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Aurora Quest K-8
17315 E. 2nd Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011 [map]
Fax: 303-326-1237

Attendance Line:

Clinic: 303-326-1537

Dave Schoenhals, Principal
Jesus Germes, Assistant Principal
Casey Powell, Dean of Students / Athletics Director
Ron Lipson, Counselor
Judy Goos, Secretary
Cindy Stoeber, Registrar
Natalie J Johnson, Gifted and Talented TOSA

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Gifted & Talented
Aurora Public Schools offers a wide range of services for all identified gifted and talented and high potential students. For more information, visit the AGATE Website.


New Staff Members: 

We are excited to announce Jesus Germes has accepted the Assistant Principal position and Ron Lipson has accepted the counselor position.

Welcome Mr. Germes and Mr. Lipson! 


Summer Reading

Go to SummerReading2017 to find out about required  summer reading for incoming 4th through 8th grades, for August 2017



New Family Orientation

May 16 from 6pm -7 pm.

Schedule of Events are as follows.

6:00-6:20  6th-8th grade family presentation; K-5 tours

6:20-6:50  K-5 family presentation; 6-8 tours

6:50-7:00  Enjoy cookies, juice and mingle in cafeteria.


Accountability Notes from the March meeting have been posted on the Accountability Meetings page.


Candy-Grams Help support our community garden and spread some Valentine's Day cheer! Click here for a candy gram form: Candy-gram



Donations to Quest PTA can now be made online, here on the Quest website.  Click here or visit the PTA page where you will see a link at the bottom of the page.


Approved October PTA meeting minutes were posted to the PTA Meetings page.



Thank you for your support.

The Aurora Quest Scholastic Book Fair is no longer live online at:

Book Fair Hours:  Friday  Grand Opening 6-8

Monday 11/7  2:30-3:30 

Tuesday 11/8  2:30-6:30

Wednesday 11/9 8-3:30 (open during Goodies with Grandparents)

Thursday  11/10 7:30-3:30

Friday 11/11  7:30-3:30 except during the Veterans' Day Assembly at 11:00



Quest 2016-17 Assessments Calendar has been posted.  Click the image below to open and download the .pdf file (or you can see it in the slideshow on the Home page as well).




PTA Meetings page was updated with latest meeting minutes.



New page: Counseling at Quest was added, under the Resources tab.  Check out the multiple tiers of services our counselor, Erin Graves, provides to the students at Quest!


PTA Schedule of Events page was updated.



PTA Schedule of Events page was updated.



Silent Auction signup genius link was uploaded on the Volunteer Opportunities page.



September PTA meeting minutes were uploaded on the PTA Meetings page.



Applications for 2017-18 are now available!  Check out the Apply page to get started.



Fall Clubs information is now available!  Check out the Activities and Clubs page to see the 2016 Quest Fall Club Catalog.


Accountability Meetings page was updated with this month's meeting minutes.  

Volunteer Opportunities page was updated with correct Field Day date for 2016-17 school year.



Apply page was updated with this year's start and deadline dates, and a link to the information that was presented at this year's information meetings for prospective parents.  




New slideshow created for the Home page, which includes:
- an invitation from from the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented regarding 2016 Parent Institute
- a slide where you can see the most up-to-date information about the Quest Application process
- interactive map to view 2016 proposed bond projects




Volunteer Opportunities at Quest page was updated.




Want to submit an application for your child to attend Quest?  Please plan on attending one of our upcoming information meetings for prospective parents.

September 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm at APS Educational Service Center 4, 1085 Peoria St, Aurora CO
September 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm here at Quest



APS Bond Program Projects Information - click to view the interactive projects map that shows proposed building and technology improvements that would be funded if the bond is approved by voters.



Volunteer Opportunities at Quest page was updated.




PTA page updated and 2016 PTA Schedule of Events page was created.



PTA page updated with new board member names and PTA Bylaws page was created.

Student Accident Insurance information - Click here to see the flyer that will be coming home soon with your student.  You can find more information and enroll online at the link below:

Printable enrollment forms in English:  1848_CO_MB_ENG_03-16  and Spanish: 1856_CO_MB_SPA_03-16



Applications are no longer being accepted for 2016-17, including middle school.  


