April, 9, 2018
On Tuesday, May 15th, the North Schuylkill School District will be hosting their second annual “Spartan Games”. The “Spartan Games” will be a day of competition, activities, and fun for children with disabilities from throughout the area. Currently, there are 15 school districts that have committed to participate in the event, with an approximate total of 650 athletes set to compete that day. The Spartan Games are open to student-athletes in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Festivities are set to begin that day at 9:30 am with an Opening Ceremony. From there, athletes will be divided up into several stations, where they will compete in such events as: Throwing (javelin, tennis, Frisbee); Jumping (Long Jump, Vertical Jump); Running (50 meter race, 100 meter race, 50 meter walk, wheelchair race); and a 4 x 100 relay (each district enters a team to compete for a team trophy). Ribbons will be given out for each event, for 1st through 6th place, and each athlete will also receive a participation medal.
There will be various other activities taking place in and around the stadium throughout the day. When athletes are not competing in an event, they can visit the carnival area (taking place on the Softball field) to take part in fun games and activities, including live music, face-painting, a bounce house, and the “Sparty Dance Party”. The North Schuylkill Marching Band and Cheerleading squads will also be on hand to entertain the student-athletes. All participating students will also receive a bagged lunch and carnival type snacks (popcorn, sno-cones) throughout the day.
The day will conclude with a Mascot Race between all of the participating school’s costumed mascots. The Closing Ceremony is scheduled to take place at approximately 1 pm.
April, 9, 2018
On April 27th North Schuylkill will conclude this year's ThinkBIG fundraising campaign. Last year, we raised over $12,000 and have been busy this year to top that total. We have held a number of events within the school and are now reaching out to anyone in the public interested in contributing to the cause. Using this link, you can make an online donation that will go directly to North Schuylkill's ThinkBIG charity total. On April 27th, all funds raised will be totaled and revealed at our overnight Dance Marathon; money will then be delivered to the Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Danville where it will go to benefit families of pediatric cancer patients in our area. Thank you.
April 6, 2018
Each camp is $90 to attend; $160 if registering for 2 camps. Registration ends June 15, 2018. (The Literacy and STEM Camp: Explore STEM is $45 with early bird pricing of $40.)
Early bird pricing is $80 for each camp or $150 for 2 camps if registered by March 30, 2018. Spots are limited! Reserve your spot now!
Questions about camps can be directed at Annie Milewski at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (570) 544-9131 x1227.
Flyer: Click Here
April 4, 2018
North Schuylkill has now added a 3 hour delay schedule on to our emergency procedures. This can allow extra time for roads to be cleared and students to travel safely. If there is a 3 hour delay, the start time at the JSHS will be 10:39 and the elementary school will be 11:45
February 27, 2018
Blackboard Connect is our parent notification system for calls/texts/emails. If you would like to add/delete or change the way you are notified by our system, please follow the directions below to create a parent account.
The school does not change our information based on any changes made in this system. If your phone number or address changes you must notify the school office, in addition to changing it on Blackboard Connect.
February 26, 2018
Good Evening –
Since the weekend, the Butler Township Police Department has made three arrests against juveniles in relation to the threats against North Schuylkill.
The District is committed to exercising safety as our top priority. It is important to recognize that any future threats against the district will not be tolerated. Any individual of any age will be punished to the greatest extent of the law.
I would personally like to thank the Spartan students, faculty, staff, parents and the community at large for their patience and support during these trying times. A special thank you to Chief Tarantelli and the Butler Township Police Department for their quick response and diligent work.
With Spartan Pride,
-Dr. Robert Ackell, Superintendent
February 25, 2018
Good Afternoon –
Yesterday the District was made aware of a social media post warning of an attack at the High School on Monday. The Butler Township Police Department has identified the authors of the post.
Through their investigation it has been determined there is not a credible threat associated with the post.
The North Schuylkill School District will operate on normal hours tomorrow with an increase in police presence.
Thank you for your continued support.
