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Good Afternoon:

If you ever 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.

Also please feel free to attend my next monthly constituent coffee this Wednesday, May 19th at the French Quarter Café located at 5540 Wallings Road from 6pm to 8pm. I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback one on one. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. Those who attend this month will receive a free small coffee. Hope to see you there!

LAST WEEK IN YOUR SCHOOL BOARD

The School Board met on May 10th for its’ May Regular School Board Meeting. Bob Serpentini and Aldo Filippelli were honored as the 2009-2010 Friends of Education. The board approved the North Royalton School District’s Five-Year Strategic Plan. The district will focus on six goals in the areas of community engagement, student
achievement, communication, facilities, financial, and collaboration as outlined by the strategic plan. The board also approved a resolution of support for the capital campaign by the Greater Cleveland YMCA to establish the North Royalton YMCA. In addition the board approved David Vitale to be new Band Director at North Royalton High School. The Board has taken action to begin the bid process for the east stands (visitor’s) and all other site work. The Board has accepted an agreement with Crown Castle for the upfront easement money to help fund the west stands (home).

On May 11th I gave testimony on Senate Bill 210 Healthy Choices, Healthy Children legislation before the Ohio Senate’s Health, Human Services and Aging Committee,
down at the Statehouse in Columbus. I was also joined by representatives from other school districts in the state offering testimony on this pending legislation. As a member of the school district’s Health and Wellness Committee, I have been following this legislation for some time now, because of the potential impact it would have on districts like ours. SB 210 calls for the establishment of nutritional standards for certain foods and beverages sold in public and chartered nonpublic schools; requires public school students to have periodic body mass index measurements; requires daily physical activity for public school students and makes other changes regarding physical education; establishes the Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Council. It was great to have the opportunity to testify before the Ohio Senate on this legislation and ensuring that the North Royalton School District’s voice is heard here in Columbus. I hope that the suggestions I proposed before the committee are included in the final draft of SB 210. Substitute versions of the bill are slated to be presented next week, with a possible vote on SB 210 scheduled for Wednesday.

I attended the North Royalton High School Senior Honors and Awards Night on May 11th to present my local scholarship. Since 2005 I have self-sponsored the, “Dan
Langshaw Leadership Scholarship”, a local $300 college scholarship awarded each year to graduating seniors at North Royalton High School that recognizes the achievements of student leaders in the district. I am proud to announce the recipient of the 6th Annual “Dan Langshaw Leadership Scholarship” award is Lindsay Leone. Lindsay plans to attend the University of Akron and major in Chemical Engineering. Again, congrats to Lindsay and all the seniors who received a local scholarship and were recognized for various awards that night. Also special thanks to all those in the community who were generous to donate over $56,000 in scholarships to the district’s graduating high school seniors!

On May 13th I attended the Fourth Annual Retirement Reception for all the teachers and support staff retiring at the end of the school year. I just again want to thank the following for all their years of service in the North Royalton School District: Mary Ellen Chirdon, Grade 4 teacher, Royal View; Leslie First, Family Consumer Science teacher, High School; Rich Golenski, Testing Coordinator, Pupil Services; Doug Hanson, Science teacher, High School; Renee Hoffer, Grade 7 teacher, Middle School; Marty Lydecker, Music Teacher, High School; Jim Mackulin, Custodian, High School; and Chris Studor, Community Information Coordinator for the District. Best of luck on retirement to all of them!

I attended the evening Parent Health and Wellness Academy held at Valley Vista on May 13th. This evening was part of the $2,000 mini-grant the district received a few months ago from the Ohio Department of Education. It was a very fun and informative evening. Those who attended gained valuable knowledge regarding health, fitness, and nutrition. If you ever have a chance there is a great website at www.mypyramid.gov on ways to pack healthy lunches and eat healthy as a family.

On May 14th I was invited to join the ECC Green Team with their planting project as part of their green efforts. It was a fun afternoon working with the little kids, parents, and staff at the ECC.

THIS WEEK IN YOUR SCHOOL BOARD

This week there is a Gifted Advisory Committee Meeting, my next Monthly Constituent Coffee, Financial Advisory Committee Meeting and various other events.

Gifted Advisory Committee Meeting on May 19th at 9:30am @ NRHS Community Room, 14713 Ridge Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133.

