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April 24th, 2012

New book titles for adult readers

John Grisham’s new novel, “Calico Joe” is thrilling but it’s what happens off the field that makes it a classic. This novel, set in the world of Major League Baseball is surprising and a moving story of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption in true Grisham fashion. “The Innocent” by David Baldacci begins with a hit gone wrong. When Will Robie is called upon to eliminate a target and thinks it doesn’t seem right, he refuses to kill making himself a target.

Solon Snapshots available

Due to popular demand, another order of the Solon Snapshots pictorial history of the area has arrived at the library. Solon Snapshots can also be ordered on-line at: eaglebooks.com. or purchased at the circulation desk at the library. Cost is $30 per book. Here’s your chance to purchase your own personal copy.

Movie Clips

“Carnage” (2011, R, Comedy/Drama) Two pairs of parents (Jodi Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet, and Christoph Waltz) hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the evening into chaos. This movie takes place in real time and is based on a Tony-Award winning play. Foster and Winslet also received Golden Globe nominations in 2011 for their outstanding work in this film.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, April 26: HS parent/teacher conferences.
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: 2 p.m., graduation.

Prom 2012 – “The Roaring Twenties: An Elegant Affair”

April 28 is the date for this year’s Prom. Prom tickets go on sale Monday, April 23, $6 for singles and $10 for couples. At the dance, prices will double to $12 for singles and $20 for couples. The grand march starts at 5:30 p.m. in the high school gym. If you want to participate, please arrive by 5:15 p.m. Prom pictures will be taken in the media center at the grand march between 5 and 7 p.m. Formal pictures will not be available at the dance. Dance will start at 9 p.m. and end at midnight at the South Slope Community Center located at 980 North Front St., North Liberty.

HS parent-teacher conferences

Conferences are being held on Thursday, April 26, from 4 until 7:30 p.m. in the teachers’ classrooms. Directions for online signup will be emailed to parents. You may also contact the office to schedule a conference.

High school dance team 2012-2013

2012-2013 Solon varsity dance team members are: Alex Smith, Andria Kakacek, Audrey Lester, Brittany Slusher, Carissa Siddell, Caroline Wilford, Dylan Benton, Grace Colton, Kaytee Berstler, Kelsey Karsten, Libbie Randall, Maiya Cervantez, Mikayla Long, Natalie Ament, Noelle Martin, Ryleigh Hancox, Sarah Lilleodden, Tori Zenishek.

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..

Coupons for troops

Lady Spartans move to 5-0

SOLON– Solon girls’ soccer is in full swing.  Last week, the varsity squad battled against a very tough Maquoketa team. The Spartans were down by two at half against the Maquoketa fast break offense and swarming defense.
But midway through the second half, Jackie Meyer scored off a corner kick by Alison McKinnie. With under three minutes left, Madi Durr pounced on another McKinnie corner kick to send the game into overtime.