District 401 News Articles

Special Olympics Illinois recently recognized six District 401 student-athletes with first-place honors for their skills at soccer. Congratulations to all who competed!

The top scholastic music organization in the state has recognized six EPHS students with selection to several of its annual all-star choral performance groups.

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.

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.

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.

Twenty-two members of the EPHS Class of 2022 have been honored for their sustained records of academic excellence by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

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!

The 2021 fall play, "She Kills Monsters," was performed Oct. 29-31. Check inside for a pre-opening night Q&A with Director Noah Pligge and Producer Grant McEachern.

Showcasing EPHS Choirs and the Marching Tigers, Kaleidoscope '21 kicked off the District's 2021-22 concert season with memorable performances all around!

Students learned just how quickly fire can spread when members of the Elmwood Park Fire Department visited our elementary schools as part of Fire Prevention Week.

Tiger fans celebrated Homecoming by turning out in big numbers Wednesday night for Powder Puff match-ups featuring freshmen vs. sophomores and juniors vs. seniors.

Members of the EPHS Operation Snowball club visited Elm for a day of activities and sessions on empowerment, peer support, being oneself and making good choices.

Homecoming Week got off to a great start with Camo Day, the first of five Spirit Days marking the festivities as EPHS counts down to the Big Game and Big Dance.

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

Already familiar to students and families from her previous job as EPHS social worker, Ms. Agnes Stankiewicz is now the school's newest dean of students.

Elmwood Park High School's new AP brings experience at both the high school and middle school levels to her new job, including eight years in Chicago Public Schools.

Assistant Principal Stephanie Spiewak arrives at Elm Middle School after leading the Counseling Department at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights.

Mr. Michael Goodman is Elm Middle School's second dean of students, a position created when the school expanded to include 6th grade in addition to 7th and 8th.

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!

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.

Whether you're a freshman new to Elmwood Park or a senior who's been in District 401 since preschool or kindergarten, we've got an EPHS orientation for you!

As proud family members looked on, the latest group of Elm inductees entered the ranks of the prestigious National Junior Honor Society in a ceremony held May 25.

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.

For students 16 and older, the Pfizer COVID vaccine is now available at West Leyden High School from April 30 to June 30. Check inside for details on signing up.

District 401 is planning for 2021-22 with a focus on what can be done to ensure a safe in-person return for all students. Help includes one-time federal grant money.