• 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!

  • North Schuylkill Class of 2015

    The North Schuylkill School District would like to congratulate the Class of 2015! We wish you every success with your future endeavours.

  • 2015 NSE Carnival Day

    The North Schuylkill PTO and Elementary staff put together another great Carnival Day for the students. The ever-popular dunk tank, which featured several different members of the NS staff throughout the day!

  • NS Baseball Team Fundraiser

    Great job! The North Schuylkill Baseball Team helped raise $550.00 for the Ronald McDonald House!

  • 2015 PA State Lions Band

    Students from North Schuylkill School District represented the HS Band by participating in this year's PA State Lions Band. Keep up the great work!

  • 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.

  • Crazy For You

    Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of "Crazy For You" for another great performance this year! The production has been nominated for 16 of the 20 categories for the 2015 Majestic Awards!

  • 2015 National Honor Society Inductees

    Congratulations to this year's inductees!

  • North Schuylkill's 2015 Female Scholar Athlete: Carly Gregas

    Pictured (l to r): Karly Hillbish, Brook Antalosky, Averi Jordan, Carly Gregas, Rachel Green, Kira Marlow, and Sara Manbeck.

  • Bloomsburg HS Softball team helps NS honor Coach Ennis

    The Lady Spartan Softball team pictured with the Bloomsburg Area HS team after Saturday's game. Bloomsburg raised over $400 and had a moment of silence in honor of our Coach, Bill Ennis, as he battles cancer.

  • 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.

  • Guest Reader Series

    Lady Spartan senior, Nina Marone, pictured with a class of NSE students before she reads a book to them during the new "guest reader" series.

  • 2015 Soccer Scholar-Athlete

    2015 Soccer Scholar-Athlete

    Congratulations to Jordyn Henderson and Cullen Dixon, who were honored at Saturday's SCYSA Scholar-Athlete banquet.

  • Two Members of NS Debate Team advance to Nationals!

    Two Members of NS Debate Team advance to Nationals!

    Congratulations to Julia Sendatch and Destinee Bebout on finishing 2nd place in the qualifier for the Grand National NCFL Forensics and Debate Tournament. Good luck at Nationals in Fort Lauderdale!!

  • 2015 Republican and Herald Spelling Bee

    2015 Republican and Herald Spelling Bee

    North Schuylkill participants in the 2015 Republican and Herald Spelling Bee. Pictured (L to R): Emily Schrag, Gary Davis, Jade Clews, Devina Singh, Makenna Snyder, and Tony Reilly

  • Mega Moody Math Challenge

    Mega Moody Math Challenge

    Good luck to the North Schuylkill Seniors who entered the 2015 Mega Moody Math Challenge!

  • Read Across America

    Read Across America

    Students in Miss Smith's Transitional Kindergarten class had a "Seusstastic" day with students from Bloomsburg University!

  • Schuylkill County Chorus

    Schuylkill County Chorus - 2015 Ensemble

    Congratulations to the North Schuylkill Chorus members who auditioned and were selected for the 2015 Ensemble

  • Lady Spartans - Schuylkill League Champs

    Lady Spartans win Schuylkill League Championship

    Congratulations to the Lady Spartans and their coaches for winning the Schuylkill League Championship

  • Bobby Grigas

    Bobby Grigas named "Player of the Year" by the News-Item

    Bobby Grigas receives a plaque from News-Item sportswriter Chuck Souders. Grigas received the award for being selected as the News Item's 2014 High School Football Player of the Year.

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

Source4Teachers Hiring Event

September 25, 2015

Source4Teachers is contracted by North Schuylkill School District to provide us with substitute teachers when staff members are absent.  They have been actively recruiting new substitutes in this geographic area to specifically support the following School Districts in Schuylkill County:

Blue Mountain School District
Mahanoy Area School District
Minersville Area School District
North Schuylkill School District
Pottsville Area School District
St. Clair Area School District
Schuylkill Haven Area School District
Schuylkill Intermediate Unit
Schuylkill Technology Center

Source4Teachers (S4T) will be conducting/hosting a "Hiring Event" in the District Office at Schuylkill Haven School District on the following date and time:

September 28, 2015  3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Schuylkill Haven School District Office
501 East Main Street
 Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

If you, or anyone you know, is a PA Certified Teacher or someone with a Bachelor’s Degree who wants to be considered for Substitute Teaching assignments in Schuylkill County, please inform them of this "Hiring Event."   No prior registration is necessary.  Interested candidates merely need to show up anytime during the scheduled times.
In the meantime any interested candidates can contact Source4Teachers at www.Source4Teachers.com or one of their Recruiters, Laura Klym at Office # 570.323.8561 ext. 1084 or Tara Kuster at 877.983.2244 ext. 3320.

