Community Invited to Open House on December 22

The North Royalton High School project is complete after a three year transformation of the entire campus. The community is welcome to a grand opening with self-guided tours on Wednesday, December 22 from 4-6:30 p.m.
Last spring, additional phases of interior renovations were completed and turned over to the District.  This includes the new first and second floor humanities wing housing social studies, English, and world language classrooms along with centralized hub areas and a humanities teacher hub. Existing interior walls were replaced with new metal studs, drywall and finishes creating an improved learning environment while decreasing the sound transmission from room to room. Classrooms and adjacent spaces were modified to create large openings to the new hub areas and allow for installation of new electrical power/lighting and HVAC services.
The most significant change in recent months is the abatement and demolition of the front portions of the high school. The two-story 300/400 section and Gymnasium 1 were all demolished over the summer making way for the new student parking lot and revealing the new façade to North Royalton High School. New roof, brick veneer, metal panels and curtain wall were installed to tie-in the existing portions of the building with the new addition and continuing the designed look of blending the old with the new. Additional improvements include landscaping, site lighting, concrete walks, a main entry courtyard, parking lots and drives. Finally, the last phase of interior renovations to the art, music, family consumer science and community room were completed at the end of October.
With the completion of these final phases of renovations and site development, the District is able to regain use of the entire building, utilize the centralized new main entrance, and bring all student parking back on campus.
“Thank you to our taxpayers.  Without their support for education and what we do, this would not be possible,” said Superintendent Michael Laub, North Royalton City Schools. “I couldn’t be more excited about these new learning spaces for our students and staff.”
“I am looking forward to giving our most recent graduates a chance to walk through the completed project,” said Principal Sean Osborne, North Royalton City Schools. “During their last years of school, these graduates had to endure some of the inconveniences of an active construction site.  I think when they see the finished school they will more than agree it was worth it.”
Residents are invited to stay for the girls’ varsity basketball game at 7 p.m. in the gym.