QJH Grading Guidelines During COVID-19 Why Are We Changing Our Grading Guidelines? We understand this global pandemic has had overwhelming impacts on everyone. We want to balance expectations for teachers and families and to extend GRACE to ALL our QJH family during this time of crisis. We understand that this shift to remote learning has changed the instructional impact and we recognize the need to preserve the integrity of our grading system. We understand that students have varying levels of support and instructional resources at home. Why Not Just Use Pass/Fail? Pass/Fail does not provide all students with the opportunity to raise their overall semester average/GPA. By including numerical grades earned during the fourth nine-week grading period, students have an opportunity to raise a previous low or failing grade from the third nine- weeks and/or the first semester. What Are the New Secondary Grading Guidelines? No fewer than 8 grades and no more than 10 grades per course during the fourth nine- weeks. Teachers may still give some ungraded assignments, and there is no limit to those. All grades will be weighted the same in the gradebook. Any grade that is significant (test/project-like) will count twice in the gradebook. All assignments will have a one-week timeframe to be completed / turned-in. There will be an additional week period of grace beyond the initial deadline. Teachers may choose to deduct points for late work beyond the grace period. The Fourth Nine-Week average will not negatively impact student averages/GPA. The 2020 spring semester average will be determined by the 3rd nine-week grade and the higher of the 3rd or 4th nine-week grade. There will be no final exams this semester. What About STAAR End of Course (EOC) tests? Grades 3-8 STAAR and EOCs will not be given this spring or summer. Normally, passing the STAAR test is a state SSI requirement for 8th grade. However, this school year only, students will NOT have to complete their corresponding STAAR tests, provided they earn course credit during the 2019-2020 school year. I Still Have Questions. Who Do I Contact? As always, parents and students should reach out to teachers, counselors or principals as needed. Email is best as QISD facilities are closed. All staff emails are available at: www.quitmanisd.net. Choose the and click JH on the Staff link. For general questions about QISD, call or text 903.497.7323. For questions or troubleshooting regarding Chromebooks or Kajeet HotSpots, call or text 903.497.7719. If you have extenuating circumstances of any kind with regard to your assignments, internet access or other specific or personal considerations, please send an email to JHOutreach@quitmanisd.net.
FOR STUDENTS: We have set up a phone number (903-497-7719) and an email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) for you to use during the time school is closed. This email address and phone number are to be used for Chromebook issues, password issues, and Kajeet hotspot issues. Requests to unblock websites or allow additional apps or extensions on Chromebooks will not be acknowledged.
8th grade students and parents: Here is a list of virtual office hours. We are here to help you in any way we can during our online learning time! These scheduled times are daily, Monday-Friday. Science, Mrs. Johnson 11:00-12:00 History, Coach Fatheree 12:00-1:00 English, Mrs. Veach 1:00-2:00 Math, Mrs. Coats 2:00-3:00 Math Interventionist, Mrs. Pence, 10:00-12:00
8th Grade Parents - Your child should have received an email from Mrs. Eldred on Monday morning regarding their High School schedule for next year. Please read through all of the documents that were sent and fill out the google form with their class choices. Please remember they can only pick EIGHT classes. She also sent emails to students who filled theirs out incorrectly so please check to see if you have any additional emails from her. If you have any questions please email her at email@example.com and she will get back to you. Please have the google form filled out by Friday. Thank you!
From Ms. Brittany Eldred: We are cancelling 8th grade parent night, but expect an email from Ms. Eldred to parent email as well as student email with a presentation with all choices as well as a google form to fill out for course selections. This will be sent out by the end of the week.
PLEASE NOTE UPDATE: THIS EVENT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, MAY 5, INSTEAD. WILL STILL BE SAME TIME AND PLACE. Parents and students, mark your calendars. On Tuesday, MAY 5, QJH will be hosting a Financial Literacy Math Family Night. The event will begin at 5:00, and end at 6:30 in the JH/HS cafeteria. Bring your parents, come and learn more about financial literacy, and have some pizza too! There will be various stations set up for you and your family to visit. Pizza, drinks and cookies will be provided. This event is for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
UPDATE ON ONE ACT PLAY PERFORMANCE: THERE WILL BE NO PERFORMANCE FRIDAY, MARCH 13. THE DINNER AND PERFORMANCE IS STILL ON FOR TONIGHT. Our award-winning One Act Play will present the full musical version of Bridge to Terabithia this week. Thursday, March 12th, will be a dinner theatre performance with the meal being served at 5:30 and the performance at 6:00 cost will be $10.00.
Why do we wear RED on Wednesdays?? Some students have asked what the RED shirts are for that many of the staff are wearing on Wednesdays. These shirts are in support of our troops that are deployed in various parts of our world, defending our freedom and keeping us all safe. Our own Coach Bevis’ husband, Adam, is in Korea, and as a staff, we are wearing these each Wednesday in support of him and his sweet family until he is able to come home. Coach Bevis, we stand behind you and appreciate the sacrifice you and your family make for our country. We encourage students who would like to join us by wearing a red t-shirt each Wednesday.
Addition to Cheerleader Tryout Results Three additional entries: #16 Kayleigh #18 Averi #2 Peyton (Mascot)
Our award-winning One Act Play will present the full musical version of Bridge to Terabithia next week. Thursday, March 12th, will be a dinner theatre performance with the meal being served at 5:30 and the performance at 6:00 cost will be $10.00. Friday, March 13th, will be a performance only at 6:00, the entry fee will be $5.00.
Parents and students, mark your calendars. On Tuesday, March 24, QJH will be hosting a Financial Literacy Math Family Night. The event will begin at 5:00, and end at 6:30 in the JH/HS cafeteria. Bring your parents, come and learn more about financial literacy, and have some pizza too! There will be various stations set up for you and your family to visit. Pizza, drinks and cookies will be provided. This event is for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
Cafeteria and library fines are posted on Coach Shack’s window. Any student wanting to attend the PRIDE Trip will have this week to take care of those balances.
