Holiday Concerts on Channel 22

 Posted by on December 29, 2015
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Central Middle School
Tuesday, December 29 – Saturday, January 2
12 noon, 7:00 pm
Parker Elementary School
Wednesday, December 30 – Sunday, January 3
10:00 am, 5:00 pm
Beechwood Knoll Elementary School  
Thursday, December 31 – Monday, January 4
9:30 am, 4:30 pm  (Band, Kindergarten, 1st Grade)
11:00 am, 6:00 pm (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades)
Bernazzani Elementary School
Sunday, January 3 – Thursday, January 7
12 noon, 7:00 pm
Clifford Marshall Elementary School
Tuesday, January 5 – Saturday, January 9
10:00 am, 6:00 pm

Happy Holidays from Quincy Public Schools!!

 Posted by on December 24, 2015
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Holly2All Quincy Public Schools will be closed Thursday, December 24 through Friday, January 1.   Classes will resume on Monday, January 4.

QPS Administrative offices at 34 Coddington Street will be open Monday, December 28 through Thursday, December 31.  Please call the Superintendent’s office at 617-984-8701 for assistance during the vacation week.

Fall 2015 Boston Globe All-Star Student Athletes

 Posted by on December 17, 2015
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Star2The Boston Globe recently named their All-Star Student Athletes for Fall 2015 and a number of Quincy Public Schools players were recognized for their accomplishments:

Cross-Country:   Abby Murphy, Quincy*; Jimmy Cannon, Peter Saccoach, North Quincy

Football:  Aidan Brown, North Quincy; Jahvae Handsom-Fields, Mike Munroe, Quincy

Golf:  Ben Regan, Quincy

Soccer:  Joelle Robinson, Aidan Smyth, Paulo Soares, Quincy; Molly Kate Cannon, Shannan Kennedy, Marissa McGue, Anxehelo Taho, North Quincy

Volleyball:  Isabelle Flaherty, Trina Liang, Sarah Tsan, North Quincy; Sarah Gibbons, Anxela Hoti, Nicole Jorgensen, Jessie Lei, Quincy

*Quincy High freshman Abby Murphy finished 43rd of 179 at the MIAA All-State Cross-Country championships with a time of 19:21, her best of the season.

At the NCAA Division 3 Nationals, North Quincy alum Emily Bryson, representing Brandeis, finished 31st out of a field of 280 to earn All-American.  Emily is the 29th alum of the Quincy Track Club to qualify as an All-American!

Congratulations to all of the All-Stars!!



Holiday Concerts on QPS Channel 22

 Posted by on December 15, 2015
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Tuesday, December 15 through Saturday, December 19
Snug Harbor   10:00 am and 5:30 pm
Squantum   11:00 am and 6:15 pm
Wednesday, December 16 through Sunday, December 20
Point Webster   noon and 7:00 pm
Friday, December 18 through Tuesday, December 22

North Quincy High School  1:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Sunday, December 20 through Thursday, December 24

Wollaston   11:00 am and 6:00pm


School Committee Update December 2015

 Posted by on December 11, 2015
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At the Wednesday, December 9 School Committee meeting, students were recognized for academic and community service performance:

DSC_0003Project 351 is a youth-driven service organization that brings together 8th grade Ambassadors from every city and town in Massachusetts to create positive change within communities.  Quincy’s Project 351 Ambassadors for 2016 (front row):  Juliana Tracey (Broad Meadows), Alyssa Gonzales (Central), Virginia To (Point Webster) and Mentors (back row): Daniel Gilbert and Ron Adams (Broad Meadows), Aaron Skowyra (Central), Jacqueline Principi (Point Webster) 

The American Education Week Poster & Essay contest featured students from Kindergarten through Grade 10 who created entries based on the theme “Great Public Schools: A Right and Responsibility.”

DSC_0013 Mrs. Maureen Fallon’s Kindergarten class from Wollaston Elementary School shared their 1st place winning poster featured community members working together to help build and support schools.

DSC_0017Wollaston Elementary School Kindergarten Paraprofessional Li-Fong Wong-Chau, Kindergarten Teacher Maureen Fallon, and Principal James Hennessy with students.


DSC_0021Grades 2-3 Essay Contest Winners (front row):  Casey Perdios (Grade 2, Clifford Marshall, 3rd place); Shauna Foran (Grade 3, Clifford Marshall, 1st place); Gia Hua (Grade 3, Lincoln Hancock, 2nd place) Back row:  Mayor Thomas Koch, Clifford Marshall Principal Nick Ahearn and Teacher Julie Barron; Lincoln Hancock Principal Ruth Witmer and Teacher Trudy Roybal, and School Committee Vice-Chair Kathryn Hubley.

