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Learning by doing has guided the efforts of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools since Professor John Dewey first began testing his educational theories in 1896. Beginning with a handful of children and growing to over 1770 students Lab has earned a well-deserved international reputation for excellence. More

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    More than 110 Labbies participate in UChicago MLK Day of Service partnership

    Posted Jan 22 2015

    In partnership with the University Community Service Center, hundreds of volunteers served at more than 20 community organizations on January 17, 2015 in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Journalism teacher Wayne Brasler to retire after 50 years at Lab

    Posted Dec 04 2014

    If there such a thing as double emeritus status, it will have to go to journalism teacher Wayne Brasler who has announced his retirement, to begin on January 5, 2015.

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    Bookswap puts 10,000 books in new homes with Labbies and at Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School

    Posted Dec 04 2014

    Parent volunteers helped Lab collect and re-distribute more than 10,000 books, continuing Lab's Bookswap tradition of recycling books, promoting literacy among our youngest students, and sharing what we have with others.

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    Bud James elected to Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame

    Posted Nov 05 2014

    The announcement came one day after Lab hosted the first Annual Bud James Invitation Cross Country Race. Says Athletics Director Dave Ribbens, “This is a significant accomplishment. At minimum one has to have made 20 years of contributions to track and field. Bud made it his first time on the ballot.”

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    Lab Eid dinner commemorates the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca

    Posted Nov 06 2014

    Nearly 200 parents, students, and teachers from all divisions gathered to celebrate the end of Hajj with a potluck dinner sponsored by the U-High Muslim Students Association, with help from the Parents’ Association and many volunteers.

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Upcoming Calendar

Saturday, January 24

Senior Getaway

Galena, IL 8:00am - 4:00pm Thru 1/26/2015
Monday, January 26

MS: Semester 1 Grades Available

2015-16 Registration and Course Selection Information

8:00am - 4:00pm Thru 1/27/2015

MS 7th and 8th Grade Girls' Basketball Spirit Game

Sunny Gym 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 27

HS Info session: underwritten summer opportunity at Marine Biological Laboratory

Wednesday, January 28

Junior Parents RSVP: College Information Night

I-House Assembly 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, January 29

5th Grade Band Concert

Cafe Lab 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday, January 30

LS Cheer Rally


MS 7th and 8th Grade Boys' Basketball Spirit Game

Sunny Gym 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday, February 2

LS Progress reports available in PowerSchool

Tuesday, February 3

LS Cheer Rally


8th Grade Transition to U-High Meeting

Cafe Lab 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Class of 2019 Parent Course Information Meeting

Cafe Lab 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 4

Parent to Parent

JD204 8:00am - 9:00am

PA Speaker Series: William Deresiewitz

ESH Lobby 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, February 5

Lab E-News Day

Friday, February 6

Parent/Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL FOR GRADES N3-5

Earl Shapiro Hall

LS Parent/Teacher Conference Day-NO SCHOOL

Blaine classrooms 8:00am - 3:00pm

Extended Day programs closed for grades N3 - 5

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday, February 7

ACT Testing