• Class of 2019

    North Schuylkill Class of 2019

    Congratulations to the North Schuylkill Class of 2019!                                                                                                          

  • Spartan Baseball

    Spartan Baseball

    Congratulations to the Spartan Baseball players and coaches on winning the 2019 District XI AAAA Championship!

  • NS Prom Royalty

    NS Prom Royalty

    Congratulations to Prom Royalty: King, Steven Wolfgang; Queen, Christina Reilly; Prince, Josh Stancavage and Princess, Elaina Bartusick

  • NS Play

    West Side Story

    Congratulations to the North Schuylkill Theater Arts cast and crew on their outstanding production of West Side Story.

  • NS Play

    West Side Story

    Congratulations to the North Schuylkill Theater Arts cast and crew on their outstanding production of West Side Story.

  • NS Play

    West Side Story

    Congratulations to the North Schuylkill Theater Arts cast and crew on their outstanding production of West Side Story.

  • Spartan Football

    Spartans win District XI AAA Championship

    Congratulations to the Spartan Football team on winning the 2018 District XI AAA Championship! The Spartans dominated Notre Dame Green Pond in every aspect of the game yesterday, on the way to a 36-0 win over the Crusaders.

  • Spartan Football

    Spartans win District XI AAA Championship

    Congratulations to the Spartan Football team on winning the 2018 District XI AAA Championship! The Spartans dominated Notre Dame Green Pond in every aspect of the game yesterday, on the way to a 36-0 win over the Crusaders.

  • Spartan Football

    Spartans win District XI AAA Championship

    Congratulations to the Spartan Football team on winning the 2018 District XI AAA Championship! The Spartans dominated Notre Dame Green Pond in every aspect of the game yesterday, on the way to a 36-0 win over the Crusaders.

  • Homecoming 2018

    North Schuylkill Crowns 2018 Homecoming Royalty

    Congratulations to North Schuylkill’s 2018 Homecoming Princess Hailey Welker and Homecoming Queen Gracie Orosco!

  • Homecoming Court 2018

    2018 Homecoming Court

    2018 Homecoming Court (l to r): Emma Green, Luke Halko, Maddie Osatchuck, Ari Wolfe, Hailey Welker, 2018 Homecoming Princess; Drew Mashack, Gracie Orosco, 2018 Homecoming Queen; Holden Andrewcavage, Ciara Warner, and Jake Nahas

  • North Schuylkill Homecoming 2018

    North Schuylkill Homecoming 2018

    2017 Homecoming Princess Brooke Balkiewicz, 2018 Homecoming Princess Hailey Welker, Zeb Thompson, Student Council President; 2018 Homecoming Queen Gracie Orosco, and 2017 Homecoming Queen, Jennifer Gronski

  • NS Student Council Inducts 11 New Members

    NS Student Council Inducts 11 New Members

    North Schuylkill Jr/Sr High School inducted 11 new members into their Student Council during a special ceremony held on September 19, 2018.

  • North Schuylkill Education Association

    North Schuylkill Education Association

    The North Schuylkill Education Association collected donations from its members to purchase and donate children's books to the libraries in Ashland, Frackville, and Ringtown. Trevor Minalda, Ari Wolfe, and Ian Minalda display some of the books donated to the Ringtown Library along with Tanya Savitsky, Ringtown librarian. Take the time to read over the summer! Visit your local library!

  • National Honor Society

    National Honor Society

    On Tuesday, May 1st, North Schuylkill High School inducted 43 new members into their National Honor Society. The induction ceremony took place in the high school's auditorium.

  • PSEA Breakfast

    PSEA Breakfast

    Mrs. Misiewicz, Mr. Houser, Mrs. Briggs, and Mr. Wyatt with Governor Wolf advocating for our students at the PSEA Eastern Region Legislative and Education breakfast.

  • Congratulations Reggie Crawford

    Congratulations Reggie Crawford

    Congratulations to North Schuylkill Spartan Swimmer Reggie Crawford for winning the 2018 PIAA AA State Swimming Championship in the 50 yard freestyle. Reggie becomes the 1st ever swimming state champ in North Schuylkill history with his state record setting time of 20.45 seconds.

