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THE QUEST For families, alumni & friends of Quest Academy

SUMMER I  2011

Seven Students Advance to National History Day

IN THIS ISSUE History Fair

History was made at Quest Academy this year - seven students advanced

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to National History Day! Out of just 17 projects chosen from the state of

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Illinois, six of those projects came from Quest, the largest number from any

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one school in the state.

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At Quest, History Fair and Science Fair are offered every other year for seventh and eighth grade students. Work on history fair projects begins in September and our school fair was held in February. A total of 25 students qualified for regional fairs, and 16 of those students went on to the state history fair in Normal, IL. This was an amazing year. Having seven students advance to National History Day from one school is rare. Each state can send two projects from each category (paper, exhibit, documentary, performance, group performance, group documentary, group exhibit, and group web site). The two papers from Illinois were from Quest - Jenna Chin and Frani O’Toole. The two individual documentaries were from Quest - Birkan Cetinkaya and Marissa Howe. This was the first year for web sites and Quest was selected as a pilot school. Advith Chelikani was

selected as one of the individual web sites. Max Kontorovich and Owen Chang were selected as one of the group web sites.

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Each year, approximately 2400 students and their parents and teachers gather at the University of Maryland, College Park for a week-long event - National History Day. Groups come from all over the United States, Guam, American Samoa, Department of Defense Schools in Europe, and even Shanghai, China.

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Mrs. Angela Howe (MS Math) who attended National History Day with her daughter Marissa, said “For me, making it to the finals is winning. She is in the top 14 in the nation, which is just awesome. It’s also wonderful to be here with 2,400 kids from every state plus American Samoa, Guam, International Schools and Department of Defense Schools in Europe to meet and compete.” Continued on page 7

Explore questacademy.org and become familiar with the Parents News & Events section to find current information. Visit teacher pages through the Faculty & Staff Directory, update your contact information in the Family Directory. Bookmark the news page - this is where you will find event information, the school calendar, and the Weekly Quest school newsletter.

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Summer PROFILE

Matthew Fisher ‘03 2011 National Debate Tournament Champion “Quest Academy – with its outstanding instruction and innovative curriculum – helped provide me with the

Northwestern University Class of 2011

confidence and skills necessary for succeeding in my future

BA Political Science, GPA 3.74/4.00 Member of the Northwestern Policy Debate Team • Winner of the National Debate Tournament – 2011 • Finalist at the National Debate Tournament – 2010

Glenbrook North High School Class of 2007 7 AP classes, GPA 4.21/5.00, ACT 31

projects. By fostering a caring, yet intellectually stimulating environment for students, Quest encouraged me and my classmates to strive for excellence.” “Quest creates academic memories that last a lifetime; I still remember the excitement of my first debate in Mrs. Messman’s (4th Grade) Sea Otter class.”

Extracurricular Activities: Member of the Glenbrook North Policy Debate Team • Illinois State Champion – 2007 • National Forensic League Policy Debate Champion – 2007 • Winner of the National Tournament of Champions – 2007

Matt with the National Debate Tournament Trophy

The Quest is published for families, alumni, and friends of Quest Academy. It is produced by the Office of Institutional Advancement. Head of School Managing Editor Editor and Designer Photography Contributing Writer

Ben Hebebrand Michael Bates Sharon Rockhill Faculty & Staff Laurie DeSimone

This fall, Matt will intern as a policy analyst for the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Go to http://debatevision.com/videos/25/finals-ndt-2011-northwesternfs-v-emory-iw-1ac to watch Matt’s 2011 debate final at the National Debate Tournament.

ADDRESS CHANGES Readers who wish to change their mailing address for The Quest, should call Laurie DeSimone at 847.202.8035, extension 461 or send an email to laurie.desimone@questacademy.org.

