• 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!

  • North Schuylkill Class of 2015

    The North Schuylkill School District would like to congratulate the Class of 2015! We wish you every success with your future endeavours.

  • 2015 NSE Carnival Day

    The North Schuylkill PTO and Elementary staff put together another great Carnival Day for the students. The ever-popular dunk tank, which featured several different members of the NS staff throughout the day!

  • NS Baseball Team Fundraiser

    Great job! The North Schuylkill Baseball Team helped raise $550.00 for the Ronald McDonald House!

  • 2015 PA State Lions Band

    Students from North Schuylkill School District represented the HS Band by participating in this year's PA State Lions Band. Keep up the great work!

  • 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.

  • Crazy For You

    Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of "Crazy For You" for another great performance this year! The production has been nominated for 16 of the 20 categories for the 2015 Majestic Awards!

  • 2015 National Honor Society Inductees

    Congratulations to this year's inductees!

  • North Schuylkill's 2015 Female Scholar Athlete: Carly Gregas

    Pictured (l to r): Karly Hillbish, Brook Antalosky, Averi Jordan, Carly Gregas, Rachel Green, Kira Marlow, and Sara Manbeck.

  • Bloomsburg HS Softball team helps NS honor Coach Ennis

    The Lady Spartan Softball team pictured with the Bloomsburg Area HS team after Saturday's game. Bloomsburg raised over $400 and had a moment of silence in honor of our Coach, Bill Ennis, as he battles cancer.

  • 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.

  • Guest Reader Series

    Lady Spartan senior, Nina Marone, pictured with a class of NSE students before she reads a book to them during the new "guest reader" series.

  • 2015 Soccer Scholar-Athlete

    2015 Soccer Scholar-Athlete

    Congratulations to Jordyn Henderson and Cullen Dixon, who were honored at Saturday's SCYSA Scholar-Athlete banquet.

  • Two Members of NS Debate Team advance to Nationals!

    Two Members of NS Debate Team advance to Nationals!

    Congratulations to Julia Sendatch and Destinee Bebout on finishing 2nd place in the qualifier for the Grand National NCFL Forensics and Debate Tournament. Good luck at Nationals in Fort Lauderdale!!

  • 2015 Republican and Herald Spelling Bee

    2015 Republican and Herald Spelling Bee

    North Schuylkill participants in the 2015 Republican and Herald Spelling Bee. Pictured (L to R): Emily Schrag, Gary Davis, Jade Clews, Devina Singh, Makenna Snyder, and Tony Reilly

  • Mega Moody Math Challenge

    Mega Moody Math Challenge

    Good luck to the North Schuylkill Seniors who entered the 2015 Mega Moody Math Challenge!

  • Read Across America

    Read Across America

    Students in Miss Smith's Transitional Kindergarten class had a "Seusstastic" day with students from Bloomsburg University!

  • Schuylkill County Chorus

    Schuylkill County Chorus - 2015 Ensemble

    Congratulations to the North Schuylkill Chorus members who auditioned and were selected for the 2015 Ensemble

  • Lady Spartans - Schuylkill League Champs

    Lady Spartans win Schuylkill League Championship

    Congratulations to the Lady Spartans and their coaches for winning the Schuylkill League Championship

  • Bobby Grigas

    Bobby Grigas named "Player of the Year" by the News-Item

    Bobby Grigas receives a plaque from News-Item sportswriter Chuck Souders. Grigas received the award for being selected as the News Item's 2014 High School Football Player of the Year.

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

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. 

NSE - Meet The Teacher Night

August 13, 2015

Join us on Wednesday, August 26th 5pm-7pm (Grades K-3) and Thursday, August 27th (Grade 4-6) for Meet the Teacher Night at the North Schuylkill Elementary!

Click here for additional information!

Open House at Cardinal Brennan

July 28, 2015

On Saturday, September 5th, the North Schuylkill School District will be conducting an Open House of the former Cardinal Brennan campus. Residents of the North Schuylkill Community and Alumni of Cardinal Brennan are encouraged to visit the campus and tour the buildings that day from 12 to 2 pm.

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!

Apply Now: https://www.source4teachers.com/

2015-2016 NSE Student Registration

July 1, 2015

If you need to register a student for the 2015-2016 school year, please call the school office at 570-874-3661 to schedule an appointment. The following documentation is required to register your child(ren): completed registration forms, proof of child’s age, immunization record, three proofs of residency within the NS School District, name and phone number of previous school attended (if applicable).

2015 Kindergarten Graduation Class Photos

June 4, 2015

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Kindergarten Graduation class photos arrived after the students left for summer vacation.  If you ordered a Graduation picture package, please stop at the Elementary office to pick up your child's copy of their class photo.  The Elementary office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM until 2:30 PM.

Please remember this only applies if you purchased a package of photos.    

