John Mills Elementary News

The PTA's first Scholastic Book Fair of 2017-18 will run from Monday, Sept. 25, to Friday, Sept. 29. The theme is "Wild West — Saddle Up and Read!" Check inside for more.

Meet Our New John Mills Faculty

September 11, 2017

With the school year in full swing, you've probably noticed a few new faces among the John Mills faculty. We have seven teachers, in fact, who are new to our school. If you haven't already met them, check inside!

If you missed John Mills' Curriculum Morning, don't worry! The slide presentation with information about the 2017-18 school year is available for downloading.

Just a reminder that Picture Day will be Monday, Sept. 11. Please order your photos ahead of time and make sure your student brings the required payment to the photo shoot.

It was a busy day as the new school year got underway Wednesday. Students enjoyed an assembly while parents met with teachers during Curriculum Morning.

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!

It's time to start thinking about registering your child for school. Registration is already underway for returning students, with open enrollment scheduled for July 24.

Get to know your child's teachers by joining us for Curriculum Morning on the first day of school! This event replaces our Curriculum Night. See you then!

Curious about a quick and hassle-free way to order supplies for the new school year? Thanks to the John Mills PTA, you can get what you need with one-stop online shopping!

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

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.

Andrew Ticao won the Elmwood Park Spelling Bee for the second straight year as students from Mills and Elmwood demonstrated their spelling skills yet again.

Who's the best speller among District 401's elementary school students? We'll find out Friday, Jan. 20, when the annual Elmwood Park Spelling Bee takes place at Elmwood School, with 30 students competing.

Heard about D401's Technology Initiative but want to learn more? Don't miss the upcoming symposium at three of our schools.