Photos: Left corner, Matt in middle school math class; bottom left, Matt gives us a demonstration of his debating skills; above, Matt and Head of School, Ben Hebebrand with the 2011 National Debate Trophy


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ALUMNI NEWS Traci A. Zamp, ‘94 received her Bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University and her Masters from Concordia University-Chicago. She is now a Case Manager and Special Education Teacher at the Marquez Charter School in Chicago. Mark DeDonato, ‘95 is the Director of Discharge Planning and a Primary Therapist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center in Lemont, IL. Laura Paris, ‘95 just earned her Masters degree in French studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is now looking for a position coordinating study abroad programs or international student services at a university. Carmen Aiken, ‘01 graduated from Mills College in Oakland, CA in 2009. She is currently living in Chicago and working as a Virtual Assistant for Total Attorneys, as well as volunteering. Liz Fosslien, ‘01 graduated from Pomona College in California and is currently working in the field of Financial Management and Economic Consulting. Matt Kaminski, ‘02 is currently in the management training program with Dollar Tree. Matt enjoyed his time at Quest because he felt accepted amongst his peers, loved the teachers who made learning fun and encouraged each student to individually reach his or her potential. “The teachers accomplished this by tailoring lessons and trying to relate the material to students interests.” Emily Pollokoff, ‘02 was the 2011 Quest Academy Commencement speaker. “...make good habits. Get enough sleep. Say “yes” to values and “no” to junk. Tune into your mission. And take heart, because once you can see the river, you’re already across.” Bonnie Epstein, ‘03 recently graduated from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Bonnie majored in Geography and minored in International Relations. She is interning in DC this summer. Elisa Montalvo, ‘03 recently graduated from the University of Chicago with her Bachelor degrees in both Math and Economics. She is

currently dancing professionally and recently danced with Beyonce for Oprah’s final taping! Aleya (Aley) Schwartz, ‘03 graduated from The Chicago Academy for the Arts in 2007 as a musical theatre major. She is currently attending Elmhurst College. She began as a musical theatre major, switched to music education, and is now in the process of creating her own major in Child Behavioral Analysis. She hopes to graduate in May of 2012 and pursue her Masters degree in the same major. She continues to perform in the EC Mill Theatre and was last seen as the leading role of Sarah in the musical “Quilters”. Lily Yanow, ‘03 recently graduated from Columbia College with a BA in Marketing and Public Relations and is living in Chicago. Looking to start a career in legal marketing, Lily is interning at the American Bar Association for the summer. Patrick Yee, ‘03 finished up his final year in South Bend at Notre Dame and will begin his first real job in July. He is also dragging his friend Aimee along since they got engaged this past December. Both will be working in the Loop but are still trying to decide on a place to live. Aimee is becoming an auditor for Ernst & Young while Patrick will join L.E.K. Consulting. Austin McKee, ‘08 has been accepted as a Lederman Scholar at North Central College in Naperville for this coming fall. He will take college courses there, while simultaneously completing his senior year of high school at home (home schooling). He recently moved to his 3rd (and last) host home in Taipei and is doing very well. His family will be visiting Taipei the beginning of June, while Austin will be returning home the beginning of July. Alexander Vassiliadis, ‘08 spent his freshman year as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Lincoln Park High School. As a freshman, he took double honors courses, including Pre-Calculus and AP World History and IB French 3. He then transferred to the British School of Chicago IB program in order to expose himself to a more international atmosphere while maintaining his position

in a very rigorous program. He is currently preparing to take the British founded International General Certificate of Secondary Education Exams (IGCSE). He continues his singing career as a member of the Chamber Choir at Lincoln Park High School and has embarked on a solo career and has competed in the Chicago NATs Competitions (Musical Theatre and Classical). He is also training at Second City Theatre School, as part of an Improv ensemble class. This past summer, Alexander traveled to Nice, France for a two week French learning program called AZURLINGUA where he was able to immerse himself in the French culture and improve his speaking abilities. He will be going again this year for three weeks and staying at a host’s home. He will then attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine that he was nominated to go by his chemistry teacher. It has many locations around the United States, and while he has been accepted to the Johns Hopkins, Yale, Stanford and University of Houston sectors, he has yet to choose where he will go. Valerie Pizzato, ‘09 won an All Sectional and All State award for acting for her performance in Fremd High School’s Group Interpretation “Smile”. She was also selected to perform in the District 211 Honors choir. Valerie was also made an Honor Thespian in the International Thespian Society, due to her outstanding contributions to the theatre. Valerie was just cast in the Illinois High School Theater Festival All State production of “Almost Maine”. She auditioned against hundreds of high school students from all over the state and will be one of the small (18) cast to perform for the thousands of Illinois high school festival participants this winter. Mack Lee, ‘10 was a member of Stevenson High School’s Math Team that finished third in State, while Mack was on the Algebra 1 team that was the runner-up in their division. He is transferring to the Illinois Math & Science Academy this fall. Alison Howard, After leaving Quest, Alison was admitted to the Talent and Development Program at John Hersey High School. Alison

