In September 2021, Superintendent of Schools Kevin W. Mulvey, J.D., welcomed approximately 60 newly hired professional staff to Quincy Public Schools. New teachers participated in a two-day (Wednesday, September 1 and Thursday, September 2) New Professional Staff Orientation at Quincy High School, to learn about districtwide information available to staff and students. Topics discussed included Academic and Student Support Services, Educator Evaluation Process and Procedures, Technology, Student Records Confidentiality, Restorative Practices, Security and Transportation, etc. Special thanks to the following Quincy School ~ Community partners, AXA Equitable/ Scott Novak, Christine Pacini, Greg Quinn, Baystate Financial/ Mike Rothberg, Montilio’s Bakery, Quincy Credit Union, and the Quincy Education Association for sponsoring breakfast and lunch each day of the New Professional Staff Orientation.
“Kids develop their identity by getting clues from you about what you think about them, feel about them, and hope for them. They become who you think they are.”
Each November, the staff of Quincy Public Schools gathers at Quincy’s Tirrell Room to see old friends, enjoy great food and music, win prizes, and most importantly, donate a minimum of 4 non-perishable food items, per person, to fill Quincy’s Food Pantries for the holiday season. This year, due to COVID, there was no gathering at the Tirrell Room. However, the Fall Gathering was not cancelled. As a substitute, it was redesigned for the safety of all staff and took place in each individual school building. Building staff, who donated non-perishable food items, were entered into a raffle to win exciting prizes (gift certificates, lottery tickets, candy, QPS football tickets, etc.). 175 boxes of food were collected and donated to Quincy’s local food pantries. Thank you Quincy Public Schools employees for making a difference and helping to feed those in need at this time! Special thanks to Quincy’s newest car wash, ScrubaDub, for donating $1,000.00 to the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership to buy non-perishable food items for Quincy’s Food Pantries.
’Tis the Season…Symphony & Song, showcasing Conductor Yoichi Udagawa and the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Quincy Public Schools Combined High School Choir Group (Timothy Carew, Director), the Merry Minstrels (Michael DeMarco, Director) and the John Adams Orchestra (Judy Lai, Director) did not disappoint. This exciting performance was held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 in Quincy High School’s Lloyd Hill Performing Arts Center. The live concert provided a delightful evening filled with music in celebration of the holiday season! Special thanks to Mayor Thomas P. Koch for once again sponsoring this wonderful event and Superintendent of Schools Kevin W. Mulvey for his greetings and warm welcome to guests. A holiday singalong, including Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, Silent Night, and Deck the Halls was a perfect ending to a perfect night! ’Tis the Season…Symphony & Song was broadcast live on Channel 8 and 22 thanks to Executive Director John Cleary and his team from Quincy Access Television.
As Superintendent of Quincy Public Schools, it gives me great pleasure to recognize and congratulate Quincy’s 2021-2022 Mini-Grant recipients. Each year, thanks to the generosity and support of our community business partners, the Quincy School Community Partnership awards grant funds to Quincy Public Schools professional staff. This year, 114 creative grants have been funded, totaling $40,000.00. To date, approximately $510,000.00 in grant funds have been awarded. The Quincy School ~ Community Partnership continues its mission to support Quincy Public Schools, its staff, and students. Thank you to our grant writers for their continued commitment and dedication!
Kevin W. Mulvey, J.D.
Creative Classroomsiterrific Teachers!
Mini-Grant competitive awards provide funds for Quincy Public Schools Professional Staff, which support the academic, emotional and social development of their students. Thank you to all grant writers for their commitment and dedication to Quincy Public Schools.
Quincy School ~ Community Partnership Mini–Grant Award Sponsors
This year, Cradles to Crayons, an amazing partner of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership, doubled their donation of winter coats/jackets (500 to 1,000) for Quincy Public Schools students. Hats and gloves were also donated! Leslie Bridson, McKinney Vento Homeless Coordinator/Foster Care Point of Contact for Quincy Public Schools, said it best: “The Cradles to Crayons winter clothing donation was wonderful! We were so excited to be able to supply a plethora of coats and hats/gloves to so many of our schools! Thanks to the compassion and generosity of Cradles to Crayons, we supplied warm clothing to 11 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 pre-school programs. Just fantastic! We’re so fortunate in Quincy Public Schools to work alongside such amazing community partners as Cradles to Crayons. All of us are collaboratively helping children and youth succeed in school, as well as showing these students that others care about their well-being.” Special thanks to Cradles to Crayons for this generous donation!!
