Greenview students showed their generosity and commitment to bringing holiday cheer to local community members in need by organizing a community food drive during the month of December. Students from Mrs. Fadel and Ms. McMaster's classes took the lead in collecting and counting donated items from each homeroom. Altogether, Greenview students donated a total of 2,224 items, in addition to cash donations, which were taken to the Garfield Memorial Church food pantry located in South Euclid. Mrs. Beeler’s class raised the most non-perishable food items, a total of 235, earning them a pizza party courtesy of Principal Kelly Murphy. Thank you to the Greenview students for generously giving back to the SEL Schools community this holiday season!
To help strengthen its partnership with the City of South Euclid, Greenview Upper Elementary hosted South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo, Ward 3 Councilperson Sara Continenza and Councilperson At-Large Marty Gelfand at its Muffins with Murphy event during the week of December 3rd. Developed by Greenview Principal Kelly Murphy, Muffins with Murphy is a recurring event which provides a forum for fostering and promoting community partnerships. South Euclid officials along with parent representative Christina Hidek had the opportunity to meet students and staff and learn more about the Greenview experience. The presentation focused on the rigorous and relevant academic programming which meets the learning needs of all students, including those identified as gifted and special needs. Attendees also learned about the building-wide Conscious Discipline program which emphasizes “connection before correction” as a core part of its philosophy. Thank you to the City of South Euclid for supporting the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools.
Nearly a dozen members of the Charles F. Brush High School’s jazz band, Jazz Effect, entertained more 40 senior citizens at Lyndhurst Community Center earlier this week. Under the direction of advisor John Shamp, Jazz Effect performed a variety of holiday music along with classic and contemporary jazz numbers. Senior citizens were clapping their hands and tapping their feet to the soulful vibe evoked from the music. Even the approving shouts of “Bravo,” and “Encore,” could be heard from those who gathered to watch and listen to the 30-minute performance by the students. Superintendent Linda N. Reid joined the jazz group’s students as they mingled with senior citizens at the Community Partnership on Aging, who helped to coordinate the event. Most impressive were the musicians on the flute, trombones, trumpets, drums and saxophones who demonstrated their improvisation skills during their respective solos in the songs. A wonderful performance was delivered as Jazz Effect helped community senior citizens usher in the holiday season.
Preschool students in the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools now have access to new playground equipment thanks to a recent grant awarded to the District by The Legacy Village Lyndhurst Community Fund! The SEL Preschool is located at Rowland Elementary and serves students of all ability levels, including those with special needs. During the equipment selection process, the District took steps to ensure that students with special needs would have increased access to playground equipment that supports the development of important motor skills. The SEL Schools would like to thank The Legacy Village Lyndhurst Community Fund for making the Preschool playground a better place for students to grow, develop and learn!
In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, which officially took place beginning on Monday, October 15, 2018, elementary students in the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools were incentivized to learn extra safety protocols by the South Euclid Fire Department. Winners of the Adrian Elementary School coloring contest were awarded earlier in the week with a pizza party and one fortunate student, Lawyer Hale, won a brand new bicycle, courtesy of Wal Mart. The pizza party and bike contest winner were selected based upon a coloring contest that was judged by the South Euclid Fire Department. The Top 20 student artists who colored pictures based upon fire prevention earned pizza and soda, along with an informative presentation by Scott Sebastian, the City of South Euclid’s Fire Inspector. Among the Top 20 pictures, the very best was selected to win the brand new bicycle. Among the lessons that were reinforced were having a safety plan for your home and other valuable reminders. The winners at Rowland Elementary School will be rewarded in the near future as well. Thank you to the City of South Euclid Fire Department for incentivizing our students, imparting important reminders and remaining true community partners.