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We’d love to hear from all alumni and their parents! Please drop us a note to let us know where you are and what you are doing. Email us at alumni@questacademy.org


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Quest Academy WHO’S WHO

Meet Beth Blaetz

Jen Fabsik

Director of Teaching and Learning

Sheryl Peterson

Congratulations to Mrs. Beth Blaetz on her appointment as the Director of Teaching and Learning. After teaching in the classroom at Quest for the past 11 years, she is eager to assume these new responsibilities on July 1.

Class: MS Language Arts & Social Studies Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Class: LS Art Hometown: Born in Chicago, grew up in the northwest suburbs

Why I Teach: Right after September 11, my battalion was called to defend the Pentagon. My soldiers spent months working 12 hour shifts, seven days a week. Finally, we got a short break to go and practice land navigation at a nearby base. As my soldiers were running around the woods finding their points, I realized that I love teaching people how to do things. That is how I came to become a teacher. Now, I get to spend my days with a group of brilliant and engaged people and talk about literature, history, and current events. What could be better?

Why I Teach: I love teaching art because I LOVE art. My high school art teacher gave me the confidence to pursue a career in art.

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, soccer, running, tennis.

Favorite Music: I enjoy many different genres of music. When I need to concentrate - Mozart; when I’m dancing in the kitchen, or working out - 60’s, 70’s , or 80’s.

Favorite Music: folk and indie rock. Favorite Movies: West Side Story, Dead Poets’ Society, Footloose, Flirting with Disaster, Baraka, Gandhi. Favorite Books: The Sneetches and Other Stories, The Butter Battle Book, The Witches, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, The Harry Potter Series (3 and 4 are the best), Hunger Games, Catcher in the Rye, Beloved, Pride and Prejudice, 1984 Plays: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Inherit the Wind, The Crucible. Favorite Quotation: “I am a part of all that I have met”... “Though much is taken, much abides; and though We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Alfred Lord Tennyson in “Ulysses” About Me: I have twin daughters, Summer and Tessa, who will be four in June. My husband and I met when we were both undergraduates at Northwestern University. I used to be a paratrooper. I have jumped out of a plane over 30 times.

Why I like Quest: I love the energy and creativity that the students, parents, teachers, and administrators bring to Quest each morning. It’s contagious! Hobbies & Interests: Baking cookies, cakes, and special desserts. My favorite art material to work with is clay.

Favorite TV Shows: Recently, I watched American Idol because a past student of mine was a contestant. I don’t watch TV very often except for the news. Favorite Movies: Gone With The Wind, Pride and Prejudice, Love Actually, Out of Africa, I love all types of romantic movies. Favorite Books: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards and A Whole New Mind, by Daniel Pink. I enjoy reading about teaching and learning - it’s my passion. Favorite Quotation: “I wondered why someone didn’t do something about the situation - then I remembered I am someone.” About Me: I live in Mount Prospect with my husband Mark, and two daughters, Kelly (18) and Hanna (15). Surprisingly, I studied architecture and graphic design in college. I worked as a creative director before I decided to study art education, but it was always been my dream to become an art teacher. It is an honor to teach at Quest and live my dream.

Ben Hebebrand, Quest Academy Head of School said, “Beth’s appointment is both a testament to our school’s professional development opportunities and to her initiative and passion to continuously pursue targeted professional development in the field of gifted education and specific subject areas. Additionally, Beth has deepened her understanding of student learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia or ADD. Throughout her teaching career at Quest Academy, Beth has demonstrated leadership through her work with important volunteer faculty committees such as Admissions, Character Education, Service Learning, Mathematics, and Technology.” Mrs. Blaetz is officially certified as a Barton Reading and spelling tutor; she holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Blackburn College and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University. Beth was also among the first Quest Academy cohort to earn a master’s level certificate in gifted education from Northwestern University.


