Elmwood News Articles

A milestone on the road to a brighter future for Elmwood Elementary School and the District 401 community was reached May 11 with a ceremonial groundbreaking.

As work begins on Elmwood's renovation construction project, we will no longer use the overhang entrance on 75th Court for entrance or exit as of March 24.

Each year West40, a nonprofit educational service center for western Cook County, honors select area students with the SCOTY Award. Here are this year's D401 winners!

When spring break begins on March 28, so will asbestos abatement projects at both District 401 elementary schools. Check inside for details and notifications.

Nearly 20 athletic camps covering a variety of sports will be offered this summer at EPHS. Regardless of age or sport, there's a camp for just about any student athlete!

Congratulations to the District 401 educators, including two from Elmwood, who have been recognized by ISBE's Those Who Excel and Teacher of the Year award programs!

In response to last night's court ruling, District 401 is moving to mask recommended effective today. Check inside for other changes made as a result of the ruling.

Erhan Mulvihill, an Elmwood 4th grader, won this year's D401 Spelling Bee in an epic contest that lasted 45 rounds, with Elm 7th grader Mel Rubio placing second.

With winter break already here, it's time to look back at District 401's holiday concert season. Check inside for links to each of our winter concert photo galleries!

For the first time two years, District 401 will celebrate the coming winter holiday season with in-person concerts at each of our schools! Check inside for details.

The lines were long this week as scores of District 401 families participated in free COVID-19 vaccination events at Elmwood and John Mills elementary schools.

With work to begin next spring on construction projects at Elmwood and John Mills, community members, including State Rep. Camille Y. Lilly, got a sneak peek at the plans.

Positive Health Services in partnership with CCDPH is hosting free COVID-19 vaccination events in November and December for District 401 students ages 5 to 11 years.

Fall 2021 parent-teacher conferences at all District 401 schools will be held Nov. 3 and 4. This year registration will be done via PowerSchool. Check inside for details!

Students learned just how quickly fire can spread when members of the Elmwood Park Fire Department visited our school as part of this year's Fire Prevention Week.

Elmwood Elementary students participated in the school's 2021 fall walk-a-thon on Oct. 1., helping to raise money for school events in partnership with the PATT.

So what's an author who has sold 3 million copies of her books doing at Elmwood? Talking with our students about reading, writing and making good choices!

Parents and students came out to Elmwood Elementary School way past regular hours on Sept. 2 to take in the 2021 Open House. Thank you, Panther families!

Champion cyclist Matt Wilhelm visited Elmwood on Aug. 27 for an anti-bullying assembly that mixed a message of resilience with a display of major BMX skills.

Positive Health Services in partnership with CCDPH is hosting free COVID-19 vaccination events in August and September for District 401 students 12 years and older.

District 401 families: You can sign up your students 12 years and older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine at Elm Middle School next week and in early June.

For students 16 and older, the Pfizer COVID vaccine is now available at West Leyden High School from April 30 to June 30. Check inside for details on signing up.

District 401 is planning for 2021-22 with a focus on what can be done to ensure a safe in-person return for all students. Help includes one-time federal grant money.

Changes released in joint guidance from ISBE and the Illinois Department of Public Health will allow us to start the transition toward a pre-pandemic environment.

The next phase of the Hybrid Learning Plan will take effect April 6. Please submit your learning preference survey by Feb. 26 to choose the plan you want for your student(s).