Join us on Tuesday, April 25th Spoken Word club members from Gwendolyn Brooks and Percy Julian Middle Schools gather on stage. This stellar lineup of students will compete by performing original individual poems. The evening will also include bonus group piece performances and special guest performers and judges. This exciting night will be emceed by talented […]
We’ve had an exciting few months filled with dancing and yoga-loving teaching artists, creative scientists, and math-inspired visual artists visiting our schools and giving our kids hands-on projects and real-world learning experiences. Enjoy a few of the highlights! ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Beye Art Start Teaching Artist LeKeya Shearrill led Ms. Schweigert’s second graders at Beye in […]
It was an exciting day last Saturday as 38 middle school robotics teams converged on Julian Middle School to battle for a place at the IL MS VEX Robotics State Championship.
Both Brooks and Julian had a very busy weekend in an exciting start to our Competition Season! Brooks Competitive Club hosted a scrimmage for a few local teams in their Robotics lab. This afforded Brooks an opportunity to test the effectiveness of their robots and experience the challenge of problem-solving under pressure. The robots performed very […]
Click on slideshow above to see all the photos. It’s amazing what you can do with LEGOs! Mr. Naber’s second-grade class at Longfellow chose a particular community to build — rural, suburban, or urban. They measured their buildings using centimeters and inches, comparing the sizes with a partner. As part the project, the students wrote […]
How do you design a sailboat with LEGOS to glide as fast and far as possible using only the wind power of a box fan? Beye 3rd graders took on that challenge in true competitive spirit as part of OPEF’s Geared Up Program, in which all District 97 3rd graders learn about force and motion […]