Due to the inclement weather all Quincy Public Schools will be closed.
Due to the inclement weather all Quincy Public Schools will be closed on Friday 2/10/17.
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!
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.
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|
Lloyd Hill Auditorium
100 Coddington St.
Nov 4th at 7:30 pm
Tickets are $5 for QPS students
$10 for general admission.
Tickets will be available one hour before curtain.
October is a busy month for our experienced and aspiring student musicians. Both the John Adams and Abigail Adams Orchestras begin Monday, October 17th and the After School Strings Lessons begin during the week of October 11th.
For more specific information regarding times, locations, and registration please visit the link below to access informational and registration forms.
It is exciting to announce that the John and Abigail Adams Orchestras are soon underway and the registration has begun. Additionally, the Strings Small Group lessons has begun as well. Click below to view the registration information and learn more.
Students were hard at work as they enjoyed all the Summer Learning Center had to offer. Approximately 80 students ranging from Pre-K to Grade 4 showed up with smiles and enthusiasm showing just how fun learning can be. A special thanks to all the teachers and paraprofessionals who worked so hard to offer such a fantastic program to our QPS students.