A rainstorm the morning of November 4 put a slight damper on the attendance at our first Open House in two years, but everyone had a great time, and stayed fully engaged in the activities. Here are some highlights of what we did: Architecture Adventure encouraged kids to recreate architectural landmarks on a light table. […]
Fifteen Oak Park middle schoolers shared their intimate and humorous perspectives on a range of subjects– school, friends, relationships, rejection, adult authority, political upheaval and gun violence–in a moving night of poetry performances for the culmination of OPEF’s Spoken Word program. Families, teachers, and supporters packed the performance space for the 2nd Annual “Respect the Mic” Poetry Slam […]
The 23rd annual Staszak Gala on March 18 was a great party and successfully raised funds for OPEF’s free in-school programs. This year’s gala took place at our gorgeous new venue, the Columbus Park Refectory. Many thanks to our fabulous attendees, sponsors, and donors for supporting this event and Oak Park public school kids. This […]
Join us on Tuesday, April 25th as Spoken Word club members from Gwendolyn Brooks and Percy Julian Middle Schools gather on stage to show off their poetry and writing skills. 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 […]
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 […]
The residency program for 7th graders and extracurricular club helped the students find their voice
From 6:00-8:30 PM, the Brooks and Julian Spoken Word club members will perform original poems.
Student engineers from throughout the region thrilled fans at the largest VEX Robotics middle school tournament in Illinois.
Oak Leaves reporter Steve Schering covered the exciting Battle of the Bots competition.