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Our Mr. and Mrs. David Benjamin Abigail, Grade 3, Maxwell, Grade 1 Northbrook

Dr. and Mrs. Kurian Abraham James, Grade 3 South Barrington

Mr. and Mrs. David Appleby Benjamin, Grade 3 Barrington

Mr. and Dr. Kent Aldridge Alex, Grade PS3 Palatine

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Astete Elle, Grade PS3 Hoffman Estates

New

Dr. and Dr. Bryan Bertoglio Natalie, Grade K South Barrington

Mr. and Mrs. Satish Bhatt Dwij, Grade K Algonquin

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bixby Bobby, Grade PS3 Palatine

Families

Mr. and Mrs. James Chung Max, Grade K Palatine

Mr. Adam Pisarczyk and Ms. Karen Buschardt Adrianna, Grade 5 Palatine

Mr. and Mrs. Blake Brasch Willa, Grade K Mt. Propsect

Mr. and Mrs. Hiten Gardi Ronen, Grade PS3 South Barrington

Mr. Sameer Gupta and Mrs. Sheena Panesar Shikhar, Grade 1 Palatine

Dr. Oliver Kim and Dr. Bretta Warren-Kim Asher, Grade PS3 Inverness

Bonjour

Mr. Todd Judge and Ms. Mei Cui Ella, Grade K St. Charles

and

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kluiszo Elias, Grade 6 Palatine

Mr. Gregory Lacey and Dr. Cereesa Lacey Eli, Grade PS4, Ian, Grade 1 Barrington Hills

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cyhaniuk Jacob, Grade K Barrington Dr. Dennis F. Kellar and Dr. Erin O’Brien Kellar Brendan, Grade PS3 Arlington Heights

Students

Mr. and Mrs. Jon Landsman Grayson, Grade 3 Northbrook

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Loftus Kevin, Grade 2 Kristin, Grade 2 Kildeer

Mr. and Mrs. Khaled Naja Jason, Grade K Chicago

Mr. Terry Dull and Ms. Margaret O’Brien Claire, Grade PS4 Chicago

Mr. Jeffrey Oremland and Dr. Cathy Maraist Raelyn, Grade K Rolling Meadows

Mr. David Qian and Dr. Hong Luo Andrew, PS4 Barrington

Mr. and Mrs. Hitesh Patel Arnav, Grade PS4 Schaumburg

Ms. Jyothi Challa Siddharth Vivek, Grade 5 Foster City, CA

Mr. and Mrs. Sanjay Patel Milani, Grade PS3 South Barrington

Mr. Robert Reppa and Mrs. Mona Shah Anya, Grade PS3, Nikita, Grade PS3 - Barrington

Mr. Asish Patwa and Ms. Toshal Shah Aadi, Grade PS3 Port Barrington

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick K. Pesch Julia, Grade PS3 South Barrington

Mr. Kiran Puppala and Dr. Shilpa Puppala Lasya, Grade PS3 Palatine

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Mr. Gregory Sochacki and Ms. Kristin Hayes Max, Grade 6 Inverness

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Tacheny Andy, Grade 5 Richmond

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Roberts Conner, Grade PS3 Fox Lake

Mr. Steven Scheerer and Mrs. Jennifer Basden-Scheerer Dominic, Grade 6 Gilberts

Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Seoane Carolina, Grade 2 Algonquin

Mr. and Mrs. Sohail Sharma Sana, Grade PS3 Palatine

Mr. and Mrs. James Solberg Andrew, Grade 1 Skokie

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sul Isabelle, Grade PS4 South Barrington

Mr. Jim Dawson Ms. Joy Dawson Jadie, Grade 5 Palatine

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Sherry Mikaela, Grade 4 Northbrook *As of 07/01/2011.

