Read Across America

 Posted by on March 12, 2019
Mar 122019
Kiarra Adkins a senior from the EEC program supports literacy by reading Rainbow Fish to first graders at Atherton Hough Elementary School.
Feb 082019

The Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors of Massachusetts, PHCC of MA, will recognize Kyle Tobin as the Outstanding Plumbing Student from Quincy High School Career and Technical Programs. Kyle will receive this award on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the PHCC Award Ceremony and Trade Show in Marlboro, MA.   

Congratulations, Kyle!

Feb 042019


Congratulations to the following students for becoming Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop CC:


Juliana Beane
Abigail Decie
Ryan Duong
Sarah Le
Karmina Llaga
Zhao Li
Dean Sirois-Watts
Alita Wanaslip

Ms. McGinnity’s class was 8 for 8 this year. All students participating in the exam passed!


Feb 042019

Merry Perry of Merry Perry Design was kind enough to come into Ms. McGinnity’s Design & Visual Communications program and guide her juniors through a peer critique of a real-world design job that they are working on.

The students created mood boards and sketched out designs for a new restaurant at Marina Bay. Victory Point (the old Fishbones) is now owned by Donato Fratarolli and the students have been tasked to redesign their logo. Anna Fratarolli, Donato’s sister, has given the students a brief of what she is looking for in a new logo. Ms. Perry came in and guided the students through a thorough critiquing process. Both presenters and peers learned the nuances of proper critique and analyzation of their designs.

The student’s found this extremely helpful. Having a professional designer come in and help guide them toward the final design was invaluable.

Merry is also a treasured member of the Advisory Board for Design & Visual Communications. She owns her own design firm here in Quincy. She also has helped out with mock interviews. She comes to Ms. McGinnity’s class each year and shares her expertise. Merry also donated a multitude of design journals, books and magazines. Thanks Merry!

Jan 032019

PV Sullivan Supply recently donated over a thousand dollars in plumbing supplies to the Quincy High School Plumbing Program.  This donation was designated to support the Freshman Exploratory Class in which students survey each of the fifteen technical majors.  The supplies were used to design and develop cell phone stands. QHS is grateful to Ward 4 City Councillor, Brian Palmucci for making this possible.

The exploratory program provides freshman the opportunity to rotate through the fifteen Career Vocational and Technical Education programs offered at QHS, giving them choices in a career pathway.

Special thanks to Jim Sullivan, President of PV Sullivan Supply for his generous donation to Quincy High School’s Plumbing Technology Program.

While participating in the Plumbing Technology rotation, each student has the opportunity to measure, cut, and assemble PVC to make a cell phone stand.

Quincy High School Career Vocational and Technical Education staff are grateful to Jim Sullivan for his generous donation and support of the QHS Plumbing Technology Program.  Community Partners make it possible!!!

Seniors Teach First Graders

 Posted by on December 6, 2018
Dec 062018

Cassie Mayo a senior in the EEC program is working with first grade students at Squantum Elementary School.  She is using technology to support handwriting.

National Business Honor Society Goes

 Posted by on December 5, 2018
Dec 052018

National Business Honor Society – Quincy High School Chapter members (left to right) Dorothy Huang, Abigail Murphy, Anne Ballard, Eamonn Mayo and Michelle McLaughlin (missing from picture) went shopping recently to fulfill the Christmas wishes of 10 Quincy children through the Adopt-A-Child program run by the Quincy Community Action Programs.  The National Business Honor Society, Quincy High School Chapter, raised over $500 for this initiative. This is the fourth year that the Quincy High School Chapter has been able to spread some cheer to the youth of the Quincy community!  Good job Dorothy, Abby, Anne, Eamonn, Michelle and the whole National Business Honor Society, Quincy High Chapter!

Mass Art Visits DVC

 Posted by on November 15, 2018
Nov 152018

Marcus Payzant visited Ms. McGinnity’s Design & Visual Communications class today. Marcus explained to the students how to prepare a portfolio for students who create their artwork digitally. The students were put at ease that the work they were creating in DVC is perfectly acceptable for an art portfolio. He gave them suggestions and answered all their questions so that they are prepared to apply to any art school.