As wildfire season is upon us, we are taking every precaution to keep our students safe while participating in outdoor activities such as recess and athletics. Poor air quality can impact our students with asthma and lung diseases. With fall sports starting this week QSD will be regularly monitoring Quincy's air quality. If air quality is reading "unhealthy" to "hazardous," all students will remain indoors, and athletic practices will be held in an indoor location. If air quality is reading "unhealthy for sensitive groups," students with lung conditions will be provided frequent breaks and opportunities to go inside. If you have additional questions, please contact your child's school or the Quincy School District. Please follow the link below to view Quincy’s current Air Quality Index.
Please join us in welcoming Marcus Pimpleton as the new Quincy High School Interim-Principal! Marcus Pimpleton is excited to be joining the Quincy High School team in the role of Interim-Principal. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Pimpleton served two years as an Assistant Principal at Denny International Middle School in West Seattle and one year as an Assistant Principal at Interlake Senior High School in the Bellevue School District. His focus as a school administrator has centered upon schoolwide implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, incorporation of restorative practices to teach and reinforce academic behaviors, supporting the social and emotional health of students, and deepening the work of teachers around culturally responsive teaching and curriculum through active leadership for racial equity.
Charged recently with creating a “Mario-like” animated figure that could walk, run and jump across a computer screen, students in a new computer science class at Quincy High School put their heads down and got right to work. Angel Bermudez was one of the first students to program his cartoon-like character to walk and turn across the screen. It took the senior only about 20 minutes. He was moving on to making his character jump.
Bermudez, who plans to attend Eastern Washington University next year, is considering a career in computer science or engineering. He’s taken just about every computer class at QHS, but this one is different, he said. The class is taught by Microsoft professionals via Skype. Students are using headsets and webcams in the online class. And it’s also more challenging for the computer savvy Bermudez.
“This is getting us involved in computers,” he said. “It’s building a base foundation in how computers work.”