Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Solon Foreign Exchange Students

Levente Cipak, Serbia, is a studying in the United States and joined our student body in the fall.  His host company, Worldlink, requires him to present about his country to the school and community.  Levente shared his presentation with the board in January and is now sharing with elementary and middle school students.  Levente talks about school in Serbia, his native foods, traditions, and even taught the students a new dance!

Gabrielle Cavaletti, Brazil, is also a student at Solon High.  She is getting involved in several activities including dance.  Her host agency, Rotary Link, has provided her the unique opportunity to live with multiple families during her stay.  This allows her to see and experience the culture of the United States from a variety of perspectives.

We are thankful to have Levente and Gabrielle in our school!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Solon Girls Show Their Character

Below is an email I received from a Mt. Vernon community member.

Often times, it's not what you do on the court, but off the court, that makes a difference!

Good Afternoon Mr. Wear,

As you are aware, last evening the high school girls basketball team came to Mount Vernon for a game.  After the JV game was completed approximately 6 members of the JV squad that did not dress varsity were in our commons area having some snacks after the JV game.  As the varsity game was getting ready to start the commons area cleared, with the exception of these 6 young ladies.  As soon as the National Anthem began to play, every single one of them stood and faced the gym door from where the anthem was being played.  What a great testament to our country and to your student body to show such respect for the National Anthem!  Congratulations!  Solon was WELL represented last night.  

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Solon High School Parking Regulations

Solon High School Parking Regulations

Starting Jan. 17 the high school will begin enforcing parking rules and regulations described in the handbook.  All students that drive to school will need to register their car in the high school office.  To register and receive a parking pass students will need to have the make, model, and license plate of the vehicle.  There is no cost to register and students can register multiple vehicles.  Additionally, students will need to sign this form acknowledging the guidelines below.

Below is the language in the handbook that is being changed to enforce the new regulations with suggested changes. 

Student Handbook Language- Designated student parking spaces are provided in the parking lot on the south side of the school.  Designated teacher parking spaces are provided in the parking lot on the south side of the school specifically for faculty and visitors ONLY. 

Use of “faculty/visitor” parking spaces by students on school days between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm is prohibited.  Use of “faculty/visitor” parking spaces by students will result in a $5 parking fine to be paid within five days to the school office.

Failure to pay this fine within the allotted time will result in the loss of parking privileges on school property.  Vehicles parked illegally may be subject to towing.   until such a time that the fine has been paid.  If a student has received 2 parking fines, the 3rd fine will cost the student $10.00 and a letter sent home to parents.

Students are to park in a fashion so as not to block any incoming, outgoing, or parked cars.  Students entering or leaving school grounds are to do so in a safe, orderly manner.  Violation of safe driving practices will result in the loss of parking privileges on school property. 

Students needing to get articles from their car during school hours must obtain prior approval from the office before leaving the building. 

Printed Name ____________________________________________

Student Signature ________________________________________

Parent Signature _________________________________________

School year _______________________________________________

Parking # (Office use only) _____________________________

 Student Parking Lot Procedures
  1. NO PARKING in faculty/visitor parking- violators may be towed
  2.  NO PARKING on grassy areas- violators may be towed
  3. Enter only through main entrance (see diagram)
  4.  Exit only through designated exits (see diagram)
  5.  Driving through lot is only ONE WAY
  6.  DO NOT cross entry lane to exit
  7. Obey all traffic laws


Directions for placing parking registration sticker
  1. Sticker must be clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle on the rear driver’s side window
  2. Failure to register and display sticker will result in a tow from the lot.