Family Groups will be meeting Friday, March 13. We will also be on pep rally schedule.
Any 7th and 8th grade girl who might be interested in participating in the Dogwood Fiesta Pageant will need to attend one of the informational meetings on March 11th or March 25th in the Library during our second breakfast.
We want to wish good luck to our student athletes that are competing in the track meet today in Mt. Vernon. Give it all you’ve got!
All mock tryouts for cheer (JH & HS) will be tomorrow (Tuesday) from 3:35-5:30. Tryouts will be on Wednesday after school. Do NOT stay for cheer today.
8th grade parents: If your child is currently eligible for the field trip, one of these will be sent home with them today (March 6). Please note the payment deadline is March 26. Due to having to get numbers and payment to the university ahead of time so they can order supplies, this is the final deadline for payment. If your child has not submitted payment by that date, they will not be able to attend this field trip. Also attached is a copy of the original letter sent out back in January with specific information about the trip. Permission slips will be sent home after Spring break for those that have paid by the deadline.
Today, 6th grade students, were visited by Rabbi Alan Learner of the Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Tyler. He spoke to the students about antisemitism and the importance of learning about the Holocaust in school, and the effects it has on today's society. Most importantly, the students learned that when it comes to identifying what race they're a part of, the correct answer is, the HUMAN RACE where we are encouraged to give respect & love to one another to eradicate hate.
This is the Last Call for 8th Grade Tshirt orders. The cost is $11. Order forms and money are due to Mrs. Johnson by THIS Friday, March 6th.
Today’s Spotlight is shining on….Mrs. McKenzie A parent shared a spotlight with us, telling us how Ms. McKenzie walked her daughter to the car to ensure her safety. Way to go, Mrs. McKenzie. We are SO blessed to have you on our campus. Now, who else has the Bulldog Spirit? Let’s see it QJH!!
Thursday, during lunch, the following groups will have pictures taken in the gymnasium for the yearbook. Please touch base with your sponsor about any details such as certain attire to wear. Ag Student Council Builders’ Club
Our award winning One Act Play will present the full musical version of Bridge to Terabithia next week. Thursday, March 12th, will be a dinner theatre performance with the meal being served at 5:30 and the performance at 6:00. Friday, March 13th, will be a performance only at 6:00. Ticket information will be available tomorrow.
We want to congratulate all of our track athletes on a great job last night! Now that was some BULLDOG PRIDE!
We are still hosting our meet today. We are NOT cancelling due to weather. All jumping events are cancelled, shot and discus will still compete, we have cancelled the 2400 and we will start the 4X100 at 3:30.
We want to wish the best of luck to all of our track participants today. Remember, Kona Ice will be at the track meet.
Monday we will host the JH Track Meet, and Kona Ice will be at the back parking lot of the track/Ag area most of that day IF weather permits.
There will be no OAP practice today after school, 2/26/20.
Today’s Spotlight is shining on…. Cole P. Cole made an incredible video of our Valentine’s Day Dance, capturing the decorating as well as the festivities. It was an amazing technological task, and gave us a wonderful memory of a fun night. Great job, Cole!
Any 6th or 7th grader that has not turned in their choice sheet(s) for next year's class scheduling, needs to have a parent signature and turn it in on Monday to Coach Veach, Coach Lingo or Ms. Ballard.
Today’s Spotlight is shining on…. Mrs. McKenzie! Mrs. McKenzie greets our students every day with a smiling face! She goes above and beyond each and every one of our students! Mrs. McKenzie, you are appreciated! thank you for shining EVERY day!
Today’s Spotlight is shining on…. 7th Grade They brought up their 2nd benchmark by 11 percentage points! So proud of all their hard work and dedication! Let's keep moving forward…. Keep shooting for the stars, Mrs. Holland and the 7th grade!!
We are celebrating FFA week this week and will have a different theme each day. Tuesday, February 18 - Hat Day Wednesday, February 19 - Blue & Gold Day Thursday, February 20 - Dress Up As Your Favorite Ag Teacher Day Friday, February 21 - Show Your Chapter Pride - Wear your FFA shirt and boots
Today’s Spotlight is shining on…. Mrs. Goodman! Mrs. Goodman takes a great deal of time and effort to make our bulletin boards look awesome!! We appreciate all you do to make QJH a fun and informative place to be. Thank you, Mrs. Goodman!!
QISD will be closed on Friday, February 14th for a scheduled Staff Development Day. Classes will resume as scheduled on Monday, February 17th.
We are getting our STEM on in 8th grade ELA today! We have divided the classroom into East and West as a representation to the Berlin Wall that divided Gerta and her family in our class novel A Night Divided. The students are collaborating and designing a pulley system based on what the character Gerta used in the novel. They have to create and record their findings along with completing a Plot Diagram and also a Novel Analysis!
We would like to wish all of you a Happy Valentine’s Day today since we won’t be with you tomorrow. May you always know you are loved!!
Tonight is the final opportunity to attend the Mandatory Parent Meeting for those trying out for cheerleader. The meeting will be in the Library starting at 5:30 pm.
Some of Mrs. Hipp’s STEM students faced a BIG challenge today at IFly. Students were tasked with a high school level STEM activity where they had to predict their terminal velocity in IFly’s wind tunnel. The IFly instructor recorded their actual terminal velocity & then students had to compare the two values to see how close their prediction was. No doubt students sharpened their #Math & #Science learning, today! 🤨🧐 A special thank you to Coach Scott for driving the bus today and to Ms. Barnett for helping to chaperone the learning with Mrs. Hipp.