-Dr. Robert Ackell, Superintendent
February 24, 2018
The North Schuylkill School District is aware of a social media threat against the High School for Monday, February 26th. We are actively working with law enforcement to find the origin of the message and to determine its validity.
In lieu of posting on social media, please report any threats you are aware of directly to the school district or law enforcement. The school district tip line number is (570) 874-0466 extension 1847 (1TIP).
We will be providing an update on the situation no later than Sunday evening.
-Dr. Robert Ackell, Superintendent
January 19, 2018
July 13, 2017
The North Schuylkill Elementary will be implementing a new Postive Behavior Intervention and Support Plan for the 2017-2018 school year. The welcome letter and matrix can be found be clicking the links below.
August 10, 2017
The North Schuylkill School District Wall of Fame Committee will be accepting applications to formally recognize and honor NSSD graduates for outstanding academic and professional achievements.
1. At least ten (10) classes must have graduated from the time of the nominee’s graduation before he/she becomes eligible for election to the Wall of Fame.
2. Any alumni meeting the ten (10) year rule are eligible to be nominated and selected.
3. Nominating forms are available on the district website or in the high school principal’s office and must be completed and submitted no later than March 15 of each year.
4. Induction ceremonies for newly inducted members of the NSSD Wall of Fame will be held in conjunction with the annual NSSD Commencement Exercises.
5. Names of inductees will be showcased on an electronic display in the main lobby of the NSSD Junior/Senior High School. 6. Each inductee will receive a plaque on the night they are inducted into the Wall of Fame.
August 8, 2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is changing the vaccination requirements for your child, beginning in August 2017.
Your child must be vaccinated, or have a written plan to vaccinate, within one week of the first day of school, or they may not be allowed to attend school. Our first day of school at North Schuylkill is Monday, August 28, 2017. If your child is not vaccinated or does not have a written plan by your doctor for vaccination by Friday, September 1, 2017, your child will not be allowed to attend school starting Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
If your child has already received these vaccinations, please send in a written copy of the vaccines to your child’s school for review.
If your child has NOT received these vaccines, please contact your doctor immediately about scheduling an appointment in order for your child to receive the recommended vaccines for school attendance.
If you do not have a doctor, please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 877-724-3258. You can also visit the website dontwaitvaccinate.pa.gov for information about these new regulations.
These regulations are meant to ensure that children attending school are adequately protected against outbreaks of vaccine preventable illnesses.
April 12, 2017
The North Schuylkill School District has updated its Comprehensive Plan for 2018 - 20121 in order to meet the Pennsylvania’s Department of Education requirements.
January 24, 2017
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 email@example.com (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.
November 16, 2016
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Doctors and pediatricians in our area are seeing cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is caused by a virus and is usually seen in children under age 5 and infants. It can be seen in older children and adults. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor or obstetrician if they have been exposed or think they have been exposed to an infected individual.
The symptoms include: fever, decreased appetite, ulcers in mouth, rash primarily on the hands and soles of the feet, and in some cases blisters.
It is not usually serious and individuals with Hand, Foot, and mouth recover in 7-10 days without treatment.
It is spread by close contact such as coughing, sneezing, kissing, hugging, and sharing cups and utensils with infected individuals. Individuals infected with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease are contagious before symptoms appear.
The best way to prevent it from spreading is practicing good hygiene: washing hands; sneezing and coughing into tissues and disposing of them immediately; and cleaning surfaces that could be touched by unwashed hands.
Good hygiene at all times is the most effective method of preventing the spread of the disease.
November 1, 2016
We are pleased to announce that we have turned on email grading notifications. The default is setup to send parents an email whenever a student scores below a 70% on an assignment. This email will be sent to the email address that is registered to the parent. If you would like to change your default settings, please click here for further explanations.
September, 28 2016
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 socio-economic 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.
June 13, 2016
Due to construction on the lights for Ghosh Orthodontic Field, Spartan Stadium will be closed until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding while we undergo these upgrades.
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.
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
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
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