Congratulations to the Quincy School District Board of Directors for winning the WSSDA 2017 Board of the Year! What a honor for our District and Community. Thank you very much for your outstanding service to our students and their families.
Lacey Jo McNay, a teacher at Pioneer Elementary School has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 Special Honors for the Winslow Coyne Reitnouer Excellence in Teaching Award. Miss McNay was nominated by her former sixth grade student, Scout Weber, from East Elementary in Tillamook, Oregon. The Winslow Coyne Reitnouer Excellence in Teaching Award is awarded through Learning Ally, a national non-profit dedicated to helping students with print disabilities such as dyslexia. The Learning Ally website, learningally.com, describes the award as follows:
“This award honors teachers on the leading edge of best practices that help students with print disabilities succeed in the mainstream classroom. It has been made possible by longtime Learning Ally friend and supporter, Minnie Reitnouer, a champion for great teachers and success for all students who learn differently. We are thrilled to recognize exemplary educators for their leadership and innovative efforts in the classroom. In addition, our awards team highlights the achievements of several teachers with Special Honors recognition.” Scout, along with her mom, submitted a seven page nomination letter describing Miss McNay’s teaching style and classroom culture. “As we all know, teachers are expected to do a lot with very little. Miss McNay found ways to make every child feel successful in her classroom. She provided every child with an award at the end of the school year. The award for Scout may very well have changed her future. Scout received the "Most likely to win the Nobel Peace Prize."” The award inspired her so much that she insisted on going to the store, the same day, to buy I Am Malala by Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Malala Yousafzai. Scout then decided that she wanted to create an educational board presentation for the county fair that compared herself to Malala Yousafzai. Scout earned a blue ribbon for her display. I think Miss McNay also earned a blue ribbon that day, for believing in a little girl with dyslexia who has big dreams.
This was written by Melanie Weber, Scout's mother.
Quincy School District’s Instructional Materials Committee has approved a K-12 Social Studies curriculum adoption proposal to submit to the School Board for review and approval consideration. Parents and community members who are interested in reviewing proposed social studies materials are invited to make an appointment with Tristan Gardner by calling 787-4571. Appointments can be made during the hours of 9:00-3:00 p.m. from September 11th through September 22nd.
QHS Design Development August 2017