Elmwood News Articles

District 401 Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade explains how to stay informed about possible school closings due to extreme weather or other emergencies.

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its 2019 report cards for districts and schools. Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade provides context for District 401's numbers.

In "Operation Genius," students in grades 6-12 may tackle any problem they want. The best ideas and solutions will be presented March 12 in a community event at EPHS.

The Illinois State Board of Education has recognized District 401 with three major awards in the 2019 Those Who Excel program, which celebrates excellence in education.

Curious about a quick and hassle-free way to order supplies for the 2019-20 school year? Thanks to the Elmwood PATT, you can get what you need with one-stop online shopping!

Congratulations to Alyssa Anderson and Gianna Velazquez, who were among the area students honored this week as 2019 School Citizen of the Year (SCOTY) winners!

Twenty different athletic camps covering 10 sports will be offered this summer at EPHS. Regardless of age or sport, there's a camp for just about any student athlete!

Changes are on the way for District 401's summer programs for grades K-7, including free tuition! The 2019 Summer Academy will run June 3 to July 3 at John Mills.

Nico Di Naso, an Elmwood 6th grader, topped this year's field of 28 competitors to win the District Spelling Bee, and classmate Steven Rodriguez took second place.

Elmwood School musicians ushered in the holidays with "Sounds of the Season," their annual Winter Concert. Check inside for more about our band members — plus photos!

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!

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.

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.