Solon High School

Monthly Update-August 2022

What is going WELL?

Good Morning High School Families,

This question has been on mind the last few days as we get ready to start this school year. With the negativity that can consume our news feeds, it is important to remember to ask ourselves what is going well? I have found if I ask myself this each morning, there are plenty of positive things happening throughout our lives. There are certainly challenges as well, but let's find time to ask ourselves this question routinely.

We are excited have your son or daughter at SHS to start the 2022/2023 school year, and know we have much to celebrate! Our staff will be in the building soon getting things ready to go for that first day. As with many "new" starts there can be a wide range of emotions that surround it. Whatever the word(s) are that describe this for you and your child, know that we will do our best to make this a great year!

We are excited to continue to find the very best way learn together! If you don't want to read everything below, feel free to click on the video below and have a listen.

If you have any questions prior to the 23rd, don't hesitate to reach out. Don't forget that you can visit our WEBSITE for all things Solon High School. Both Dawn and Arran are in the office Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00. Thanks!

Welcome Back-2022/2023

Welcome Night! August 18th, 2022

ALL 9th grade families and new to Solon families are welcome to attend this event.

When: 7:00 PM in the Center for the Arts

Check PowerSchool

Please double check PowerSchool to ensure your schedule is all set!
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Parents/Guardians of SCSD Students:

Annual registration for all new and returning students for the 2022-2023 school year is now available in PowerSchool. Instructions for completing the online annual registration forms can be found on the district website:

If you have already updated the online annual registration forms in PowerSchool prior to July 28, 2022, you will need to revisit and submit each form again since they have now been updated for the 2022-2023 school year. If you have any questions about the annual registration process, please contact your student’s school office.

If you have a new or returning student requiring transportation to and from school for the 2022-2023 school year, you must complete the annual registration process. Our transportation director will then be notified of the request and your student will be routed. For information regarding transportation, please contact Dave Johnson, Transportation Director, at 319-624-3401 x1328 or

Supply List

Click HERE for a list of supplies you may find useful this year!

Class Schedule for this Year

Below you will see the schedule for our four blocks.
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School Lunches

They will NO longer be free for all students.


Yes, students that want a locker will be able to request one....we will NOT be assigning every student a locker. A form will go out sometime during the week of 8.15 via their school email that asks students if they want one. Their number will then be emailed to them so they know where it is. If they choose not to have one, they can carry their items in the backpacks. If you have more questions, please reach out to the main office.

NEW High School Staff

Please help us in welcoming the following individuals to the SHS staff!

Sidney Matzdorff- Media Center Associate joining us from Iowa State

JJ Cooper-Industrial Technology Teacher joining the SHS team from Iowa Valley

Rachael Bennett- English Teacher joining us from College Community

Elizabeth Wessels- Science Teacher joining us from UNI

Mackenzie Isaacson- Special Education Teacher joining us from Marion

Katie Anderson- College and Career Transition Counselor joining us from Kirkwood

"Hi, my name is Katie Anderson and I am the new College and Career Transition Counselor here at Solon. It is my job to help students with the exploration of careers and colleges, as well as assist with admissions questions. I will also be assisting with Financial Aid and different Support Services, such as ACT and other entrance exams."

Dates to ADD to your calendar

We all know how calendars can get filled, so please add the following dates to your back to school calendar!

8.18.22 Solon High School Welcome Night--More info to come on this!

9th Grade students and NEW families- 7:00 PM in the auditorium

8.19.22 Fall activity Kickoff night at Spartan Stadium

8.23.22 FIRST day of School - Special Schedule for that Tuesday will be sent out early next week.

8.25.22 1:45 Dismissal (Every Thursday)

9.5.21 NO school (Labor Day)

2022-2023 School Calendar

I am sure most of you have this already, but if not HERE you go!
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From the Counseling office....

For ALL things guidance, please visit this link.

Our school counselor Mr. Thomopson will be back starting Tuesday, August 9th. If you would like to set up a time to meet with him, please use THIS signup. Feel free to email him if you have any questions at Thanks!

Activities Schedules

For all things activity related, please use this link to find schedules, locations, dates and times. Any questions can be directed to Casey Hack, district Activities Director.