Welcome to Quitman Elementary- QES is where Quality Education Starts!
Quitman Elementary opened its doors in 1992 as this county’s largest elementary school and still remains the largest elementary school in our system. Our school is located at 2200 Moultrie Hwy. There are currently 55 certified teachers on staff, two administrators, one technology technician, counselor, academic coach, nurse, and 12 classified paraprofessionals that work diligently each day with our students. Our janitorial team has six members and our cafeteria crew has ten team players. Our school serves a population of approximately 740 students, pre-kindergarten through grade 5. We are a diverse community of learners with a wide range of backgrounds and income levels. Quitman Elementary is one of four Title One schools in our system. Over one hundred students receive additional tutoring and small group help through this program. Gifted and talented services as well as special education services are offered to all qualifying students. At QES students are engaged in enrichments and interventions, based upon their own individual formative data, in order to grow academically. Please view school as a priority, and see to it that your child attends every day except in cases of illness or emergency. Students learn by example; that is, if parents value education and educational routines, their child may very well do the same.
To foster and encourage student pride in academics a Spirit Committee created this year’s theme “We are on the Winning Team at QES.” To incorporate our theme, school wide teams for each grade level were formed. Our Pre-K students and teachers are the “Pee-Wee” League”, Kindergarten and First Grade students and teachers are the “Midget League” ; Second Grade students and teachers are our Little League; Third Grade students and teachers are the “Minor League” ; Fourth Grade students and teachers represent the “Junior Varsity League”; and our Fifth Grade students and teachers are the “Varsity Team.” As we focus on the new common core standards we are setting high goals and expectations for all our students. Performance is recognized weekly in reading comprehension as the students strive to have the highest percentage of passing scores on a reading comprehension cold read. The winning class gets to autograph a sports ball. Each nine weeks a different ball is used (1st nine weeks: football; 2nd nine weeks: soccer ball; 3rd nine weeks: basketball; 4th nine weeks: baseball). At the end of the nine weeks the class who has signed the ball the most times earns the “Reading Champions” Trophy to display in the room for a nine weeks period.
A special note to all 0ur parents and guardians:
Just as we mark each New Year's Day with resolutions to do better in the year ahead, we should resolve today to make the 2012-2013 school year the best for everyone. The resolution possibilities are numerous, but a few that come to my mind are:
- Set an early bedtime that allows for your child to receive plenty of rest
- Determine a set time and place where homework will be completed
-At least once a week, if not daily, clean out your child's backpack
- Make frequent contact with your child's teacher via note, email, or visit
- Celebrate success at all levels of learning
- Cover the front of the refrigerator with your child's accomplishments. Such a small thing shows your child you care and are proud of them.
- Start the day with a hearty breakfast OR be sure your child is on time to school so he/she can eat with us.
- Read to your child fifteen minutes every day and limit the television during the week
Again, we welcome everyone to a new year of learning, growing, and achieving. We believe that you will find that QES is where Quality Education Starts!
Mrs. Hancock Mr. Moody
Called Board Meeting
The Brooks County Board of Education will meet in a called session at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013.
The Brooks County Board of Education will meet in a called session at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Both meetings will be held at the Wells Educational Center, 1081 Barwick Road, Quitman, GA 31643. The purpose of the meetings are to discuss personnel matters.
2013 Parent Survey available NOW!!!
Click HERE to take our brief survey and give us YOUR feedback!!!
Quitman Elementary School Receieves Prestigious Recognition
Quitman Elementary School was named a Reward School for being among the 10% of all Title I schools. QES was named this for making the most progress in improving student performance over 3 years on state assessments!!!
To enroll visit 1081 Barwick Road Quitman, GA 31643 or call 229-263-7531
BOOK FAIR TIME!!!
The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. Mark your calendar for our Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child's classroom library. The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. See you at the Book Fair! For More information CLICK HERE!
Be sure to sign-up for your Harvey's Hometown Reward Key! CLICK HERE
Help your child’s school earn double Harveys Hometown Educational Rewards credit in January!
This month your school can earn double credit toward FREE educational equipment and supplies just by purchasing the following brands at Harveys:
• Kimberly Clark
• My Essentials
• Post Foods
• Georgia Pacific
CONGRATULATIONS TO QES Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Wendy Graham!