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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From the desk of the Longfellow 2nd graders

The Oak Park Education Foundation is honored to be chosen by the Longfellow 2nd graders to receive the $561 proceeds from their fundraiser. They sent us the following letter, signed by every student and teacher in the four 2nd grade classes: Dear Oak Park Education...

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VEX Robotics teams double in size

Last year 22 Oak Park students participated in this worldwide program; this year 55 kids are in on the excitement of this after-school club. Students are grouped into teams which design, build and program robots, and then compete with other teams of students in robot...

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Robots invade Wisconsin! Oak Park next!

Middle school students on VEX Robotics Teams traveled to Milwaukee on December 3 to observe the 2006 WIRED (Wisconsin Institute for Robotics in Education) Robotics Challenge, where more than 24 high school teams competed with robots they designed and built....

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