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Reese Loos

OPEF’s Stonehaus Fundraiser Brings in Big End-of-Year Donations

May 1, 2019 | Reese Loos

On Saturday, April 27, Oak Park Education Foundation held an end-of-year fundraiser at The Stonehaus in Westlake Village. There were over 85 guests at the sold out event. Many new OPUSD familes attended, along with OPEF board members, PTO presidents, and top donors. An overview presentation of OPEF was conducted by OPEF board member, Carmela […]

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Read OPUSD’s Winter 2019 School Watch Newsletter!

April 7, 2019 | Reese Loos

Click on the image below to read OPUSD’s “The SCHOOL WATCH” Community Newsletter – Winter 2019 Edition

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OPEF Hosts Its First Mixer for Simi Valley & Moorpark DOC Families!

April 7, 2019 | Reese Loos

Did you know that 48% of the student population at OPUSD are students who live outside of the district in the surrounding areas of Oak Park? That’s almost half of the student population commuting Monday through Friday to attend the excellent, high-performing schools in the city of Oak Park. One thing we love about OPUSD […]

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OPUSD’s Odyssey of the Mind is Going to World Finals!

April 7, 2019 | Reese Loos

Congratulations to our OPUSD students for winning a 3 spots in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, taking place at Michigan State University on May 22-25! Over 800 teams from around the world compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, and we are thrilled to have so many Oak Park students make […]

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Rocket Club Participates in the Team America Rocketry Challenge

April 7, 2019 | Reese Loos

The Rocket Club has been working hard on the Team America Rocketry Challenge – TARC. You can learn more about this national contest sponsored by the major aerospace industry partners, NASA, and the U.S. Dept. of Defense here: https://rocketcontest.org. The Rocket Club at OHES! Science Night at Oak Hills Elementary School was a success; the students […]

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Rocket Club Soars to New Heights at OPHS!

February 10, 2019 | Reese Loos

The Oak Park Rocket and Aviation Team consists of 24 students in grades 9-12 from Oak Park High School in Ventura County, California. Boeing is the primary sponsor of the team. The team participates in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), which is the world’s largest rocket contest. […]

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117 OPUSD Students Will Compete in Odyssey of the Mind This Year!

February 10, 2019 | Reese Loos

Supported annually by the Oak Park Education Foundation, Odyssey of the Mind is the world’s largest creative problem solving competition in the world. It was introduced to OPUSD five years ago. In our inaugural year, we had five teams participating. This year, 19 teams from five of the Oak Park schools are participating! The consistent […]

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Partnership with OPUSD Elementary Schools’ PTAs & PFAs!

February 10, 2019 | Reese Loos

This 2018-2019 school year, the Oak Park Education Foundation dedicated $250,000 towards implementing literacy and numeracy instructional aides in the K-3 classrooms of all 3 OPUSD elementary schools. On Oct 2 & 25, the aides attended a 3-hour training which covered the philosophical and instructional shifts OPUSD is taking in math. In particular, the Mathematical […]

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OPEF Honors Distinguished Donors at Inaugural Appreciation Event!

February 10, 2019 | Reese Loos

Did you know that 85% of our total funds raised so far were gifted by our generous donors who have given or committed to giving $1,000+ for the 2018-2019 school year?  On Saturday, February 2, the OPEF board hosted our inaugural Distinguished Donors Appreciation event to thank and celebrate the families, education professionals, and community […]

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