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Dissecting sheep eyes at Holmes

Ms. Vickers's Holmes 5th graders had an exciting time dissecting sheep's eyes with their Global Village* scientist, Dr. David Hines. Click here or on the photo above to see pictures from Holmes by Sheila Barabad.   * The program is now named "Science...

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Geared Up at Lincoln

Ms. Parra's Lincoln School 3rd graders take part in OPEF's new hands-on pilot program, Geared Up. Here they experiment with principles of force Geared Up. Here they experiment with principles of force, motion, friction and more while building and testing a street...

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Art Start at Mann

In this Art Start project, Mann 2nd graders in Ms. Mariani's and Ms. Sarno's classes partnered with actor/director Rhona Taylor to write and perform fables about bullying. Click here or on the photo above to see pictures from Mann by Oak Park photographer Roy Phifer.

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Art Start at Brooks

Ms. Murray's Brooks After School Art Club dyed yarn with Kool-Aid, learned to needle felt, and made bowls using wet felting with Art Start artist Pamela Penney. Click here or on the photo above to see pictures from Brooks by Oak Park photographer Paul Goyette.

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Team of architects visits Whittier 4th/5th graders

Eight architects are collaborating with Ms. Darley's and Ms. Greene's Whittier students this year, in partnership with art teacher Mr. Patterson. Together the architects and students are building 10 large architectural models of significant buildings around the world,...

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OPEF’s newest program: Geared Up

Our newest program, Geared Up, brings engineering, physical science, math and technology challenges to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Using LEGO Motorized Mechanisms sets, students will work in teams of 2 to build models that demonstrate concepts such as simple machines,...

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Art Start wins Target grant

The Oak Park Education Foundation received a $3,000 grant from Target in support of Art Start. This is OPEF's 5th Target grant for Art Start, and the largest Target grant we have received to date. Thanks to our teachers, artists, and supporters - for creating a...

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Alternative energy at Brooks

See a slideshow from a recent Global Village* class at Brooks here, or click on the photo above. Jim Gill, an engineer with Earth & Sky Energy LLC, worked with students on some of the nuts and bolts of alternative energy. * The program is now named "Science...

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Fly Bird auction benefits Oak Park Education Foundation

border="0"> Stop by the 4th Annual Student Art Show/Auction, hosted by Fly Bird to benefit the Oak Park Education Foundation, through June 15 at 719 Lake Street in Oak Park. 140 unique bird sculptures created by middle school students are on exhibit - and for sale....

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VEX Robotics Competition April 3

Come one, come all to the VEX Robotics competition of Julian vs. Brooks! Watch teams compete with robots designed, built, programmed and controlled by students. The competition will take place on Thursday, April 3, 7 pm in the Brooks gym, 325 S. Kenilworth. The teams...

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