• Our Memories

    Posted: Oct 03, 2016
    We're using this Monday's featured posting to draw attention to the "Our Memories" section of pricelabhistory.org. As we work to collect and curate the history of the laboratory school, we know that you are one of our greatest resources. The "Our Memories" page is designed as a place to reminisce and join in conversation about our beloved alma mater. We've had many wonderful memories shared already and hope you'll consider adding some of yours!

    From memories of favorite teachers, to friends, neighborhoods, and even a confession or two, (did you know there were "secret passageways?") You'll find 8 pages of stories that shed light on the uniqueness of the lab school experience and no doubt spark recollections for many generations. 

    So spend some time enjoying the memories and then submit your own. 

    We'd love to hear from you!
  • Monday Feature - Yearbooks!

    Posted: Sep 19, 2016
    Did you know most of the Campus/Lab school yearbooks are available to view online?

    From the "Little Tutor" years through the "Little Panther" years and up to the final years of the school, the yearbooks that are part of the Price Lab Archives held within Rod Library have been digitized and uploaded for us to peruse. (Many thanks to those staff and volunteers at Rod Library that put in the hours to make this possible!)

    This Monday we are pleased to announce the addition of several new yearbooks to our online collection. Be sure to visit the Annuals page of our website for links to all the available yearbooks.

    You'll notice there are a few years missing. If you would happen to have, or find, an annual from any of the years listed below, please let us know. We'd love to be able to scan it in to add to our collection. 

    We are in need of annuals from: 

    1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 
    1934 1935 1936 1938 1939 1941 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1949 1951 1960

    We encourage you to take some time to explore and remember and if it brings back some great memories for you we hope you'll take just a minute or two and share those with us on the Our Memories page here at pricelabhistory.org.

  • Featured Faculty, Friends and Administration - Guy W. Wagner

    Posted: Sep 05, 2016

    In 1941, Dr. Guy Wagner became both the new Director of the Laboratory School and Head of the Department of Teaching for the Iowa State Teacher's College. He would return to serve as director of the lab school from 1960 to 1962 after the untimely passing of Dwight Curtis. 

    Of his decision to return to Iowa and his alma mater in 1941 Dr. Wagner said the following: 

    “If the preparation of teachers is as adequate today as it was when I attended here, and I am sure it is, then surely the students are receiving as fine a preparation as could be had in any institution in the country, I sense this is a teachers college where the good and usable in the traditional program is being retained, while at the same time new ideas of merit are being capitalized on.”

    Dr. Wagner did indeed set forth to create and capitalize on new ideas that would advance education at all levels, continuing his contributions long beyond his official retirement.

    You can read our entire profile here: Dr. Guy W. Wagner


  • Featured Faculty, Friends, and Alumni - Ken Butzier

    Posted: Aug 22, 2016
    Kenneth G. Butzier served as speech and drama director at Northern University High School from 1960 till his retirement in 1985. His leadership inspired both university and laboratory students who worked with him and productions during the Butzier/Hale years were always of the highest caliber, widely acclaimed, and fondly remembered. 

    We hope you'll take a few moments to read more about this week's featured faculty and then visit the "Our Memories" to share your stories about Ken Butzier and the Malcolm Price Laboratory School.

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  • Featured Faculty, Friends, and Administration - Diane McCarty

    Posted: Aug 08, 2016
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    Project-based learning (PBL) was a cornerstone of the Laboratory School curriculum and is very well documented in journals and publications where Malcolm Price Laboratory School faculty frequently published articles related to this methodology.  Diane McCarty's fourth-grade classroom was no exception. From 1992 through 1999 Diane regularly published the results of her classroom projects in teacher journals such as K-8 Teaching. 

    Learn more about Project-based learning and this week's featured faculty member on her Price Lab History profile here: Diane McCarty
  • Monday Feature - Friends of MPLS

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016
    This week we expand our Monday feature from faculty and administration to "Friends of MPLS". Recently recognized as one of the Courier's "8 Over 80" honorees, Olabelle Reed always believed in the importance of education and was an outstanding educator, parent and community leader.

    We are proud to feature Olabelle as our first featured "Friend of MPLS".

    You can read our entire profile of Olabelle here: Olabelle Reed

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