John Mills News Articles

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 John Mills and Elmwood elementary school construction projects.

Construction update logo

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

Construction update logo

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

John Mills administration participate in May 17 groundbreaking

John Mills Elementary School and the District 401 community took another major step toward a brighter future with its groundbreaking ceremony on May 17.

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

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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!

Asbestos Abatement with school logos

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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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

A pair of Trojan 5th graders tied for eighth overall as Erhan Mulvihill, an Elmwood 4th grader, won this year's D401 Spelling Bee in an epic contest that lasted 45 rounds.

John Mills students performs at the school's 2021 Winter Concert.

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!

John Mills student at work in class

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has awarded D401 more than $150,000 for a John Mills after-school program in science, tech, engineering, art and math.

John Mills students perform at the 2019 Winter Concert.

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.

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

Positive Health Services in partnership with CCDPH is hosting free COVID-19 vaccination events in November and December for District 401 students ages 5 to 11 years.

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Fall 2021 parent-teacher conferences at all District 401 schools will be held Nov. 3 and 4. This year registration will be done via PowerSchool. Check inside for details!

EPFD firefighters extinguish a controlled blaze at John Mills School.

Students learned just how quickly fire can spread when members of the Elmwood Park Fire Department visited our school as part of this year's Fire Prevention Week.

Julia Cook shows one of her books to John Mills students

So what's an author who has sold 3 million copies of her books doing at John Mills? Talking with our students about reading, writing and making good choices!

Parents and students came out to John Mills Elementary School way past regular hours on Sept. 2 to take in the 2021 Open House. Thank you, Trojan families!

Natalia Gomez

Fluent in Spanish, Ms. Natalia Gomez brings 14 years of experience as an educator to her new job as John Mills AP. Welcome to the Trojan family, Ms. Gomez!

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

Positive Health Services in partnership with CCDPH is hosting free COVID-19 vaccination events in August and September for District 401 students 12 years and older.

Vaccine vial

District 401 families: You can sign up your students 12 years and older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine at Elm Middle School next week and in early June.