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    Governor Tate Reeves has officially declared a State of Emergency. Quitman County School District will be closed until Friday, April 17, 2020. Please check back for more updates!

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Grab and Go Lunch
Grab & Go Lunches & Work Packets Grab & Go Lunch

Beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020, QCSD bus drivers will run their routes in order to pass out breakfast and lunch bags as well as educational lesson packets to our scholars. Food is FREE for scholars 18 and under. Buses will run between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Walkers and car riders may pick up meals and lesson packets from the school they attend. Please click on the link for full details.

COVID-19 School Closure Update School Closure

By order of the governor, the Quitman County School District, along with all public school districts, will be closed until April 17th to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus. The Quitman County School District will provide grab and go lunches, along with educational packets to all district students, beginning Monday, March 23rd. Walkers and car riders in Marks and Lambert can pick up grab and go bags from 11:00 a.m-1 p.m. at the following sites: Quitman County Elementary at back door Quitman County Middle School side door near cafeteria Madison Palmer High School between the YOU Building and side door to high school *No students or parents will be allowed in buildings for safety purposes The district will deliver by bus, grab and go bags and educational packets to all students living in rural areas. Students will need to go to their regular area where they are picked up for school to receive the packets, between 11 am -1 p.m. Please stay safe and well during this challenging time. Best, Dr. Jossell Superintendent

School Closure Update Concerning COVID-19 School Closure Update

SCHOOL CLOSING ALERT!!!!!!!!!! Gov. Tate Reeves has declared a state of emergency for Mississippi and asked that school districts extend their spring break by at least one week. To this end, the Quitman County School District will be closed until March 23, 2020 unless further directives are provided by the Governor’s Office and the Mississippi Department of Education. We will be providing additional information over the next couple of days as updates become available. -Dr. Evelyn Jossell, Superintendent 

Extended Spring Break Closure

Dear Parent/Guardian: We understand that the Novel Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, is causing much anxiety in our community, country and the world. The Quitman County School District is working to provide you with the most up-to-date information on this rapidly evolving situation. In an effort to take proactive measures to insure maximum student and staff safety, the district will extend Spring Break until Wednesday, March 18th for students. Administrators, Secretaries, Maintenance and other support staff will report to work as scheduled on Monday. Instructional staff and teacher assistants will report to work on Tuesday, March 17th to develop plans to keep students engaged in the event of a prolonged school closure. Please know that the Quitman County School District is monitoring the events surrounding COVID-19 through frequent contact with the Mississippi Department of Education and the Mississippi Department of Health.


Dr. Evelyn Jossell, Superintendent

Spring Break Spring Break

Scholars will return on Monday March 16th. Have a safe and enjoyable break! #ExcellenceIsQCMS #OurEducationIsFreedom #CobraNationForever

Teacher of the Year Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to QCMS Teacher of the Year, Mrs. YoKeyna Miller. She was recently honored at February's school board meeting. Mrs. Miller is pictured with principal Brenda Brown. Thanks for all you do!





"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education."

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

School is closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will resume on Tuesday, January 21st.

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Family Paint & Dip Night Paint and Dip

We would love to see you on January 30th at our Family Paint & Dip Night! Any student that attends must be accompanied by an adult. See flyer for more details. #ExcellenceIsQCMS #OurEducationIsFreedom #CobraNationForever

Report Cards Report Cards

Please note that report cards will be sent home with scholars on January 15, 2020. Be sure to ask for them! If you would like to meet with a teacher, please contact the school to set up a conference.  

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School Closure Update!!

Update: Power has JUST been restored at QCES! All schools will be OPEN on Tuesday, January 14th with a delayed start time of 9 a.m. All staff will report at regular time. Students will report by 9 a.m. #ExcellenceIsQCMS #OurEducationIsFreedom #CobraNationForever

School Closure School Closure

Due to county-wide power outages resulting from the recent storm, Quitman County Schools will be closed on Monday, January 13th. As of now, we are scheduled to reopen as normal on Tuesday, January 14th. Our thoughts and prayers are with all families that have been affected. Please stay safe and check back for more updates. #ExcellenceIsQCMS #OurEducationIsFreedom #CobraNationForever

QCSD Calendar 2019-2020
6th Grade Advanced Writers Advanced Writers

Congratulations to our 6th grade Advance Writers for 1st nine weeks. These students received snack incentives and a free assignment pass. Not pictured: Zi'hire Twilley & Ta'Kiaya McNutt #ExcellenceIsQCMS #OurEducationIsFreedom #CobraNationForever

Food Drive Food Drive

Please help our 8th graders with their class project by donating goods for their food drive. You may bring canned goods or other nonperishable items. The donation box is located in front of the main office. Deadline for donations is Friday, November 22nd, and all collected items will be given to a family in need. #ExcellenceIsQCMS #OurEducationIsFreedom #CobraNationForever

Fall Back Fall Back

Remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, November 2, 2019!




