QND to offer bus for Northeast Missouri students
3 months, 4 weeks ago by Bob Gough
Bus will pick up students in Hannibal starting in August
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In an effort to boost enrollment, Quincy Notre Dame High School has announced it will offer a bus to pick up students in Northeast Missouri.
Starting in August 2013, the bus will pick up students at Hannibal's Holy Family School, 1113 Broadway, at 6:45 a.m. Monday through Friday.
QND Principal Mark McDowell said this has been a goal of the school for many years and it is now possible thanks to two donations: Funding from the Tracy Family Foundation and a bus from Quincy University.
"Many families living in Missouri have attended QND and made the 30 minute drive each and every day," McDowell said. "This new partnership will strengthen our school our families and our communites."
QND currently has six students from Hannibal and two from New London, which is 9 miles south of Hannibal. There are also three students from Canton.
"It is vitally important we assess our future educational plans," said QND Foundation Director Kurt Stuckman. "The move to become more of a regiona educator is a great fit for the continued success of our school."
The bus will not be offered to return students after school. QND Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing Mary Pat Vahlkamp said it was not possible to consistently schedule the bus with each of the students having different after-school activities.
QND will host an informational reception about the service on Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hannibal Best Western, 401 N. 3rd.
QND's 2012-2013 enrollment is 391 students.