Elmwood News Articles

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The Feb. 3, 2023, issue of our school newsletter, Elmwood Express, is here with the latest need-to-know info for the Panther community. Please enjoy — and go Panthers!

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All of our schools are represented among the winners of this year's ISBE Those Who Excel Awards! We are proud of all you do for our students and their families!

Elm 7th grader Kate Kondela displays the District Spelling Bee trophy flanked by her mother, Anna

Kate Kondela, an Elm 7th grader, won this year's District Spelling Bee in a contest that lasted 30 rounds! She previously won in 2020 as an Elmwood 4th grader.

Chalkboard with dates of Winter 2023 Parent-Teacher Conferences: Feb. 15 & 16

Parent-teacher conferences will be held in person at all District 401 schools on Feb. 15 and 16. Sign ups will remain open until noon Feb. 14 via PowerSchool.

Sam LaBarbera and sons Joe and Sammy

1990 EPHS graduate Sam LaBarbera was MVP on two Tiger golf teams, and he passed along his love of the sport to his sons, Joe and Sammy, the latest stars of EPHS golf.

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The Jan. 20, 2023, issue of our school newsletter, Elmwood Express, is here with the latest need-to-know info for the Panther community. Please enjoy — and go Panthers!

Buildings & Grounds Director Michael Scheidt

Meet Michael Scheidt, a 1992 EPHS graduate and District 401's new Buildings & Grounds chief. He succeeds Joseph Sierra, who served from July 2018 to November 2022.

Chalkboard with dates of Fall 2022 Parent-Teacher Conferences: Nov. 2 & 3

Fall 2022 Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held in person at all District 401 schools on Wednesday, Nov. 2, and Thursday, Nov. 3. Sign up now online via PowerSchool.

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The first day of classes is fast approaching on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Here are a few resources and reminders to help prepare for a successful start to the new school year!

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Please enjoy the fourth issue of District 401's monthly newsletter updating the progress of our Elmwood and John Mills elementary school construction projects.

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Please enjoy the third issue of District 401's monthly newsletter updating the progress of our Elmwood and John Mills elementary school construction projects.

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Please enjoy the second issue of District 401's monthly newsletter updating the progress of our Elmwood and John Mills elementary school construction projects.

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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.

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Welcome to the first issue of District 401's monthly newsletter updating the progress of our Elmwood and John Mills elementary school construction projects.

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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.

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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!

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

EPHS girls volleyball players in action

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!

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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!

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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.

Elmwood student wins District Spelling Bee

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.

Elmwood students performs at the school's 2021 Holiday Show.

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!

Elmwood students perform at the 2019 Elmwood Holiday Show..

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.

A District 401 student receives a dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

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.

State Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78) talks with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Leah Gauthier during the Nov. 1 construction update session at John Mills Elementary School.

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.