District 401 News Articles

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All of our schools are represented among the winners of this year's ISBE Those Who Excel Awards! We are proud of all you do for our students and their families!

Elm 7th grader Kate Kondela displays the District Spelling Bee trophy flanked by Principal Ashley Groenevel (left) and Elm team coach Lauren Mastrianni (right).

Kate Kondela, an Elm 7th grader, won this year's District Spelling Bee in a contest that lasted 30 rounds! She previously won in 2020 as an Elmwood 4th grader.

Chalkboard with dates of Winter 2023 Parent-Teacher Conferences: Feb. 15 & 16

Parent-teacher conferences will be held in person at all District 401 schools on Feb. 15 and 16. Sign ups will remain open until noon Feb. 14 via PowerSchool.

EPHS softball team in action in 2022

Hard to believe, but it's already time to look ahead to the EPHS spring sports season! Registration for 2023 spring sports opened Monday, Feb. 6. Go Tigers!

Sam LaBarbera and sons Joe and Sammy

1990 EPHS graduate Sam LaBarbera was MVP on two Tiger golf teams, and he passed along his love of the sport to his sons, Joe and Sammy, the latest stars of EPHS golf.

Buildings & Grounds Director Michael Scheidt

Meet Michael Scheidt, a 1992 EPHS graduate and District 401's new Buildings & Grounds chief. He succeeds Joseph Sierra, who served from July 2018 to November 2022.

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.

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!

Tiger logo with Academic Honors title

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.

Logo of the National Honor Society

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

Logo of the National Honor Society

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!