District 401 News Articles

EPHS students and families came out in big numbers this week to pick up student Chromebooks for 2018-19, marking the start of the District's 1:1 era.

District 401 has enhanced its student services with the hiring of Ms. Sara Barrick and Ms. Pamela Stutzman. Check inside for more about our special education coordinators.

Mr. Joseph Sierra learned management in the private sector. Since then, D401's new buildings & grounds director has been applying his knowledge to public schools.

Change remains the watchword for District 401 under Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade. This includes change among our administrators, 10 of whom are new this year.

The "1:1" era at EPHS has arrived! Each student will be assigned a Chromebook for the new school year. Students can pick up their devices during the week of Aug. 6-10.

Led by valedictorian Talia Nuzzo, more than 220 students said farewell to Elmwood Park High School in a ceremony held May 20. Congrats to the newest Tiger alums!

The Elm Scholastic Bowl varsity team capped off its season May 11-13 by participating in the Middle School National Championship Tournament. Check inside to learn more.

Elmwood Park High School has just landed the No. 53 spot in U.S. News' latest rankings of Illinois public high schools — and it's made the top 10 percent nationally as well.

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.

WYSE is an ultra-challenging academic contest that EPHS has never competed in — until now. Congratulations to our sectional runner-up trailblazers on their achievements!

Josh Kause, who works for District 401's Buildings & Grounds, recently appeared on national TV to meet the woman whose life he saved by donating blood stem cells.

Eight EPHS artists earned recognition for their skills, winning a total of 12 awards in Triton College's 2018 High School Art Contest. Check inside for their work!

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!

EPHS and Elm students participated in a nationwide school walkout to honor the victims of the recent Florida school shootings. Read an update from Dr. Wade.

District 401's upcoming technology event, "Into the Cloud," is sure to be memorable — not least because the April 5 showcase will be DJed by EPHS's own Justin Eigenbauer!

Help us celebrate the arts by attending the John Mills Art Show on Thursday, March 8. From 5 to 7 p.m., the school gym will be filled with artwork by all of our students!

The 2018 EPHS Spring Musical, "Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella," will be performed March 9-11, and we invited director Noah Pligge to tell us all about the show.

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!

Mr. Michael V. Scheidt became the Board of Education's newest member on Feb. 21 when he was sworn in to fill a Board vacancy. The appointment runs until April 2019.

More than a dozen sports camps will be offered this summer at EPHS. Regardless of age, grade or sport, there's a camp for just about any student athlete!

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.

Andrew Ticao of John Mills won the District Spelling Bee on Jan. 19, and Anastasia Prodanchuk of Elmwood placed second. Congrats to all who competed!

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.