John Mills News Articles

District 401 Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade discusses remote learning expectations, changes in event dates and other matters in his new COVID-19 update.

In his latest community letter, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicolas Wade provides an update on remote learning and other District operations during the COVID-19 closure.

District 401 Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade's new update provides clarifications on e-learning and "Act of God," as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

In his new community letter, Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade provides additional details about learning and operations during District 401's school closures.

Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade announces that District 401 schools will close beginning March 16 and shift to e-learning due to the coronavirus.

With the coronavirus increasingly at the forefront of national news, Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade discusses how the District is ensuring student health and safety.

Eighteen 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!

Students from John Mills and Elmwood competed in the 2020 District 401 Spelling Bee on Jan. 14. Congratulations to everyone from both schools who participated!

District 401 Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade explains how to stay informed and up to date 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.