The City of Quincy, in collaboration with Suzanne Condon, former Associate Commissioner and Director of Environmental Health for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, have developed the Interim and Long-Term Response Plan to address lead and copper levels above action level in Quincy Public Schools facilities. Click here to access the Interim and Long-Term Response Plan.
Are you ready for some football? North Quincy High School will meet Quincy High School at 10:00 am on Thanksgiving Day at Veterans Stadium for the 84th 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
On Saturday November 19th, over 80 middle school students from Quincy Public Schools attended the FIRST Lego League Newton Qualifier Robotics Competition at Newton North High School. In all, 31 teams from 16 cities and towns took part in the event.
This year’s challenge, Animal Allies, had three parts: a research project to identify and solve a specific problem, teamwork and core values, and a challenge to build and program a Lego robot to navigate a series of obstacles. Students presented to adults in the three areas of judging and twelve awards were given out for areas including technical work on the robot, development and presentation of a research project, and student’s demonstration of core values.
The Quincy teams did very well at this competition and were recognized with the awards summary below. ALL Quincy teams were acknowledged as having great enthusiasm and maturity throughout the event.
In addition to the competition, Quincy students participated in exciting opportunities at the event including hands-on robotic demonstrations, real life problem solving, and 3D printing. The Quincy teams learned a great deal at this competition and are already making plans for their spring competition; the Quincy Public Schools Robotics Challenge which will be held at Quincy High School on Saturday May 20, 2017.
Sterling had some challenges with their robot performance at the beginning of the day but made improvements throughout the competition and scored 30 points in their final match moving them into the top 20 overall. The team was very pleased with their accomplishments and left with the confidence they could compete with anyone in the future.
Point Webster came in second out of the five middle schools in the robot performance portion of competition and impressed the judges with a beautiful presentation board on bee colony collapse disorder.
Central’s consistency showed for the robot game and judging sessions as the team won the Gracious Professionalism Award for encouraging high-quality work and respectful competitiveness. One such act of professionalism was working with the Sterling team throughout the day, allowing them to share resources, strategies, and ideas.
The Broad Meadows team has grown from five students to twenty in just a few years and their teamwork and perseverance showed throughout the day. They were awarded the Innovation Solution Award and judges felt their project solution on savings whales was so remarkable it could be patented.
Atlantic’s robotics team did very well in all aspects of the competition and was the highest ranked team from Quincy. They were awarded with the Teamwork Award and placed 8th overall earning an invitation to the Eastern State Championship on Dec 17, 2016 at Newton North High School. This will be the first time Atlantic has attended a state level competition.
Happy Thanksgiving from Quincy Public Schools!
Thanksgiving Recess will begin with an early release from all schools on Wednesday as follows:
- 10:15 am Pre-Schools: ECC and Snug Harbor
- 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
Classes will resume on the regular schedule at all schools on Monday, November 28.
Water Testing for Lead and Copper Above Action Levels Results (Lead >15 ppb/Copper >1300 ppb — remedies indicated):
Results are available for all 20 school buildings as of November 16, 2016. Temporary replacement bubblers have been provided for buildings with 10 or fewer functioning bubblers while repairs are underway.
- Della Chiesa Early Childhood Center No sinks or bubblers tested above action levels
- Atherton Hough No sinks tested above action levels; 1 bubbler (lead 15.7 ppb; it has been disconnected)
- Beechwood Knoll 8 sinks (labeled for handwashing only)
- Bernazzani 11 sinks (labeled for handwashing only), 2 bubblers (lead 37 & 74 ppb; both have been disconnected)
- Lincoln Hancock 21 sinks (labeled for handwashing only), 4 bubblers (lead 22 ppb, 71 ppb, 74 ppb, 790 ppb; copper 2000 ppb; all have been disconnected)
- Clifford Marshall No sinks or bubblers tested above action levels
- Merrymount 8 sinks (labeled for handwashing only), 3 bubblers (lead 17 ppb, 21 ppb, 330 ppb; copper 2800 ppb; all have been disconnected)
- Montclair 5 sinks (labeled for handwashing only)
- Parker 1 sink (labeled for handwashing only), 1 bubbler (lead 29 ppb; has been disconnected)
- Snug Harbor 11 sinks (labeled for handwashing only)
- Squantum 1o sinks (labeled for handwashing only), 2 bubblers (lead 17 & 22 ppb; both have been disconnected)
- Wollaston 7 sinks (labeled for handwashing only)
- Atlantic 3 sinks (labeled for handwashing only), 1 bubbler (lead 45 ppb; has been disconnected)
- Broad Meadows 2 sinks (labeled for handwashing only)
- Central No sinks or bubblers tested above action level
- Point Webster No sinks or bubblers tested above action level
- Sterling 5 sinks (labeled for handwashing only)
- North Quincy 6 sinks (labeled for handwashing only), 13 bubblers (lead 16 ppb-4 bubblers, 17 ppb -2 bubblers, 19 ppb, 22 ppb, 25 ppb, 36 ppb-two bubblers, 46 ppb, 86 ppb; all have been disconnected)
- Quincy 1 sink (labeled for handwashing only)
- GOALS No sinks or bubblers tested above action level
The November Citywide Parent Council meeting will be held Monday, November 14 at 7:00 pm at the Broad Meadows Middle School. All interested parents and community members are welcome to attend!
#3 Quincy High School travels to Wellesley High School to face #1 Newton North, Saturday, November 12 at 10:00 am!
On Saturday November 19, Quincy Public Schools is sending five middle school robotics teams to compete in the FLL Newton Qualifier held at Newton North High School from 8:00-3:00. There will be 25 teams from the region competing in this year FLL contest titled Animal Allies. Teams will rotate through field competition, technical judging, presentation judging, and core values activities. The five teams from Quincy Public Schools are:
- 14144 QPS Sterling Eagles – 15 students attending, coach Lou Venturelli
- 14145 QPS Central Rams – 15 students attending, coaches Helen Mastico & Michelle Cunniff
- 14146 QPS Atlantic Admirals – 20 students attending, coaches Michael Maguire & Brian Angell
- 14147 QPS Broad Meadows Breakers – 20 students attending, coach Deb Baird
- 14148 QPS Point Webster Panthers – 18 students attending, coach Laurel Hendrickson
The schedule of events is as follows:
|Pits Open||7:30 AM|
|Core Values Judging||9:00-12:50|
|Robot Matches||1:20 -2:35|
#4 North Quincy High School will travel to meet #1 Newton North High School in Newton at 6:30 pm.
#3 Quincy High School will travel to meet #2 King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham at 6:00 pm.
GOOD LUCK TO BOTH TEAMS!!
Due to the expected high level of voters at school-based polling sites, Quincy Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 8. All schools will re-open on Wednesday, November 9 on the regular schedule.
Quincy Public Schools will also be closed on Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.