District 401 News Articles

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.

For the third time in four years, an EPHS student has been named one of the top musicians in the state. This year the honor belongs to All-State Chorus selectee Jackie Vargas.

Ten local veterans spoke about their military experiences to Elmwood Elementary students in grades 4-6 as the school celebrated their service in observance of Veterans Day.

Winter means snow and frigid temperatures. Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade explains how the District handles closings due to extreme weather or other emergencies.

Eighteen members of the EPHS Class of 2019 have been honored for their academic accomplishments by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).

The 2018 football season came to an end for the Tigers in the second round of the IHSA playoffs, but not before the team compiled the program's best record in 33 years.

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its new report cards for districts and schools. D401 Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade provides context for the numbers.

The 2018 EPHS Fall Play, "Clue: On Stage," will be performed this weekend (Nov. 2-4) in the school auditorium, and director Noah Pligge is here to tell us about the show.

The 2018-19 concert season began in impressive fashion with the annual Kaleidoscope Concert. The event featured Elm and EPHS choirs as well as the Marching Tigers.

The Illinois State Board of Education has recognized District 401 with four major awards in the 2018 "Those Who Excel" program. Check inside to see who was honored.

After a rigorous application and examination process, EPHS Athletic Director Douglas Noyes has been certified by the nation's top athletic administrators' organization.

Elm Middle School will house grades 6-8 by the start of the 2020-21 school year, according to a plan approved by the District 401 Board of Education. Check inside for details.

EPHS students and families came out in big numbers this week to pick up student Chromebooks for 2018-19, marking the start of the District's 1:1 era.

District 401 has enhanced its student services with the hiring of Ms. Sara Barrick and Ms. Pamela Stutzman. Check inside for more about our special education coordinators.

Mr. Joseph Sierra learned management in the private sector. Since then, D401's new buildings & grounds director has been applying his knowledge to public schools.

Change remains the watchword for District 401 under Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade. This includes change among our administrators, 10 of whom are new this year.

The "1:1" era at EPHS has arrived! Each student will be assigned a Chromebook for the new school year. Students can pick up their devices during the week of Aug. 6-10.

Led by valedictorian Talia Nuzzo, more than 220 students said farewell to Elmwood Park High School in a ceremony held May 20. Congrats to the newest Tiger alums!

The Elm Scholastic Bowl varsity team capped off its season May 11-13 by participating in the Middle School National Championship Tournament. Check inside to learn more.

Elmwood Park High School has just landed the No. 53 spot in U.S. News' latest rankings of Illinois public high schools — and it's made the top 10 percent nationally as well.