UPDATED QPS NEWS
Saturday, March 23, 2019


The Quapaw High School Baseball Team will have a cookout for fans and parents at Twin Bridges on Saturday, March 23, at 4:00 p.m.

Quapaw Pee Wee Cheerleading Sign ups Wednesday March 27, Thursday March 28, and Monday April 1st, from 4:30-6:30 @ the Middle School Gym.  For more information, please contact: Nikki Washington-Kerr.

The Lucky 7 High School Baseball Tournament will be held at Quapaw, 

March 28-30.

Games on Thursday, March 28
10:00: Foyil-Bluejacket
Noon: Fairland-Commerce
2:00: Ketchum-Winner of Foyil-Bluejacket
4:00: Colcord-Welch
6:00: Wyandotte-Afton
8:00: Quapaw- Winner of Colcord-Welch


Activities Quapaw Public Schools

March 25-30

Monday

MS/HS/JV Baseball at Bluejacket-4:00 p.m.

FFA Speech at Vinita


Tuesday                     

School Safety Meeting-9:00 a.m. 

City/School Tornado Drill-10:00 a.m.

Food Service Bid Walkthrough-1:00 p.m.

FFA Speech at Dewey

HS Track at Dewey

JV Baseball at Colcord

 

Wednesday

Pee Wee Cheer Signup

           

Thursday                   

State Science Fair at Stillwater

FFA Speech at Oologah

Pee Wee Cheer Signup

Lucky 7 HS Baseball Tournament at Quapaw

 

Friday                         

Wellness Committee Meeting-Noon (Administration Building)

Lucky 7 HS Baseball Tournament at Quapaw 

State Science Fair at Stillwater

FFA at Fort Scott

 

Saturday                    

Lucky 7 HS Baseball Tournament at Quapaw 

State Science Fair at Stillwater



The Quapaw Public Schools seeks information and input on how we can better fulfill the educational needs of all Native American children in our schools. The Quapaw JOM Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. to plan for the coming school year. We would appreciate hearing any input that you might have to help us reach all children in the Quapaw Schools. The meeting will take place in the Administration Building.


The Quapaw High School Student Council hosted the District 1 Stuco Conference last week in Miami. QHS has some great student leaders! Jenni Jennings was selected as District 1 Reporter.

Sports Physicals
Wednesday, May 1, at 6:00 p.m.



Congratulations to the Quapaw Middle School Academic Team on placing 3rd at Regionals.  They qualified for State on April 13th.  Team members are; Deacon and Peyton Shapp, Katie Wakefield, Katie Lawrence, and Bladen Hart.



Congratulations to Tanner Daniels , 2nd place, and Garrett Fox, 2nd place at Regional Powerlifting.  Ty Erp, placed 6th.  All three qualified for the State Meet at El Reno.



Congratulations to the Quapaw Fr. Powerlifting Team.  A third place finish at State.

2019 OKSSSP Northeast Regional Shoot Results.  

Congratulations to Ethan Mate-5th overall. Ethan receives an invite to go to State on April 10. Craig Rundell ended up 10th overall.


Congratulations State Bound Music Students 

The saxophone trio (Jenni, Madi, Abby), the HS percussion ensemble (Jenni, Abby, Jared, Justin, Acey, Izzy, Katie, Gunnar, Lucas, Bladen, Rachel, Madi), and then 5 high school solos (Jenni, Madi, Abby, and Rachel X2 - she had two solos on different instruments) got Superior ratings! The other two ensembles (which include Paige, Summer, Makynzee) received an Excellent and a Good rating (II and III), and the two middle school soloists (Katie and Makynzee) received Excellent ratings (II). 12 students going to the State Contest!


Lucky 7 All Conference Basketball Team

Mya Nichols: Defensive Player of the Year

Skyler Evans: All Conference

Jonas Gregory: Defensive Player of the Year

Matt Lovell: All Conference

Kale Thomasson, Jordan Carolus: Honorable Mention All Conference


Karissa Anderson, Lu Attocknie, Jenni Jennings: Honorable Mention All Conference



National School Breakfast Week was celebrated in the Quapaw Public Schools as students were given free breakfast all week. The Elementary School students received several surprises throughout the week in their breakfast bags compliments of OPAA! Food Service. The MS and HS recognized two students through a drawing with food baskets provided by OPAA! Congratulations to Justus Turner and Kaelynn Owens.


Congratulations Mrs. Price and Mrs. Couch for being recognized for technology integration  in the classroom.




INVITATION to BID


Quapaw Public Schools, ISD I014, is accepting bids for parking lot sealing and striping.  Bid documents may be obtained from the Superintendent’s Office, 305 W 1stStreet, Quapaw, OK 74363.  Sealed bids shall be submitted to Quapaw Public Schools Superintendent’s Office, 305 W 1stStreet, Attn. James Dawson, Assistant Superintendent, and must be received before 10:00 a.m. on May 7, 2019.  The Quapaw Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Chance Wilson and Garrett Williams ended up with 2 fish weighing 3 pounds -13 ounces for 36th place at Sam Rayburn Lake in East Texas.


