Dear QISD Parents and Students, Due to inclement weather and the forecast of additional wintery mix overnight, Quitman Independent School District will be closed Monday, January 11, 2021. Stay safe and enjoy the snow! Rhonda D. Turner, Superintendent of Schools
QISD will be strictly enforcing the face mask and social distancing rules at our athletic events. We want our students to be able to finish their seasons. Remember, you must wear a mask when entering our gym, football field, and other facilities.
You can keep up with any lab confirmed cases of Covid in our school by checking our website! This will be updated as we have lab confirmed cases. Just click on the link, Public Reporting of Covid cases at QISD. You will find the last date a case was reported, the campus, and whether the case was a student or staff member. Working together we are BULLDOG STRONG! #Educating Every Child...Every Chance...Every Day http://quitmanisdtx.apptegy.us/o/quitman-isd/page/strong-start-2020-2021
QISD is sad to announce that due to inclement weather the homecoming pep rally scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.
Homecoming Pep Rally, Tonight (9/9/20), 7:30p, Bud Moody Stadium
Tickets for the Thursday night JV football game at Scurry-Rosser are for sale at https://www.scurry-rosser.com/Page/600. The passcode is visitor2020. Prices are $6.00 for adult tickets and $4.00 for student tickets.
Volleyball vs. Cumby scheduled for tonight has been cancelled.
Zoom Meeting - "Strong Start" for New School Year Jul 14, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86878568941?pwd=T3RQbnBrK2cyRGJUMUVMYmJncUQwUT09 Meeting ID: 868 7856 8941 Password: 5HJ145
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE summer school signup from now through May 28. If you are interested in summer classes for your next year’s Kindergarten or next year’s First grader, call 903-497-7323 or email email@example.com. No transportation is provided. Classes will be from June 1-25 on Monday through Thursday, 8:30-11:30 at QES.
MAY 18 is the deadline for returning completed school instructional packets to Quitman Elementary School. Handout packets can be returned to the large wooden box where they were originally picked up. Thanks for your help families during this difficult time. We will be posting times to pick up student supplies that were left at school later in May.
Last Friday, April 17, Texas Governor Abbott issued an executive order stating that all school facilities in the state of Texas would stay closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. We will continue to provide our #StayAtHome #LearnAtHome curriculum and instructional program. We will be sending out additional information this week pertaining to the school calendar, end of year events, and at home instruction.
STUDENTS! Be working on your COVID MASKS for next week! Funny! Strange! Scary!!! We can’t wait to see them!
TODAY IS SCHOOL LIBRARIAN APPRECIATION DAY and I can honestly say the this librarian has stolen my heart. He will dress up as anything super hero, he LOVES books, and he is truly an asset to our campus! In spite of the many hats I have him wear...he still has a smile each day! Well done Mr. Pettiette, my friend.
DO THE CENSUS while you are at home! It doesn’t take long at all. Go to: 2020census.gov. Only 41% of Texas residents have filled it out! This is so important to our county for all kinds of grants, health care, and other vital services!
REMINDING PARENTS, STUDENTS AND STAFF that beginning Friday (holiday) we are taking Friday thru Sunday OFF TO REFRESH, renew and reboot. Enjoy!
LIFETOUCH SPRING PHOTOS will not be available for some time because their photo printing plants are shut down. We promise we will alert you whenever those are available!
VERY IMPORTANT POST! beginning Monday, March 30, we will hand out printed INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS to those w/o Internet one day each week only on Mondays 8-10 and 11-1 pm. All QISD general questions call 903-497-7323.
WE HAVE INSTRUCTIONAL HANDOUTS for students that do not have Internet available to them for PreK-5th grade in the food line by the cafeteria entrance from 8-1 pm.
THE PTO FAMILY FITNESS NIGHT originally planned for Tuesday, March 24 has been cancelled.
QISD will be closed on Friday, February 14th for a scheduled Staff Development Day. Classes will resume as scheduled on Monday, February 17th.
QISD will be hosting the movie "SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age" tonight (Feb. 10th) at 7:00pm in the QHS Auditorium. SCREENAGERS is a documentary that explores the impact of screen technology on kids and offers parents and families proven solutions that work.
QISD will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Due to the threat of severe weather Quitman ISD will be releasing school at 2:00 pm. Car riders may be picked up at 2:00 pm. Buses will run at 2:00 pm. For safety, students will NOT be released from the bus if a parent or guardian is NOT at home. If a parent or guardian is not at home the students will be returned to the High School Campus and may be picked up in the front office.
Attention Parents: We are closely monitoring the weather tomorrow due to the increased risk for severe storms including high winds, and possible tornadic activity. It is predicted to manifest about the time school is out and students are being transported home. The safety of our students is our top priority. If it becomes necessary to release students early we will notify you through social media, the school website, and our ALERT NOW system . We want to be as proactive as possible. Thank you for your continued support of our schools
The 2018–19 school report cards are now available. The school report card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance. Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended specifically to inform parents and guardians about a school’s individual characteristics and its academic performance. The school report card definitions, updated each year, explain several of the terms used in the SRC. The school report card definitions are also available in Spanish and can be found on the TEA website at https://tea.texas.gov/Student_Testing_and_Accountability/Accountability/State_Accountability/Performance_Reporting/School_Report_Cards. School report cards can be accessed on the Quitman ISD website, https://www.quitmanisd.net/o/quitman-isd/page/assessment-and-accountability--2 . Parents may also request a paper copy of the report by contacting Chris Mason, QISD Assistant Superintendent, at the Administration Office. Parents may also contact their child's campus administrator with questions, comments or concerns.
