Education

Fri
07
Sep

QISD provides resources on bully prevention

The Quinlan Independent School District held a bullying awareness event at the Personal Responsibility in Daily Effort (PRIDE) academy building last Thursday evening.

Director of Student Leadership and P.R.I.D.E. academy Michael Tull said that this awareness event is one of the many efforts in the district to help promote student safety for both kids and parents.

Thu
03
May

Panther Band attends Dallas Winds concert

The W.H. Ford High School Panther Band attended the Dallas Winds concert on Tuesday evening, April 17, at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas, according to Quinlan ISD Director of Fine Arts and Director of Bands Marty Filip.

The concert was titled “Pipes and Drums” and featured the Epoch Percussion Quartet performing Dinuk Wijeratne's percussion concerto “Invisible Cities.”

Filp said during the second half of the concert, the students witnessed the world premiere of Andrew Boss's Symphony for Organ and Wind Ensemble featuring the Meyerson's magnificent Lay Family Concert Organ.

Thu
03
May

QISD Education Foundation awards 14 grants

“The Quinlan ISD Education Foundation has officially announced grants awarded for the 2018-19 school year, and we cannot be more excited,” said Vice President of Programs Barbara Norris.

Quinlan ISD Director of School Community Relations Tiffony Upchurch several marked several changes this year in applying for a student enrichment gran resulted in the highest number of teachers applying for grants to date.

Thu
03
May

Four QISD students achieve karate black belts

Four Quinlan Independent School District ACE Panther martial arts students on Saturday were awarded karate black belts.

Angel Alvarado, Tyler Roton, Tanner Oliver and Jonathan Daniel are the first students to become black belts through the Panther Martial Arts program.

David Sleeper, a QISD educator who works on the C.B. Thompson Middle School campus was tested for his black belt in Shorin Ryu.

Mon
05
Mar

TMS Blue Babes at win competition Team captain Tori Scott solo champion

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Blue Babes drill team won the competition Saturday in Mabank.

"It was a full day for us leaving at 6:30 a.m. and returning at 9:15 p.m., but the girls were anything but tired putting their heart into each routine. The most touching part was the team prayer for success and safety before each performance," said Director Sarah Holland.

The awards won include 1st place, High Kick and Jazz; 1st place, Modern; Best in Category, Pom Routine; Judges Award; Sweepstakes Award; and Championship Circle Award.

"For solos, our very own eighth-grade captain, Tori Scott, took Solo Champion for her individual routine. We are so very excited and proud of our team," said Holland.

TMS directors are Director Holland and Assistant Director Ashley Gandy.

Mon
26
Feb

WH Ford Choir earns Superior ratings

Courtesy photo

W.H. Ford High School Choir received ratings of Superior on solos and ensembles at the Sachse contest Saturday, Feb. 10, and will advance to state competition in May.

Thu
15
Feb

W.H. Ford Students visit Medical Center Greenville

James Shoemake’s Health Sciences students at W.H. Ford High School participate in clinical rotations at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville.

 

Thu
15
Feb

QISD counselors bring 98 years’ experience

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), is celebrated from Feb. 59 to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.

National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

The special week honoring school counselors provides recognition for school counselors who “implement comprehensive school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century,” said Quinlan ISD Supt. Dr. Debra Crosby.

Quinlan ISD counselors have 39 years of experience in the district and a total of 98 years of experience in education.

Thu
07
Sep

University News

TVCC

Trinity Valley Community College conferred degrees to Shannon R. Montgomery, Associate of Arts; and Kourtney R. Smith, Associate of Arts from Quinlan during commencement ceremonies held Friday, Aug. 18 at Cardinal Gym.

Sam Houston State University

The students listed on the dean’s list of Academic Honors at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville are undergraduates who have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5 out of a perfect 4.0 in all work attempted while enrolled in not less than 12 semester hours. The university recognizes Stephanie Darter of Quinlan for earning the honor for the Spring 2017 semester.
 

Fri
25
Aug

Teamwork delivers for Quinlan ISD families

“Community partnerships are integral to the success of Quinlan Independent School District. One such partnership is Hunt County Kids, Inc. of Quinlan,” said Tiffony Upchurch, Quinlan ISD Director of School Community Relations.

Upchurch said the families of Quinlan ISD who are in need of school supplies and so much more have an amazing resource through Hunt County Kids, Inc.

“Because of the efforts and generous donations of so many people, community leaders, businesses and more, 444 QISD children qualified to receive school supply assistance through Hunt County Kids, Inc. Not only did they receive assistance, they will be receiving a brand-new backpack with every school supply requested for their grade level,” Upchurch said.

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