Mary Wood, Principal

Mary Woods - Welcome

Welcome to Q. I. Roberts Jr. Sr. High School’s website.  I’m glad you stopped by to learn more about our school.  As principal of this extraordinary school, I’m proud to bring over 28 years of experience in secondary education to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

Along with my staff, we are working hard to continue the legacy of success at Q. I. Roberts. Our “A” school is Putnam County’s Cambridge Academic Magnet school for academically talented students in grades 7-12.   Strong relationships between parents, students, staff, and community members are providing our students the best possible opportunities to prepare them to master the challenges of college and the 21st Century.  

This 2017-18 school year has been stellar.  Our Marching Knights came in strong their inaugural year, making us so proud when they won “Best Marching Band” in the Christmas Parade. We got accustomed to new terms of “Power Hour,” and 3X3 with a skinny.  We had so much fun during Spirit Week, the Powder Puff game and the Homecoming dance. Hurricane Irma took us by surprise, but being without power for days was a reminder of how lucky are to have the amenities we have.  Nine of our students performed in Cinderella, the fall PHS musical…which was fabulous!  Our new tech club, Web Krewe, kicked off its first year and won first place in their most recent “meet up competition.”   We enjoyed some hilarious costumes for Halloween and we loved our Monster Mash Dance.  We had great seasons with middle school volleyball, soccer and basketball.  Our QIR Cheerleaders have been doing such a great job keeping “Knight Sprit!”  We enjoyed many great field trips to colleges, St. Augustine, Kennedy Space Center, Tampa, Orlando for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Universal Studios, Disney and many others.  We even had a Power Hour Hoedown with Petey our fainting goat.  Our FFA students had a wonderful year with many contests, trainings, and field trips.  The highlight of the year in Vet. Assisting was the birth of Fancy’s first calf.   We’ll always remember our tradition of Wacky Winter week with its Reindeer Games and Polar Express Day. Our Blood Donor days, spelling bee, cheerleading competitions, Spanish Club’s pancake breakfast and the many club fundraising events and trips have left us with great memories. 

On the academic side, our teachers planned and executed best teaching practices and held our students to high standards each day.  QIR’s emphasis on character, high academic expectations, and the tremendous dedication and talent of our staff continues to make it a wonderful and special learning environment.  The excellent preparation provided by teachers was coupled with our student’s commitment to learning. We were thrilled with the announcement in December that 16 of our QIR AICE students were named “Cambridge Scholars,” meaning they out-performed most of their peers on AICE exams across the world.
I am so honored to be your principal.  I am grateful for my student’s, parent’s and staff’s joy, astute insight, intellectual ability, and amazing talent.  

Mary Wood