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Gifted Testing
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 a standardized test during the week of January 23rd. Classroom teachers will administer the test. During February and March, the district will also be looking for students who are gifted in the specific academic areas of math and/or reading.   If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Debra Barrickman, Gifted Coordinator at barrickman@sel.k12.oh.us  
Brush National Honor Society Food Drive
The Brush High School National Honor Society wrapped up an extremely successful Thanksgiving Food Drive. Students, staff, and community members came together and demonstrated why South Euclid and Lyndhurst are such remarkable communities. The National Honor Society collected more than 1,200 food items and $300. The National Honor Society was able to organize and supply 10 local families with Thanksgiving dinners and more. On November 21st, the officers of the National Honor Society delivered the food items. Each family received generous portions of non-perishable food items, a gift card, and a frozen turkey. We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed.  
STEM Club Helps Greenview Students Build Problem Solving Skills
Funded by a Legacy Village grant, STEM Club provides Greenview students the opportunity to improve their problem solving and team-building skills through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related learning activities. The group is composed of 5th and 6th grade students who were nominated by their teachers and participated in STEM Club activities during the previous school year. Under the advising of staff member Erin Macsurak, the STEM Club meets twice each month after school in the STEM lab. Problem solving was selected as the theme and primary focus for this year’s activities. At the club’s most recent meeting in November, students used materials such as plastic tubes, wheels and other components to construct a car.   
Greenview NEHS Members Begin Fundraiser Planning
Led by staff advisors Apryl Buchanan and Kathy Everson, 5th and 6th grade students from the Greenview chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society recently discussed ideas for community service projects to participate in during the school year. Students also began preparations for a fundraiser on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society which began this week. The National Elementary Honor Society is a great privilege to be a part of.  Members must sign a contract stating that they will meet the requirements the NEHS upholds. Guidelines include obtaining 20 hours of community service, attending at least 60% of group meetings, following all school rules and regulations, as well as maintaining a 3.25 GPA each quarter. Stay tuned for future updates on the NEHS at Greenview.  
SEL Teachers Present at Recent Teacher Academy
Congratulations to Sunview's Kelly Grist and Rebecca Kidwell, Rowland's Mario Valente and Adrian's John Bottar who presented at the recent Teacher Academy at the Educational Services Center of Cuyahoga County. Sunview's presentation focused on showcasing creativity while still achieving results at the primary school education level. This day was hosted by the Literacy Cooperative, which is designed to support K-2 grade instructors in effective practices. In addition, more than 20 educators from 10 districts were on-hand as well to provide an opportunity for networking, collaborating and sharing ideas. SEL Schools was well-represented at this year’s 6th Annual Teacher Academy.  
Memorial Enrichment Classes Attend a Technology Workshop
The seventh and eighth grade gifted education students recently attended a global positioning systems workshop at the Cleveland Metroparks. After receiving top notch instruction on how the satellites and math and science come together, the students went outdoors to conquer some challenges. The workshop involved finding one’s way in an unknown area using a GPS/compass. Students were instructed by Metro Parks personnel on the use of a handheld GPS unit. In small groups, students found pieces of a puzzle that had to be completed using cooperation from other schools and teams. By offering these wonderful opportunities, South Euclid Lyndhurst schools continue to foster education by its focus on academic, social emotional, and physical needs of students.   
Rowland Teacher Denisha Parker Teacher of the Week
Rowland Elementary teacher Denisha Parker was recently nominated as the Ohio Savings Bank and WEWS Newschannel 5’s Teacher of the Week. Her surprise interview will air on Newschannel 5 tonight,  Monday, 11/14, 2016 at approximately 5:30 p.m. Nominated by two students in her class, Ms. Parker was surprised by her parents, Principal Maleeka Bussey, Kevin Sulecki, VP & Branch Manager for Ohio Savings Bank and Meteorologist Janessa Webb from Newschannel 5 as they came into class to interview her. Ms. Parker was all smiles as she accepted a gift certificate from Ohio Savings Bank. The Ohio Savings Bank Teacher of the Week program is a recognition designed to reward our community’s most valuable teachers. Please plan to watch this interview on Monday, 11/14, at 5:30 p.m.   
Orchestra Boosters Chipotle Fundraiser
Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support SEL Orchestra Boosters. Come in to the Chipotle at 24369 Cedar Road in Lyndhurst on Wednesday, November 16th between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 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 SEL Orchestra Boosters.  Thanks for your support!  
National Honor Society Food Drive
The Brush High chapter of the National Honor Society kicks off the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on Thurs, 11/10. NHS will be working hard to secure food and monetary donations, to help support 10-12 families in the district by providing food for the holiday season. The drive will run through Fri, 11/18. If you would like to support this endeavor, please send non-perishable food items (cans, boxes, jars) and/or monetary donations to Brush with students or drop them off in the main office. All donations will be greatly appreciated. (We ask that food items be in good condition and not past their expiration date.)  At the start of Thanksgiving week, NHS officers will deliver the donations to the selected families. We hope that this small gesture will make the holidays a little brighter for those families.  
Brush Basketball Mania Event 11/18

The Brush Basketball programs would like to invite students, staff and the community to the BRUSH BASKETBALL Mania Event Friday November 18th at 6pm in Welser Gym. This will be a great family friendly event and is a FREE event that will showcase the Brush Boys and Girls basketball programs as well as the Memorial Jr. High School 8th grade teams. Scrimmages by Arc Basketball Club as well as the YMCA Jr. Cavs teams, performances with the Brush High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad as well as the Brush Arcettes are sure to make this a great night! Hosted by DJ Ryan Wolf the official DJ for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Cleveland Browns, and Z107.9 this night is not one to miss!

Go Arcs!

Boys Basketball Coach Chet Mason

Girls Basketball Head Coach Demarris Winters  

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