Board boosts pay for Quincy Public Schools staff
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Board boosts pay for Quincy Public Schools staff

Quincy Public Schools staff will see a bigger salary increase for the 2018-19 school year.

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Quincy School Board names Harrison Street school
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Quincy School Board names Harrison Street school

The Quincy School Board named the fifth, and final, new K-5 elementary building in honor of Sarah Atwater Denman, who played a vital role in the development of Blessing Hospital and continuing education for women. The board also approved plans to rededicate Quincy Junior High School to the memory of Dr. Melinda Knapheide Germann with a display of her image and historical artifacts.

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QPS looking at refinishing Blue Devil Gym floor

Add one more potential project to the list of work planned this summer in Quincy Public Schools.
Superintendent Roy Webb told the Building Committee on Tuesday that plans are underway to refinish the floor of Blue Devil Gym.

Furniture for new elementary schools on track
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Furniture for new elementary schools on track

Fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms at Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School are taking shape after installation of the first wave of new furniture. Next up is assembly and installation at Iles Elementary, slated for May 29 through June 1, then Rooney Elementary, the week of June 4.

QPS looks to finish budget year in the black
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QPS looks to finish budget year in the black

Quincy Public Schools will finish the fiscal year with cash on hand. The monthly financial update presented Monday to the Finance Committee projects the district will finish with $300,000 in its operating funds.

END OF AN ERA: Last of seven siblings graduates from QND
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END OF AN ERA: Last of seven siblings graduates from QND

To say Kori Obert has long-standing ties to QND might be an understatement. "My oldest brother was 14 when I was born, so he was just starting out high school," Kori said. "My entire life I've been attending events here with all my siblings and my parents."

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ACRSS director heading back to classroom

Cheryl Dreasler says she's "heading home" to wrap up her career in Quincy Public Schools.

JWCC graduate has her eye set on SIU to pursue career in agriculture
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JWCC graduate has her eye set on SIU to pursue career in agriculture

Madelyn Heinecke remembers days growing up when she would like to just stand and look across the fields of her family's farm in northeastern Adams County. She saw a future, and the associate degree in agriculture she accepted from JWCC on Friday is a big

Hannibal High School's science department showed graduate her career path
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Hannibal High School's science department showed graduate her career path

Shelby Nelson knew from a young age that she wanted to help people as an adult. Hannibal High School's science department and pre-medical professionals organization fostered her love of science and set her sets on becoming a pediatrician.

Kindergartners 'travel' to Hawaii to celebrate year of learning
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Kindergartners 'travel' to Hawaii to celebrate year of learning

Students in the Madison School classes of Lindsay Struck and Rachel Kincaid "jetted off" to Hawaii on Thursday to wrap up a unit on informational writing and celebrate their year of learning. Students splashed in the ocean, a kiddie pool set up in Struck's classroom, shopped for souvenirs and dug for shells on the beach. They learned a few words in Hawaiian, including "mahalo" - or thank you - which they shared with the volunteers that helped make the special day happen.