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Pictured State Representative Mike Dovilla’s Legislative Aide Chris Ventura, North Royalton School Board Member Barbara Zindroski, North Royalton School Board Member Dan Langshaw, and State Representative Marlene Anielski’s Legislative Aide Kristen Bussell.

At the March 27th SCENE Meeting the Shape Our Schools Committee gave a presentation on North Royalton City School District Facilities. Shape our Schools Committee has been meeting for more than a year examining all of the school facilities and will be presenting a report of their finds and their vision for the future to the community. To see there full presentation click on this link below:

Please feel free to e-mail or call me to let me know what you think about the recommendations made by the committee.

On March 28th attended the Ohio School Boards Association’s State Legislative Conference in Columbus. I had an opportunity to meet with the Legislative Aides for State Senator Tom Patton, State Representative Marlene Anielski, and State Representative Mike Dovilla to discuss the impact of the Mid-Biennial Budget Review on Public Education and other pending legislation.

Superintendent Ed Vittardi Announced last week the following additional administrative changes in Press Release below:

The North Royalton City Schools has continued transitioning its administrative positions for the next school year and is pleased to announce that Julie Bogden, current principal of the Early Childhood Center, will become the new principal of Albion Elementary. The district also announced today that Mike McGinnis, a current assistant principal at North Royalton High School, has accepted the position of principal of the Early Education Center. Our district’s eyes are always set on making the best possible decisions for the community and its students. We are committed to providing all of our schools, its students, staff, and parents with the highest quality administrator that truly understands our community of learners, and the vision and mission of the North Royalton City Schools.

“I am very excited about this new opportunity,” said McGinnis. “It is great to be able to return to my origins of elementary level education. Prior to moving to the high school, I started my career in a private elementary school for students with learning disabilities. I then began my 18-year tenure with the North Royalton City Schools at Royal View Elementary. I have always viewed Early Childhood education as vital to our student’s growth and development. My firsthand knowledge of the needs of early intervention for those students enrolled in our pre-school program in particular will set the tone for all of their education to come. I look forward to working with the fantastic students, staff, and parents at the ECC.”

“I am honored to be the next principal of Albion Elementary and be a part of the collaborative philosophy and focus on children shared by the staff,” said Bogden. “With my knowledge in elementary education ranging from my experience teaching first and second grade in Green Bay City Schools, to teaching first grade in Avon Lake, along with being a curriculum specialist, I am truly passionate about working closely with teachers and students directly to allow them to reach their maximum potential. I have had the privilege of working with the ECC staff for the past six years. They are a collaborative group of teachers who challenge themselves instructionally to insure that children are receiving an excellent foundation of learning. This continuity among the North Royalton School community is what makes our district a rewarding place to be and one in which truly provides for our children and their future.”

The 2012-2013 North Royalton City Schools’ Principal Team will be:
North Royalton High School Principal – Mr. Mic Becerra
North Royalton Middle School Principal – Mrs. Melissa Vojta
Royal View Elementary – Mr. Kirk Pavelich
Albion Elementary – Mrs. Julie Bogden
Valley Vista Elementary – Mr. Jeff Hill
Early Childhood Center – Mr. Mike McGinnis

These changes, coupled with last week’s principal announcements, represent no additional administrative costs to the district. We have an outstanding administrative team, and when we have openings, we look to those talents first. We are very pleased with all of these transitions and know that the students, staff, parents, and community will be pleased with the new leadership in these buildings.

Cleveland Browns Charity Game
Home Team Marketing (HTM) and the Cleveland Browns today announced the opponents in the 2012 High School Football Charity Game at Cleveland Browns Stadium, on Saturday, August 25th. The doubleheader will feature match ups between rivals North Royalton and Brecksville-Broadview Heights High Schools, followed by defending Division III State Champion Youngstown Cardinal Mooney and Division I State Champion Cleveland St. Ignatius High School. The first game will kick-off at 2pm, followed by 7pm for the second game. Tickets for the Charity Game will be $10 in advance and $12 on game day. Proceeds will benefit each of the four participating schools and the Cleveland Browns Foundation. Tickets will be available for purchase through the respective high schools or the Cleveland Browns Stadium Ticket Office in May. One ticket will be good for both games.

ECC Lil’ Bears PTA Playground Project
The ECC Lil’ Bears PTA is planning on purchasing a play structure that will allow 25-30 kids access to play at a given time. The structure will include at least 1 slide, currently missing from the current playground equipment. Another component would be a molded climbing wall that leads to a platform. The overall unit will also include 2-3 interactive panels like a driver’s panel with steering wheel, mazes or perhaps talking tubes. So far the PTA has already raised about $5K which is a great start to their goal of $8K. But they still need to raise more to reach their final goal. If you would like to make a donation to the ECC playground, checks can be written to: LIL’ BEARS PTA and send it into school 9543 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147 in an envelope marked PLAYGROUND DONATION.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

Jodi Heffke
ECC Lil’ Bears PTA
Stephanie Kostyack
Goals Chairperson
ECC Lil’ Bears PTA


Special Board Meeting on April 5th at 6:30pm @ North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

Spring Break April 6th-15th

April Regular School Board Meeting on April 16th at 7pm @ NRHS Community Room, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

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Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

“Putting Students First”