QISD will be closed from Monday, December the 23rd through Monday, January 6th for Winter Break. Classes will resume as scheduled on Tuesday, January the 7th.
Early release days Thursday the 19th and Friday the 20th. Elem will be released at 1:00pm and JH/HS at 1:15pm.
REMEMBER EARLY RELEASE on Thursday and Friday at 1 pm! Christmas is on the way!
If you purchased Dallas Mavericks tickets for the boy’s basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 18th, you can pick them up from Ms. Ridenhour at the QISD Administration building. Please come by as soon as you can and pick up your tickets.
UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY MONDAY at QES! Be a part of the fun!!! Pictures to come!
LUNCH TIMES FOR TODAY: PreK lunch 10:30-11 Kindergarten and First 10:50-11:40 Second and Third 11:45-12:15 Fourth and Fifth 12:20-12:50 We will do the best we can to stay on time...be patient, it will be very busy today.
Next Friday join the fun of the TURKEY TROT with your students during PE. Everyone will do laps around the field for the event! Plan now to attend. PE times: 4 - 7:50; 5 - 8:45; K - 9:40; 3 - 10:35; 2 - 12:30; 1 - 1:25 and PreK - 2:30.
LITERACY FAIR TOP 3 WINNERS and participants pose for a photo. Winners got gift certificates.
GRAND FRIENDS DAY is Wednesday, Nov. 20. Grandparents and/or friends are invited to come and eat Turkey and all the fixings with their favorite students. Lunch times are PreK 10:30-11; K-1 10:50-11:40; 2-3 11:45-12:15; and 4-5 12:20-12:50. Everyone is invited. We will send home reservation sheets with students closer to the date.
Kona Ice has been cancelled for today. Rescheduled for Monday.
REMEMBER KONA ICE is coming to QES Wednesday - price small $3 and large $5!
RED RIBBON WEEK DRESS UP NEXT WEEK! Tuesday- Team Jersey Wednesday - mis-matched clothing and socks Thursday - Nerd day Friday - Bulldog Spirit Day!
FAMILY GAME NIGHT CHALLENGE! QES is challenging parents for the next two weeks to play board games with their children. TWO NO TECHNOLOGY NIGHTS PER WEEK! Send us family photos of the fun times. We will upload to FACEBOOK! Send pics to: firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Grade Music Program is tonight at 6:00pm in the cafeteria.
On Monday, October 7 QISD is wearing blue and gold to show love and support to Sulphur Springs ISD.
On Monday October 7th QISD is wearing Blue and Gold to show our love and support of SSISD.
On Monday October 7th QISD is wearing Blue and Gold to show our love and support of SSISD.
Quitman Elementary is looking for mentors who are willing to volunteer their time to help students. If you are interested in coming to the elementary campus one day a week for an hour to work one-on-one with a student who is having difficulty with academics or in need of extra attention, please contact June Sims at Quitman Elementary School. All mentors must have a background check before working with students.
Homecoming Week Events * Tuesday the 24th - Volleyball at Alba-Golden 4:30 * Wednesday the 25th - Bonfire at 8:00pm * Thursday 26th - 7th, 8th, and JV Football at Arp starting at 5:30pm * Friday the 27th - Parade at 1:30, Pep Rally on the Square (after parade), Homecoming Pre-Game Ceremony at 6:55, Football (vs Arp) at 7:30. * Saturday the 28th - Volleyball at Edgewood 11:00am
Thanks to Renee Gilbreath who cooked for the entire elementary staff today! Street tacos! YUM! I would have taken a picture but we gobbled them up. We are the luckiest school!
REMINDER!!! The first bell rings on the elementary campus at 7:45 am and classes begin promptly at 7:50 am. Dismissal each day will be at 3:20 pm. Please plan now to get students here in time to eat breakfast if they need to eat. See you Wednesday!
Quitman Elementary School has openings for a First grade teacher, Special Ed teacher and a full time PE aide. Contact Mary Ann Nichols, Principal, Quitman Elementary School, 902 E. Goode St., Quitman or call 903-763-5000, Ext. 1.
Remember that Pre-registration for Quitman Elementary School will begin with PreK-2 tomorrow from 9-3 pm. Hope to see you there. Bring immunization, proof of residence, birth certificate, child’s Social Security card and parent Driver’s license.
BACK TO BLUE Meet the Teacher Night will be at Quitman Elementary School on Thursday, August 15, from 5-6:30 pm. Students will visit their classrooms and meet their teachers. The event is always an exciting time for students and parents with large crowds attending. Other local organizations will also be in attendance with information on how to join - Boy Scouts, 4-H, Girl Scouts and more. Mark your calendar now for that special kick-off event.
