UPDATED QPS NEWS
Wednesday, April 24, 2019



Quapaw Teacher of the Year

Quapaw Staff Member of the Year

 

We would like to congratulate these three finalists for the 2018-19 Quapaw Teacher of the Year: Donna Couch, Laura Price and Carla Thomasson. The Teacher of the Year will be announced on May 6 during Teacher Appreciation Week. Recognition for Teacher of the Year will be at the End of the Year Breakfast on Monday, May 20.

 

We would also like to congratulate these three finalists for the 2018-19 Staff Member of the Year: Susan Burrows, Tish Freeman and Jennifer Rosenstiel. The Staff Member of the Year will be announced on May 6 during Teacher Appreciation Week. Recognition for Staff Member of the Year will be at the End of the Year Breakfast on Monday, May 20.

 

Congratulations!




The Week Ahead at QPS

Wednesday 
Kindergarten to Springfield Zoo
Lucky 7 League Track Meet at Miami-10:00 a.m.
JH at Quapaw Nation Tech Fair-9:30 a.m.
Thursday 
FFA at Stillwater State AgriScience
Quapaw Nation Petting Zoo at Miami (PreK-K)-9:00 a.m.
HS at Quapaw Nation Tech Fair-9:30 a.m.
HS District 2A Baseball ⚾️ Tournament at Quapaw (Commerce)-4:00 p.m.
Friday 
No School
FFA State at Stillwater 
HS District 2A Baseball ⚾️ Tournament at Quapaw (Commerce)-4:00 p.m. If Necessary 
Saturday 
HS Class 2A Regional Track at Stroud-9:30 a.m.
FFA State at Stillwater


Good Luck to the State Science Fair students on Thursday in Stillwater.
Mason Turner
Shelby Lewis
Tori Harris
Savannah Glerup
Emily Steele
Taylor Welch

 



State Vocal Music Results Madelynn Bryant-2 on her solo and the Ensemble-1. 
They are J-Ann Apolonio, Lakyn Buffalo, Chloe White, 
Audrianna LaFalier, Abbey Taft, and Katie Wakefield. Congratulations!

State Instrumental Music Results

The percussion ensemble, the saxophone trio, and Rachel's tenor sax solo all received II ratings (Excellent), Madison received a III (Good), and Rachel's clarinet solo and Jenni's saxophone solo both received I ratings (Superior). 

Sax trio: Jenni Jennings, Madi Barnett, Abby Rogers
Solos: Jenni, Madi, Rachel Clonts (x2)
Percussion ensemble: Jared Swager, Lucas Wahl, Justin Gonzales, Gunner Freeman, Bladen Hart, Katie Lawrence, Acey Moreland, Izzy Millard, Rachel, Abby, Jenni, Madi.



Congratulations to Sidany Hilburn on winning first place in Extemporaneous at the Vinita Regional Speech Contest on Thursday evening. Sidany will compete in the Area Tournament at NEO on Tuesday evening.


Quapaw Nation Football & Skills Camp

Registration is open for the Quapaw Nation Football & Sports Skill Camp. The Camp will be held at the Quapaw High School Football Field

The Quapaw Pre-K students had a fun day of learning at the Amazeum in Bentonville.


Rachel Clonts competed at the Mid America Music Festival at Pittsburg State University this morning. She competed with two solos and received 2 Superior (I) ratings.


CHAMPIONS 
MICKEY MANTLE TOURNAMENT 
COMET DIVISION
Lucky 7 Conference Tournament Runner-up

Congratulations to the following Quapaw Wildcats who made the All Tournament Team at the Mickey Mantle Baseball Tournament: Kale Thomasson, and Jordan Carolus.  Congratulations to Jonas Gregory named MVP of the Mickey Mantle Baseball Tournament Comet Division.  Great job Wildcats!

Congratulations to Sidany Hilburn, Tori Harris and Ty Earp on receiving their FFA AG-ED Career Passport!

Invitation to Bid


Quapaw Public Schools, ISD I014, is accepting bids on the following vehicles and lawn mowers.  

Vehicles:

1998 Ford Clubwagon 8 passenger van

2001 Freightliner 65 passenger bus

1991 International 65 passenger bus

Mowers

            2001 Grasshopper 721D 61” cut, 1844 hours

            2005 Grasshopper 722D 61” cut, 1540 hours

            2008 Grasshopper 722D 61” cut, 964 hours 

 

Vehicles and mowers can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8am -2pm at the Superintendent’s office, contact James Dawson, Assistant Superintendent.  Vehicles and mowers are being presented as is with no warranty expressed or implied.

 

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 am on May 7, 2019.

 

The Quapaw Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids.



Congratulations to Sidany Hilburn. The first N.E. Area Star in Agriscience for Quapaw! She will be honored at the FFA State Convention on April 30
Congratulations to Sidany Hilburn on placing 2nd in Extemporaneous and Savannah Glerup on giving the creed at the Jenks Speech Contest  

Congratulations to Shelby Lewis and Skyler Evans 3rd Overall at the STATE SCIENCE FAIR in Animal Science Division 2.

Congratulations to Ty Earp who signed a football scholarship/letter of intent with Northeastern Oklahoma State University this morning.


Savannah Glerup received her medal for State Archery today!  Savannah is the first student from Quapaw to receive a medal at the State Archery Competition.  Congratulations!


The Quapaw Public Schools would like to invite all children who live in the district and will be 4 or 5 years of age after September 1, 2019 to call the Elementary School for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten enrollment. Available dates are from April 8 - May 2. Required documentation includes birth certificate, shot record, CDIB card if applicable and proof of residency (example: electric bill, water bill, mortgage documents). Please call 918-674-2236 to make an appointment. 




Congratulations to Rachel Clonts and Jenni Jennings for making the 4-State Honor Band.



Wildcat Wednesday, April 17 at QES


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


Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Quapaw High School Cheerleaders:

Chloe White
Tori LaFalier
LaCinda Attocknie
Mariaha Price
Jillian Forcum
Mallory Blackfox
Emily Miller
Taylor Welch
Kendyl Stand
Macey Brewster
Emily Steele
Savannah Glerup

Congratulations to the 2019-20 Quapaw Middle School Cheerleaders.


Katie Wray

Josie Parker

Maggie Smith

Hayley Green

Kenedy Stand

J’Leigh Hutchens

Mia Johnston

Katie Wakefield



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.



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.


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 27

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.




A big thank you to the Quapaw Nation for the new gym scoreboards and installation.

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.








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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