Today’s Spotlight is shining on…. Mr. Linz Mr. Linz’ fellow teachers appreciate his encouraging words for students. “Everytime we have some kind of competition whether sports, UIL, OAP, anything the kids compete in...Mr. Linz sees the students in the hallway and tells them congratulations and what a great job they did, or how proud he is of them. He gives them high fives or a thumbs up! The kids get excited at his efforts and it makes them smile." Thank you Mr. Linz for being a ray of sunshine to our campus!! Keep shining!! Now, who else has the Bulldog Spirit? Let’s see it QJH!!
Just a reminder to those trying out for cheerleader: Mandatory parent meeting will be either tonight (Tuesday Feb 11) or tomorrow (Wednesday Feb 12). Meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 in the JH/HS library. You only need to attend one of the meetings, but you MUST attend one to be eligible for tryouts.
No school Friday, February 14 for Staff Development Day. Enjoy your long weekend!
We want to wish good luck to our boys’ basketball teams in their District Tournament in Grand Saline Thursday.
Congratulations to our boys basketball teams that swept Alba-Golden last night for the last home game of the year!! Way to go guys!!
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.
Today’s Spotlight is shining on…. Mrs. Ashley Veach Mrs. Veach and all of our decorators , including staff and students, did a wonderful job making our Valentine’s Day Dance another successful hit!!
We want to wish good luck to our boys’ basketball teams as they take on Alba-Golden tonight here beginning at 5:00.
Boxtops Spring Collection Starts Next Monday - Clip your boxtops and bring them to the following teachers: 6th grade - Ms. Wedeking 7th grade - Ms. Moore 8th grade - Mrs. Veach
Students in Mrs. Hipp's 6th Grade Reading class, stepped up to a STEM challenge in correlation with the novel, Number The Stars, this week. Students were presented with the driving question, "Can you construct a basket with a secret compartment that will hide a fabric swatch?" The material list included: 10 Large Index cards, 8 small index cards, a piece of fabric, tape, and scissors. Students could use only the materials given to them and had to work against a time constraint of 30 minutes. They logged their design ideas and engineering data into a STEM project journal. The inventions were quite impressive!
Those interested in trying out for cheerleader need to sign up in the front office lobby and pick up a handout about mandatory parent meeting dates and times.
We want to wish good luck to our girls’ basketball teams as they play in the district tournament Thursday. Go get ‘em Lady Bulldogs!!
Attention Basketball Players: Basketball pictures will be taken on Monday, February 10th during your athletics period.
Students in Mrs. Hipp's class used archival gloves today to examine Holocaust artifacts from the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Prisoners in the Nazi camps were required to wear armbands marking them. Students also learned that archival gloves help to protect the artifact from residue on their hands.
Winter Sports Picture day has been moved from Feb. 17th to Monday, Feb. 10.
Tonight QJH will host a Family Night remembering the Holocaust. This event will be in the Library from 6-8 pm. It is come and go, and those that attend can earn points for their class in our Top Dog race. We will have art samples, Holocaust projects, and oral presentations. Bring your family and friends and come out and support our QJH Family Night. Hope to see you there!!
The annual JH Valentine’s Day Dance will be held Saturday, Feb 8th from 7-10 pm. Entry Fee will be 3.00 dollars per student or bring 2 closet items such as shampoo, body wash, toothbrushes, etc... All students must dress within our campus dress code. If you have any questions, see Ms. Ballard for approval.
2nd Nine Weeks CHAMPS GOES TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS - 6TH GRADE - CHRISTOPHER D. & KORI H. 7TH GRADE - DANIEL K. & REGINA S. 8TH GRADE - LUKE W. & KENNEDI E. Congratulations!
Student Council will be selling Candy Grams February 3-8 for $2.00 in the cafeteria at lunch. Send a sweet message to your sweet friends on Valentine’s Day.
QJH will have our UIL Awards Assembly this Friday, Jan 24th, at 10:00 in the Auditorium. Family and Friends are invited to attend. Anyone attending will need to enter through the main front entrance and go through HS Hall 300 to go to the Auditorium due to construction. Students being honored may want to dress nice for this event.
We will have our UIL Awards Assembly this Friday, Jan 24th at 10:00 in the AUditorium. Family and friends are invited to attend.
Basketball Results - Our girls’ basketball teams won three of the four games in the Avinger Tournament this past Saturday, and the girls’ teams had a CLEAN SWEEP against Grand Saline yesterday. Way to to, Ladies!
Attention Basketball Players and Parents: Even though we are not in school on Monday, January 20th, there WILL be basketball games Monday against Grand Saline for both QJH boys and girls at 10:00 AM The girls will have three games at Ballard Gym, and the boys will have four games AT Grand Saline Middle School Gym.
The QHS Engineering Club will be selling Valentine’s Day rings during JH Lunches today through next Tuesday. RIngs will range from $1- $5. Please be prepared to pay at the time you place your orders.
The annual JH Valentine’s Day Dance will be held Saturday, Feb 8th from 7-10 pm. All students must dress within our campus dress code. If you have any questions about a specific outfit, please take a picture of yourself in that outfit and show it to Ms. Ballard for approval.
QISD will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Any student attending the Pride Trip tomorrow may want to bring extra money for snacks and games. Lunch will be provided.
Just a reminder that the 8th graders will be leaving tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 6:30am for the field trip to Dallas. Please arrive about 10 minutes prior to this so we can take attendance and leave on time.
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.
Our Top Dog race is continuing...after the end of our second nine weeks, grades and attendance helped the 8th graders take the lead back. 8th grade has 1805 points, 7th grade has 1700 points, and the 6th graders have 1660 points. Keep working hard!
