Happy Thanksgiving!!

 Posted by on November 26, 2015
Nov 262015

CornucopiaHappy Thanksgiving from Quincy Public Schools!

Quincy Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.

83rd Annual Turkey Day Game

 Posted by on November 26, 2015
Nov 262015

Football2Are you ready for some football?  North Quincy High School will host Quincy High School at 10:00 am on Thanksgiving Day at Veterans Stadium for the 83rd annual crosstown showdown!!

Live audio will be available on QATV Channel 8 and the game will be rebroadcast at 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm and midnight on Thanksgiving Day.

If you are traveling out of Quincy on Thanksgiving, you can follow the action with QATV by visiting football.iscorecast.com and enter customer ID 68BF84C2B6 to follow a live, play-by-play scorecast.  You can also follow QATV on Twitter @QuincyAccessTV or like QATV on Facebook for updates during the big game!

QPS Educator Mini-Grants

 Posted by on November 24, 2015
Nov 242015

DSC_0064On Thursday, November 12, over 100 Quincy Public Schools educators received mini-grants to fund 87 proposals for classroom materials, technology, and special programs to enhance the educational opportunities for students across all grades.  Grant funding was provided by Boston University, the David Ezickson Foundation, Attorney George Burke, and the Quincy School~Community Partnership.

This year’s grant recipients were:  Laura Anderson, Michelle Andrews, Carol Austin, Deborah Baird, Kate Baldwin, Janet Bargar, Rachel Bloom, Lori Cahill, Laurie Carnes, Erina Carr, Paul Carson, Loren Catrambone, Diana Cavallo, Matthew Cavanaugh, Mark Chella, Paul Cheney, Natalie Coady, Theresa Corbo, Rebecca Cordero, Michelle Cunniff, Jennifer Currie, Amber Dame, Casey Deaguero, Kimberly DeBello, Melissa DeGraan, Michael DeMarco, Taylor Dennehy, Thomas Doucette, Marcy Eaton, Matthew Edgerly, Katherine Ell, Jackie Fitzpatrick, Susan Foley, Marisa Forrester, Dan Frank, Trish Gannon, Jennifer Garrett, Julie Graham, Sean Greene, Jill Griffith, Mary Griffith, Kelli Guarino, Lauren Guarriero, Wendy Hanlon, Deborah Harper Padula, Tracey Hennault,  Laurel Hendrickson, Elise Higgins-Steele, Mary Ann Hunter, Mary Hurley, Michael Imhoff, Lauren Jensen, Anna Jorgensen, Sally Joyce, Robin Kaplan, Michelle Kaye, Richard Kenneally, Sarah Kearns, Julie Krieger, Danielle LaRose, Jennifer Leary, Maureen Lynch, Alicia Lyons, Sarah Magnuson, Michael Maguire, Joanne Martell, Helen Mastico, Rachel Matzdorff, Aileen McGinnity, Colleen Meskell, Kimberly Michaud, Clare Murphy, Deirdre Murphy, Emily Murphy, Jennifer Murphy, Lisa Nasanofski, Sarah Norwood, Katherine O’Connell, Johanna O’Connor, Alyse Olivieri, Debra Peters, James Phelan, Mary Ellen Phillips, Kenneth Reichel, Holly Rendle, Caitlin Schmidt, Aliza Schneller, Maura Shaughnessy, Jessica Sikora, Timothy Smith, Lynn Sullivan, Kim Taglieri, Dennis Thibault, Abby Thorell, Desiree Troy, Dorinda Vale, Bridget Vaughn, Ellen Wallace, Loksze Wong, Jessica Worden, Hallie Yohe, Angela Yu.

Congratulations to all the mini-grant recipients!

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Nov 232015

CornucopiaThe early dismissal schedule for  Wednesday, November 25 will be as follows:

  •  10:15 am Pre-Kindergarten:  ECC and Snug Harbor (no afternoon Pre-K)

11:25 am Elementary Schools:  Atherton Hough, Bernazzani, Lincoln Hancock, Merrymount, Wollaston

11:55 am Elementary Schools:  Beechwood Knoll, Clifford Marshall, Montclair, Parker, Snug Harbor, Squantum

10:55 am Middle Schools:  Atlantic, Broad Meadows, Central, Point Webster, Sterling

After rally North Quincy High School, Quincy High School

All Quincy Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.

Nov 182015

Mayor Thomas Koch, City Solicitor James Timmins, Superintendent Richard DeCristofaro, Public Buildings Director Walter MacDonald, and Principal John Franceschini attended the Massachusetts School Building Authority Board Meeting held on November 18, 2015.  At the meeting, it was confirmed that the City of Quincy’s Sterling Middle School project had successfully completed the requirements of the Feasibility Study phase in collaboration with Quincy’s  Owner’s Project Manager Joslin Lesser and Designer Ai3.  At the recommendation of the Feasibility Study, the Sterling Middle School project will move ahead in the design and construction of a new building.

On a unanimous vote, the MSBA Board moved the Sterling Middle School into the Preferred Schematic Design phase, where the project team will develop a final design program in sufficient detail to establish the scope, budget and schedule for the new Sterling Middle School building in the next phase of the project.  The Preferred Schematic Design phase of the project is expected to take four to six months, and will begin this week with meetings with Sterling staff and Superintendent’s Leadership Team members from each grade, curriculum, and program area.  The Preferred Schematic Design phase will culminate in a presentation at an MSBA Board meeting in Spring 2016.

Click here for more information on the Preferred Schematic Design phase from the MSBA.

Middle School Robotics ~ Trash Trek Tournament

 Posted by on November 17, 2015
Nov 172015

Extended Educational Programs ~ Merrymount 11.10

On Saturday, November 21st Robotics team members from each of the five Quincy middle schools will be competing at the Trash Trek First Lego League Tournament at Newton North High School. Please view the image for more information.

Nov 172015

On Tuesday, November 10, Reebok International presented a donation of $50,000.00 to Quincy Public Schools to fund “Emily Z’s BOKS Quincy” before-school exercise program at all sixteen elementary and middle schools in Quincy. BOKS (Build Our Kids Success) is an initiative of the Reebok Foundation and complements Quincy Public Schools’ Health and Wellness goals of providing opportunities for physical activity both within the school day and beyond the bell. This donation is the first of four annual planned gifts to be given by Reebok in memory of Central Middle School teacher Emily Zarnoch. Several elementary schools are in their third school year of hosting the BOKS program and at the November 10 event over thirty BOKS leaders were trained to implement the program citywide.

BOKS Donation

Pictured left to right: Deputy Superintendent Kevin Mulvey, Superintendent of Schools Richard DeCristofaro, BOKS Program Founder and Executive Director Kathleen Tullie, John Zarnoch, Luke Zarnoch, Mayor Thomas P. Koch