Welcome to the University of Wyoming Laboratory School!

 

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Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn about our school.  We hope that this website will be helpful in keeping you informed about the many activities and events taking place at the UW Lab School.  Families, UW students, UW faculty, and community members are an important part of our work and we welcome your involvement and participation in all activities.


Kindergarten Step Ahead Summer School Program

We would like to invite your child to participate in the Step Ahead Kindergarten Program. This program is sponsored by Albany County School District, funded through the Bridges grant and Title 1 and is free of charge to parents. Step Ahead is a Summer program for children entering Kindergarten this fall.

The objective of Step Ahead is to help your child transition smoothly into the public school setting in the fall by teaching entry level Kindergarten skills. Targeted goals for students are to identify and write the letters in their first name; count and group objects up to 15; follow 3-step directions; and increase attention to learning tasks. These skills are consistent with best practices used in our school district.

The Step Ahead/Title 1 summer program will take place at the Lab School, August  12th through August 15th (Monday-Thursday). Transportation, if necessary, will be provided by the school district to the Lab School and back home. The hours for the program are 8:00-11:30 a.m. A morning snack will be provided.

If you would like to enroll your child in Step Ahead please fill out the attached form and return it to the Lab School by May 30th.

Step Ahead 2019 - Application


Summer Odyssey

UW Lab School 2019 Summer Odyssey

June 10 - 14 & June 17 - 21

Students entering 1st - 5th grade

Includes science activities, afternoon electives and weekly field trips!  Come make new friends!

8:00 to 3:30 Monday - Friday

Sign up on the link below. Brochures also available at your school or the Lab School.

Summer Odyssey Brochure 2019 (3)


UW Lab School Conducts Educational Outreach Remotely Aboard Research Vessel

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Theresa Williams, a UW Lab School middle school teacher and the designated “Teacher at Sea” aboard the research vessel Thomas G. Thompson, and Jurgen Koepke, co-chief scientist, reach out to elementary school students in Germany via a ship-to-shore broadcast. Williams and Michael Cheadle, a UW associate professor of geology and geophysics, headed educational outreach efforts aboard the vessel during a five-week research cruise that explored the Marion Rise in the Indian Ocean. (Michael Cheadle Photo)

http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2019/04/uw-lab-school-conducts-educational-outreach-remotely-aboard-research-vessel.html


Lab School Lottery

The Lab School lottery will be held on April 3rd and continue until all vacancies are filled.

Please go to Resources to fill out an application.

Tours are available every Tuesday at 11:30 am and Thursday at 1:00 pm except March 19th and 21st.

Please email Gayle at gvaille@acsd1.org to set up a tour.


NEW - On-Line Lunch Payment

Below is the link to the school lunch page that contains information for the new on-line payment system.

https://www.acsd1.org/acsd/school-lunch/

 


Early Dismissal and No School Days

August 23, 2018 - 11:30 am Dismissal - First Day

September 3, 2018 - No School - Labor Day

September 24, 2018 - No School - Staff Development

October 19, 2018 - 11:30 am Dismissal

October 25, 2018 - No School - P/T Conferences

October 26, 2018 - No School

November 6, 2018 - No School - Staff Development

November 21, 22, 23 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019 - No School - Winter Break

January 18, 2019 - 11:30 am Dismissal

January 21, 2019 - No School - Staff Development

February 15, 2019 - 11:30 am Dismissal

March 18 - 22, 2019 - No School - Spring Break

March 29, 2019 - 11:30 am Dismissal

April 22, 2019 - No School - Staff Development

May 24, 2019 - 11:30 am Dismissal

May 27, 2019 - No School - Memorial Day

May 30, 2019 - 11:30 am Dismissal - Last Day


UW Lab School Edutopia

Please check out the Edutopia website featuring UW Lab School!

https://www.edutopia.org/school/university-wyoming-lab-school

 


