- In the 3rd-5th section Lab received 3rd place
- In the 6-8 division Lab took home 3rd place.
Unity Day promotes kindness, acceptance and inclusion during National Bullying Prevention month. Orange is worn because it’s a warm color associated with safety.
3rd grade students explored the adaptations that help animals from six different biomes meet their basic needs and survive. By observing and collecting data from numerous real specimens, our students studied how animals adapt differently to various environments.
Field Day and Last Week of School
Charlotte Lab ended the school year with a week of celebrations! Congratulations to our Kindergarten, 5th, and 8th grade students who were honored at their “moving up” ceremonies this past week.
Additionally, in celebration of the end of the school year for all students and staff, the PTSO organized amazing field day events that were festive and fun for all. Here are some photos from the Field Day Events.
Charlotte Lab Chess Wins!
From Charlotte Chess Center: Over 280 Charlotte area K-8 students attended the May 6th Unrated School Team Chess Tournament. CONGRATULATIONS: Micah M. (pictured below), Top Scorer Award in the Gr. K-3 Unrated Individual Competition Tournament Category. CONGRATULATIONS: Jonah F. & Liam C., 5th Place Award in the Gr. 4-5 Rated Team Competition Tournament Category!
Quest Programs: Across Campus Partnerships!
As part of our Middle and Upper School Quest programs there was an opportunity for students in Grades 7-11 to visit the Primary and Lower School campuses and work with our younger students. High school student interns collaborated with staff, including Ms. Rosen, Ms. Jing at the Primary School and Ms. Dugan and Ms. Branecky at the Lower School. They worked in classrooms on special projects and small group activities. Students in Ms. Johnson’s Middle School Quest designed projects based on the 2nd grade curriculum and then partnered weekly with second graders to work on reading, Spanish, and math. Coach Moore's 8th grade Quest students volunteered as docents at Discovery Place Science. Part of their weekly role involved touring student groups around the museum and demonstrating various displays.
Please join us in congratulating Lab Upper School 11th grader Solomon Hall for bringing home a win from the NC Ready, Set, App (RSA) Competition. Solomon (pictured, far right) is learning Python and he acted as a researcher on the team of students from multiple high schools in North Carolina. RSA is a mobile app development competition for high school students sponsored by Lenovo and the North Carolina Business Committee for Education. Student groups were asked to develop an app using a mobile app development platform to solve a problem in their community or school. Over 60 teams entered the competition and four went home winners! Learn more about the App here.
Lower School Career Days in May
We are so grateful to the parents, caregivers, and volunteers who visited our classrooms to participate in the Lower School Career Days during the month of May. These role-models showcased their many talents and offered visibility into an array of career options for our students to contemplate and explore as they think about their futures! Here is a full list of our volunteer participants!
Eighth Grade Formal
The Middle School Planning Committee hosted the first ever 8th grade formal on Friday, May 19. Students dressed their best and enjoyed music and snacks under fairy lights at the Charlotte Art League.
Charlotte Lab First Annual Athletics Banquet
The Lab athletics program and teams have flourished and grown this year; we were so proud to invite our student athletes and their families to the first annual athletics banquet and celebrate their sportsmanship and achievements on May 16,2023. Athletic Director, Mrs. Molly Capps, who created the event, was excited to “celebrate the accomplishments of our student-athletes and to acknowledge the dedication from the adults who made these seasons happen” including the coaches, teachers, parents, and caregivers who supported our students this year!
Upper School Art Show
Ms. Wright and Middle and Upper School art students (6th - 11th) created the first official Lab Juried Art Show and hosted the opening night event on May 12, 2023. The exhibition will be on display at the Art League until June 2023. We are so grateful to the Charlotte Art League for hosting the show, to Ms. Wright for her work leading up to the show, and to the students, staff, and families who supported this project.
Building One Lab Fundraiser
Last week the Lab Fundraising and Development committee hosted a mixer to raise funds for the Charlotte Lab School Annual Innovation Fund. It was wonderful to see so many Lab families, friends, and partner organizations in one place. Thank you again to VS America, Beacon Partners, Mr. Tomas Elieason of Little Architects, and Mr. David Stubbs of VS, for bringing the evening to life with their support and expertise. With your support, we are closer to closing the funding gap. If you did not have a chance to donate or attend the event, please consider making a gift here: LINK TO GIVE TO LAB’S INNOVATION FUND.
There's no place like Lab!
Charlotte Lab Middle and Upper School students performed to packed audiences and standing ovations at all four showings of the spring musical, The Wizard of Oz. Ms. Kasie Patlove organized the players into two casts “Ruby” and “Emerald” so multiple students had the opportunity to participate in leading roles; on their off shows the leads participated in the ensemble. The cast enchanted the audience with their energetic songs, dances, and funny one-liners. A huge thank-you to Charlotte Art League for hosting the show, and to Lab staff, families, and community organizations involved in making this a successful production. Most importantly, thank you to the students and Ms. Patlove who continue to wow us with their many talents, including performing, building sets, designing costumes, and more!
Lab’s People of Change
Lab 8th grade students visited the Smithsonian Museum’s traveling exhibition, Men of Change, on display earlier this spring at the Harvey B. Gantt Center and Levine Museum of the New South. Inspired by their visit, students in Mr. Foels’ social studies class developed their own Lab’s People of Change installation at the Upper School. Students created a biographical profile within the following categories: Community, Parenting, Catalysts, Imagining, Myth-Breakers, and Storytellers. Students selected a mix of influential public figures and people from their personal lives to bring this piece to fruition.
Community Helper Week
The Charlotte Fire Department, Genesis Dentistry, and Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Control visited the Primary School during the week of May 1st. The students had a great time learning about the different careers and functions that make up these helpful organizations and businesses. The students also participated in Career Day - students dressed up to represent the careers that most interested them!
Earth Day at the Primary School
Students in Ms. Lanzone's and Ms. Hepfinger's class created plant seed bombs for Earth Day! To create: add strips of recycled newspaper and water into a blender, then use your hands to mash together with seeds for plants, like wildflowers or vegetables native to North Carolina. Here’s a recipe to try at home. We hope you have as much fun as our students!
Middle School Dance Party!
The Charlotte Lab Middle School Planning Committee and the Lab PTSO partnered to plan a middle school dance last weekend. The students danced the night away at the Stratford Richardson YMCA and enjoyed the Glow Up theme by wearing neon accessories, lights, and brightly colored fashions! DJ Hart Attack spun some fun tunes that kept the kids singing and moving. Special thanks to the CLMSPC, the PTSO volunteers, and the staff volunteers, including Ms. Parker, Ms. Clinch, Ms. Gambs, Ms. Benitez, Ms. Wang, and Mr. Foels who helped to chaperone the event.