John Mills News Articles

The Illinois State Board of Education has released guidance for schools concerning the 2020-21 school year. Dr. Wade discusses what this means for District 401.

Following up on his letter concerning racism, injustice and equity, Dr. Wade offers a number of resources for families to engage in conversations about these topics.

In the wake of protests against the killing of George Floyd, Dr. Wade discusses how District 401 can and will be advocating for equity, anti-racism and racial justice.

In this video featuring Dr. Wade and District 401's school principals, the District reaffirms its commitment to equity and equality, justice, diversity, dialogue and reflection.

Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade discusses the formation of a transition committee to prepare for 2020-21 and offers his appreciation to all District 401 stakeholders.

In a letter prepared for the District 401 Board of Education, Dr. Nicolas Wade summarizes the results of the District's recent survey about the impact of COVID-19.

Information about John Mills Elementary School's end-of-year procedures for picking up and dropping off student materials on May 20 and May 22 is now available.

District 401 is seeking stakeholder responses about learning and operations related to remote learning and COVID-19. Check inside for our feedback form.

District 401 will continue with remote learning for the rest of the 2019-20 school year following Gov. Pritzker's decision to keep schools closed due to COVID-19.

The start date for students is pushed back to Aug. 31, 2020, and the end date to June 9, 2021, but previously scheduled breaks and early release days are unchanged.

In a letter prepared for the District 401 Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade summarizes the impact of COVID-19 on current and future District operations.

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.

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.

During his career, 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 leadership ladder has been a rapid one. Read our interview with John Mills' new assistant principal to learn more.