Back to school at QSD

Freshman Smart Start Orientation was a success at QHS! More than 100 of our 9th grade panthers got a smart start to the new year! QHS is geared up and ready for the best school year ever!
Get ready for a new school year at Quitman School District! Click on the following links to see: Registration info,
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.
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.
band
This summer high school 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!

Brian Goodman has been selected as the new Athletic Director at QSD! Coach Goodman brings experience to his new role as AD. He has spent 21 years coaching baseball, 3 years as an assistant athletic director, and 6 years as a head athletic director. He has a bachelor’s degree from MS College, a master’s degree in sports administration from USM, and a specialist’s degree from Arkansas State. Coach Goodman said, “I am looking forward to success on and off the field for our student athletes.” Welcome Coach Goodman!

FBLA
FBLA students that placed in the top 4 at the state level recently represented Quitman in competition with thousands of students from across the nation at the National FBLA competition in Chicago, IL. J’Stasia Young competed in Intro to Technology Concepts; Sean O’Neil competed in Marketing; Nya Nobles competed in Job Interview; and Tykevia Watts competed in Entrepreneurship. Although they did not place, students enjoyed meeting other students, learning more about business careers, and experiencing Chicago. Congratulations students and sponsor Mrs. Tammy Alford! (Thanks to Mrs. Alford for the photo)
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.

COVID UPDATE

As of July 29, 2022, our Covid numbers are 0 students positive and 1 staff member 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.