  • Speech and Debate Tournament

    Speech and Debate Tournament

    North Schuylkill held their 3rd annual Speech and Debate tournament on February 10, 2018. Winners from North Schuylkill are pictured. Congratulations to all who competed in the tournament!

  • 100th Day of School

    100th Day of School

    Kindergarten students at North Schuylkill Elementary are celebrating the 100th day of school!

  • Lady Spartans Basketball

    Lady Spartans Basketball

    The Lady Spartan Basketball team celebrate winning the championship at this year’s State College Kiwanis Holiday Basketball Tournament

  • Susan Komen

    Susan Komen

    The North Schuylkill School District recently presented a check to the Susan G. Komen Foundation NEPA. The check was in the amount of $3,500, and was raised during a “Pink Out” t-shirt sale for the North Schuylkill/Tamaqua Area football game on October 20th. Both schools collaborated on the t-shirt sale and worked hard to raise the money, which will help in the fight against breast cancer. Pictured during the check presentation (l to r): Averi Jordan, NS Student Council President; Dolly Woody, Executive Director- Susan G. Komen Foundation NEPA; Sydney Stokes, originated the fundraiser idea and created the t-shirt; and Mr. Ken Roseberry, NSHS Principal

  • Greater Pottsville Winter Carnival

    Greater Pottsville Winter Carnival

    North Schuylkill representatives at the Greater Pottsville Winter Carnival. (L-R: Taylor Kufro; Abby Smith; and Emily Hepler)

  • North Schuylkill Elementary students participated in the Mobile Agricultural Education Science Lab this year.

    Mobile AG Lab

    North Schuylkill Elementary students were excited to participated in the Mobile Agricultural Education Science Lab this year.

  • A couple of North Schuylkill students are enjoying their reward day where they are able to have some free time with their devices!

    Students and Technology

    A couple of North Schuylkill students are enjoying their reward day where they are able to have some free time with their devices!

Welcome to the North Schuylkill School District

Our mission is to provide our students with opportunities designed to meet individual needs and to ensure that every child has experiences that promote growth and excellence in all academic and social development areas. Through mutual respect, our students will grow and learn in a positive atmosphere, where faculty, staff, parents and students together are enthusiastic about the learning process.

Important District News

North Schuylkill Class of 2019 Commencement Speech

June 13, 2019


Good evening.

They say that a snowflake begins when a water droplet forms onto a pollen or dust particle. As the ice crystal falls to the ground, water vapor freezes onto the primary crystal. The intricate shape of the snowflake is determined by the atmospheric conditions experienced by the entire crystal as it falls. 

There are no two snowflakes since the beginning of time that are identical. A quick search on Google will reveal the following, “the odds of it happening within the lifetime of the Universe is indistinguishable from zero.” Take a moment to think about that statement – indistinguishable from zero. - - - Now, take a look at the Class of 2019, wearing the same caps and the same gowns, walking in symmetrically to the same beat, and sitting in nice, neat rows. In a world and a time when we all want to distinguish ourselves, it is ironic how students come together over twelve years and end their journey on a stage looking almost identical to every class that came before them. Every graduating class appears similar, but, in the end, it is not the similarities that distinguish one graduating class from the next – but the uniqueness of the patterns formed by each student bonding to the next.

In 2006 little kindergarten students started to condense around the North Schuylkill School District Elementary Building. They would be joined by many others along their long journey to this moment on this stage. The winds of change blew strong and helped shape them with each challenge they met and each obstacle they had to overcome. As the wind carried them, they endured temperature changes that altered their collective views on culture, politics, education, and even their competitive nature. They traversed and overcame:

1. Tweaks to the very complicated dress code
2. Carrying water bottles in the hallways
3. Large group study halls
4. Snow days
5. More snow days
6. And more snow days
7. The school store and when to buy snacks
8. A live newscast - yes - live
9. Air conditioning
10. Remodel
11. The Juuling epidemic
12. The Winter Formal Sit-in
13. Off Campus Suspension
14. PSSAs, Keystones, AP Exams, Finals

Each snowflake that fell before them has helped to transform this class. Each teacher, new and seasoned, has helped to transform this class. Each failure and each success has helped to transform this class. Each interaction with administration has helped to transform this class. And, each student sitting beside them this evening has helped to transform this class.

