Elmwood Park CUSD 401 News

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.

With the fall semester winding down, the EPHS Band Program's annual Winter Concert brought the cheer with performances by the school's Jazz Band and Concert Band.

The EPHS Choir Program's annual Holiday Concert featured memorable performances by the school's Chorale, Concert Choir and Swing Choir — not to mention a few EPHS alums!

Our student musicians recently rang in the holiday season with our annual Winter Concert, featuring memorable performances by the Elmwood Band and Choir.

Our student musicians recently rang in the holiday season with our annual Winter Concert, featuring memorable performances by the John Mills Choir and Band.

Our student musicians recently ushered in the holiday season with the school's annual Winter Concert, featuring memorable performances by the Elm Choir and Elm Band.

Twenty-four members of the EPHS Class of 2018 have been recognized for their academic achievements by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).

The arrival of winter means snow and frigid temps. D401 Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade explains how the District handles weather-related school closings.

To the delight of students, puppeteer Dave Herzog recently visited the Early Childhood Center with his hand-carved marionettes. See what all the excitement was about!

The Board of Education has issued a press release confirming that the District's teachers failed to ratify a tentative contract agreement. Check inside for more.

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its new report cards for districts and schools. D401 Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade provides context for the numbers.

With crowd-pleasing favorites such as "Day by Day" and an uplifting message, "Godspell" took center stage Oct. 27-29 as the 2017 EPHS Fall Musical.

Prior to the Oct. 27-29 performance of the 2017 EPHS Fall Musical, "Godspell," we invited director Noah Pligge to tell us about the show — and he had plenty to say!

For only the second time in a quarter century, the EPHS Tigers have qualified for the IHSA football playoffs. The team travels to Genoa-Kingston this Saturday.

State Rep. Camille Y. Lilly spent time recently with some of her younger constituents as she visited social studies classes at Elm Middle School — and she was impressed!

EPHS seniors and juniors got a chance to meet with representatives from more than 20 colleges and universities at the school's well-attended 2017 College Fair.

When the Bears and Steelers met for their pregame coin toss Sept. 24, Elm 8th grader Nathan Calderon was right there with them. Check inside to learn why!

The Elmwood PATT's first Scholastic Book Fair of 2017-18 will run from Monday, Oct. 2, to Friday, Oct. 6. The theme is "Wild West — Saddle Up and Read!" Check inside for more.

The John Mills 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.

The 2017-18 school year was barely a day old, but new Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade was already reaching out to District 401 residents to hear what they had to say.