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Facilities Planning Community Information

Dear Quincy Community,

The Quincy School District recently received a grant from the State of Washington for $11,300 to complete a Study & Survey which analyzed the conditions of our buildings and the current growth of our student population.  The study found that building conditions are in good shape but we will continue to have issues with increases in student population that could become acute over the next 5 years.  In October 2007 our student population was 2,392 students compared to now, October 2014, when student population was 2,851 students (this equates to growth of 65.57 students per year).  A forecast projects that there will be an increase to 3,223 students by 2019.  Given the growth in the student population and our already crowded K-8 Classrooms, there is a need to create more space for students by building new classroom space.  

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District SES Website Information

After School Tutoring Available!

Your child may be eligible for free extra tutoring/instruction through Title I Supplemental Education Services!

Applies only to students enrolled at the following schools:

Pioneer Elementary, George Elementary, Monument Elementary, Quincy Jr. High

For more information about tutoring providers please visit:  http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/SES/Statewide.aspx

If you would like more information, please contact your school office. 

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Supplemental Services in Quincy


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Dr Robert Brooks


Dr. Robert Brooks’ delivered a key note address to the QSD staff entitled, The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate. He  asked us to “connect the dots backwards” in order to recall the events that have impacted our present lives and he reminded us that even the most successful adults have had at least one “charismatic adult” in their lives without whom they may not have achieved success.   We watched a YouTube video of Pharrell Williams explaining that without the support of his band teacher, he would not be where he is today.   Through his humorous and touching stories, Bob Brooks helped us understand that a basic feature of a positive mindset is “To believe that all children from birth want to learn and be successful.” Instead of believing that students are unmotivated, Bob described how students are often dominated by “avoidance motivation” in order to protect themselves from feeling embarrassed and humiliated.  He suggested that:  If we believe all students are motivated to learn and if we understand and that students practice “avoidance motivation,” it will empower us to create “motivating environments” where students can thrive and achieve at high levels. When students are failing we have to ask ourselves what we can do differently rather than expecting the students to change first.   Finally, Dr. Brooks discussed three basic needs that must be met for students to be motivated to learn. 

  1. The need to belong and feel connected (and let’s add the word welcome): When any member of the school environment feels alienated, learning and achievement will be compromised and anger and resentment will become dominant features
  2. The need for self-determination and autonomy, which are significant features of a sense of ownership and resilience: What input and choices do all members of a school community feel they have?  Do they feel their voice is being heard and respected?
  3. The need to feel competent: To identify and reinforce each child’s “islands of competence”  

I would like to ask that we begin to challenge ourselves by eliminating the words lazy and unmotivated from our vocabulary and to empower each other by asking what we can do differently to help student learn.   I will be looking to highlight examples of staff creating “motivating environments” at different times throughout the school year so please email me if you or your colleagues have examples to share and we will highlight these in on our website and in publications.  I will email these examples to Dr. Brooks and who knows, we just might find our way into Dr. Brooks’ next keynote address.  

Powerpoint presentation

Student Mindset article

Teacher Mindset article

Dr. Robert Brooks website


John L. Boyd


Quincy School District


Quincy School District Selects John Boyd as Next Superintendent

John Boyd 150Quincy School District’s Board of Directors selected John Boyd from a field of three finalists to serve as the district’s next superintendent. Mr. Boyd currently serves as Executive Director of Instructional Leadership in Highline School District in Burien. Highline School District has a student enrollment of more than 18,000 students.

“The board was impressed with Mr. Boyd’s work in his current position as Executive Director of Instructional Leadership, where he focused on working one-on-one with principals to develop their instructional leadership and help them improve student achievement,” said Board President Tricia Lubach. “His work with principals includes using student data, meaningful professional feedback and ongoing professional development to ensure that every student receives the support and rigorous instruction needed to succeed academically. He has a strong background in ELL (English Language Learners) and is bilingual in English and Spanish, which is a good fit for Quincy School District, where almost 86% of students are Hispanic/Latino and many speak Spanish as their native language.” Mr. Boyd received high ratings from the participants who provided feedback to the board throughout the search process, including parents, community members, students and QSD staff members.

Mr. Boyd has worked in the Seattle and Edmonds School Districts since 1992, including three years in his current position, where he focuses on instructional leadership, school operations and working with the Senior Leadership Team.  Previously, he was Principal of Chief Sealth International High School for seven years and Principal of the Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center for four years.  He has teaching and administrative experience at elementary, middle and high school levels, including English Language Learners (ELL) and bilingual instruction. Mr. Boyd is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Current QSD superintendent, Dr. Burton Dickerson, is retiring at the end of the 2013-2014 school year after leading the district for seven years. The board contracted with Northwest Leadership Associates to assist with the superintendent search.


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Quincy School District

119 J Street SW

Quincy, WA 98848

Phone: 509-787-4571

Office Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 8:00-4:30

Summer Office Hours: Mon. - Thurs.  8:00-4:30 (June 16-August 15, 2014)

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Quincy Weather

Current Forecast
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 8:53 pm PDT
High: 72°F
Low: 46°F
Sunrise  6:05 am
Sunset 7:49 pm
Wind: 15 mph
Humidity: 24 %
Visibility: 10 mi
Barometer: 30.06 in
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72°F / 44°F
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