Oakbrook Preparatory School

Oakbrook appoints Chemistry Teacher

Former chemist brings professional experience to Oakbrook

Oakbrook Preparatory School is proud to announce the addition of Alice Yielding as its new physical science teacher.

Alice has a BS in chemistry with a math minor from Athens State in Alabama and worked as a chemist out of college and then transitioned to teaching where she has experience in charter and home school environments teaching chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

“I am excited for Alice to join our faculty. She has incredibly high standards for science education, believes in the importance of lab-based learning, and is a great cultural fit,” said Head of School Adair Hinds.

“I am really looking forward to working with the students and staff at Oakbrook,” said Alice. “I’m excited to get started and show them all the fun and exciting things about the physical science world.”

Alice said she is eager to begin sharing her proefessional experience with Oakbrook students through labs as well educating them about careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

"There are so many opportunites for students today," she said.

In addition to her passion for science, Alice started the upstate FLL robotics team for the homeschool group where her students placed second in technical design and qualified for the state competition. Alice consulted with the Oakbrook team prior to the world competition. She has experience programming and is excited to help lead our robotics program.

Alice is married to Michael, who works as an engineer for CMH2Hill. Her son Brad will be joining us in the Fall as an 8th grader. 

Robotics team wins CREATE AWARD at World's Competition

Oakbrook's VEX Robotics team wins award for most innovative engineering design solution

Congratulations to Oakbrook's Vex Robotics Team - Combined IQ. 

They received the CREATE AWARD at the Vex World Championship! The award is given to the team with the most innovative engineering design solution to this year's challenge.  Our pneumatic shifting, two speed transmission was the ONLY shifting transmission in all 800 teams this year!

There are a total of 12,000 Vex teams worldwide.  The top 800 are represented at worlds. Only 15 awards were given at finals.

Oakbrook Summer Camps

We're offering academic, athletic, and arts camps this summer for kids in K3 and up. Register now!

Click here to view all our camps and register http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ear4dhm9ae0a2693&llr=7mjljbeab

Oakbrook's Robotics team prepares for world competition

Read more about how Oakbrook students are developing 21st century skills through STEM programs.

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20150322/articles/150329924

Oakbrook Prep senior raises money for body cameras for police officers

Senior Dozier Lacey's senior project was featured in by several news organizations this week. read about the impact Dozier is making on his local community.

Oakbrook Preparatory School senior Dozier Lacey, 18, decided to create a fundraiser to raise money to purchase wearable video cameras for the officers. The effort is part of his senior service project.

The aspiring police officer said he has always had a passion for law enforcement and wanted to find a way to give back to those he said protects the community.

“We were able to pick anything that involves what we want to be,” Lacey said while in school Monday. “I want to give back to officers because they protect us and serve us every day.”

Read more here: http://www.goupstate.com/article/20150303/articles/150309895

Dozier will also be featured on Fox Carolina and News Channel 7 tonight and was interviewed on WORD Radio 106.3.


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