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...

Safety at heart of QCSD agreement with BusPatrol

The Quakertown Community School District has entered into an agree­ment ded­i­cat­ed to stu­dent trans­porta­tion safe­ty with BusPatrol, which is equip­ping Levy School Buses with stop-arm enforce­ment cam­eras to deter dri­vers from ille­gal­ly pass­ing stopped school buses.

BusPatrol’s cam­era sys­tem is posi­tioned to cap­ture vehi­cles that pass a school bus while Read more...

QCSD welcomes new Superintendent

Dr. Matthew Friedman, a high­ly respect­ed edu­ca­tion­al leader in dis­tricts in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, was sworn in as the next super­in­ten­dent of the Quakertown Community School District on Wednesday, July 5.

President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr. admin­is­tered the Oath of Office to Dr. Friedman, who shared the excit­ing 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...

What’s for lunch? Students have a say

With the con­tract of its food ser­vices provider con­clud­ing on June 30, the Quakertown Community School District came up with a rather unique way to see who would be serv­ing stu­dent break­fasts and lunch­es in the future.

During the week of May 8, three con­trac­tors each had one day to … Read more...

Students’ Wawa behavior draws rave reviews

Quakertown par­ents, ya done good!

A busi­ness thought so much of your children’s polite and respect­ful behav­ior they’re throw­ing them a par­ty. The hon­or is being giv­en to approx­i­mate­ly two dozen stu­dents who attend Quakertown Community High School and were part of the Student Section for Friday night foot­ball games. Following 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...

QCHS grad set to make his mark in medicine and the military

One of Quakertown Community High School’s for­mer stu­dent lead­ers, cur­rent­ly in med­ical school, was recent­ly sworn in as an Army 2nd Lt.  Noah Wood, a 2017 QCHS grad­u­ate attend­ing Kansas City University — Joplin, will become a Captain and per­form his res­i­den­cy upon grad­u­a­tion, fol­lowed by four years of active Read more...

Aiding the success of students

Jennifer Honrado knew some­thing was up when she saw a group of student-athletes walk­ing down the hall­way car­ry­ing their jer­seys. When one of them stopped in front of her, hand­ed her his blue foot­ball jer­sey, and explained the “MyJersey, Your Impact” theme, she was moved to tears.

“It meant the … Read more...

Teachers awarded student jerseys for making a difference

Before class­es began at Quakertown Community High School, sev­er­al senior student-athletes had their uni­forms ready as a one-day gift to their favorite teacher to wear or hang in their classroom.

What may become a new tra­di­tion was inspired by Kate Kemp, a social stud­ies teacher, who read about “My Jersey, 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...

QCHS grad receives Fulbright and CLS scholarships

Robert Bryant will trav­el to Taiwan for an exten­sive eight-week course in Mandarin and then teach English to Taiwanese students.

Robert Bryant, a 2019 grad­u­ate of Quakertown Community High School, has been award­ed two dis­tin­guished schol­ar­ships as a soon-to-be grad­u­ate of Temple University. 

The first, as a CLS (Critical Language … 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...