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
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
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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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 Enrollment
- Bonus: Beachstravaganza
1. Final Presentations & Graduation (June 4 @ 4pm, at the Midwest Buddhist Temple)
Dear GCE Friends & 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:
- Key Dates
- Hybrid Model Pilot Program
- Freshman: Food & Food for Thought
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.
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 4, 5:30-7pm. Location & agenda TBD and info shared in early April.
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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!
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 projects, integrating fundamental skill development with passion and experimentation.
Based on your preference, and your time available, please enjoy the Student
Dear GCE Students & Families:
Welcome to 2014 and Winter Term at GCE!
We’re thrilled to see your children, our students, return to school eager to learn. The first few days have been filled with energy, creativity, and hands-on learning. They’ve also been framed by terrifically unpleasant weather and the promise of more to come. So, please make sure that GCE students dress warmly, bring extra shoes (or slippers), and store extra clothes here if necessary.