STEAM Day 2017


We are proud to again sponsor the QMS 8th Grade STEAM Career Day on Monday, March 27. QMS teachers are hoping to recruit many different individuals and/or businesses to help students connect their studies in science, technology, engineering, art, and math with real-life research and careers. If you know someone who would be willing to come to QMS to do a fun presentation about their career and life experience to 8th grade students, please complete this form and return to QMS science teacher Mary Chmielecki.

This year’s keynote speaker is Val Vigoda, an electric violinist, singer, writer, former Army lieutenant, and founding member of the band GrooveLily. She has toured the world with Cyndi Lauper, Joe Jackson and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and has created a live-looping multimedia project, Just Getting Good. Ms. Vigoda has won the Jonathan Larson Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, the LA Ovation Award for Best Musical, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Richard Rodgers Award. She studied at Princeton University and has taught at Stanford University, Emerson College, and the Berklee College of Music.

Gift Books 2016-17

Each June, through our Gift Book program, QMS families make donations to the QMS library in honor of a special teacher or staff member. Here are the most recent titles donated in honor of QMS teachers and staff:

A Storm Too Soon, Michael Tougias, Ryan Stapleton

Bonsoir Lune/Good Night Moon, French edition, Margaret Wise Brown, Nora McNeilly

Buenas Noches Luna/Good Night Moon, Spanish edition, Margaret Wise Brown, Karen Moore

Easy Disney Fake Book: 100 Songs in the Key of C, Hal Leonard Corp., Laurie Pepicelli

Echo, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Jennifer Knoll71ExLyFFGdL.jpg

Fever Code, James Dashner, Silver Team 2015-2016

Ghosts, Raina Telgemeier, Jessica Strunin

Guts & Glory: The Vikings, Ben Thompson, David Tebbetts

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne, Purple Team 2015-2016

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne, Jessica Strunin & Patrick McCrossan

I am Malala, Malala Yousafzai, Suzanne Ryan61IW-+niazL-1._SX424_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

The Iliad, Gillian Cross, Gold Team 2015-16

Kid Owner, Tim Green, Mark DeGirolamo

The Last Man Out, Mike Lupica, Trevor Flint

Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure, Nadja Spiegelman & Sergio García Sánchez), Patrick McCrossan

Mission Control, This is Apollo, Andrew Chaikin, Mark DeGirolamo

No Summit Out of Sight, Jordan Romero, Suzanne Ryan

The Odyssey, Gillian Cross, Blue Team 2015-16

Sea Turtle Scientist, Stephen Swinburne, Jill Sheridan

The Trials of Apollo #1: The Hidden Oracle, Rick Riordan, Justin Tucker

Turtle Rescue, Pamela Hickman, Loran Penta

United As One, Pittacus Lore, Jennifer MacMurray

Vikings, Daryl Webster