District 401 News Articles

After a month of practice, District 401's first Special Olympics team will make its debut Saturday morning in a basketball skills competition in Hoffman Estates.

With new courses such as Sports Medicine already in place and more opportunities on the way, District 401 is ready to unveil its College & Career Pathways program.

District 401 Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade explains how to stay informed about possible school closings due to extreme weather or other emergencies.

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its 2019 report cards for districts and schools. Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade provides context for District 401's numbers.

The 2019 EPHS Fall Musical, "Once on This Island," will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 1 to 3). Check inside for a conversation with Director Noah Pligge.

The IHSA has recognized the values of good sportsmanship displayed by the Elmwood Park varsity football team during its Sept. 28 Homecoming win over Westmont.

In "Operation Genius," students in grades 6-12 may tackle any problem they want. The best ideas and solutions will be presented March 12 in a community event at EPHS.

The Illinois State Board of Education has recognized District 401 with three major awards in the 2019 Those Who Excel program, which celebrates excellence in education.

Two of the top organizations in facilities management have recognized District 401's Director for Buildings & Grounds, Mr. Joseph Sierra, as an expert in his field.

In his 22 years as an educator, Frank Kuzniewski has worked at the high school, middle school and elementary school levels. Check inside for more about John Mills' new leader.

For Alexandra Oreluk, the climb up the educational leadership ladder has been a rapid one. Read our interview with John Mills' new assistant principal to learn more.

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 May 2.

Elmwood Park High School has earned a place in U.S. News' 2019 rankings of the nation's top public high schools. Congratulations to our faculty and students!

Young adults with special needs who are 18 to 21 will receive training to help with life after high school thanks to a new District program that will begin in August 2019.

The latest group of Elm Middle School inductees entered the ranks of the prestigious National Junior Honor Society in a ceremony held April 30 in the school gym.

The girls track & field team dedicated some of its extra time during spring break to Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit that sends food to more than 70 nations.

The Board of Education has approved the move to full-day kindergarten in 2020-21, with no new funding required from taxpayers. Check inside for details on the changes!

Twenty different athletic camps covering 10 sports will be offered this summer at EPHS. From elementary to high school students, there's a camp for just about anyone!

This year's spring musical is Disney's "The Little Mermaid." Come out to EPHS March 15-17 and relive your favorite numbers from Ariel, Sebastian and the rest of the cast!

Changes are on the way for District 401's summer programs for grades K-7, including free tuition! The 2019 Summer Academy will run June 3 to July 3 at John Mills.

From more than 550 nominees, EPHS special education teacher Joshua Heinen has been named a finalist for one of the state's most prestigious teaching honors.

Nico Di Naso, an Elmwood 6th grader, topped this year's field of 28 competitors to win the District Spelling Bee, and classmate Steve Rodriguez took second place.

Could your child benefit from the preschool programs available at the ECC? Find out by arranging for a free preschool screening in early March. Read on to learn more.

Elm Middle School will house grades 6-8 by the start of the 2020-21 school year. What will the expanded and renovated building look like? Check inside for a sneak peek.

Elm's move to 1:1 computing will take place right after winter break, a full semester sooner than originally planned. Chromebooks will be distributed on Jan. 7.