In The Q

June 3, 2022 Newsletter

District One Softball Playoff Game

Friday, June 3rd, 4pm

RASA Veterans Park, East Pumping Station Road, Quakertown

The Panthers host Garnet Valley in a PIAA State Playoff Game for seeding purposes.

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Quakertown Community High School 2022 Commencement

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Route Change For Parade of Graduates

Quakertown Community High School is hosting a parade to honor its graduating seniors on Monday, June 6th at 5 p.m. It is expected to last close to one hour. The rain date is Tuesday, June 7th. Because of construction on Juniper Street, there are changes to the route.


Please read this important message from QCHS Principal Mattias van ‘t Hoenderdaal:


The parade will start in the rear parking lot of the school, and end on Park Ave, in front of our building. The parade will depart from the parking lot on 5th St and make a right on Park Ave. Graduates will make a left onto 4th St, followed by a left on Juniper St, another left on 7th St, and a final left on Park Ave. Upon completion of the parade, graduates will make a right onto 5th street, drive through the rear parking lot, and make a left onto 7th street. No one is permitted to exit their car at any time before, during, or after the parade. We strongly encourage someone to drive the graduate.


For students who wish to arrive at UBCTS as quickly as possible following the parade, we will have priority parking available so they will be the first cars in the parade, allowing them to finish closer to 5:30 PM.


All participants should arrive at the school between 4:15 pm and 4:30 pm, and enter the rear parking lot from 7th St. Please avoid using Park Avenue for arrival! We ask that all graduates arrive using the following roads: S. Main St. to S. 9th St., and then make a right into the back parking lot of the 6th Grade Center past the track. Once you enter the parking lot via 7th St. you will be guided to park in one of the available spaces in the lot.


Reserved Parking

All QCSD property as well as the street adjacent to QCSD property will be reserved for school personnel. This includes the school parking lots, and Park Avenue street parking in the following places:


  • Park Ave, adjacent to the High School
  • Park Ave, adjacent to the High School school parking lot

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Meet The Instruments Night gives students the hands-on opportunity to try out band and orchestra instruments before they commit to signing up to learn one the following school year. Students can hold it, learn how to bow, shake, hit, buzz ... whatever the musician action needed to make a sound all while working alongside and with the help of student leaders from the Panther Marching Band and Honors Orchestra.


Orchestra lessons are open to students beginning as early as third grade while band students may sign up for lessons as early as fourth grade in QCSD.


MTI night is generally geared toward elementary students; however music teachers provide beginning band and beginning orchestra opportunities for students to start lessons in grades 6-8, too. So middle school students who have never played a musical instrument still have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument at QCSD.


qcsd.org/music

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Best Buddies Ball

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Memorial Day Honor

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Congratulations to McKenna Sieger, a Quakertown Community High School freshman and Miss Southeastern PA’s Outstanding Teen, who participated in the Tullytown Memorial Day Parade.

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Free Sports Physicals

Monday, June 13th, 5pm

600 Park Avenue

Quakertown, PA

Please click here for more information.

QCHS, Strayer Fall Athlete Registration


Click here for Quakertown Community High School Fall Athlete Registration.


For new QCHS athletes, please click here to register.


Click here for Strayer Fall Athlete Registration.

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All-League performers

Tennis

Max Arkans

Max Arkans had a heck of a season playing No. 1 singles for Quakertown Community High School. A sophomore, Max finished the regular season 13-0 and was named Suburban One All-League first team.


Max won his first-round match of the district tournament, and might be the first Panther to ever do that.


Lots of great info about Max's accomplishments may be found here.

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Baseball

Ethan Beil

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Cooper Natisin

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Ty Everitt

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Brandon Pierce

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Undefeated Strayer wins lacrosse crown

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8th-graders, sign up now for AP Boot Camp!

Quakertown Community High School is again offering the highly popular AP Boot Camp for incoming ninth-graders who plan to take AP Human Geography.


The three-day session, scheduled for August 16-18 from 9 AM to noon at QCHS, will strengthen their academic foundations and refine their advanced learning skills. The focus is on team building, time management, AP-level reading, and note-taking skills. By performing the work to pass this college-level course, students learn the habits necessary to succeed in high school. Students will have time to ask questions and work on their Summer Assignments. In addition, students who have previously taken the course will also be attending to discuss their experiences in the class.


The Boot Camp is not a requirement to take AP Human Geography. Students who attend, however, can get more detailed explanations of the types of assignments they will be given during the school year and a clearer grasp of the increased workload that is typical in an AP class.


On the first day, students should bring their Chromebook, paper, and pencils and pens to take notes. Any additional materials needed will be explained at the Boot Camp. Please note, transportation will not be provided to Boot Camp sessions.


The Boot Camp will be taught by Sean Burke (sburke@qcsd.org) and Kevin Laboski (klaboski@qcsd.org). They would like to get an idea of how many students will be attending. If interested, please fill out this form.

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Additional week of Cooking/Baking camp

Due to high interest in QCSD's Cooking and Baking enrichment camps this summer, we are offering an additional session during the third week of camps (July 25th-28th, 9am-12pm at the high school) - if you have a child entering grades 7-10 in the fall who is interested in two days of cooking and two days of baking with our phenomenal high school teacher Chris Polk, join us!


If your child is already registered for one of the earlier cooking or baking camps, these will be new skills and recipes, so feel free to register them for a second week!


Click here to register! Registration is first-come, first-served until we sell out of seats. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Girman, Summer Camp Coordinator, at rgirman@qcsd.org.

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Juniors get tips on college admissions

Quakertown Community High School Counselors hosted presentations for juniors Thursday titled “Tips For The Upcoming College Admissions Season."


This presentation, led by Eric Gozzard during the two Pride periods, gave ideas on what juniors should be doing over the summer to prepare for college applications in the fall. Also, juniors got an overview of the application timeline and some organizational tips.


“We’re hoping to provide good advice for juniors and help them understand the process better and reduce their stress levels,” Mr. Gozzard said.

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Strayer returns to Wallops Island

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After two years without one of Strayer Middle School’s favorite trips due to COVID, 8th graders recently made the four-day trip to the Chincoteague Bay Field Station in Wallops Island, Virginia. Students who exhibit a strong interest in science, a willingness to work hard and a cooperative spirit are selected to attend and learn about the outdoors and marine environment.


Thanks to Mrs. Cunnane for the photos!


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Trumbauersville Knowledge Fair

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Richland talent show

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You can read some of the finest student journalists in Paw Prints, Quakertown Community High School's student newspaper. Click here for the latest.

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2022-23 QCSD Calendar

Please click here for the calendar page on the QCSD.org website.

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Employment Opportunities in QCSD

Quakertown area families, QCSD has several openings for paraprofessionals at Quakertown Community High School. Each of these open positions comes with health insurance, additional benefits, and an additional $1 per hour stipend. It's a great opportunity to work with young people in a wonderful educational setting!


To see what's available, please click here.

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Gary Weckselblatt, QCSD Director of Communications, writes about the people and the programs that impact the Quakertown Community School District.