In September, Kutztown Area High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School, one of only two public high schools in Pennsylvania to win this award. The National Blue Ribbon Program honors and brings attention to American schools for their overall academic excellence. A Blue Ribbon flag flying over your school is a symbol of quality recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers in thousands of communities across the country.
The KASD Ed Foundation Board announced the 2020 Distinguished Alumna of the year, Dr. Karen L. Rauch, Ph.D., KAHS Class of 1980. Dr. Rauch received her Ph.D. from The University of Virginia. She currently serves as Associate Provost for Accreditation and Assessment at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where she has also served as Associate Professor, Chair of the Modern Language Studies Department, and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. As a faculty member, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Caribbean studies, nineteenth-century Peninsular (Spanish) and Latin American literature, civilization and culture, translation/interpreting, and Spanish for business.
BB&T again donated $5,000 to the KASD Education Foundation through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, which is run by the PA Department of Community & Economic Development.
The KASD Education Foundation announces the addition of a new board member, Mrs. Katherine Metrick. Mrs. Metrick is no stranger to Kutztown, having been KASD’s Superintendent from 2012 to 2016, during which time she also participated in many of Kutztown’s School District, University, and community events.
Save the Date! – The 5th Grade Science Fair is an Innovative Project which is supported annually by the KASD Education Foundation.
Dr. Michael Karch, the Education Foundation’s “2019 Distinguished Alumnus” inductee presented an impassioned speech to the graduating class, inspiring and motivating them to achieve great heights. He challenged the class to teach, mentor and volunteer, and to see the world, so that they can appreciate what they have. Dr. Karch emphasized that struggle builds character, and that the graduates, now part of “our team”, i.e. the real world, are in a relay race which requires them to become not average, but exceptional.
On June 4, the Kutztown Area School District graduated 111 students in their 103rd commencement ceremony. Miss Madison Keiser earned the title of Class of 2019 Valedictorian, and Mr. Alexander Graff was named 2019 Salutatorian. The Education Foundation awarded these scholars with the annual John & Laila Silan Valedictorian & Salutatorian Scholarships.
We still have bricks in all three sizes available to be purchased for the KASD Cougar Stadium Walkway. Consider buying a brick for a graduating senior, or an underclassman who will be playing a JV or senior sport in the stadium this Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.
BB&T recently donated $5,000 to the Kutztown Area School District Education Foundation through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, which is run by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
On September 7, the 1951 Boys Basketball Team was honored by the KAHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Carl Wuchter represented the team at the evening’s proceedings.