At the October 24, 2012 School Committee Meeting, Quincy Firefighters Ernie Arrienti and Paul Moody presented Athletic Director Jim Rendle with a check for $7,500, the proceeds from the Firefighters Local 792 Golf Tournament held this past July. This gift, as did last year’s gift of $5,000, benefits the Freshman sports programs at both North Quincy High School and Quincy High School. Last year’s gift funded the hiring of coaches, the purchase of new safety equipment for softball and baseball players, and paid athletic fees for over seventy students. Mayor Koch, School Committee members, and Superintendent DeCristofaro thanked the firefighters for their support and committment to Quincy students and families.
At the October 24, 2012 School Committee meeting, Susan Takacs, Chief Operating Officer announced Quincy Medical Center’s multi-level partnership with the Quincy Public Schools. In addition to a gift of $5,000 to the Quincy School~Community Partnership, Quincy Medical Center will provide athletic trainers to support our high school athletes and share career path information with high school students through classroom lectures and job shadowing opportunities. Quincy Medical Center will also continue the very successful clinical placement program for Patient and Health Care Technology students from Quincy High School. Both Mayor Koch and Superintendent DeCristofaro thanked Ms. Takacs, President and CEO Daniel Knell, and Steward Health Care for enhancing the community connections between the Quincy Medical Center, the City of Quincy, and the Quincy Public Schools.
Quincy Public Schools received a $2,000 School Security Grant at the recent Norfolk District Attorney’s School Security Summit. Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey presented the grant to QPS Director of Security Michael Draiccho and members of the Quincy Police Department in attendance. The grant will be used to fund additional security cameras and outside lighting at several schools.
Mini-Grants for technology, curriculum and materials, and special programs were awarded on October 16 to 66 Quincy Public Schools teachers across all grade levels. Over $20,000 was awarded courtesy of the Boston University Consortium, the David Ezickson Excellence in Education Grants, Quincy School-Community Partnership Grants, and StreetWorks Development Grants. Funded grants include iPads and other tablets, Math and Science website subscriptions, Science & Engineering software, welding materials and equipment, science lab equipment, an adolescent stress-management program, and support for the Elementary School All-City Band and Middle School Honors Band. These 66 awards were selected from more than 100 proposals by teachers to enhance their students’ educational experiences.
Congratulations to these innovative and dedicated Quincy Public Schools teachers: Laura Anderson, Diane Babcock, Rebecca Baharian, Kaitlin Barry, Elizabeth Bates, Nicoleta Bleskan, Rachel Bloom, Jill Brown, Lori Cahill, Julie Campbell, Paul Cheney, Wendy Clouse, Jessica Cochrane, Laurie Cohen, Ann Collins, Kerri Connell, Rebecca Cordero, Meghan Cuff, Michelle Cunniff, Casey Deaguero, John Delorenzo, Michael DeMarco, Kathleen DeMayo, Johna Dowdall, Carolyn Eckhardt, Christine Flynn, Robin Franceschini, Jeanette Grant, Jill Griffith, Patrice Healy, Tricia Hickey, Elise Higgins-Steele, Edward Holmes, Melissa Jankowski, Steve Johnston, Susan Joyce, Julie Krieger, Danielle La Rose, Judith Letteney, Michael Maguire, Nicole Mantville, Rachel Matzdorff, Christine McBride, Katherine McElroy, Aileen McGinnity, Allison McGowan, Meghan McLean, Colleen Meskell, Trista Murray, Mark Nutley, Sarah Poulin, Sara Riley, Elizabeth Rogers, Katherine Rogier, Renee Roukous, Caitlyn Schmidt, Katherine Shiels, Lynn Sullivan, Trish Sullivan, Kate Tedeschi, Dennis Thibault, Erin Turbacuski, Ellen Wallace, Kenneth Walsh, Jessica Worden, Kara Zielinski
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