Back in August, we introduced our districtwide event called “Operation Genius” - an opportunity for our 6th - 12th grade students to become creators and innovators, solving mysteries and problems that interest them while making the world a better place. We are now one month away from the main event and we have over 40 innovators who have made it to the final round. Listen to 4 middle school and 3 high school students talk about their projects and their passions.
This episode is all about Standards-Based Reporting and the process behind the shift away from traditional grades to Standards-Based Reporting in order to provide improved feedback, more relevant instruction, and student ownership of education. Listen to teachers and students from John Mills Elementary School as they talk about the process and how it has affected teaching and learning.
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.
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.
Learn all about Operation Genius, a challenge that culminates in a district wide event on March 12, 2020 focused on student choice, passion, creativity, and innovation. Ms. Kristen Carroll and Ms. Jessica Iovinelli walk you through the inspiration for the project, the opportunities it will provide for our students, and how it will bring the community together.
Dr. Wade kicks off the 2019-2020 school year with an update on all of the work being done in the district by reflecting on the 2018-2019 school year and then discussing all of the upcoming plans for moving forward.
The epic secondary administrative team talks about preparing our students for 21st century society in this entertaining yet informative podcast about College and Career Pathways and what this means for our district and 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.
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."