Jun 272014

Dr. Peter A. Kurzberg, in his Quincy School Committee-designated role as appointing authority, notified Mayor Thomas Koch and members of the Quincy School Committee today that Rick DeCristofaro, Jr. has been appointed the new principal of Central Middle School, effective July 1, 2014. 

Mr. DeCristofaro has been Assistant Principal of Central Middle School since December 2011.  Prior to joining the Central Middle School administrative staff, Mr. DeCristofaro was a guidance counselor at North Quincy High School and Quincy Evening High School and a Grades 4 and 5 teacher at the Montclair Elementary School.

Message from Mayor Koch

 Posted by on June 20, 2014
Jun 202014

Dear Friends,

With the school year now behind us, I wanted to write a quick note to
personally wish you and your family a happy and safe summer.  It’s a
wonderful time of year of in Quincy, and I hope you are able to spend some
time relaxing with your friends and family.

It’s also a good time to offer my personal thanks to everyone at Quincy
Public Schools for a great year. From our staff, to classroom teachers, to
administrators to the Superintendent’s leadership team and my colleagues on
the School Committee, we are making great strides together as a community
and as a school system, which I truly believe is among the best in the

For generations of our young people, summer in Quincy means the programs of the Quincy Recreation Department and the Thomas Crane Public Library.  I
often hear from new parents and residents who have recently come to Quincy
amazed at the number and quality of summer programs run by “Quincy Rec” and the TCPL.  If you have not already, please check out the offerings by
calling Quincy Rec at 617-376-1394, visiting www.quincyrec.com, or by
visiting the library’s site at  http://thomascranelibrary.org.

I’d also ask you to save a special date for Sunday, September 14, when we
will be hosting a fun event for the entire family – the 1st Annual City of
Presidents 5K Run/Walk.  Please stay tuned for more details.

Again, please accept my warmest wishes for a wonderful summer, and as
always, do not hesitate to contact me directly if I can be of assistance in
any matter.

Thomas P. Koch

Quincy Public Schools Retirement Lunch

 Posted by on June 18, 2014
Jun 182014

DSC_0003On Tuesday, June 3, Quincy Public Schools and the Quincy Education Association recognized this year’s retiring educators, administrators, and support staff for their many years of dedicated service to the students and families of Quincy.  Over thirty retirees were recognized, including:  Maureen Ajemian, Quincy High School; Kathleen Bakis, Snug Harbor Community School; Judy Bielski, Quincy High School; Charlene Bernick, Point Webster Middle School; Lois Blowers, Lincoln Hancock; Rosemary Bowman, Atlantic Middle School; Peter Chella, Broad Meadows Middle School; Brenda Chin, Wollaston Elementary School; Michael Colley, Quincy High School; Elaine Faber, North Quincy High School; Kathleen Foley, Lincolnn Hancock; Yuk Fung, Montclair Elementary School; Ulrike Giglio, Clifford Marshall Elementary School; Richard Green, North Quincy High School; Patricia Hickey, Snug Harbor Community School; David Hohman, Snug Harbor Community School; Jane Kisielius, Health Services Coordinator; Linda Lee, Parker; Mary Lydon, Atlantic Middle School; Debra McLaughlin, Atherton Hough; Sandra McNeice, Quincy High School; Thomas Natola, Beechwood Knoll Elementary School; Patricia Nichol, Custodial Services; Mary Ross, Bernazzani Elementary School; Regina Scanlan, Quincy High School; Patricia Smith, Snug Harbor Community School; Barbara Standrick, Broad Meadows Middle School; Carolyn Treacy, Lincoln Hancock; Joyce Wells, Snug Harbor Community School; Jackie Weir, Quincy High School Athletics; Joel olf, Quincy High School

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Jun 052014

parker-exterior l-h-exteriorAt their June 4 Board Meeting, the Massachusetts School Building Authority invited the Lincoln Hancock Community School and the F.W. Parker Elementary School into the Accelerated Repair Program for their proposed window and door replacement projects.  Under this program, the funding availability is expedited through the pairing of each school district with pre-qualified Owners’ Project Managers and Designers, so the schedule is much shorter than with new construction.

These two Quincy Public Schools were selected out of 120 projects submitted statewide for the Accelerated Repair Program.


Jun 032014

Quincy Public Schools will hold its 2nd Annual Student Athlete Leadership Summit on Wednesday, June 4th at the Granite Links Golf Club.

 This summit has been developed to provide an opportunity for the incoming captains of  interscholastic athletic teams from both high schools to learn more about issues that affect student athletes while offering leadership strategies and positive models for team building.  Topics to be covered during this morning meeting include concussion awareness/prevention and nutrition.

School~Community Partners Quincy Medical Center/Steward Health Care and the South Shore YMCA will join with our own Health Services staff to provide the student-athletes with valuable information that will assist them as they assume their leadership roles.

Quincy Public Schools FY2015 Budget

 Posted by on June 3, 2014
Jun 032014

At the May 28, 2014 Budget and Finance Subcommittee meeting, School Committee voted to move the Draft FY2015 Quincy Public Schools Budget forward for public review and comment.  The Public Hearing on the FY2015 Budget is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4 at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall.

Click here for the Draft FY2015 Quincy Public Schools Budget.

Click here for the Public Hearing Agenda.