Posted by Ellen Kraska on 4/11/2021

Screen Shot 2021-04-09 at 12.24.27 PM.png
Dear Laurel families,
A team of Laurel parents is working on a brand-new event called, "The Curiosity Showcase!" The Curiosity Showcase is for Upper Campus students to create and showcase their own STEAM related projects! Students need to sign up to participate and may work on their own or with up to two other students. Students will be working on these projects at home and during their "At Home Learning" time. All students/groups will be assigned to a Mentor Volunteer. In the weeks leading up to the Showcase event, mentors will meet with small groups of students over Zoom to guide the students on their "Curiosity Showcase" projects. Then, on May 19th, students will have the opportunity to display and describe their projects through a virtual presentation on Zoom. 
Part of Laurel's vision is that we are an involved community. Many thanks to our current volunteers, plus future volunteers too! We are seeking parents to be Mentors and the Mentor sign up is here! I will be signing up as a Mentor - and I invite you to join along with me! I can assure you that it will be rewarding to work with students in this mentoring capacity! A Mentor Training Informational Meeting is on Monday, April 12th at 7:00 PM. 
Here are the links to sign up and participate:
- Parent Volunteer Opportunity Sign Up (Parents from ALL grades!)
(Please note, since this is our first year, we are starting with a focus on Upper Campus students creating projects, but we hope parents from Lower AND Upper Campus participate as mentors and/or panelists.) 
If you have questions, a tremendous amount of information is included on a brand-new Curiosity Showcase webpage here!  You can also email the Curiosity Showcase team at
I'm so impressed and excited! Thank you to our Curiosity Showcase team!