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
JH Boys Basketball Tournament at Big Sandy has been rescheduled from Jan. 11th to Feb. 1st.
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.
If you are planning on attending the basketball games at the American Airlines Center tomorrow please be aware that the Dallas Mavericks have a "Clear Bag" policy. No purses or other bags will be allowed into the facility unless they are clear.
Update on Kona Ice: They will be here Thursday, December 19 for snow cones. Prices are $3-$5.
THREE-PEAT UIL ACADEMIC Championship for QJH! We are so proud of each participants and coaches. It was a total TEAM effort. Congratulations QJH!
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.
WEATHER PERMITTING, Kona Ice will be here Monday around 2:00 to celebrate our Christmas Break. Prices for those are: $3 - $5. Students will be released in a staggered procedure to help service to go as fast as possible.
Congratulations to our basketball teams that won against Alba-Golden. All the boys’ teams won and both girls’ A teams were also victorious over the Panthers. Great job everyone!!
Congratulations to our QJH Greenhand Ag Team that placed 8th in State this past weekend. We are so proud of all of your hard work!
Congratulations to Luke Williams, Alexus Richey, and Kaitlyn Wood for auditioning at their All-Region band auditions and advancing to Area!! Luke, Alexus and Kaitlyn placed well above many other students in our region and will be attending the All-Region clinic and concert to perform with other students in the Area. Luke Williams auditioned among 60 other trumpet players and placed 13th. Alexus Richey auditioned among 60 other trumpet players and placed 10th. Kaitlyn Wood auditioned among 56 other clarinet players and placed 13th.
Dear QJH Parents, This year QJH is hosting the District UIL Academic Meet. In order to accommodate the almost 300 students competing, we will be allowing QJH students ONLY that are not involved in the UIL Meet on Tuesday, December 10th, to sign out early. Buses will NOT be running at this time and this is NOT a district-wide early release. It is optional. Parents who wish to sign their student out must do so in the front office beginning at 1:15. If someone else if picking up your child, the office must have written note to Ms. Reyes by 10:30 AM. This note needs to be signed by the parent with the name of the person with whom the student is leaving. If you have any questions, please call the QJH Office at (903)763-5000 ext. 2. Thank you, QJH Staff
Today begins our campus PENNY WARS… each class will collect pennies and bring them to Ms. Reyes’ Office up front. If you want to bring silver, you can place it in another grade’s bucket to count against their total. The winning grade will be announced before the end of the day Friday and get an ice cream treat the following Monday. The money collected will be donated to the Christmas Caring & Sharing to help with items they need for Christmas gifts in our community. Penny War will last until Friday at NOON!!!!
Rains only has one B Team, so there will be only 3 games tonight. 8B will play at 5:00 followed by 7A and 8A
QJH Christmas Spirit Dress Up Days Christmas Spirit Days: Mon, Dec 2 “Mad About Plaid” Wear something plaid/flannel Tues, Dec 3 “Mele Kalikimaka” Wear a Hawaiian shirt Wed, Dec 4 “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” Wear red and green from head to toe Thur, December 5 “Jingle Bells” Wear jingle bells Fri, December 6 “Elf Yourself” Wear elf ears and an elf hat Mon, December 9 “Candy Cane Day” Wear red and white stripes Tues, Dec 10 “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” Wear a Santa Hat Wed, Dec 11“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Wear antlers, red nose Thur, Dec 12“Baby It’s Cold Outside” Wear favorite scarf and hat Fri, Dec 13 “Deck the Halls” Wear favorite Christmas decorations Mon, Dec 16“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” Wear Christmas socks Tues, Dec 17“Tacky Christmas Day” Wear an ugly sweater
Quitman FFA Greenhand Chapter Conducting Team wins 1st place at the Area 6 LDE competition. They earned the top spot in the Area and will be 1 of 24 teams representing the State of Texas at the State competition held in December at Sam Houston State University. Team members are Kennedi Elmore, Kenley Carr, Keiana Davis, Mattison Smith, Lila Park, Maddie Fetterolf, Kinlee Baker, Logan Simpkins, and Joisalyn Tarno. Congratulations!!!
Melanie Whitehurst, the newly appointed chief of Wood County Juvenile Probation, presented to all 6th through 8th grade students today about the realities of juvenile probation and the consequences of negative choices. Mrs. Whitehurst was accompanied by three other juvenile probation officers from Wood County and together they described a typical day in juvenile detention, possibly legal charges, and how those charges affect a student's future and possible life and career choices.
Just a reminder we will have spinal screenings tomorrow (Nov. 14) for girls age 12 & boys age 14. Parents, you should have received notification via mail if this involves your child.
8th grade field trip to the Holocaust Museum has been cancelled. Students will attend school on regular schedule. Rescheduled date is pending.
Don’t forget to order your yearbook on-line. The price is $45 but it will go up after a few weeks.
8th Grade Field Trip Reminders: -Be at school by 6:30 AM tomorrow -Dress warm -No phones/head phones/backpacks
Congratulations to our 8th-grade football team on their 38-08 victory over Winona last night! Great job guys, and congratulations to all of our coaches and players on successful volleyball, cross country, cheerleading, and football seasons this fall!!
Coach Lingo and the Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Dallas Maddison last night in the Bi-District Playoff Game. The team’s next game will be Thursday. Good luck Lady Dogs!!
Boys’ Basketball players: YOU will have practices next week at 6:30 am each day here at the JH/HS Gym.
This week is our last football game. We play Winona at home at 5:00. Our spirit day is Tie Dye or Tie day. Tie up the Wildcats!
Our Top Dog Competition continues and with our Box Tops results added in: 6th grade has 1080 points, 7th grade has 1177 points, and the 8th grade took the lead with 1197 points. Let’s see if you can TIE it up this week!!
