Quapaw Public Schools Daily Updates

This Week at QPS

June 22-25, 2021



Summer Pride: 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

HS Softball at Adair: 9:00 a.m.

Summer School (9-11)

Girls Conditioning: 1:30 p.m.

7 on 7 Football at Galena: 5:20 p.m.



Summer Pride: 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.   

Summer School (9-11)                           

Girls Conditioning: 11:00 a.m.

Boys Basketball at Baxter Springs: 11:00 a.m.



Girls Conditioning: 7:00 a.m.

Summer Pride: 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Summer School (9-11)

Softball at Pryor: 10:15 a.m.

7 on 7 Football at Galena: 4:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball at Baxter Springs: 1:00 p.m.



Summer Pride: 9:00 a.m.

MS Softball at Wyandotte: 10:10 a.m. and 11:20 a.m.


Quapaw Girls Summer Workout Schedule

June 21: 11:00 am
June 22: 1:30 pm
June 23: 11:00 am
June 24: 7:00 am

.2021 Wildcat Spring and Summer Football Schedule

June 21-25: Summer Pride HS Boys: 8:00 a.m./9:00 a.m. JH Boys: 10:00 a.m.
June 22: 7 on 7 at Galena - 5:20 p.m.
June 24: 7 on 7 at Galena - 4:00 p.m.

June 28-July 4: OSSAA Dead Period (All Facilities Closed)

July 5: Summer Pride
July 6: 7 on 7 Tournament at Henryetta
July 8-9: Summer Pride
July 12-15: Summer Pride
July 19-22: Summer Pride
July 26-29: Summer Pride
August 2-6: OFF
August 9: First Day of Fall Practice


Dear Quapaw Parents and Students:


For the past several weeks Quapaw Public Schools have been working on plans and procedures for the 2021-22 school year.  Many of the following items came as recommendations from the consultation with local stakeholders and from federal and state levels.  The safety precautions will help for a safe return to school this fall.


Our main focus is on student and staff safety as we continue to educate students through the continued pandemic period.  As we prepare for the next school year, I want to provide you with an updated glimpse of how learning and safety will look at Quapaw Public Schools during the 2021-22 school year.  After successfully returning to learn in a traditional in-person format during the 2020-21 school year, Quapaw Public Schools will remain open for in-person instruction for the coming year.  We are trying to return to “near normal” procedures and schedules as possible. Listed below is our updated plan.  If you have any questions, please contact us at QPS.


David Carriger


Quapaw Public Schools

Safe Return to School Plan


For school enrollment, a parent or guardian shall provide one of the following: current, up-to-date immunization records or a completed and signed exemption form.

Quapaw High School Honor Roll
Spring 2021
Superintendents Honor Roll
Attocknie, LaCinda
Baker, Abigail
Barnett, Madison
Brewster, Macey
Cooper, Kirstin
Daugherty, Naomi
Glerup, Savannah
Koronis, Addison
Lee, Jessica
Lovell, Makynzee
Moreland, Acey
Myrick, Koen
Owens, Kaelynn
Phillips, Kyia
Scofield, Matthew
Sharp, Mailey
Smith, Maggie
Smith, Racen
Suman, Zayne
Thomasson, Kale

Principal Honor Roll
Anderson, Karissa
Arles, Caden
Bailey, Melis
Barnett, Hunter
Crawford, Grant
Douffet, Ike
Forcum, Jillian
Freeman, Robert
Green, Hayley
Gregory, Jacob
Hartley, Angelina
Johnson-Reed, Jourdan
Johnston, Mia
Lawrence, Katie
Littlejohn, Lauren
Mann, Joshua
Moss, Dylan
Neal, Kolton
Ottesen, Shea
Owens, Ashlynn
Pittman, Teanna
Plott, Kayla
Radford, Holden
Smith, Kadence
Thomas, Annaleigh
Wakefield, Katie
Weddel, Emma
Welch, Taylor
Williams, Brooklynn
Zinn, Madelynn

