Nov 262013

Over 50 middle school students from all five middle schools recently attended a free Competitive Swimming Skills clinic held at the Lincoln Hancock Community School pool.  High school swimming coach Bob McGillicuddy, assisted by YMCA staff and high school swim team members, instructed these sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students in swimming techniques, turns, starts, and relay starts.  The clinic will continue in the February vacation week in preparation for the upcoming citywide swim program in March.

John and Abigail Adams Scholarships

 Posted by on November 22, 2013
Nov 222013

Recently, 175 seniors at North Quincy High School and Quincy High School were awarded

NQHS Class of 2014 Adams Scholars

the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, which provides a tuition waiver for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university. 

In order to be eligible for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, students must have scores of Advanced and Proficient on grade 10 MCAS tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics (at least one score must be Advanced) and have combined scores on MCAS ELA and Mathematics tests that place them in the top 25 percent of students in the graduating class in their district.  See below for the students at each school who received this scholarship:

North Quincy High School:  Nisreen Abo-Sido, Oresti Bega, Simon Belcher, Katherine Burke, Nicholas Burt, Efthim Butka, David Capone, Evelina Ceca, Bill Chan, Katherine Chan, Lisa Chau, Jing Jun Chen, Sherry Chen, Wilson Chen, Yefeng Chen, Zu Jun Chen, Kwok Ming Chong, Austin Chow, Celeste Dang, Lucky Dang, Ricky Diep, Tommy Do, Jacqueline Doody, Mandy Fan, Fabia Federico, Gordon Feng, Henry Fong, Ka Wo Fong, Yvonne Fong, Yi Fung, Erin Gaffney, Minxin Gao, Marcus Giang, Long Gong, Cindi Hazelton, Andy He, Ameila Ho, Nancy Huang, Perry Huang, Doris Hui, Erin Huynh, Destinee Joe, Sanjana Kadirvel, Andrew Keezer, Angela Kou, Michelle Kung, Matthew Lau, Kevin Le, James Lee, Janie Lee, Amina Li, Jennifer Liang, Jia Hui Liang, Luke Lin, Rebecca Liu, Stanley Lok, Karen Ly, Leanne Ly, Emily Mai, Refjola Malushi, Abigail Mayo, Kristiana Micinoti, Enea Milo, Visal Min, Emily Mottolo, Michelle Murphy, Brenda Nguyen, Mairead O’Brien, Ivy Pham, Simon Quach, Carolyn Schwartz, Agnes Setow, Aditi Sharma, Meng Ling Shi, Kiley Shionis, Jason Tan, Sarah Tran, Cynthia Vu, Amenda Wong, Annie Wong, Jenny Wong, Cynthia Yu, Emily Yu, Michelle Zeng, Tommy Zhang, Eni Zheku, Zhi Tony Zheng, Janet Zhou, Jamie Zou

Quincy High School: James Abundis, Fatima Amin, Colleen Andrews, Vanessa Anthurthe, Claudia Barzola, Fatmah Berikaa, Steven Bowe, Isabella Brady-Prankus, James Brennick, Robert Camillo, Shauna Canavan, Huanchu Chen, Daniel Cunningham, Elio Daci, Connor Dane, Xylena Gabrielle Desquitado, Keely Dooling, Jack Fischer, Liam Fitzmaurice, Marlena Forrester, Stacey Gallagher, Michael Gendreau, David Gillis, Shamus Hill, Conor Houlihan, Guang Huang, Jie Xian Huang, My Huynh, Steven Huynh, Brandi Isaacs, Madeline Kamb, Madison Kirby, Matthew Kozlowski, Hang I Lam, Amanda Lee, Michelle Lee, Jiarui Li, John Lima, Haoxian Lin, Dominique Lucier, Huan Luong, Henry Mai, Kayla McArdle, Leann McColgan, Kathleen McGowan, Kathryn McGroarty, Matthew McLellan, Aidan McMorrow, Jonathan Ng, Cindy Nguyen, Trang Nguyen, Natalie O’Donovan, Rohan Pahwa, Frankly Pani, Taylor Parry, Chaaliyah Paul, Martha Pham, Michael Pugsley, Courtney Ryan, Michael Saccoach, Emiri Sato, Lindsay Schrier, Maggie Sergeff, Steven Simons, Christopher Smith, Kenneth Sorensen, Krystina Stoker, Phu Tang, Iqrah Tauhid, Tayla Tervakoski, Cecilia Theberge, Cassidy Toldness, Benjamin Tran, Kevin Truong, Kelsey Tucker, Joseph Valentin, Bridget Wahlberg, Bethany Walker, Olivia Wallace, Lok Wong, Andi Zeng, Melissa Zeng, Jun Pao Zhang, Yu Yao Zheng, Diana Zhou, Jia Zhou