Important Information - Concern

April 22, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian,

               The North Schuylkill School District has been made aware of a situation regarding an allegation of concern involving an employee and a student.  Immediate action was taken by the school board and administration to ensure the safety of our students.  All information pertaining to this allegation has been forwarded to Law Enforcement and is currently under investigation.

            This has truly been a trying time for our school community.  Counseling services are in place to provide the support and reassurance that our students need to feel safe and secure within the school environment.  If you feel your child needs additional services, or if you have questions and concerns regarding this please call (570) 874-0466 ext. 1100.

Thank You,
Dr. Robert Ackell

Updated Clearances Are Required For All Employees

January 27, 2015

In December 2014, the Child Protective Services Law, Act 435, was amended by the State requiring ALL school district employees to have current clearances.

All school employees, including coaches and extra-curricular employees, are required under Act 435 to provide new clearances every three years.  Current employees with clearances older than 3 years as of December 31, 2014 must obtain and provide new ones to the Office of Human Resources within one year of December 31, 2014 (i.e. no later than December 31, 2015). 

What clearances are required?
For all Employees of Schools:

Act 34 of 1985 – PA Criminal History Record Check
Act 151 of 1994 – PA Child Abuse History Clearance
Act 114 - FBI Criminal History Report

Additional information can be found on the North Schuylkill Employment Page.

Current clearances that are less than 3 years old will expire at the 3-year anniversary, and those employees will need to obtain them before that anniversary, even if that means earlier than December 31, 2015.  As is true with the clearances obtained at the inception of employment, these clearances must be obtained and paid for by the employee. 

Clearances must be provided to the District Office within the required time frame.  Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action and can be grounds for termination of employment. 

If you are unsure if your clearances are older than 3 years, please send an email request to mcraig@northschuylkill.net

2015 Principal Graduation Poem

PDF Version

Your day has come after working and persisting for what now seems like twelve fleetingly short years.

Only yesterday your parents helped you up those three large steps watching you pull away with tears,

Handing their pride and joy to North Schuylkill’s teachers, staff and administration to prepare them for success,

Knowing they will share the same experiences and education that so many of you received and expect no less.

Seated at their desks, they took ownership in their actions and inactions, victories and failures, ups and downs.

Your role ever changing from nurturer, provider, role model and mentor to finally admirer as they sit before us in gowns.

Hundreds of thousands of seniors will gather in arenas, auditoriums and on fields to be recognized and hear praise.

We believe those seated before us are as unique as the inextinguishable fires that burn so close, and they too will forever blaze.

It was just one day short of a year ago that many of you gathered on the mountain behind me and painted your year,

Paying homage to the traditions of those that came before you and clearing a path for those that come after for which to steer.

So many accomplishments and accolades bestowed on the talented young women and men seated before us.

It would be impossible to do justice to them all, so let me briefly encapsulate a few for all of us to discuss.

To starring in a hit school musical, Crazy for You, to winning Schuylkill League titles, to writing and publishing a book

To raking leaves for the community, to giving precious blood, to painting on windows, to raising money, to becoming the cook,

To setting the record, to scoring 770, to being named a good citizen, to producing the Newscast, and to playing a perfect tune,

To moving desks from room to room, to volunteering to be a friend forever, to decorating for Prom and filling balloons,

To leading clubs, to leading our student council, to leading NHS, to leading our Presidents and to being leaders for our school,

To joining the Red Sea, to participating in so many things, to being willing to follow, to enduring years with no pool,

And finally it was Sir Edmund Hillary that taught us that no matter how large the obstacle we encounter might be,

Each of us has the unique, innate ability to grow as much as desired - to return climbing to the top and finding that golden key.

Take with you all you have learned from family, from school, from community and from all those books you have read.

Each has altered and changed you, thus allowing you to become whatever you each choose to picture inside your head.

As a father so wisely said over and over to his daughter with his words cutting deep as if spoken with a knife,

You cannot have everything that you want in life young lady, but you can have anything you want in life.

So don’t go softly into the night accepting your fate - go boldly and purposefully to the place that you most desire.

If I learned anything since my arrival it is that the most precious stones are black diamonds, beautiful in nature and what fuels your FIRE!

Ken O. Roseberry 2015

Upcoming Events

August 27, 2015
Event: 7th Grade Orientation/9th Grade Visit
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: NS High School

August 26, 2015
Event: Meet the Teacher - K - 3rd Grade
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: NS Elementary

August 27, 2015
Event: Meet the Teacher - 4th - 6th Grade
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: NS Elementary

August 31, 2015
Event: First Day of School

September 3, 2015
Event: Meet the Spartans
Location: Spartan Stadium

September 4, 2015
Event: Varsity Football
Location: Tamaqua Stadium
Time: 7:00 pm

September 5, 2015
Event: Cardinal Brennan Open House
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Cardinal Brennan Campus