The Arc Fit Complex at Brush High School was filled with energy and excitement as seventy-five local football and strength and conditioning coaches attended the 3rd Annual Player and Program Development Coaches Clinic on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The highly anticipated event provided a venue for attendees to learn and share knowledge on a wide range of topics geared towards how to structure a successful and productive offseason players program. Guest speakers included two-time NCAA football national champion David Trichel from Focus 3, an organization which focuses on fostering individual and organizational leadership, Carlo Alvarez, Strength and Conditioning Coach at University School, Todd Hamer, Director of Strength and Conditioning at George Washington University and Fred Hale, Co-Director of Sports Performance at Eastern Michigan University. A special thank-you to all Brush staff who contributed to organizing all clinic activities and speakers. Finally, thank you to all coaches and trainers in attendance for helping to make the 3rd Annual Player and Program Development Coaches Clinic a success!
Posted Monday, December 17, 2018
Recently, members of the Varsity Men's Basketball Program collaborated and decided to shave their heads for Cancer Awareness. Our young men are dedicated to bringing awareness to all types of cancers. Shaving their heads for this purpose is just one small step towards a large goal of being able to continuously support those in need.Please be sure to encourage, congratulate and support the players as they continue to help make a difference in the lives of those affected by Cancer. Your encouragement means a lot to them and shows that you stand behind them 100%!Also, please be sure to come out and support your #4 ranked Brush Arcs on Tuesday December 18th as they take on #2 ranked St. Edwards. This game will not only be an exciting game for our basketball program but it will also be an exciting time for our district and community. During the course of the game we will be acknowledging all cancer survivors as well those who are currently in the fight. Hope to see you there.#BiggerThanBasketball #SELSchools #TrustTheProcess #RaiseAwareness
Recently, members of the Varsity Men's Basketball Program collaborated and decided to shave their heads for Cancer Awareness. Our young men are dedicated to bringing awareness to all types of cancers. Shaving their heads for this purpose is just one small step towards a large goal of being able to continuously support those in need.
Please be sure to encourage, congratulate and support the players as they continue to help make a difference in the lives of those affected by Cancer. Your encouragement means a lot to them and shows that you stand behind them 100%!
Also, please be sure to come out and support your #4 ranked Brush Arcs on Tuesday December 18th as they take on #2 ranked St. Edwards. This game will not only be an exciting game for our basketball program but it will also be an exciting time for our district and community. During the course of the game we will be acknowledging all cancer survivors as well those who are currently in the fight. Hope to see you there.
#BiggerThanBasketball #SELSchools #TrustTheProcess #RaiseAwareness
A select group of Memorial students were recognized by Lyndhurst VFW Post 7536 for their participation in the Patriot’s Pen essay writing competition with a special pizza luncheon and award assembly in the Media Center on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Patriot’s Pen is a national essay contest for students in grades 6-8 which provides them an opportunity to express their views on an annual patriotic theme. For the 2018-19 competition, students were asked to reflect on the theme “Why I Honor the American Flag” in a 300-400-word essay. Many of the approximately forty-five participating Memorial students were from the 7th Grade Honors English Language Arts classes taught by teachers Toni Newton, Angela Auletta and Bob Bell. Students Brandon Grant, Antonio Marallo and Alana Silverman were recognized by local sponsor Lyndhurst VFW Post 7536 for writing the Top 3 Essays, which were sent to the district-level competition. In addition, the following students were listed in the Honorable Mention category: Brandon Berry, Alexander Brown, Jada Butler, Caitlyn Crismor, Mason Daniels, Alexiana Flowers, Nadiyah Gaines, Michael McKenzie, Jamie Payne, Arielle Thompson, Kimberly Garcia Valle and Sujood Yakout. The SEL Schools congratulates each of these students on their proud accomplishment!
Posted Friday, December 14, 2018
Sunview Elementary is honoring the memory of Olivia Schneider, a former student who recently attended Sunview and transferred to another school district, by participating in a special toy drive this holiday season. As part of Olivia’s Toy Drive, Sunview is currently collecting donations of unwrapped toys in a large collection bin located inside the school lobby through Friday, December 14, 2018. The holiday event is sponsored by the non-profit organization Olivia’s Dream in partnership with Toys for Tots and seeks to fulfill Olivia’s dream of organizing a toy drive to share love and joy with local children in-need. A full list of local drop-off locations for Olivia’s Toy Drive is available online. Thank you to the teachers and students at Sunview Elementary for celebrating the memory of their former classmate, Olivia, by spreading holiday cheer to local children.
Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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.
