May 5, 2023
Dear Ranger Families,
It has been a tough first week of May. We came very close to passing Issue 5, but unfortunately fell just a little short. While the outcome wasn’t what we were hoping for, we are grateful for your support of our students, staff, and community. Moving forward, we will have some hard decisions to make, but we know our staff will always put our students first and provide them the best education possible.
With May underway, we only have three more weeks of school. It’s hard to believe that the 2022-2023 school year is almost over. There will be end of the year events coming up, so please check in with our district calendar at NRCS.net.
Following this school year, we do have several staff members retiring. We are so grateful for their hard work and dedication to our students throughout their careers. Next week, all teachers will be celebrated as part of National Teacher Appreciation Week. Please consider having your child write a note of appreciation to their teacher for all they have done this year.
We also want to celebrate the Class of 2023! Congratulations, students! Whatever your next steps may be, stay Ranger STRONG.
SAVE Promise Club Youth Summit Held at North Ridgeville Academic Center
On Saturday, April 22, 2023, The National SAVE Promise Club Youth Summit was held at the North Ridgeville Academic Center. This summit was organized by youth, for youth. This brought together students from across the country to face important issues like mental health, advocacy, inclusivity, and violence prevention. The goal was for students to be encouraged and educated to empower others to prevent violence. There were youth-led workshops, peer-to-peer presentations, group activities, and special guest speakers. The guest speakers included Mia Tretta, who survived the Saugus Shooting in 2019, Mark Barden, the father of Daniel Barden who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, Nicole Hockley, the mother of Dylan Hockley who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary and she is the co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise, and Justin J. Pearson, Tennessee State Representative.
Pictured below are Mrs. Hulec and members of the NRHS Anti-Bullying Club. These students presented on ways to promote positivity in the school environment with an interactive escape room as one of the breakout sessions during the conference. We are so proud of them for taking the initiative to apply, and be accepted, as presenters to students from across the nation. Members of ABC and Mr. Malone's RSVP class collaborated on the creation of a life-size cap mural that was used as a photo opportunity to many of the attendees.
"Attending the event turned out to be a life-changing experience. From the moment Representative Justin Pearson took the stage, and a group of 300 people raised their voices to shout, "We are the movement," I felt chills running down my spine. Listening to people from all over the country express their frustration and sadness over being labeled the "School Shooting Generation in Schools" was heart-wrenching. The youth's statements, "If you don't feel safe, I don't feel safe," left a lasting impact. What really struck me was when some of the young speakers shared their experiences of ALICE and lock down drills. As they recounted their harrowing experiences, I couldn't help but shed tears. It dawned on me that what we have come to consider normal is far from it. Towards the end of the event, one of the speakers proclaimed, "Enough is Enough!" I couldn't agree more. It is time we all come together to support our schools in combating violence. Every voice counts, and we must unite to make a difference." ~ Jackie Vance, North Ridgeville City Schools Director of Student Services
8th Grade Students Prepare for the DC Trip
Eighth grade students in Mrs. Naro's class have been preparing for the upcoming Washington D.C. class trip. Students have been learning about the memorials that they will be visiting and making personal connections to the men and women that we honor with our national memorials. Students have created poems to read at the site of our North Ridgeville Vietnam War Heroes. They will leave framed quotes of courage and bravery to show respect for victims of the Flight 93 tragedy in Pennsylvania. They also crafted bouquets of red poppy flowers that symbolize the sacrifice our fallen heroes have made. Students will leave a bouquet vase of paper poppies at each memorial site in Washington D.C. These students are excited for this amazing opportunity next week.
16th Annual Rotary Fishing Derby
Recognizing Our Retirees
Thank you to our retirees for their hard work and dedication over the years. Congratulations!
Tom Auner - Skilled Trades Maintenance Worker
Tom was hired on October 13, 1992 as the Head Custodian at the North Ridgeville Middle School. On June 29, 2005, he moved to the Maintenance Department as a Skilled Trades Maintenance Worker (electrician). He will retire on July 1 after 31 years in the district.
