Mansfield Qualters Middle School releases 2022 edition of ‘The Hive’ publication

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MANSFIELD — Superintendent Teresa Murphy and Principal David McGovern are pleased to announce that Qualters Middle School has released the 2022 edition of their student publication, “The Hive.”

The 2022 edition of “La Ruche” will be its 14th publication. It has been published every year since its inception.

“The Hive” is open to all QMS students in grades 6-8. The publication contains photographs, short stories, poems, cartoons and works of art of all kinds. Limited, high-quality color books are printed free of charge for each student contributor and various staff and administrators.

“The Hive” is hosted by English teacher Marissa Simas, who has worked at QMS since 2004.

Simas collects submissions from the student body from September to May, then designs and assembles the publication. A group of students work together to sift through submissions and choose which ones they think should be included in the publication.

“Our students are so talented and it’s so exciting that they have the chance to show off that talent,” Simas said. “We encourage members of the community to read the 2022 edition of ‘The Hive’ to see firsthand all the hard work students have put into this year’s publication.”

The club advisor is Kaleigh Pimble, a sixth-grade ELA teacher who has worked at QMS since 2013.

QMS art teachers and ELA teachers also submit pieces on behalf of their students, making this a true school-community effort. This year’s publication also contains four poems written by Simas.

“‘The Hive’ is a stellar publication and anyone who reviews it will marvel at the many talents of our students,” said Principal McGovern. “We are so proud of all the hard work our students and staff have put into this year’s publication.

This year’s publication of ‘The Hive’ can be downloaded from the Mansfield Public Schools homepage. Click on the publication’s cover image to download it.


Jacob L. Thornton