Major promotion for QCSD orchestra director

Megan K. Edinger, direc­tor of orches­tras at sev­en schools in the Quakertown Community School District, has been pro­mot­ed to the rank of Major (MAJ) in the Army National Guard.

MAJ Edinger offi­cial­ly received her pro­mo­tion Friday, November 6 at the National Guard Armory in Allentown. Army Lieutenant Colonel. … 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.

“Being a … 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...

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 has FBLA state champion

Avadar Brownlee of Quakertown Community High School won the state’s Future Business Leaders America state com­pe­ti­tion and qual­i­fied for nation­als. Her tri­umph came in the Human Resources Management com­pe­ti­tion.

“Avadar did a phe­nom­e­nal job and I couldn’t be more proud of her accom­plish­ment,” said Sandi Frisch, the fac­ul­ty advi­sor to … 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 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...

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...

The Alumni Field Experience

Quakertown Community High School’s stu­dent sec­tion, band, and cheer squad cre­ate a com­mu­ni­ty spir­it at Friday night foot­ball games that is the envy of vis­it­ing schools.

The Quakertown Community School District has devel­oped a for­mu­la that doesn’t need a score­board to prove it’s a win­ner. On Friday nights at Alumni … Read more...

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...

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...