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NRMS Student Receives Shepherd Scholarship NRMS Student Receives Shepherd Scholarship
North Royalton Middle School administered an essay scholarship contest to all eighth graders to honor the memory of Sgt. John Shepherd, who lived nearly 118 years, making him most likely the longest-lived veteran of the American Revolution. Shepherd came to North Royalton in 1817 with his daughter, Margaret Engle, and they were one of the first settlers in the area.

The goal was to foster an interest in American History and North Royalton history among this age group. The chosen winner, Julia Falcioni, received a scholarship at the April 10 Board of Education meeting for the school's annual three-day trip to Washington, D.C. in May. While in the nation's capital, students enjoy a tour of key monuments and governmental institutions by Educational Discovery Tours. The scholarship program is headed by Charles Phebus, who is the fourth great-grandson of John Shepherd.
 
NRMS Art Show May 4
May 4th, 2017, our NRMS students will display their talents in an Art Show held at North Royalton Middle School from 7pm until 8pm.  We hope you can join us!  More information found here!    
NRMS News Update for April 11, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Today, North Royalton High School experienced a power outage, which impacted internet connectivity for NRMS. Consequently, AIR testing was affected for our students in grades 5 and 6. The students and staff did a great job as we worked with the Illuminating Company and their timeline for correcting the issue.
 
NRMS News Update April 5, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I hope everyone enjoyed Spring Break and is excited for the fourth quarter of the school year. I am sure all of our students will do well with the upcoming AIR State Assessments and will finish out the year on a positive note!

 
NRMS News Update March 21, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I hope everyone enjoys the upcoming Spring Break and has the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. As we start the fourth quarter of the school year, I am confident that our students will continue to work hard and finish the year strong!

 
NRMS News March 13, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please know that there are only two weeks left in the third academic quarter. As always, the students are working hard and I am confident that this will continue through the end of the year. Please make a note of the following items, specifically scheduling, as this process will take place in the coming days and weeks.

 
NRMS News Update from Mr. Cicerchi

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please take the opportunity over the next several weeks to visit our schools and talk with our school board members, administrators, and building principals. The dates, times, and locations are listed here.

 
cover of Bear Way winter 2017 magazine The winter issue of the Bear Way is online
Click here to read the digital version of the winter issue of the Bear Way magazine, published by North Royalton City Schools.  Click here to read it in PDF form. 
News Update for February, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

In the coming weeks and months, there will be several opportunities to tour our schools and talk with various board members, administrators, and building principals.  The dates, times, and locations are listed here.

 
Right to Read Week February 27 - March 3

Right to Read week is Monday, 2/27 through Friday, 3/3 this year.

Many exciting things have been planned for NRMS students this year to enjoy Right to Read Week!  A Scavenger Hunt and a Pendant Flag Contest are two ways your "reader" can enjoy the NRMS Media Center during this time. Other contests and links are available for our students to read more about what will be offered during this time. 

 
January News from NRMS

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As the second semester begins, I encourage all of our students to continue to work hard both in and outside the classroom. I am confident that we will continue to witness great things each and every day!

 
NRMS News January 12, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As we approach the end of the second quarter I want to commend our students and staff as it has been a great first half of the year. I am confident that everyone will continue to inspire greatness during the second half of the school year!

 
Community Meeting Image District Holds Meeting on January 4 to Discuss Future of Facilities
On Wednesday, January 4, the North Royalton Board of Education held a special meeting at North Royalton High School to discuss with residents the decisions that need to be made regarding the district’s facilities and future of educational learning in North Royalton. With more than 200 people in attendance, two plans were presented to residents. Plan A is to place the same bond issue that went before voters in November 2016 on the May 2, 2017 ballot. This is a 3.1 (true tax impact) mill for a new elementary school, complete high school renovation and addition, middle school updates, and repairs and long-term facility maintenance. Plan B is to evaluate what to do if the issue is not placed on the ballot or if the issue fails. 
News and Events
Andy Thibodeau did a great job last Thursday and Friday sharing his message about care with our students and staff. If you did not hear about it from your son or daughter last week, please ask. I am confident his message impacted our students and school in a positive manner!
 
News and Events
Thank you to our students, parents, and community as a whole for a successful NRMS Tailgate. To have over 600 students participate in a school event speaks volumes about NRMS, the students, and the community! 
Exciting Events Happening at NRMS and Within Our School Community

Please take a moment to make note of all the exciting events happening at NRMS and within our school community!

 
A Message from our Superintendent A Message from our Superintendent
Please click here to view a message from Superintendent Greg Gurka on the future of education in North Royalton. 
District Releases 2015-16 Quality Profile District Releases 2015-16 Quality Profile
On September 15, 2015, school districts throughout Ohio are once again releasing a comprehensive, community-oriented companion to the State's School District Report Card.  Called a "Quality Profile," the report includes additional accountability measures that better define a high quality education and are not included in the State's report card.  North Royalton City Schools is among those districts that have published this report today.  Click here to view the digital version of the 2015-16 North Royalton City Schools' Quality Profile.  Click here to view a PDF version. 
Activities In and Outside the Classroom

The 2016/2017 school year is in full swing as the activities both in and outside the classroom are keeping our students engaged and challenged.  Again, I could not be happier with our students as they are doing an excellent job so far this year! 