Petie Bianca - NRHS Assistant Principal
Petie was originally hired as a tutor on August 15, 2000 and was brought on as a full time Intervention Specialist/Transition Specialist on July 1, 2003. She has been the Senior Class Advisor since the 2004-2005 school year and played a major role in the organization of the Commencement ceremony. On August 1, 2011, she was promoted to Assistant Principal at North Ridgeville High School. She will retire on September 1 after 23 years in the district.
Jayne Gonzales - Paraprofessional/Instructional Aide
Jayne was hired as a Preschool Instructional Aide at Fields Sweet on March 7, 2005. She then moved to a one-on-one Personal Aide at Murray Ridge from 2006 to 2008. She has worked at Wilcox Elementary and the Preschool at Fields Sweet. Jayne will retire on June 1 after 18 years in the district.
Reva "Mechele" Hyer - Paraprofessional/Instructional Aide
Mechele was hired as a Preschool Instructional Aide at Fields Sweet on November 28, 2005. She has also been a 4-H advisor and worked the Mini-Rangers summer camp as an educational aide. Mechele will retire on June 1 after 18 years in the district.
Congratulations, Class of 2023!
There are several important dates to remember for the graduating class of 2023.
Saturday, May 6 - Prom, The Cleveland Browns Stadium, 6:00 PM
Thursday, May 11 - Senior Awards Ceremony, NRAC, 6:00 PM
Thursday, May 18 - Last Day of School for Seniors
Friday, May 19 - Cap and Gown Handout, NRHS Back Gym, 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Monday, May 22 - Commencement Rehearsal, NRHS, 9 AM
Tuesday, May 23 - Commencement, Wolstein Center, 7:30 PM
2022-2023 Rotary Students of the Month
We would like to recognize all of the North Ridgeville Rotary Club Students of the Month for the 2022-2023 school year. Great job, seniors! Best of luck, Class of 2023!
October 2022 Student of the Month
Allison Chinchar and Ruby Mitchell
November 2022 Students of the Month
Deevya Patel and Lily Hebert
December 2022 Students of the Month
Jake Boynar and Madelyn Browning.
January 2023 Students of the Month
Samuel Janning and Trent Stillwell.
February 2023 Students of the Month
Alissa Jacovetti and Autumn Behlke
March 2023 Students of the Month
Kali Baker and Kelsey Hall
April 2023 Students of the Month
McKenna Murphy and Lorena Clemons
May 2023 Students of the Month
Andrew Margolin. Not pictured, Chloe Legarth.
NRHS Choir Pops Concert
Come out to support the high school choir as they present their pops concert, "Cruisin' Into Summer", Wednesday, May 10. Contact Sarah Miller to purchase tickets: email@example.com Limited seating available. The Treat Shoppe and Bakery will be there to satisfy your sweet tooth. Orders can be placed now to pick up the night of the show. Gift cards also available. NRHS Choral program will receive 20% of the proceeds.
Camp Invention is back at North Ridgeville City Schools for kids entering grades K-6. This camp runs from June 19 - 23, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the North Ridgeville Academic Center. Extended day is available for an extra cost. Please visit invent.org/camp for more information.
North Ridgeville Youth Sports Camps
If your student is interested in participating in any youth sports camps, now is the time to register! We have several camps planned including basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, and wrestling. Please click here to see a full list of youth sports camps and registration information.
North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation Camps
There are several planned summer camps organized by North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation. Click here to take a look at the upcoming events or visit northridgeville.recdesk.com for more information.
Cleveland Guardians Summer Camp
A Cleveland Guardians Youth Camp is coming to North Ridgeville this summer at Victory Sports Park. This camp includes 30 hours of baseball instruction, a Guardians uniform, two tickets to a Guardians game, and the opportunity to meet a Guardians player.
The Guardians Baseball/Softball camps are a part of the Cleveland Guardians Community Fund which helps under-served youth baseball and softball organizations. See below for more information. Have a fun week and support a great cause!
North Ridgeville Decorate-An-Ear-Of-Corn Contest
The 48th Annual North Ridgeville Corn Fest is coming up in August! There's a fun contest for kids ages 8-10 to take part in. Click here to see all the guidelines.
Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio
Is your daughter interested in girl scouts? Check out this upcoming Unicorn Party! Caregivers will learn all about Girl Scouts while kids enjoy unicorn themed activities!