Girls Rule at first OPEF Girl Scout Robotics Workshop

On Monday, May 20, there were 'no boys allowed,' as the women of OPEF VEX Robotics took over the VEX Robotics lab at Julian Middle School for the first ever OPEF Girl Scout Robotics Workshop. An all female team of 10 VEX Robotics coaches, adult professional volunteers...

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Second graders explore birds and butterflies

Oak Park artist and author Sallie Wolf shared her books and her love of nature with Ms. Creticos' second graders at Longfellow. Ms. Wolf's Art Start residency explored birds and butterflies through painting, drawing and mixed media. Make sure to take a look at our...

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VEX Robotics sparks a passion in engineering

For many students, their participation in VEX Robotics sparks an interest in engineering that continues even after the VEX Robotics season is over. One such group is Richie Beile, Kyle Goldman and Jake Wojack. These Julian VEX Robotics team members recently became...

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Irving 3rd graders get to know DNA and microscopes

Dr. Helena Palka-Hamblin, Cell and Molecular Biologist from the University of Illinois Chicago, visited Mr. Sakellaris' class at Irving to teach microbiology. These smiley students learned so many things, including how to operate a microscope, different types and...

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9th Annual Student Art Show & Auction at Geppetto’s Toy Box

The 9th annual student art show and auction to benefit the OPEF's Art Start program is now taking place, through May 27, at Geppetto's Toy Box, 730 Lake Street, in Oak Park. Public bidding begins at just $15! Pieces are ideal for a child's bedroom or play room. More...

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