• 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


  • Featured Faculty, Friends, and Administration - Les Hale

    Posted: Jul 11, 2016
    As chairman of the music department and director of choral activities at Price Lab  School for 28 years, Dr. Les Hale set a standard for musical performance that his many students carried with them as they moved into careers as professional musicians or pursued other fields of study.  For over two decades he collaborated with Kenneth Butzier on many productions including Annie Get your GunSouth Pacific, Guys and Dolls and Fiddler on the Roof.  Hale and Butzier also collaborated on the Madrigal Dinners that featured the dramatic and musical performances of students from Price Laboratory School.  

    Read more about this week's featured faculty here: Dr. Les Hale

    Then be sure to share your memories of Dr. Hale and your time at Price Lab by visiting the "Our Memories" page at pricelabhistory.org. (You can read and comment on other's memories as well.) We want to hear from you!




    You can watch video of our Alma Mater Song from the plaza dedication on our youtube channel. Click here.
  • Monday Feature: The 2016 All-School Reunion Picnic & MPLS Plaza Dedication

    Posted: Jun 27, 2016
    We are taking a break from our usual Monday feature to highlight this year's All-School Reunion Picnic and the dedication of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School Commemorative Plaza. What a great turnout for both!

    We hope you all had a wonderful time and we thank you for joining us to celebrate the legacy of the lab school and its integral part in the history of the University of Northern Iowa.

    We've updated the reunions page with a few photos from this weekend. If you have photos you'd like to share please email them to us at pricelabhistory@gmail.com

    Be sure to mark your calendars for next year's picnic: June 24th, 2017.

    Hope to see you there!
  • Featured Faculty, Friends and Administration - Joan Duea

    Posted: Jun 13, 2016
    As an instructor at the lab school from 1965 through 1988, Mrs. Duee impacted the lives of many students who recall her with much fondness. A quick look at her vitae shows just how far beyond the lab school walls her influence was able to reach. From the creation of the Beginning Reading Conference, to numerous curriculum projects, even helping with the teacher’s guide for the PBS show “3, 2, 1, Contact” and more, Joan exemplifies the mission of the lab school and the teaching profession. Read more about this week’s featured faculty member and some of her favorite memories of the lab school on her profile, here: Joan Duee

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