Principal Finnerty to grads: ‘Make it a great life, Panthers!’

After each new grad­u­ate walks the stage to receive their diplo­ma, Superintendent Dr. Bill Harner meets them at the bot­tom of the steps to shake their hand.

On Friday night he shook the hand of near­ly 385 grad­u­ates at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena. As he held the hand of Alexandra Brandis, Read more...

PA Dept. of Education Holds a Roundtable Discussion with the Bucks IU on Their PAsmart Grant

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) was proud to host the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for a round­table dis­cus­sion regard­ing their award to the Bucks IU of a PAsmart Advancing Grant.  This grant, for $412,656, is for the cre­ation of a Mobile Fab (Fabrication) … Read more...

QCHS senior a Presidential Scholars semifinalist

Raymond Slifer, a senior at Quakertown Community High School and Upper Bucks County Technical School, has been named a Career and Technical Education semi­fi­nal­ist can­di­date in the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

He is the only stu­dent in Pennsylvania to achieve the program’s CTE des­ig­na­tion and one of only 56 nation­wide.… Read more...

Technical Skills, Leadership and Community Service-Upper Bucks County Technical School Selects Student of the Month

Raymond Slifer, a senior from Quakertown Community High School, has been named the Student of the Month for September at the Upper Bucks County Technical School (UBCTS).  Raymond has been enrolled in the Machining Technologies pro­gram for the past three years. 

Raymond is a Cooperative Education stu­dent trainee employed … Read more...

Bucks County Reading Olympics Pivots to a Virtual Format as it Celebrates 27 Years

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) was delight­ed to bring back the Bucks County Reading Olympics for its 27th year. Held annu­al­ly in April, it had to be can­celled last year due to the sud­den imple­men­ta­tion of COVID restric­tions, how­ev­er this year every­one involved was deter­mined to hold … Read more...

Bucks County Student Arts Expo

Experience the excep­tion­al tal­ents of our Bucks County Student Artists as they exhib­it and per­form.  Bring the fam­i­ly for a won­der­ful evening of arts and cul­ture in sup­port of these Bucks County pub­lic school stu­dents and the broad and diverse arts pro­grams offered in our dis­trict schools and career tech­ni­cal … Read more...

Upper Bucks Technical School Names New Executive Director

There’s a new man in charge at Upper Bucks County Technical School in Bedminster.  John Sweda will suc­ceed Bernard Wagenseller, who had been the school’s top admin­is­tra­tor the last six years.

The school — which draws stu­dents from the Quakertown Community, Pennridge and Palisades school dis­tricts — recent­ly named John Sweda … Read more...

Career Technical Schools

Today’s Career and Technical Centers (CTCs) oper­ate as a school of choice designed for stu­dents who are seek­ing to enhance their edu­ca­tion­al pro­gram with a high­ly rel­e­vant career and tech­ni­cal expe­ri­ence con­nect­ed direct­ly to the real world of busi­ness and indus­try.  Over 400 busi­ness and indus­try advi­sors review and update Read more...

NASA Cyber Visit to Snyder-Girotti Elementary School

On December 6th, Snyder-Girotti Elementary School was one of twen­ty schools select­ed from a nation­wide pool of appli­cants to inter­act in a live

broad­cast with NASA. Always excit­ed to expose and teach young minds about space and space explo­ration, the NASA broad­cast­ers want­ed to explain a new type of space … Read more...

Pennsbury Partners of the Year Honored

For the 21st con­sec­u­tive year, the Pennsbury Partners Program cel­e­brat­ed a Non-Profit Partner of the Year and a Business Partner of the Year.

Ordinarily, the Partners Program hosts a fes­tive, spring cel­e­bra­tion to pay trib­ute to the Partners of the Year, with 150+ com­mu­ni­ty part­ners, local elect­ed offi­cials, and staff … Read more...

2 from QCHS are Presidential Scholar candidates

Two Quakertown Community High School stu­dents have been select­ed as can­di­dates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. The out­stand­ing seniors are Matt Catalano and Raymond Slifer, who also attends Upper Bucks County Technical School.

The two QCHS stu­dents are among more than 4,500 stu­dents invit­ed to apply for the … Read more...