To: The Quincy School District Parents and Guardians
From: Superintendent John Boyd
Re: Leadership Changes
Date: March 17, 2016
With so many positive changes happening, this is a very exciting time to be in the Quincy School District. In addition to implementing a new strategic road map to reshape the future of education to support our student and families, we are building and renovating seven schools. To top it off, we live in an area with an extremely dynamic economy that is attracting new families to our community and our schools. Today I am announcing two appointments to leadership positions in the Quincy School District for the 2016-2017 school year. These changes are being made to address growth in our district, implement our strategic road map and to share in the workload so we can effectively manage our future construction projects.
Charged recently with creating a “Mario-like” animated figure that could walk, run and jump across a computer screen, students in a new computer science class at Quincy High School put their heads down and got right to work. Angel Bermudez was one of the first students to program his cartoon-like character to walk and turn across the screen. It took the senior only about 20 minutes. He was moving on to making his character jump.
Bermudez, who plans to attend Eastern Washington University next year, is considering a career in computer science or engineering. He’s taken just about every computer class at QHS, but this one is different, he said. The class is taught by Microsoft professionals via Skype. Students are using headsets and webcams in the online class. And it’s also more challenging for the computer savvy Bermudez.
“This is getting us involved in computers,” he said. “It’s building a base foundation in how computers work.”