We, as administrators, teachers, and parents find ourselves peering through the microscope this evening marveling at just how different this class is from every one that has come before them to all those who will come after. I have highlighted a few of things our staff has to say about this class:

1. Balanced
2. Compassionate
3. Innovative
4. Mrs. Kempsey “No matter the sport or event, you knew it would be a great show.”
5. Motivated
6. Encouraging
7. Enthusiastic
8. Mr. Gross “Big force in the culture change at North Schuylkill.”
9. Creative
10. Scholarly
11. Big hearts
12. Mrs. Dziczek “The class is so close that their bonds are more than friends, they are FAMILY”
13. Kindhearted
14. Competitive
15. Tenacious
16. Mr. Nick Brayford “I feel they have a tremendous amount of pride in NS extracurricular activities”
17. Respectful
18. Kind
19. Achievers
20. Mrs. Sugrue “Memorable”

In the end, each group of students takes their seats at graduation tonight. Their collective shape solidified and now on display for us this evening one last time before they melt into the fabric of society. Each individual student taking with them the collective characteristics of their class as well as their individual talents and achievements. They have accomplished so much…

They have…

1. I won back to back baseball District Titles
2. I won a District softball title
3. I was the first person in NS history to qualify for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All State Orchestra
4. I won a girls’ basketball District Title
5. I qualified for Debate Nationals three years in a row
6. I participated in the school play - - - I held a lead part in a school play
7. I participated in the Winter Carnival
8. I earned a certificate in my field of study at STC
9. I organized a District Wide clean-up for the past two years
10. I qualified to compete at a PIAA State event
11. I helped student athletes and worked at the Spartan Games - - - I won 5 ribbons at the Spartan Games
12. I only missed one question on the math portion of the SAT exam
13. I arranged a sit-in to support the victims of Parkland - - - I participated in the sit in
14. I won a football District title
15. I welded and prepped a PennDot snow plow to be painted - - - I painted a snow plow
16. I ran a 1:57.13 and set a school record in the 800 and anchored our 4X800 team to a 7th place finish at States - - - I ran on that team
17. I won District Gold in Track and Field
18. I was a part of Think Big and raised over 35,000 dollars for children pediatric cancer
19. I’m an Eagle Scout – Less than 4 percent of students in the country attain this honor
20. I participated in the Schuylkill County Council of the Arts - - - I participated in the Congressional Art Competition - - - I won the Congressional Art Competition
21. I belong to an Honor Society
22. I was the NS Football Scholar Athlete
23. I took a college course - - - I was enrolled full time in college course, I graduated in January
24. I was the Female Scholar Athlete
25. I actively participated in a school club
26. I held a part time job during my senior year - - - I held a full time job - - - I own my own business
27. I enlisted in the military – At this time would anyone who served in the military please stand to be recognized
28. I painted the North Schuylkill Lunch Cart
29. I competed in Skills USA - - - I went to States in Skills USA
30. I won the South East Regional Championships in wrestling – Heavy weight – I also pinned Mr. Roseberry
31. I sang in the North Schuylkill chorus - - - I sang in County Chorus – I sang as part of the Select Ensemble
32. I scored 1000 points in basketball
33. I scored 1000 points in swimming
34. I had a 100 hits in softball
35. I had a 100 wins in wrestling
36. I worked in the Live Newscast
37. I was named Schuylkill League Scholar Athlete
38. I was named an All American Cheerleader
39. I played in the North Schuylkill Marching band
40. I won a gold medal at States in swimming setting a State record (and I pitch sometimes)
41. I created the Spartan Mafia - - - I joined Spartan Mafia
42. I won the Regional STEM competition
43. I will continue my athletic career at the college level
44. I plan on going to a 4 year college - - - two year trade school, enter the work force
45. I took an AP course at NS - - - I took 2, I took 3, I took 4, I took 5, I took 6, and I took 7

As you can see, the intricacies of this class clearly distinguishes them from every class that has come before them and every class who has yet to come. The odds of another class existing even closely resembling this one within the lifetime of the universe is indistinguishable from zero. Before your class melts and is absorbed into the world – We would like to thank you for all you have given to the North Schuylkill District and wish you the best of luck as you take all you have learned and accomplished into the world.

