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2021 Dine to Dream Big Schedule

The Quincy Public Schools Foundation will put on Dine to Dream Big this year, November 1-5, to fundraise for their Dream Big Annual Campaign as part of Week to Dream Big. This year, Dine to Dream Big will include seven locally-owned restaurants and conclude with a food truck festival at Flinn Memorial Stadium. The schedule…

QPS Foundation to Host “Week To Dream Big” Fundraiser

The Quincy Public Schools Foundation will host a “Week to Dream Big” fundraiser November 1-5 to support their Dream Big Annual Campaign. Kick-off will be celebrated at Carter’s Coffee Bar on Monday morning as part of “Dine to Dream Big,” with local restaurant owners donating a percentage of their day’s proceeds to the QPS Foundation’s…

QPS Foundation Completes 2020 Annual Dream Big Campaign

The Quincy Public Schools Foundation ended its 2020 Dream Big Annual Campaign slightly short of its $200,000 goal, with a final total of $170,500. Executive Director, Kent Embree stated, “We are so grateful to the Quincy community and other donors, who gave to this year’s campaign. Without support from local businesses and community members, as…

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Cancelation: 2020 Dream Big in Color Fun Run

Due to order of the Governor of Illinois and our QPS Superintendent regarding the COVID-19 virus, all school events with participation over 250 people are required to be canceled until May 1. Unfortunately, our Dream Big in Color 5K Fun Run falls into that category. We have determined that due to scheduling difficulties, it will…

April 13 Deadline for Teacher Grants

Update: Application Deadline Pushed Back to April 13. In wake of the QPS school closings, we want to allow a bit more time for educators to apply, so we’ve pushed our application deadline back to Monday, April 13. Attention QPS staff! Don’t miss the spring window for QPSF Teacher Grant applications. Grants are available in many…

Kathleen Dooley Aspiring Musician Scholarship 2020

The Kathleen Dooley Aspiring Musician Scholarship was established through the leadership of QHS Alum, Ryan Jude Tanner (Class of ’97), who founded The Kathleen Dooley Endowment for Advancement of Students of Music and the Arts in 2019. Nearly three generations of Kathi’s students contributed to the fund. It is a $500 scholarship awarded annually to a current QHS Sophomore…

Letter of Support for QPS and the March Referendum

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Quincy Public Schools Foundation, we are submitting this letter to the school district in support of the referendum proposed for the March ballot. Dear Mr. Webb and members of the Quincy Public School District Board of Education: In fulfillment of our mission and purpose to acquire…

55-Year: Class of 1965

The QHS Class of 1965 will hold its 55th Class Reunion on August 28 & 29, 2020. The contact person for more information is Nancy Neadeck 217-242-7034 email: nancy47@comcast.net

Dream Big 2019 Annual Campaign Launch

The QPS Foundation will launch its 2019 Dream Big Annual Campaign on Monday, September 16 from 5:30pm  to 7:00pm in the Commons and east courtyard area at QHS. All supporters and stakeholders are invited to join this year’s Campaign Chairs, John and Dale Stevenson, as we announce our campaign goal and Dream Big honoree. Light…

45-Year: Class of 1974

QHS Class of 1974 45th Reunion September 6-7, 2019 Join us as we celebrate surviving another 5 years! The classes of 1974 and 1975 are also invited. Friday, Sept. 6 – 6:00 – 10:00pm One Restaurant Saturday, Sept. 7 – 6:00 – 10:00pm Dick Brothers Brewery Additional Information: Contact: Jeff Spear jeff@hansenspear.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1974renuion/ Download the…