• 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

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

North Schuylkill High School Graduation Ceremony

June 5, 2018


Tonight's Graduation Ceremony will be live streamed on Youtube. The stream will start around 6:45 PM

American Red Cross Swimming Lessons at North Schuylkill School District

May 29, 2018


North Schuylkill School District will offer American Red Cross Swimming Lessons beginning on June 27, 2018 and concluding on July 11, 2018. Ten one-half hour lessons will be held on the following dates: June 27, 28, 29; July 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11.

Registration will take place on Monday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 13th from 5PM to 7PM at the North Schuylkill Junior/Senior High School Auditorium/Gymnasium/Nataorium Entrance Lobby. Cost is $50.00.

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

Physicals for the 2018 Fall Sports Season

May 29, 2018


Physicals for the 2018 fall sports season at North Schuylkill Jr/Sr High School will be conducted on Wednesday, June 6th, beginning at 9 a.m. at the High School.

The time schedule is as follows:

9:00 am - Volleyball
9:30 a.m. - Girls Cross Country
9:45 p.m. - Boys Cross Country
10:00 a.m. - Golf
10:15 a.m. - JH Football Cheerleading
10:30 a.m. - JV/Varsity Football Cheerleading
11:00 a.m. - JH Girls Basketball
11:30 a.m. - Girls Soccer
12:00 p.m. - Boys’ Soccer
12:30 p.m. - JH/JV/Var Football

** There will be a $10 fee for a physical. The fee must be paid before an athlete can receive a physical, no exceptions. Checks can be made payable to: North Schuylkill Athletics.

**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 13th. 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.

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.

2nd Annual Spartan Games

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.

2018 MakerSpace Summer Camps @ Schuylkill IU29

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 milee@iu29.org or call (570) 544-9131 x1227.

Flyer: Click Here

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

Arrests Made

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

Update on Social Media Threats

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

Statement on Social Media Threats

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.

Thank you,
-Dr. Robert Ackell, Superintendent 


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

Wall of Fame Application

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.

Click Here for the Wall of Fame Application (PDF)

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 - 20121 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

Schuylkill Achieve - After School Program

After School

Senate Bill 76 - Tax Calculator

SB 76 Logo

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