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More experts in more classrooms, brought to you by OPEF

[from the fall 2007 issue of OPEF's newsletter, Take Note] This year, the Oak Park Education is bringing more experts than ever into classrooms to work with students! Our programs are growing, which means more architects, artists, scientists and technology buffs are...

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Some like it HOT!

[from the fall 2007 issue of OPEF's newsletter, Take Note] It's become a tradition: Each year the 21 second grade students from the Whittier multi-age classes of Ms. Druckmiller, Ms. Dunn and Ms. Nelson study Mexican life and art with Mr. Guillermo Delgado. Mr....

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Everybody is an artist

[from the fall 2007 issue of OPEF's newsletter, Take Note] Everybody is an artist: That's what dancer and textile artist Vickie Casanova believes. Look at the hand-sewn pillows and the two intricate quilts made by the students in Gale Liebman and Karen Tokarz's...

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Connecting to art

[from the fall 2007 issue of OPEF's newsletter, Take Note] Inspiration, innovation, creativity. Bringing art into the classroom adds these magic ingredients to make every academic subject come alive. That's why we run Art Start, partnering sculptors, musicians,...

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Architecture Adventure wins $10,000 visionary grant

The Oak Park Education Foundation is proud to be the August recipient of a $10,000 grant to expand Architecture Adventure into all ten Oak Park public schools. With the help of the Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest, we are inspiring the next generation of...

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VEX Robotics teams grow with Community Foundation Grant

OPEF is enhancing our popular VEX Robotics teams at both middle schools, thanks to a $4,000 grant awarded in September by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation. The money will be used to add hardware and software to accommodate a total of 18 teams. Exciting...

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Art Start awarded two grants

Thanks to Target and the Oak Park Area Arts Council, Art Start launches its 11th year providing artists in residence in one grade in every Oak Park elementary school. The Oak Park Area Arts Council awarded Art Start a $2,500 grant, along with a letter of support...

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Fly Bird student art auction benefits OPEF

The beautiful exhibit/auction of District 97 student bird paintings in the store windows of Fly Bird this May was our most successful ever! Customers admired and bid on the student works, with all proceeds benefiting the Oak Park Education Foundation. Bids started at...

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Oak Park Education Foundation expands Global Village*

"I love science now because of [our Global Village scientist]. I wish we had more time with him. I'd trade recess for more time with him." "It's so cool to actually have [a Global Village scientist] who does this with you. It opens new doors, new ideas. I might even...

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