This is such an exciting year as we prepare to launch a new school together! Our historic school has been completely redesigned as a new elementary school. As I’ve watched the progress on the remodel of this building, I’ve often reflected on how many people have put in so much time, effort, and resources so we can have this wonderful place for our students, teachers, and families to enjoy.
When you think of the list of people that have worked to make this school a reality, you quickly realize that it is a community effort. From the original facilities planning committee that determined what bond proposal we would put forward to voters, to the district leaders and school board members that had the vision to go for it, to the bond levy committee volunteers who put in countless hours making phone calls and sending postcards, to our supportive community voters, to the design committees and architects that created and then revised so many plans, to the construction teams and financial teams, to our reconfiguration teams, to the QJHS staff that taught through the construction, to all our staff that spent time packing and unpacking, to our QSD technology department and our hard working custodians for moving us in and getting us set up… a lot of people have contributed to this project. I am just incredibly grateful for the support of the entire Quincy community. We are so grateful for the blessings that surround us with this new facility and our amazing staff.
At Ancient Lakes, we encourage the development of the whole child. Our staff will partner with parents to help students grow in academics, behavior, and social skills. We encourage family participation and plan to offer many evening family night activities throughout the year. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be assigned one homeroom classroom teacher that will cover their English language arts, math, social studies, science, social skills, and behavior instruction. All students will visit specialist teachers for forty five minutes of additional instruction each day. During a week of instruction, they will get two physical education classes, two music classes, and one library class. In addition, every two weeks they will get one enrichment class focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) connected activities.
We look forward to serving the students and families in our neighborhood and encourage open communication with our patrons. Please call our office if you have questions or concerns at any time.
Looking forward to a great year of learning for all of us,