Elmwood News Articles

Ten local veterans spoke about their military experiences to Elmwood Elementary students in grades 4-6 as the school celebrated their service in observance of Veterans Day.

Parents and guardians, you can help us become an even better school by completing the 2018-19 5Essentials Survey. Check inside for more information and a link to the survey!

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.

Just a reminder that Picture Day will be here soon. Please order your photos ahead of time and make sure your student brings the required payment on Picture Day.

You've probably noticed several newcomers among the Elmwood faculty. If you haven't already met them, check inside to learn more about Ms. Bell and Ms. Ascencio!

Elmwood's new principal, Mr. Matthew Lerner, grew up in Wisconsin and spent the past six years as a principal in Rockford. Check inside to learn more about Mr. Lerner!

From Elmwood student to Elmwood assistant principal — that's the journey Ms. Stephanie Hagins has taken. Read on to discover more about the Elmwood Park native.

Incoming Principal Mr. Matthew Lerner and Assistant Principal Ms. Stephanie Hagins recently held a "meet and greet" with the school community. Check inside for more.

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.

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!

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!

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.

Anastasia Prodanchuk of Elmwood placed second to three-time champ Andrew Ticao of John Mills in the District Spelling Bee on Jan. 19. 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.

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

The arrival of winter means snow and frigid temps. Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade explains how District 401 handles weather-related school closings.

Elmwood recently participated in D401's "All Kinds of Kinds" project, a multimedia celebration of difference and diversity. Check out what "Kinds of Kinds" we are!

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.

Meet Our New Elmwood Faculty

September 15, 2017

With the school year in full swing, you've probably noticed a few new faces among the Elmwood faculty. If you haven't already met them, check inside to learn more about Ms. Sohl, Heck, Wolff and Windisch!

If you missed Elmwood's Curriculum Kickoff for parents, don't worry! The slide presentation with information for a great 2017-18 school year is available for downloading.

Just a reminder that Picture Day will be Thursday, Sept. 14. Please order your photos ahead of time and make sure your student brings the required payment on Picture Day.

It was standing-room only in the Elmwood cafeteria Wednesday morning as parents got a preview of what to expect for their children during the 2017-18 school year.

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.