Tuesday, March 31, 2020



Teachers will be contacting parents on Tuesday and Wednesday as we prepare for the new distance-learning program on Monday, April 6.


Student Pick-up of Personal Belongings


High School-Middle School 

All locker items will be bagged this week for pickup by parents on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 1: Grades 6-7, from 8:00-10:30am and 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 2: Grades 8-9, from 8:00-10:30am and 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 3: Grades 10-12: from 8:00-10:30am and 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Procedure for Pick-up: Parents will enter the gate (driveway) between the High School and Middle School buildings and proceed to the front of the HS Gymnasium.  When you get to the gymnasium you will stay in your vehicle.  Someone will get the belongings.  At that time we will checkout a computer device for all MS students and those HS students that need one.  No students or parents will be allowed in the buildings.  Please do not get out of your vehicle.  Vehicles will exit the east gate.


Athletic locker items will be cleaned out at a later date.


Elementary School

All desk items will be bagged this week for pickup by parents on the following dates:

Monday, April 6: 8am-4pm.

Tuesday, April 7: 10am-6pm.

Procedure for Pick-up: Parents will enter the bus loading zone (driveway) in front of the Elementary School building and proceed to the front of the Elementary School.  When you get to the main entrance you will stay in your vehicle.  Someone will get the student belongings.  At that time we will checkout a computer device for all Elementary students that have internet access.  No students or parents will be allowed in the buildings.  Please do not get out of your vehicle.


Distance Learning Begins on Monday, April 6.

If you have any questions, please contact any of the following:

David Carriger, Superintendent, dcarriger@qpswildcats.com

Tamara Bacon, HS/MS Principal, tbacon@qpswildcats.com

Aaron Thomasson, Dean of Students, athomasson@qpswildcats.com

Sheri Compton, Elementary Principal, scompton@qpswildcats.com


Resources for Families as we move forward:

As Quapaw Public Schools move to a distance learning program in the wake of COVID-19, families and caregivers will face a new role in ensuring their children are taking the necessary steps to finish schoolwork each day at home.

These are some tips for families below.

Work with your child to designate a space for learning that will limit distractions as they complete their school work.

Create a schedule. At times when life does not feel normal, helping students stay on a routine is helpful. Remember to maintain time for breaks, lunch and snacks, as well as walks and play.

Allow children time to interact with friends virtually or on the phone. This will help them maintain relationships and continue to build their social skills.

Emphasize that learning will continue even though it is not occurring in the normal setting.

NOTE: Additional resources for families will be posted soon.

We will be available to help all parents as we implement this program on April 6.

The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted unanimously to cease in-person instruction and extra-curricular activities and to close school buildings through the end of the school year. Please see attached letter.


Lunches are intended to be eaten immediately or
should be stored in the refrigerator within 2 hours.
Please discard any leftovers within 3 days.

Hot foods should be kept hot (entrees; 135 degrees)
and cold foods (milk and cheese 41 degrees) kept cold.
Thank you,
Quapaw School District and Opaa! Food Management
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students at no cost.

Quapaw Public Schools Bus drivers will leave on their normal bus routes at 11:00 a.m. and will go to each bus stop on their route.

There will be individuals on the bus that will hand deliver the sack meals at each stop. Please be outside at the stop to receive your sack meals.  Please remember proper social distance during this time.

We will also have a grab and go sack meal that you can pick up outside the QHS Cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. - Noon each day. Please do not get out of your car; we will come to the car with meals. Please enter the main gate between the HS and MS then drive around back to the HS cafeteria. Meals will be brought to your vehicle. Please do not get out of your vehicle. You may exit the west gate.

The meals provided will be lunch for today and breakfast for the next day.

All meals are free to all students and children ages 0-18. Meals will be provided Monday-Friday.

If you have any questions, please call the ADMINISTRATION OFFICE, Monday-Friday from 8-10:30 am.

All doors will be locked with no access.

Please be patient with us as we begin this new program.

Here are a few reminders as we deal with the possibility of 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.

We would like to congratulate the following QPS employees:
Teacher of the Year: Carolyn Patterson
Staff Member of the Year: Danielle Preaus
They will be recognized at the End of the Year Breakfast on May 18.

District Instrumental Results
A "I" rating means Superior and a "II" rating means Excellent. 

K'din Stanley, 7th grade, clarinet solo,  II
Bristol Berryman, 7th grade, alto saxophone solo, II
Rachel Clonts, 10th grade, Tenor saxophone solo, II
Rachel Clonts, Clarinet solo, I
Abby Rogers, 10th grade, Alto saxophone solo, I
Jenni Jennings, 12th grade, Xylophone solo, I 
Jenni Jennings,  12th grade, Alto Saxophone, I

Madison Barnett, Abby, Rachel, and Jenni, Saxophone quartet, I
Madi, Jenni, Abby, Saxophone trio, I

Brazilian Freight Train, percussion ensemble (Makynzee Lovell, Katie Lawrence, Acey Moreland, Jenni, Rachel) I

Salt and Pepper Shake, percussion ensemble 
(Jenni, Abby, Madi, Katie, Jared Swager), II

Thunder on the Bay, percussion ensemble (Bladen Hart, Gunner Freeman, Ethan Jones, Justin Gonzales, Mason Turner, Jared, Bristol, Acey, Madi, Abby, Rachel, Jenni, Katie, and Makynzee Jo), II

Representing Quapaw at the State contest in April are Acey, Katie, Rachel, Jo, Madi, Jenni, and Abby.

