News and Events

Experiencing Visual Rhetoric at the Living Memorial in Marquette Park

By Brent Mix / November 2, 2020

Juniors in the Rhetoric class have been pursuing the guiding question, How does rhetoric inspire and mobilize?. Specifically, students are asked to consider how original artwork can speak out on…

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Ryan Teague Beckwith

Political Reporting in the Age of Technology and Social Media—with Ryan Teague Beckwith

By GCE Lab School / October 30, 2020

Seasoned journalist Ryan Teague Beckwith stepped up to the Soapbox just a week before the presidential election. With experience writing for Time, Bloomberg News, and the Washington Examiner, he shared…

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Better Design with Greater Good Studio

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / October 27, 2020

Juniors in Design & Engineering are pursuing the guiding question, How does the design process impact product and experience?. The students are investigating the design of gardening tools, and the…

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vincent lauria

Taking Risk and Investing in Yourself—with Vinnie Lauria

By GCE Lab School / October 23, 2020

Stepping up to the virtual Soapbox all the way from Australia, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Vinnie Lauria, reminded students “you can do whatever you put your mind to,” and…

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Investigating the Language of Resistance with Ugo Okere

By Brent Mix / October 22, 2020

I first became aware of Ugo Okere when he was a candidate for Alderman in my Ward, the 40th. In the fall of 2018, Ugo ran as a very young (22)…

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Rapid Prototyping with The James Dyson Foundation

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / October 20, 2020

Students in Design & Engineering received a virtual visit from a couple of experts from the James Dyson Foundation. We have a longstanding partnership with the Dyson Foundation, and we…

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Physics in the Garden at Home Depot

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / October 4, 2020

Juniors in the Design & Engineering class talked to experts from the gardening department at Home Depot to investigate the physics of gardening tools. In the first unit of this…

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Carrying Water @ The Chicago River

By Hiu To / October 4, 2020

Freshmen in the Water class visited the Chicago River to collect water. In the first unit of this STEAM course, students have been pursuing the guiding question, why is water…

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Jackie Kaplan-Perkins Soapbox

Sex and Gender — with Jackie Kaplan-Perkins

By GCE Lab School / July 10, 2020

Jackie Kaplan-Perkins joined GCE student Mena and GCE alumnus Maeve on the virtual Soapbox to share their experiences, ambitions, and views on sex and gender across generations. I keep thinking…

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Lincoln Park

You are part of this mission with us.

By Cabell King / June 2, 2020

Dear Families and Friends of GCE Lab School, This morning, Technology Director Marcus Duncan shared with me the above photo of the Apple Store at North and Clybourn—just a block…

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Get Your 2019-2020 Yearbook!

By GCE Lab School / May 24, 2020

The 2019-2020 GCE Yearbook is off to the press and we can’t wait to share it with our community. We made a lot of memories this year and the yearbook…

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Exploring the Journey of Coffee with Metropolis Coffee

By Brent Mix / May 11, 2020

For the past two years, students in the Food For Thought class have visited the Metropolis Coffee Company’s roastery to learn about the life of the Coffee plant. They’ve toured…

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A Virtual Eat Your Neighborhood Tour with Dave Odd

By Hiu To / April 25, 2020

The students in the Food For Thought class are investigating the guiding question, How are food systems shaped and how do they shape the world?. As a part of this…

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Looking outside

Morning Message: April 24, 2020

By Cabell King / April 24, 2020

As previously, I am sharing a theme and a short reflection. You are invited to reflect on this theme as well. A reply can be any length. You can send…

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Examining Policy with Connie Jordan

By Brent Mix / April 20, 2020

Juniors are taking a course called Policy. The first Unit, called “Legislate,” investigates the ways that policy happens through legislative bodies. For the most part, our curriculum focuses on the…

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Time: Tree rings

Morning Message: April 10, 2020

By Cabell King / April 10, 2020

Last week I shared a “morning message” on Friday. This week I am sharing another brief reflection. This message is not explicitly school business, but an acknowledgment that education is…

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Assessment and Grading Policy

By GCE Lab School / April 10, 2020

Please refer to this document for polices regarding grading and assessment during Connected Learning at GCE Lab School. Open Asessment Policy

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Student and Family Health Guide

By GCE Lab School / April 10, 2020

Please refer to this guide for staying healthy and how to communicate issues concerning health with GCE Lab School. Open Student and Family Health Guide

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Earning Civic Engagement Credits during Connected Learning

By GCE Lab School / April 10, 2020

Please refer to this guide for earning and submitting Civic Engagement credits for the spring term. Open Civic Engagement Credits Guide

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Earning Health & Wellness Credits during Connected Learning

By GCE Lab School / April 10, 2020

Please refer to this guide for earning and submitting Health & Wellness credits for the spring term. Open Health & Wellness Credits Guide

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Civic Term

November 29, 2021 - December 17, 2021

First Day of Civic Term

November 29, 2021

SAT

December 4, 2021

High School Information Session for Grades 9-12

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December 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST
1535 North Dayton Street
Chicago, IL 60642 United States

High School Information Session for Grades 9-12

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December 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST
1535 North Dayton Street
Chicago, IL 60642 United States

ACT (recommended for seniors)

December 11, 2021

Last Day of Civic Term; Civic Term Final Presentations

December 17, 2021

Winter Break – NO SCHOOL

December 20, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Faculty In-Service [No School]

January 3, 2022

Winter Term

January 4, 2022 - March 18, 2022