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Learn about all of the interesting happenings in Elmwood Park CUSD 401
27 Episodes
Join Aaron as he discusses life with the John Mills Elementary School team: Mr. Frank Kuzniewski and Ms. Lexi Oreluk! 
306: Elmwood Admin

306: Elmwood Admin


Join Aaron as he talks with Principal Matt Lerner and AP Stephanie Hagins about school, life, and tandem bikes.
305: Elm Middle School

305: Elm Middle School


Join our host as we discuss Elm Middle with principal Ashley Groeneveld and AP Morgan Freeck!
304: EPHS Admin

304: EPHS Admin


Join us as we discuss the latest high school news with Elmwood Park High School's Principal Doug Wildes, Assistant Principal Bernhard Walke, and Athletic Director Doug Noyes!
Join us as we interview Dr. Kari Smith about student services and Remote Learning!
Join us for a conversation in EPCUSD401's Remote Learning 2.0 plans and get a chance to meet the new Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Leah Gauthier.
Samantha Hickey, Mia Morales, and Ayah Obeidallah, three of our EPHS students, talk about the classes they are taking at the Technical Center of Dupage (TCD) and how it is preparing them for the future.  
This episode features Dr. Nicolas Wade, Superintendent, as he gives a detailed explanation of where our great district is at in terms of a potential referendum.  He discusses what we have been able to do in the last 4 years, and where we need to go in order to ensure that we continue to move forward in preparing our students for 21 century society and beyond.
Listen to four amazing students educate the staff, students, and community about what LGTBQ+ means and how we support all students as they learn and grow in Elmwood Park.
Johanna Arias, EL teacher from John Mills, and Lisa Loffredo, EL teacher from Elmwood, talk about the ins and outs of co-teaching and how it benefits our students.
Teachers are lifelong learners.  So how do teachers continue to hone their craft?  Listen to Ms. Cami Breitzman and Ms. Penny Dahmer,  2 of the 11 National Board Certified teachers in our district, talk about the process and what motivates them to continue to learn.
In this episode, Dr. Wade discusses the state of programming at the elementary buildings including current challenges and plans for the future.  He also discusses the state of the elementary facilities and potential plans for moving forward.
Listen to Debbie Anichini, Angela Andrews, and Dave Parolin, 3 extraordinary EPHS teachers, talk about their experiences with 1:1 and how it is impacting teaching and learning.
Elm Middle School has a newly formed drama club. Emily Furgal, Alanis Rivera, and Dounia Timejardine-Zomeno talk about their experiences thus far as they prepare for their performances in "A Christmas Carol."
Listen to Alexa Duarte, Sarah Meyers, and Charles Sanchez talk about their experiences with the transition to 1:1 at Elmwood Park High School.
In this episode you will learn about the newly created Instructional Specialist positions and what they bring to our district.
In this episode, get an up close and personal look at the advances in Social Emotion Learning and the choices we are making to help support our students in every way possible.
This episode will talk all about the upcoming renovations at Elm Middle School and features Ms. Rebecca Siegel, Principal at Elm, and Ms. Ashley Groeneveld, Assistant Principal.
Here it is - the very first episode of Parkside Chat. Dr. Wade describes "An Invitation to Opportunity" and what it means to our district and our students.
303: EL in 401

303: EL in 401


Join us for a discussion with Dr. Kim Ontiveros and Ms. Dominique Byrnes to discuss English Learners in the time of COVID!
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