Namaste

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Presenting the Quest Academy Class of 2011

Congratulations to the Class of 2011! This remarkable group of students will be missed. It has been our privilege to watch them grow and become amazing young adults. We bid them well (but always welcome them back!) as they continue their journies through life. These 31 newly-minted Quest Academy alumni will

Max Mansfield, selected by his classmates for the 2011 Character Award.

be attending the following high schools:

Charli Beam Logan Beck Rachel Blumenthal Courtney Capra Nicholas Cervone Owen Chang Advith Chelikani* Jenna Chin Zachary Fisher Ian Ford Maddy Fournier**

Prairie Ridge High School Palatine High School Stevenson High School Loyola Academy Fremd High School Miramonte High School (California) Illinois Math & Science Academy Fremd High School Barrington High School Barrington High School Glenbrook North High School

Peter Griswold Selena Groh Frank Kasper Max Kontorovich Han Lee Vance Lehman Max Mansfield*** Sam Mogul Frani O’Toole

Palatine High School Buffalo Grove High School (Illinois Math & Science Academy- Sophmore year) St. Viator High School Stevenson High School Illinois Math & Science Academy Fremd High School Deerfield High School Berkshire School (Massachusetts) Latin School of Chicago

AnneMarie Owens Katie Rosenson Arjun Roy Amer Sadek Cailey Scharrer Charlie Strausser Samantha Strausser Brandon Suchyta Edmond Torskiy Noah Woerner Ryan Wosick

Glenbard West High School Stevenson High School J. B. Conant High School Glenbard East High School Barrington High School Hinsdale Central High School Hinsdale Central High School St. Viator High School Stevenson High School Hoffman Estates High School Loyola Academy * - Valedictorian ** - Salutatorian *** - Character Award


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Alumni News - Continued from page 3 was a National Merit Commended Scholar and received a 30 on her ACT. She was also an All-State violinist in the Illinois All-State musicals in her Sophomore and Junior years. Alison then attended Oakton Community College for two years, where she was a member of the honors program, Editor-in-Chief of the student paper, and vice president of Students for Social Justice. She received the gold medal from Illinois Community College Journalism Association in 2004 for her editorial on the presidential election. She graduated with a 3.92 GPA, and with a scholarship to San Jose State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and a 3.87 GPA. In 2005, Alison realized how all of her 99th percentile standardized test scores could lead to a career. She started teaching SAT prep classes for the Princeton Review while at SJSU, and by the time she graduated, she was promoted to Master Tutor and was teaching SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and MCAT prep. Today, Alison is back in Chicago caring for her father. She teaches and tutors part-time and has many satisfied students, including many MCAT and GMAT students from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

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Marissa placed 10th in the nation for junior documentaries and Jenna placed 11th in the nation for her paper. Marissa’s documentary for History Fair has taken on a life of its own. She met several people throughout this experience and has been invited to show her documentary at a Holocaust Survivors meeting in Skokie. As part of her research, Marissa arranged an interview with Mr. David Hamlin, former director of the Illinois ACLU. He sent her an email after viewing her documentary stating:

I have just finished watching your National History Day report on the Skokie controversy. I am delighted to tell you that I found it to be simply exceptional in every respect – well researched, carefully balanced, very well organized and constructed and presented in a most engaging and informative fashion. I can assure you that a number of seasoned reporters who covered the Skokie controversy at the time (and since) did not capture the issues, the controversy or the emotional content of the debate as well as you have done. To cite but one example, I know of no other reporter who took the time (or had the intelligence) to secure and present the actual letter Frank Collin sent to Skokie to spawn the controversy – a simple yet powerful detail which virtually all others overlooked.

History Fair is a tremendous opportunity for learning and growth. The skills learned through the research process, along with personal growth are things these students will carry with them throughout their adult lives.

On June 16 - a beautiful summer evening - at Rivers in downtown Chicago, a group of alumni (21 years and older) gathered. It was a fun and relaxing evening. It was great to see them re-connect with each other and hear what these terrific young alumni are doing.

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2011Spot Auction Update The new lecturn has proven to be a convenient way to provide amplified audio anywhere in the school.

