocked down his second 3-pointer for a 29-16 lead midway through the second quarter, and the Bomber cagers were well on their way during a season opener against Solon on Tuesday night in Bainbridge.
Canton McKinley 6-foot, 200-pound stalwart running back Lameir Garrett broke off a 16-yard carry as the host Bulldogs were sniffing out a potential 21-7 lead midway through the second quarter of a playoff opener against Solon on Friday night.
Too bad volleyball doesn’t feature best-of-seven matches, because then Solon might have had a chance during its Division I state semifinal against Columbus St. Francis DeSales on Friday afternoon at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Fairborn.
Solon High School freshman Michael Nimrick has loved Greek mythology for as long as he can remember, and he enjoyed learning about it in school. Yet playing an unconventional Hephaestus, Hector and Odysseus’s dog in “The Iliad, the Odyssey and all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less” re…
Solon volleyball trailed, 14-13, on a hitting error in the opening set of the Lady Comets’ Division I region championship match against one-loss Canton GlenOak on Saturday afternoon at Hyser Gymnasium in Hudson.
After finishing fourth in the region, it appeared as if the Solon boys cross-country team mistimed its taper as the Comets saw their stock in the coaches poll drop from fourth to eighth among Division I contenders.
The Solon boys soccer team surely would need a low-scoring game or overtime to take out No. 1-seed Hudson in its Division I district championship match on Saturday at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School.
University School senior Justin Iler took back his gold and led his Prepper harriers to a repeat state berth during the Division I region cross-country meet on Saturday at Boardman High School.
Solon volleyball was the defending district champion, but the Lady Comets weren’t favored when they collided with Nordonia in a repeat of last year’s title game on Saturday at their home floor.
Karen Young of Bainbridge has long enjoyed a variety of crafts, from knitting sweaters to creating felt applique calendars, soft ragdolls and reversible toddler bibs.
Solon City Council last week created a designated school traffic zone for the Solon City School District’s new preschool location on SOM Center Road.
The big question for Solon (7-2, 5-1) was whether the Comets’ run defense could put the brakes on Strongsville 190-pound senior running back Garrett Clark during a Greater Cleveland Conference home battle Friday night at Stewart Field.
Solon senior Ethan Wong had a sweet tooth for the end zone, but Greater Cleveland Conference foe Medina (5-3, 2-3) kept coming back in an aerial collision on Friday night at Stewart Field.
The defending district champion Solon volleyball team (15-9) wasted no time securing its fourth straight trip to the finals by disposing of Warren Howland (20-5) in three sets during semifinals play Tuesday night at the Lady Comets’ home floor.
The Kenston boys cross-country team won its program’s first Division I district championship going away during the 17-team meet on Saturday at Madison High School’s 5-kilometer course in Lake County.
The Solon City School District Board of Education approved a retire-rehire request, reassigned administrative tasks and approved English language learner mentors and home instruction teachers at their meeting Oct. 14.
Solon was beyond the point of big trouble during the Comet gridders’ road test against unbeaten Greater Cleveland Conference foe Euclid on Friday night. Trouble had already come and gone, and matters only appeared to getting worse.
Solon senior Maggie Yang was competing for a third straight trip to the big dance, but she’d have to punch her ticket with a freshman partner during the Division I Northeast District tennis tournament last Thursday and Saturday in Akron.
The Solon boys cross-country team only had two of the same scorers from a year ago, but that didn’t stop the Comets from defending their Greater Cleveland Conference banner on Saturday at Garfield Park in Mentor.
Solon’s imperfections were brought to daylight by AP No. 1-ranked Mentor (6-0, 3-0) during a 41-7 home hurting in Greater Cleveland Conference play on Friday night at Stewart Field.
Solon’s double team of senior Maggie Yang and freshman Niya Fried held their seed to finish runners-up among 35 tandems from 18 schools during the Division I sectional tennis tournament last week at their home community park courts.
Government students recently witnessed firsthand how the court system works when the 8th District Court of Appeals heard two cases in the Solon High School auditorium. The cases, presented by attorneys to a three-judge panel sitting onstage, launched the district court’s new program “From Co…
No team wants to take points off the board, especially not a 65-yard touchdown run by Solon 205-pound junior back Khalil Eichelberger during the Comets’ road battle against Shaker Heights on Saturday afternoon at Rupp Field.
The intention of any athletic team is to continue to improve as the season progresses, but the key to success is to improve at a faster rate than one’s competition.
Solon was trailing, 29-26, in the fourth quarter, but the Comets had no choice but to punt away with 3:20 remaining of their home affair against unbeaten league foe Brunswick on Friday night at Stewart Field.
The Solon Board of Education Monday lauded school officials for ending the fiscal year with a clean budget and starting the new school year with top academic ratings.
This was the year for another team in the Greater Cleveland Conference to step up and squash the league dynasty of the Solon girls tennis program, as the Lady Comets reloaded with new rackets on four of their five courts.
Five losses through seven games is enough to put any team down, but the Solon soccer girls know they’ve got the goods to compete with any program in the state.
Public schools across the Chagrin Valley and Geauga County for the most part performed well on the annual district report cards released this morning (Sept. 12) by the Ohio Department of Education.
The 13th annual Solon Band Bash will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at Stewart Field. Ten marching bands from Northeast Ohio will regale the audience with a variety of energizing music, colorful uniforms, dances, marches and rotations. As the host and largest ensemble, the 340-member Solon Hi…