Congratulations HS Wildcat Powerlifters. 
Christopher Robinson 1st in 132 lb. class also overall lifter in lightweight division in bench 225 lb.
 Tanner Daniels 1st in 242 lb. class. 
Dante Gaines 5th in 181 lb. class. 
Garrett Williams (Qualified)
All 4 are headed to State Powerlifting on Saturday at El Reno
3rd overall in class A.

The Quapaw Board of Education took action to begin the implementation of a future facility plan for the Quapaw Public Schools. J.T. Boynton and BWA Architects will assist in this effort. Staff and community will be involved in the planning process. More information will be shared in the coming days.

Community Activities

JH Eastern State Powerlifting Results
Kolten Neal State Champion 123lb. 
Ransom Thomasson 3rd 114lb.
Brayden Rush 3rd HW

Congratulations to the following Quapaw Wildcat Basketball Players for making the Lucky 7 All Conference Team:

Boys: Matt Lovell

Girls: Shea Ottesen (Defensive Player of the Year), Skylar Evans, Karissa Anderson and Mya Nichols.

The choir students competed at District Solo and Ensemble contest this morning in Claremore. Hayley Green, Madelynn Bryant, Rachel Clonts, Makayla Cornog, and Chloe White received ratings of "Excellent" on their solos, as well as one large ensemble and a duet. Another ensemble, a second duet, and Katie Lawrence (soloist) received "Superior" ratings. 

Students participating today were Riley Spencer, Angelina Hartley, Hayley Green, Tyler Shields, Jared Swager, *Lahezra Martindale, *Katie Lawrence, *Acey Moreland, *Madelynn Bryant, *Makayla Cornog, *Rachel Clonts, and *Chloe White.

* denotes students who will now be competing at the State music contest on April 22nd and 23rd

Record 18-8

Quapaw FFA Petting Zoo

The Quapaw HS Select Choir students performed at Southern Baptist University on Saturday.

The Quapaw Archery Team competed Saturday at 
Webb City. 

Results from NEO Regional Science Fair 2020.
Congratulations to the following students

Justus Turner was the Outstanding Senior High Project in Physical Science, and also won the Yale Science and Engineering Association Award.
Integris Health Science Award, Mason Turner and Alex Lovell, 2nd and Ike Douffet was 3rd. 
1st place in Behavioral Science, Taylor Welch
1st place in Botany, Savannah Glerup and Emily Steele
1st place in Computer Science, Kale Thomasson and Shelby Lewis
1st place in Environmental,  Zayne Suman and Gunner Freeman
1st place in Engineering, Justus Turner
1st Place in Health Science, Mason Turner and Alex Lovell
1st place in Microbiology,  Ike Douffet
2nd place in Zoology, Racen Smith and Skyler Evans
3rd place in Zoology,  Kevin Kohley
Best Display K-6th grade, Caytie Couch
Maggie Smith and Kolton Harris put forth a great effort, 
but fell short of the top 3. 

Congratulations to the QHS Powerlifters.  A 3rd place finish in the Lucky 7 Conference Weight Meet. 192 total points. Chris Robinson 1st, Gunner Freeman 3rd, Tanner Daniels 1st, Garrett Fox 1st.

Wyandotte JH Powerlifting Results: Blake Brittle-3rd, Brayden Rush-3rd, Kolten Neal-1st, Buddy Hart-1st, Alex Lovell-2nd, Patrick Rice-3rd, and Corben Cunliffe-1st.

Congratulations to Emily Steele the Quapaw High School March Student of the Month

Congratulations to Tristan Fox the Quapaw Middle School February Student of the Month

BACON Awards

VIP/ACE Awards

Congratulations to Tanner Daniels who signed a football letter of intent with NEO.  Congratulations Tanner!

Please go to the designated buildings on the web site and fill out the Parent Survey.
Thank you!

Congratulations to Tanner Daniels who received All Star for Class A Football

Congratulations to Braylen Martin winner of the Quapaw Grades 6-8 Spelling Bee

Basketball Homecoming Queen
Morgan Roher

Congratulations to the Quapaw High School First Semester Honor Roll students!

We have many generous individuals and organizations that touch the lives of our students in many special ways throughout the year. This December was no exception as we had one anonymous couple donate $100 to help with student lunch accounts. We also had Tyler Barnes an officer with the Quapaw Tribal Marshals Office, who contributed $750 to help with student lunch accounts. QPS would like to say thank you!

Quapaw Elementary School had 723 donated food items for the November Food Drive. The winning class was Mrs. Miles with 188 items. Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you to the Oklahoma Blue Jacket Program for supplying these students with FFA Jackets.

Congratulations to the following Quapaw HS Football Players....

2019 A-6 All District Football Team

Quapaw Selections


Running Back:  Hunter Thomasson 

O-Line: Garrett Fox 

Tight End: Matt Lovell 


Preston Thomasson 


Defensive End: Tanner Daniels 


Kale Thomasson 


Corben Cunliffe 


Dante Gaines 

Clayton Bench 

Zayne Suman 

Koen Myrick


Jonathan Green, Brannigan Ray, Hunter Sappington, Grant Crawford, Garrett Williams, AJ Moreno, Ethan Mate, Seth Johnston, Jacob Gregory, Kane Davis, and Gunner Freeman.

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.

Abernathy East Coast Colonial Trip students. 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.

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
David Carriger
Email: dcarriger@qpswildcats.com

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