Child Abuse History Certification (Clearance) Applications

August 18, 2015

This message is being sent to provide you with information related to applying for your Child Abuse History Certification (Clearance) for volunteer and non-volunteer purposes.  Please note that the term “clearance” has been changed in the law to “certification”, so that these two terms have the same meaning for the purposes of this email. 

Individuals applying for their Child Abuse History Certification can apply, and if applicable, pay online at www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis.  Applying for your Child Abuse History Certification online expedites the application process and provides the applicant with their results electronically.  The Department of Human Services (DHS) strongly encourages applicants to apply for their Child Abuse History Certification electronically as this streamlines the process and makes it more efficient for the applicants.

For applicants who prefer to apply for their Child Abuse History Certification by paper, DHS will continue to accept paper applications. Please know that submitting a paper application takes additional time to process. 

For individuals applying for their Child Abuse History Certification for non-volunteer purposes, the fee has been reduced to $8.  DHS will be issuing refunds for overpayment of fees for those applications that were submitted after July 25, 2015.  For applications submitted with an overpayment prior to July 25, 2015, no refund will be issued. 

For individuals applying for their Child Abuse History Certification for volunteer purposes,  the fee has been waived and no payment is required.  For those applicants submitting payment with an application for volunteer purposes, the application will be processed and the payment will be returned. 

NS Partners With Source4Teachers

July 6, 2015



The North Schuylkill School District has partnered with Source4Teachers to manage its substitute teacher program.

With the vision of enhancing the educational experience for students, Source4Teachers recruits, hires, trains, places and manages talented substitute personnel. Additionally, the company offers benefits including health insurance and a 401k. Whether you’re interested in working one day a week or five, Source4Teachers offer a variety of positions to match your availability and interests.

Apply now to join the Source4Teachers team – Source4Teachers will give you the training and guidance you need to succeed!

Apply Now: https://www.source4teachers.com/

Important Information - Concern

April 22, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian,

               The North Schuylkill School District has been made aware of a situation regarding an allegation of concern involving an employee and a student.  Immediate action was taken by the school board and administration to ensure the safety of our students.  All information pertaining to this allegation has been forwarded to Law Enforcement and is currently under investigation.

            This has truly been a trying time for our school community.  Counseling services are in place to provide the support and reassurance that our students need to feel safe and secure within the school environment.  If you feel your child needs additional services, or if you have questions and concerns regarding this please call (570) 874-0466 ext. 1100.

Thank You,
Dr. Robert Ackell

Updated Clearances Are Required For All Employees

January 27, 2015

In December 2014, the Child Protective Services Law, Act 435, was amended by the State requiring ALL school district employees to have current clearances.

All school employees, including coaches and extra-curricular employees, are required under Act 435 to provide new clearances every three years.  Current employees with clearances older than 3 years as of December 31, 2014 must obtain and provide new ones to the Office of Human Resources within one year of December 31, 2014 (i.e. no later than December 31, 2015). 

What clearances are required?
For all Employees of Schools:

Act 34 of 1985 – PA Criminal History Record Check
Act 151 of 1994 – PA Child Abuse History Clearance
Act 114 - FBI Criminal History Report

Additional information can be found on the North Schuylkill Employment Page.

Current clearances that are less than 3 years old will expire at the 3-year anniversary, and those employees will need to obtain them before that anniversary, even if that means earlier than December 31, 2015.  As is true with the clearances obtained at the inception of employment, these clearances must be obtained and paid for by the employee. 

Clearances must be provided to the District Office within the required time frame.  Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action and can be grounds for termination of employment. 

If you are unsure if your clearances are older than 3 years, please send an email request to mcraig@northschuylkill.net

Upcoming Events

September 30, 2015
Event: Technology Assistance with CSIU and MySchoolbucks
Location: High School LGI
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm