Mar 212016

For current Quincy Public Schools Grade 5 students who will enter Grade 6 in 2016-17 and did not attend the Elementary Laboratory Center (ELC) in Grade 5, but wish to be considered to enter the Advanced Placement Center (APC) at Central Middle School, there is an process to follow to request re-evaluation.   Students requesting a re-evaluation must meet the following criteria:  Two advanced scores on their most recent English Language Arts and Mathematics MCAS.  Click here to request re-evaluation for a Grade 5  student in QPS.   Students meeting the above criteria will be contacted to schedule additional testing in May 2016.   All decisions regarding placement in the APC program will be mailed to Parents and Guardians in May 2016.

Private school students who may be eligible for the APC program for grade 6 may request an evaluation if they meet the following criteria: Documented evidence of scores at or above the 95thpercentile on standardized assessments such as the Stanford Achievement Test or the Terra Nova.  Click here to request an evaluation for a private school Grade 5 student.  Testing for private school students will occur in May 2016 on an invitation-only basis.   Parents and Guardians will be informed of acceptance decisions in May 2016.

If you have questions regarding the ELC and APC programs, please contact Curriculum Coordinator Erin Perkins at or 617.984.8712.

Youth Employment Permits

 Posted by on March 8, 2016
Mar 082016

Employment permits (“working papers”) for 14-to-17 year-old students are issued through the North Quincy and Quincy High School main offices for both Quincy Public Schools students and Quincy residents who attend private schools.   High School Principals Shaw and Taglieri have been designated by Superintendent DeCristofaro to issue these permits.

To begin the application process, click here to download the form.   Bring the completed form and a student id, recent report card, or birth certificate to either high school main office between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm for review and processing.   The high school offices are open Monday through Friday during July and August, with the exception of Friday, July 3.

Employment permits will be issued within 48 hours of receipt of completed form and required documentation.

Mar 042016

At the March 2, 2016 School Committee meeting Paraprofessional staff members with twenty years of service or more were recognized.

DSC_0026Kindergarten Paraprofessional Staff
(left to right)

Caroline Choueiri, Merrymount; Mildred Savage, Lincoln Hancock; Catherine MacDonald, Atherton Hough (45 years); Carol Wong, Squantum; Ines Lee, Parker; Lan Fong (Lana) Liu, Wollaston; Maisy Tong, Montclair


DSC_0011Administrative Paraprofessional Staff (left to right)

Frances Ward, NQHS Attendance (32 years); Marguerite Califano, QHS Health Office; Jeanne McQuinn, Point Webster Main Office; Paula Nicholson, NQHS Health Office; Gayle Patten, QHS Attendance; Elaine Sullivan, QHS Attendance;  not pictured:  Deborah Purdy, Atlantic Main Office

DSC_0049Special Education & Academic Program Paraprofessional Staff
(left to right)

Catherine McSweeney, Atherton Hough; Marybeth Phillips, Snug Harbor (32 years); Kowshilla (Carla) Jaggernath, Snug Harbor; Sharon Jarvie, Snug Harbor; Kathleen Powers, Squantum; Mary Ann Morgan, Sterling; Rosanne Ready, Broad Meadows; Margery Lyons, QTMP; not pictured: Carol Calvert, QHS ELL; Jane Pettinelli, Squantum; Po Chu Sham, Snug Harbor

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Catherine McSweeney, Gail Anastos, Carly Zappolo, Marissa Qualter, Principal Robin Moreira and Atherton Hough staff with  and Catherine MacDonald, Jeanne DeBoer,




DSC_0061Kathleen Powers, Squantum Elementary School Principal Steve Sylvia, Carol Wong, Mary Corwin




Ines Lee and Parker Elementary School Principal Maryanne Palmer





Sterling Middle School Principal John Franceschini, Mary Ann Morgan, Assistant Principal Courtney Mitchell



Margery Lyons, Senior Director of Student Support Services Maura Papile, QTMP Coordinator Noreen O’Connell




Noreen O’Connell, Margery Lyons, Elaine Sullivan, Gayle Patten, QHS Assistant Principal Ellen Murray, Marguerite Califano




Marybeth Phillips, Snug Harbor Community School Principal Margaret MacNeil, Carla Jaggernath, Sharon Jarvie



Broad Meadows Middle School Principal Daniel Gilbert, Rosanne Ready and family




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Wollaston Elementary School Principal Jim Hennessy and Lana Liu







Elementary Curriculum Director Erin Perkins, Caroline Chouieri, ELL Director Beth Hallett



Winter Athletics Tournament Time!!

 Posted by on March 1, 2016
Mar 012016

BasketballTuesday, March 1 

  • QHS Girls Basketball at HOME vs. Barnstable, 6:30 p.m.
  • QHS Boys Hockey at Bourne Arena vs. Bishop Feehan, 4:00 p.m.



Wednesday, March 2

  • QHS Boys Basketball at HOME vs. B.C. High, 6:30 p.m.
  •  Q/NQ Girls Hockey at Quincy Youth Arena vs Andover, 8:15 p.m.
  • NQHS Boys Hockey at Franklin Arena vs. Westwood, 8:00 p.m.