NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • COUNCIL ROCK MAKES IT A "DAY ON" IN HONOR OF MLK

    For the 13th year in a row, Council Rock School District celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday with an expansive CR CARES initiative...

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  • PROPOSED DRAFT CALENDARS FOR 2019-2020 & 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEARS

    The attached Proposed DRAFT calendars for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years were reviewed and discussed at the January 17 meeting of the Board of School Directors.

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  • COUNCIL ROCK BOARD SEAT OPEN: APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

    At the December 20, 2018 meeting of the Board of School Directors, Mr. Jerold Grupp (Region #5- Northampton Township, Districts #9, #14, and #16) submitted his letter of resignation, with the intent to officially resign on January 6, 2019. As such, applications are being accepted to fill the pending vacancy...

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  • SAFE2SAY SOMETHING SAFETY PROGRAM MESSAGE FROM DR. FRASER

    As a school community, the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff continue to be our foremost priority. With direction and support from the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Council Rock School District will begin implementing the Safe2Say Something (S2SS) program...

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  • INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTIFICATIONS AND PROCEDURES

    With the winter season upon us, please take a moment to review Council Rock School District's inclement weather notification methods and procedures...

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  • CR SOUTH YEARBOOK TAKES FIRST PLACE F0R 2017-2018 TALON PUBLICATION

    For the 5th time in the last 6 years, the 2017-18 South Yearbook, The Talon, won a "First Place" award in the annual American Scholastic Press Association contest...

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  • DON'T MISS CR NORTH'S "CELEBRATING FAMILY, A BROADWAY CABARET" JAN. 24-26

    Join Council Rock North's Sock 'n' Buskin in their winter production of Celebrating Family: A Broadway Cabaret...

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  • CR DELIVERS GIFTS OF JOY AND MORE AT FRIENDS HOME AND VILLAGE HOLIDAY SUPPER FOR RESIDENTS

    Friends Home and Village in the heart of Newtown was buzzing with special holiday activity on Tuesday, December 18th. This year's Holiday Supper for Residents was made extra special thanks to the support of Council Rock students, staff, and PTO members. With Council Rock's year-long, districtwide theme being intergenerational connections...

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  • COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH HOLIDAY HELPERS

    Council Rock South student that make up both SEB and Student Council, started a new program this year called “holiday helpers” raising money to donate to others. The Council Rock South SEB had the opportunity to hand deliver a variety of school supplies to students and teachers at the Bache Martin Elementary school in Philadelphia...

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  • COUNCIL ROCK NORTH STUDENTS HONOR VETS WITH HOLIDAY WREATH PROJECT

    This year, the Veterans Service Club invited the Men's Lacrosse team and Ro Kappa (Social Studies Honor Society) to join in the efforts. The goal of this project is to remember the sacrifices that many have made to this country by placing a wreath..

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  • COUNCIL ROCK NORTH SPEECH & DEBATE TEAM COMPETES AT PRINCETON CLASSIC

    The Council Rock High School North Speech and Debate Team competed at The Princeton Classic from November 30 through December 2, 2018. Students competed in various speech events including Duo, Extemp, Poetry & Prose, and Drama...

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  • DECEMBER 4 BOARD REORGANIZATION

    The Council Rock Board of School Directors met on Tuesday, December 4 for their annual Reorganization Meeting. The following Board leadership positions and Committee Chair roles were officially approved for a one-year term, per the voting session...

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  • CR HIGH SCHOOLS IN TOP 25 OF NICHE, 5O HIGH SCHOOLS WITH BEST TEACHERS LIST

    Placing at #11 and #22 respectively, Council Rock High School North and Council Rock High School South excel in the top 25 of Niche's 50 PA High Schools with Best Teachers list. The list is developed using student and parent ratings, academic standings, teacher experience, and student-teacher ratios...