American Red Cross Swimming Lesson at North Schuylkill School District

May 28, 2019


North Schuylkill School District will offer American Red Cross Swimming Lessons beginning on Friday, June 21, 2019 and concluding on Friday, July 5, 2019. Ten one-half hour lessons will be held on the following dates: June 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28; July 1, 2, 3, and 5.

Registration will take place on Monday, June 10th and Thursday, June 13th from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the North Schuylkill Junior/Senior High School Auditorium/Gymnasium/Natatorium Entrance Lobby. 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.

Fall Sports Physical Schedule

May 15, 2019


Physicals for the 2019 fall sports season at North Schuylkill Jr/Sr High School will be conducted on Thursday, June 6th, beginning at 9 a.m. in the upper level of the High School.

The time schedule is as follows:

9:00 am Volleyball
9:15 a.m. Girls Cross Country
9:30 a.m. Boys Cross Country
9:45 a.m. Golf / JH Girls Basketball
10:00 a.m. JH Football Cheerleading
10:15 a.m. JV/Varsity Football Cheerleading
10:30 a.m. Girls Soccer
10:45 a.m. Boys Soccer
11:00 a.m. JH/JV/Var Football

** There is no charge for a sports physical

**Times are tentative. Athletes should not arrive prior to their scheduled time. Please allow for extra time, depending on number of athletes receiving physicals. The first official practice date is Monday, August 12th. Any participant who does not have a physical will not be allowed to participate. Physical packets will be available in the high school’s main office, and will also be available on the day of physicals. All athletes must have a parent/guardian’s signature before they can be seen by the physician.

For Sale

April 10, 2019


Safe 2 Say Something (S2SS) Parent Letter

January 25, 2019

Please take a moment to review the information

Wall of Fame Application

November 20, 2018

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.

Click Here for the Wall of Fame Application (PDF)

For Sale

October 1, 2018


North Schuylkill Newsletter

July 20, 2018


The North Schuylkill School District Newsletter is now available for public viewing. Please take a moment and check out what is going on at North Schuylkill

Click Here to view the newsletter online

North Schuylkill - Certified Authorized Testing Center

July 19, 2018



We are proud to announce that the North Schuylkill School District is now a Certified - Authorized - Testing Center.

We are now set up to administer the Auto Desk Certified User Exam and the Certified Professional Exam. Currently, the closest testing centers for this are in Williamsport, York, and Quakertown. The fact that the North Schuylkill School District is now a testing site is extremely exciting! This is not just a wonderful opportunity for our students within the district, but also for our community members. They are also provided the opportunity to use the NSSD as the site of their choice for testing.

Mr. Kelly Stone, a teacher within the North Schuylkill School District, is the certified instructor.

If interested, please contact Kelly Stone at the following email address: kstone@northschuylkill.net

North Schuylkill Tax Increase

June 26, 2018


“The $29,627,835 Final Budget of the North Schuylkill School District reflects an $832,218 or 2.9 percent, in-crease in estimated expenditures over the prior year budget and includes a 1.38-mill tax increase. The annual tax increase for the average home owner would be approximately $30. The increase is primarily a reflection of the years of underfunded mandates placed on the district by the state legislature, specifically, retirement, charter schools and special education.”

That’s what the press release stated from our June 20, 2018 meeting. However, people need to understand what schools are up against in meeting the bottom line.

If anyone believes that school board members want to raise taxes or have a cavalier attitude doing so really don’t have a clear understanding of the multitude of issues that school districts face. Do people truly believe that we want to pay more? We are taxpayers, too.

Folks are quick to say that we need to live within our budget. We do have a budget that provides a spending framework. Unfortunately, it is the mandates that we must find money to pay for while relying on our representatives to ensure that they fund what they hold us accountable to follow.

The talk of a budget in Harrisburg on time is welcome news; however, North Schuylkill’s increase from state sources is estimated at merely one percent, or only $89,724 more. While happy to have an increase, our contribution back to the state coffers for the pension plan has increased by 5.5 percent, or $202,000. We have not filled three positions, slashed the amount of allocation for supplies and are creating alternate learning environments to save money on out-of-district placements.

In the past few years, we have phased out double-digit positions, replaced full-time positions with part-time ones, changed how our health care plan operates and turned down some much-needed programs that we believe would be beneficial to save money. We are hopeful that the fair funding litigation gets cleared of all of legal hurdles in the appeal process and schools such as ours will have the same opportunities as all others in the state.

