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    Gordon Parks Arts Hall

    Posted Sep 29 2015

    The construction fence is gone and the lilacs are back!

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    MacArthur ”genius” Labbies

    Posted Sep 29 2015

    Astrophysicist and MacArthur “genius” Andrea Ghez is quoted in the NYT on, How MacArthur Geniuses Handle Their Money Windfalls. She is one of four people associated with Lab who have won this prestigious award. She is joined by former teacher Vivian Paley who won in 1986 and two (yes two) members of the class of 1969: musician George E. Lewis won in 2002 and and geriatrician Dr. Diane Meier won the same year as Ms. Ghez, 2008.

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    U-Highers study at Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA

    Posted Sep 17 2015

    As part of the University of Chicago’s expanding partnership with Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, a dozen U-Highers, accompanied by Lab science teachers and staff, spent a week getting their hands wet.

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    Studying the vocabulary of the environment

    Posted Sep 17 2015

    Last spring High School Spanish students wrote sentences and found images that related to their hopes and fears about pollution or possible ways of helping the environment. They collaged them into profile images of themselves to reflect the very personal nature of their expressions.

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    Lab is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year

    Posted Aug 25 2015

    Our goal is to support your effort to find a school that fits your child’s and family’s needs. Like many independent schools, Lab’s admission process, and especially the number of available openings, varies by grade level, and from year to year. Learn more about Lab’s admission process on our website.

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Upcoming Calendar

Tuesday, October 6

HS Senior Pictures

Courtyard 8:20am - 3:25pm Thru 10/9/2015
Wednesday, October 7

HS Parent Workshop: "I Don't Have Time to Relax"

Gordon Parks Arts Hall 8:00am - 9:00am

Third grade Parent Coffee

Blaine S307 8:45am - 10:00am
Thursday, October 8

Lab E-News Today

Saturday, October 10

SAT Testing

Monday, October 12

Parent-Teacher Conferences N-5th--NO SCHOOL N-5th

LS Parent/Teacher conferences - NO SCHOOL

Balien classrooms 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, October 13

PA Speaker Series: Julie Lythcott Haims

Gordon Parks Assembly Hall 8:45am

HS Senior Parent: College Entrance Exam

Gordon Parks Arts Assembly Hall 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 14

HS PSAT Testing 10th & 11th (NO SCHOOL for 9th & 12 grades)

Various classrooms 8:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday, October 15

Physical exam forms due (new students, N3, K, 6, 9), Proof of meningococcal vaccination (12) due, K Vision exam forms due

Family Flu Clinic at Lab

Historic Campus- Temporary Cafe (Kenwood Mall) 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday, October 16

LS Fan Day

Saturday, October 17

HS Homecoming Dance

International House 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday, October 18

MS Music Recital

Fulton Hall (5845 S. Ellis Avenue, University of Chicago campus) 3:00pm - 5:00pm

MS/HS Fall Recital

Fulton Recital Hall 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday, October 19

HS Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Picture Day

Belfield West 342 8:20am - 3:25pm