DAILY NEWS
Sunday, November 17, 2019



Quapaw Public Schools sent out the annual Impact Aid Parent Survey Forms last week.  We would appreciate parents filling the forms out and having their child return the form to school ASAP.  Thank you for your assistance in helping the Quapaw Public Schools.



This week at QPS 



BUS ROUTE CHANGES BEGIN ON MONDAY

Dear Parents,

As many of you know it has been extremely difficult to find and hire bus drivers to drive the route buses for Quapaw Schools, as have other districts in the area also been dealing with this same hardship. Our district is fortunate to be able to purchase 3 new buses to transport our students to and from school each day. We have determined that we can provide the same safe transport of students running one less route with minor changes to current pickup and drop-off schedules. Some of the route numbers will also change but the same service will be provided.

Bus Route 1 (Warren) – No changes
Bus Route 2 (Allen) – Is the former bus route 3, it will also pick up students north of 60 Road that were previously picked up by bus 4. The pickup time for former bus 4 students will be approximately 20 minutes earlier, former bus 3 student pickup times will remain the same.
Bus Route 3 (Coach Manning-Blazer) – Is the former bus route 5, it will also pick up those former bus 4 students that are on Whitebird Street. Former bus 5 students will be picked up approximately 10 minutes earlier.
Bus Route 4 (Sabrina) – Is the former bus route 6. Pick up times for former bus 6 students will remain the same.
Bus Route 5 (Mr. Thomasson) – Is the former bus route 7. Pick up and drop-off times will remain the same.

A letter will be sent home Thursday, November 14, 2019 with each child that has changes to their bus route including approximate pickup and drop-off times.

As we make this change, please be patient as we determine if times need to be adjusted. We thank you for your understanding. We hope to implement these changes beginning on Monday, November 18, 2019.

Sincerely,

James Dawson, Asst. Superintendent
Quapaw Public Schools


There will be a Quapaw JOM Meeting on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m. at the Quapaw Administration Building. All are invited to attend.


Quapaw MS Basketball Tournament
Monday-Tuesday-Thursday
November 18, 19 and 21.



Congratulations to the following Quapaw Softball players who received post-season honors:


Lucky 7 All-Conference Team

Jenni Jennings

Mya Nichols


Honorable Mention Lucky 7 All-Conference

Jenna Kerley

Shea Ottesen


All District 2A-6 Softball Team

Pitcher of the Year - Jenni Jennings

1st Team Catcher - Jenna Kerley

1st Team SS - Mya Nichols

2nd Team 2B - Shea Otteson

2nd Team OF - Gracie Crawford


Small East All Region Softball Team

Jenni Jennings - Pitcher

Mya Nichols - Utility/Middle Infield


Small East All State Softball Team

Alternate Pitcher - Jenni Jennings


Great Season 
Lady Wildcats

Congratulations to Jenni Jennings as she signs a letter of intent to play softball at 

Fort Scott Community College.





Thank You Quapaw Veterans!

A special day at NEO in Miami. The Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration and Centennial Tribal Monument Unveiling.
Congratulations to Jenni Jennings 2019 Quapaw HS Homecoming Queen

Congratulations to the Quapaw High School Cheerleaders for receiving the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association Academic Achievement Award.  Not only do they do a great job cheering on the teams throughout the year, but they are outstanding student athletes.  Keep up the great work!

Thank You Quapaw Fire Department


"Parents and students! Place an order for your 2019-2020 yearbook by following this link: https://jostensyearbooks.com?REF=A06895000

Also, there are a limited number of 2018-2019 yearbooks still available. If you would like to purchase one, please contact the high school. If you pre-ordered a yearbook last year, they are available to pick up at the high school."
A big thank to the Quapaw Nation and the entire Quapaw community on making the Native American Game Night a success.


Congratulations to the following students selected for the Abernathy East Coast Colonial Trip. Back row, left to right: Annie Chuckluck, Makynzee Jo Lovell, Maggie Smith. Front row, left to right: J'Leigh Hutchens, Mailey Sharp, Mia Johnston.

QHS Senior, Jared Swager, donated $5,000 to the Band program.   We appreciate his generosity and giving spirit!

Thank you to the following businesses for donating items to the middle school and high school to use as door prizes for parents who attend Parent-Teacher conferences:

Baxter Pizza Hut
Dallas’ Dairyette
Route 66 Express in Quapaw
The Ritz Theatre in Baxter
Oriental Garden in Baxter
The Red Onion in Galena
And thank you to Mrs. Brewster for all her hard work collecting donations.


The new and improved Quapaw FFA sign on the south end of town. Thanks to all the kids that helped. They learned how to paint, wire solar power lights together and most important safety on the roadside.



November District Newsletter 

The Annual Grandparent Breakfast


A big thank you to the Miami Auto Supercenter (Chevrolet) and Aubrey Owens on the $1000 donation to Quapaw Athletics.


We would also like to thank the Miami Area Girls Softball League on the $250 donation to Quapaw Public Schools.


JH Cheerleaders participated at the NEO Clinic


We would like to welcome the following new teachers to the Quapaw Public Schools. Left to right: Katrina Elliott (Social Studies), Melissa McCullough (Grade 5), Michelle Flanigan (Grade K), Taylor Pryor (Grade 1), Hannah Thomas (PE/Science/Head Girls Basketball Coach), and Vicki Hosfelt (Special Education).


A big thank you to the Quapaw Nation on the new electronic sign for the Quapaw Public Schools.


A big thank you to the Quapaw Elementary Staff who came in a day early to learn how to foster even greater relationships with their students during the 2019-20 school year by using the Sanford Harmony program.  This researched based program identifies practical strategies, stories, activities, and lessons for improving relationships, teaching empathy, increasing student confidence and reducing bullying.



Volunteer Friday at Quapaw Elementary School.  Thank You!



A big thank you to Travis Compton, Blake Painter and Brady Kropp on setting up the new elementary playground equipment.





Wildcat Cheerleaders 

Quapaw FFA at Stillwater


Several staff members from Quapaw Public Schools and Grand Lake Mental Health are involved in a statewide Oklahoma School Climate Transformation project that provides training in the implementation this fall of a multi-tiered behavioral framework. More information will be coming about this grant project in August

Quapaw had three staff members (Mr. Dawson, Mrs. Price and Mr. Loyd) attend the National ISTE Conference in Philadelphia June 23-27. They will be sharing many valuable technology resources this coming school year.
Mr. Loyd won a classroom set of free Chromebooks for the Quapaw School District provided by Tech TradeUp




A big thank you to Integris on the $750 donation to Quapaw Athletics.




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.  





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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