On January 26th, 2020 from 1 PM-4 PM, Quarry Lane hosted an open house that welcomed families interested in attending the school. Unlike previous open house events, the school administration replaced the word “open house” with “expo,” making the event have a fresh and new sound. The open house event started off smoothly with the high school jazz band playing background jazz music outside the engineering room. In the gym, there were many booths from the lower and upper school departments. A noteworthy academic booth was the biotechnology booth that featured the school’s PCR machine and gel electrophoresis machine. As one of the few schools in the Bay Area that offer such class, new students would be thrilled to have this hands-on experience! Other interesting booths included the engineering table that displayed a wooden gameboard. One of the most popular clubs such as robotics showcased its latest robot that could throw balls to enter the wooden frame goal high in the air. In order to live up to the word “expo,” there were some interactive and fun booths for kids. A popular spot for children of all ages was the chemistry booth where students used shaving cream and food coloring to create marbled paper. Others were attracted to the gravity well because they wanted to put as many marbles onto the cloth to see what would happen to the center. Around 1:30 PM, the performing arts students at Quarry Lane showcased various types of talent that included singing, dancing, and acting. These talented students ranged from young elementary students in the Glee Club to the high school theater students. Afterwards, people attended information sessions about the upper school and lower school. Outside the gym, there was an art gallery that displayed outstanding pieces of artwork from IB Art students. The Chinese booth was festive and red as a reminder of the Lunar New Year. Overall, the Quarry Lane Expo was a success and the administrators are looking forward to the next one in the following school year!
Quarry Lane School Journalism Club