Summertime at QSD

Get ready for a new school year at Quitman School District! Click on the following links to see:
QHS Freshmen Orientation, Sophomore/Junior Orientation, & Senior snapshot meetings, QLE, QUE, & QJH open houses, or school supply lists. Call your student’s school with any questions.
Ten HOSA students from the Career Center have already won at the local, district and state level in HOSA competitions this year. This summer they traveled to Nashville to pit their health science skills against thousands of HOSA students from all over the United States and the world at HOSA’s National Competition. Although they did not place, they did come home with a rich experience. They represented Quitman very well, networked with other students, learned more about career paths in health science, and sampled the culture and environment in Nashville, TN. Congratulations HOSA students and Instructor Julie Owens!
The process of creating a new vision and mission statement to guide the district began with a strategic meeting this week. Dr. Tim Martin led the discussion between a diverse group of Quitman students, parents, community leaders, teachers, administration, the superintendent, and the school board. The group carefully considered many different aspects of the school district including testing, student needs, academics, funding, attendance, and safety concerns, among others. This is an ongoing process so stay tuned to find out the new vision and mission for Quitman School District.
QLE summer
Students are learning and having fun at QSD Summer Learning Academy! QLE students are gaining skills in reading strategies, English, math, and scientific processes such as the mechanics of breathing. QSD students at QLE, QUE, and QJH are learning from 8-12 Monday through Thursday in the month of June.
PBIS dev
QSD’s school leadership teams are spending their summer working to develop a PBIS system that is tailored to student needs. Dr. Dace, Dr. Truman, Mrs. Dearing, administration, and teacher leadership from each QSD school engaged in an interactive workshop to build a PBIS system for the upcoming school year. PBIS is an acronym for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. This evidence-based framework aims to improve and integrate data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. PBIS creates schools where all students can succeed.
The class of 2022 graduated May 20 at Panther field. Congratulations Seniors! (photos by TJ Lucas and William Patrick)
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 recognized students for excellence at their awards day on Thursday. Perfect attendance, proficient and advanced assessment scores, certificates, and honor roll were among the awards earned by k-2nd grade QLE students.
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)


As of June 14, 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.