DSC_0023Grades 4-5 Essay Contest Winners:  William Lam (Grade 4 Snug Harbor, 2nd place); Niamh Roland (Grade 4, Clifford Marshall, 3rd place); John Thomas Malvesti (Grade 5, Merrymount, 1st place)  Back row:  Mayor Thomas Koch, Teachers Susan Egan, Allison McGowan; Clifford Marshall Principal Nicholas Ahearn; Snug Harbor Principal Margaret MacNeil and Assistant Principal Michael Marani; Merrymount Teacher John Rogan and Principal Ann Pegg; School Committee Vice-Chair Kathryn Hubley

DSC_0027Grades 6-8 Essay Contest Winners: Jennifer Small (Grade 8, Central, 1st place); Jackson Zhao (Grade 8, Atlantic, 2nd place); Ryleigh Smith (Grade 7) and Margaret Fay (Grade 6), both from Broad Meadows, tied for 3rd place.  Back row:  School Committee Member Anne Mahoney, Central Principal Rick DeCristofaro, Jr. and Teacher Beverly McAuley; Atlantic Teacher Patricia Dunne and Principal Margaret MacNeil; Broad Meadows Teacher Ron Adams and Principal Daniel Gilbert; School Committee member Noel DiBona

DSC_0031Grades 9-10 Essay Contest Winners:  Frances Papandile (Grade 10, NQHS, 3rd place); Peter Anderson (Grade 10, NQHS, 2nd place), NQHS Teacher Sarah Casimiro; QHS Teacher Amy Bacchieri; Klei Hamzallari (Grade 10, QHS, 1st place).  Back Row:  School Committee Member David McCarthy, NQHS Principal Robert Shaw; QHS Principal Larry Taglieri, School Committee Members Barbara Isola, and Paul Bregoli

At the conclusion of the meeting, outgoing School Committee members Noel DiBona (2014-2015) and Dave McCarthy (2004-2015) were recognized for their years of service to the students, staff, and families of the Quincy Public Schools.

DSC_0043  DSC_0040School Committee Member Dave McCarthy with members of the Superintendent’s Leadership Team:  Kevin Segalla, Mary Fredrickson, Maura Papile, Beth Hallett, Erin Perkins, Mike Draicchio, Kevin Mulvey, James Mullaney, Madeline Roy, Keith Segalla, Judy Todd, Superintendent DeCristofaro



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Quincy Receives USDA Farm to School Grant

 Posted by on December 4, 2015
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DSC_0020Undersecretary of Agriculture for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon visited Quincy High School on Wednesday, December 2 in recognition of the USDA granting of $72,000 to Quincy for support of the Farm to School initiative.  Undersecretary Concannon met with Superintendent Richard DeCristofaro, Interim Planning Director James Fatseas, Quincy Public Schools and Planning & Community Development administrators and staff, State Representative Tackey Chan, School Committee Vice Chair Kathryn Hubley, and representatives from community partners such as Holly Hill Farm, the Quincy Farmers Market, the South Shore YMCA, and the Massachusetts Farm to School Network.

The Farm to School Implementation grant proposal was submitted by the City of Quincy Planning & Community Development Department in collaboration with Quincy Public Schools and the support of Mayor Thomas Koch.  The grant funding will allow for expansion of STEM-related curriculum through creating and supporting school gardens, providing extended curriculum opportunities beyond the bell for after school and summer programming, increasing family and community engagement around nutrition and local food sources, and expanding offerings of locally-produced fruits and vegetables in Quincy Public Schools breakfast and lunch programs.

DSC_0017(left to right) Interim Planning Director James Fatseas, Undersecretary of Agriculture Kevin Concannon, Superintendent Richard DeCristofaro



DSC_0021(left to right) Senior Curriculum Director Madeline Roy, Health Services Coordinator Rita Bailey, Lincoln Hancock Community School Principal Ruth Witmer, Undersecretary Kevin Concannon, Superintendent DeCristofaro, Sterling Middle School Principal John Franceschini, Quincy High School Principal Larry Taglieri

DSC_0022(left to right) Interim Planning Director James Fatseas, Principal Planner Elizabeth Manning, Assistant Planner Susan Karim, Community Development Director Sean Glennon, Undersecretary Kevin Concannon