Veterans Day celebration

Students thanking Veterans.

Metcalf Laboratory School faculty, staff, and students honored veterans on Monday, November 11, with an all-school assembly. Teachers Ronda Wilder and Crystal Patterson collaborated to honor the living, deceased, and currently serving military members connected to Metcalf. Families and veterans were invited to join the school as they acknowledged that our country’s freedom comes with

Meet the @EdGamer Zack Gilbert

Zack Gilbert using Minecraft to teach a social studies lesson.

Zack Gilbert, M.S. ’07, emphasizes playful learning in the classroom to store knowledge into students’ long-term memory.

3D printed symbols as communication tools

Byrd working with student

Metcalf School vision teacher Margaret Byrd and speech-language pathologist Rachel Wells are utilizing Project Core’s 3D printed symbols to promote communication with a preschool student on their caseload.

Read-aloud discussions with early learners

Mattoon and Dr. Sanden

Metcalf School kindergarten teacher Cassandra Mattoon and Illinois State University Interim Associate Director of the School of Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of Early Childhood Literacy Sherry Sanden have a shared passion for honoring how early learners respond to literature.

We Are Metcalf focused on learner qualities

Thomas Metcalf School Identity logo

Since August 2015, we have invested in teaching our students the seven learner qualities: I Wonder, I Think, I am Self Aware, I Reflect, I Question, I Have Grit, and I Connect.

Scholastic Book Fair, February 5-7

library books on a shelf

The Scholastic Book Fair, which will support the library and teacher classrooms, will be held February 5-7 in the Metcalf Library. Times are listed on the Metcalf calendar. On Wednesday, February 6, we will be having a special family night where the library will be open for shopping from 5-7 p.m. Our Scholastic fair homepage