It is with great honor that I welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year!
I hope this summer break gave you ample time to rest and enjoy time with family and friends. Reflecting on this past year, we saw many successes and accomplishments for our schools and our community. We should be proud of these successes, but also understand that building upon them will be our starting point for the upcoming school year. We still have very important work to do in many key areas, and I look forward to the new school year for this reason.
As we look forward to welcoming over 2,000 students to our schools, we anticipate this being one of the most exciting school years in North Schuylkill. It will certainly be one filled with innovation, collaboration and learning.
As part of the Spartan Nation, we enjoy a wonderfully supportive school community. However we know that much of our success rests on the shoulders of our dedicated and talented staff. Thank you for your professionalism and commitment.
"Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the reasons that we have so little that becomes great. We don't have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don't have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, precisely because it is easy to settle for a good life. The vast majority of companies never become great precisely because they become quite good. - and that is their main problem." -Jim Collins
As Superintendent of North Schuylkill School District, I am not willing to accept the status of being only a good School District. I expect to be a great School District! We have an extremely dedicated staff working to ensure that this happens on a daily basis. It continues to be our mission as educators to graduate students who have a passion for learning and are empowered to be self-sufficient and successful.
The contents of this website are designed to provide you with critical information about the District and the coming school year, yet it may not answer all your questions. We welcome your questions and your input as members of the Spartan community. If I personally can be of help, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am available to you at (570) 874-0466 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
With High Expectations,
Robert J. Ackell, Ed.D.