Ashoka Changemaker Schools Network


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In June, the UW Lab School was invited to join the Ashoka Changemaker Schools Network.  Ashoka’s goal is to ensure every child grows up to be a changemaker: an empathetic individual who can work in teams to solve problems. In order to achieve this goal, the Changemaker Schools Network was created. The network is a national community of leading schools that serve as models for cultivating these skills in students. Schools in the network benefit from opportunities to share their best practices, collaborate with other Changemaker Schools, and connect with social entrepreneurs, young leaders, universities, and companies in the Ashoka community. These opportunities have included visiting other Changemaker Schools, presenting at conferences, and being featured in media outlets like Forbes, PBS Parents, and GOOD.

The Changemaker Schools application process involved a phone conversation with an Ashoka staff member, a school visit, a self-evaluation, and a phone conference selection panel.  Upon completion of this process, the team at Ashoka shared that they were inspired and encouraged by the Lab School’s commitment to cultivating empathy in students, as well as our aspiration to ensure all children become changemakers. While others are already making inroads with policy change and the development of new measurement tools, Ashoka recognizes that true change lies in the hands of individual educators, and people immersed in daily classroom realities. Fortunately, cultivating empathy and empowering children to become effective changemakers in their communities isn’t an add-on, or a brand-new concept: it starts with simply articulating, and then amplifying, what great teaching is all about. That’s why Ashoka is committed to building a community of practice comprised not just of leading schools, but of forward-thinking educators. Over the course of the coming year, Ashoka plans to offer support through three key levers:


ARTICULATING

Ashoka’s history is built on telling a different kind of story:  equipping social entrepreneurs with the language and framework they need to explain who they are, and what is truly systems-changing about their work. They want to work with schools to help them tell their story, identify the core design principles behind how they do what you do, and provide both a framework and a set of resources to showcase why a different vision of the purpose of school is critical to our nation’s future.


AMPLIFYING

Too often, great teaching is locked behind closed doors: rarely leaving the confines of a single classroom or school building. Consequently, they intend to share the stories that unpack how schools do what they do, and provide both a set of inspirational role models and an accompanying set of distilled practices that other educators can apply to their own schools. Rather than focus exclusively on the school writ large, they hope to highlight specific individuals at each campus – the teachers and principals who each day help children develop the capacity to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. Through a combination of inside-the-classroom video series, key education conferences, features and guest-blogging opportunities with various media partners, they believe they can help ensure that those stories attain maximum reach.


GROWING

The Network recognizes that while each school shares a powerful vision, each also brings a different set of needs, challenges, and areas for growth. Accordingly, they commit to work with school teams to identify school-specific concrete goals and to co-create action plans that help each school extend the influence of their work over the course of the year. In addition, they will act as connectors and facilitators, helping to match school leaders to opportunities within the Ashoka network and facilitating collaboration between changemaker schools both in Wyoming and around the country.


Ellbogen Meritorious Schools Award

Mary Garland, president of the John P. Ellbogen Foundation, presented the UW Lab School with the Ellbogen Meritorious Schools Award at an all-school assembly on October 4, 2013.  Thirty-one percent of the school's teachers have accomplished National Board Certification (NBC), one of the highest credentials in teaching.  Mrs. McLaughlin and Mr. Lilley's 6th grade Social Studies class took a prominent leadership role in planning and facilitating the assembly.  The 6th graders also presented information about the unique 126 year history of the school.  We sincerely appreciate the special guests that joined our celebration including; Mary Garland (the Ellbogen Foundation), Chris Rothfuss (Albany County Senator), Kay Persichitte (College of Education Dean), Audrey Kleinsasser (UW School University Partnership and WNBCI Board Member), Mike Hamel (ACSD1 Assistant Superintendent), Bob Besler (ACSD1 School Board), Lawrence Perea (ACSD1 School Board), Julie Radosevich (ACSD1 School Board), and many of our wonderful UW Lab School parents.  The assembly provided a great opportunity to recognize the accomplishment of the NBC's and all of the school's outstanding staff!