Federal Programs


Federal dollars are used to supplement the educational services offered by school districts.  Federal dollars at Quitman School District are used to increase and improve parental involvement, hire additional teachers to reduce class size, and to provide professional training opportunities for staff. Parents are welcome to visit the Parent Resource Center located at Quitman Lower Elementary.  The center is open from 7:30 – 3:30 each school day and provides resources regarding parenting skills, learning disabilities, and educational learning materials.

District Contact Information

Central Office, 601-776-2186

Dr. Minnie Dace, Federal Programs Director, mdace@qsd12.org

Lisa Riley, Parent Involvement Coordinator, 601-776-6156, lriley@qsdk12.org


The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded Grades K-12

Supporting Common Core State Standards: Family Engagement for Student Success (The Parent Institute)

Series: Everything You Need to Know About:

Dealing with Stalking    Virginity               Decision-making    Codependency

Peer Mediation              Incest                 Stress                   Self-confidence

Drug Addiction              Teens Who Kill    Peer Pressure              Alcohol

Media Violence             Dyslexia              Cults                    Drug Abuse

Smoking                    Teen Suicide         Eating Disorders     An Alcoholic Parent

Weapons in School and Home                  Having an Addictive Personality

Creating Your Own Support System



Taking Care of Myself By Mary Wrobel

Toilet Training for individuals with Autism or Other Developmental Issues By Maria Wheeler, M. Ed.

Just Take a Bite (Food Challenges) By Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D.

A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies By Beth Fouse, Ph.D. and Maria Wheeler, M. Ed.

Exploring Feelings By Dr. Tony Atwood

Preparing for Life By Dr. Jed Baker

The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond   By Dr. Jed Baker

Educating Children with Autism   By National Research Council

Autism-Asperger’s and Sexuality By Jerry Newport and Mary Newport

Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships   By Dr. Temple Grandin and Sean Baron

Early Intervention and Autism By James Ball, Ed.D. BCBA

Laughing and Loving with Autism   By R. Wayne Gilpin

Developing Talents   By Dr. Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy

Loving Dr. Spock   By Barbara Jacobs

Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism   By Dr. Temple Grandin

Emergence: Labeled Autistic   By Temple Grandin, Ph. D. and Margaret M. Scariano

Asperger’s and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope Through Famous Role Models   By Norm Ledgin

Revolutionary Common Sense for Raising Successful Children with Disabilities   By Kathie Snow

Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students with Autism   By Shelia Wagner, M, Ed,

The Comprehensive Autism Planning System   By Shaun Henry and Brenda Smith Myles

Asperger Download   By Josie and Damian Santomauro

Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience By Susan Thompson Moore, M.Ed.

Learning with a Visual Brain   By Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed. D. and Carole Kaulitz, M. Ed.

Building Social Relationships   By Scott Bellini

With Open Arms   By Mary Schielder, M.S.

Pirates   By Margaret Anne Carter and Josie Santomauro

How Do I Teach These Kids?   By Kimberly A. Henry

The Source for Autism   By Gail J. Richard

Autism for Parents and Professionals   By Kathie Harrington

Breakthoughs: How to Reach Students With Autism   By Karen Sewell

One-on-One   By Marilyn Chassman

Autism: A Social Skills Approach for Children and Adolescents By Maureen Aarons and Tessa Gittons


For Safekeeping- Autism Alliance of MetroWest, Inc.

The Way I See It- Temple Grandin



Students with Special Needs  By E. John Shinsky, Ph.D.

Life Centered Education: A competency Based Approach  By Donn E. Brolin

Life Centered Education: Modified Curriculum for Individuals With Moderate Disabilities

By Robert J. Loyd and Donn E. Brolin

Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities By Barbara D. Ingersoll, PH.D and Sam Goldstein, PH.D

Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception By Thom Hartmann

Succeeding In College with Attention Deficit Disorders By Jennifer Bramer, Ph.D.

Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder By L. Susan Buttross, M.D., FAAP

Practical Strategies for Including High School Students with Behavioral Disabilities By June Stride

CHADD Educator’s Manual By Chris Zeigler Dendy, M.S.

Creating Positive Support Groups for At-risk Children By Susan T. Dennison

How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms By Carol Ann Tomlinson

Skillstreaming in Early Education By Ellen McGinnis and Arnold Goldstein

ADHD Kids With Incredible Potential By Mary K. Bailey

Making Inclusion Work By John Beattie, LuAnn Jordan and Bob Algozzine

Inclusion in Secondary Schools By Daniel D. Sage

A Guide to Co-Teaching By Richard Villa, Jacqueline Thousand and Ann Nevin

Best and Promising Practices By Alan Hilton and Ravic Ringladen

Teaching Literacy to Students with Significant Disabilities By June E. Downing

Practical Ideas that Really Work for Students with Disruptive, Defiant or Difficult Behaviors

By Kathleen McConnell, Gail Ryser and James R. Patton

The Attention Deficit Disorders Intervention Manual By Stephen McCarney, Ed. D.

