Parkside Chat

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

16: Operation Genius
Aug 30 • 11 min
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…
15: Welcome Back 2019-2020
Aug 19 • 24 min
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.
14: College and Career Pathways
Jun 6 • 14 min
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.
13: The Transition Program
May 3 • 8 min
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 Park High School in the 2019-2020 school year.
12: Full Day Kindergarten
Apr 8 • 11 min
Learn about all the benefits full day kindergarten has to offer our students and our plans for the 2020-2021 school year.
11: Learning About the LGBTQ+ Community
Mar 8 • 14 min
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.
10: Co-Teaching
Feb 1 • 13 min
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.
9: National Board Certification
Jan 14 • 19 min
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…
8: Elementary Programming and Facilities
Dec 21, 2018 • 17 min
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.
7: EPHS Teachers and 1:1
Dec 14, 2018 • 10 min
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.
6: Elm Middle School Drama Club
Dec 7, 2018 • 7 min
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.”
5: EPHS Students and 1:1
Nov 16, 2018 • 13 min
Listen to Alexa Duarte, Sarah Meyers, and Charles Sanchez talk about their experiences with the transition to 1:1 at Elmwood Park High School.
4: Instructional Specialists
Nov 5, 2018 • 4 min
In this episode you will learn about the newly created Instructional Specialist positions and what they bring to our district.
3: Social Emotional Learning
Oct 23, 2018 • 7 min
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.
2: Elm Renovations
Oct 12, 2018 • 6 min
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.
1 - Invitation to Opportunity
Oct 1, 2018 • 6 min
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.