• 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

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

Spring Sports Physicals

February 8, 2016

North Schuylkill Jr./Sr. High School will be conducting Spring Sports physicals on Monday, February 22nd, at 9 a.m.

Any student interested in trying out for Baseball, Softball, or Track and Field, and has not had a physical for a Fall or Winter sport, must get their physical at this time. Anyone getting a physical that day must have the forms signed by a parent/guardian before being seen by the doctor.

There is a $10 fee for the physical. Students who have already had a physical for a previous sport must still sign up that day for the sport of their choice.

Snow Make Up Days

January 27, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016 will be made up on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 will be made up on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Guest Teacher Program

November 17, 2015

North Schuylkill will host a Guest Teacher training in an effort to increase our number of qualified substitute teachers.

Intermediate Unit 29 will be conducting a 2 day Guest Teacher training at North Schuylkill on Dec. 3rd and Dec. 7th. The training will be held at the High School's Large Group Instruction Room (LGI) from 8:30AM until 2:00PM.

Anyone with a Bachelor's degree (any concentration) is eligible to participate in the Guest Teacher program.

Please visit the IU29 website to register and receive more details about the training.


School Performance Profile Score

November 4, 2015

The NS Jr./Sr. High School set a very aggressive goal last year to hit an 80 on our SPP score. This is our School Performance Profile Score from the state.

We worked very hard as a district to try to reach this goal. Our score last year was 71.5 which ranked us in the middle of the schools in our county.

The State released the scores earlier today. Due to increased rigor and higher expectations most schools were projected to decrease – and many did in fact go down. After all our hard work and focus we were hoping to increase our score knowing it would be very difficult to hit 80.

We were also looking to improve our ranking among county schools.

It is with great excitement that we announce we not only achieved our goal, but we surpassed it - scoring an 82.9.

Additionally, we are now the top ranked academic school in our county. We are number 1. Congratulations Spartans!

Let's continue to 212 it this year! If you would like to look state wide SPP scores link below:


Robert J. Ackell, ED.D., Superintendent

IU29 Guest Teacher Program

October 8, 2015

Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree but no teaching certificate?

Are you interested in substitute teaching in Schuylkill County schools? We have a training program for you and the schools need your help!

The Guest Teacher Program is organized by Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 Curriculum Department.  The program prepares you to replace classroom teachers during their absence. You must have a Bachelor’s Degree and no PA teaching certificate. This program is not intended for teachers who have a lapsed or inactive PA certificate.

The purpose of the training is to explain the program, provide information, meet with Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 administrators and school district administrators, obtain feedback from prior guest teachers, and respond to your questions.  The procedure for applying for emergency certification will be fully explained and Curriculum Department staff will assist you with completion of the required paperwork.  During these training sessions, you will learn about professionalism, lesson planning, behavior/classroom management, special education, and techniques to deal with today's students.

Upon successful completion of the two full-day training sessions, completion of required paperwork, and approval from the PA Department of Education, you will be qualified to work as a substitute in any subject area for the current academic school year in any of the county’s public schools.

If this interests you or someone you know please visit www.iu29.org to learn more about the Guest Teacher Program and see available training dates. Once on the site select Human Resources/Guest Teacher Program.

The participating school entities in Schuylkill County appreciate your interest and willingness to become involved in the education of children and look forward to seeing you in their classrooms!

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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!

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