• NS Band at Susquehanna

    North Schuylkill was represented by 4 students at The 24th Annual Susquehanna University Honors Band Festival, held February 19-21. This is a unique event developed for the purpose of recognizing the achievements of exceptional high school musicians.

  • NS Band Visits Disney!

    The North Schuylkill Marching Band marched down Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom on November 27, 2015.

  • Cesari-Hope Gymnasium

    Congratulations to Joe Cesari Sr. and Lafay Hope on having North Schuylkill's gymnasium named in their honor!

  • NSSD raises $5000 for Lyla!

    The money was raised by students and staff at NS during a dress down day. The PTO also donated all of November's profits from the school store.

  • Boys' Cross Country Wins League Division 1 Championship

    Congratulations to the North Schuylkill Boys' Cross Country team on winning the Schuylkill League Division 1 Championship. Additionally, the team went undefeated for the entirety of their 2015 season.

  • Kindergarten Pumpkins

    Students and teachers would like to thank Hart Farms, Ringtown for donating over 150 pumpkins to the Kindergarten class! Thank to Mr. Mike Zendrosky for picking up and delivering the pumpkins!

  • 2015 Student Council

    Congratulations to the newest members of the North Schuylkill's Student Council! Click on the title to view who was inducted.

  • Lowe’s supplied materials and labor to help our NS Junior Senior High School

    Thirty volunteers from the local Lowes Distribution Center 961 in Gordon dedicated six hours of their time this past Saturday to beautify the entrance of the North Schuylkill Junior Senior High School. The Lowe’s Heroes did a fantastic job cleaning up the area, creating a beautiful landscape.

  • North Schuylkill Students and Young Alumni Volunteer at Camp Spifida

    North Schuylkill students and recent graduates volunteer as camp counselors for a week at Camp Spifida held at Camp Victory in Millville, Pennsylvania. Throughout the week, our students and young alumni help children with Spina Bifida experience an exciting and memorable week of summer camp.

  • North Schuylkill Students Visit Iceland!

    During the trip North Schuylkill students learned about the geothermal activities that shape Iceland. They visited waterfalls, geysers, the very edge of the North Atlantic plate, black sand beaches, a geothermal spa, and several museums. They also hiked on a glacier that was over 300 meters thick!

  • NS students perform NASA project in Centralia

    Mr. Geiswhite's class takes a quick break from their experiments in Centralia for a group photo! The students used a NASA supplied drone to test air quality and to record thermal images to map hot spots.

  • NS hosts Annual Spring Blood Drive!

    North Schuylkill students participated in another sucessful American Red Cross Blood Drive! Pictured (l to r): Lacey Deeter, Leanne Long, Lauren Vickery, and Mr. Cuthie.

Welcome to the North Schuylkill School District

The North Schuylkill School District will graduate students who have a passion for learning and are empowered to be self-sufficient and successful.    

Important District News

Zumba Classes

May 24, 2016

ZUMBA - for all fitness levels. Starting Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 in the HS cafeteria. Classes are $5 a class or 7 classes for $30.

If anyone would like additional information, they can get in touch with Heather Frank at hfrank@northschuylkill.net.

American Red Cross Swimming Lessons

May 19, 2016

North Schuylkill School District will offer American Red Cross Swimming Lessons beginning on June 20, 2016 and concluding on June 30, 2016. Eight one-half hour lessons will be held Monday through Thursday for these two weeks.

Registration will take place on Tuesday, June 7th and Thursday, June 9th from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the North Schuylkill Natatorium. Cost is $50.00.

Please contact Lynn Minalda with any questions at lminalda@northschuylkill.net. No registrations will be taken over the phone or by email.

Daily Schedule for Keystone Exams

May 12, 2016

Keystone Letter to Students/Parents (PDF)

7:39 – 7:48 Report to 1st period for attendance

7:48 – 7:58 Report to cafeteria for light breakfast. Please sit at the table marked with your testing room number.

8:00 – 10:00 Report to your testing room to take Module 1

10:05 – Report to auditorium. You will attend your normal lunch at the following times:

10:42 – 11:12 Lunch A
11:19 – 11:49 Lunch B
11-56 – 12:26 Lunch C

Students eating A and B lunches should report back to the auditorium after lunch.

Students eating C Lunch will report directly to their testing rooms.

12:30 – 2:30 Report to your testing room to take Module 2. There is no time limit on the Keystone test. If you are not finished by 2:30, you will be provided with transportation home.

Below are the exams and dates they will be administered.

• Biology – Tuesday, May 17
• Literature – Wednesday, May 18
• Algebra – Thursday, May 19

If you are scheduled to take the Algebra test, please bring your calculator with you to the testing room.

Please remember that cell phones are NOT permitted inside the testing room.

You will not be attending any classes the days you are taking the Keystone Exams.

Any questions or concerns, please see Mrs. Leib or Mrs. Blozousky

Keystone Exams

May 4, 2016

The Keystone Exams will take place at the North Schuylkill High School from May 17, 2016 to May 19, 2016.  You can find the testing schedule listed below:

Module 1 will take place each day from 8:00am - 10:00am.
Module 2 will take place each day from 12:30pm - 2:30pm.

May 17, 2016 - Biology
May 18, 2016 - Literature
May 19, 2016 - Algebra I

Public Use of NSSD Track

April 26, 2016

The track is open to walkers and runners from 5PM until dusk when school is in session. It will be open from dawn until dusk during weekends and summers.

Opioid Letter

April 18, 2016

Dear Parents,

Any information contained in this letter is not intended as medical advice, but simply to alert families to the existence of alternatives to opioids and that any such choices should be discussed with their physicians. 

