When it comes to art, this QCHS senior is tops

No mat­ter the art assign­ment, there’s a good chance that if Kenzie Sawadski is involved, her cre­ation will stand out.

Just ask her art teach­ers. “She’s incred­i­bly moti­vat­ed and tal­ent­ed,” said Laura Christine of Quakertown Community High School. “Kenzie is extreme­ly con­sci­en­tious and is a very hard work­er.”

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The consummate team player,’ Quakertown teacher called to Moravian Hall of Fame

A Quakertown Community School District teacher, who made life mis­er­able for quar­ter­backs as a col­lege defen­sive end, has been induct­ed into the Moravian Athletic Hall of Fame.

Dominick Cusumano, sec­ond in Moravian College his­to­ry with 27 sacks, was offi­cial­ly induct­ed on Nov. 9. “I’m just so proud and excit­ed,” said Mr. Read more...

Peace Center to honor QCSD for inclusion program

The Quakertown Community School District will be hon­ored by The Peace Center for imple­ment­ing its diver­si­ty and inclu­sion pro­gram for ele­men­tary school stu­dents, “Celebrating Me, Celebrating You,” at a district-wide level.

It’s the only dis­trict in Bucks County to do so,” said Kate Whitman, assis­tant direc­tor for The Peace Read more...

Veterans Day message to students: ‘You are the best and the brightest, and we look forward to you taking that baton’

Speaking to hun­dreds of mid­dle school stu­dents, Navy Rear Admiral Linda Wackerman made it clear that a career in the mil­i­tary is some­thing wor­thy of con­sid­er­a­tion. “There’s some­thing in it for each and every one of you,” she said. “We would love to have you. You are the best and Read more...

QCHS students receive ALICE counter training: ‘We don’t want them to be sitting ducks’

Close to 50 Quakertown Community High School stu­dents have been receiv­ing train­ing on how to react in the event an active shoot­er enters the high school.

The stu­dents signed up for ongo­ing lessons giv­en by School Resource Officer Bob Lee and social stud­ies teacher Sean Burke, a for­mer sergeant in

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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...

Dr. Harner honored for global engagement in education

Quakertown Community School District Superintendent Dr. Bill Harner is a recip­i­ent of the Torch of Global Enlightenment Award for 2020, award­ed by the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg.

The announce­ment was made by Joyce M. Davis, pres­i­dent and chief exec­u­tive offi­cer of the orga­ni­za­tion which hon­ors indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions … Read more...

Football team gives little heroes night to remember

When Ashton Herd woke up Saturday morn­ing, he wasn’t feel­ing too great. The Quakertown Community High School line­man and his Panthers had lost their first game, a phys­i­cal con­test, 17–14, to Cheltenham, drop­ping their record to 4–1.

But then Ashton turned on his lap­top and clicked on Facebook. He soon Read more...

HS students give lessons in culture to elementary youngsters

A group of stu­dents from Quakertown Community High School has been teach­ing Quakertown Elementary School stu­dents about dif­fer­ent cul­tures from around the world.

The high school stu­dents are with the Diversity Club, and they make the two-block walk to QE once a month to edu­cate the younger stu­dents.

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Student employs his 3D printer to fight COVID-19

Though only 12 years of age, Derek Calvello has shown both an entre­pre­neur­ial spir­it and a will­ing­ness to help oth­ers.

The Strayer Middle School 7th grad­er is known for sell­ing snow­cones in his neigh­bor­hood and has gum­ball machines in sev­er­al Quakertown busi­ness­es. Last year he cre­at­ed items to sell to … Read more...

QCSD celebrates first MLK Day of Service

Close to 200 stu­dents packed into the Quakertown Community High School cafe­te­ria this morn­ing, lis­tened intent­ly to a dynam­ic speak­er, and then braved the bit­ter cold in var­i­ous parts of Bucks County to serve their fel­low citizens.

The district’s first Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service — fol­low­ing a … Read more...

Each QCSD first grader receives new book as summer prize

All first graders in the Quakertown Community School District went home for sum­mer vaca­tion with a new book to read, com­pli­ments of the Quakertown Community Education Foundation.

The $3,000 project allowed the school dis­trict to give out 400 books to encour­age the young stu­dents to read over the near­ly three-month Read more...