Lab News

  • Academic/no school calendars for 2014–2015 AND 2015–2016 online now

    Posted May 28, 2014

    The 2014–2015 planning calendar is now online. Parent-teacher conference days will be added and this calendar fully updated before the start of school in the fall. Please check back then. Key dates include:

  • Lower School teacher Kristin Frank named Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Congratulations to fifth grade teacher Kristin Frank. In addition to annually naming ten recipients of the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Golden Apple Foundation also recognizes Teachers of Distinction, award finalists whose superior teaching work was additionally noted by the selection committee. Teachers of Distinction are recognized for their distinguished contribution to teaching and are asked to participate in the Golden Apple program. The Teachers of Distinction and ten Golden Apple Award winners are selected from a pool of 892 teachers. Thank you to the students, parents, and faculty who participated in this process.

  • ESH teachers partake in “Tech Playdate”

    Posted May 14, 2014

    Hosted by teachers Amy Landry, Kathy Iatarola, Lisa Harrison, and technology coordinator Louis Coronel, the purpose of the Tech Playdate was to bring together teachers, assistants, and administrators and provide them with an opportunity to explore and play with technology tools that they could use in their classrooms. The idea for a “playdate” was inspired by “unconferences” such as Ed Camps and other playdates being held across the nation, characterized by hands-on, exploratory learning by participants, without presenters.

  • Star Wars Fan Club Trivia Contest

    Posted April 30, 2014

    If you can answer the question, “What alien race is Jedi Master Plo Koon?” then you would have fit right in. About 20 Middle School students gathered in sixth-grade humanities teacher Janice Moy’s classroom, to show their love for, and show off their knowledge of, Star Wars. Without a game-show buzzer, responses proved a bit chaotic, but the kids had a great time.

  • Students collect and donate more than 2,000 books to UC charter schools

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Middle and High School students helped collect, sort, and count more than 2,000 books that they then donated to the UChicago charter school: North Kenwood/ Oakland (NKO) elementary school. The book drive took place before spring break and, says Service Learning Coordinator Hannah Evans, “given the large number of books we received, we will now be able to offer reading materials to the other UC charter school campuses.”

  • Teacher Lisa Harrison uses an unusual week to teach kids about palindromes

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Every date this week is a palindrome (a word, a sentence, or a number that is read the same way forward and backward) and second grade teacher Lisa Harrison has taken note. She is using this special set of dates to show her students how this fun language puzzle works:

  • Honey Bee Blogspot

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Having bee hives in the Lab garden has allowed several N/K, Primary and Lower School classes to explore the fascinating world of bees. Students are curious about the hives, the stings and, of course, the honey. Read a fascinating transcript of a conversation between teachers and some of Lab’s littlest learners on the Bee Blog.

  • Varsity basketball team wins 3A Regional Championship against Chicago Vocational

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Tied at 55 with 30 seconds remaining in the game the Maroon’s Jordan Moran passed to Max Rothschild at the high post, Max drove to the basket and put up a left handed floater that banked off the backboard and through the net to put the Maroons ahead for good with just six seconds in the game. The Maroons celebrated the signature win after watching the 3-point shot attempt from Chicago Vocational High School miss the basket as time expired.

  • Gordon Parks Arts Hall

    Hobson and Lucas honor Gordon Parks with $25 million grant for Arts Hall

    Posted February 24, 2014

    The George Lucas Family Foundation has committed $25 million to the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in support of the schools’ new arts hall.

  • See TV coverage of the boys varsity basketball ISL win

    Posted February 17, 2014

    Comcast SportsNet Chicago covered the boys varsity basketball team as they defeated Northridge Prep, 52–34, to win the ISL Championship with a perfect 12–0 ISL record and 17–5 overall record. Max Rothschild scored 17 points and Jordan Moran added 16 points for the Maroons. See the highlights online.