Congratulations to the The Quapaw High School Class of 2021
Karissa Danielle Anderson
LaCinda Marie Attocknie
Madison Diane Barnett
Scott Allen Bolin
Nathaniel Jermaine Brown
Rebecca Hayes Brown
Kirstin Marie Cooper
Ike Lonzeo Elliot Douffet
Ozzi Jewel Douffet
Skyler Evans
Jillian Paige Forcum
Gerald Jonathan Green
Jacob Joshua Lee Gregory
Shawn Wayne Limore
Matthew Allen Lovell
James Ethan Mate
Anthony Charles Moreno
Kayla Ann Morgan
Dylan Lee Moss
Shea Elizabeth Ottesen
Ashlynn Rylee Owens
Teanna Rose Pittman
Taylor Allen Roher
Hunter Levi Sappington
Racen Cole Smith
Kale Aaron Thomasson
Justus Ryan Lee Turner
Arissa Lauryn Tyner Davis
Madelynn Marie Zinn

A big thank you to everyone that worked to make the Athletic Awards Banquet a special night for our student athletes.  Congratulations to Karissa Anderson and Kale Thomasson the 2020-21 Athletes of the Year.

Quapaw Public Schools would like to announce the following staff retirements and those staff members leaving the district at the end of the 2020-21 school year.  We appreciate the many years of service to the students of QPS.  Best wishes!


Gary Burrows – QES

Jean Ann Ellick – QHS

Marsha Jensen – QES

Lynette Massey – QES

Carolyn Patterson – QES

Leaving the District:

Chris Cawyer – QHS

Trey Dawson – QHS

Tish Freeman – District

Linseh Johnson – QES

Hannah Thomas – QHS


Congratulations to the 2021 Quapaw Wildcats Baseball Team.  The players and coaches should be very proud of the success and accomplishments of the past season.  The Wildcats had a 20-11 record.  They concluded the season as Regional Runner-up.  During the season they won a Bi-District Championship and a Lucky 7 Tournament Championship.  We wish to thank our three seniors Ethan, Matt and Kale for their leadership and impact they provided this year.  The future looks bright for the Wildcats!

Congratulations to the top music students of 2020-21:
 Acey, Rachel, and Madi.


2021 National Honor Society inductees and Seniors.
NHS Seniors
Madison Barnett
Jillian Forcum
Shawn Limore
Ashlynn Owens
Racen Smith
Kale Thomasson
Madelynn Zinn

Congratulations to Karissa Anderson signing with Champion Christian College to play basketball this fall.

Congratulations to Skyler Evans who signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Allen County Community College in 
Iola, Kansas

Congratulations to Quapaw FFA
National 3 Star Chapter 
Premier Chapter in Growing Leaders
Mr. Couch Honorary State FFA Degree
Skyler Evans-State FFA Degree
Ike Douffet-Sr Passport
Skyler Evans-Sr Passport
Ethan Mate-Sr Passport
Matt Lovell-Sr Passport
Anthony Moreno-Sr Passport
Racen Smith-Sr Passport
Kale Thomasson-Sr Passport
Justus Turner-Sr Passport

Agriscience Fair Results 2021

Justus Turner-4th in Ag Power Division 5 
Ike Douffet-3rd Food Products and Processing Division 5
Zayne Suman-6th Environmental Division 5
Emily Steele and Taylor Welch-2nd Food Products and Processing Division 6 
Ian Attocknie and Bryan Rogers-3rd in Animal Science Division 6
Seth Johnston-3rd in Ag Power Division 3
Kolton Harris and Maggie Smith-4th Animal Science Division 4 
Alex Lovell and Mason Turner-2nd in Animal Science Division 4 
Racen Smith-5th Animal Science Division 5

State Vocal Music Contest
2 more Excellent ratings for Quapaw Music Department. Congratulations Rachel and Katie.
These talented musicians competed at the State Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Contest on April 20, in Enid, OK. They represented Quapaw well, bringing in 1 Superior rating and 3 Excellent ratings.

Congratulations to Skyler Evans receiving her All State Class A Basketball letter jacket from Coach Thomas.

Come spend the evening and support the Community Boosters! 

The Quapaw Public Schools would like to thank the following individuals, businesses, and organizations for donating to the Quapaw After Prom:

Quapaw Plumbing
Ottawa Tribe
Teeter's Paving
The First National Bank & Trust Company
Security Bank & Trust
John McFerron OD
Family Dental Associates
Quapaw Tribe
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Quapaw Nation Environmental Office
Wyandotte Nation
Quapaw Volunteer Fire Department
Arvest Bank
Eye Associates of Miami
Downstream Casino
Miami AutoCenter Chevrolet
Downstream Casino Resort
Teeter's Asphalt
American Bank
Cardin Baptist Church
Modoc Nation
Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
Susie's Thrift Store
DBA Royalty Roofing
Fun Time for Tots
Long John Silver's
The Dawg House
Goodfella's Pizzeria
Charlie's Chicken
Taco Bell
Dallas' Dairyette
Lil Cafe
The Nutrition Way
Godfather's Pizza

We would like to congratulate the following QPS employees:
Teacher of the Year: Laura Price
Staff Member of the Year: Karin Renick
They will be recognized at the End of the 
Year Awards Program on May 17.