Nov 132013

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, The Quincy Lodge of Elks presented all third graders in the Quincy Public Schools with a Student’s Dictionary. The DICTIONARY PROJECT is designed to enhance literacy and reading for all third grade students while helping them become good writers, active readers, and creative thinkers. Students receive their personal dictionary as a reference tool that can be taken with them into the fourth grade and use it throughout their school career.

The Elks feel a child cannot do his or her best work without a dictionary. Children deserve the best teachers and resources. If sites are set on anything less, we will be disappointed with the results.

Quincy Public Schools thanks the Quincy Lodge of Elks for their generous donation and feels privileged and honored to have them as a Quincy School ~ Community Partner!

Publication 8 ~ Aspen Student Portal

 Posted by on November 8, 2013
Nov 082013

Aspen’s Student Portal provides teachers, parents, and students an arena to communicate openly.  Families can use the Student Portal to view demographic data, academic progress, daily attendance records, schedules, assignments and grades for their Quincy Public Schools children.  Aspen’s Student Portal is currently being piloted at Broad Meadows Middle School for approximately 325 students. During the week of November 11, we’ll continue the Student Portal implementation for Atlantic, Central, Point Webster and Sterling Middle Schools.  North Quincy and Quincy High Schools will soon follow the week of November 18.

Within the Student Portal, students and parents will be able to view various features and tabs, including:

My Pages Tab:   Student homework assignments, and timelines

My Info Tab:      Student demographics, daily attendance, transcripts, assessments, and notifications

Academics Tab:  Academic information for each class, including student attendance summary and grades; Assignments, including due dates and scores, and class period attendance

Calendar Tab:     Students can create appointments and manage their class assignments

Student Locker: Students can upload and save files in the virtual locker.  For example, from your home computer, you might upload an English essay, or a spreadsheet you created for Math class.  Then, when you arrive at school, you can access your file from any computer.  A list of files you uploaded appears.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll continue with the Aspen implementation and share additional communication of various other Aspen features/modules consisting of Teacher Pages, Curriculum and Learning, and Special Education.





Middle School Cross-Country Season Wrap-Up

 Posted by on November 4, 2013
Nov 042013

Congratulations to the Broad Meadows Girls Cross-Country Team for an undefeated season!   Both Broad Meadows Girls and Central Middle School Boys Cross-Country Teams were named City Champions at the final cross-country meet of the year on October 25 at Pageant Field.

On Saturday, November 9, the 5th Annual Middle School Cross-Country Invitational was held in Canton.  Over 50 Quincy student-athletes were invited to compete at this state-wide meet.  Congratulations to John Riley, a Central Middle School 7th grader, for finishing first in the Grade 7 Boys Race.  Jillian O’Toole, an Atlantic 6th grader finished fourth in the Grade 6 Girls Race.  Liana Cunningham, a Broad Meadows 8th grader finished ninth in the Grade 8 Boys Race.  Saturday’s event was a great finish to a season that saw well over 200 middle school runners competing throughout the month of October.

Middle School Competitive Swim Program

 Posted by on November 1, 2013
Nov 012013

Middle School students are invited to take part in a FREE Competitive Skills Clinic that will be held on five Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in November, beginning next Tuesday, November 5.  The program will be directed by High School swim coach Bob McGillicuddy and transportation will be provided to and from the Lincoln Hancock Community School pool for Atlantic, Broad Meadows, Central, and Point Webster students.  Click here for more information; the completed form can be returned to your school office.