What’s happening at QSD

Are you ready for some football? The Quitman Panthers will play a jamboree in Hattiesburg on Friday. The team has been practicing hard, and they are ready to take on Wayne County next week on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at Wayne County. Come out and support the Panthers!
Angie Ledbetter will be joining Quitman School District as Public Relations in September. Mrs. Ledbetter is a native of Quitman and graduated from QHS. She graduated Mississippi State University and came back to work in Quitman Schools. She taught first and second grade before becoming Assistant Principal at QLE in 2006. Angie and her family relocated to Texas for 10 years, but they have come back to Quitman to live and work. Mrs. Ledbetter is excited to be a part of the Quitman School District as Public Relations. Welcome back Mrs. Ledbetter!
The Lady Panther Volleyball team played Clarkdale in their first game of the season on Thursday. The Panthers came out strong but ultimately lost to the Bulldogs. Come out and support the Lady Panthers when they play Meridian at home August 18, 2022.

QSD is changing the way you buy tickets at all sporting events in the district. QSD will be using GoFan for mobile ticketing at athletic events. Buy tickets online through the Quitman High School GoFan Page. $7 online through GoFan or $10 if you pay at the gate.


QHS kicked off a new school year with a message from new Principal, Mrs. Latasha Shaw, and guest speaker, Judge Tobey Bartee. Mrs. Shaw introduced new staff, explained new policies, and shared the new mission at QHS: Leave better every day because that’s the Panther Way! Friday the PBIS celebration featured door prizes, games, and community-building exercises for all QHS students.
There are available ACT test dates at QHS! Fee waivers (up to 4) are available through the QHS Counselor’s Office for Juniors and Seniors who qualify for free/reduced lunch.  Sign up ASAP to take it in September to avoid a late fee.
Great news for Quitman students and parents!  All enrolled students of Quitman School District are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge each day of the 2022-2023 school year. QSD students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application. QSD will be participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2022-2023. If you have any questions please contact Wendy Tucker at 601-776-2186 or wtucker@qsdk12.org.
Big Blue Crew band students are hard at work on a new half time show. Guard and drum camp was last week, and this week the entire Big Blue Crew is learning music, memorizing drill, and perfecting this year’s show. Head band director Mr. Charlie Sorto said, “I’m excited that the band is over 100 members, and this is the smoothest start to band camp since I’ve been here. The community support and donations of drinks and food have been overwhelming. The administration support has been incredible. Good things are coming for the Big Blue Crew!” Come out and support the Crew and the Panthers at the first football game on August 25!


As of August 18, 2022, our Covid numbers are 15 students positive and 4 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.