Changes in the QJH Math Department
The math department at QJH has been working for some time to better align our math curriculum with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). After digging deeper into the standards, analyzing test item specifications and interim block assessments last year, we felt the need to take this work to the next level. So, our math team conducted a wide body of research that included recommendations from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, representatives from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and visitations to other middle schools that were showing good results in their students’ understanding of the standards. After considerable research and thoughtful discussion, the math department made the decision that we needed to focus our instruction on addressing the CCSS standards and ensure that each student has a strong foundation of understanding in these standards at the 7th and 8th grade levels. This will allow them to be well prepared for the higher level of math content at the high school level.
While this is the correct course of study for many of our students, we have some students that are ready to move into a more advanced level in math that will put them on the track to take Calculus during their senior year at high school. Beginning next week 7th and 8th grade students at QJH will be enrolled in an online ALEKS math program that will enhance their skills in Algebra content material, challenge their learning and even provide academic support for those who need additional practice. In addition, at the semester break, 8th grade students who have demonstrated mastery on assessments such as the Smarter Balanced test, NWEA Maps test, PSAT and in-class assessments will be enrolled in an Algebra 1 class. This will be a rigorous class that will allow students the opportunity to be placed on a track to take Calculus prior to graduation. Through the upcoming district math curriculum adoption process we are also actively seeking options that will also allow a student to be on track to take higher level math classes at high school even if they are not academically ready at this time. The QJH math department has worked very hard to ensure that the instruction that each child receives meets the grade level state standards and is challenging to students at all levels. If you have any further questions about the math program at QJH or your child’s progress, please feel free to contact Mr. Ramsey or Mrs. Copenhaver.
Thank you so much for these 3D printers, Microsoft. The positive educational impact this emerging technology will have for our students and staff cannot be underestimated. Not only is 3D printing, also known as "Additive Manufacturing", greatly enhancing modern learning at HTH and QJHS it is also adding Knowledge, Skills and Abilities to our students toolboxes allowing them to "Make their Future" and setting themselves apart in a fast paced and competitive World. Microsoft’s continued support of technology for our students in the Quincy schools has been truly inspiring.
Attention Quincy Junior High Families. Clink on the link below for Junior High construction information and logistics.
We are excited to announce that we are moving our athletic registration process to a convenient online registration program offered by FamilyID. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides users with an easy, administratively efficient and environmentally responsible.
When a parent/guardian registers through FamilyID, the system keeps track of their information in the FamilyID profile so that they can enter their information only once for multiple seasons and multiple family members. We feel that this online registration system will not only benefit our school athletic office, but will be a welcome change for parents/guardians as well.
Step-By- Step Athletic Registration Instructions:
Go to FamilyID site
To create a new account click “Sign Up” (top right corner of page).
Click “Sign in as a Family or Individual.”
Complete the registration questions, then click the “I Agree” statement and click “Sigh Up.”
Once your registration is completed, you will receive an email confirmation. Use the link in step 6 to continue.
Log into Quincy FamilyID webpage
Click the season you would like to register for and select the appropriate athletic package.
Complete the FamilyID online registration and click the “Save & Continue” button.
Review the registration details and click “Confirm Registration.”
Once your registration is confirmed (you will receive an email confirmation).
Athletic fee payment(s) need to be completed at the office.
Queridos Padres/ Guardianes,
Estamos emocionados en anunciar que estamos dirigiendo nuestro proceso de matriculación a un conveniente programa de matriculación deportiva que es ofrecido por Family ID. Family ID es una plataforma que provee a los usuarios una fácil, efectiva manera de administrar y ser responsables ambientalmente.
Cuando un padre/Guardian se matricula atreves de Family ID, el sistema mantiene un registro de su información en un archivo para que solo tenga que registrar su información solo una vez para varias temporadas y para varios miembros de la familia. Nosotros creemos que este sistema de matriculación no solo será un beneficio para nuestra oficina de deportes, pero también será una bienvenida para los padres.
Instrucciones para la Matriculación Deportiva Paso-Por-Paso
Valla a FamilyID site
Para crear una cuenta nueva haga clic “Sign Up” ósea “Inscríbase” (parte de la esquina a la derecha arriba de la pagina).
Haga Clic “Sign in as a Family or Individual.” Ósea “ Inscribirse como familia o Individualmente”.
Complete las preguntas de matriculación, después haga clic a la declaración “I Agree” ósea “Estoy De acuerdo” y haga clic “Sign Up.” Ósea “ Escríbeme.”
Ya que la matriculación este completa, usted recibirá una confirmación por correo electrónico. Use el enlace en paso 6 para continuar.
Conéctese a la pagina de internet Quincy FamilyID
Haga clic a la temporada que usted quiere matricularse y elija el paquete apropiado de deportes.
Complete la matriculación de Family ID en la red y haga clic en el botón de “Save & Continúe” ósea “Archive y Continúe”
Repase los detalles de la matriculación y haga clic “ Confirm Registration” ósea “Confirmar la Matriculación”
Ya que su matriculación este confirmada “usted recibirá una correo electrónico de confirmación”.
Pagos para el /el honorario(s) del Deporte necesitan ser pagados en la oficina.
Registration for the 2017-18 school year will be:
Thursday August 17 from 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday August 18 from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mrs. Vanessa Castro was recognized as the Columbia Basin Herald's Teacher of the Month for March. Mrs. Castro teaches 7th grade English/Language Arts at Quincy Junior High and is in her third year of teaching. In nominating Mrs. Castro, 7th grader Kaydence Avila said "Mrs. Castro is very nice and is the best at what she does!" Congratulations Mrs. Castro!