John Mills 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.

Alicja Rusek logged more than six hours and over 700 pages during September to become one of the top five readers in the Blackhawks' reading program. Congratulations, Alicja!

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.

In his 22 years as an educator, Frank Kuzniewski has worked at the high school, middle school and elementary school levels. Check inside for more about John Mills' new leader.

For Alexandra Oreluk, the climb up the educational leadership ladder has been a rapid one. Read our interview with John Mills' new assistant principal to learn more.

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

Congratulations to Petr Malina and Zalise Ramos, 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 after a strong showing by Mills and Elmwood students alike.

John Mills student musicians rang in the holiday season with their annual Winter Concert. Check inside for more about our choir and 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!

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 soon be here. Please order your photos ahead of time and make sure your student brings the required payment to the photo shoot.

With the school year in full swing, you've probably noticed a few newcomers among the John Mills faculty. We have seven, in fact. If you haven't already met them, check inside!

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.

Help us celebrate the arts by attending the John Mills Art Show on Thursday, March 8. From 5 to 7 p.m., the school gym will be filled with artwork by all of our students!

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 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!

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.

Andrew Ticao of John Mills won the District Spelling Bee on Jan. 19, and Anastasia Prodanchuk of Elmwood placed second. 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 John Mills Choir and Band.