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Hybrid Learning

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
— Winston Churchill

As introduced to our community by our wonderful new Head of School Kim Wargo, the mantra for this year, an old English word, may well be “Coddiwomple” — meaning to travel purposefully toward an as-yet-unknown destination.

With our creative, innovative, and highly specialized faculty and staff outdoing themselves daily, we are working diligently to take these unprecedented times — with all the changing circumstances, shifting variables, and uncontrollable forces that comes with them — and ensure that we provide the best education The Lab School can, has, and will always offer. 

The Latest from Lab

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Bang and Pop!

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Elementary's Gods and Goddesses Academic Club wrapped up its year with a BANG and a POP!

Elem G&G Club_Earth's Layers

Thar She Blows

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Who knew that Mount Vesuvius was far more than just a beautiful mountain ...

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Honoring Those Whom Many Forgot

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Students in Intermediate's Changemakers Academic Club honor victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911.

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The Laws of Motion

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Newton's Second Law: force is equal to mass times acceleration.

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Building Bridges

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Members of Intermediate's Industrialists Club are learning the aesthetics, math, and engineering of bridge building.

HS Physics Egg Drop

Omelettes, Anyone?

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The 20th Annual LSW Egg Drop Competition - Pandemic Edition CRUSHED it!

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All Things High School

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It might feel like the winter doldrums are at their peak, but in the High School there is a lot of learning and light.

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“They Take Away Your Shoelaces …”

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“Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me. MONSTER.” So says Steve, the protagonist in the young adult novel, Monster, by Walter Dean Myers.

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All Hands on Deck

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Picking up trash, making cards for shut-ins, cooking soup for a shelter, transcribing documents for the National Archives ...

 

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Music to Our Ears

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Where did the idea for a vocal mash-up of the nursery rhyme "Three Blind Mice" using heavy metal/grunge vocalists come from?

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Bringing Books to Life

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From Harry Potter to Dragonwatch, what do we see in our mind's eye when we read?

Lip Synching

Creative, Toe-Tapping Fun

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It's hard not to sing along with these joyful music videos created by High School Theater students ...

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Mummies, Sarcophagi, Hieroglyphics … Oh, My!

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Elementary Academic Club members in Gods and Goddesses Club were very busy during their last days of hybrid learning on campus making pyramids and learning about Egyptian burial rites.

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Industrial Club Makes Handmade Bricks

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Intermediate's Industrial Academic Club used the recent hybrid-on-campus days to create handmade bricks from the soil of The Lab School campus.

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Animal Farm Pundits

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Students in Tim Wetsell’s High School English class have taken discussions around George Orwell’s timeless and timely allegorical novel Animal Farm to a new level.

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Learning in DC

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High School students tour DC, safely and enthusiastically.

Int Science, Scientific Method

Exploring the Big Whys

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In Intermediate Science classes, students focus on scientific inquiry.

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Journeying on the Silk Road

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Academic Clubbers in Elementary's Silk Road Club enthusiastically arrived on campus to start digging into the Middle Ages.

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Creativity in Math

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Math students in Elementary Homeroom Teacher Evan Gropper's class have been busy with several projects using manipulatives

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The Creating Never Stops!

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Students in Ms. Sara Hawkins’ Intermediate Art class and Museum Club have been upping the ante in the creativity department!

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Celebrating Milestones

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Acknowledging achievements and marking milestones is always meaningful.

Video Gallery

Mystery Central

Ready for another good who-dunnit?

Students in Teaching Artist Sally Kiernan's Junior High Performing Arts not only produced wonderful performances for this Mystery Movie project, but they also conceived of and created the characters and story as well.

Murder on the Train

Ready for a good who-dunnit?

Students in Teaching Artist Sally Kiernan's Junior High Performing Arts not only produced wonderful performances for this Mystery Movie project, but they also conceived of and created the characters and story as well.
 

 

Joe Scorah Podcast

Students in Mr. Toal’s Junior High Videography class interviewed Assistant Physical Education Teacher Joe Scorah to discuss the beauty of coaching, his Lab experience as a student and teacher, his ADHD and how it helps him and doesn't hurt him, and the importance of student relationships and coach and student relationships.

Serious thinking around Arthur Miller’s The Crucible …

Miller’s 1953 play is heady stuff! A dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692–93, the play is an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government persecuted people accused of being communists.

Students in High School English Teacher Tim Wetsell’s class are looking at the play’s issues from all directions. At the end of their reading of The Crucible, students had a menu of project options and creation methods ranging from traditional essays and podcasts comparing and contrasting the film and play version of the text, or comparing and contrasting McCarthyism and the Red Scare to the Salem witch trials as depicted in the play, to creating a character’s diary or the closing argument in their defense or prosecution, to the option you see here, re-writing or adding a “deleted scene” to be performed in a movie or audio-only format.

Don’t miss this video, created by Junior Merritt Forman ’22, who re-wrote a scene from The Crucible and performed it. Amazing!

 

Finding Her Inner Scientist

One Intermediate student catches on to the love of learning while doing a science project.

The Fun of Math Challenges

You know you really understand a concept when you can explain it to someone else. That is just what students in Junior High Math Teacher Dan Hegarty’s class did.

“I especially like challenging students with creative math questions or puzzles, and as it turns out, virtual learning actually affords an increased opportunity to do this,” says Mr. Hegarty. Recently, he gave his 7th Grade Algebra class a question and they used FlipGrid to explain in a video how they arrived at their solution. Many students seemed to easily don their teacher hat!

Covid Comics
Chip Irvine

Chip Irvine

Faculty
High School Teaching Visual Artist

The covid-19 quarantine has expanded students' creativity to new dimensions.

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