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May 1st, 2012

Solon Retirement Village book club

Solon Public Library is working with the Solon Retirement Village by providing books for a book club for the residents. The book is read first and then followed by watching the movie of the same title. Several newer titles have been completed. The current selection is “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Anyone wishing to offer a suggestion may pass it along to Kris at 319-624-2678.

Redefining the young adult section

Jen Leveck, youth services librarian, has undertaken an ambitious project in the young adult section of the library. Currently the YA section houses books for fifth grade through high school. Ms. Leveck will be separating the section further to create a new teen section, which will label books for middle school (fifth grade) on up and the YA section will be designated for high school students and older. “This change will help students and parents select book content that is more age-appropriate for their middle schoolers,” added Leveck.

Summer Reading Program preview

Information will be ready by the middle of May about this year’s Summer Reading Program with a night theme. The Summer Reading Program kick-off party will be on Thursday, May 31, from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Pick up your reading logs and hear about the great fun prizes and programs that the staff is preparing. Reading logs will not be available until the night of the kick-off party.
A special kick-off party for grade five and above will be held on Saturday, June 2, from 6 until 8 p.m. featuring a movie and snacks.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, May 3: 1 p.m., Early out.
Thursday, May 17: 1 p.m., Early out.
Friday, May 18: Seniors last day/graduation rehearsal.
Sunday, May 20: Graduation at 2 p.m.

HS counselor alternative hours

In an attempt to meet the needs of parents outside the normal school day hours, Mr. Thompson will be at school from noon until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16. If you wish to schedule an appointment, he can be contacted either by phone 319-624-3401, ext. 1117, or e-mail mithompson@solon.k12.ia.us.

Senior awards night

The community is cordially invited to celebrate with the class of 2012 at the annual senior awards night. The program will be held in the Solon Middle School auditorium on Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. This is the night that numerous scholarships and award recognitions are presented to the members of the senior class. A reception sponsored by Solon Dollars for Scholars will give the community a chance to congratulate the seniors.

Senior graduation information

We will be sending home notification to all senior parents with complete information regarding graduation; commencement ticket information, graduate’s practice schedule, academic expectations, fees, etc. $15 Payment for the senior luncheon following commencement practice and class flower for the graduation ceremony will be due no later than Friday, May 18– payable to “Solon Schools.” Reminder– cap/gown/stole/tassel and tickets for floor seating will be handed out to graduates at practice following the senior meal on Friday, May 18.

Come visit the International Fair at Solon Middle School May 3

The Solon Middle School sixth grade International Fair will be held Thursday, May 3, from 9 until 10:30 a.m. at the Solon Middle School gymnasium.
Sixth grade student groups will showcase the research they gathered at their country booths. Each group researched the topics of people/culture, industry, land/climate, natural resources, agriculture, and current events. Some countries represented at the fair include Argentina, Belize, France, Ghana, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Turkey, Zimbabwe and many more.

Solon dancers attend conference

Kelsey Karsten, Libbie Randall and Alex Smith attended ISDTA Spring Leadership Conference April 20-21. The event was held at the Stoney Creek Inn in West Des Moines.  Fifty Iowa dancers participated in team building, goal setting and choreography sessions. These young ladies were asked by GTM Sportswear to become spirit models during Saturday’s fashion show. The information the dancers received will be shared with the entire team in future practices. 

Solon girls stack up well at Drake Relays

DES MOINES– Solon’s girls got a chance to run against the best at the Drake Relays last week and emerged looking pretty good, especially against the competition they should see in post-season.
Drake is a showcase of the best of the state’s track and field athletes, alongside university, college and special invitation classes. The Spartans had entries in nine girls’ events.