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Partnership with OPUSD Elementary Schools’ PTAs & PFAs!

February 10, 2019 |

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 |

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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An Update from OPEF Board Chairman, Brandon McFadden

February 10, 2019 |

OPEF is excited to announce that we are beginning regular communication via our e-Newsletter, The OPEF Leaflet, coming to your inboxes very soon. With the many investments OPEF has made to our schools this 2018-2019 school year, it is important to us that we share with you updates on the wonderful programs we are funding […]

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Medea Creek Welcomes New Student Counselor!

February 10, 2019 |

Medea Creek Middle School has welcomed their new counselor, Ms. Cyndi Smilor. Thanks to the support of the Oak Park Education Foundation, Medea Creek Middle School has been able to add a fourth full-time counselor to the staff this past December Additional counseling service has been an ongoing priority at the middle school. In recent […]

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And the winners of our survey participation competition are…

July 18, 2018 |

OPEF offered cash incentives to our schools for percentage of parent participation in our Summer Survey. The results are impressive and so close that we have two first and two second place winners as shown below. Congratulations to Brookside and Oak Hills Elementary Schools for finishing first with 37% and to Red Oak Elementary and Medea […]

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OPEF’s summer survey receives 1,097 parent responses

July 18, 2018 |

Thank you to all of our families who responded to the OPEF summer survey by providing valuable feedback on their understanding of the foundation, state funding of Oak Park Schools and their specific district funding interests. This is a snapshot of our findings: Response rate: 1,097 parents responded – a 39% response rate, which by […]

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Oak Park High School Rocket Team

November 15, 2013 |

The Oak Park High School Rocket Team placed 17th in the nation in the Team America Rocketry Challenge in Washington, D.C. in May, 2012. The team was also selected by NASA as part of their Student Launch Projects for 2012-13 with only 20 other schools in the U.S.

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