On Saturday, December 17, sixteen students on Atlantic Middle School’s Robotics team competed in the FIRST Eastern Massachusetts Lego League State Championship at Newton North High School. The team placed in the top 30 for robot performance and did extremely well in the overall competition winning the Gracious Professionalism Award; one of FIRST’s most prestigious awards. This award is given to the team who encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. With the guidance of coaches Michael Maguire and Brian Angell, the team from Atlantic put in many hours throughout the fall and had a great season. The team’s hard work and determination paid off and they now have the trophy to prove it.
Quincy Public Schools is very fortunate to have over one hundred dedicated community business partners. One of those valuable partners is Brewster Ambulance Service. Along with our Health teachers and school nurses, Brewster will be sponsoring a very special wellness initiative. During the months of January and February, eighth grade students will be learning more about heart health in their Health classes. The curriculum and supplemental materials will be in preparation for an opportunity to learn about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) directly from licensed Brewster Ambulance Service staff. All of the curriculum materials and resources will be available to you by clicking here.
In addition, Brewster Ambulance Service is offering the opportunity for Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians to participate in a no-cost full CPR/AED certification class on Saturday, February 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (snow date Saturday, February 11, 2017) in the Central Middle School gymnasium. Information on registration will be sent home later this month and transportation for you and your student will be provided to and from Atlantic, Point Webster, Sterling, and Broad Meadows Middle Schools. Please join us and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!
This week, Quincy Public Schools will be hosting a variety of events for high school students in observance of Substance Use Prevention & Education Week. Funding for this programming is provided by the generous support of the Mayor Thomas Koch and the Substance Abuse Task Force, Norfolk County Sheriff Michael Bellotti, and Peter and Heather Thompson in memory of Ryan Thompson.
Special events include Trivia Day with Impact Quincy, motivational speaker Travis Roy for Grade 11 students, Pay it Forward Mentors visits, and an Awareness Fair during all lunches.