Mr. Nikia Smith, with Longview PARTS (Parents & Adolescents Recovery Treatment Services), was on campus today talking to our junior high school students about the dangers of vaping. Special thanks to Melanie Whitehurst at Wood County Juvenile Probation for recommending Mr. Nikia Smith as a speaker! Mr. Smith presented in an entertaining way a very serious and relevant topic to today's teens.
Congratulations to Mrs. Ashley Kennedy-Veach's 5th period class for winning our box-top competition! Enjoy your pizza party!
Due to the threat of rain, Trunk or Treat has been moved to Thursday, October 31st 5:30-7:00. It will still be held at the First United Methodist Church. The Builders’ Club will not be able to participate due to the JH Football game and the possible volleyball playoff game. The candy that was donated for this event will be donated to the FUMC to be distributed among those that can participate.
We do not have a girls’ sports event this week, but we will have a football game in Alba-Golden Thursday. Thursday’s spirit day is Costume Day. Remember that all costumes need to be within dress code, masks are not allowed, but face painting is okay as long as it goes along with the costume.
Our Top Dog race is heating up after last week’s spirit days and competition yell. The 6th grade has 969 points, the 8th grade has 1,045 and the 7th grade took the lead by posting 1,078 points. Keep up your winning BULLDOG SPIRIT!!
Anyone wanting to donate candy for our Builders’ Club Trunk or Treat can bring it to Ms. Ballard, Ms. Pence or Ms. Reyes by Tuesday afternoon. Trunk or Treat will be held at the First United Methodist Church Parking Lot on Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30-7:30.
REMEMBER ...our Box Tops competition between our 5th-period classes is going until Oct 30th! Bring your clipped Box Tops to your 5th-period teacher, and help your 5th-period class win a PIZZA Party!!
So much fun in Mrs. Jeannie Hipp's 8th period PROS class. We exercised acts of kindness by participating in an interactive lesson using technology. Students found 10 kindness challenges posted on the wall throughout the JH campus. Each challenge contained a QR code in which they had to scan & discover a challenge to participate in. One challenge, was expressing kindness & gratitude towards a custodian. We have the best custodians at QJH! Of course, we had to take a picture! 📷️ Another challenge, for example, was putting a post-it note of inspiration on a locker for a friend.
Remember to get your report cards signed and returned to your 7th period teacher for Top Dog Competition points!
Just a reminder that the Pride Trip permission forms are due tomorrow, October 25. If these are not brought back tomorrow, students will not be allowed to attend the trip next week.
We would like to CONGRATULATE our QHS Band, its directors and all its members on receiving a ONE at District Marching Contest and advancing to Area. Best wishes on the next step in your journey and we are so proud of your hard work!!
Those of you that have qualified for the PRIDE Trip will be receiving a permission slip to take home, get signed and returned. Those are due by Friday or you will not be able to attend the October 30th trip.
We want to wish our volleyball teams good luck as they compete in the District Tournament tomorrow. Go get’em Lady Bulldogs!!
Red Ribbon week will start on Oct 22nd! Here are your dress-up days: Tuesday 10/22nd-Favorite team jersey or t-shirt Wednesday 10/23rd-mix-matched clothes/sock or camo day Thursday 10/24th- Pink Out Day Friday 10/25th-Bulldog Spirit Clothes
A reminder that Monday the 21st is a student holiday, due to our staff development day, enjoy your 3-day weekend!
Friday will be NERD Day for everyone that wants to participate and earn points for your grade toward the Top Dog Competition!!
We would like to congratulate our 8th graders that are in the HS Band for their First Division performance at the Mineola Marching Contest earlier this week and wish them good luck as they prepare for their upcoming District Marching Contest. Great job Proud Blue Band.
Beginning Tuesday, October 22nd through Wednesday, October 30th, our campus will have a Box Tops competition between our 5th period classes. Bring your clipped Box Tops OR grocery store receipt where you purchased a Box Top Product, and help your 5th period class win a PIZZA Party!! All of our box tops will be turned in to Mrs. Park on Wednesday, October 30th. She will count and submit our collection by Nov 1st.
QJH would like to thank all those that helped us with our Fall Dance and Haunted House. In addition to all of our staff members that helped to create an incredible SPOOK HOUSE, we would like to especially applaud: Vanessa Fabela and family, Hayley Russell, Christin Henderson, Cassidy Alcorn, and Mike & Lisa Pence for the time they gave to help us. We would also like to thank Mrs. Ashley Veach, the Student Council and Builders' Club members that helped set up for and decorate for our fun times. We appreciate Ms. Maria Reyes for helping to organize our parents to get everything together. Our JH was able to collect over 1200 cans for the canned food drive that will be donated to our Quitman Christmas Caring and Sharing for the upcoming holiday season. I am so proud of our QJH Village!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Chrystal Ballard Quitman Jr. High Principal
The 8th grade has 652 points, 7th grade with 610 points, and the 6th grade has 591 points. Our next point event will be our Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days, end of the Nine Weeks points for honor roll, attendance, and the fewest number of office referrals. Then we will also include NERD day for the Spirit Day on October 18th. Let’s see your Bulldog Spirit SHINE, QJH!!
