District News
Sunview Students Visit Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
On April 17, 2014, Mrs. Boughambouz, Mrs. Gonzalez, and Mrs. Parker's classes visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We participated in the Shake Rattle and Roll program which was free for school aged students visiting from area schools. We toured the Rock Hall and had lunch overlooking the city. Our students learned about the component of music, and the history of Rock and Roll. The kids liked seeing the clothing and items from different decades as well as listening to music from different times in our history. All of our students represented SEL well and made us all very proud. It was a wonderful experience for everyone.  
Support the Band Boosters at Legacy Village Chipotle, Monday April 28th
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Brush Band Boosters.  Just come into the Legacy Village Chipotle on Richmond and Cedar on Monday, April 28th, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier and they'll get 50% of the proceeds. 

See you Monday!
SEL Hosts First Ever Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 3rd
The South Euclid Lyndhurst School District invites all K-8 students and their parents to the first ever Bike Rodeo on Saturday morning, May 3rd. Partnering with the South Euclid and Lyndhurst Police Departments, students will have a fun filled morning conquering several obstacle courses that teach safe bike ridership, witnessing a friendly competition between the Lyndhurst and South Euclid Bike Patrol teams, and watching an extreme BMX bike show.

The free event on May 3rd is from 10:00 AM – noon and will be hosted at Greenview Upper Elementary School, rain or shine. The Bike Patrol competition will begin at 10:00 AM, obstacle courses shortly thereafter and the BMX Show begins at 11:00 AM. Students must be accompanied by a parent and need to have a bike helmet and bike in order to participate in the bike rodeo obstacle courses.

If you are interested in attending, please pre-register by clicking here. The first 350 pre-registrants will receive a bike helmet or lock courtesy of Walmart and the Safe Routes to School Grant Program.

The bike rodeo is part of the SEL Schools’ Safe Routes to School grant initiative that is providing over $400,000 of grant money for safer walking and biking routes to school. The rodeo kicks off a series of events in May for Bike/Walk to School Month. Later in May, each K-8 school will host a Walk to School Day to celebrate our Safe Routes to School grant and to promote safe walking to school. These will be held the week of May 19th and are featured in our first Safe Routes to School Newsletter.

For more information about our Bike/Walk to School festivities, please read our Safe Routes to School Newsletter and Bike Rodeo Flyer.  

See the 2014 Senior Art Show at Brush Library
Please stop by to view the 2014 Senior Art Show at the Brush High School Library. Works will remain on display until Friday, April 25th. Thanks to the generous donations from our community, we were able to pass on record monetary awards to our students.

We would like to send a special thank you to Superintendent, Linda Reid, and South Euclid Mayor, Georgine Welo, who personally reached out to the community and local businesses and were instrumental in soliciting donations. The students were thrilled to see both leaders in attendance at the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 16th.  

Brush Students Receive Top Honors in Martin Luther King Jr Oratorical Contest
Two Brush students traveled to Columbus, Ohio on Friday, April 18th to compete at the state level in the Martin Luther King Jr Oratorical Contest. Both students recited brilliant orations regarding the topic of building a loving, nonviolent community.  Congratulations to ninth grader, Taylor Wynne, who placed second in the state, and twelfth grader, Danielle Dukes, who placed third in the state competition. These young ladies did an excellent job and represented their school district well. Great job!
***  Pictured is Taylor Wynne and Danielle Dukes with Rev. Joel King Jr., who is the first cousin of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.

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