District 401 News Articles

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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.

Stephanie Daly

Our new Director for Student Services brings to the job two decades of experience as a professional educator, including 10 years as an administrator. Welcome, Ms. Daly!

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

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

Valedictorian Donell Yu addresses his classmates at the 2022 EPHS graduation ceremony

Led by valedictorian Donell Yu, more than 250 students said farewell to Elmwood Park High School in a ceremony held May 22. Congrats to the newest Tiger alums!

Jairus Ponce receives the Cougar Pride Award

It was time to put middle school in the rearview mirror for some 220 students as Elm held its 2022 commencement ceremony on May 22. Good luck, graduates!

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As graduation approached, Elmwood Park High School saluted more than 70 members of the Class of 2022 for their many academic achievements. Great job, Tigers!

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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A milestone on the road to a brighter future for Elmwood Elementary School and the District 401 community was reached May 11 with a ceremonial groundbreaking.

Elm Scholastic Bowl team members

For the third time since 2018, Elm Scholastic Bowl team members qualified for and competed in the national championship tournament. Way to go, Cougars!

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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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After meeting the organization's high standards, 20 Elm 7th graders were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on May 3. Welcome, Cougars!

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As proud family members looked on, the latest group of EPHS inductees entered the ranks of the prestigious National Honor Society in a ceremony held April 27.

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As work begins on Elmwood Elementary's construction project, we will no longer use the overhang entrance on 75th Court for entrance or exit as of March 24.

The EPHS virtual enterprise firm "Alectrona" will be well represented when the VEI national finals are held in New York City on April 5. Good luck, Tiger entrepreneurs!

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In-person musical theater returns to EPHS with "9 to 5," this year's spring musical. With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, this is sure to be a show to remember!

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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 Elmwood and John Mills Elementary Schools. Check inside for more information.

Art students Victoriya Osobska, Allison Scheidt, Avery Ali, Amelia Ennis and Michelle Soto gather for a group photo.

Congratulations to the EPHS art students whose work has been selected to compete for top prizes at the 2022 Illinois High School Art Exhibition hosted by Art ConnectED.

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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Congratulations to the District 401 educators who have been recognized for their work by ISBE's Those Who Excel and Teacher of the Year award programs!

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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

Erhan Mulvihill, an Elmwood 4th grader, won this year's D401 Spelling Bee in an epic contest that lasted 45 rounds, with Elm 7th grader Mel Rubio placing second.

Kate Kondela and Elise Kanable

This year's All-State Elementary Chorus includes two Elm 6th graders: Kate Kondela and Elise Kanable. The chorus will perform on Jan. 29 at the Peoria Civic Center.