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.