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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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Welcome Cummins, our newest VEX Robotics Sponsor!

Cummins Inc. has just signed on as a Platinum Sponsor of the VEX Robotics Program. Cummins Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of engines and related technologies and is based in Columbus, Indiana. As a Platinum Sponsor,...

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Robots invade MSI!

On Sunday, April 7, a team of VEX Robotics students from Julian Middle School participated in the Robot Block Party at the Museum of Science and Industry. This event was held to celebrate National Robotics Week. The museum featured robots from around the world in...

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Serious Black heads to World Championship!

Julian's Serious Black team's journey to the World Championship began when they were one of two OPEF VEX Robotics teams accepted for the 2013 National VEX Robotics Competition, held in Ralston, NE in March. So Serious Black asked permission for parents to take them to...

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Upcycling artwork at Julian!

The Art Club of Percy Julian Middle School created "Upcycled Art" by re-using and re-purposing such items as rubber bands, drywall tape, steel wool, copper plumbing strapping, melted crayons, and electrical wire. Students constructed and wove panels using these...

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