We’re gearing up for Geared Up!

Ask your favorite third grader about the gears, pulleys, wheels, axles, inclined planes, force and motion they're learning about using LEGOs in OPEF's Geared Up program this year. This week 3rd graders in Ms. Nicks and Ms. Turi's classrooms are starting Geared Up at...

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Castles and onion domes!

Lincoln first graders are busy learning about castle architecture in Ms. Florczak's art class with Architecture Adventure program coordinator Adrienne McMullen. They are painting a "castle" of their own, which will be installed in the entryway to the school library....

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OPEF VEX Robotics wins Those Who Excel Team Award of Merit

"Inspiring. Imaginative. Innovative." That's how the D97 School board described the OPEF VEX Robotics Team when they were nominated for the Those Who Excel Team Award. Our Head Coaches, Program Coordinator, Technical Advisor and OPEF Executive Director accepted this...

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Announcing the 2013-14 VEX Robotics season!

OPEF VEX Robotics is an after-school program in the Oak Park middle schools in which teams of students design, build and program robots to compete in the annual VEX Robotics Challenge Game at regional competitions. Our program brings in technology experts to work with...

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