District News
Brush Students Play the Role of Teacher at Facing History Event
On Tuesday, April 8th, Brush Senior Morgan Mackay and Sophomore Lindsey Mink, along with twelve other students from eleven local high schools, had the opportunity to play the role of teacher at the Facing History Spring-Teach In. The program was sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves, a nonprofit organization which develops lesson plans and other educational resources for teachers. Over 140 students, parents, teachers and community members attended the event which took place from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at Brush High School. After receiving a warm welcome from Superintendent Linda N. Reid, attendees listened to remarks by Brush Language Arts Department Coordinator Sallie M. Fine, as well as staff members from the Cleveland Office of Facing History, detailing how incorporating Facing History resources into the classroom enables students to engage in more meaningful learning by promoting higher level thinking skills, open discussion and empathy. Attendees were then separated into five groups and escorted to various classrooms for a break-out session facilitated by three to four students. During each session, the students led the participants in reading and discussing written selections from literature and history, in order to discover how the key messages related to their own lives and current issues. In doing so, those in attendance experienced first-hand the insights and skills gained by students who engage with Facing History’s resources. The South Euclid-Lyndhurst Schools wish to thank all of the students, staff, as well as Facing History and Ourselves, for helping to make the Spring Teach-In a success.  
Superintendent Linda N. Reid Interviews Students on Most Recent AVTV Production
Superintendent Linda N. Reid recently finished production of a special edition of her regular AVTV taping with three Brush High School students. With the expressed intent of showcasing various aspects of student life through the eyes of SEL students, Mrs. Reid asked questions which permitted these students to share about their coursework, co-curricular involvements, special instructors they have had and what advice they would pass on to incoming Brush High School students. The three students involved in the taping were Brush High School seniors Brandon McGhee, Tori Williams and sophomore Parker Shapiro. A special thanks goes out to Mr. Mike Bubnow and his student-based team who help to record and edit the entire video production for the SEL Schools.

Stay tuned on your local television channels 22 (Time Warner), 99 (U-Verse), SEL On Demand, and the district Web site to watch this upcoming episode!
Letter from the Asst. Superintendent: Blizzard Bags Given to Students on Thursday, April 17th; Due May 5th

Dear SEL Parent/Guardian:

In the State of Ohio, school districts are allocated five (5) calamity days. Any day(s) beyond five must be made up in order to meet State Legislation requirements. This year, due to extreme weather conditions, SEL Schools utilized six (6) calamity days and as a result, it is necessary that our students make-up one (1) day to meet our educational obligations. Our District, like many others across the State, has opted to use a “Blizzard Bag” option in lieu of adding a day to the end of the school year. During our recent SEL Board of Education Meeting, we identified April 21st as our official make-up day.

Today, your son/daughter was provided with a packet that includes a number of assignments to fulfill the requirements of our SEL “Blizzard Bag” make-up day. Based on State Legislation, students have two (2) weeks to complete the Blizzard Bag assignments which are due to your child’s respective teacher(s) no later than May 5th, 2014. Once the assignments are turned in, they will be graded by the appropriate teacher and those grades will serve as evidence for our “Blizzard Bag make-up” calamity day. BHS Seniors may turn in their assignments prior to the May 5th deadline.

If you are in need of additional information, please contact your child’s teacher or building principal.

Dr. Veronica Motley
Assistant Superintendent  

Order Your Brush Graduation Yard Sign Today
The Brush PTSA After Prom Committee is selling Brush Graduation Yard Signs through May 9th.  The signs will be delivered on May 20th and May 21st during specific Cap & Gown pickup times.  All proceeds benefit the 2014 After Prom.  To order a sign, click here for an order form  
School Day Schedule Redesign Meeting Change and Information

We have rescheduled our School Day Schedule Redesign Parent Meeting that was originally scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 15th.  This parent meeting was being held for families that will attend Greenview and Memorial during the 2014-15 school year.  The new date and time will be Tuesday, April 22nd at the Administration Building starting at 7:30 PM.  We apologize for the change and any inconvenience this may cause.


Please note, the previously scheduled meetings at Adrian, Rowland, and Sunview will still take place this Wednesday, April 16th, each starting at 6:30 PM. 

In an effort to accommodate our SEL families, we are also hosting a third meeting which will be held on Monday, May 5th at the Administration Building beginning at 6:30 PM. This meeting will be a combined meeting for students currently in kindergarten through grade seven.

Come to Memorial Seventh Grade Orientation on April 28th
There will be a seventh grade orientation at Memorial on April 28th.  For more information, click here.
Brush Art Students Receive State and Regional Art Honors

The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition is an annual event showcasing 300 pieces of art created by high school students from across the state of Ohio. We would like to congratulate Hannah Imel, whose piece was awarded and will be on display at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus, Ohio from April 13th to May 15th. Submitted works are first judged at one of the fifteen regions across the state. Over 900 pieces were submitted to our region and ten Brush students were accepted at this level. These art works were then driven down to Columbus and judged at the state level with over 3,000 works from across the state. The awards ceremony for the students is at the Riffe Center, Capitol Theatre at 12:00 noon on April 13th.

Congratulations to the Art Department for this tremendous achievement!

Watch Campus Cooking - Learn How to Make a Citrus Chicken Salad - April Food Service Menus are Now Posted Online
Our very own Executive Chef, Kevin Needham, along with Food Service Assistant, Ann Brizee, demonstrate how to make a delicious citrus chicken salad.  Check it out here on SEL On Demand!

Also, the April Food Services Menus, in addition to the online catering menus, are now available at the Food Services Web Site
. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch and breakfast. In the past couple years, SEL became the first district in Northeast Ohio to implement the Farm to Fork program by bringing fresh local produce into the cafeterias, was one of three in the state to receive a USDA Farm to School Implementation Grant and has been named a Model Practice by NACCHO.
Check Out Three New Videos on SEL on Demand
The South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools just posted three new videos to SEL On Demand, including Rowland's Vocal Concert, the 2014 Brush Prom Fashion Show and the 2014 Brush Band Pre-Contest Concert.  Check it out!!

SEL On Demand is a You Tube Channel that features a collection of videos of special events from throughout the entire district that online viewers can watch anytime.  SEL Schools understands that the structured programming of Channels 22 and 99, in addition to the online streaming option, may not always accommodate your schedule. Therefore, by giving you the capacity to view these recordings of the district on your time, “On Demand”, should help make your awareness and ease-of-access to SEL programming much simpler. Please visit and consider subscribing to the exclusive You Tube Channel, SEL On Demand, to watch all of these videos and more!
Pre-Purchase Tickets for the Brush Vocal Music Spring Cabaret
On Friday, April 25th, the talented Brush Vocal Music Department presents a Spring Cabaret at the Brush High School Cafeteria Commons.  The evening begins at 7:00 PM and features the talented Brush Vocal Music Students along with special performances by the Memorial and Greenview choruses.  Pre-pay admission is only $4 per person; $12 per family or tickets at the door are $5 per person; $15 per family.  In addition, Brown and Gold card holders receive free admission to the event.  Admission includes light appetizers, dessert and awesome entertainment. 

For more information, including the pre-pay ticket form, please click here.
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