Lucky 7 League Baseball Tournament Champions the Quapaw Wildcats!

Congratulations to Kale Thomasson receiving his All Star Class A Football letter jacket from Coach Cawyer.

The Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association has announced the All-State Basketball Teams for 2021.  We would like to congratulate Skyler Evans on being selected to the 2021 Small East All State Team.  Skyler was Lucky 7 MVP and led the Lady Wildcats to a 16-3 record.  Congratulations on a great season!

The Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association has announced the Regional Coaches of the Year.  We would like to congratulate Coach Hannah Thomas.  Coach Thomas was selected as the OBCA Northeast Coach of the Year for small school classification.  Coach Thomas led the Lady Wildcats to a 16-3 record.  The Lady Wildcats won the Lucky 7 Championship and the District 3 Championship for the second year in a row.  The Lady Wildcats placed runner-up in the Regional and advanced to the Area Tournament.  Congratulations Coach Thomas!


Head Start Enrollment Information 2021-22.

Welcome Coach MacArthur

Quapaw Public Schools would like to welcome Robert J MacArthur as the new High School Football Coach for the 2021 season.  Coach MacArthur is currently the Assistant Football Coach and Head Baseball Coach at Pocola High School in Pocola, Oklahoma.  Coach MacArthur teaches math at Pocola Middle School.  Coach MacArthur and family will be moving to Quapaw at the end of the 2020-21 school year.

Congratulations to the 2021-22 Quapaw High School Cheerleading squad:

Taylor Welch
Macey Brewster
Savannah Glerup
Emily Steele
Shalie Loomis
Lauren Littlejohn
Mia Johnston
Maggie Smith
Josie Parker
Hayley Green
Katie Wray
Emily Shelton
Karma Douffet
Patience Cody

Naomi Daugherty

Congratulations to the 2021-22 Quapaw Middle School Cheerleading squad:

Madison Overman
Jayden VanHoose
Jenna Forcum
Parkker Ray
Talan Richardson

Congratulations to Skyler Evans on receiving her State FFA Degree. She will be recognized on stage in April at State FFA Convention.

OSSAA Class A District Vocal Music results from Enid

Quapaw Vocal students received 3 Superior ratings, 3 Excellent ratings, and 1 Good rating at the Vocal District Solo and Ensemble Contest this morning, resulting in two students heading on to the State Contest in April. Rachel Clonts and Katie Lawrence each received a Superior rating on their solos, and on a duet they sang together.

The Quapaw Band students had a great day at District contest! The large percussion ensemble received a Superior rating, as did Madi Barnett, Bristol Berryman, and Rachel Clonts, on all of their solos. (Rachel had three solos on three different instruments).  Madi Barnett, Rachel Clonts, Gunner Freeman, Katie Lawrence, Mason Turner, Acey Moreland, Makynzee Lovell, Bristol Berryman and Grant Eby will be competing at the State contest in April!

Congratulations to Madison Barnett the Class of 2021 Valedictorian with a weighted GPA of 4.25 and Jillian Forcum the Class of 2021 Salutatorian with a weighted GPA of 4.19.


Congratulations to all the participants in the 2021 Quapaw Elementary School Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee winner: Shauna Perry, 5th grade, Mrs. Jenson’s class. The Spelling Bee runner up: Patience Wiles, 4th grade, Mrs. Roblyer’s class.

The Quapaw Public Schools would like to thank the Northeast Tribal Health System for the donation of Face Shields and PPE equipment to help the students and staff stay safe during the pandemic.  We appreciate your generosity.

Thank you J&M farms for the magic reading blankets. Every first grader received one!!

A big thank you to the Modoc Nation and Stables Casino for the donation of hand sanitizer. Thank you for supporting the students and staff of QPS.