The end of the 1st Nine Weeks is next Friday the 18th, Our First Pride Trip will be October the 30th, to be eligible to go to the Pride Trip you must meet the following criteria: Grades: No Report Card grade below an 80 in any class for the grading period. Discipline: No more than three lunch or after school detentions during the grading period. No “U” for Unsatisfactory Conduct Grades. No ISS, OSS or DAEP Attendance/Tardies: No UNEXCUSED Absences during the nine weeks. No more than three absences without a doctor’s note. No more than three tardies during the grading period. Fines: No Library Fines No Cafeteria Overdue Charges No Chromebook fines No missing calculator (8th grade only)
Sports Picture Day 2019 October 10, 2019 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM JH Cheer JV Cheer Varsity Cheer 7:50 AM - 8:37 AM JH Boys Football (7th and 8th) JH Boys Cross Country 8:42 AM - 9:33 AM JH Girls Volleyball (7th A & B, 8th A & B) JH Girls Cross Country 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM HS Boys Cross Country Varsity Football JV Football 1:48 PM - 2:35 PM HS Girls Cross Country 9th Volleyball JV Volleyball Varsity Volleyball
UTHealth Air One helicopter will be landing in the grassy area in front of the school tomorrow at around 9:00 AM. This is prearranged as part of an FCCLA guest speaker program for the high school, and is NOT an emergency. We wanted parents and students to be aware so we can limit confusion.
Our Top Dog Class Competition is heating up again: 6th grade is in the lead with 551 points, 8th grade is in a close second with 545, and 7th grade is trailing with 522. We will be giving points for the canned food drive, Fall Dance participation, and points for those making the honor roll for the first nine weeks. Keep SHINING QJH!!
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.
Since the JH Football game was moved to a bye week for October 17th, we will move PINK OUT Day to October 24th. There will be no spirit day on October 17th since there is not a football game.
Halloween Dance & Haunted House Saturday, October 12th 7:00 - 10:00 pm $3.00 or 3 can foods=get in dance 5 can foods=get in dance and haunted house ALL concession items are $1.00
Quitman Junior High School Activities Calendar Canned Food Drive - 09/23 - 10/12 Fall Dance - Saturday, Oct 12th - Gate- canned food drive -Concession Stand (Stu Co) Box Tops - (Fall Collection)- 10/14-10/25 Penny Wars (Builder's Club) - 12/02-12/06 UIL - Dec 10-11 One Act Play Competition Dec 12-13 Campus Christmas Fun - December 16th - Kona Ice Valentine's Day Dance - Saturday, Feb 8th Candy Grams (Stu Co) - 02/03 - 02/12 Box Tops - (Spring Collection) - 02/17-02/26 Track Meet - (March 23rd - Kona Ice) - campus fundraiser for Student's Act Committee May 20th - JH FIELD DAY - ALL DAY - Kona Ice for Principal's Acct Service Project ideas: Coats for Kids - Collect coats to donate to Christmas Sharing or somewhere such as this Ronald McDonald House - Collect Soda Pop tabs and donate them to the Ronald McDonald House, helps pay for families' stays while a child is in the hospital Turkey Teacher Competition - Collect canned goods or money under their "favorite/not favorite" teacher for the week or 2 weeks. The winning teacher wears a turkey hat or carries a stuffed turkey around for a day. Food/money donated to the local food bank - cute idea!
School pictures are being made tomorrow morning. (9/26/19) Please dress for your pictures then you can change for your BLUE OUT Spirit Day attire. Everyone should have their pictures taken even if you don’t plan to buy pictures. These will be used for the yearbook.
9-26 7th Grade game in Arp will start at 5:00. 8th grade game will follow.
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
Important announcement: Homecoming Week - JH kids will be released at 12:45 on Friday, September 27th, 2019. If your child is riding the bus with another student, please send a signed written note (from both parents) anytime between today and FRIDAY morning by 8:00 am. Phone calls/emails will not be accepted.
Upcoming Spirit Days: Homecoming Week 9/23-’Merica Monday 9/24-Twin Day 9/25-Alien/Area 51 Day 9/26 - Blue Out (Homecoming) 9/27-Decade Day 10/3 - Super Hero Day 10/10 - Duo Day 10/18- Pink Out
Don’t forget to turn in your signed PROGRESS REPORTS to your 7th-period teachers tomorrow, 9/13/19. This will be part of our TOP DOG Competition.
There will be Builder’s Club Meeting Wednesday, September 18th during Late Breakfast/ZAP time in Coach Lingo’s Room #205. Whether you have already signed up or not, please make plans to attend and find out some of the exciting activities the Builder’s Club will be taking part in and sponsoring.
7th Grade will start tomorrow in Union Grove at 5:00 instead of 5:30. 8th grade will follow 7th and JV will follow 8th. We apologize for any inconvenience.
6th grade class tshirts!! Money is due by this Friday, 9/13/19. Students have been given a form to be brought back filled out with their size. Please disregard the check option. We can accept cash only. Checks will be returned to parents. Students will need to have these shirts to wear on field trips and throughout the year on special occasions.
This week is our first football game. Although it is out of town, we will have a pep rally to kick off the season since we don’t have a home ballgame until OCTOBER. So, this week’s spirit dress is, “ Hawaiian Day,” as we lay out the lions of Union Grove.
We will remember our country’s attack on 9/11 on Wednesday as we dress up for Patriot’s Day, wearing red, white, and blue in honor of those that perished and those left to carry on after the 9/11 attacks on our country.
September 6th marks the beginning of Quitman Junior High Family Groups! Family Groups focus on enhancing all students' social and emotional skills. All students have a specific staff member that will serve as their Family Group Leader. The QJH staff is excited and enthusiastic about building positive relationships and helping our students SHINE! Parents, please encourage your student to participate.
Picture day is coming! LifeTouch Quitman Junior High Thursday, September 26 Picture Day ID: EVTNCCZDK
Kona Ice will be here tomorrow at the JH from 2:00 -3:15... to celebrate our 19-20 school year! Small $3.00 Medium $5.00 Large $6.00
Some students in Mrs. Hipp's 6th-8th STEM class experienced a challenge today. Their task was to try and create the tallest free-standing tower using spaghetti noodles, a marshmallow, and a yard of tape. The students gained a better understanding of the engineering design process by designing, building, and testing their prototype.
