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QUEST: Quaker Education Support Team

What is QUEST? 

In Pennsylvania, every middle and high school and some elementary schools have a Student Assistance Program (SAP).  Our team is called QUEST, which stands for Quaker Education Support Team.  Our team is made up of school personnel and community agency staff.  We are here to help students who are struggling.  We assist parents and students in accessing school and community services. 

How do I make a referral?  

Referrals can be made by teachers, parents or students.  There are referral forms available in the guidance office or the nurse's office.  All referrals are kept confidential.  Don't feel embarrassed or uncomfortable about seeking help.  

STUDENTS: To submit a STUDENT Initial Referral Form online click here.
TEACHERS:To submit a TEACHER Initial Referral Form online click here.

Are you or your friends concerned about any of these issues?  
  • Depression
  • Sudden drop in grades
  • Eating disorders
  • Divorce of parents
  • Recent death of a loved one
  • Relationship problems
  • Dating violence
  • Experimenting with drugs or alcohol
  • Other traumatic event. 
Signs of Depression

Depression is more than the blues or blahs; it is more than the normal everyday ups and downs.  When that "down" mood, along with other symptoms, lasts for more than a couple of weeks, the condition may be clinical depression.  In additional to feelings, it can change behavior, physical health and appearance, academic performance, social activity and the ability to handle everyday decisions and pressures.

Signs of Substance Abuse
  • Drop in grades
  • Decline in study habits
  • Poor attitude about school
  • Attendance problems
  • Loss of interest in activities including sports, clubs, community activities
  • Change of friends, dropping old friends and questionable new friends, not bringing new friends to the home
  • Personality change, uncharacteristic behavior, unpredictable, inconsistent, mood swings.  
Who is QUEST?  

Here are the teachers and staff that are part of the team:

Mrs. Riccobelli, Mr. Orelli, Mr. Walls, Dr. Gordon, Mrs. Keller, Mrs. Wells, and Ms. Samantha Armes (County Liaison).