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Charles F. Brush High School Finishes First on Academic Challenge

The Academic Challenge team at Charles F. Brush High School recently took a first place finish on the program that aired on Saturday, December 6, 2014 with a score of 670 points. The Brush High team, which is coached by veteran advisor Mr. Nick Crane, and assisted by Mrs. Lynne Fearer, edged out the competitive match which included Canton Glen Oak High School as well as Parma High School. Leading from three minutes into the match, the Brush High team amassed one of the highest totals of any school throughout the entire 2014-2015 season. The Academic Challenge team practices each Thursday morning to prepare for this, and other similar competitions. The team members on this year’s winning Brush High team include, Eric Milstein, Hasaan Parker and Colin Fry.
 

Adrian Singers Entertain at Administration Building
The employees working at the Administration building received a treat this week when the Adrian Singers visited and performed a mini holiday concert.  The mini concert has become something of a tradition that both the students and the staff look forward to.  The Adrian Singers are under the direction of  Ms. Carol Spackey. Click "read more" to see photos  
Arcettes Dance Team to Participate in Orange Bowl Half Time Show!

Congratulations to the Brush High School dance team, the Arcettes, who have accepted an invitation to represent our community, school district, and the State of Ohio by performing in the half time show at the Orange Bowl National Football Game in Miami, FL on New Year’s Eve.

During the last two years the group, coached by Kelly N. Parish, has been competing in state-wide dance competitions. As a result, this determined group of young ladies received an invitation to perform in the Orange Bowl Half Time Show with other top dance teams from across the country.

Way to go girls!  We are so proud of you!         

Donate to the cause: http://www.gofundme.com/brush-arcettes
 

Superintendent Linda Reid Interviews Two Special Guests for Latest AVTV Production

For the next edition of AVTV productions, Superintendent Linda N. Reid will conduct a special interview with Melissa Thompson, Director of Pupil Services, and Jennifer Moles, Director of Special Education. The interview provides viewers the opportunity to meet both individuals and learn more about their specific responsibilities, including how their departments play an important and unique role in the lives of parents and students in the district. In addition, viewers will have the chance to learn more about the personal background of each guest, including their educational and professional experience. Ms. Thompson and Mrs. Moles also share about the importance of ‘teamwork’ in serving the students and parents of the district, as well as the aspects of their positions which they find most rewarding. 

Photo: Linda N. Reid, Melissa Thompson, Jennifer Moles  

Rowland Students Create Gingerbread Homes as Part of Language Arts Project

Rowland Elementary School third grade students took a language arts lesson in a rather creative direction recently, as students became young architects and then realtors in a gingerbread house construction project. Houses were made from materials which included cardboard, wood, cotton balls and other items, and then were summarized in persuasive essays students wrote, to convince the Gingerbread Man that their houses were the best. Families assisted students with the project, and the Rowland PTA even sponsored an Art Night where such homes could be constructed with parents.  

Brush Student Congress Holiday Family Drive

The East Gym at Brush High School will be alive with spirit of the holiday season on Thursday, December 18th. The Brush High School Student Congress, under the direction this year of Mr. Laplanche and Mrs. Malone, once again will sponsor the Holiday Family Drive. Ten families will receive gifts and clothing from homerooms that “adopted” them. Each family will  also be given boxes of groceries, which will include among other items, a turkey with fixings, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruits and canned vegetables. In addition to the ten families that will receive gifts and food, several additional families as well as twenty six senior citizens will receive groceries to help them supplement their holiday fare.    
 

Sunview Stuffs Stockings for Soldiers for Fifth Straight Year

Students at Sunview Elementary School have worked collaboratively and compassionately to collect 130 stockings filled with a variety of items to send to our US troops serving overseas. For the fifth consecutive year, elementary teacher Mrs. Jaime Bloom has partnered with DeJohn Funeral Home who sponsors the event, to gather items such as playing cards, snack items, footballs, socks and other toiletries, to stuff into stockings and send to soldiers who have no families. Mrs. Bloom’s husband, Rick, works at DeJohn Funeral Home and helped to create the concept for students to participate. A special thank you goes out to the students, their families and Principal Taylor for helping this special program to succeed at Sunview Elementary School for the last five years.  

SEL Brown & Gold Benefit: Night at the Races

The SEL Brown & Gold Benefit is a huge event that raises funds for a variety of organizations in the district.   Money raised helps support grant requests and special projects submitted by teachers, staff, PTAs and other organizations within the district. Raised funds also help with athletic equipment and support; band instruments, lessons and other related expenses, as well as scholarship funds for deserving Brush High School Seniors.

We are very excited about our Night at the Races event this year, being held on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  Please join us for the races, as well as the silent auction. We depend on your support to make this event a success. For more information, click here.
 

Tyler Wynne Wins Eric Scott Russell Student Kindness Award

Brush High School senior Tyler Wynne recently won the Eric Scott Russell Student Kindness Award, at the 20th Annual Rescuer of Humanity Awards Dinner, and sponsored by Project Love. Tyler was nominated last month by Brush High School Assistant Principal Mrs. Audrey Walker for consistently demonstrating kindness and mutual respect to his peers. In this light at Brush High School, he is viewed as a role model in school and throughout the community. Appropriately, Tyler wins this award, which is named after former Brush High student, Eric Scott Russell.

Photo: Mrs. Audrey Walker, Tyler Wynne, Superintendent Reid
   

Brush Seniors Visit the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

On Tuesday, November 25th, 40 Brush seniors went to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to view “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda” to augment their study of Holocaust Literature and history. The exhibit, on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, explores how Nazis gained power through the manipulation of mass media. Students were encouraged to critically examine how the media influences their lives today. After the tour, the group had the privilege of hearing Leo Silberman, tell his story of survival of Buchenwald and multiple labor camps during the Holocaust. Photo:  Leo Silberman, and Brush seniors Derecka Stephens and Shannon Corr  

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