District 401 News Articles

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

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.

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

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

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Thanks to the EPHS chapter of the National Honor Society and the "Adopt A Kid" gift drive, scores of area children will have a brighter holiday season this year.

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.

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.