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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

Lab News

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    Lab and the Lab+ campaign make the cover of UChicago publication, Inspirit

    Posted Aug 20 2014

    Inspirit is designed to share news with the University community about UChicago’s highest priorities and its philanthropic partners. Lab made the cover of the summer 2014 issue under the title “Exceeding Expectations.” Read the story.

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    Lab welcomes new faculty and staff, as well as employees in new roles

    Posted Aug 20 2014
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    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.

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  • 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:

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    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.

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Upcoming Calendar

Thursday, September 4

Freshman/New Student/Parent Orientation

Cafe Lab 8:00am - 9:30am

LS New Family Orientaion

Blaine Hall 9:00am - 10:30am

MS New Student Orientation

MS Library 9:30am - 12:30pm

Freshman Retreat

Cedar Lake, IN 9:30am - 3:30pm Thru 9/5/2014

Grade 3 Family Welcome to Blaine

Cafe Lab 10:30am - 11:30am

LS Family Picnic and Blaine "sneak peek"

Blaine Hall 11:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday, September 7

MS Fall Fest

Cafe Lab/Blaine Courtyard 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday, September 8

First day of Extended Day Late Day and Study Skills for grades 1 - 8

First Day of School for Students

LS Back to School Bagels

Blaine Lobby 8:00am - 9:00am

ESH Back-to-School Bagels

Earl Shapiro Hall 8:00am - 11:00am

First Day of School

8:20am - 3:25pm
Tuesday, September 9

First Day of Early Day for Grades K, 1, and 2

Wednesday, September 10

HS Parent Night Dinner

Cafe Lab 5:00pm - 6:00pm

HS Parent Night

Classrooms 6:00pm - 8:03pm
Thursday, September 11

MS Parent Night

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, September 12

Room Parent Volunteer Meeting

Earl Shapiro Hall 9:00am - 10:00am
Saturday, September 13

ACT Testing