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The Spring Bear Way Digital Magazine is Now Online
Click here to read the spring 2016 edition of the Bear Way, the district's digital magazine. 
Summer School 2016 Information

The following links will open documents pertaining to North Royalton High School Summer School 2016.  Information is available for non-graduating seniors who are attempting to earn a 2016 diploma, summer school options for all underclass failures, and the summer school verification form for all students.  

Summer School 2016 Options
Senior Class of 2016 Summer School Options
Summer School Verification Form
Crystal Starfish 2nd Semester Recipients Announced
On May 13, North Royalton City Schools announced the recipients of the second semester Crystal Starfish Award presented by First Federal of Lakewood. The recipients are North Royalton High School English Teacher Mike Hemery and Pupil Service Department's Janet Zabudske. Congratulations to both Mike and Janet! 
North Royalton City Schools Recognizes 2016 "Friends of Education"
At the May 9 North Royalton Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Greg Gurka announced that Marlyn Cerino and Leslie and Sean Stetler were the 2015-16 “Friends of Education.” This annual award goes to a person or persons who have greatly contributed to the school district and helped inspire and empower students and make North Royalton a great place. 
Four High School Students Recognized as Finalists in National Merit Scholarship Program
Each year, more than 1 ½ million students take the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors. From this pool of students, 16,000 are selected as Semifinalists. The Semifinalists must complete an application, take the SAT and then the pool is narrowed down to 15,000 (less than 1%) who are considered finalists and eligible to receive scholarships. Approximately half of the finalists will be selected for merit scholarships. "Typically a high school would count themselves blessed to have one or two students reach the finalist level, but we recognize four of our high school family members who have achieved this high accomplishment," said Sean Osborne, principal, North Royalton High School. "These young men have earned the designation of Finalist in the competition for National Merit Scholarships.

Congratulations Owen Benefiel, Brian Chu, Brian Kozik and Ryan Chester.
North Royalton High School Bands Receive "Superior Ratings" at OMEA
On March 4th and 5th, the North Royalton High School bands traveled to Westlake High School where they participated in the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 4 Large Group Adjudicated Event. The bands spent months preparing their repertoire for their performance at this event, where they were evaluated and gained feedback from judges. The four bands that participated from North Royalton were the North Royalton High School Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Freshman Band. North Royalton is one of only three band programs in the entire state to send four concert bands to OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Events. North Royalton bands performed very well, and all four bands received "Superior" ratings, qualifying all the bands to participate at the State Finals.  
March Update to the Community
Please take a moment to read the district's March update to the community. It highlights the North Royalton Board of Education meeting, including recognition of the NRHS Academic Challenge team and the PTA Reflection contest winners. 
North Royalton Board of Education Announces Schedule for Series of Community Meetings

In order to discuss the educational vision of the North Royalton School District with its residents, the North Royalton Board of Education is inviting the community to a series of meetings for input on the recent recommendations from the Community Engagement Taskforce. The committee has recommended a plan to address the needs of all students and provide the opportunities and classes required for 21st century learning. The plan includes building a new elementary school; renovating the middle school; and demolishing/rebuilding all portions of the high school built prior to 1976 and renovating portions built after 1976.

These community meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 22 in the North Royalton High School community room; Wednesday, April 6 in the Valley Vista Elementary School cafeteria; Wednesday, April 13 in the North Royalton Middle School purple gym; Tuesday, April 19 in the Albion Elementary School cafeteria; and Wednesday, April 27 in the Royal View Elementary School cafeteria. All meetings will begin at 7pm.

Superintendent Delivers State of the Schools Address
On February 17, Superintendent Greg Gurka delivered his annual State of the Schools address at the North Royalton Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at Carrie Cerino's.  His message focused on taking our district from "good" to "great" through unveiling an educational vision that provides all the necessary tools for a 21st century education.  Click here to view his presentation. 
The Royal News
Check out the latest edition of The Royal News which is packed with timely and interesting articles written by NRHS students. 
The Winter 2016 Issue of Bear Way is now available online.
The Winter 2016 issue of the "Bear Way," the district's digital magazine, is now online for your viewing. Please take a moment to read about your district and schools. Click here to read. If you prefer a printed version, please contact Cheryl at the board office at 440/582-9031. 
Crystal Starfish 1st Semester Award Recipients Announced
On December 11, North Royalton City Schools announced the winners of the first semester North Royalton City Schools Crystal Starfish Award presented by the First Federal of Lakewood. At Valley Vista Elementary School, reading intervention teacher, Mrs. Jill Gutia was presented the Crystal Starfish Teacher Award. At North Royalton High School, attendance secretary Mrs. Cheryl Kloscak was the recipient of the Crystal Starfish Support Staff Award. 
North Royalton High School Senior Ryan Chester Wins $400,000 Award through Junior Breakthrough Challenge
North Royalton High School senior Ryan Chester has had quite a start to his senior year. First, achieving a perfect score on his ACT and now winning the international Junior Breakthrough Challenge competition and accepting his award live on TV last night’s broadcast on the National Geographic Channel’s 3rd Annual Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony in Silicon Valley.  
North Royalton High School Senior Selected for the 2016 US Army All-American Marching Band
Alison Michalke, a senior mellophone player in the North Royalton High School Marching Band, was recognized by North Royalton High School Principal Sean Osborne at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, September 14 for being selected to play in the US Army All-American Marching Band. Alison was chosen from more than 1,300 nominees from 47 cities across the country. During half time at the US Army All-American Bowl, Alison will take the field along with 124 other top musicians and color guard members from across the country. 
Second North Royalton High School Senior Achieves Perfect ACT Score
North Royalton High School senior Ryan Chester achieved a perfect score of 36 on his ACT. Each year, around 1.85 million students take the ACT and only 0.075 percent of these students receive a perfect score. This is the second perfect score among the North Royalton High School senior class. Brian Chu also was recognized at the June Board of Education meeting.

“Ryan is a student who pushes himself academically and is involved in many activities,” said North Royalton High School Principal Sean Osborne. “We congratulate Ryan and his family on this outstanding achievement.”
North Royalton City Schools Begin Using SaferOH Tipline
North Royalton City Schools has begun using a new safety resource, SaferOH, for its anonymous tip line that is free of charge. The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Public Safety established this service in response to Governor Kasich's comprehensive school safety plan. The tip line will accept both calls and texts 24 hours a day for registered schools. The district has cancelled its previous service and will save approximately $3,700 a year. 
North Royalton City Schools Named one of Top Workplaces of 2015
North Royalton City Schools is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Top Workplaces of 2015. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

“The mission of the North Royalton Schools is to inspire and empower learners,” said Superintendent Greg Gurka, North Royalton City Schools. “ This is done through a collective, collaborative effort of all of our staff. Mutual respect and a common goal to make a difference in the lives of children fuels our success and one of the reasons why we are one of the top work places in Cleveland.”
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