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.
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!!
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
At the Wednesday, December 9 School Committee meeting, students were recognized for academic and community service performance:
Project 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.”
Grades 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.
Grades 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
Grades 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
Grades 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.
School 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
Quincy School Committee 2014-2015
Undersecretary 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.
(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
(left to right) Interim Planning Director James Fatseas, Principal Planner Elizabeth Manning, Assistant Planner Susan Karim, Community Development Director Sean Glennon, Undersecretary Kevin Concannon