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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…

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…

Rain and Severe Weather Plan for Dream Big in Color Run

Rain If there is rain, we will still hold the run! Lightning or Severe Weather If there is lightning or severe weather predicted, we will announce a one to two hour delay at 8:00am. If there is still threat of severe weather by 10:00am we will cancel the event. Refunds Unfortunately, due to the expenses…

2018 Dream Big Annual Campaign Exceeds Goal

Quincy, Illinois – The Quincy Public Schools Foundation ended its 2018 Dream Big Annual Campaign on a high note, exceeding the $150,000 goal by over $60,000, with a final total of $212,750. Executive Director, Kent Embree stated, “We are incredibly grateful to the Quincy community members and businesses who gave to this year’s campaign. Without…

QPS to Break Ground on Final K-5 Elementary School

Work Begins on QPS Harrison Site Quincy, IL, February 27, 2018– On Monday, March 19th at 10:00 a.m. at the Harrison Site located at 4100 Harrison, Quincy Public Schools will mark the start of construction on their 5th new K-5 Elementary School. This celebrates the final phase of the construction of five new elementary schools…

Former Adams School students thrilled to see their children’s book being distributed to preschoolers

What started as a fun assignment for 30 Adams School third-graders last year has blossomed into a powerful educational tool that may impact local preschoolers for years to come. The assignment involved the creation of a children’s book designed to help youngsters learn how to read and recite their ABCs. Under the supervision of Sarah Guilford,…

Quincy Early Childhood Elementary celebrates 50 years of Head Start

Head Start programs around the country are celebrating Head Starts 50th anniversary. This is a national program that was apart of president Johnson’s war on poverty and gives every vulnerable child an opportunity to succeed. The national Association for the advancement of young child celebrates this week each year to honor those who work within…

Quincy teacher honored with WGEM Golden Apple

Originally published by WGEM on January 22, 2015 QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) – Students at Monroe Elementary in Quincy serenaded Mrs. Emily Pool when we surprised her with a WGEM Golden Apple Award this week.  The third grade teacher was speechless as the school sang a song about how much they appreciate her. It was clear…