MAKING CONNECTIONS

MAKING CONNECTIONS

Our experts bring real-world insights and hands-on projects to all District 97 students and teachers.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Learn how your contributions can make a difference in the lives of Oak Park children.

ENSURING INCLUSIVITY

ENSURING INCLUSIVITY

Every K-8 Oak Park public school student participates in at least six free hands-on residencies during their time in D97.

ANNUAL REPORT

2020 - 2021 ANNUAL REPORT

Learn more about what we've done and who we've reached in our 2020-2021 Annual Report!

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Award-Winning Programs

Art Start

Artists animate the curriculum through visual and performing arts with K-2nd graders.

Geared Up

3rd-grade students engineer simple machines using specialized LEGOs.

Science Alliance

Working scientists conduct experiments and lead field trips with 3rd-8th graders.

Spoken Word

Middle schoolers find and cultivate their unique voices by reading, writing and performing poetry.

Vex Robotics

Tech experts work with teams of middle schoolers to design, build, program and compete with robots.
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“There isn’t any other part of our curriculum that is like this. It gives students a glimpse into a very specific world of science through a person who is making a career of it, but it also carries over into our everyday science units in school. I appreciate the time the scientists give this program.”

District 97 Teacher