Charter school tuition and costs to educate students who choose not to attend North Schuylkill have also created a financial hardship. We know people say there is a reason that families make the choice to use a different approach; however, some families have never stepped into our district to see what we can offer. They simply didn’t like the place they previously attended and moved into the district and that bill gets shifted onto our district. This cost has risen by $144,000 or 18.24 percent, from the previous year. The state has allowed more than triple the amount of charter or cyber charter schools than originally allocated.

Property taxes are not a shared responsibility, but not for the reasons that you may think. We hear complaints that those renting don’t pay their fair share, but rest assured landlords aren’t going to pay that on their own and they pass it onto their tenants. One of the main concerns has been that some of our neighbors continue to allow their payments to go into arrears. A few million dollars is still owed to the district. If this was paid regularly we would not have to continue to increase taxes. That said, we encourage you to look on our website, www.northschuylkill.net, to see the lists of delinquents.

Lists of Delinquent Taxes

Delinquent Taxes for 2017
Delinquent Taxes for 2016
Delinquent Taxes for 2015

There is a buzz about property tax reform which, if a fiscally responsible plan would come along, we would support. It would make our volunteer “jobs” much easier and we could focus on what we all are here for, the kids. However, ask yourself some questions before jumping all in on this topic. What happened to the gas tax monies? Our roads are terrible, maybe the worst they have ever been. How about the casino money? PA’s casinos have broken revenue records; however, has the Homestead Act provided you with more money? Or the pension that was referenced earlier — our legislators allowed it to be unfunded for years and now have put the burden on local government to recoup the monies that they mishandled.

All of this on the backs of taxpayers. We will continue to try to be financial stewards of the tax dollars we collect and the allocations that we are provided; however, trying to provide a quality education with the dollars provided by our state versus the mandates that they expect you to fund is becoming more difficult.

North Schuylkill Board of Education:
Charles Hepler, President
Roy Green, Vice President
Mary Ann Woodward, Treasurer
Edward Balkewicz
Thomas Fletcher
Douglas Gressens
Suzanne O’Neill
Janine Sims
Glenn Weist

Dress Code Policy Update

April 27, 2018


These changes have now been approved by the school board which means that they are now in effect immediately. The changes are as follows:

1. Shirts can now have intersecting lines.

2. Pants, Shorts, skirts, and jumpers can now be worn in OLIVE GREEN in addition to navy, black, brown, gray, white, or khaki. Pants CANNOT have any lines one them. No flannel pants are allowed.

3. No garment of any kind is permitted with any holes. This would include sweaters and camisoles that sometimes have holes as a design.

4. Students can wear suits, blazers, sport coats, and ties.

5. No coats should be worn at any time in the building.

3 Hour Delay

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

Blackboard Connect Parent Portal

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.

Blackboard Connect Parent Portal Instructions

Blackboard Connect Parent Portal Login

District Newsletter - January 2018

January 19, 2018

Click here to view the North Schuylkill District Newsletter.  

2017-2018 NSE PBIS (Postive Behavior Intervention and Support) Plan

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.

PBIS-Parent Letter
Positive Behavior Support Plan Expectations Matrix

School Vaccination Requirements

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.

School Vaccination Requirements Flyer (PDF) 

Comprehensive Plan

April 12, 2017

The North Schuylkill School District has updated its Comprehensive Plan for 2018 - 2021 in order to meet the Pennsylvania’s Department of Education requirements.

Comprehensive Plan PDF

Pool Party Request Information

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 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.

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

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.

North Schuylkill to Start Sending Email Grading Alerts

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.

Opioid Letter to Parents

September, 28 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 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.

Dear Parents - Opiate Letter with Medication Lists (PDF)

Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol Hotline Poster (PDF)

Safeguard Medicine in Your Home (PDF)

Spartan Stadium Closed

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.

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.

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

Proud Partner
of the North Schuylkill School District

Ghosh Orthodontics

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 appropriate building for an appointment or for any questions regarding registration.

Elementary Registrations
Contact: Michele Dziczek
Phone: 570-874-0466 ext 3036
Email: mdziczek@northschuylkill.net 

High School Registrations
Contact: Lori Smith
Phone: 570-874-0466 ext 2110
Email: lsmith@northschuylkill.net