Free and Reduced Meal Applications

 

The 2022-23 Free & Reduced Meal Applications are now available. Please click here to access all information about Free & Reduced meals in QCSD.

 


ESSER FUNDING

Approximately $5.2 million of funding through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) federal grant program has been allocated to the Quakertown Community School District.

School districts are required to meet several specifications to receive this funding. The first is that they follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance with their Health And Safety Plan. Another is to receive public input and feedback from stakeholders.

More QCSD ESSER funding information may be found here



988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline


On July 16, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline was launched.  It's a critical new resource for those struggling with mental health and other crisis situations.

Through the lifeline, those experiencing crises will be able to obtain immediate life-saving counseling from professional operators, as well as critical expanded connections to community-based providers who can deliver a full range of crisis care services.

For more information on 988, click on this link.



Board passes 2022-23 Final Budget


The Quakertown Community School Board passed the District's 2022-23 Budget on June 9th. The $124.5 million plan includes a 2 percent property tax increase, half the size of the maximum levy included in the Proposed Final Budget and permitted under Act 1 of 2006, the state’s property tax law.  

The increase, following two years without a property tax increase, means a homeowner with an average assessed value of $26,350 would pay an additional $89.

In a 6-3 vote, Todd Hippauf, Jon Kern, Mike Post, Diane Richino, Chuck Shermer, and Chris Spear voted in favor of the budget. Glenn Iosue, Ron Jackson, and Brian Reimers voted against it.

Here's the final budget. View the Board’s budget discussion at the 1:58-mark of the June 9th meeting.



Special Section: Commencement 2022
 
Click here for a copy of the 8-page Special Graduation Section.
Front page of the Special Section, Graduation 2022. It may be accessed at https://cdn5-ss10.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_20016891/File/News/Graduation2022.pdf

Quakertown Community School District is accepting students for the 2022-23 school year.  QCSD’s registrar may be contacted at 215-529-2023 or registrar@qcsd.org.

The Quakertown Community School District is registering students in kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2022-23 school year.  Open office hours for registration are Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

For kindergarten students, please register early to ensure that your child attends the same school as their siblings and neighborhood friends. If you currently have a child enrolled in a Quakertown school, but did NOT register their sibling for kindergarten by May 31st, 2022, your student will not be guaranteed a spot in their neighborhood school for the 2022-23 kindergarten year. To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2022.

More information on registration may be found here, and here's a helpful video about kindergarten registration. QCSD’s registrar may be contacted at 215-529-2023 or [email protected]



QCHS has FBLA state champion
Avadar Brownlee photoAvadar 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 the FBLA club. “This is her first year with FBLA and she’s a dedicated student and great team member.”

Earlier in the school year Avadar was named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. She scored 1500 on the SAT and has a GPA of 4.3.

The top four finishers at states advance to the national competition. While Avadar, a senior, is the lone QCHS student to do so, several others placed in the highly competitive tournament, which is judged by professionals in their various fields. Juniors Katie Muller and Kiersten Williams finished seventh in Graphic Design. Senior Khushi Vandra was ninth in Supply Chain Management, and senior Eliza Menser was 10th in Agribusiness. Eliza has qualified for states three years in a row.

“I am so proud of our team,” Mrs. Frisch said. “Everyone really did excellent work and represented Quakertown and themselves very well.”


Collin Gaj wins national title

Collin Gaj photoQuakertown Community High School wrestler Collin Gaj became a national champion for the second consecutive year, winning the National High School Coaches Association freshman 132-pound title. A year ago, as a student at Strayer Middle School, Collin captured the coaches' Junior High School championship. He is the first Panther to win a national title.

“That’s a prestigious event,” Coach Kurt Handel said. “It takes a special athlete to win. That’s quite impressive.”

Collin, who finished fourth in the Pennsylvania state championship in Hershey earlier this month, said he “goes out to win every time I’m out there. It’s pretty cool to finish first. They’ve been getting me ready for this since I was 10. Quakertown coaches teach us how to win.”

Quakertown had several wrestlers compete in the national event at the Virginia Beach Sports Center. Calvin Lachman finished third at 182 pounds, and Mason Ziegler, who was injured during the tournament, finished eighth at 120 pounds. Assistant coach Dan Ziegler made the trip with the wrestlers, who included Issac Williams, Tyler Scheibenhofer, Evan Hilton, Gavin Carroll, Max Hibsman, and Zach Borzio.

To have three wrestlers place is amazing for any program,” Coach Handel said. “This has been a heck of a year. I’m still in awe of how well these guys did. Man, what an amazing run.” The Panthers won the District One Southeast Regional championship, took their sixth consecutive Suburban One League Liberty Division championship, and Coach Handel earned District One Coach of the Year honors and his 300th dual meet victory.




Kindergarten Registration

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Panther in Q with Title IX writing above Q
 

 On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education amended the regulations implementing the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. To ensure that no student, employee or third party participating in or attempting to participate in an education activity or program is discriminated against based on sex, the Quakertown Community School District has updated its Title IX procedures. Click here for information.

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