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

    Posted Apr 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.”

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

    Posted Apr 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:

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    Honey Bee Blogspot

    Posted Apr 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.

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    Varsity basketball team wins 3A Regional Championship against Chicago Vocational

    Posted Mar 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.

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

    Posted Feb 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.

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Upcoming Calendar

Tuesday, April 15


Thru 4/22/2014
Thursday, April 17

Lab E-News Today

Friday, April 18

Good Friday

Sunday, April 20


Monday, April 21

Mentors Meeting for faculty only

Judd 110 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 22

Grade 4 vision screening

Thursday, April 24

Lab Arts

Earl Shapiro Hall Thru 4/27/2014

Lobby Sing

Earl Shapiro Hall 8:00am - 8:30am

Learning @ Lab meeting

Room 310, Earl Shapiro Hall 8:45am - 10:00am

HS Parent-to-Parent

Judd 204 6:00pm - 6:08pm

Spring Orchestra Concert Grades 7 - HS

Mandel Hall 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Spring Orchestra Concert Grades 7 - HS

Mandel Hall 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday, April 25

Middle School Musical-Fiddler on the Roof

Middle School Theatre 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, April 26

Middle School Musical-Fiddler on the Roof

Middle School Theatre 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday, April 27

Middle School Musical-Fiddler on the Roof

Middle School Theatre 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday, April 28

MS 6th Grade Camp

Camp Maclean Burlington, WI Thru 5/2/2014

Single Parents Group

Judd 204 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 29

MS 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip

Washington D.C. Thru 5/2/2014

U-High's Green Team E-Waste Drive

3:05pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday, April 30

HS Principal Chat

ESH 8:00am