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It is with Spartan Pride that I welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year! I hope the summer break gave you ample time to rest and enjoy time with family and friends.

I came across an idea that really had a big impact on me. When I think about it and what we are doing at North Schuylkill, along with the goals we are trying to accomplish, I get excited. I’m confident it will be something we will all find helpful and enjoy. It’s called, “Cross The Line.” It is about commitment and making good things happen.

I want you to think about something simple and something very real as we head into the new school year. Something that is all about making good things happen in the North Schuylkill School District. You see, with everything…there is a line…and a choice.

“Cross The Line” is a message by Sam Parker, the author of two bestselling books – Smile and Move and 212° The Extra Degree. With everything, there is a line. On one side of the line is a greater chance to make good things happen. On the other side, there’s less of a chance. And with each line, you have a choice.

You want to cross the line or you don’t. You want that better chance at making great things happen or you settle with the lesser chance. It is your choice.

Starting the first day of school, let’s all start thinking how we can “Cross The Line” in more areas at North Schuylkill. Remember, we’re all responsible for ourselves and our results…regardless of the challenges we face…regardless of the obstacles we will run into from time to time.

Let those lines you cross as you come into the buildings or step into the classrooms help you remember to commit to making great things happen for yourself and the North Schuylkill School District. I’m counting on you; let’s count on each other with this. It is time to get to work, time to make great things happen for ourselves and the Spartan Community. We will “Cross The Line” and commit to going beyond mediocrity in everything we do!

I encourage everyone to stay connected with the school as we know that your involvement has a positive impact on student learning and social well-being. Follow us on Facebook @NorthSchuylkillSD and Twitter @NorthSchuylkill. The contents of the website are designed to provide you with information about the District and the coming school year, yet it may not answer all of your questions. We welcome your questions and your input as members of the Spartan Community. If I can personally be of help, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am available to you at (570) 874-0466 or by emailing rackell@northschuylkill.net

Dr. Robert Ackell, Superintendent of Schools



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Robert J. Ackell, Ed.D., Superintendent

Phone: 570-874-0466 ext. 1100
Email: rackell@northschuylkill.net

Merri Lynn Craig - Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Phone: 570-874-0466 ext. 1100
Email: mcraig@northschuylkill.net