Board Update

Good Afternoon:


Wellness Committee Meeting
On, Jan. 25th I attended my first Wellness Committee Meeting. We reviewed our current wellness programs and talked about several possible changes that are happening or being proposed in various buildings as well as the district. The committee is also in the process of developing the district’s wellness mission statement and posting the district’s wellness policy and building wellness goals on our district website. The district is currently looking to partner with the City of North Royalton for a combined wellness program that would be hosted at NRHS that would be for the entire community. The district recently received a $2,000.00 grant from the Ohio Department of Education to hold an evening parent health and wellness academy. Next Wellness Committee meeting will be held on March 10th at 2pm at the Board of Education Office Conference Rm.

North Royalton City Recreation Board Meeting
I am the alternate School Board Representative for the City Recreation Board. I attended on Jan. 26th the City Rec. Board meeting with School Board President Reinhard, who is the official School Board Representative, to introduce myself and to get up speed with things. The Rec. Board discussed various plans for the up coming spring sports season and the efforts by the city’s various recreation clubs to prepare for it.

State’s public schools climb to fifth best in the United States
Last week, Education Week in their widely respected annual “Quality Counts” Report ranked Ohio’s public education system as the 5th best in the nation. This is the third year in a row that the state has moved up in its national ranking. If you like to see the full report check it out at http://links.osba-ohio.org/96124


This week there are two committee meetings:

City Earth Energy Environment Committee Meeting
Monday, Feb. 1st
7pm @ N.R. City Hall located at 13834 Ridge Road; North Royalton, OH 44133

Curriculum Advisory Council Meeting
Wednesday, Feb 3rd
9:30am @ NRHS Community Rm located at 14713 Ridge Rd; North Royalton, OH 44133

The Board will hold a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, Feb 4th at 6pm
@ Board Office Conf. Rm located at 6579 Royalton Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133. The purpose of the meeting is to adopt a resolution to submit to renew an existing tax levy, to review February Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that may come before the board.

Strategic Planning Retreat
February 1st and 2nd the two day Strategic Planning Retreat will be held at the North Royalton Baptist Church. 23 participants, who are staff members, community members, and 2 high school students will work to develop a vision and goals for our district. The next step after this retreat and after we have formed the vision and the goals will be to assemble action teams to develop strategies to meet those goals.

Hearts for Haiti
North Royalton High School Student Council is hosting a Hearts for Haiti Spaghetti Dinner on February 11th from 6pm-8pm at the High School Cafeteria. Tickets can be bought before hand or at the door. Adults $8.00, Students $5.00, and a Family of 5 or more $25.00. Proceeds donated go to the American Red Cross Haiti Hurricane Relief Fund.

Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member