By Lindsay Gottlieb
As we packed up the beach chairs and took out the textbooks, Council Rock North students and staff alike were prepared for the school year to head back into full swing. Though only a month in, the school year so far has already had so many amazing events, thanks to our hard-working Student Executive Board and class officers. After the 2020-2021 school year proved to be less than ideal for many, jumping back into the routine for a new, more normal year was the driving force that many of us needed in order to restore school spirit and pick up where we left off.
With some help from each other along the way, Council Rock North’s students and teachers relearned how to run effective in-person classes, despite some bumps in the road left over from last year. North’s resilient population was able to make a miraculous comeback and provide all of the necessary tools for a fresh start and many exciting events in celebration of, at long last, everyone’s return.
So far, the return of the school year has brought us an abundance of opportunities to support our fellow students who put so much effort into organizing events. With the long-awaited restoration of all in-person school, clubs and extracurriculars are more spirited than ever. Not only are there a variety of clubs at North to fit every interest, but they were able to unite once again for our annual Fall Festival for a good cause.
The objective of the Fall Festival is to bring together our surrounding community to raise money in support of all the organizations here at North, many of which are student-led by those who take initiative and utilize their leadership skills.
The Fall Festival was a big success, as North was lively and filled with its students who came to encourage their peers, as well as people from the community who supported the funding of our clubs, danced to Spanish music in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, and enjoyed Kono’s signature pizza cones.
The week of the homecoming dance was the most spirited week so far. With Blue and White Night on Wednesday, spirit week Monday through Friday, the pink-out homecoming football game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and finally the homecoming dance on Saturday, CR North, named the “rowdiest student section” by @crnchirpsquad on Instagram, was more energetic than ever.
Although Council Rock North has been bustling with activities from the start, there are still lots to look forward to. Sock ‘N Buskin, North’s theater club, has been working endlessly on its production of Clue, a stage adaptation of the classic 1985 comedy, which will run on the evenings of October 28-30.
Additionally, with fall sports at their height and winter sports on the rise, you can access game schedules through the Council Rock North website and come out to cheer on our teams.
The accompanying photos highlight some of our students in action so far this year. Considering it is still only October and our school has already had so many memorable functions, the liveliness of the population here at Council Rock North sets the stage for all of the exciting experiences to look forward to along the year.