**Covid cases are increasing across Ottawa County.  Please, if you are not feeling well or if you believe that you may have been exposed to Covid, stay home and please notify the school office.  Please do not attend school activities if you have any type of symptoms.  Thank you!**


December 4, 2020


School Districts throughout the State have been in contact with local Health Departments for the past 2 days gathering more information and updates on the new CDC guidelines on the period of quarantine time for direct contacts.  Because this is a directive from the national level we will not need local Board approval to implement this new procedure from the CDC and the State Health Department.  It becomes immediate guidance.


The CDC has announced significant changes to its guidance regarding COVID-19 quarantines, lowering it from the previous standard of 14 days.  A person can end quarantine after 7 days from their last exposure if they test negative and have no symptoms. The test can be a PCR or rapid test and should be taken no sooner than 48 hours prior to the end of the quarantine period.  Quapaw Public Schools must have a negative testing report from the Ottawa County Health Department, lab or Medical Doctor before the student is allowed to return on day 8.


Without a test, a person can end self-quarantine after 10 days, but should monitor symptoms for 4 additional days.  The guidance says when a shortened quarantine is in place, the following must occur through 14 days after exposure:  Daily symptom monitoring, wearing a face covering (mask) and social distancing.


Please note, these changes are ONLY for individuals who are identified as DIRECT CONTACTS and does NOT change the isolation period and guidelines for POSITIVE individuals. Household contacts should still follow the guidelines of beginning quarantine AFTER their last date of exposure to the positive individual.


Please let me know if you have any questions.

David Carriger


Quapaw Public Schools

Wildcat Staff Supporting Mrs. Bacon

Quapaw Public Schools would like to thank Mariah Tyner for serving 8 years as the JOM Chairperson.  We appreciate all her efforts and hard work in helping the students of QPS!

Thank you for supporting the QHS After Prom!
Dawg House
Revive-Trina Kohley
Papa G's
R6 Recycling
Dallas' Dairyette
The Nutrition Way
Nikki Martin-Scentsy
Quapaw Express
Dairy King
Charlie's Chicken
Lil' Cafe
Shelbie's Shirt Shack
Taco Bell
Long John Silvers
Stephen Gilman-Scentsy

ALL STUDENTS and children, 0-18 years of age, may receive free meals through the Quapaw child nutrition program during the 2021-22 school year. Oklahoma has been granted a waiver through for this program or until federal funding runs out. It’s still very important that you complete the free/reduced meal application. For further information, please call Shelle Glerup at 918-674-2501 ext. 102.

The Board approved the following changes to the Ready for Learning School Reopening Plan:

All Masks are Optional beginning May 17.

No Visitors in Classrooms/Hallways.

No outside food allowed to be brought into the classrooms.

Thank you to those businesses that donated for staff professional development:

Quapaw Dallas' Dairyette

Baxter Pizza Hut Sonic Copper Lily Rita's Roost Monarch Pharmacy Beauty Bar Cheri Forbis

Miami Long John Silvers KuKu Montana Mike's Charlies Chicken

Commerce Lil' Cafe

Joplin BBB Industries

Thank you Route 66 Express on the donation of school supplies, back packs and bottled water. We appreciate everything you do for the Quapaw Public Schools!

A big THANK YOU to the Quapaw First Baptist Church on the $1,000 donation for school supplies. We appreciate your generosity!

A big thank you to Quapaw First Baptist Church on the $450 donation to Quapaw Elementary School.

A big thank you to the Modoc Nation and Stables Casino for the donation of hand sanitizer. Thank you for supporting the students and staff of QPS.
A big thank you to Gina and Ezra from Family Dental Associates in Miami with treat bags for our staff.
A big THANK YOU to the Quapaw Nation Department of Public Safety on the donation of masks for QPS. We appreciate all you do for our students and staff!
We would like to say Thank You to Chief Ethel Cook and the Ottawa Tribe for their donation of sanitizing wipes and to 
Kirk Myrick for the delivery!
Quapaw Public Schools would like to thank the Wyandotte Nation and Chief Friend for a $10,000 donation to the school district. We appreciate your generosity and caring spirit for the students and staff at QPS. THANK YOU
We would like to thank the Arvest Foundation for the $5,000 donation for new computers. We appreciate your support!
A big thank you to Quapaw First Baptist Church on the $450 donation to Quapaw Elementary School.

Here are a few reminders as we deal with the 
COVID-19 virus.

Healthy Habits for Dealing with COVID-19
Clean your hands often.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. 
Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones).
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Wear a face mask.
Social Distance.

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

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