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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,…

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 PrincipalApplications are being accepted for the position of principal for Blessed…

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.…