Additional concert broadcast dates will be scheduled next week.
All Quincy Public Schools will be closed from Wednesday, December 24 through Sunday, January 4. Elementary and middle school students have an early release day on Tuesday, December 23 and will be dismissed at their usual times of 11:25 am or 11:55 am for elementary schools and 12:15 pm for middle schools. Both high schools have a regular school day on Tuesday, December 23 with dismissal at 2:30 pm.
All Quincy Public Schools will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2015 on their regular schedules.
From all of us at Quincy Public Schools, best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season with family and friends!
Additional information will be posted as soon as broadcast times are scheduled for other schools.
Thursday, December 18:
Congratulations to the student-athletes from both high schools who were named All-Scholastic and All-Stars by the Boston Globe in the following fall sports:
Cross-Country: Emily Bryson, NQHS
Cross-Country: Marguerite Belcher, Julia Bryson, Jimmy Cannon, Devin Hiltunen, Mike Mullaney (NQHS)
Football: Andrew Kiley, Nick Manning (NQHS); Hoti Abraham, Jahvae Handsom-Fields, James Lam, Mike Munroe (QHS)
Soccer: Denis Calero, Courtney Campo, Molly Kate Cannon, Ciara Forde, John Lopes, Marissa McGue (NQHS); Yuri Mascarenas, Emma Papile, Aidan Smyth (QHS)
Volleyball: Sarah Gibbons, Nicole Jorgensen, Emma Kelly (QHS)
Back on December 2nd a survey for parents and guardians of QPS elementary students was posted. If you have a child attending a QPS elementary school and you haven’t taken the survey, click here. Thanks for your support!
At last night’s ‘Tis the Season event, Quincy Public Schools students, parents, teachers, administrators, and guests enjoyed an evening of holiday music by the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and supported by students from the John Adams Orchestra and the combined high school choirs.
Members of the John Adams Orchestra were as follows:
Violins: Kathryn Anderson , Julian Bokulich, Serena Chen, Anthony Chu, Audrey Duclos, Ethan Graney, Amaryllis Gu, Jasmine Horburapa, Sirin Horburapa, Akima Khuong, Caitlin Leach, Katherine Li, Daniel Liu, Katherine MacPherson, Breda O’Connor, Peggie O’Connor, Thomas Potts, Emily Vu, Kayla Vu, Sarah Woods, Iris Xie; Violas: Stanley Chen, Alex Cox, Amanda Morris, Ethan Sit; Cellos: Brian Leach, Janet Little, Luke Molloy; Oboe: Karen Palmatier
Photos courtesy of the Quincy Sun.
Next week, five Quincy Public Schools will be featured on Channel 5’s Eye Opener segment at 5:10 am and 6:10 am daily. The videos will also be available on the wcvb.com website after 7:00 am each day under Top Videos.
- Monday, December 15: Lincoln Hancock Community School
- Tuesday, December 16: Bernazzani Elementary School
- Wednesday, December 17: Point Webster Middle School
- Thursday, December 18: Atlantic Middle School
- Friday, December 19: Squantum Elementary School
On Wednesday, December 17, Channel 5 will be broadcasting from Quincy Center and showcasing Quincy throughout the day, including features on some unique programs at Quincy High School and Atlantic Middle School.
On Thursday, December 4, 2014, Quincy’s F.W. Parker Elementary School will be featured on the Ellen show, broadcast locally on WCVB at 4:00 pm. It all began last summer, when first grade teacher Julie White-Patel answered a survey on the ellentv.com website about technology needs at the school, hoping to be selected for an online feature that pairs private donors with schools. Two weeks ago, a production crew visited Parker to film a day in the life of the school and last week, Ms. White-Patel learned that she was invited to California to be in the studio audience for a taping of the Ellen show. Meanwhile, Parker’s principal Dr. Maryanne Palmer and Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard DeCristofaro had been notified that Ms. White-Patel and the Parker school might potentially receive much more:
Photo and caption courtesy of ellentv.com and Telepictures Productions, Inc.
Ellen thought Julie Patel was absolutely amazing, and loves her passion for teaching. Ellen’s friends at Wells Fargo believe that small acts make a huge difference, and that every day, Julie is changing her students’ lives. So they gave Parker Elementary a check for $25K! Wells Fargo also wanted to make the holiday season a little more magical for her students, so they gave every student at Parker a backpack full of school supplies, winter wear, and a Wells Fargo plush pony!
Parker School students and staff were invited to a special viewing of the “reveal” last night and were treated to refreshments and a school auditorium decorated for the holiday season, courtesy of the Ellen show. Superintendent DeCristofaro said that “this gift from Wells Fargo has the potential to be transformative for Parker School’s students, given the opportunity for innovation that state-of-the-art classroom technology will provide for the staff.” Principal Palmer “is looking forward to working with Ms. White-Patel and all of the dedicated staff members at Parker to implement the technology wishlist. Thanks to Wells Fargo and Ellen for the amazing gift that will make a huge difference for the 300 students at the F.W. Parker School!”
With winter quickly approaching, now is a good time to update your Quincy Public Schools Instant Alert account. Quincy Public Schools Principals use Instant Alert to let parents know about upcoming events, schedule changes, and school cancellations or delayed openings. You can update your Instant Alert preferences at any time to receive notifications at different times of the day on your home phone, work phone, cell phone or via email or text.
Follow this link to update your Instant Alert account or enroll for the first time: https://instantalert.honeywell.com/