The Parent’s Guide to Attention Deficit Disorders By Stephen McCarney, Ed. D. and Angela Marie Bauer, M. Ed.

Group Activities to Include Students with Special Needs By Julia Wilkins

Differentiated Instruction Guide for Inclusive Teaching By Anne Moll, Ed. D.

Exploring Feelings: Cognitive Behavior Therapy to Manage Anger By Tony Atwood

Student Behavior: Intervention and Preventive Strategies that Work By LRP Publications

Strategies for Organization: Preparing for Homework and The Real World By Michelle Garcia Winner

ADD and the Law: 2nd Edition By Peter S. Latham, J.D. and Patricia h. Latham, J.D.

Practical Ideas that Really Work for Students with ADHD By Kathleen McConnell and Gail R. Ryer

The Parent’s Guide to Attention Deficit Disorders By Stephen B. McCarney, Ed. D.and Angela Marie Bauer, M. Ed.

Social Skills Activities for the Elementary Grades  By Dianne Schilling and Susanna Palomares

The Differentiated Classroom-Responding to the Needs of All Learners By Carol Ann Tomlinson

How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD-2nd Edition By Sandra F. Rief

Co-Teach! By Marilyn Friend

Inclusion: A Fresh Look By Linda Tilton

Kid Tips Study Strategies for Students with Learning Differences By Kathy Young

Choosing outcomes and Accommodations for Children By Michael Giangreco, Chigee Cloninger and Virginia Salce Iverson

Understanding My Learning Differences By Susan McMurchie

Using Assistive Technology to Meet Literacy Standards: IEP Team Guide By Sherryl Purcell, Ph. D. and Debbie Grant, M.A.

The LD Teacher’s IDEA Companion By Molly Lyle

Kids with Incredible Potential By Mary K. Bailey



Functional Assessment By Joseph C. Witt, Ph.D., Edward Daley, Ph.D.,George Noell, Ph.D.

Teacher’s Guide to Behavioral Interventions By Kathy Cummins Wunderlich, M.Ed.

Functional Assessment of Academic Behavior By James Ysseldyke, Ph.D., Sandra Christenson, Ph.D.

Coping with Crisis: Lessons Learned ByScott Poland and Jami S. McCormick

All About Me (Self-Esteem Sheets) By Susanna Palomares

Understanding Me (Life Skills) By Dianne Schilling and Gerry Dunne

Group Activities for Kids that Hurt By Sally Jo Blair

Activities and Songs for Healing and Support By Lori Madrid

With All Due Respect By Ronald Morrish

Tough to Reach, Tough to Teach: Students with Behavior Problems By Sylvia Rockwell

Handbook for Qualities of Effective Teachers By James Stronge, Pamela Tucker and Jennifer Hindman

Teaching with the Brain in Mind By Eric Jensen

Brain Matter: Translating Research Into Classroom Practice By Patricia Wolfe

Teachers Who Learn, Kids Who Achieve By WestEd

Continuing to Learn: A Guidebook for Teacher Development By Learning Innovations

Connecting With Students By Allen Mendler

No Disposable Kids By Lary Brendtro, Ph. D., Arlin Ness, MSW, LLD, Martin Mitchell, Ed. D.

Activities for Counseling Underachievers By Jeanne Bleuer, Susanna Palomares and Garry Walz

Counseling Underachievers By Jeanne Bleuer

CHAMPS By Randy Sprick, Ph.D., Mickey Garrison, Ph. D. and Lisa Howland, M. S.

Powerful Classroom Management Strategies By Paul Burden

Positive Classroom Management By Robert DiGiulio

Pre-Referral Intervention Manual- 3rd Edition By Stephen B. McCarney and Kathy Cummins Wunderlick

Behavior Intervention Manual By Samm House

The Bully Free Classroom By Allan L. Beane, Ph. D.

Lessons In Tolerance and Diversity By Susanna Palomares

From Rage to Hope By Crystal Kuykendall

Working With Students: Discipline Strategies for the Classroom By Rubye Payne

Teaching Diversity By Ricardo Garcia

Before You Can Discipline By Robert DrBruyn

Reaching Out to Today’s Kids By Kathleen McConnell and Susie Flatau

Gifted Education By Joan Franklin Smutny

Character Education in America’s Schools By Terri Akin, Susanna Palomares, Gerry Dunne and Dianne Schilling

Advisor/Advisee Character Education By Sarah Sadlow

From Peer Pressure to Peer Support By Shelley MacKay Freeman

Developmental Classroom Guidance Activities By Susan Ferbert, M. Ed., Deborah Griffith, M. Ed., Donna Forrest, Ed.S.

