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Quincy Catholic Schools Update - January 2024
Quincy Catholic Schools Update - January 2024

The Provisional Advisory Board of Specified Jurisdiction (BSJ) took another important step in its work to create a system. Click here to learn about the strategic planning process that is now underway.

Mardi Gras 2024
Mardi Gras 2024

A great band. An incredible event space. A wonderful cause. This is an evening you won't want to miss.   The Gentlemen | Feb. 10 | 7-11 pm | Dick Brothers Brewery | 929 York But Tickets Here Our…

2024 Friends of Catholic Education Dinner
2024 Friends of Catholic Education Dinner

The Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools (QCES) Foundation is proud to announce that the Chuck and Becky Scholz family has been selected as the 2024 recipient of the Friend of Catholic Education Award. Chuck…

Quincy Catholic Schools Update - November 2023
Quincy Catholic Schools Update - November 2023

The provisional advisory Board of Specified Jurisdiction (BSJ) took another important step in its work to create a system. Click here to learn about the strategic planning process that is now underway.

Quincy Catholic Schools Update - October 2023
Quincy Catholic Schools Update - October 2023

Throughout the course of the past few months, the Corporate Board (comprised of the four pastors and a representative of the Bishop) and the provisional advisory Board of Specified Jurisdiction (BSJ) largely…

QCES Foundation Announces 2023 Annual Appeal
QCES Foundation Announces 2023 Annual Appeal

The Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation recently released it's first annual report in conjunction with its annual appeal letter. The report highlights the significant investment in Catholic…

QCES Foundation Announces New Endowed Scholarship
QCES Foundation Announces New Endowed Scholarship

The QCECS Foundation would like to thank Judy and Rick Haugh for rencently creating an edowed scholarship. This fund, along with the 15 other endowed scholarships will provide tution assistance to future…

Quincy Catholic Schools Hires Chief Administrative Officer
Quincy Catholic Schools Hires Chief Administrative Officer

We are happy to introduce Dr. Christopher Gill as the new Chief Administrative Officer of Quincy Catholic Schools. Dr. Gill returns to the Quincy area after serving since 2021 as the Vice President of…

Quincy Catholic Schools Update - May 2023
Quincy Catholic Schools Update - May 2023

Click here to read the Quincy Catholic Schools Board Update for May 2023.

Quincy Catholic Schools Update - March 2023
Quincy Catholic Schools Update - March 2023

Click here to read the Quincy Catholic Schools Board Update for March 2023.

Join the QCES Team
Join the QCES Team

Join the QCES team! View our current job openings and find out how you can apply.   BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC SCHOOL Kitchen Manager For more information, contact Principal Lisa Berhorst at (217) 228-1477.   ST.…

Mardis Gras 2023
Mardis Gras 2023

A great band. An incredible event space. A wonderful cause. This is an evening you won't want to miss.   The Gentlemen | Feb. 18 | 7-11 pm | The Armory | 416 Jersey But Tickets Here Our thanks to…

2023 Friends of Catholic Education Dinner
2023 Friends of Catholic Education Dinner

Fr. Roy Bauer to be Honored with Friend of Catholic Education Award Fr. Roy Bauer will posthumously receive the 2023 Friend of Catholic Education Award at the QCES Foundation's annual dinner on February…

QCES Foundation Announces Annual Appeal
QCES Foundation Announces Annual Appeal

The Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation announced its first annual fundraising campaign. This campaign was established with two goals in mind - to raise awareness of the foundation and its work…

Leadership Team - November 2022 Update
Leadership Team - November 2022 Update

Click here to read the November update from Quincy Catholic Schools Leadership Team.

Leadership Team - September 2022 Update
Leadership Team - September 2022 Update

Click here to read the September update from Quincy Catholic Schools Leadership Team.

QCES Announce Enrollment Growth
QCES Announce Enrollment Growth

Quincy’s Catholic Elementary Schools announced a 7% increase in enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year at its four schools - Blessed Sacrament, St. Dominic, St. Francis Solanus, and St. Peter. This…

Leadership Team - August 2022 Update
Leadership Team - August 2022 Update

The Quincy Catholic Schools Leadership Team would like to thank all those who provided feedback both after the listening sessions and after the May Update that included additional research and data information.…

Back-to-School
Back-to-School "FUN"raiser

Join us Friday, August 12 from 5-7 pm for music and drinks as we celebrate the end of summer and prepare to begin another amazing school year at our four Catholic elementary schools. Proceeds from the…

Leadership Team Follow-up
Leadership Team Follow-up

Thank you for your continued participation in the discussion of the future of our Catholic Schools. It has been uplifting to hear and read the passion you have for our faith, our schools, our educators,…

Listening Sessions Followup
Listening Sessions Followup

The Quincy Catholic Elementary School Leadership Team appreciated the opportunity to share our proposal of a shared vision for the future of our Catholic Schools, and the feedback we received will be extremely…

Donation Match Opportunity
Donation Match Opportunity

Through the Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship program, donors can provide direct scholarships for low-income K-12 students and receive a 75% credit on their Illinois state taxes. And, right now, each…

QCES Leadership Team to Host Listening Sessions
QCES Leadership Team to Host Listening Sessions

As we look to the future of Catholic education in our community, it is vital that we work together to ensure our schools remain strong and that we, as a Catholic community, remain proactive and ready to…

2022 Friends of Catholic Education Dinner
2022 Friends of Catholic Education Dinner

Franciscan Friars to be honored The Franciscan Friars have been selected as the recipients of the 2022 Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools (QCES) Foundation’s Friends of Catholic Education Award for their…

New Year's Resolutions for Children
New Year's Resolutions for Children

A new year is upon us, and it is time for fresh starts and resolutions! As you try to keep the promises you have made to eat better, quit smoking, or learn a new skill, consider including your children…

Giving Thanks for Your Children
Giving Thanks for Your Children

At Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools, we pride ourselves on making sure each student feels that they are a valuable and unique part of our broader school community. The QCES commitment to educating your…

QCES Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director
QCES Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director

The Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation has announced Sara Reuschel as its new Executive Director. Paul Rittof retired from the position, which he originated, this summer. “We are thankful…

Balancing Screen Time
Balancing Screen Time

Children are the target audience for many television shows, movies, and internet content. Many kindergarten school students spend hours on end parked in front of screens connecting with friends, watching…

Establishing a Study Routine for Elementary School Students in Quincy
Establishing a Study Routine for Elementary School Students in Quincy

School is back in session at Catholic schools in Quincy, but many students are stuck in summer mode. Parents can support their children’s success as they return to their Catholic education by helping…

What's the Right Age for Children to Start Volunteering?
What's the Right Age for Children to Start Volunteering?

These days, even the youngest kids tend to spend their idle time on screens, watching videos or television, or playing video games. Many parents find it difficult to encourage their children to engage…

Getting Ready to Return to School
Getting Ready to Return to School

It has been a long couple of years for Illinois students and their parents. As COVID numbers decline, it is time to return to normal, yet the world is still full of fear and uncertainty. Many students…

Cultivating Creative Kids
Cultivating Creative Kids

What is Creativity? The lines between reality, possibility, and fantasy are far less distinct to a young mind - and this is one of the gifts of childhood, not something that needs to be wholly discouraged.…