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An Exciting New Year

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Happy New Year, GCE family & friends!

If you haven’t done so already, please take a few moments to RSVP for Elective Term Final Presentations on January 22, 2015, register your rising 7th-12th grader for GCE’s Summer Immersion, and get excited about GCE’s new James Dyson Foundation Maker Lab.

RSVP for Final Presentations Here!

 


 

Elective Term Final Presentations:

January 22, 2015

Final Presentations are next week

Looking Forward: 2015

Looking Forward to the new school year

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, and loving holiday season and look forward to seeing you at Final

Summer Immersion Courses for Creative and Independent Thinkers

GCE Summer Immersion Classes

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 summer program.

See below for more information on Summer Immersion, and be sure to RSVP for

Fall Term Reflection

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 variety of media, creating bike models with an empathetic approach to design, calculating the impact of our water usage, and investigating the economics of mass

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Welcome back to GCE and to Fall 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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Spring Term Student Survey: YOU MADE IT!

Please take the time to fill in the end-of-term (& end-of-year!) survey, because your voice matters.  We take feedback seriously, since our courses keep improving because of feedback from students & teachers.  
As you complete your survey, don’t forget to click on the SUBMIT button at the end (and to click on the option “Send me a copy of my responses“, for backup).

NOTE: If you can’t see the survey below, please log into your email.

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The End… or just the Beginning?

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:

  1. Final Presentations & Graduation 
  2. Summer Programs 
  3. GCE Lab School’s New Website
  4. 2014-15 Enrollment 
  5. Bonus: Beachstravaganza

1. Final Presentations & Graduation (June 4 @ 4pm, at the Midwest Buddhist Temple)

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Final Presentations & You [SURVEY]

Please fill in the survey below, in order to communicate how you would like to participate in Final Presentations!  Please note that we will try to accommodate your choices, but that we may need you to step up for the community and take on a role that was not among your top-choices.  Still, your voice matters, and we appreciate your passion.

As you complete your survey, don’t forget to click on the SUBMIT

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Spring Term & Hybrid Pilot

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:

  1. Courses
  2. Key Dates
  3. Hybrid Model Pilot Program

    Global Health: CURE (home page)
    Spring Term Courses — STEM then Humanities:
    • Freshman: Food & Food for Thought
    • Sophomores:

    Dear GCE Students:

    Thank you for your enthusiasm and dedication during Experiential Term. Please complete each of the following surveys so that we may improve services for all student programs moving forward.

    Your feedback is appreciated.
    Warm regards,
    Team GCE


    1. Health & Wellness Options Spring Term:

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    Graduation, 2014-15 Enrollment, & Civic Immersion

    Dear GCE Friends & Families:

    Lots of information in this news blast.  Featured stories include:

    1. Save the Dates!!!
    2. 2014-15 Enrollment. Paperwork & Tuition Schedule.
    3. Civic Immersion — ASL, DHH, & GCE!!! — check out the latest staff video!
    4. Hybrid Pilot for Seniors! 

    Mark your calendars!

    • Graduation: Move over 2013 Graduates! It’s YOUR turn, GCE seniors! 
      • June 4, 5:30-7pm. Location & agenda TBD and info shared in early April.
    • Spring
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    Winter Term Student Survey: Say What?

    Please take the time to fill in the winter-term survey, because your voice matters.  We take feedback seriously, since our courses keep improving because of feedback from students & teachers.  
    As you complete your survey, don’t forget to click on the SUBMIT button at the end (and to click on the option “Send me a copy of my responses“, for backup).

    NOTE: If you can’t see the survey below,

    God-s-Work

    Final Presentations & Albany Park Theater Project

    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 Project @ the Goodman!