A researcher and three students from the University of New Hampshire met with Quimby students Friday Feb. 3, 2017. They worked to begin a specially designed health curriculum as part of a larger study.
Varsity basketball seasons have concluded and both teams are likely to make tournaments. Varsity Girls ended with a record of 4-14 and possibly 7th place, while varsity boys ended 11-7 and possibly 3rd in Southern D.
Tournament games would be Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 8:30am for the boys and the girls on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:00am . JV boys finished with a record of 1-3.
Middle school basketball teams have also finished their regular season with the girls’ team record of 9-6 and boys’ team at 12-3. Both teams will play in the Pine Tree Tournament Friday,February,10 at 3:30 (girls) and 4:45 (boys) at Madison.
Bob Stewart of Maine College Circle visited Quimby and Moscow to speak with students about college interests.
Quimby concert went very well with both Middle School and High School students performing.
Grades 7-12 attended Maine Science Exhibit of dinosaurs. The presentation included the most recent research on the reptilian scales to feathers thinking. Students then went to the University of Southern Maine in Portland for lunch.
Lori Conway organized a series of Coffee House meetings for parents and interested community members to discuss implications of the school shift to Proficiency Based Education (standards). The first was held January 19 at Thompsons Restaurant and we had nine parents including two school board members attend. Folks enjoyed pizza, coffee, soda and brownies as we talked about parent concerns and our adjustment to standards, especially reporting- changes in the grade card. The next Coffee House will be held February 16, again at 6:00pm with a pizza buffet, coffee and a dessert. Our topic will again feature parent and community concerns as well as our implementation of the Guiding Principles. The Coffee House is open to everyone, and if folks do not have a sitter they are encouraged to bring them and join the buffet as we discuss. The Coffee House series will be four or five dates and is possible through a Gear-Up grant.
All schools have completed NWEA testing for Winter. We use this data to record student progress and to identify students who may need additional help with reading, math, science, or writing.
We are preparing for the next Maine State Test which will be in April and May. High school students will take the SAT in May as well.