The Peaceful Classroom in Action By Naomi Dew

Guided Discussions for Developing Character By Susanna Palomares and David Cowan

Helping Kids Make Wise Choices and Reduce Risky Behavior By Terry Akin, Gerry Dunne and Dianne Schilling

Building Self-Esteem Through the Museum of I By Linda R. Zack, M. Ed.

Positive Attitudes and Peacemaking By Michelle Barba

Respect for Self and Others By Dr. Michelle Barba

Caring and Capable Kids By Linda K. Williams, Dianne Schilling and Susanna Palomares

Teaching Character…It’s Elementary By Sadia Allvan Broome and Nancy W. Henley

Character Under Construction By Donna B. Forrest, Ed.S.

Responsibility and Trustworthiness By Dr. Michelle Barba

Character Building Activities for Kids By Darlene Mannix

Getting Along By Dianne Schilling

Self-Esteem Activities for the Elementary Grades By Terri Akin, David Cowan, Gerry Dunne, Susanna Palomares, Dianne Schilling, Sandy Schuster

The Four Conditions of Self-Esteem By Reynold Bean

First Class Character Education Activities Program B Michael D. Koehler and Karen E. Rayer

Closing the achievement Gap- A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices By ASCD



More Power! Instruction in Co-Taught Classrooms– Marilyn Friend

The Power of 2 With Marilyn Friend

Stop Bullying Now-Take a Stand-Lend a Hand

Dining and Social Skills for Adults and Teens

Make A Good First Impression (Job Interviews)

Discipline Techniques You Can Master in a Minute Series

Key Attitudes and Strategies for Maximizing Your Option

Approaches and Actions to Get the Response You Want

Handling Chronic or Habitual Discipline Problems

Critical Mistakes That Cause or Perpetuate Behavior




You Can Handle Them All Discipline Series

Before You Can Discipline

Changing Inappropriate Behavior to Appropriate Behavior

The Four-Step Model Applied

Practice Problems to Refine Your Expertise

Parent DVD

Quick Tip Videos

Ways Parents Can Help Children Succeed in School

It’s Never Too Late to Get Involved

How to Work With Your Child’s Teacher

What To Do If Your Child is Having a Problem in School

Parents Are Teachers Too

Teacher’s Learning Secrets To Use At Home


Can Motivate Children… And The Help Them Do Better In School

Can Read With Children

Can Build Responsibility in Children

Can Help Children Learn

Can Talk and Listen to Children

Can Build Children’s Self-Esteem

The Discipline Series

Helping Children Learn Self-Discipline

Helping Your Child Develop Good Character Traits

Instilling the Desire for Success in Your Child

Helping Children Learn to Resolve Conflicts

Remember…You Are the Adult and You Are in Charge

Building Respect for Rules, Authority and Other People

Teaching Children Responsibility for Their Learning and Behavior

The ABC’s of Discipline at Home



Can Do! Reading Game

Pick A Question: Fiction Comprehension Tub

Photo Card Libraries

Quick-Pick Vocabulary Activity Cards

Sight-word Tactile Cards (Level 1-3)


Domino Activity Set

Table Tops- Multiplication Game

Vocabulary Builder Game

Positions- Matching Game

Exploring vocabulary- Reading Game

Extreme Reading Comprehension

Things That Go- Matching Game

Circle of Friends- Matching Game

Memory Game



How to Teach English Language Learners

The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Book of Lists

Sight Word Cards (Spanish)


Test Taking Strategies (Spanish)

Reading Comprehension

Math Word Problems


Related Links

Assessment/Accountability Data for QSD

Children First Report

2015-2016 QSD Dropout Prevention Restructuring Plan

QSD NCLB Report 2016 – 2017

QHS NCLB Report 2016 – 2017

QJH NCLB Report 2016 – 2017

QUE NCLB Report 2016 – 2017

QLE NCLB Report 2016 – 2017

NCLB Building Level Report Cards

Quitman Upper Elementary Focus School Notification Letter

Mississippi Department of Education – Federal Programs Office

Federal Programs Parent Survey Link

Federal Programs Community Partner Survey

QSD ELL Plan -2015-2016

2015-2016 QSD Professional Development Plan

Quitman Upper Elementary Focus School Notification Letter 2015

QSD 1% Set Aside for Parental Involvement