High Potential Services Calendar of Events

A monthly program designed for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and their parents to learn about exciting ideas and developments presented by professors and prominent experts in many scientific fields presented at Wayzata Central Middle School. All programs are always free and no registration is required. The main presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. and is generally followed by  "Roundtable Part 2" where students can participate in an in-depth discussion and question/answer session with the speaker. Programs are recorded for playback on ED's TV and a number of programs may be viewed online.  Schedule of topics can be viewed here.

Science Rocks!(Quest 6th Grade and nominated 6th grade students)
Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018
Science Rocks! is a conference designed to introduce students to a variety of science and natural elements through presentations and hands-on learning. The St. Cloud State University campus is filled with future naturalists, mathematicians, geologists and computer programmers as over 800 students and educators participate in the annual Science Rocks! Conference.

BCMS 8th grade parent night at BHS(Grade 8 students and parents)
Tuesday, Jan 9 - Buffalo High School - 7 pm
An informational night as students register for 9th grade.  In addition, a break-out session for families to see how Quest and other high potential opportunities will look at BHS.

What is Quest? (for all)
Tuesday, Jan 16 - 7 pm
The Quest program is part of the BHM schools.  This tuition-free program is a school-within-a-school for highly gifted students who will be in grades 2-9.  This informational meeting will describe the identification process and answer questions regarding the program.
 
BHM Spelling Bee (Grades 5-8, Students identified at each building)
Tuesday, May 18, 2018
Winners at each building compete to be BHM Spelling Bee Champion

BCMS - New to BCMS Quest Orientation 
(Newly admitted Quest students and current Quest 5th grade students)
Monday, May 21 - BCMS Media Center - 6:00 pm
At this event you and your child will have an opportunity to hear more about the program at BCMS and to see the opportunities they will have at the middle school. 

Young Authors/Young Artists (Quest 5th grade students and nominated 5th grade students) 
TBD - College of St. Benedict
The Young Authors/Young Artist Conference (YAYA) is designed to introduce students to a variety of writing and illustrating activities to enhance and stimulate the love of writing and illustrating. In addition to a fascinating keynote address, students are able to attend 3 different sessions throughout the day. They will be able to hear from professional writers and artists on a variety of topics such as animation, writing for a newspaper, cartooning, creating characters for your story, to name a few. The focus is to promote student enthusiasm and competence in written communication. Students will be encouraged to have fun and be creative with their writing. 

PES - New to Quest Orientation(Newly admitted Quest students)
Monday, June 4 - PES Media Center - 5:30-6:30 pm
At this event you and your child will have an opportunity to meet the Quest teachers, Michelle Robinson, principal of Parkside Elementary, and Rob Nosbush, High Potential Services Coordinator.  You will also have an opportunity to have a tour of the building. 

Rubric's Cube Challenge(For all- Grades 5-12) - Watch for this again next year!
Held at Delano Middle School.  
Three divisions - Teams: grades 5-8 and 9-12, Individuals: 5-12 grades 
• Each team consists of three members solving seven cubes two times 
• Individuals will solve two cubes two times 
• Winner will be based on best score 
• Prizes awarded to top team in each division and top three individuals

Summer Student Opportunities(for all)
The following are links to opportunities around the district and the area which may be of interest to students in the Quest program.
BHM Community Ed Summer Bulletin (youth enrichments on p 28-36)                    

MCGT Conference (for all parents and students in grades 2-7)
Watch for this again next year!
MCGT invites parents, counselors and other professionals, gifted/talented resource teachers and coordinators, classroom teachers, administrators and others who live or work with gifted/talented kids of all ages to join them for presentations on topics such as characteristics, education, needs (social, emotional, intellectual, academic), parenting and advocacy. Registration and Information