Required Summer Reading for Students Entering 4th - 8th Grades- The 4th - 8th grade Literacy teachers have put together a summer reading list. Click here to access the list and related assignments.  Upon their return to school in August, students will be asked to discuss and write about these books in class.
Summer Reading 2016



Accountability Meetings page has been updated with the latest meeting minutes.

Volunteer Opportunities page has been update with Field Day information.



PTA Meetings page has been updated with the latest meeting minutes.



Aurora Festival of the Arts (FOTA) 2016
Come check out local student artwork on display at the Aurora mall until April 24.  The following Quest students have work entered there:

Mia Bucciarelli 6

Suriyah Kobbah 3

Isir Ali K

Sierra Elliott K

Daniella Elliot 8

Madeline Torrez 8

Trenton Dearman 8

Mimi Rai 5

Lydia VanLeuven 3

Gabriella Salazar 3

Ciney Quach 6

Savannah Snow 5

London Rollins 5

Azhar Abdulmahdi 5

Drake Crockett K

Ayden Dodson 5

Emma Mollohan 1

Aleena Kryvenchenko 1

Kimberly Martinez Luna K

Kate Tranchetti 6

Adhvik Mani 1

Anabella Standish K

Journey Prack 8

Rachael White 8

Nyah Cubbison 6

Amara Bird 3

Nakai Wilson K

Kathy Pham 8

Rachel Mobley 7

Alex Diggs 7

Nevaeh Lovelady K

Amelie Nguyen 6

Karen Boakye 4

Piper Jankovich K

Margaret Hug 6

DJ Guzman 8

Jayci Fifita 3

Kyle Nguyen 4

Marisa Dudley 2

Edward Lisser K

Maya Calender 1

Kate Bacheler K

Elaine Sodibyo

Morgan McGinty 1




Barnes & Noble Bookfair, April 13, 2016   Click here for details



Our schedule for state testing is available for viewing on Google docs: 
The times and dates may change if we encounter extreme weather, technological problems or other unforeseen challenges.  

Please help your child to do their best on these assessment days by making sure they get a good night's sleep, have a good breakfast and arrive at school on time.  If you have questions about these assessments, please contact us.



We are accepting applications for Middle School students for 2016-17 school year.


Notes from 03/08/2015 Accountability Committee meeting have been posted on the Accountability Meetings page.




Run club starts March 15.  Click here for details.


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Testing and Identification process at Quest can now be found on the Apply page.  Click the link to review Cognitive Testing, Percentile Scores, and the Identification Process in a Parent Meeting slideshow.



The 2015-16 Aurora Quest Spring Club Catalogue has been posted to the Activities and Clubs page.


January PTA Meeting Minutes have been posted to the PTA Meeting Minutes page.


Accountability meeting minutes posted to the Accountability Meetings  page.


Bridges and Community meeting minutes posted to the Bridges and Community  page.


Volunteer Opportunities page has been updated.



Parents of 4th-8th graders, your child’s 2015-15 PARCC results in Math and English Language Arts will be mailed to you in the coming week.  To help you understand these results and how to talk to your child about them, we have provided this resource from Climb Higher Colorado. Last year was the first year students in Colorado took this assessment; we are all learning more about it.



Quest Parents, the auction is quickly approaching. The event takes the help of many. If you are able to volunteer some time to make this event a success, the Auction Committee would appreciate it.



Costa Rica 2017- Did you miss last night's Informational Meeting for 2016-17 8th Grade Student Travel?  Click here to see the powerpoint presentation.


Volunteer Opportunities page has been updated with current Holiday Shop information.


 11/1-11/14 2015

Scholastic Bookfair online at



Prospective Parent Meeting Information 2015  - This link shows information that was presented at the informational meetings that were held in October for prospective parents.  


Bridges and Community page was updated with latest meeting minutes from 10/21/15.



New Resources/Parent Resources/Report Card Information page created for information regarding Report Cards.  


Quest Report Cards FAQ

Elementary Report Card Revisions PHASE 1

Slide show 




Sports page updated with corrected Girls Soccer schedule.  



Applications for 2016-17 school year are now being accepted.  Click here to go to the Apply page.


Meeting minutes from the last Bridges and Community meeting were posted to the Bridges and Community page.