 
The First Week
The first week of school was a huge success for our middle level students 
New District Theme Announced to Kick Off Beginning of New School Year New District Theme Announced to Kick Off Beginning of New School Year
The North Royalton City Schools are kicking off the 2016-17 school year with a theme that sums up the district’s mission: to “inspire and empower learners.” Launched at the staff convocation meeting on August 22, Inspire Great, will be two words that everyone in the North Royalton/Broadview Heights communities will see and hear because everything the district does will be focused on inspiring greatness.

“We hope this new theme sends a positive message to our community of who we are, who we want to be, and what we strive to work at everyday,” said Greg Gurka, superintendent, North Royalton City Schools. “Our district is taking teaching and learning above and beyond, embracing the 4C’s for student-centered learning: communications, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. We want to inspire great education, great opportunities, and great tools and resources for bright futures.”
 
2016-17 Student Accident/Sickness Insurance Coverage Application

Parents interested in purchasing Student Accident & Sickness Insurance for the 2016-17 school year should download the attachments for more information. Please discard all applications from the 2015-16 year as they will not be accepted. 

 
NRMS Weekly News Update for May 16 - 20
Dear Parents/Guardians: As we start the final weeks of the 2015/2016 school year, I want to take a brief moment to thank our students and all of you for a great year. I have no doubt that the final days will go fast, so please take a moment to enjoy that last concert, athletic event, and/or recognition ceremony. 
5th Grade Parent Presentation
Dear Parents/Guardians of incoming 5th graders:

Please take a moment to review the presentation for new incoming 5th grade students for the 2016-17 academic school year.  2016 Parent Presentation
 
NRMS May News Update
Dear Parents/Guardians:
Our students did an excellent job navigating the two plus weeks of testing here at NRMS!  I am confident that our students will continue to demonstrate their academic achievement and growth as they always do.  Moreover, as we approach the final month of the school year, please know that there is a lot happening around NRMS!
 
NRMS News for April, 2016
AIR testing has begun at the Middle School, NRMS Honor Society, and Chicago and Washington D.C. news can all be found here! 
NRMS Talent show
Do you have a unique talent as an individual or with a group? Show it off at the 2016 NRMS Talent Show. 
NRMS News

Please take a moment to review a few important items involving NRMS.


 
Summer Camps 2016
Summer Camps are available for students in Grades 5 through 10. The attached flyer will provide additional information. 
North Royalton City Schools Announce 2016 Teacher and Support Staff Person of the Year North Royalton City Schools Announce 2016 Teacher and Support Staff Person of the Year
North Royalton City Schools has announced the Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Person of the Year and will recognize both individuals at the North Royalton Educational Foundation’s reception on Tuesday, April 26. The Teacher of the Year is Kami Likovic, an intervention specialist for students with special needs at North Royalton Middle School. The Support Staff Person of the Year is Cindy Sostakowski. Cindy has been a cleaner with the North Royalton School District at Valley Vista Elementary School since 2009.  
Spring Picture Day March 9, 2016
On Wednesday, March 9, 2016 during ALL lunch periods, Inter-State Studio will be taking spring school pictures at the Middle School. 
College Credit Plus for Students in Grades 6 - 12
College Credit Plus allows a student to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities.  
January and February News and Upcoming Events

I was extremely pleased with the positive feedback from our students about Mr. Anthony Ianni's message of living your dream. I believe the students and school community as a whole benefited from his inspiring words!

 
January is extremely busy with many positive and beneficial activities!

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and was able to spend time with family and friends. The students and staff at NRMS have much to be excited about as the month of January is extremely busy with many positive and beneficial activities!


 
Upcoming events and items
I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season. I hope that all of our students and families have the opportunity to relax and enjoy each other's company over winter break. 
Book Fair 12/7-12/15
The Middle School Media Center will be sponsoring our Book Fair in the Library Media Center from Monday, December 7th through Tuesday, December 15th during school hours.  
Upcoming events and items

Thank you for all that you have done to make this year a successful one thus far.  I have no doubt that the year will only continue to get better as the holidays approach.  Please take note of the following items and events impacting NRMS.


 
NRMS Winter Sports Club Gear
Need some really cool NR gear? Check out the NRMS Winter Sports Club Gear website powered by Gearin Up! Follow this LINK to order your winter sports club gear now!

The site is open until November 22nd
 
Upcoming events and items
Please make note of the following upcoming events and items. 
Thank You
Thank you to our students, parents, and community for the constant support as we have had many activities in and around school in the last few weeks! The students certainly are showcasing their talents both in and outside the classroom. 
Bear Way News
Thank you to our students, parents, teachers and support staff for a successful first few weeks of school. There is certainly a positive buzz around NRMS as the events and activities have picked up. 
InfoSnap/Breakfast and Lunch Information
We are only two weeks away from the start of another great school year, and I know that our students are excited! Please note the following information regarding InfoSnap and breakfast and lunch at NRMS. 
North Royalton Athletic Department has partnered with FinalForms.
We are very excited that the North Royalton Athletic Department has partnered with FinalForms. 
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NRMS Art Show May 4 ... Video Clip

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Announcements April 21, 2017

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Announcements April 20, 2017

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Announcements April 19, 2017

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Announcements April 18, 2017

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Bear Way April 06, 2017

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Announcements from Mr. Cicerchi April 4, 2017

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