All-day preschool gives teachers more time with children
Education

All-day preschool gives teachers more time with children

A $175,279 grant from Head Start allowed the Early Childhood and Family Center in Quincy to offer all-day pre-K, which required adding two new classrooms and expanding the playground to accommodate more youngsters.

Missouri News

Louisiana High School: Most of school's collection of the Alamo has been scanned on alumni association web site

Louisiana High School alumni now have an opportunity to reminisce on their high school days by checking out an online collection of the school's yearbook, Alamo.

TRiO programs designed to help students succeed
Quincy News

TRiO programs designed to help students succeed

Rob Hodgson says there is an easy way to wrap your arms around what the TRiO programs represent. "They are an advocate for student success," said Hodgson, director of support services at John Wood Community College.

Education

Quincy Conference reminds educators why they got into teaching careers

Will Bowen, Quincy Conference's final keynote speaker Friday afternoon is the driving force behind the complaint-free classroom. "The No. 1 reason people complain is, people want to get attention and can't figure out how to do it," Bowen said.

Education

Planning begins now for next Quincy Conference

The planning process begins now for the next Quincy Conference. Organizers estimate that about 1,800 educators from across the region turned out for this year's conference, and they'll be gaining feedback from attendees to plan for next year.

Innovation key to classrooms -- and students' futures
Education

Innovation key to classrooms -- and students' futures

Pikeland teacher Jodi Gengler found inspiration -- and some new ways to engage even her own kindergarten students at South School -- Thursday during Quincy Conference sessions on teaching innovation in school and transforming students into entrepreneurs.

Educator discusses layers of leadership at Quincy Conference
Education

Educator discusses layers of leadership at Quincy Conference

A North Carolina-based sociologist, educator and author kicked off Quincy Conference 2017 at Quincy High School, offering the opening keynote presentation Thursday morning on the layers of leadership.

QHS wellness conference presenter: Make finding joy a priority
Education

QHS wellness conference presenter: Make finding joy a priority

Nearly 50 presenters offered information on ways to reduce stress and maximize happiness Wednesday at Quincy High School's Student Wellness Conference.

Liberty sophomore shares voice on ISBE advisory council
Education

Liberty sophomore shares voice on ISBE advisory council

An interest in speaking up for small schools is offering a Liberty sophomore a front-row seat to state education policy. Levi Siebers is serving on the Illinois State Board of Education's student advisory council for the 2017-18 school year.

DeClue named to CSC Fine Arts Hall of Fame
Education

DeClue named to CSC Fine Arts Hall of Fame

Gary DeClue of Quincy, retired fine arts division chairman at John Wood Community College, was named to the Culver-Stockton College Fine Arts Hall of Fame during the Alumni Honors Banquet held on campus during homecoming festivities.