ECC News Articles

A district on the move — that's the message that came through loud and clear at Dr. Wade's first annual State of the District presentation. Check inside for video and slides.

What a night! EPHS Gym was the place to be when the District held "Into the Cloud," a community event showcasing how technology is transforming the classroom.

Whether dressing up in "Cat in the Hat"-inspired clothes or playing with ooey-gooey oobleck, our students had a great time celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss!

While older students participated in a walkout to honor the victims of the recent Florida school shootings, ECC students took part in learning activities related to the walkout.

Ready to see what technology has to offer D401 students? Want to try out a few apps or even play some video games? Then the "Into the Cloud" tech event is for you!

Attention, all fans of Dr. Seuss! Visit the ECC on Thursday, March 1, for Dr. Seuss Family Night as we celebrate the 114th birthday of the beloved author and illustrator.

More than 100 parents and students turned out for District 401's STEMscopes Night, which provided an overview of the District's science curriculum for grades K-8.

Could your child benefit from the preschool programs available at the ECC? Find out by arranging for a free preschool screening in early March. Read on to learn more.

Come out to the STEMscopes Parent & Community Night at Elm Middle School, and learn all about the STEMscopes curriculum — how it works and why we adopted it.

The holiday spirit was alive and well on Thursday, Dec. 14, as Early Childhood Center families packed the John Mills gym for the 2017 ECC Winter Concert.

Just in time for the winter holidays, Frosty the Snowman paid a visit to the ECC for group photos with all of our classrooms. And what a reception our students gave him!

The arrival of winter means snow and frigid temps. Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade explains how District 401 handles weather-related school closings.

Students and parents got a head start on holiday decorations when they took part in "Winter Crafts," the Early Childhood Center's most recent family event.

To the delight of our students, puppeteer Dave Herzog recently visited the ECC with his hand-carved marionettes. Check inside to see what all the excitement was about!

ECC's Fall Picture Day will be Tuesday, Sept. 26. Please order your photos ahead of time and make sure your student brings the required payment on Picture Day.

Bring your child to the Early Childhood Center's Open House on Sept. 13 and find out about all the learning that will be happening here during the 2017-18 school year.

There's always lots of activity at the Early Childhood Center, and one way you can stay current is by reading our weekly school newsletter, which is sent home each Friday.

It was a busy and fun-filled day for students, parents and faculty as the Early Childhood Center opened its doors Wednesday, Aug. 16, for the 2017-18 academic year.

Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade explains why District 401 would benefit if the General Assembly overrides Gov. Rauner's amendatory veto of the SB1 school-funding plan.

Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade has sent a letter to the community informing everyone that the first day of school for ALL D401 schools remains Wednesday, August 16.

Our first community outreach events with the District's new Superintendent, Dr. Nicolas Wade, will take place at EPHS the day after school begins. All are welcome to attend!

Dr. Wade, the District's current Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, will succeed current Superintendent Dr. Kevin M. Anderson on July 1.

The ECC celebrated the birthday of one of America's most beloved children's writers with Dr. Seuss Family Night on March 2. From listening to classic stories to playing with oobleck, it was a night of family fun!

The ECC All-Purpose Room was packed last month with parents and students who participated in our January family event — Math Fun! Check inside for a look at some of the games and activities.

Didn't get a chance to attend D401's recent public events introducing the District's new technology plan? Check inside for details on the changes coming to our schools.