SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 5:30 PM
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
119 J ST SW, QUINCY, WA 98848
Any person, including a parent, guardian, teacher or student) may nominate a student for Quincy School District’s Highly Capable Program. It provides students of high academic and intellectual ability an opportunity to explore concepts in great depth and further develop their intellectual thinking and creativity. To participate in the Highly Capable Program, students must meet very rigorous criteria, be recommended for highly capable student identification and be selected by the District’s Multidisciplinary Team. Read More...
The Quincy Junior High Drone Club has been accepted to have a booth at the NCW Technology and STEM showcase http://www.wenatcheeschools.org/instructional-technology/technology-showcase.cfm on Saturday, May 14th at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several students will be promoting what students have been learning and doing in the Junior High Drone Club. Also at this event will be many other local and regional educators and students promoting technology in the classroom.
Come and show your support for Quincy and see what sorts of things other schools are doing! This promises to be a great opportunity and resource for anyone who is interested in technology in education, especially students and educators.
Thanks again to Microsoft for making drone clubs possible here in Quincy!
Complaints Related to Federal Programs
A citizen complaint is a written statement that alleges a violation of a federal rule, law or regulation or state regulation that applies to a federal program.
You can find additional information about the complaint procedure in your child's school, or visit OSPI's citizen complaint webpage at http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/CitizenComplaint.aspx
Additional Title I Services
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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.
Parental Notification Regarding Districts in Step 2 of District Improvement
Dear Parents/Guardians of Students in Quincy School District:
The ESEA/No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 required all states to create their own high academic standards for what a child should know and be able to do for all grades in English-language arts (ELA) (reading) and mathematics. Every school must improve each year until all students meet these standards. This yearly improvement in school performance, which includes the academic standards and other components, is called Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
ESEA/NCLB also requires the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to annually review the performance of each local district. A district receiving Title I, Part A, funds is identified as a district in improvement if it does not meet AYP goals for two consecutive years within specific areas, focused primarily on academic achievement in English-language arts and mathematics.
ESEA/NCLB requires OSPI to inform parents/guardians of students about district performance. Quincy School District has been identified as a district in improvement. The district did not meet AYP for two consecutive years in [ELA/mathematics/other indicators] in the district’s elementary, middle, and high schools. You can find specific AYP data used to make this decision at http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/AYP.aspx?domain=AYP&groupLevel=District&schoolId=70&reportLevel=District&year=2013-14. If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact Carole Carlton, Direct of Student Achievementin the district office at (509) 787-4571, and a hard copy of the report will be provided.
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.”