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  • COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH VOCAL ENSEMBLE PERFORMS FOR WHITE HOUSE

    On Thursday, December 20th, the South Vocal Ensemble from CRHS South performed for over two hours at the White House for staff members, their families, and invited guests, who all had the opportunity to Tour the White House and hear our students perform holiday music...

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  • CR SOUTH ORCHESTRA PERFORMS AT WHITE HOUSE

    The Council Rock South Orchestra enjoyed a wonderful day at the White House on Wednesday, December, 19. Our student musicians performed beautifully and represented their school and community with distinction. In addition to entertaining White House staff and their families...

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  • CR APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

    On November 29, 2018, the Council Rock Board of School Directors approved the appointment of Mr. Bill Stone as Director of Business Administration, effective January 28, 2019. With this approval, Mr. Stone is scheduled to assume the responsibilities of current Director of Business Administration, Mr. Robert Reinhart, who will officially retire on March 14, 2019...

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  • COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR FBLA NATIONAL COMPETITION

    Two Council Rock South students, Andrew Belder and Mitchell Gribman, qualified for the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) national competition. Andrew and Mitchell competed in a virtual personal finance and investing simulation against students from across the country...

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  • COUNCIL ROCK NORTH STUDENT PERFORMS WITH BEST OF THE BEST AT "ANHE"

    During the 2017-18 school year, Madeline Wray from Council Rock High School North practiced with dedication to gain a chair in her district, region, and state music honor ensembles. And now, Madeline joined the “best of the best” at the National Association for Music Education’s 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) from November 25-28, 2018, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL...

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  • MAKE-UP DAY - MAY 21, 2019

    Please be advised that May 21, 2019 will be the make-up day for all students and staff for last week's inclement weather closing. This date was published as a make-up day on the school calendar.

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  • NOVEMBER 15 BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD AT NEWTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL, TELEVISED AS NORMAL & YOUTUBE ACCESS

    Council Rock community members are advised that the November 15 meeting of the Board of School Directors will be held at Newtown Middle School. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 PM in the NMS Auditorium...

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  • PASSING OF FORMER CR STAFF MEMBER, DOLORES MCCRACKEN

    It is with deep sadness that I send this communication regarding the sudden passing of former Council Rock staff member, Ms. Dolores McCracken. Dolores passionately served our district from 1992 to 2011 in various support staff roles and through her leadership as President of ESP (Education Support Professional Association). She continued to serve Council Rock, and school districts throughout the state, in recent years as the PSEA (Pennsylvania State Education Association) President...

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  • FAMOUS AUTHOR, TODD PARR, VISITS CR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

    Churchville students and staff from kindergarten to third grade had a blast with Todd Parr on Friday, October 26th. Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 40 books for children, including the New York Times bestselling The I Love You Book, The Earth Book, and The Thankful Book...

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  • HIGH SCHOOL DIVERSITY TEAMS HONORED BY THE PEACE CENTER

    The Peace Center recognized our teacher-led Diversity Teams from both Council Rock North and Council Rock South High Schools at their recent gala on October 14. The Teams received certificates for their outstanding work...

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  • DISTRICT TO INCORPORATE 3-HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE OPTION ON SNOW DAYS

    Beginning this year, CR will incorporate a 3-hour delay schedule into its inclement weather options. The district has traditionally utilized a 2-hour delay on mornings that present a need for extra time due to weather conditions...

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  • KEYSTONE EXAMS OFF TABLE FOR NOW AS GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

    The Pennsylvania General Assembly has passed SB1095, essentially eliminating Keystone Exams as a mandatory graduation requirement for now. Once signed into law by Governor Wolf, the bill will allow school districts flexibility for students who do not pass all three Keystone exams. In brief, there will be several ways for a student to meet his/her graduation requirement. Options include the following...

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  • CR SOUTH MARCHING BAND TAKES 1ST PLACE AT STATE CHAMPS

    Congratulations to the Marching Band State Champions of Council Rock South! On Saturday, October 27th the Council Rock South Marching Band won first place at the 2018 US Bands Group IV-A Pennsylvania State Championships!

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