Parkside Chat

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Learn about all of the interesting happenings in Elmwood Park CUSD 401

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Episode 16: Operation Genius

August 30th, 2019


Learn all about Operation Genius, a challenge that culminates in a district wide event on March 12, 2020 focused on student choice, passion, …

Episode 15: Welcome Back 2019-2020

August 19th, 2019


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 …

Episode 14: College and Career Pathways

June 6th, 2019


The epic secondary administrative team talks about preparing our students for 21st century society in this entertaining yet informative podcast about …

Episode 13: The Transition Program

May 3rd, 2019


Dr. Kari Smith and Ms. Hilary Coia talk about the transition program for young adults with special needs who are 18 to 21 that will begin at Elmwood …

Episode 12: Full Day Kindergarten

April 8th, 2019


Learn about all the benefits full day kindergarten has to offer our students and our plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

Episode 11: Learning About the LGBTQ+ Community

March 8th, 2019


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.

Episode 10: Co-Teaching

February 1st, 2019


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.

Episode 9: National Board Certification

January 14th, 2019


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 …

Episode 8: Elementary Programming and Facilities

December 21st, 2018


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 …

Episode 7: EPHS Teachers and 1:1

December 14th, 2018


Listen to Debbie Anichini, Angela Andrews, and Dave Parolin, 3 extraordinary EPHS teachers, talk about their experiences with 1:1 and how it is …

Episode 6: Elm Middle School Drama Club

December 7th, 2018


Elm Middle School has a newly formed drama club. Emily Furgal, Alanis Rivera, and Dounia Timejardine-Zomeno talk about their experiences thus far as …

Episode 5: EPHS Students and 1:1

November 16th, 2018


Listen to Alexa Duarte, Sarah Meyers, and Charles Sanchez talk about their experiences with the transition to 1:1 at Elmwood Park High School.

Episode 4: Instructional Specialists

November 5th, 2018


In this episode you will learn about the newly created Instructional Specialist positions and what they bring to our district.

Episode 3: Social Emotional Learning

October 23rd, 2018


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.

Episode 2: Elm Renovations

October 12th, 2018


This episode will talk all about the upcoming renovations at Elm Middle School and features Ms. Rebecca Siegel, Principal at Elm, and Ms. Ashley …

Episode 1 - Invitation to Opportunity

October 1st, 2018


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.

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