Attention all QJH Students: Upon arriving at school, ALL students need to go to the cafeteria and wait. EVERYONE will receive a copy of their schedule at this time. Even if you have received one earlier, please pick up a new copy in case there have been any changes. Once everyone has a schedule, we will dismiss to first period. We are all SO EXCITED to see you all again as QJH prepares to SHINE this year!! Remember, +10 !! Thank you, Ms. Ballard
Attention all QJH Football Players: Message from Coach Bryan Oakes: 8/21-8/23 be here at school start time. Monday 8/26 6:30am start time. The JH football practice will be as follows: Monday-6:30am Tuesday-6:30am Wednesday-7:00am Thursday-Start of school Friday-Start of school If school is out there will be no JH football practice.
QJH Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, August 15, 5:30-6:30pm
JH Fall sports pictures will be taken September 19.
A reminder that the Junior High orientation is tonight from 6:00 to 7:00 in the cafeteria.
2019-2020 Quitman Junior High Spirit Days 9/11 - Patriot Day (wear red, white, & blue) 9/12 - Hawaiian Day Homecoming Week 9/23-’Merica Monday 9/24-Twin Day 9/25-Alien/Area 51 Day 9/26 - Blue Out (Homecoming) 9/27-Decade Day 10/3 - Super Hero Day 10/10 - Duo Day 10/18- Pink Out Red Ribbon Week: 10/21 - Camo Day 10/22-Favorite team jersey or t-shirt 10/23-mix matched clothes or socks 10/24-Nerd Day 10/25-Bulldog Spirit Clothes 10/24 - Twin Day 10/31 - Costume Day 11/7 - Tie Dye Day Christmas Spirit Days: Mon, Dec 2 “Mad About Plaid” - Wear something plaid/flannel Tues, Dec 3 “Mele Kalikimaka” - Wear a Hawaiian shirt Wed, Dec 4 “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” Wear red and green from head to toe Thur, December 5 “Jingle Bells” - Wear jingle bells Fri, December 6 “Elf Yourself” - Wear elf ears and an elf hat Mon, December 9 “Candy Cane Day” - Wear red and white stripes Tues, Dec 10 “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” - Wear a Santa Hat Wed, Dec 11“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”Wear antlers, red nose Thur, Dec 12“Baby It’s Cold Outside” - Wear favorite scarf and hat Fri, Dec 13 “Deck the Halls” Wear favorite Christmas decorations Mon, Dec 16“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” -Wear Christmas socks Tues, Dec 17“Tacky Christmas Day” -Wear an ugly sweater
JH REGISTRATION INFORMATION: All students need a CURRENT parent drivers license and a CURRENT proof of residency. Utility bill or lease agreement. Bank statements and drivers licenses will not work. Registration will be in the library: Wednesday, Aug 7, 9:00-3:00 Thursday, Aug 8, 9:00-3:00 Thursday Evening 5:30-7:00
Important Dates for QJH Students August 5th - Registration packets will be available to pick up at the front desk between 9am - 3pm or on-line to print out. August 7th - Registration for ALL grade levels in JH (9:00am-3:00pm) August 8th - Registration for ALL grade levels in JH (9:00am-3:00pm) & (5:30pm-700pm) What to bring with you for registration? Proof of residency Parent drivers’ license (New Registration) Birth Certificate and Social Security card Completed registration packet $25 for usage fee for Chromebook Once students/parents have completed the registration process, students will receive their schedules and be able to place their supplies in their lockers Students may walk through the halls to see where their classrooms are located August 8th - JH Orientation in JH/HS Cafeteria (6:00pm - 7:00pm) August 15th - Meet the Teacher Night (5:30pm - 6:30pm) August 16th - Immunization Clinic at Elementary Campus 9:00am - 12:00pm August 21st - First Day of School 7:45 am. **Chromebooks will be distributed to all students during the first week of school. If any questions arise, please call our JH office starting August the 5th.
Quitman Junior High General Supply List for Grades 6, 7, & 8: These supplies are expected to be taken to ALL core classes daily. Backpacks will be kept in student lockers at all times except before and after school. There will be no backpacks in the cafeteria, band hall, auditorium, gym, restrooms, or in classrooms. 1 Small Supply box (optional- for locker use) 1 pencil bag for binder 1 Pair of Scissors 1 package of Notebook Paper (WIDE RULED please) 5 - 100-page WIDE-RULED Composition Notebooks 1 Package of Red Pens 1 Package of Pencils 1 Package of Blue or Black pens 2 Highlighters (any color) 1 Package of color pencils 1 - 3” - three-ring Binder (please no zip-around or velcro binders) 1 Package of 8 dividers (Avery big tab pocket insertable plastic dividers preferred) A Pair of Earbuds (to be used in several classes) Combination lock for locker (recommended but optional) English: 1 Plastic Pocket Folder with brads Science 1 Plastic pocket folder (6th & 7th grades only) ***This list is not totally inclusive but will help you save certain items that can be brought at any time throughout the year. Thank you for your help!
Electives Supply List for 2019-2020 These supplies needed ONLY if one of these classes is on YOUR schedule. If your elective is NOT listed on this page, then the supplies needed under the general list will also be met for the electives. Theater Arts Spiral notebook 1 small bottle of glue 1 package of Markers Art 1 package of small paint brushes 1 sketchbook Spanish (8th gr only) 1 Packages 4x6 (LARGE) Index Cards Agriculture (8th gr. only) 1 Pocket Folder with Brads 30 Index Cards (3 X 5) Band 1 - 1” three-ring binder (black) 25 Sheet Protectors 2 Pencils Pencil bag to keep in binder 2 Highlighters STEM/Robotics (8th grade only) 1 composition notebook
Lady Bulldog Volleyball Camp Scheduled - See Quitman ISD Website for Details and Registration Form
The Top Dog Class is... our 6th grade, the Class of 2025! Please be at the Quitman City Pool today from 3:00-5:00 pm! Congratulations!
