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Memorial Junior High School Girls Participate in NOPEC’s Energy Science Program
Four female students from Memorial Junior High School recently participated in the Activating and Energizing Girls in Science (AEGIS), an Ohio Energy Project program, sponsored by NOPEC, to help expose them to future careers in the sciences. Their primary task was to build an energy bicycle in order to help them understand the mechanics and importance of energy. The bike was then made available for the Memorial girls to bring back to their school building. The participating students included Zishaneese Quinn, Alexis Thomas, Charlotte Hantus and Arianna Diggs and they were overseen in this project by 4th grade teacher Jimetric Johnson. You can watch a video of our very own SEL Students by clicking here. Congratulations to our Memorial students for taking an active role in helping to shape their future careers in the science and related fields.    
Adrian Launches New Student Breakfast Model
Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, especially for students. Adrian Elementary has taken steps to improve the delivery of its student breakfast model for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. The breakfast model is now centrally located in the gymnasium and served from 8:30 to 8:50 AM each school day. Students receive their breakfast at one of three assigned food distribution tables based on their grade level. Each breakfast meal includes an apple or banana, Pop Tart and regular or chocolate milk. Adrian staff members are on hand to supervise the food distribution tables and help ensure students get to their classroom on-time.  The improved student breakfast model is a big improvement over the previous system which required students to eat at their desks in the classroom. The new breakfast model at Adrian is helping to ensure that students get the fuel they need each day to learn and succeed. Stay tuned for more info regarding the new student breakfast model at Adrian Elementary in the future.  
SEL Schools Open for 2016-2017 School Year
School began in the South Euclid Lyndhurst School District on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 and staff along with students alike were bustling with excitement and anticipation during the early part of the day. Superintendent Linda N. Reid visited each of the schools to greet students following the convocation event which welcomed teachers back earlier this week. Students from kindergarten through High School were eager to be back in session for the upcoming school year. The 2016-2017 School Year is off to a smooth start. Thank you for your continued support of the SEL Schools.  
Seeking Your Input Regarding Children With Disabilities
To parents of the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools and all parents of children with disabilities in grades K-12 in the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools:  We are seeking input on the district’s Federal Programs (Title One Grant and Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act - IDEIA -Grant).  Please attend a meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the South Euclid Lyndhurst Administration Building Auditorium located at 5044 Mayfield Road ▪ Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124.    
2016 Convocation Welcomes Back Teachers and Staff

The SEL schools formally welcomed teachers and staff back for the 2016-2017 school year with its annual Convocation on Monday, August 15, 2016 in the Brush Performing Arts Center. The room was filled with excitement and anticipation as teachers and staff reunited after the summer break. Several board members were also in attendance, including Board President Cassandra Jones and Stefanie Rhine. Students from the Brush High School marching band kicked-off the event with an energizing performance of several classic rock and R&B hits from the 1960’s. Superintendent Linda N. Reid followed by recognizing new staff members from each district building. Students begin school on Wednesday, August 17th. 


Looking For a Preschool?
We are looking for preschool students to attend the South Euclid Lyndhurst Preschool. Preschoolers must be 3 years old by September 30th, potty-trained and residents of the South Euclid Lyndhurst school district. We serve students ages 3-5 in a half-day program Monday through Thursday. Our classrooms use a 50/50 model to serve students with and without disabilities and we follow the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards. For More Information or to apply please call 216-691-2026.  
2005 Brush Graduate Competes in the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics

Jason Pryor (Class of '05) and his family are in Rio de Janeiro where Jason is competing in the Summer Olympics. Although the U.S. Fencing Team did not qualify for the games, Jason is competing as an individual in epee fencing. Jason is ranked #1 in the U.S. and #36 in the world. Jason competes on August 9th with coverage starting at 7:00 a.m. EDT. NBC will be covering fencing on TV (a first), but they are not covering it on the day Jason fences. However, they are live streaming all 34 athletic events 24 hours and the URL’s are available. Therefore, anyone who is interested can watch Jason fence live. Congratulations Jason! We are so proud of you.  Click here for more news on Jason.  

South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools Celebrates Student Artists!

Coffee Phix Café located at 4485 Mayfield Road in South Euclid will feature the artwork of K-6 students as part of their exhibit, Young Artist of Tomorrow during the month of July! Student artists include Gabe Valez, Alex Droe, Grace Allen, Gio Tripi, Gabriella, Payton Clark, Nia Bungo, Demar Bradford, Matthew Monah, Prestly Rubenstein, Micai Henderson, Sofia Lee, Tessa-Joy Dixon, Jonah Grubiss, Lorah Farren, Franky Lee and Kaitlyn Morton, pictured with her family at the reception hosted by the Café on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Congratulations to the artists and special thanks to SEL Art Teachers Ms. Melissa Quinlan and Ms. Julie Barcza for coordinating this effort!

The Moons Are Back!

The Fabulous Blue Moons are back and will be performing at Legacy Village on Saturday July 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.    1972, a Sha Na Na Concert, and a back yard summer party is where it started.  For these Brush students, the next, and supposedly final goal, was to impress choir director, Lindley Hall, enough to let them perform in the Brush Vocal Music Fall Concert.  They auditioned, Mr. Hall smiled, and a phenomenon was born. Since then, The Fabulous Blue Moons have been making music and we've been listening. Hope to see you on July 16.  This is a party you won't want to miss!

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Ohio Board of Education Recognizes SEL With Momentum Award

The South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools were recently awarded the state’s first annual Momentum Award, presented to the district on behalf of the Ohio Board of Education. This award was given to the SEL Schools for their strong performance on the 2014-2015 State Report Card, particularly for earning A’s in every Value-Added metric. SEL Schools were among the elite school districts in the state, according to the State Board of Education, that ensured its pupils received a year’s worth of academic growth in reading and mathematics. Congratulations for earning this year’s Momentum Award and for operating each of our schools at a level that meets students precisely where they need intervention or enrichment and delivering a quality education. 

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