Board Update

Good Afternoon:

This Tuesday May 4th is Election Day, just a reminder that the North Royalton School District has a renewal levy on the ballot. This renewal levy WILL NOT increase taxes and passage is vital to allow our district to maintain current programs and services. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors to vote YES on issue 8! Thank you for your support!

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to give me at call at 440-785-4240 or e-mail me at dan.langshaw@northroyaltonsd.org.


Student Adriana Krasniansky was selected as Martin Essex Scholar. North Royalton High School junior, Adriana Krasniansky, is one of approximately 60 students in Ohio selected as a Martin Essex Scholar. Miss Krasniansky was chosen through a highly competitive application process. She will be attending the Martin W. Essex School for the Gifted for one week this summer at Ohio State University. The program, for students with exceptional ability, fosters personal and interpersonal growth through activities that enhance student academic learning, cultivate leadership and social responsibility, and allow for the exploration of a variety of vocational opportunities. The school is funded through private donations. Miss Krasniansky ranks third in her class of 396 students and has a 4.0 grade point average. She founded the high school debate club and serves as club president. Her other activities and honors include: publicity chair of French Club, member of the track and field team, news editor of the “Royal News”, Link Crew Leader, Student Government representative, National Honor Society, contributing writer to “Inkwell” Literary Magazine, Green Team member, Ukrainian Youth Group Leader, Summer Camp Counselor, student reporter for local newspapers, member of church choir and piano accompanist for student choirs.

“America’s 25 Best Schools for Your Housing Buck”
Just in case you didn’t hear, the North Royalton City Schools was featured on www.forbes.com for being one of “America’s 25 Best Schools for Your Housing Buck.” In a recent rating from GreatSchools, North Royalton scored a 9 out of 10 based on its test results thus making the top 25 list. North Royalton was among the top 10 cities in the country that offer families excellent public schools and median home prices between $100K and $200K in this recent study.
The article states:
“Oompah-pah! Oompah-pah! The marching band at North Royalton High School is one of the best in Ohio: It has trumpeted at the Rose Bowl and Indianapolis 500, with between 250 and 400 students enrolled in its ranks annually. Band leader Marty Lydecker is retiring soon, after 36 years of waving his baton. Five choirs also chime here in this suburb near Cleveland. With small-town amenities like an old hardware store, tailor shops, and a shoe repair shop, North Royalton also boasts great outdoor space including a new 15-acre park with walking trails, a community garden, and natural springs in the heart of town. Academically, North Royalton makes the best of good teachers and high parent involvement to achieve two 10s and three 9s among its schools, with 90% of its graduates entering college.”
The link to the photo/headline is: http://www.forbes.com/2010/04/05/best-schools-for-your-housing-buck-business-beltway-greatschools_slide_26.html
Story: http://www.greatschools.org/find-a-school/moving/slideshows/top-public-schools-100k.gs?content=2337&page=5
The district’s profile link is: http://www.greatschools.org/ohio/north-royalton/?s_cid=forbes
GreatSchools is a source of information on school performance. It offers a listing of 200,000 public and private schools serving students from preschool through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and reviews.


This week there is a City EEE Committee Meeting, School Board Work Session, Election Day and SCENE Meeting.

City Earth Energy Environment Committee Meeting on May 3rd at 7pm @ North Royalton City Hall, 13834 Ridge Road, North Royalton, OH 44133.

May 4th is Election Day! Polls open are open from 6:30 am – 7:30 pm. If you don’t know where your polling location is, please click on this link to find out where to vote

The School Board will meet on May 4th for its’ Board Work Session at 6pm @ the North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133. The Board will be reviewing the April Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that may come before the Board.

The North Royalton School District will host the next SCENE event at 7pm May 6th in the Royal View Elementary School Media Center, 13220 Ridge Rd. SCENE, which stands for school community exchange night for education, is an informal opportunity to ask questions of the school district administration. Hope to see you there!

Have a Great Week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

“Putting Students First”