3rd Annual Culture Fair   Tuesday 10/20/2015    5:30 - 7:30pm
 - Celebrating the Many Cultures of Quest

The 2015 Aurora Quest Culture Fair promises to be educational and entertaining again this year. This event has become a remarkable annual experience for the entire Quest community. All Quest students are invited to showcase their culture or a culture of choice at our fair in October.


Booths - If your family would like to host a booth and show off clothing, food, art, music and other cultural artifacts, please click here to download an application.  After filling it out, turn it in to the office or Mrs. Wheeler in room 308 by Oct. 5. 

Paper doll display - We are asking students to decorate a paper doll in a way that represents their culture or cultures.  Students will have an opportunity to get a paper doll from their teacher. The dolls will be taken home and decorated and returned to Quest to make a multicultural display that represents our diversity here at Quest. Students can glue on collage materials, use craft paper, felt, or fabric to make clothes. Be as creative as you would like, as this will become a display around the school for everyone to enjoy. 


Preparing for The Quest Culture Fair is is a great opportunity to spend family time discussing your heritage. 



Notes from 9/8/2015 Accountability Committee meeting have been posted on the Accountability Meetings page.


Volunteer Opportunities page has been updated.



There will be 2 meeting options for prospective parents for 2016-17 school year (you need only attend one of the following):
October 27, 2015 6:00 - 7:30 at Aurora Quest
October 29, 2015 6:00 - 7:30 at the Educational Services Center 4 (same building as Centralized Admissions) located at 1085 Peoria St, Aurora CO  80011


Activities and Clubs page has been updated with current 2015-16 Clubs Catalogue.


Volunteer Opportunities page has been updated.




The Accountability Committee now has a place here on the Quest website.  Click here to see the Accountability Committee page, where you can then click on a link to see previous meeting notes.  


PTA page has been updated with current school year information.




If you missed the Elementary Back to School Night on 8/17/2015, click here to see what was presented: 2015-16 Elementary BTSN_website


5th Grade homework assignments are now visible in a Google doc calendar which you can find here on the Quest website under Resources/Assignments Calendars.




If you missed the Middle School Back to School Night on 8/11/2015, click here to see what was presented: Website version _2015-2016 BTSN-Middle School presentation 




** New **  Middle School Calendars for Quest are now online and maintained by our middle school teachers.  Under Resources tab, select Middle School Calendars page where you can click links to see the 6th Grade Calendar, 7th Grade Calendar and 8th Grade Calendar.


2015-16 Volunteer Opportunities have been posted.


Taekwando at Quest information has been updated.




2015-16 Quest school year calendar has been uploaded.



Middle School Orientation information, Back to School Nights, 1st day of school, and Literacy Testing dates and signup information has been posted to the Home page.

Quest Events Calendar has been updated through September 18. 

2015-16 APS District school year calendar has been uploaded.

Summer enrichment program registration has ended.  For dates and times not listed below, please contact teacher for details.

5th Block Middle School Math: May 26 - June 25, 8:00am - 11:15am (Monday - Friday)
MinecraftEDU camp:  June 1 -  June 15, 8:00am - 11:30am (Monday - Friday)
Art camp: June 1 - June 15, 1:00pm - 3:30pm (Monday - Friday)

General Schedules page has been updated with 2015-16 school year information.



Yearbook order form

2015-16 school year information is coming in.  School supply lists and Middle School Electives registration information has already been posted.   Other information will be posted as it is available. 



Field Day is Friday, May 15th and we need YOUR help!

Please go to: to check out all of the stations, and then choose the station(s) and time slot(s) that work best for you. 

2015-16 School Year - Middle School Electives

Click the links below to review the electives that will be offered this coming fall.
ELECTIVES Grades 6-7 2015
ELECTIVES Grades 7-8 2015

Current Quest students can register using their current login information:
Registering in Infinite Campus

New Students:  If you are not currently a Quest student, you will use a paper form to select the electives you wish to take.  Please download and complete the appropriate form below
6th Grade paper registration form
7th Grade paper registration form
8th Grade paper registration form


2015 Summer Sports camp information has been added to the Sports + Activities page.

Kids Aventures page has been updated with Summer 2015 Info.

FOTA Art Show - The following Quest students have artwork that will be in the FOTA 2015 Art Show!

