Congratulations Class of 2022!

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Seniors received diplomas Friday at Panther field. Congratulations! (photos by TJ Lucas and William Patrick)
QUE awards
QUE students were recognized this week at awards day. Academic honors such as Principal’s list, Superintendent’s list, student of the year, SWAT awards, perfect attendance, citizenship, and Panther awards were given out to 3rd-5th graders. There was fine art created by QUE students on display as well. Lastly QUE said a fond goodbye to fifth graders who will be moving up to QJH next year. Congratulations Panthers! (Photos by William Patrick and George Jolly)
QLE awards day
QLE recognized students for excellence at their awards day on Thursday. Perfect attendance, proficient and advanced state assessment scores, AR certificates, and honor roll were among the awards earned by k-2nd grade QLE students.
chess
The first annual Community Chess night was Wednesday, May 18 at QUE. This event kicked off with a chess tournament for 2nd-6th grade SWAT students. Congratulations to the 1st place winner, 4th grader, Cruz Harris, and the 2nd place winner, 6th grader, Mirage Ethridge.  After the tournament family and community came out to play students.
AR parade
QLE students have read thousands of books this year, and we are so excited to see their progress! K-2nd grade students celebrated their success with the annual AR parade today. The AR (Accelerated Reading) program improves independent reading skills. After students choose a book on their reading level and read it, they take a short quiz. Teachers use the results to set goals for each student. Congratulations QLE students, teachers, and administration!
QLE field day
Field day is a QLE tradition. This friendly competition encourages physical fitness while allowing kids to have structured fun and games. Teachers rallied their students to victory over other classes, and many parents and grandparents came out to enjoy seeing their student compete. This week QLE students will participate in water day and the AR parade. (photos by Slater Adams and Gabe Jolly)
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QSD students of all ages were there to cheer on the class of 2022 Friday as they paraded through the campus at QHS, QJH, QUE, and QLE. (photos by TJ Lucas and Dillon Turner) If you missed it, you can watch the parade by clicking on the link. https://youtu.be/D-oaHDChRRk
MSMS
Four outstanding sophomores were recognized at the QHS awards day this week. Ava Dedwylder, Raleigh Taylor, Ella Walker, and Cheniya Nicholson will be going to MSMS (Mississippi School for Math & Science) next year. Class awards were given to the student with the highest average in a subject. Academic letters were awarded to students with all A’s during all 4 nine weeks. The EMEPA Youth Leadership Award was given to Destiny Williams. She will attend Cooperative University, a three-day work-shop in Jackson, Mississippi, and will go on a week-long trip to Washington D.C. with all expenses paid to expand her leadership skills. The HOBY award was given to J’Stasia Young. She will attend a HOBY leadership conference this summer in Jackson, MS. Congratulations to all of the QHS scholars! (Photos by Katelyn Parker and Dillon Turner)
QHS Chorus lifted their voices in a spring concert Tuesday night. The crowd enjoyed rousing renditions of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “Until I Reach My Home,” ” What a Wonderful World,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Director Robby Daniels recognized chorus seniors and gave out section awards for sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses. The chorus closed their concert with “Beautiful Savior.”
QJH Panther Singers made beautiful music Tuesday night. The 6th grade chorus sang “Keep Your Hand on that Plow;” the 7th & 8th grade singers sang “Ave Verum Corpus;” and the Panther Singers sang “The Storm is Passing Over,” and “Here Comes the Sun.” Chorus Director Mrs Carrie Owens recognized students who competed in MS Junior High Honor Choir and students in the ‘Three Year Club.’ These students have been in JH Chorus for all three years.
2nd grade SWAT
QLE students are showing off their Latin skills in Mrs. Chrissy Kelly’s class! Second grade SWAT students performed songs and dialogue to show off their knowledge of Latin in a performance entitled ‘Loving Latin’ Tuesday at QLE. Parents, community, and students came out to enjoy the show!
2nd blessing box
QUE SWAT students are giving back to the community!  A second Blessing Box was dedicated on Wednesday outside of the Quitman Police Department. The first box is located at the Quitman Public Library and was dedicated in January 2022. Many people came together to make this community service project possible – SWAT students who fundraised to help provide the supplies to build it and donated the first cans of food, SWAT teacher Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher, Superintendent Dr. Minnie Dace, Mr. Howard Crocker from the Building Supply Store who donated the posts, and Mitchell Kelly and Carol Rhodes who constructed the box. A Blessing Box is a box that contains donated non-perishable food. Anyone in need may take an item(s) from this box as a blessing from our students and community. Anyone may donate items as well to help bless others. The sign on the Blessing Box says “Take what you need and leave what you can.”

COVID UPDATE

As of May 2, 2022, our Covid numbers are 0 students positive and 0 staff members positive with Covid. Thank you for taking Covid seriously.  Please continue to encourage your children to wash their hands regularly, wear a mask, and social distance. Thank you for your support for our students, teachers, and staff!

As of November 9, 2021, masks are strongly recommended but not required per Quitman School District School Board. As long as positive covid cases remain less than 5% of the total student enrollment and district employment, masks will be optional and highly recommended. If covid cases increase to 5% or above, masks will immediately be mandated for at least 14 calendar days for QSD. The numbers and cases will be monitored closely. After the 14 day period AND when the percent rate drops below 5%, the mandate will be removed and mask usage will then return to optional. This is subject to change at any time based on data.

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