There is no doubt this will be a landmark year for the primary children in the District as they become the first students to attend North Royalton Elementary School (NRES), our brand new state-of-the-art facility! An opportunity like this wouldn’t have been possible without a historical day from the past. We will always remember May 2, 2017, when nearly 60 percent of the residents of this community made a choice at the ballot box. One of my favorite educational speakers once said: “Let's stop thinking of school as something we pay for and start thinking about school as something we invest in.” Our community did just that by ensuring that current and future generations of students will have the resources and facilities necessary to achieve their fullest potential.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful group of people at this building, as we are fortunate to combine the experience and expertise of the staff members from Albion, Royal View and Valley Vista Elementary Schools. These former schools not only provided our community with years of memories and traditions but were also recognized at the national and state levels as Blue Ribbon and Hall of Fame award winners. We are eager to make that same impact at North Royalton Elementary School as we strive to enhance the educational opportunities for the preschool through grade four students in this District.
NRES will also embrace a balanced, comprehensive approach to literacy. We will be guided by educational research aimed at increasing students’ ability to make personal connections to the world while supporting each child’s ability to climb the ladder of text difficulty with success. Rigorous and relevant instruction in listening, oral language development, reading, writing, and presentation skills will form the foundation needed across all grade levels to build strong, motivated, literate students.
We believe that parents, teachers, and students working together is of the utmost importance in helping us achieve all of our goals. After the challenges we have faced in dealing with the pandemic, it is our desire to work together with all of you to ensure North Royalton Elementary becomes the same type of inviting place you have come to expect from your child’s elementary school.
This upcoming year will undoubtedly be filled with great challenges but also extraordinary rewards. We look forward to working together with all of you to make a positive impact on the lives of our students!
Kirk V. Pavelich
North Royalton Elementary School
16400 State Road
North Royalton, OH 44133