Monthly Coffee with School Board Member Dan Langshaw
If you are a constituent living in the North Royalton School District, you are invited to attend my next monthly constituent coffee on May 19th at the French Quarter Café located at 5540 Wallings Road from 6pm to 8pm. I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback one on one. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. Those who attend this month will receive a free small coffee.

Financial Advisory Committee Meeting on May 19th at 7pm @ NRHS Community Room 14713 Ridge Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133.

Have a Great Week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member
440-785-4240
www.danlangshaw.com

“Putting Students First”

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Congrats

I am proud to announce the recipient of the 6th Annual “Dan Langshaw Leadership Scholarship” award is Lindsay Leone. Lindsay plans to attend the University of Akron and major in Chemical Engineering. Again, congrats to Lindsay and all the seniors who received a local scholarship. Also special thanks to all those in the community who were generous to donate to scholarships to the district’s graduating high school seniors!

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Testifying on SB 210 before Ohio Senate

I gave testimony today on Senate Bill 210 Healthy Choices, Healthy Children legislation before the Ohio Senate’s Health, Human Services and Aging Committee, in the North Hearing Room of the Statehouse. I was also joined by representatives from other school districts offering testimony on this pending legislation.

SB 210 calls for the establishment of nutritional standards for certain foods and beverages sold in public and chartered nonpublic schools; requires public school students to have periodic body mass index measurements; requires daily physical activity for public school students and makes other changes regarding physical education; establishes the Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Council.

I was truly honored having the opportunity to testify before the Ohio Senate this morning and ensuring that the North Royalton School District’s voice is heard here in Columbus. It’s great being part of the legislative process and I hope that the suggestions I proposed are included in the final draft of SB 210.

Substitute versions of the bill are slated to be presented next week, with a possible vote on SB 210 scheduled for Wednesday.

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Board Update

Good Afternoon:

I just wanted to thank the community for their support of the recent renewal levy for the North Royalton School District. Our schools are a good investment for our children, community, and future. The evidence speaks for itself an “excellent with distinction” rating on the state report card and even national recognition being featured on Forbes.com as one of “America’s 25 Best Schools For Your Housing Buck”.

There are great things happening in our district! I would like to note one of those great things is that the school board at our May 10th board meeting this Monday will be voting to approve the district’s 5-year strategic plan. It has been exciting that over 800 members of our community have taken part in the process drafting the district’s strategic plan and making this truly a successful community/school effort. Our schools belong to our community and all residents should be very proud of what has been accomplished.

I hope and encourage more members of the community to get engaged in the activities of our district. There are many great opportunities to get involved whether it be joining the PTA, attending a school board meeting, supporting our student athletes and events, or giving your input at a (SCENE) school community exchange night for education. Again, thank you all for your continued support of our schools!

LAST WEEK IN YOUR SCHOOL BOARD

I attended the City Earth Energy Environment Committee Meeting on May 3rd at North Royalton City Hall as the School Board Representative. The committee discussed the city’s recycling program. The recycling convenience containers have been ordered and should be coming sometime soon. There was also continued discussion on Solar Energy Financing under House Bill 1.

The School Board met on May 4th for its’ Board Work Session and reviewed the May Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters before the Board.

May 4th Election Day Results, our district’s renewal levy passed! Thank you all for your continued support of our schools.
Sun Star-Currier
North Royalton and Broadview Heights voters pass renewal levy for North Royalton City Schools
By Sara Macho, Sun News
May 05, 2010, 10:53AM
Residents in North Royalton and Broadview Heights have never voted down a North Royalton City School District renewal levy and that tradition continued Tuesday night.
According to final unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, the 6.5-mill levy was passing with 5,081 votes for and 3,670 against with 27 of 27 precincts reported.
“We believe our message was and is as positive as any district in the state,” said Superintendent Ed Vittardi. “Our continued efforts to provide our students an excellent education in a very fiscally responsible manner has been noted by our school community and those even beyond our community lines.”
Taxes will not increase as a result of the renewal and the $6,695,000 per year for the operations, raised will be used to maintain current programs and services.
On May 5th I attended the 2010 Annual Band Banquet, sponsored by the North Royalton Band Boosters. We truly have a great band and so many talented students in it! Congrats to all those who received awards and best of luck to all the graduating seniors!