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.
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 9 will also be returning to the high school until the threat of severe weather has passed.
Parents, bus #57, #6 and bus #2 will be delayed. We are sheltering all students from those buses at the high school until the threat of the tornado has passed. Parents you may call 903.763.5000 for additional information.
Parents of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders: Just a reminder that the JH awards program will be held Friday, May 31 at 8:30am in the HS auditorium. If your child is receiving an award, you should have received a letter in the mail. However, the exception to that would be A Honor Roll, A/B Honor Roll, or perfect attendance. Letters were not mailed home for these accomplishments, since this information was only pulled a few days ago. If you are not sure if your child will be receiving an award, please call the JH office to make sure. We don't want you to miss your child being honored with an award!
One Act Play Results: Weston Pence Rena Reeves Lawson Ballard Ben Barnett Ruby Bringard Steven Coker Abby Day Tatianna Owens Jace Peek Dalton Poppenhusan Alexus Richey Austin Tanner Joey Teter Nick O'Neal Emilee Baker Sophia Reynolds Gabby Chaney Daniel Kernes Leah Pruden Nick Wiliiams Issis Murlin Noah Reid Braleigh Wood Ryleigh Goodman Christohoer Davis Hailey Pearsal Peyton Kruckner
Quitman Community Invited Faith Baptist Church Outside the Walls End of School Year Block Party Friday, June 7, 2019 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Faith Baptist parking lot - 405 S. Hart (Parking in Dollar General Parking Lot) -Family fun event -Free food -Free activities for the family -Bounce house, cakewalk, petting zoo, and more -Door prizes
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.
Parents, if your student has any medication in the nurse's office, please make arrangements for pick up before the last day of school. Medication is not stored over the summer and anything left will be destroyed per district policy.
Parents and Students, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller will have a table set up at the JH Awards Assembly for parents to buy 2018-2019 Yearbook. The cost will be $58.00.
Due to unforeseen weather conditions, the junior high one act play will postpone our dinner theater performance until Thursday May 16th at 6:00 p.m. Unless classes are also canceled for Friday, we will have our premiere performance Friday May 10th at 7:00 p.m. as planned. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you, Chrystal Ballard Stephanie Barnett
Quitman ISD will cancel classes for Thursday, May 9th. The threat of additional rain overnight, and our inability to get buses to many of our students were major factors in this decision. We want to keep your kids safe. We will not have to make this day up. Have a restful day and stay safe.
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.
Yearbooks are on sale for the final time this year! You can purchase your yearbook for $58.00. See Coach Miller or pick up an order form in the office! Deadline to purchase is May 27, 2019
The JH Dinner Theater “Wizard of Oz” performance will be this Thursday, May the 9th at 6 in the JH/HS auditorium! Make sure you bring all your family! We will have another performance on Friday, May the 10th at 7, so if you can’t make it on Thursday be sure you’re here Friday!!! OAP kids break a leg!
The spring Robotics class visited The Waldo Way, a robotic Guernsey raw milk dairy farm right here in Wood county. Students learned about how the robot is able to recognize each cow, check the health of each cow, as well as check milk quality each time they milk. They learned about differences in commercial fairy milk and raw milk too. Ris Waldo and her son Trent were so welcoming and were even kind enough to let the students taste some of their products.
Attention 6th grade parents and students: Tomorrow, 4/18/19, the 6th grade students will be traveling to Medieval Times. The cafeteria will begin serving breakfast at 6:45 am. Parents, please drop off your child at the back of the school at the cafeteria doors. All students attending the field trip must be in the cafeteria by 7:00 am for roll call. Students also received their field trip shirts today. They must wear them to go on the trip. We look forward to a great time!
ATTENTION 7th grade parents and students: Due to the threat of bad weather tomorrow afternoon, we will postpone the 7th grade tour of the TJC campus. The tentative date will be Monday, May 20th.
REMINDER: On April 10th at 6:00pm there will be a required informational meeting for all incoming 2019-2020 freshmen at the QHS Auditorium. This meeting will be hosted by the HS Student Advisor, Ms. Eldred. During this time, students and parents will begin to see the graduation paths to choose from as you begin to plan for your high school education. Please make plans to attend this VERY IMPORTANT meeting.
STAAR tests today and tomorrow!!!!!!
ATTENTION PARENTS: Please email Ms. Elizabeth Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any JH photos you might have of our kids in their many spring school activities. She will try to use some of them in the yearbook. We would also like to show off our students on the JH Facebook page if you can email them to Mrs. Coats (email@example.com).
ATTENTION ALL 8TH GRADERS AND 8TH GRADE PARENTS: On April 10th at 6:00pm there will be a required informational meeting for all incoming 2019-2020 freshmen at the Quitman High School Auditorium. This meeting will be hosted by the HS Student Advisor, Ms. Brittany Eldred. During this time, students and parents will begin to see the graduation paths to choose from as you begin to plan for your high school education. Please make plans to attend this VERY IMPORTANT meeting.
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.
JH Mascot and Cheerleaders Selected Mascot - Breanna Bell Captain - Addison Marcee Ashley Davis Abby Day Kylee Harris Mirri Whatley Ruby Bringard Sophie Reynolds Gabby Chaney Alexandra Derryberry Avery Ryan Peyton Kruckner Makenna Wood
JH Track Meet at Rains Cancelled, No Track Practice Today
QISD will not hold classes on February 25, 2019. This is a designated Staff Development Day.