School Closure

Urgent: All QCSD schools will be closed on Monday, November 4, 2019 due to mechanical issues at the elementary school. The home basketball game at QCMS will still take place at 5 p.m. School will resume on Tuesday, November 5th.




Family Movie Night Family Movie Night

Save the date! Please see flyer for more details. 




Benchmark Testing Benchmark testing

Parents: Benchmark testing will take place the week of October 7-11, 2019. The testing schedule is as follows:

Monday: History
Tuesday: Science 
Wednesday: ELA
Thursday: Math
Friday: Writing

Testing will begin promptly at 8:05 a.m. and scholars are encouraged to arrive to campus no later than 7:45 a.m. to ensure they have breakfast and are ready to do their best. You can assist student success by:

︎-having scholars sleep the night before by 9 p.m.
-having scholars study their provided study guides nightly
-making sure scholars dress in uniform, but no hoodies will be allowed as part of testing security 
-encourage scholars to do their absolute best; talk with scholars about our magic number big goal for the first benchmark and for the year

We appreciate your assistance and look forward to amazing results!




Homecoming Spirit Week Spirit Week

Spirit Week will be the week of September 30th - October 4th. Please see flyer for more details.




Family Game Night Family Game Night

QCMS will be hosting Family Game Night on Wednesday, September 18th at 5:30 p.m. Monopoly, Sorry, you name it! We would love for you to join us for an evening full of laughter and fun. Let's fellowship! #ExcellenceIsQCMS #OurEducationIsFreedom #CobraNationForever

Bid Notice for QCSD RFP 2019 2020

Bid Notice for QCSD RFP 2019 2020



Free Breakfast and Lunch Program Free lunch

Parents: We are sending home a Household Meal Application with your scholar.  It is imperative that you fill it out completely and return it to school by Tuesday, August 27, 2019.  Please help us to continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to all of our scholars.



Open House PTO

Please come out to our Open House/PTO Meeting on August 19th at 5:30 p.m. You'll be able to meet your child's teachers, sign up for Active Parent where you'll be able to track your child's grades, and learn about exciting things taking place at QCMS. If your child has not been registered for school, please come out and complete a registration packet. We will have amazing door prizes and giveaways. See you tonight! #ExcellenceIsQCMS #OurEducationIsFreedom

Back to School Meet & Greet Meet & Greet

Monday, August 5, 2019  10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Come and meet the newest additions to our Cobra family! This informal meeting will give families the opportunity to learn about the new and exciting things happening at QCMS. We look forward to seeing everyone!




First Day of School First Day

We can't wait for our scholars to return! See you soon!




2019-2020 Registration Registration

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on Tuesday, July 30th at M.S. Palmer High School. This is a district wide registration event for all 3 schools. Please refer to the flyer for more details.

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QCMS Goals and Beliefs

Goal Focused:

Every student will be performing at or above grade level in ALL subject areas.

Our Beliefs

We believe…

~ every student will be proficient in all subject areas, including life skills such as respect for themselves and others. Student growth is the key to proficiency, and in order to support this, staff members must collaborate with one another to help all students. 


~ student effort is driven by our expectations, example, and excitement. It is our job to state expectations, model positive interactions with one another, and provide a positive learning environment that offers students multiple opportunities to participate in a variety of learning experiences in which students can be successful. 


~ students’ challenges in life do not define who they will become. These challenges are simply stepping-stones to success. It is our job to create positive relationships with students and their families. Challenges will not interfere with our high expectations; expectations will be fair for all students. 


~ consistent collaboration among staff members and with students/families, is critical to student and school success. Collaboration should happen on a daily basis through formal structures, as well as informally with students at the heart of our work.


~ high expectations will be set for students, staff, and parents, with permission to fail while taking academic risks, support for persevering and showing grit, and opportunities to learn while never giving up- no matter what- No Excuses!


Our Commitment & Mission:

We are committed to providing extraordinary educational opportunities to every scholar so they become their future excellence.



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