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Solon Economist

Teachers weigh in on SBG implementation

Board approves guiding SBG document prepared by teacher committee

By Eric Hawkinson
Solon Economist
SOLON– The teachers have spoken.
A committee of Solon teachers met Friday. Aug. 9, to discuss the future of Standards-Based Grading (SBG) in Solon schools. Although the meeting did not result in a comprehensive plan for the year, teacher representatives felt confident with the direction the administration is heading.
The Solon school district administration, and members of the teacher committee, presented their SBG guiding document to the board on Monday, Aug. 12.

Parks & Rec. Flag Football and Fall Soccer registration ends Aug. 26

SOLON– Registration for flag football and fall soccer continues until Monday, Aug. 26. Flag Football is for children age 5 (must have turned 5 by Jan. 1, 2013) through the sixth grade. Soccer is for children age 4 (must have turned 4 by Jan. 1, 2013) through sixth grade. Flag football games are played on Monday evenings while soccer is Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings. Parents are encouraged to sign up this fall using the online registration at https://solon-iowa.cogran.com. The online registration allows you to pay by credit card or debit card.

Blood drive at Swisher Legion Tuesday, Sept. 17

SWISHER– The University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the Swisher American Legion Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 3:30 until 7:30 p.m.
To sign up contact Tammy at 319-857-4741 or sign up online at: www.uihealthcare.org/bloodcenter.

get set for school

Thirteen-month-old Addie Donius waits patiently in her dad Adam’s arms as her brother Landen checks in during Lakeview Elementary’s Unpack Your Backpack Night Thursday, Aug. 15. Landen will be a kindergartener in Mrs. Stinocher’s KA classroom at Lakeview. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Solon School News

First day of school

The first full day of school for first through fourth grades is Tuesday, Aug. 20. The first day of school for Kindergarten students is Wednesday, Aug. 21. Kindergarten students will come for an individual assessment on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Kindergarten families should schedule an appointment for the assessment for their child. The first day of school for preschool is Thursday, Aug. 22. Individual home visits will take place with Preschool families Aug. 19 through 21.

Lakeview PTO

Seventh and eighth grade football equipment handouts Aug. 15, 19

SOLON– Students interested in playing seventh and eighth grade football will have equipment handouts on the following dates and times:
Eighth grade, Thursday, Aug. 15, starting at 4 p.m. in the athletic hallway at the middle school.
Seventh grade, Monday, Aug. 19, starting at 4 p.m. in the athletic hallway at the middle school.