Elmwood Park CUSD 401 News

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.

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.

Less than a week into the new school year, Elm students completed their training in the essentials of the school's new Google-based instructional technology.

EPHS students had a busy return to school as they spent much of their day learning the essentials of the school's new Google-based instructional technology.

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?