Eclipse in the classroom: 'It was cool when you could see it'

St. Dominic sixth-grader Monica Drotar took a look at the sun and described it in terms of the moon. "It looks like a crescent moon now," she said. Watching Monday's solar eclipse spurred more of an interest in the sun and the moon in Monica and her classmates.

QPS looks at procedures to monitor electronic communications
Education

QPS looks at procedures to monitor electronic communications

Quincy Public Schools wants to broaden its procedures to oversee electronic communications system access rather than only electronic network access and computer use.

Illinois News

Illinois Senate overrides school-funding veto

The Illinois Senate overturned Gov. Bruce Rauner on public education funding Sunday, voting to override an amendatory veto despite the Republican governor's contention that his changes would mean millions of dollars more for school districts outside Chica

QPS ready to showcase Lincoln-Douglas elementary school
Education

QPS ready to showcase Lincoln-Douglas elementary school

Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb says the community should take great pride in what it has accomplished with the new Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School -- and they can take a closer look with building tours and a dedication ceremony on Aug. 23.

Baldwin 'ready for students to come back to school'
Education

Baldwin 'ready for students to come back to school'

Walk into the South/West entrance at Baldwin Intermediate School, and everything seems much the same for the start of the 2017-18 school year this week. Take a closer look, and the differences are easy to spot.

Back-to-school fair barbers give cuts and confidence
Quincy News

Back-to-school fair barbers give cuts and confidence

QUINCY -- For some of the children getting haircuts at the annual back-to-school fair Saturday morning, it would be their only one of the year. Set up near the window of a small, dimly-lit room in a second-floor apartment behind the Frederick Ball Communit

Area's first school-based clinic in Hannibal costs district only a sidewalk, offers cost-saving health care
Hannibal News

Area's first school-based clinic in Hannibal costs district only a sidewalk, offers cost-saving health care

About five months ago, the idea of having a health clinic on the Hannibal School District campus was embryonic. But by the start of school, the on-site clinic will be operational, and Hannibal will be one of only a handful of school districts in Missouri

Education

Safety key for Baldwin student drop-off plan

QUINCY -- Safety key for Baldwin drop-off plan

Illinois News

Endowment a long-term investment for district

MENDON, Ill. -- The Friends of Unit 4 recently cemented its legacy with the school district by establishing a permanent charitable endowment fund through the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. The endowment is a long

Education

Counselors available Tuesday, Wednesday for new QJHS students

A counselor will be available 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday to register students new to Quincy Junior High School.

QF voting on retooled contract
Education

QF voting on retooled contract

The Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel is voting on a second, slightly retooled contract proposal from the Quincy School Board.