Elmwood Park CUSD 401 News

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.

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!

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.

It was time to put middle school in the rearview mirror for some 220 students as Elm held its 2017 commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 23. Good luck, graduates!

With proud family members, friends and well-wishers looking on, more than 200 students graduated from EPHS on May 21. Congratulations, Class of 2017!

As the school year ended, EPHS recognized more than 60 members of the Class of 2017 for their academic accomplishments with an awards breakfast in their honor.

Elmwood Park High School has landed the No. 64 spot in a national magazine's latest rankings of Illinois public high schools — placing EPHS among the state's top 10 percent.

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

Taking its place among the state's 54 Democracy Schools, EPHS earned the accolade for its commitment to preparing students to become informed and active citizens.

Welcome to the conclusion of our coverage of EPHS's latest crowd-pleasing musical, "The Addams Family." Who knew moving toward the darkness could be so much fun?

Welcome to our second batch of photos from EPHS's crowd-pleasing musical production of "The Addams Family." Full disclosure — all does not go well at dinner!

The Elmwood Park DECA chapter earned more than two dozen awards, certificates and special honors at last weekend's Illinois Career Development Conference in Rosemont.

If you couldn't get enough of Gomez, Morticia and the rest of the Addams clan this weekend, you weren't alone! Check out our first batch of photos from the crowd pleaser.

Don't miss this year's EPHS spring production, "The Addams Family." With more than 90 students involved, the musical comedy will be performed Friday through Sunday.

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!

Elm students put their science, technology, engineering and math skills to the test in the school's robotics program. The result? Three teams have qualified for state!

At its February regular meeting, the District 401 Board of Education recognized EPHS and Elm students for their academic and athletic achievements.

Eleven EPHS artists earned a total of 17 ribbons in Triton College's 2017 High School Art Competition, including blue ribbons in jewelry and ceramic plate.

The ECC All-Purpose Room was packed last month with parents and students who participated in the school's 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.

Shortly after the 7th graders won their conference championship, the 8th graders continued Elm's winning ways in boys basketball as they beat Hester to finish the season undefeated.

It wasn't easy, but the Elm boys came through with a 24-21 win over Mannheim on Jan. 26 to earn the 7th-grade championship in the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament.

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.

Eighteen members of the EPHS Class of 2017 have been recognized for their academic achievements by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). They ranked in the top 10 percent of Illinois seniors.

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