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Brush Students Put Physics into Action with Mouse Trap Powered Cars

Brush students in AP and traditional physics classes recently had the opportunity to apply classroom concepts by constructing and testing mouse trap powered cars. Students began constructing the cars outside of school shortly before Christmas break using simple household materials.   Under the guidance of science teachers Mr. Gary Mikes and Mr. Dan Trentanelli, students learned about principles of physics including friction and energy conversion which are utilized to help propel the cars forward. Students had the opportunity to witness these principles in action by racing their mouse trap powered cars in the hallway outside the classroom.
 

Mayor Welo Visits Rowland

A first grade class at Rowland Elementary School recently hosted a very special guest to present an award and to spend some time with its students to support a very generous cause. City of South Euclid Mayor Georginne Welo visited Ms. Santarelli’s class last week, to officially declare them the winners for raising the most money in a contest to accumulate funds for students who cannot afford books.
 

PARCC Assessment Information Nights

Please click on the read more link below for information on changes to the meeting schedule.

The South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools has scheduled PARCC Assessment Information Nights for parents. This spring, the State required PARCC Assessment will replace the Ohio Achievement Assessment, formally known as the OAA. The meetings are designed to provide parents with important information regarding the new state assessments and how SEL Schools are preparing students for success on the tests. Please click on read more to the right to see a schedule of each building’s upcoming presentation.
 

Reflections Winners

National PTA's Reflections program encourages students in pre-K through grade 12 to explore and be involved in the arts. Students reflect on a theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, music composition, literature, photography and visual arts.

This year's, students were asked to reflect on this sentence: "The world would be a better place if..."

Thank you to all students for their contributions and a special congratulations to the winners (click on read more).
 

Brown and Gold Night at the Races

Please join us on Saturday, March 14 for SEL's annual Night at the Races, a fund raising event being sponsored to benefit all SEL students.  There will be 10 exciting races, a silent auction and Chinese raffle baskets.  The Registration form, Silent Auction Donation form and Horse and Advertising form can be found by clicking here.
 

Gifted Identification Testing Scheduled for the week of January 26th

Each year, school districts in Ohio have the responsibility of identifying gifted learners in several categories. The district must provide an accurate child count to the Ohio Department of Education. In accordance with this state mandate, and as part of the South Euclid Lyndhurst assessment programming, all students in grade 2 and grade 4 will be taking standardized tests during the week of January 26th. The district will use the results from these tests not only to help identify students as gifted for the Ohio child count list, but they will also assist classroom teachers as they continue to work with students this year. The tests that districts use must be approved by ODE. The tests that will be used in SEL this year are the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (8th edition) and the Stanford Achievement Test (10th edition).  Thank you for supporting your student during this week of testing. 

 

Get Fit and Support Our Students!

Please join the Adrian teachers and PTA on Saturday, May 9, 2015, for a Mother's Day 5k and 1 Mile Walk.

This fun spring race will promote community, school and family togetherness while celebrating the mothers in our lives. Proceeds will benefit the students of Adrian Elementary School.

5k starts at 9:30 a.m. and the 1 mile walk starts at 9:45 a.m.

If you have questions, please contact Annie Murphy at murphyt@sel.k12.oh.us

To register click here.  

Tips for Avoiding the Flu

Flu season is upon us.  Click on the link below to be linked to our Health Services page where you will find suggestions to help keep you and your family healthy during flu season. Tips for avoiding the flu
   

Brush Band Boosters Fundraiser at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Brush Band Boosters. Come into the Legacy Village Chipotle on Monday, January 12th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Brush Band Boosters.

Click here for flyer
 

Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition Winners

The Scholastics Arts and Writing Competition is an opportunity for students to be recognized at both the regional and national level. Cuyahoga County’s finest young talent shines in this crowd-pleasing exhibition, located at the Cleveland Institute of Art in University Circle. This year, over 1,200 students in grades 7-12 created and submitted for judging more than 3,000 pieces of artwork and writing samples. Gold Key winners continue to the national competition in New York City.  Gold Key recipients being recognized this year are Eden Allen, Rachel Feinstein, Nick Jarm, and Georgeanna Henry.

(Photo is Gold Key winning entry submitted by senior, Georgeanna Henry)

For more information and to see other Gold Key winning entries, click "read more" link to the right.  

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