QPS working with health department as emergency point of dispensing
Education

QPS working with health department as emergency point of dispensing

Quincy Public Schools is working with the Adams County Health Department to serve as a point of dispensing, or POD, in case of emergency.
The School Board heard about the plan at Wednesday night's meeting.

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QND hosts Medieval Day
Education

QND hosts Medieval Day

Quincy Notre Dame senior Layne Frericks shared some simple instructions, then added a demonstration for her audience.
Step, step, step, kick. Step, step, step, kick. Clap three times.

Committee looks at state grant, 2020 health life safety projects
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Committee looks at state grant, 2020 health life safety projects

If the state of Illinois makes school construction grants available, Quincy Public Schools wants to be ready to apply.

Culver-Stockton students give demonstration of 'restorative justice' technique
Education

Culver-Stockton students give demonstration of 'restorative justice' technique

Students in the criminal justice and legal studies programs at Culver-Stockton College are learning about alternatives to using punishment as a way to manage misbehavior.

Tentative QPS levy lowers tax rate
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Tentative QPS levy lowers tax rate

QUINCY -- Quincy Public Schools expects its tax rate to drop for the 2019 levy payable in 2020.
The tentative 2019 levy, approved by the Finance Committee on Monday, calls for the tax rate to drop by just over 10 cents to $3.85.

Extravaganza a "key fundraiser" for QND
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Extravaganza a "key fundraiser" for QND

Sara Lepper says it's hard to put into words an easy explanation of the annual Quincy Notre Dame Extravaganza. "It's a relaxed evening where people with the common goal of raising money for QND come together," said Lepper who chairs the 2019 even

Education

Three seats on Palmyra School Board to be filled in April 2020 election

The Palmyra School Board this week established a time frame for candidates to file nominating petitions for the April 7, 2020, School Board elections.

Education

Retention rates solid at JWCC

John Wood Community College's recent success in retention rates has been no accident.

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Nominations due Nov. 22 for ag awards

In classrooms at John Wood Community College, Mike Tenhouse sees the value from lessons taught in high school ag classes.

Schools hold programs to mark Veterans Day
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Schools hold programs to mark Veterans Day

First-grader Paige McElrea issued a special invitation to her neighbor across the street.