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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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    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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    Star Wars Fan Club Trivia Contest

    Posted Apr 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.

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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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Upcoming Calendar

Monday, August 18

Freshman Bridge Program

TBA 9:30am - 2:00pm Thru 8/29/2014
Monday, August 25

Extended Day Fall Quarter Registration Closes

Tuesday, August 26

Class Schedule Change

U-High 108-109 8:30am - 3:00pm Thru 8/27/2014

Senior College Essay Writing Workshops

TBA 10:00am - 2:00pm Thru 8/29/2014
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