Congratulations to Antenella Ibrahim, a senior at Quincy High School, for being selected Quincy’s Outstanding Career Vocational & Technical Student of the Year! Antenella has excelled in the Health Care Technology Program at Quincy High School and has achieved many high school accomplishments, including enrollment in numerous Advanced Placement Courses, Class Rank of 67, GPA of 4.2, and a grade average of 97% in QHS Health Care Technology Program. Antenella is a member of the National Honor Society. Her many awards, honors, and certifications include CPR/AED certified, BLS certified, CNA Certification in progress, Student Athlete Award, Sportsmanship Award, and the Frank Santoro Leadership Award. She has taken full advantage of everything a comprehensive high school has to offer including college-bound academics, technical competence, extracurricular activities, and community service. This fall, Antenella will be attending Curry College, majoring in Nursing. Special thanks to Quincy School ~ Community Partners who interviewed candidates, viewed candidate presentations, and selected Quincy’s Outstanding Career Vocational & Technical Student of the Year! They include Meaghan Cassidy, Associate Vice President of Student Success & Partnerships, Quincy College, James Dunphy, President and CEO of South Shore Bank, Maria Fruchi, Manager, Charitable Giving and Community Relations, Stop & Shop Companies, John Miller, President and CEO of Quincy Credit Union, Mary Kate Paris, Director of Youth Services, MASSHIRE, Mike Rothberg, Financial Services Representative, Baystate Financial, and Stephen Wessling, President and CEO of Stephen J. Wessling Architects, Inc.
“The Early College High School Pathway is a unique opportunity for current Quincy Public Schools students to prepare themselves for college success while they are still in high school. Built on the collaborative partnership between Quincy College and Quincy Public Schools, the College is excited to offer opportunities for college credit and academic pathways for students in the City of Quincy. Quincy College recognizes that a combination of academic and non-academic support, ongoing guidance, and college readiness techniques are essential to our students’ success.”
~ Richard DeCristofaro, Ed.D., President of Quincy College
Special thanks to Quincy College, a generous and dedicated partner of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership for their continued support of Quincy Public Schools students. Quincy College continues to make a difference by offering QPS students Dual Enrollment, Career Vocational & Technical Education (CVTE) Pathways, College Night/ Financial Aid Night, On-the- Spot Admissions, Staff Professional Development and Training, Summer Courses for students, and now Early College High School Pathway, where 150 students are currently enrolled. Thank you Quincy College for playing an essential role in the educational journey of Quincy Public Schools students.
The Quincy School ~ Community Partnership continued its annual Backpack and School Supply Initiative during the summer of 2021. Once again, support from our generous community business partners made this initiative possible. Special thanks to Cradles to Crayons, Granite Telecommunications, Mass Bay Credit Union, NAGE (National Association of Government Employees), and Quincy Credit Union. Approximately 3,500 backpacks, with school supplies (pencils, pens, erasers, 2-pocket folders, spiral notebooks, crayons, glue sticks, rulers, scissors and highlighters), were distributed to elementary and middle school students, as well as Central Registration, located in Quincy High School.
Due to health and safety protocols, supply-filled backpacks were delivered to schools and distributed to classrooms by building staff. There were no formal ceremonies held this year.
Thanks to the generous donation of food items from Stop & Shop, the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership provided food items for approximately 35 Clifford Marshall School families for February School Vacation Week. Food items will also be provided during the April School Vacation Week. Advanced registration is required. Special thanks to Stop & Shop for this generous donation!!
Quincy Public Schools’ high school Robotics Team, HYPER, will explore the future of transportation. “By encouraging participants to think about future transportation sustainability, they are being empowered to be the next generation of leaders and innovators, tackling the world’s toughest challenges.” Team HYPER, with the help of engineering mentors, has prioritized strategy, designed, assembled, wired and programmed this year’s robot. HYPER looks forward to competing in the Greater Boston Regional Event, March 25-27 and the WPI Event April 8-10.
Team HYPER has been awarded grant funds totaling $2,250.00 from Lockheed Martin for the third year in a row, thanks to alumni Elio Daci, an Operations Leadership Development Program member, currently working as an Industrial Engineer. As well, Gillette/Procter & Gamble has once again awarded $10,000.00 to Quincy’s high school Robotics Team in support of this amazing program.
Special thanks to Lockheed Martin and Gillette/Procter & Gamble for their generous donations!!
“The Arbella Insurance Foundation together with the Boston Celtics aim to excite, encourage, and incentivize perfect attendance and positive school culture for middle school students at Point Webster and South ~ West through prizes and an exclusive Celtics-themed Carnival.”
The All-Star Program Launch Event, held at each middle school, generated much excitement and rallied the students to try their best to reach the goals of the program, which included students having perfect attendance and encouraging a positive school culture. Boston Celtics players and Lucky attended each All-Star Program Launch. Excited students at each school were given Celtics T-Shirts and had the opportunity to ask each player questions. Students also had the chance to win Celtics Game Tickets, autographed Celtics basketballs, Celtics hats, and sunglasses. It was an exciting afternoon for all participants! Students who reach the goals of the program will attend a Carnival Event at the Reggie Lewis Arena, May 26, 2022, which will include Celtics VIPs, Carnival Games, Video Game Station, Food Truck and Contests with prizes. An exciting sidebar ~ “Since the launch of the All-Star Program, the Celtics won 10 games in a row!” Go green!!!! Special thanks to Arbella for this generous donation!