Promoting student leadership opportunities is a key part of the SEL Schools experience. At Greenview Upper Elementary, 6th graders Janon Webb, Jordynn Woolfolk, Tamia Smith, Daniela Rosales, Lyric Davis and Sid Dauok have the privilege of serving as Conscious Discipline Ambassadors to their building and the SEL Schools community. Conscious Discipline is a building-wide social-emotional learning and classroom management program which features the motto “Connection Before Correction” as a core principle. Most recently, the ambassadors hosted elected officials from the City of South Euclid and shared about various aspects of the program, including Brain Breaks, Wishing Well, Morning Greetings and PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) assemblies which seek to model, teach and reinforce positive student behaviors and character traits. The Conscious Discipline Ambassadors serve as strong role models for fellow students and visit classrooms throughout the school year to promote the Words of the Month, such as composure and empathy, as well as other important Conscious Discipline principles. The SEL Schools congratulate the Greenview Conscious Discipline Ambassadors for proudly representing their school and the District!
Greenview students who met their behavioral goals as part of the Dojo classroom app recently participated in a fun and exciting November Positive Behavior Incentive Support (PBIS) Dodgeball assembly. The special event was a blast for students and teachers alike, as students also participated as referees and scorekeepers! Ms. Walden and Miss Drienka helped students prepare for the big dodgeball game during physical education classes. Organizing the activities was a team effort and was made possible with the contributions of Mr. Commander, Ms. Walden, Miss Drienka, Mrs. Macsurak, Mrs. Fletcher and Miss Velotta. Congratulations to all participating students on a job well done!
Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The Ohio PTA, through the National PTA, holds an annual cultural arts program, Reflections. Children in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit original works of art in any of six areas: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. The theme this year was "Heroes Around Me". Students were encouraged to create work with this theme in mind. Congratulations to our 2018 winners!Pre-k - 2nd gradeLITERATURE1st place - Ashley Ray - SunviewPHOTOGRAPHY1st place - Kale Ray - SunviewVISUAL ARTS1st place - Nathan Fovozzo - Sunview2nd place - Zachary Ockenden - Sunview3rd place - Diana Hardy - Adrian3rd grade - 5th gradeLITERATURE1st place - Gunner StClair - Greenview2nd place - Raia Adams - Rowland3rd place - Teshanna Clarke - AdrianPHOTOGRAPHY1st place - Maya Stanton - Greenview2nd place - McKenzie StClair - Sunview3rd place - Jason Rossi - GreenviewVISUAL ARTS1st place - Joseph Torres - Greenview2nd place - Curtis Bickham Jr. - Greenview3rd place - Massimo Tripi - Greenview6th grade - 8th gradePHOTOGRAPHY1st place - Chloe Alexander - MemorialVISUAL ARTS1st place - Karmyn Dancy - Memorial2nd place - Raia Freeman - Greenview3rd place - Anaiyah Mays - Greenview9th grade - 12th gradePHOTOGRAPHY1st place - Marc Saxe - Brush2nd place - Julia Kiefer - Brush3rd place - Amber Jones - BrushVISUAL ARTS1st place - Casidy Thomas - Brush2nd place - Princess Egbo - Brush
Giving back to the community and helping those in need is an important area of emphasis at Sunview Elementary. The school is involved in several building-wide fundraisers each year, including Pennies for Patients, which supports the efforts of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help individuals, including children, in the fight against cancer. On Friday, November 30, 2018, Sunview held an exciting kick-off assembly for the 2018 Pennies for Patients campaign which featured a fun and informative presentation by Erin Zarancec from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Students learned about the different types of blood cells and how they are affected by cancer, as well as real-life examples of children who have benefitted from donations towards life-saving cancer research and care. This year marks the 5th year in a row that Sunview has supported the Pennies for Patients Campaign, which will last from Monday, December 3rd through Monday, December 17th. In 2017, Sunview students and staff raised over $1,000 in donations! Monetary support can be made online, as well as in classroom and individual collection boxes. Students can receive individual prizes based on the amount of donations collected. If the building-wide fundraising total meets or exceeds $750, the classroom with the highest amount of money raised will receive a delicious lunch catered by Olive Garden. Most importantly, Sunview students and staff are energized to once again have an opportunity to be a hero and make a difference in the lives of children!
Posted Monday, December 10, 2018
The transition to a new school building can be a challenging experience for students. As a result, Greenview Upper Elementary recently coordinated a visit between 6th graders and Memorial staff and students to help begin the transition process. Memorial Principal Dominick Kaple, Assistant Principal Deb Cegelka and Counselor Kris Durkin shared and discussed the many academic, co-curricular and athletic opportunities offered at Memorial. 6th graders also had the opportunity to interact with 8th grade students and learn more about the overall student experience. Thank you to the students and staff at Memorial Junior High for providing our 6th graders an engaging and informative start to the transition process!