Council Rock North Update

September 16th, 2023

National Merit Semifinalists

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Congratulations to our eleven National Merit Semifinalists. Over 1.3 million students entered the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program and these students scored in the top 16,000. Over 95% of the Semifinalists will be named Finalists.

Council Rock High School North is extremely proud of these students and their accomplishments.

PIAA District 1 Sportsmanship Award

For the second year in a row, North was recognized for their sportsmanship by District 1. Our actions on the field, and in the stands are noticed across Southeastern PA. Thank you to all the spectators, players, and coaches.
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Ray Coleman Sportsmanship Award

CRHS North was recognized as this year's recipient of the Suburban One's Sportsmanship award. This is given to one of the twenty-four schools in the SOL. We are proud of our students, coaches, and spectators for making this happen.
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Student Entrance

The safety of our students is paramount. In order to monitor arrival, students are able to enter the building in three locations. The Main Entrance, West Side Entrance, and East Side Rear Entrance are the three access points in the morning. After 7:30, students are only able to enter the building through the Main Entrance. Students and staff should not open other exterior doors for student and/or visitor access. Thank you for your cooperation.

Environmental Science

Environmental Science students spent the class period outdoors identifying different factors in our local environment and completing a scavenger hunt. Being outdoors has been proven to improve health by decreasing blood pressure and heart rate. The students also collected over 100 pieces of trash and recyclables from around campus.

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Fall Festival

We would like to invite you to participate in our Annual Fall Festival on October 21, 2023. This event will be held at Council Rock High School North campus, rain or shine. The Fall Festival is a class fundraising for graduating seniors. There will be a variety of clubs, vendors, activities, and much more. The variety of activities, fall atmosphere. and the gathering of the community is why this event is so successful. Business donations help us with our class auction that will take place at 1 p.m. If you would like to participate as a vendor, in the classic car show, or make a donation, please contact Mr. Dave Diehl at

Thank you,

The Class of 2024

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PLC/Teacher Collaboration Late Start (September 18, 2023)

Dr. Rick DuFour defines a professional learning community (PLC) as “a group of people working interdependently toward the same goal.” Interdependence is an essential element because it:

  • Provides equal access (equity, or universal access) to quality teaching by strengthening each teacher’s practice through collaboration, coaching, and shared planning
  • Ends teacher isolation (thus reducing burnout)
  • Helps teachers work smarter by sharing the tasks of analyzing data, creating common assessment tools, and devising other strategies for both students who struggle and those who need more challenge
  • Provides teacher professional growth and job satisfaction through intellectual renewal, new learning, and cultivating leadership

The process is intended to harness the collective energies, talents, and expertise of teaching professionals.

Throughout the year staff will participate in this work from 7:30 - 8:15 am. The school building will open and transportation will run as normal, but Period 01 will not begin until 8:18. Students arriving at the normal time will report to a designated area for a study hall. If a student is able to provide their own transportation they can arrive later but before the 8:18 start time.

The other dates for the 2023-2024 school year are: Oct. 30, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar. 11 and Apr. 22.

Marching at the Rock

Where can you see more than 500 musicians and performers all in one place? At "Marching at the Rock" on Saturday, September 23 at Council Rock High School North Newtown, PA.

At the Cavalcade of Bands competition, 10 marching bands from across the region will display the music, artistry, and showmanship they’ve practiced over the summer and fall season. The contest steps off at 6:00 pm at Walt Snyder Stadium at CR North, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown.

Competing bands will be judged by professionals, with the event culminating in an awards ceremony. As the host band, Council Rock North Marching Band will perform in exhibition and honor their senior members at the end of the evening.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Children 5 and under are free. A full concession stand featuring a variety of snacks, band merchandise, and candy grams will be available throughout the event. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the band's website

Proceeds benefit the Council Rock High School North music program. The Council Rock North Marching Band is directed by Mark Filosi under the leadership of Director of Bands, Wayne Bishop.

Participating bands include:

Cherokee – Marlton, NJ

Hatboro Horsham – Horsham, PA

Haverford – Havertown, PA

Nazareth Area – Nazareth, PA

Neshaminy – Langhorne, PA

Pen Argyl Area - Pen Argyl, PA

Pennridge – Perkasie, PA

Plymouth Whitemarsh – Plymouth Meeting, PA

William Tennent – Warminster, PA

Council Rock North - Newtown, PA (in exhibition)

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Student Spectator Procedures and Expectations

With competitions beginning, we aim to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our spectators, students, and visitors attending any competition. Students who attend athletic competitions are expected to abide by and follow the Code of Conduct set forth by Council Rock and PIAA. We want the visitors to leave with a positive impression of our school based on our behavior.

  • For events in which tickets are sold, admittance will be $5.
  • Yearly and Season Athletic Passes can be purchased HERE
  • All students, K-8, must be accompanied by a paying adult for the game's duration.
  • Students are not allowed to bring backpacks or bags into the stadium.
  • Click Athletic Schedule to access all our teams' schedules


We are excited to announce we will livestream all contests taking place in the gym and stadium. We are actively working on securing opportunities for Hudl livestreaming on additional fields. To view event livestreams follow this link:

Sock N Buskin

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CREF Events

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Dates to Remember

PLC/Teacher Collaboration Late Start - September 18th (1st Period begins at 8:18)

Senior Florida Trip Parent Meeting - September 20

Student Activities Fair - September 21st and 22nd

Student Picture Day - September 21st

Marching at the Rock - September 23rd

Yom Kippur - September 25th - School closed/Offices open

Homecoming Dance Ticket Sales - September 26th - October 6th during all lunches

Blue & White Night - October 4th

Interim Progress Reports (IPR) on HAC - October 6th

Homecoming Dance - October 7th

Financial Aid Night - October 11th

Fall Festival - October 21st

***School Calendar***