Mar 272013
 

At a recent Parker Elementary School assembly, the school’s new media console was unveiled by representatives from Colonial Federal Savings Bank:  Jen Vermette, Jaime Lannan, and Kerry Shaw.  The 55″ monitor, Blu-ray player, and portable cart were donated by Colonial Federal Savings Bank as part of their participation in the Quincy School~Community Partnership initiative.  The ceremony took place as Parker students and staff were gathered to celebrate February’s theme of “Love” and March’s theme of “Making Good Choices.”

 

Implementation to Aspen

 Posted by on March 22, 2013
Mar 222013
 

Quincy Public Schools Information Technology Team recently presented to the Quincy School Committee, Implementation to Aspen our new student information system. You may view this presentation on Quincy’s Educational station ~ Channel 22  from March 22  through March 26, 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m. You may also view our Aspen PowerPoint presentation by clicking this link.

Quincy Public Schools Information Technology Team will continue to provide progress updates of the implementation of Aspen throughout the coming year.  If you should have any questions or need additional information, please feel free and call Keith Segalla, Executive Director Career & Technical Education and Instructional Technology at (617) 984-8731.

QPS Special Olympics Event

 Posted by on March 22, 2013
Mar 222013
 

The Squantum Elementary School recently hosted a Special Olympics event for students  from the Atherton Hough, Parker, Snug Harbor,  and Squantum Elementary Schools.  Over 50 student athletes, accompanied by their teachers and classroom aides took part in an Opening Ceremony and then bowled, played basketball, and completed an obstacle course.  Special thanks to Richard Kiley and the combined high school band, the North Quincy High School baseball team, Squantum Elementar School Grade 4 students, and adaptive physical education teacher Dan McHugh.

Mar 212013
 

At the March 20 School Committee meeting, fourteen members of the Quincy High School SkillsUSA team were recognized for medaling in nine categories at the recent district competition. Thirty-five Quincy High School students participated in the district competition and the medalists will go on to compete at the upcoming Massachusetts SkillsUSA competition in late April, accompanied by Quincy High School teacher/advisor Ed Holmes.  SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together
to ensure America has a skilled workforce; there are 13,000 school chapters nationwide.

The Quincy High School Skills USA medalists are: 

  • James Abundis, Bronze Medal, Electronics Technology
  • Amy Chen, Silver Medal, 3D Visualization and Animation
  • Tyler Chen, Bronze Medal, Technical Computer Applications
  • Dan Cunningham, Silver Medal, 3D Visualization and Animation
  • Liam Fitzmaurice, Silver Medal, Digital Cinema Production
  • Lok Yin Fung, Silver Medal, Criminal Justice
  • Ellis Hampton, Silver Medal, Digital Cinema Production
  • Wei Feng He, Silver Medal, Photography
  • Elizabeth Le, Gold Medal, Criminal Justice
  • Mary Ly, Bronze Medal, Advertising Design
  • William Malas, Silver Medal, Computer Programming
  • Kayla Neuman, Bronze Medal, Criminal Justice
  • Jessica Siders, Gold Medal, Advertising Design
  • Bryan Stoker, Gold Medal, Computer Maintenance Technology

2012-2013 School Year Calendar UPDATED

 Posted by on March 20, 2013
Mar 202013
 

Thursday, June 27 is the now the projected last day of school for students and professional staff of the Quincy Public Schools.  This will be an early release day for elementary and middle school students.  In the case of additional days of weather cancellations, the school year could extend to Friday, June 28.  Click here for an updated calendar.

Mar 132013
 

Quincy Public Schools New Aspen Student Information System will debut for School Year 2013-2014 in September.  Quincy Public Schools is excited about moving to Aspen because of the numerous features that can greatly improve communications between schools, teachers, students and parents. The Aspen application features increase learning opportunities to reinforce 21st Century Learning Skills. These components will provide a positive impact on the day-to-day operations within Quincy Public Schools. These components include:

  • Student / Parent Portal ~ allowing students’ and parents to monitor their progress by viewing student progress and/or interim reports, report cards, schedules and course requests, student attendance, discipline issues, assignments and test results.
  • Electronic GradeBook ~ Assignments in a GradeBook can contain links to internet resources and the curriculum. Through the portal students can complete a survey or even a quiz that automatically transfer to the teacher GradeBook.
  • Curriculum and Learning ~ Online curriculum management will allow QPS to effectively distribute curriculum maps and related content to teachers within the district. This curriculum mapping can then be shared with parents via the Portal linked to assignments, tests or even chapters in a textbook.

Quincy Public Schools Information Technology Team will continue to provide progress updates of the implementation of Aspen throughout the coming year.  If you should have any questions or need additional information, please feel free and call Keith Segalla, Executive Director Career & Technical Education and Instructional Technology at (617) 984-8731.