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This I Believe

By Hiu To / March 4, 2019
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For the first unit in Who Am I?, students investigated the guiding question: What is my truth? What do I believe? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: This I…

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Like A Fungus

By Hiu To / February 22, 2019

For the first Biomimicry Action Project, GCE students investigated the following guiding question: How would a fungus…? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: You are a product designer for…

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The Milk Box

By Hiu To / February 15, 2019

The Milk Box is an art zine produced and published by a group of GCE Juniors. The first issue of the zine highlights the works of three young photographers. The…

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We’ve Got Moves

By Hiu To / February 13, 2019

Our amazing Parents Association (Parents Unite GCE) and members of the student council organized another successful school dance. We are so grateful to have opportunities like these to connect with…

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Looking Through a Pinhole

By Hiu To / February 13, 2019

The Juniors in Light, Sound, and Time have been focusing on light and investigating the guiding question: What would life look like without light? . In order to illuminate answers…

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Changing the Game

By Hiu To / February 7, 2019
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For the final Action Project in Game Changers, GCE students investigated the following guiding question:   What game will you create? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: You are…

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Critiquing Pre-Production

By Hiu To / February 6, 2019

For the Ollywood Elective Course, GCE students investigated the following guiding question: How can we critique the elements of film pre-production? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: You have…

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Like A Plant

By Hiu To / February 4, 2019

For the first Biomimicry Action Project, GCE students investigated the following guiding question: How would a plant…? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: You are working for a biomimicry…

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Thank you Crossing Borders Music

By Hiu To / January 17, 2019

We’re so honored to have hosted the out-of-this-world musicians from Crossing Borders Music as a part of our GCE Tiny Concert Music Series. The mission of Crossing Borders Music is to…

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Sound It Out

By Hiu To / January 16, 2019

In the third and final unit of the Ollywood course, students are investigating the elements of film post-production. As a part of this investigation, they have been examining the role…

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Meet the New Head of School

By Hiu To / January 15, 2019

Nick Andros graduated in 2017 and came back to interview Cabell King, our new Head of School. Get to know Cabell! https://vimeo.com/286638572

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Closing the Loop at The Plant Chicago

By Hiu To / January 11, 2019

In the third unit of the Biomimicry Elective, the students have been investigating the guiding question, What would a fungus do?. In this unit, students have been investigating fungi and their…

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Want Not, Waste Not at The WasteShed

By Hiu To / January 7, 2019

Students in the Game Changers Elective have been pursuing the guiding question, How do game components come together?. In this unit of this game design course, students have been examining…

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What is a Film Critic?

By Hiu To / December 14, 2018

Genesis, a Junior is taking the elective course, Ollywood for the second time because she fell in love with film and film critique the first time around. Ollywood teacher, Brent…

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We’re Making Progress

By Hiu To / December 14, 2018

Human Rights Day, recognized annually on December 10th commemorates the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On Monday, we celebrated the 70th birthday…

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From Page to Stage

By Hiu To / December 7, 2018

The students in the Ollywood elective have been investigating the elements of film and film critique. As a part of their investigation, they were challenged to bring famous movie scripts to…

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The True Cost of College

By Hiu To / November 25, 2018
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For the first Action Project in Economics, GCE Seniors investigated the following guiding question: How do you determine the value of your college education? Here’s the scenario students were challenged…

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The New & Improved Gardener

By Hiu To / November 25, 2018
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For the first Action Project in Design & Engineering, GCE Juniors investigated the following guiding question: How do we make better tools? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: Garden…

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Reimagining Creation Stories

By Hiu To / November 24, 2018
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For the first Action Project in Stories, GCE Sophomores investigated the following guiding question: How do you visualize stories of creation? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: In collaboration…

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We are Grateful For…

By Hiu To / November 22, 2018

We talk about and practice gratitude regularly at GCE. Our students and faculty recognize the unique and amazing opportunities we have as members of the GCE community. During Soapbox, we…

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ACT (recommended for all juniors)

April 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Orthodox Good Friday

April 30, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Orthodox Easter

May 2, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Deadline to register for 6/5 SAT

May 6, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Deadline to register for 6/12 ACT

May 7, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

SAT

May 8, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

NO SCHOOL

May 10, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Eid al-Fitr begins at sundown

May 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT
Arne Duncan speaks about education and gun violence in Chicago

Education and Rewriting the Story of Gun Violence in Chicago—with Arne Duncan

May 13, 2021 @ 2:20 am - 3:00 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Memorial Day

May 31, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT