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...

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...

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...

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...

QCSD celebrates MLK Day of Service

About 250 stu­dents and 25 teach­ers and admin­is­tra­tors packed the Quakertown Community High School cafe­te­ria this morn­ing and heard from a dynam­ic speak­er before head­ing out to var­i­ous parts of Bucks County and the Lehigh Valley to serve their fel­low cit­i­zens.

The district’s sec­ond Martin Luther King Jr. Day of … Read more...

We’re all in this together

The mes­sage to more than 400 Quakertown grads: “Your suc­cess is my suc­cess, and my suc­cess is your success.” 

After 16 months of being kept apart and some­times feel­ing iso­lat­ed by a pan­dem­ic ter­ri­bly dif­fi­cult to nav­i­gate, Quakertown Community High School grad­u­ates heard how the resilience and com­mit­ment they dis­played Read more...

Outstanding sophomore leaders receive HOBY award

Two sopho­more stu­dents at Quakertown Community High School have been nom­i­nat­ed for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) schol­ar­ship. The award comes with an invi­ta­tion to attend a two-day lead­er­ship sem­i­nar with the orga­ni­za­tion, designed to give stu­dents the tools they need to turn their ideas into action … Read more...

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.”

Kate Fetterolf … 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...

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...