King Philip May Quest Update

It's Time to CELEBRATE!

The Quest Investigation Celebration

West Hartford Public Schools Quest students in grades 6-8 invite you with great pleasure to an evening celebrating their Independent Investigations.

Please join them for the 2015-16 Investigation Celebration!

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

King Philip Middle School

6:00-7:30 pm

Grades 6-8 Quest students from Bristow, King Philip, and Sedgwick Middle Schools will be presenting their projects.

We can't wait to share them with you!

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Some tips for our "Quest Celebration"...

  • Attire: Students are expected to be dressed "professionally." They should dress to impress! Some students like to dress with something related to their topic - feel free to be creative!

  • Bring a bottle of water & a camera if you can.
    (I would appreciate if you would send me one great photo of your child with his or her exhibit in case I don't get them all!)

  • Exhibit Setup: Mrs. Pascon & friends will set up your board after school on Wednesday 5/11.

    Students are responsible to bring up the additional exhibit "stuff" they are going to have on display, as well as to charge any personal devices they are bringing.
    If available, students could come between 1:30-3:30 to arrange their exhibit or they may arrive starting at 5:30 pm to set up. (The closer it gets to 5:45 - the more chaos you will experience!)

  • We will have access to devices if needed, though bringing their own is preferred when possible (IF they have a digital product for their display). There will be Wi-Fi access available.

  • If students require an outlet, they should let me know on our project form, and bring an extension cord.

  • Arrive to KP at about 5:45 p.m. (at 5:30 if need to set up exhibit items.)

  • Pick up your Name Tag and a Program with theater schedules at the "KP" table in the Lobby. Get WiFi directions if you need them. Look for a Schedule to see when you may view other projects. Locate your exhibit by museum "category."

  • Pick up a laptop from the cart if you need one. Sign it out for return at 7:30.

  • Stay with your Project until you are excused to view other Type III Projects.

  • Clean-up at 7:30: All hands on deck!
    - Return school devices
    - Bring your exhibit down to the Quest room
    - Place your process paper in the grade level folder

  • CONGRATULATIONS! I am so proud of each and every one of you!!

I have asked students if they are available/interested in helping to bring the exhibit boards up in the afternoon of May 11th, between 1:30-3:30. Students will need a ride home by 3:30. Please email me if planning to help out!

(Please note: exceptional behavior is expected!)

Quest Celebration Volunteers

We have been soliciting former Quest students to volunteer at the Quest Celebration to assist as "Docents." If you have an older child who went through Quest already and would like to help out, please have him or her contact me via email ASAP! They would need to arrive at 5:30 and plan to stay until at least 7:30. Thank you!


The students have been working so diligently to get ready for their big event! All students are expected to attend and to share their amazing work.

That being said, I realize that this is a very busy time of year, and there are conflicts - most notably two elementary school concerts this Wednesday. If the KP student him/herself has a direct conflict, then I understand that he or she cannot be in two places at the same time and I hope we have discussed the logistics of this already.

I also understand that we all would like our children to be there to support their siblings. My humble request to parents faced with these conflicts is to let their child give his or her input. I know - and completely empathize - how important it is for siblings to be there for each other. I can tell you from experience that as they get older, this gets harder to accomplish when they are all involved with multiple, and exciting, activities. The Quest Celebration is their moment to shine and share their hard work, as well as to participate with their Quest peers. One solution might be to video record the events and enjoy them later together - with popcorn! Ultimately, I believe it should be up to each student (through discussion with their parents) to make the best personal decision.