State officials recognize Quakertown Presidential Scholar

Pennsylvania Department of Education Acting Secretary Noe Ortega vis­it­ed the Upper Bucks County Technical School June 2nd to rec­og­nize the “high accom­plish­ments” of Presidential Scholar Raymond Slifer and tout the impor­tance of career and tech­ni­cal education.

Raymond, a stu­dent at Quakertown Community High School and the UBCTS, is Pennsylvania’s Read more...

Dad, daughter team find COVID silver lining — making a marimba

Since the clos­ing of school build­ings on March 13th, Quakertown Community High School senior Kaitlyn Zajkowski has missed her time in the band room where she could “find my peace” play­ing her favorite musi­cal instru­ment, the marim­ba.

During the quar­an­tine from the COVID-19 Pandemic, she dis­cussed options with her par­ents, … Read more...

Virtual College Fair goes off without a hitch

One hun­dred twenty-eight Quakertown Community High School stu­dents vir­tu­al­ly vis­it­ed with 18 col­leges on April 22, an event that replaced the tra­di­tion­al College Fair held in the gym­na­si­um.

“This was def­i­nite­ly new ter­ri­to­ry but the tech­nol­o­gy held up and the stu­dents pre­sent­ed them­selves very well,” said coun­selor Eric Gozzard, who … Read more...

Students building automated assembly lines

Quakertown Community High School stu­dents in Christopher Polk’s Computer Integrated Manufacturing class cre­at­ed mini auto­mat­ed assem­bly lines, a project that encom­passed many of the skills today’s employ­ers are seek­ing — problem-solving, team­work, and being able to apply what they’ve learned.

“They’ve tak­en basic pro­gram­ming to the next lev­el,” Mr. Polk … Read more...

QCHS digital design teacher named art educator of the year

Amy Migliore, Digital Design teacher at Quakertown Community High School, has been named Pennsylvania Art Education Association 2019 Secondary Art Educator of the Year.

Ms. Migliore, well known as an inno­v­a­tive edu­ca­tor and in demand as a speak­er at uni­ver­si­ty con­fer­ences, has been an art teacher in QCSD for 19 … Read more...

QCHS holds first Panther Clubs and Sports Fair

Quakertown Community High School held its first Panther Clubs and Sports Fair on October 1st, giv­ing stu­dents near­ly 50 options to choose from.

All stu­dents had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to walk around the gym­na­si­um track, where tables were set up with infor­ma­tion about each of the school’s clubs and sports. Read more...

Neidig students star in Bucks County STEM Challenge

A group of Neidig Elementary School fifth-graders fin­ished sec­ond among 47 teams at the 2021 STEM Design Challenge at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit. Neidig entered three teams into the com­pe­ti­tion and two reached the semifinals.

We are so proud of our Neidig lead­ers’ work with the STEM projects,” Read more...

District names new principal for Quakertown Community High School

Beginning July 1, Quakertown Community High School will have a new principal.

The Quakertown Community School Board vot­ed 9–0 Thursday night in sup­port of the administration’s rec­om­men­da­tion to name Mattias van’t Hoenderdaal to the posi­tion pre­vi­ous­ly held by Dr. David Finnerty.

Mr. van’t Hoenderdaal, 35, is cur­rent­ly prin­ci­pal of School Read more...

Community invited to celebrate student achievement 

Richland Elementary School is cel­e­brat­ing five years of incor­po­rat­ing the Leader in Me process into its cur­ricu­lum with a com­mu­ni­ty Leadership Day on Thursday and a Family Leadership Breakfast on Friday.

This gives us an oppor­tu­ni­ty to show­case all of the great work done by our stu­dents and staff,” … Read more...

Students participate in STEM Design Challenge

Students from Pfaff and Richland recent­ly par­tic­i­pat­ed in the STEM Design Challenge at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit.

Zach Garger, a K‑12 Instructional Coach and the Quakertown Community School District’s Math and Science Content Specialist, said the event is a “unique expe­ri­ence” for ele­men­tary school stu­dents.

“It gives kids at … 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...

Best Buddies Club breaks down barriers to friendships

The most pop­u­lar club at Quakertown Community High School only meets once a month for one hour, but its impact on the 180 stu­dents involved may be mea­sured by the smiles and friend­ships it’s created.

The club is called Best Buddies, and it’s ded­i­cat­ed to end­ing the social, phys­i­cal, and Read more...

11 QCHS students receive AP Capstone Diploma

Eleven Quakertown Community High School stu­dents earned the AP Capstone Diploma dur­ing the 2020–21 school year. The pro­gram helps stu­dents devel­op crit­i­cal think­ing, research, col­lab­o­ra­tion, and pre­sen­ta­tion skills that are crit­i­cal to aca­d­e­m­ic success.

The excep­tion­al stu­dents are 2021 grad­u­ates Rachel X. Anderson, Jonas Moll, and Ava T. Rossini, Read more...

Two QCHS seniors recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program for 2022

Two Quakertown Community High School seniors have been rec­og­nized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their excep­tion­al aca­d­e­m­ic promise.

Avinash Paul qual­i­fied as a semi­fi­nal­ist in the pres­ti­gious pro­gram for 2022 while Avadar Brownlee achieved the sta­tus of a Commended Student.

Students entered the National Merit Scholarship Program, a Read more...