Maddie Torrez
Claire Robinson
Marissa Dudley
Avery Krause
Daniella Elliot
Nimras Mohamed
Chris Polton
Anica Dolan
Kenny Luong and Alex Crow
Kristina Khuu
Megan Stauffer
Celeste Hutaglung
Avery Stelzriede
Carina Morrison
Ezra Legum
Zakary Voltura
Lisette Mora
Maya Calendar
Arely Pulido
Ciney Quach
Annika Morrison
Praislyn Andrew
Indi Sandika
Mia Grace Aldaz
Carson Crockett



Kids vs the Adults 2nd Annual Aurora Quest Chess Match  Thursday April 30th from 2:30-3:30.  All interested Quest parents or teachers are invited t o challenge the Quest Chess Club to a friendly game of chess.  Beginners in the Quest Enrichment Room. Intermediate and Advanced (if you dare) in the Quest Library.  

RSVP to  Walk-ins are also welcome the day of the match.



Please consider coming on Wednesday the 15th to the spring Barnes and Noble Quest book fair at the store near the Town Center in Aurora.  This is educator appreciation week and educators can get a 25% discount on books, CDs, DVDs, games and more, even for personal purchases.  Local author Michelle Barone will be there to sign her book The Capitol Ghost Mystery which is just out in paperback. Parents, looking for great summer reading?  Checkout this list:   All purchases benefit the Quest library.

April 15 from 3 until 7 PM.  


Volunteer Opportunities page has been updated.



The Second Annual Phoenix Rising Chess Tournament will be held Saturday, March 7th from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Aurora Quest.  The entry fee is $4.00 and awards will be given at 1:00.  Please RSVP to James Jewell at  by Thursday.

You can see Quest students on Rocky Mountain PBS Super School News!  Below is a link to the video on an unlisted YouTube channel.   The video will not be publicly searchable and will only accessible to people who possess this link:



Read Across America is Monday March 2.  Quest will be hosting a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party in the media center March 2nd 2:30-3:15pm. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at by Friday Feb 26th!

The  4th and 5th grade concert is this Thursday, February 26 at 6:00pm.

News from the Clinic:  
Aurora Public Schools now has 2 School-Based Clinics to see our students who have no insurance. The clinics are at Crawford and Laredo schools. Phone numbers are:
Crawford: 303-326-2090
Laredo: 303-326-1953
Please feel free to call Candy Wingrove, School Nurse, at 303-326-1537, with questions.

Meeting minutes have been posted to the Bridges and Community page.

 Home page has been updated to reflect that applications are no longer being accepted for 2015-16 school year.  



Home page has been updated to reflect that applications are no longer being accepted for 2015-16 school year.  

Volunteer Opportunities page has been updated with most current contact information for Hospitality, Restaurant Nights, and Muffins for Moms.



Bridges and Community page has been updated with upcoming meeting dates.


Bridges and Community page has been updated with January meeting date.

Staff page updated with Shannon Parish's contact info.



Activities and Clubs page has been updated with latest club information.

ANNOUNCEMENT:  8th graders!  It's time to share your baby pictures for the yearbook and your end of year assembly.  Please either e-mail a copy to Mrs. MacLeay OR give her a picture to scan.  Be sure it's marked with your name.  Please do this now -- you might miss out if you wait too long!



Math club page has been deleted --there will be no Math Club this school year.

Cafeteria page updated with correct link to see meal prices and Volunteer Opportunities page was updated to keep all information current.

The 2016 8th Grade Trip to Costa Rica parent information meeting was held on 12/12.  If you missed it, or if you were there but would like to review the information again, please see below.

**Note that the $200 discount for early signup ends 12/19/2014.

2016 8th Grade Trip to Costa Rica Info flyer



Staff page and Brandy Bixler page updated with a link to her weebly page.  



Volunteer Opportunities page has been updated with end date and current standing in USAgain clothing drive competition and upcoming Holiday Store info.  By-gone events were deleted.  --Happy Thanksgiving!



Thanksgiving Baskets - November’s Guiding Principle is Compassion so this is a great way to demonstrate the principle and help others. Aurora Quest students and their families are invited to help by donating non-perishable food items for those who may need a little extra help this holiday season.  Click here for more information.

Hours of Code banner5     Click logo above for more information.  Contact Brandy Bixler for all the details on The Hour of Code.

