Council Rock North Update
September 16th, 2023
National Merit Semifinalists
Council Rock High School North is extremely proud of these students and their accomplishments.
PIAA District 1 Sportsmanship Award
Ray Coleman Sportsmanship Award
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.
The Class of 2024
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 www.crnband.org.
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)
Student Spectator Procedures and Expectations
- 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
Sock N Buskin
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