On May 6th I attended the SCENE meeting and Royal View Art Show. Those of you, who don’t know what SCENE is, it stands for school community exchange night for education, are an informal opportunity to ask questions of the school district administration. Royal View Principal Dr. Lasko highlighted the many great things going on at Royal View Elementary School. Royal View has received the 2010 Blue Ribbon Schools Award Nomination. Royal View students are doing many great things in the areas of citizenship and service learning. Students have done project such as: Hearts for Haiti, Turkey Trot, food drives for the North Royalton Food Bank, and many more to help those in our community and abroad. I would like to also note that Royal View raised over $31,000 through private fundraising efforts with the help of the PTA, box tops, and Campbell soup labels to purchase SMART Boards for every classroom and make technology improvements at no cost to taxpayers. Superintendent Vittardi gave a brief update on things going on in the district such as strategic plan, and various other great things going on in the district as we approach the end of the school year.

THIS WEEK IN YOUR SCHOOL BOARD

This week there is a School Board Meeting, Curriculum Advisory Committee Meeting, and various other events.

May Regular School Board Meeting on May 10th at 7pm @ NRHS Community Room, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133. The Board will be approving the district’s 5-year strategic plan, various meeting agenda items, and such other matters that may come before the Board.

Curriculum Adv. Committee Meeting on May 12th at 9:30am @ NRHS Community Room, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

Mother’s Day
Today, May 9th is Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day! To all of you who are mother’s thank you for all that you do, especially in the lives of your children. On a personal note, I am truly blessed to have such a great mom who has always been there for me throughout my life, especially when I was a Soldier serving in the military.

Contact Info
If you ever 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. Also please feel free to check out my website at www.danlangshaw.com for various updates and information.

Monthly Coffee with School Board Member Dan Langshaw
If you are a constituent living in the North Royalton School District, you are
invited to attend my next monthly constituent coffee on May 19th at the French Quarter Café located at 5540 Wallings Road from 6pm to 8pm. I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback one on one. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. Those who attend this month will receive a free small coffee.

Have a Great Week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member
440-785-4240
www.danlangshaw.com

“Putting Students First”

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North Royalton School District’s Renewal Levy Passes

I just wanted to thank the community for their support of the recent renewal levy for the North Royalton School District. Our schools are a good investment for our children, community, and future. The evidence speaks for itself an “excellent with distinction” rating on the state report card and even national recognition being featured on Forbes.com as one of “America’s 25 Best Schools For Your Housing Buck”. There are great things happening in our district! I would like to note one of those great things is that the school board at the May 10th board meeting will be voting to approve the district’s 5-year strategic plan. It has been exciting that over 800 members of our community have taken part in the process drafting the district’s strategic plan and making this truly a successful community/school effort. Our schools belong to our community and all residents should be very proud of what has been accomplished. I hope and encourage more members of the community to get engaged in the activities of our district. There are many great opportunities to get involved whether it be joining the PTA, attending a school board meeting, supporting our student athletes and events, or giving your input at a (SCENE) school community exchange night for education. Again, thank you all for your continued support of our schools!

Thanks,

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

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Don’t Forget to Vote TODAY

This Today 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!

Thanks,

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

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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.

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Board Update

Good Afternoon:

As we near Election Day, just a reminder that the North Royalton School District has a renewal levy on the May 4, 2010 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!

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.

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Monthly Coffee with School Board Member Dan Langshaw

If you are a constituent living in the North Royalton School District, you are
invited to attend my monthly constituent coffee. I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me.

The next coffee will be held on:

When: April 19, 2010

Time: 6pm-8pm

Where: French Quarter Cafe
5540 Wallings Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

If you have any questions, please contact me at 440-785-4240 or email me at dan.langshaw@northroyaltonsd.org

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Board Update

Good Afternoon:

Last week the school district’s 5-year Strategic Plan was unveiled which outlines six goals that the district has set. They are, improve community engagement, student achievement, communications between the school and community, facilities, financials and collaboration efforts between staff members. The School Board will vote on approving this plan at our May 10th Regular Board Meeting.

As one of your representatives on the North Royalton School Board, I am currently working hard to review this very important document which will help set the course of the next 5 years for our district. However, before I cast my vote in May I would like to get your input on this. Attached is a draft copy of the North Royalton School District’s Strategic Plan.

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