Lady Bulldog Volleyball Camp Scheduled - See Quitman ISD Website for Details and Registration Form
QISD will be hosting an immunization clinic on Friday August 16, 2019 from 9 AM to 12 PM in the elementary cafeteria. Parents will need to bring a shot record and insurance information. If no insurance, cost will be $5 per shot. Students must be accompanied by a parent.
Thanks to First Assembly of God Church for the sweet Latte gifts to QES staff. We are so lucky to have a supportive community.
2nd grade awards are this morning at 9:30.
All buses have safely delivered all students home. Please be safe as another storm will be approaching our community. Thank you to all of the administrators, teachers, staff, and parents that stayed and helped with the students while the tornado passed.
Bus 57, 6, and 2 are delayed due to tornado activities. The students from those bus routes are sheltering at the high school. Call 903-763-5000, ext 3.
Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day Holiday Thursday, May 30th and Friday May 31st - Early Release - Elementary will dismiss at 1:00pm, JH/HS will dismiss at 1:15pm.
Quitman Elementary School will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. School will reopen Tuesday as usual.
It is always exciting when you can deliver great news to an employee. QISD was the recipient of a Grow Your Own Grant this year. One aspect of the grant was to fund tuition cost for a current para professional that would be completing their teaching degree in the next two years! Today Bethany Fatheree was the recipient of that "up to" $10,000 award. We are proud of Mrs. Fatheree!
Good luck to our wonderful students on the STAAR test next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday! We are so proud of our hard working staff as well for all the effort they have put forth for these students!
REMEMBER that next week will be STAAR testing on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday so the campus will be closed for lunch. No one can eat with students because some students may be testing during that time. We will be open again to parents and grandparents for lunch on Thursday.
March of the Blue will take place as planned tomorrow for K students and senior graduates. The “March” will begin at 8:30 on the elementary campus and continue to secondary campus. All are welcome!
Quitman ISD will not have classes Thursday, May 9 due to concern about flooding and continued rain. See Superintendent Turner’s post on the district App and Facebook.
Parents please be patient as we try to get your children home to you. Our buses are on their routes and going slow. We are also making sure there is a parent or an adult home before we leave the students.
Due to flooding QISD will be releasing students early. Parents may begin to pick their students up immediately. Buses will be boarding at approximately 1:30. If there is no parent or guardian at the house the students will be brought back to their home campus. If the bus can not safely get to your house your child will be brought back to their home campus. Parents that normally pick up their children need to pick them up at their normal pick up area.
NEW SIGN but the SAME MESSAGE! Every Child Every Chance Every Day! Thanks to our super maintenance guys for lifting our message HIGH!
NEXT WEEK is Teacher Appreciation Week. Our GREAT PTO has planned treats for the teachers - but the greatest gift of all would be a sweet note from your child. If you have time this weekend, sit down and help your child write to his/her teacher!
LUNCH LADY HERO DAY will celebrate how wonderful QES cafeteria workers are and how much students and staff appreciate them on Thursday. Cafeteria ladies will sport hero tee shirts, capes and a magic mask.
FIFTH GRADE PARENTS! Teachers have decided to cancel the trip to the Zoo. They are concerned about weather and the zoo puts animals inside in bad weather anyway. Instead - students will have a FIELD TRIP in the Multipurpose Room with board games, movies, popcorn and a picnic lunch.
Thanks to our LAW ENFORCEMENT officers for visiting the elementary at lunch today! The kids gave them a loud cheer. We appreciate all you do for us!
Please join Dr. Amy Cosgrove, UTHealth East Texas Quitman, for a parent meeting Tuesday, April 16, 6 pm, QES cafeteria. Dr. Cosgrove will be discussing healthy lifestyle choices to improve your child’s health and happiness in an open forum discussion.
Don’t forget to watch for Quitman Elementary School on Channel 7 tonight at 6 pm and 10 pm! See the weather - Project Tornado. Fun!
Just a reminder as we get to pretty spring weather - shorts should be no more than 3 inches above the knee and NO flip flops please. Kids can’t keep those flip flops on their feet! Thanks!!!
QES 4th and 5th students are READY TO ROCK THE STAAR Tuesday and Wednesday. We are so proud of our students and staff. Be sure that your child gets a good night’s sleep tonight and a good breakfast in the morning. Give them an extra HUG! We ask that visitors not come to eat lunch during these two days as students may still be testing at lunchtime.
We will be honoring the late Timothy Hancock at the Bulldog relays on Thursday April 4th at 3:30. Mr. Hancock, a former QISD student, won the Conference 3A 400m State Title in 1997.
The Wood County Junior Livestock Show will be held April 4th-6th at the QISD Ag Pavilion behind QJH/QHS.
Join us this morning for our CAMPUS TOUR in observance of Texas Public School Week from 9-noon!
Kindergarten music program tonight at 6:00pm.
QES Grandparent Breakfast on Thursday was a GREAT finish to our annual BOOK FAIR. Kids were covered in smiles, donuts and hugs from their loved ones while they shopped for books.
QISD will not hold classes on February 25, 2019. This is a designated Staff Development Day.