On Tuesday, August 13th QISD employees kicked-off another school year with the annual convocation. The guest speaker was Mr. Hal Bowman. Mr. Bowman has over 20 years of classroom experience and has spent the last tens years on the road working with and presenting to schools around the nation. While visiting Quitman Mr. Bowman shared his "Teach Like a Rock Star" program which is intended to "provide educators with the most powerful tools, strategies, and resources available for creating an extraordinary learning environment".
QISD employees were also treated to a lunch catered by the Red Dome Smokehouse & Steak Pit in Quitman. The menu consisted of fried fish, slaw, fries, green beans, hush puppies, and banana pudding. Owner Brad Cobern and other members of his crew cooked the fish on-site as well as plating the food for QISD employees.