NJHS page - dates and agenda items updated.

Scholastic Book Fair hours and information.  Online ordering is available until Nov 30.



DATE CHANGE:  The 4th/5th Grade music program has been changed to February 26, 2015.  It was originally scheduled for November 18. 


Upcoming events have been added to the Calendar.


Equity and Engagement's Thanksgiving food basket donation/recipient information, and Bridges and Community logo information have been updated on Volunteer Opportunities page.




NJHS page has been updated with upcoming meetings information.


Information updated on Volunteer Opportunities page.




Information updated on Volunteer Opportunities page (including new Restaurant Night at CiCi's Pizza on Oct 22!).




Application information posted to Home page, Apply page updated with dates and applications.


Aurora Quest 2nd Annual Culture Fair

 Dec. 2 at 5-7 pm


All K-8 students are families are invited to come to the Quest culture fair on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  Last year, we kicked off this event and had great success.  We are hoping to have even more participants and attendees this year.   We will have booths set up in the gym, cafeteria, and library to showcase Quest families’ various cultures through food, music, clothing and history.  This will be a free event for all students and their families to attend.


If you are interested in participating and hosting a booth to showcase your culture, please download the application (Click Here) and fill it out.   Return the application to Mrs. Wheeler or the main office by Fri. Nov. 14.  Any student or family from Quest is welcome to host a booth.


*If you would like to present a music or dance performance, contact Mrs. Horn at  We will have time slots for these performances.


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs.Wheeler at





Meeting minutes from Sept 17 meeting have been posted to the Bridges and Community page.


Obsolete information was removed from Volunteer Opportunities page.



Improv Club, Needle Arts Club, and Zentangle Club information added to the Activities and Clubs page.


Apply page updated to show that applications for next school year will be available at the end of this month, and parent information nights information added.  Links to old applications removed.



Volunteer Opportunities page has been updated with a new opportunity to help in the nurse clinic.


Volunteer Opportunities page has been updated with updates from PTA (past events removed, Reflections information updated).


Home page updated with information about upcoming Parent Information Nights for parents of prospective new students.


Bridges and Community page updated with upcoming meeting dates/times and minutes from last meeting.


Arrival and Dismissal Section (bell times) updated on General Schedules page.


Staff page update with Shirley Hill's e-mail address, and corrected to show that Micki Amick teaches 6th grade Literacy, Jennifer Eagleston teaches 7th and 8th grade Literacy, Sarah Wheeler teaches 7th grade Literacy and Social Studies, Jodi Ingram 7th grade Math.




The September Newsletter has been posted on the Quest Courier School Newsletter page.


The Activities page has been updated with current club information.


The Sports page has been updated with current sports information.


The Carnival Signup link and Restaurant Nights information have been updated on the Volunteer Opportunities page.


Incorrect Art Club meeting day/time information has been removed.


Sports + Activities page was moved on the Home page so that the drop-down menus can be read.




The Events Calendar has been updated with upcoming events for the next few months.


Volunteer Opportunities page updated with signups information.


PTA page updated with the most current information as provided by the PTA. 


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Math Night

Thanks to all of the families that joined us for Math Night on August 21st.  Families learned about our approach to math instruction, and how Quest students perform over time and compared to others in the state and district. Families were also able to experience a math lesson in their child’s classroom and learn some of the strategies we develop in their child’s grade level.  Our staff enjoyed spending time with parents and sharing our work with them.  Click here for the presentation.




Volunteer Opportunities page has been updated with latest contact information and new opportunities.


See Art Club page (Sports +Activities/Activities/Art Club) for current club info.



Quest's first Bridges and Community meeting of the 2014-15 school year is scheduled to take place this week on:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 2:45 to 3:45 pm in the Art Room at Aurora Quest.




-Meeting Norms


-Our Informational Meetings vs Our Social Gatherings -Cultural Presentations -Bridges & Community’s Carnival Booth -Meeting with Teachers; Brainstorm


Your child(ren) is(are) welcomed to join us.

Feel free to bring your own snacks if you'd like.

Children may complete homework or do an activity in the same room during our meeting.


Welcome to all new and previous members!


Kimberly Cawthorn- Parent at AQK8

Leslie Slocum- Parent at AQK8

José Paz- Parent at AQK8

Page last updated on June 29, 2017

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