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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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...

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...

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...

Harner, Local Officials, Inform Realtors of Area’s Real Estate Value

Superintendent Dr. Bill Harner and sev­er­al munic­i­pal offi­cials recent­ly held a sum­mit for about 50 Realtors, explain­ing the rea­sons their clients should be mov­ing into homes and start­ing busi­ness­es in the towns con­tained with­in the Quakertown Community School District.

We are very proud of what we are accom­plish­ing here,” … 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 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 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...

Varsity Singers light up PA Capitol

The ener­gy in the Pennsylvania Capitol wasn’t radi­at­ing from the 18-foot Douglas Fir that Gov. Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf lit dur­ing the December annu­al tree light­ing cer­e­mo­ny.

No, the ener­gy flow­ing in the rotun­da came from the melo­di­ous tones on the mar­ble steps. The mar­velous voic­es belong … Read more...

Emotions Spill Over in Quakertown’s Memorial Day Ceremonies

Quakertown’s Memorial Day ser­vice received a major jolt of pas­sion, cour­tesy of the Quakertown Community School District — its stu­dents, teach­ers and admin­is­tra­tors — who dis­played a love and appre­ci­a­tion for America’s vet­er­ans who went to war to pro­tect our free­doms and nev­er returned home.

The pride­ful event at Memorial … 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...

State Senate committee holds school safety hearing in Quakertown

The Quakertown Community School District is quick­ly becom­ing the epi­cen­ter for dis­cus­sion on school safe­ty.

Just hours after the dis­trict held the ini­tial meet­ing of its Community School Safety Committee, the state’s Senate Majority Policy Committee vis­it­ed Quakertown Friday morn­ing to review school safe­ty efforts with stu­dents and school, law 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...