In 2014 nearly 2500 Pennsylvanians died from drug overdoses, many from opiate-based drugs. I am sure many of you know of people that have died in your area due to an overdose. Unfortunately, many have kept silent due to the social stigma, but that has only fueled an increase in deaths. Heroin does not discriminate among race, ethnicity, gender, nor socioeconomic status. If you have chance, please watch this episode from CBS’s 60 Minutes, which originally aired in October, 2015. http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/heroin-in-the-heartland-2/

An increasing number of heroin overdoses are being experienced by young adults that have become addicted to opiate-based pharmaceuticals prescribed to them due to school sports injuries or common accidents. Oxycotin, Demerol, and Percoset, and many other opiate-based pain killers, can become highly addictive after an extended period of use. A person that is addicted could purchase Oxycotin on the black market for $80 a pill. Due to that expense, many switch to heroin, which is now only $5 per small bag. However, heroin transforms the brain to want this stimulus in ever increasing quantities. No one can just experiment with heroin, once you use it you are hooked, and in most cases, heroin will lead to death from overdose. 

While we can not totally eradicate the drug problem, we can diminish its effects on society through education. That is the point of this letter. When your child is injured, you do not have to simply accept what the doctor is prescribing for pain. Below is a list of opiate-based drugs, and alternative non-addictive pain killers that can be prescribed instead. Please be aware of your options and ask your doctor or pharmacist these critical questions to save your child from the potential for addiction. Heroin overdoses have increased by over 400% in the last few years. By following this advice, we may finally start witnessing a decrease in opiate addiction, along with overdoses caused by addicts switching to the cheaper fix of heroin. Thank you for your consideration.

If you have any additional questions:

Schuylkill County
Drug and Alcohol Hotline

Carbon County
Drug and Alcohol Hotline

Printable Version of Letter (PDF) 

Perussis (Whooping Cough) Infomation

April 13, 2016

It has come to our attention that your child may have been exposed to a person who has pertussis (whooping cough). Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Pertussis begins with cold symptoms and a cough which becomes much worse over 1-2 weeks. Symptoms usually include a long series of coughs (“coughing fits”) followed by a whooping noise. However, older children, adults and very young infants may not develop the whoop. People with pertussis may have a series of coughs followed by vomiting, turning blue, or difficulty catching their breath. The cough is often worse at night and cough medicines usually do not help alleviate the cough. If your child is coughing, promptly contact your/your child’s doctor. Explain to the doctor your child has been exposed to a case of pertussis and needs to be evaluated.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health Pertussis Fact Sheet is available here.

Special Education Plan Report - Draft

March 18, 2016

North Schuylkill SD
Special Education Plan Report –Draft
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2019

Copies of the plan will also be available in the Special Education office, Elementary Office, Superintendent’s Office, and the Business Office.

2016 PSSA Information

March 28, 2016

PSSA exams will be administered in April to 7th and 8th grade students.

Please click on the links below for more information.

Parent Request for Exclusion from the Test Procedure

Parent PSSA Info Letter

Water Aerobics

February 22, 2016

Dianne Mensch will be starting water aerobics classes at the North Schuylkill Natatorium. They will begin on March 7th and be held on Mondays from 6:30-8:30. The cost of the class will be $5.00.

Pool Party Request Information

February 17, 2016

From HS Activity Director - Jennifer Cory:

One of the very first things that must be done when you contact me requesting to rent out the Natatorium is to fill out the building usage request form. This building request form should be completed about a month and a half/two months before the party because it would need to get approved by the school board at their monthly school board meeting. This completed form, along with my signature, will ensure that there are no other events going on that day which would conflict with their request. Along with this form, a certificate of the party’s homeowner’s insurance must be handed in as well.

Within about two weeks of handing in the building usage request form, another form must be handed in as well as a deposit to rent the pool. This form is called the Swimming Pool Contract form and this form illustrates the required documents that must be turned in before the pool party.

Then, in regards to the specific details, I have a rules and rate schedule form that must be looked over in advance because this represents what is allowed and what is NOT allowed at NS pool parties while explaining the rate schedule. Normally pool parties are scheduled to last for two hours. And, we have a rate schedule where they pay per hour. We have rates for families that are in the district and we also have rates for out of district families. These rates also increase as the amount of swimmers go up.

If anyone would like to contact me in regards to having a pool party, my email is jcory@northschuylkill.net (my contact info is also on the forms as well). You can do so that way - and then I will provide all the information they would need to know in order to have a pool party at NS.

Former Cardinal Brennan Campus Grounds

February 11, 2016

All Buildings and Fields are property of North Schuylkill School District.

Written permission is required before using any facility.

NSSD Board of Education

New Student Registration

North Schuylkill Jr/Sr High School
Students Grades: 7-12
Registration Form: NSHS Registration Form

North Schuylkill Elementary
Students Grades: K-6
Registration Form: NSE Registration Form 

Registration Information
Enrollment forms are available in the links above. For your convenience, the PDF forms are designed with the ability to electronically enter most information.

In addition to the enrollment forms, proof of birth, proof of residency and an immunization record must be provided for each student. Missing items will delay the enrollment of your student.

Please contact the Business Office for an appointment or for any questions regarding registration.

Phone: 570-874-0466 ext 3605
Email: jcogan@northschuylkill.net 

Upcoming Events

June 4, 2016
Event: Color Me Spartan 5K/Fun Run
Location: North Schuylkill Campus
Event Flyer: Link