What’s happening at QSD

Be on the lookout for hand-painted rocks with kind messages around Quitman! SWAT has been inspiring kindness since 2017 with the Kindness Rocks Project. This nationwide community service project spreads the message of kindness. If you find a kindness rock, you may move the rock to another location. If the rock touches your heart with its written message, you may keep it.  Join the Kindness Rocks Project by painting and hiding your own rock. SWAT students hope you have fun finding the rocks and spreading kindness in Quitman!

JH Basketball

QJH Panther Basketball took on Carver Middle Monday, October 25, at Panther gym. 7th grade girls played hard but fell 5-6; 7th grade boys came up short 15-17; 8th grade girls 16-19; and 8th grade boys 23-27.

Newton Cty football

Quitman Panthers rallied late in the game but ultimately lost to Newton County 51-28 in district play Friday night. Panthers will play their last regular season home game on Thursday, October 28 at Panther field. Kickoff is 7:00 p.m.

Panther Reads is a program that champions reading! QHS athletes and students volunteer to read to younger students at QLE and QUE classes on Fridays. Student administrators Jalen Nixon and Patti Watson organize and supervise Panther Reads volunteers. Books are chosen by QUE librarian Mrs. White. If you want to find out more about this program, send an email to jnixon@qsdk12.org.

COVID UPDATE: As of October 20, 2021, our Covid numbers continue to decline. We have 0 students positive and 0 staff members positive with Covid. This could not have happened without you…. parents and community.

Students at QUE are studying shape as an element of art. Art teacher LaToya Madison says learning how to spot the shapes in everyday objects around them inspired the fall drawings and pumpkin shading projects. 3rd grade classes used two or more colors when blending with colored pencils. 4th and 5th grade classes used different techniques of shading pumpkins.

Band contest

The Big Blue Crew took the field in competition Saturday, October 9, at Neshoba Central High School. Band director Mr. Sorto said, “this is the state test for band.” The band received the highest rating, All Superior, in every category; drum major, band, percussion, and color guard. Congratulations Big Blue Crew!

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