Quapaw HS Student of the Month
Justus Turner

FFA Petting Zoo

NEO-Miami Science Fair 2019
Congratulations to the following students at the NEO Regional Science Fair! Savannah Glerup and Emily M. Steele 1st place in Behavioral Science. Shelby Lewis and Skyler Evans 1st place in Animal Science, Zayne Suman 2nd in Environmental Sciences and Taylor Welch 3rd in Microbiology. These students also qualified to compete at State in Stillwater March 28-30th. We also had Kannon Merit and Maggie Smith compete in Middle School Zoology and Caytie Couch and Addison McGuire in the Elementary Division. Mr. Couch won the Outstanding Research Mentor award. Very proud of all our students. BIG thank you to Lisa Couch for all of her help and volunteering her time.


Congratulations to Savannah Glerup on a 3rd place finish at the Tulsa State Archery Meet.  The High School Team placed 7th overall and the Middle School Team placed 13th.  Great job Wildcats!



Jaxon Myrick MS Student of the Month


MS Character Counts

DISTRICT MUSIC RESULTS
Congratulations to the Vocal Music students who represented Quapaw at District Music on Saturday: Abbey Taft, Lakyn Buffalo, Chloe White, Audrianna LaFalier, Katie Wakefield, J-Ann Apolonio, Tommy Whitcomb, Madelynn Bryant, Rachel Clonts, Makayla Cornog, Shelby Lewis, Katie Lawrence, Paige Winters, Emily Grassold, Makynzee Lovell, and Summer Betz. One of the ensembles and a soloist received a Superior rating, qualifying them for the State contest. They are: Abbey Taft, Lakyn Buffalo, Chloe White, Audrianna LaFalier, Katie Wakefield, and J-Ann Apolonio. Madelynn Bryant is the soloist. We also had a middle schooler receieve a Superior rating. She does not get to go on to the State contest, but her achievement is still a big one. Her name is Katie Lawrence.


Student Dress Code Policy
The Student Dress Code Policy has been updated to include some new language:

6. Appropriateness of all shorts, jeans, slacks, pants, leggings and yoga pants will be left to the discretion of the building administrator.  Clothing deemed by the administrator to cause a substantial disruption to school operations will not be allowed.  

Wildcat Wednesday, March 13

DARE GRADUATION 
The first picture is all the graduating students. The second picture recognizes the 5 essay winners and the last picture is the outstanding DARE students. 

QUAPAW POWERLIFTING
Congratulations to the Quapaw High School Wildcats on a 3rd place finish at the Lucky 7 Powerlifting Meet.  Kale Thomasson-2nd place, Taylor Roher-3rd place, Garrett Fox-2nd place, Tanner Daniels-1st place and Ty Earp-2nd place.
Congratulations to the Quapaw MS Powerlifting Team. Grant Crawford-2nd place, hwt. 1000 lbs. Gunner Freeman-2nd place, 855, Garrett Williams-2nd place, 845, Mitchell Brumfield-1st place, 380.  The 9th Grade Team won the overall division.


Just a reminder that 2019 Quapaw High School Annuals (Yearbook) are $35.00.  For more information, please contact QHS.


We would like to thank the Quapaw First Baptist Church for the donation of clothing and blankets for children at Quapaw Elementary School. 2 big boxes. We appreciate your generosity!

Quapaw Basketball Game Day Sponsor, Nate Long-State Farm Insurance in Miami.  Thank you for supporting the Quapaw Wildcats!


High School Parents:

We are pleased to announce that all high school students will be assigned a Chromebook for the 2019 Spring Semester.  A policy we are adding for high school Chromebook use is the ability for students to take their Chromebooks home with them.  Students will have to pay a $25 usage fee each year to be able to take their Chromebook home with them at the end of the day.  The fee can be paid at the 

high school office.  

If you have questions regarding the Chromebooks, please contact Mrs. Bacon at 918-674-2474.




A big thank you to the Quapaw Nation for the new gym scoreboards and installation.
Four Quapaw High School Band students were selected to participate in the Mid America All Star Marching Band. The MAASMB is a group made up of students selected from high schools in SE Kansas, SW Missouri, and NE Oklahoma who are brought together to form a marching band. They will rehearse three times together before traveling over spring break to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Chicago.   From left to right, Rachel Clonts, Abby Rogers, Madison Barnett, and Jenni Jennings.

Weather Information

Whenever weather conditions are such that classes or activities may not be held or busses might not run, students and parents should listen to the following media outlets: 

Television Stations

KSN-TV Channel 16 (NBC)

KODE-TV Channel 12 (ABC)

KOAM-TV Channel 7 (CBS)

FOX-TV Channel 14 (FOX)

Quapaw Public Schools will also use the School Messenger notification system for cancellations and/or early dismissals. Please make sure the building offices have current contact phone numbers on file. Information on weather related cancellations will be be found on the Quapaw Public Schools web page: qpswildcats.com and on the district Facebook page.



Quapaw Nation STEM Fair


Quapaw HS JOM students, Chloe, Trevor, Scotty, Lacinda, Arissa, Jack, and Bristol involved in the flag presentation this morning at the 11th annual OICWA Conference at Indigo Sky.





Twin Bridges Park of Lights WINNER. Quapaw FFA 1st place

Congratulations to Emily Steele and Taylor Welch on receiving National FFA 
Gold Medals! 

Congratulations to Shelby Lewis and Justus Turner on Bronze Medals!

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District Office
305 W 1st St
Quapaw, OK 74363
Phone: (918) 674-2501
Fax: (918) 674-2721
Superintendent
David Carriger
Email: dcarriger@qpswildcats.com














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