Newsletter

We Call BS!

By Hiu To / March 30, 2018
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On March 14th, high school students across the nation walked out in solidarity to protest Congress’ inaction to do more in response to the violence that plagues our schools and neighborhoods. The members of GCE’s Student Council organized a walkout in which they read off the names of the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting…

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First of Many

By Hiu To / September 7, 2017
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We completed our first service project with St. Vincent de Paul Center, whose students we will work with this school year through the Blessings in a Backpack program. Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. For our…

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Final Presentations

2015 Graduation & Final Presentations

By GCE Lab School / May 14, 2015

GCE staff and students invite you to join us for 2015 Graduation & Spring Term Final Presentations at Goodman Theatre on June 4th, from noon-2pm. Experience what our students have been learning this term, and join us in seeing our 2015 graduates off into their next adventures. Many thanks to Goodman Theatre for their partnership and support…

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Mark Your Calendars for Winter Term Final Presentations

By admin / March 19, 2015

Join us for another opportunity to learn with our students on Thursday, March 26th at 10:30am at GCE Lab School. Final Presentations are both fun and inspiring. They are led by our students, who guide us through the courses they study and the transformation their lives undergo in a matter of weeks. RSVP Today for…

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Looking Forward to the new school year

Looking Forward: 2015

By admin / December 21, 2014

Holiday happenings turn our eyes toward 2015, but they are also a great time to reflect on the year. Most importantly, we want to say thank you for supporting GCE Lab School as students, families, partners, and sponsors. We hope that you enjoy meaningful down-time with family and friends. We wish you a healthy, joyful,…

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GCE Summer Immersion Classes

Summer Immersion Courses for Creative and Independent Thinkers

By GCE Lab School / November 25, 2014

With temperatures already dropping into the teens, let’s dream on warmer weather and summer plans. Please consider GCE’s Summer Immersion courses for rising 7th-12th grade students. Specifically, we aim to enroll students who are creative and independent thinkers, who care about learning in and beyond school, and who want to experience a vibrant and experiential…

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Fall Term Reflection

By admin / November 11, 2014

On Thursday, October 30th GCE Lab School students and staff hosted Fall Term Final Presentations. Nearly 80 friends of GCE from across the city came together to learn with students about their discoveries from the past term. Attendees experienced a range of student-planned and led activities including: engaging guests in key rhetorical elements through a…

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Welcome back to GCE and to Fall 2014

By GCE Lab School / October 23, 2014

Students are flourishing in a supportive environment with teachers dedicated to their craft, and GCE continues to establish itself as the premier innovative school in Chicago. Please engage in a few current GCE Lab School activities online before we see you in person at Final Presentations on October 30 at 10:30am.

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The End… or just the Beginning?

By GCE Lab School / May 28, 2014
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Dear Friends & Families: The 2013-14 school year draws to a close, and while we celebrate closure and the significant experiences of this year, we also set an eye on the 2014-15 journey. Thus we look at four+ items in this news blast: Final Presentations & Graduation  Summer Programs  GCE Lab School’s New Website 2014-15…

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By GCE Lab School / May 6, 2014
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Dear GCE Friends & Families: GCE Lab School students will present project based learning ideas at the May 19 #TutorMentor Conference in Chicago. See http://www.tutormentorconference.org. This conference is intended to connect leaders and supporters of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs along with people who support them. I’ve attended Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference often in the past. The next is…

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June 4. RSVP NOW for FPs & Graduation

By GCE Lab School / April 30, 2014
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      RSVP: Kim Campos by email, [email protected] Visit Online: http://www.midwestbuddhisttemple.org/

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PBL + CCSS + MDGs + C2C = OnIn

By GCE Lab School / April 16, 2014
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GCEVoices Blog Recently, GCE was visited by a group of foreign delegates and one of the women asked me how we are different? Her challenge provoked a different response than my typical elevator speech because she did not speak much English, and I had to provide the simplest answer possible.  My response: “The education GCE…

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Spring Term & Hybrid Pilot

By GCE Lab School / April 5, 2014
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Dear Families: Welcome to 2014 Spring Term, the final phase of this school-year (holy cow!). Students, we’ll see you at 8:45 on Tuesday morning, April 8. In this news-blast you’ll find information about a few things: Courses Key Dates Hybrid Model Pilot Program Global Health: CURE (home page) Spring Term Courses — STEM then Humanities: Freshman:…

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Graduation, 2014-15 Enrollment, & Civic Immersion

By GCE Lab School / March 19, 2014
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Dear GCE Friends & Families:Lots of information in this news blast.  Featured stories include: Save the Dates!!! 2014-15 Enrollment. Paperwork & Tuition Schedule. Civic Immersion — ASL, DHH, & GCE!!! — check out the latest staff video! Hybrid Pilot for Seniors!  Mark your calendars! Graduation: Move over 2013 Graduates! It’s YOUR turn, GCE seniors!  June…

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Immerse Yourself

By GCE Lab School / March 3, 2014
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Dear Families, Please review this post to learn about Experiential Term and the latest student Online Installations. Thank you. Dear Students: You are about to immerse yourselves in a month-long Civic Engagement unit. The focus of the 2014 Experiential Term is to set the stage for meaningful, long-term engagement with the DHH (Deaf & Hard…

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Final Presentations & Albany Park Theater Project

By GCE Lab School / February 15, 2014
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Dear Friends: Two exciting events to schedule on your calendars! Final Presentations 2.27.14 @ 10:30am. FEBRUARY 27, 10:30-noon. RSVP to Kim Campos please or by phone: 312.643.0991.Watch the video from spring 2012 to get a sense of how Final Presentations became such a profound activity for our students. GCE Student, Justin Martinez, and the Albany Park Theater…

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Dynamic & Reflective Student Work

By GCE Lab School / February 9, 2014
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Dear GCE family & friends: One simple and surprising way to warm up from this frigid cold is to learn about GCE by visiting GCE Voices, our Online Installations (OnIn) of student work. Each post features a guiding question, real-world scenario, and common core standards reference. Our students tell the story of their learning through scaffolded…

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Happy Thanksgiving & Other News

By GCE Lab School / November 27, 2013
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Dear Families & Friends: We hope that you enjoy a wonderful holiday; our students prepared a fantastic pot-luck celebration last week (see image).  In case you’re thinking about GCE this week, below are a few key follow-ups. More information will certainly be coming in December. NO Public Final Presentations in December College Counseling Winter Courses…

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November News:

By GCE Lab School / November 8, 2013
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Dear GCE Students, Families, & Friends: Thank you for your wonderful support and positive feedback through the fall term. I’d like to share a few exciting pieces of information and resources. Please enjoy these resources and consider what we are building togther: Google Case Study on GCE GCE Facebook page & Final Presentation images (FB)…

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Get Engaged … in School

By GCE Lab School / October 6, 2013
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Dear Students & Families: We are now five weeks into the school-year (Holy Cow!). Time to share, review, and gather some information. Thus, this newsletter focuses on 4 opportunities for engagement with several hyperlinks highlighted: Final Presentations Save-the-Date Action Project OnIns (Online Investigations) Student Survey Student & Family Site details 1. Final Presentations take place…

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