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Learn about all of the interesting happenings in Elmwood Park CUSD 401
36 Episodes
406: VEI

406: VEI


Join Aaron as he talks with VEI team's Mrs. Melissa Martinez, senior Jocelyn Mendoza, and junior Matt Smith.
405: Cheer

405: Cheer


Join Aaron as he discusses the EPHS's State Competition with head coach and teacher Ms Emily Schoenbeck,  and Tiger cheerleaders Theresa Diprizio, Kayla Alvarez and Bella Corso. 
404: MTSS

404: MTSS


Aaron sits down with MTSS Specialists Jamie Kanas and Lisa Marsicano and is joined by Director for Curriculum and Instruction, Kim Ontiveros.
Join Aaron as he launches into Season 4 with a conversation with EPCUSD401's new assistant principals: Steph Dornan of EPHS, Stephanie Spiewak of Elm Middle School, and Natalia Gomez of John Mills. 
Join Aaron as he discusses school health and safety with EPHS's school nurse Isaiah Hernandez and Elm's school nurse Margaret del Boccio alongside EPHS's Bernhard Walke!
309: EPHS Athletics

309: EPHS Athletics


Join Aaron as he discusses athletics in the time of COVID with Ms. Emily Schoenbeck (science/cheer), Mr. Tony Sylvester (Social Studies/basketball & football), and Ms. Amanda Shafer (English/dance).
Join Aaron as he speaks with our district instructional coaches: Jamie Kanas, Dominique Byrnes, Vanessa Woof, and Paul Uhler!
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.
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