Quest Academy’s Fine & Performing Arts Programs Thanks to the generosity of our Spot Auction donors last March, Quest has acquired several items to enhance our Fine & Performing Arts programs. The welcome additions are shown in the surrounding photos. We anticipate the delivery of our custom made proscenium stage curtain and cyclorama any day. The most costly components of our Fine & Performing Arts enhancements will be in our sound and lighting systems. We are happy to report that we are in the final stages of the bidding process for both systems. If you haven’t already done so, please take a few moments to watch the video that alumni, Craig Stubing, ’02 and Chapin Gregor, ’02 created and our Auction attendees had the opportunity to watch. Go to our You Tube Channel - QuestAcademyKnights, Performing & Fine Arts Program 2011. Craig, Chapin and their video were instrumental in helping raise over $120,000 so Quest’s arts infrastructure matches the talent of our faculty and our students. Thank you again Spot Auction donors for making our Fine & Performing Arts programs all that they can and should be!

Ms. Hoffmann (MS Art) and Mrs. Peterson (LS Art) love the new kiln, it is more efficient and bigger!

Mrs. Negus (MS Music) introduces the new piano named - Fellipé

The Panda’s were the first to try out t used many times since then - for the


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Quest’s Annual Fund Achieves Record Participation of 68%

We thank you! Your Annual Fund support makes a direct impact on your child’s education today and a significant contribution to Quest Academy’s vision for the future.

y out the new risers, they have been or the musical and choral concerts.

Last year, Current Families achieved a record 60% participation, while this year’s Current Families surpassed that mark with a walloping 68% participation! Special thanks is also extended to our volunteer leadership: Development Committee Chair: William Markey

Band Director, Dean Leff, continues to search for the perfect instruments for our band.

Development Committee Members: Chris Dickerson, Jim Erbs, Ann Greenstein, Carly O'Brien, Luke Praxmarer Lorelei & Jeff Petrin PS, PK & K Chair Couple

Bernice Lau & Eric Simon Faculty/Staff Co-Chairs

Ritu Piplani & Shailu Verma Grades 1 – 5 Chair Couple

Annie (Schuette) Johnson, ‘99 Alumni Chair

Marla Mogul & Harry Jaffe Middle School Chair Couple

Mary Lynn Bernacchi and Jane Hauser Alumni Parent Co-Chairs

Barbara & Craig Llewellyn New Family Chair Couple

Barbara Benedix Grandparent Chair

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Over 250 Grandparents and Special Friends attended Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day on April 15


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS July July 24  | SUN All School Family Pool Party 6:00-9:00pm Schaumburg Waterworks Indoor Pool

August August 01-05  | MON - FRI Quest Summer Camps August 08-12  | MON - FRI Quest Summer Camps August 15-19  | MON - FRI Quest Summer Camps August 22  | MON Service Learning Student/Teacher Retreat August 26  | FRI New Family Orientation 10:00-10:30am Open Classrooms 10:30-11:30am 6th Grade Orientation 11:30am Buddy Family Meet & Greet 11:30am August 27  | SAT Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten Open House 10:00-11:00am August 29  | MON First Day of School Lower School Welcome Coffee 8:30-9:30am August 30  | TUE Middle School Welcome Coffee 8:30-9:30am

September September 4  | MON Labor Day NO SCHOOL September 6  |TUE Middle School Meet the Teacher Night 7:00pm September 8  |THU Auction Open House Pool Party 11:00am-3:00pm September 14  |WED Lower School Meet the Teacher Night 7:00pm

Summer Pool Party Sunday, July 24 - 6:00-9:00pm Schaumburg Park District Waterworks Indoor Pool 505 North Springinsguth Road Join us for a summer family gathering at the Schaumburg Park District Waterworks indoor pool. There is no charge for this event; all family members are welcome to attend!

September 30  |FRI Family Storytelling Night 7:00pm

THE QUEST ACADEMY MISSION Quest Academy provides gifted children with a challenging curriculum and a nurturing environment. Our program emphasizes sound character along with scholarship and creativity in both the academics and the arts. The Quest community values the individuality of each child and encourages each to strive for personal excellence.

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