• Susquehanna University Honors Band Festival

    Susquehanna University Honors Band Festival

    North Schuylkill was represented by 4 students at The 25th Annual Susquehanna University Honors Band Festival, held February 17-19. This is a unique event developed for the purpose of recognizing the achievements of exceptional high school musicians.

  • Fall Festival

    Fall Festival

    Kindergarten students enjoyed a fun filled day at their Fall Festival on October 6th. The day would not have been possible without parent volunteers and support from local businesses and individuals.

  • NSE Carnival

    NSE Carnival

    North Schuylkill Elementary students try their luck at dunking their teachers during the annual carnival put together by the NSE PTO.

  • NS sends 8 Track and Field athletes to States!

    NS sends 8 Track and Field athletes to States!

    North Schuylkill Track and Field athletes and coaches as they get ready to leave for Shippensburg!

  • Mobile Ag Science Lab visits NSE!

    Mobile Ag Science Lab visits NSE!

    Inside the trailer, the instructor is able to teach student various lessons throughout the week. There are plenty of work stations where students have room to work as groups, and conduct experiments

  • NSHS inducts new members into National Honor Society

    NSHS inducts new members into National Honor Society

    Congratulations to the newest members of North Schuylkill's National Honor Society.

  • 2016 Schuylkill County Female Scholar Athlete Banquet

    2016 Schuylkill County Female Scholar Athlete Banquet

    Abbey Peleschak, North Schuylkill's 2016 Female Scholar Athlete, is pictured with our six freshman athletes that attended the banquet.

  • NS hosts annual Spring Blood Drive

    NS hosts annual Spring Blood Drive

    Mr. Cuthie and his hard-working student volunteers during the annual Spring Blood Drive.

  • NSHS Diversity club visits NSE

    NSHS Diversity club visits NSE

    The sign on the front of the Diversity Club's "Apology Box", encouraging students to express themselves sincerely to a fellow student or staff member.

  • Wal Mart drivers bring

    Wal Mart drivers bring "Committed to Safety" program to NS

    Wal Mart drivers Gene Bartlett (left) and Morris Deisenroth talking to students about being safe while sharing the road with tractor trailers.

  • NS Band Visits Disney!

    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

    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!

    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

    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

    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!

  • Lowe’s supplied materials and labor to help our NS Junior Senior High School

    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 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!

    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

    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.

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

American Red Cross Swimming Lesson at North Schuylkill School District

May 24, 2017

North Schuylkill School District will offer American Red Cross Swimming Lessons beginning on June 26, 2017 and concluding on July 7, 2017. Eight one-half hour lessons will be held on the following dates: June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 , July 3, 5 and 7.

Registration will take place on Tuesday, June 13th and Thursday, June 15th from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the North Schuylkill Natatorium. 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 1, 2017

Physicals for the 2017 fall sports season at North Schuylkill Jr/Sr High School will be conducted on Monday, June 5th, 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 14th. 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, beginning on May 8th, 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.

7th and 8th Grade Trip To Knoebels

April 24, 2017

7th and 8th grade students who have exhibited consistent positive behavior and taken all final exams are eligible for a trip to Knoebel's Amusement Park on May 31st.

More details about the trip are listed on the top portion of the permission slip, which is posted here.

Permission forms must be turned in by May 12th. If your child is eligible for free or reduced lunch, and needs a bagged lunch from the cafeteria, please let us know.

Parent/Guardian Letter for Knoebels Trip (PDF)

Student Field Trip Permission Form for Knoebels Trip (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

2017 Calendar Adjustments

March 23, 2017

The North Schuylkill School District would like to inform you of schedule changes necessitated by our winter weather cancellations.

  • ●  For the remainder of the year all school days will be full school days.
  • ●  Data Delays will be cancelled for the months of April and May.
  • ●  Graduation will be held on the original May 31st date.
  • ●  In order to make up the required instructional hours, the school day will be extended by 30 minutes on both Monday May 1 and Monday May 8. High School dismissal will be 3PM, Elementary dismissal will be 3:45PM.
  • ●  Good Friday April 14 and Memorial Day Monday May 29 will remain no school days.
  • PDF Version: 2017 Calendar Adjustment

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.

NEPA Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

January 23, 2017

NEPA Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program Flyer

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

Senate Bill 76

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