District 401 News Articles

For the third time in four years, an EPHS student has been named one of the top musicians in the state. This year the honor belongs to All-State Chorus selectee Jackie Vargas.

Ten local veterans spoke about their military experiences to Elmwood Elementary students in grades 4-6 as the school celebrated their service in observance of Veterans Day.

Winter means snow and frigid temperatures. Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade explains how the District handles closings due to extreme weather or other emergencies.

Eighteen members of the EPHS Class of 2019 have been honored for their academic accomplishments by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).

The 2018 football season came to an end for the Tigers in the second round of the IHSA playoffs, but not before the team compiled the program's best record in 33 years.

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.

The 2018 EPHS Fall Play, "Clue: On Stage," will be performed this weekend (Nov. 2-4) in the school auditorium, and director Noah Pligge is here to tell us about the show.

The 2018-19 concert season began in impressive fashion with the annual Kaleidoscope Concert. The event featured Elm and EPHS choirs as well as the Marching Tigers.

The Illinois State Board of Education has recognized District 401 with four major awards in the 2018 "Those Who Excel" program. Check inside to see who was honored.

After a rigorous application and examination process, EPHS Athletic Director Douglas Noyes has been certified by the nation's top athletic administrators' organization.

Elm Middle School will house grades 6-8 by the start of the 2020-21 school year, according to a plan approved by the District 401 Board of Education. Check inside for details.

EPHS students and families came out in big numbers this week to pick up student Chromebooks for 2018-19, marking the start of the District's 1:1 era.

District 401 has enhanced its student services with the hiring of Ms. Sara Barrick and Ms. Pamela Stutzman. Check inside for more about our special education coordinators.

Mr. Joseph Sierra learned management in the private sector. Since then, D401's new buildings & grounds director has been applying his knowledge to public schools.

Change remains the watchword for District 401 under Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade. This includes change among our administrators, 10 of whom are new this year.

The "1:1" era at EPHS has arrived! Each student will be assigned a Chromebook for the new school year. Students can pick up their devices during the week of Aug. 6-10.

Led by valedictorian Talia Nuzzo, more than 220 students said farewell to Elmwood Park High School in a ceremony held May 20. Congrats to the newest Tiger alums!

The Elm Scholastic Bowl varsity team capped off its season May 11-13 by participating in the Middle School National Championship Tournament. Check inside to learn more.

Elmwood Park High School has just landed the No. 53 spot in U.S. News' latest rankings of Illinois public high schools — and it's made the top 10 percent nationally as well.

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.

WYSE is an ultra-challenging academic contest that EPHS has never competed in — until now. Congratulations to our sectional runner-up trailblazers on their achievements!

Josh Kause, who works for District 401's Buildings & Grounds, recently appeared on national TV to meet the woman whose life he saved by donating blood stem cells.

Eight EPHS artists earned recognition for their skills, winning a total of 12 awards in Triton College's 2018 High School Art Contest. Check inside for their work!

Whether dressing up in "Cat in the Hat"-inspired clothes or playing with ooey-gooey oobleck, our students had a great time celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss!