Thursday, August 17, 2017 marked the first official day back for teachers and staff of the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District, and included a variety of welcome-back activities. Breakfast was graciously donated by the Brecksville United Methodist Church in the morning, just prior to the chance for teachers and staff members to attend various professional development sessions regarding curriculum and technology. When the group convened in the auditorium, they were warmly greeted with an interactive slideshow of various pictures from family summer vacations of staff members. Superintendent Joelle Magyar opened the meeting with welcoming remarks and introduced City of Brecksville Mayor Jerry Hruby and City of Broadview Heights Mayor Samuel J. Alai, for some words of encouragement. New staff members were introduced before the entire staff and an overall sense of confidence, optimism and excellence was evident at the ceremony. On behalf of everyone in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District, please have a productive and successful 2017-2018 School Year.