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North Royalton City Schools announced the winners of the second semester Crystal Starfish Award presented by the First Federal of Lakewood.

At Royal View Elementary, Mrs. Laura Kunz, the preschool speech therapist, was presented the Crystal Starfish Teacher Award. Besides the award, she also received a $250 Professional Development Grant from the First Federal of Lakewood, a $50 gift certificate to Cleat’s restaurant and flowers from Independence Flowers and Gifts. Mrs. Kunz received 14 nominations from a variety of fellow teachers, support staff, and parents. 
Mrs. Michelle Parente, North Royalton Middle School office aide, is the recipient of the Crystal Starfish Support Staff Award. Along with the award, presented by First Federal of Lakewood, Parente received a $50 gift certificate to Cleat’s restaurant and flowers from Independence Flowers and Gifts. Her colleagues nominated her.

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Posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Click here to read the spring 2017 edition of the "Bear Way," the digital magazine of North Royalton City Schools.  Click here for a PDF version. [ for more]

Posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The North Royalton Educational Foundation (NREF) presented several grants to teachers and staff at its Annual Reception held on April 25. More than 25 teachers received grants that covered all grade levels and types of learners, a wide range of curriculum subjects that focus on student-centered learning through the 4C’s - communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, as well as technology, flexible seating options, books, sensory tools, art and music supplies, robotics, and even a weather station. The total dollar amount granted to staff this year was more than $15,000 this year. The NREF raises money throughout the year through a number of fundraisers, including the popular Taste of North Royalton held in the fall. [ for more]

Posted Monday, May 8, 2017
At the April 25 North Royalton Educational Foundation reception, as well as the May 8 Board of Education meeting, our retirees were recognized and thanked for their years of service to our district.  
These retires include:  Classified Staff: Patricia Thomas – Bus Driver/Transportation; Rosanne Kacenjar – Administrative Assistant/Pupil Services; Carolyn Bloom – Aide/Middle School; Donna Gergely – 9-month office secretary/High School; Jean Jackson – Aide/Albion; Jan Troy - Administrative Assistant, Central Office; Paula Atves – Aide/Albion; Jovo Batkovic – Utility Custodian/Royal View; Linda Koler – Aide/Middle School; Joseph Marcinowski – Transportation Supervisor/Transportation; Carol Kolodka – Cafeteria Worker/High School; and Becky Moll – Aide/Middle School.  Certified Staff: Mike Budzik – Science/High School; Aggie Ozello – English/High School; Marigene Margevicius - Science/High School; and Mike Rudolph – Math/High School.
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Posted Monday, May 8, 2017
At the April 25 North Royalton Education Foundation reception, PTA President Chris May was recognized with the 2016-17 North Royalton City Schools’ “Friend of Education” Award.

“The Friend of Education Award is an annual award given by our district designed to recognize a friend who is not a teacher or support staff member, but somebody who just cares about making our school district the best it can be,” said Gurka. “Chris May is supportive and has the best interests at heart for our students and entire school community.

Chris gives her time tirelessly in her roles as PTA president and member, parent, and booster. She was a member of the district’s strategic planning community engagement committee and is also on the Committee for Royalton Schools’ Future.

“As a friend, Chris is supportive, always by your side and always willing to lend a helping hand,” said Gurka. Chris also was recognized at the May 8 Board of Education meeting.
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Posted Monday, May 8, 2017
North Royalton City Schools celebrated the Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Person of the Year and by recognizing both individuals at the North Royalton Educational Foundation’s reception on Tuesday, April 25. They also were recognized at the May 8 Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to Teacher of the Year Mrs. LeeAnn Morris and Staff Member of the Year Beth Machusick. [ for more]

Posted Monday, May 8, 2017
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