Photo Gallery: Elm Back to School '18

First day of school at Elm Middle.

PHOTO: An Elm student responds to a question during a first-day session about behavior and expectations. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).


Elm Middle School students began the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 15, with a busy schedule of classes, including an introduction to expectations about positive student behavior.

Faculty and administration set up stations through which students rotated from approximately 10:30 a.m. to noon. At each station, students learned the school's expectations about behavior in a variety of settings — in hallways, bathrooms, cafeteria, classrooms, assemblies, buses and club activities/sports. This was in keeping with Elm's role as a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) school.

Students also got a chance to meet their new building leaders: Principal Ms. Rebecca Siegel and Assistant Principal Ms. Ashley Groeneveld. Ms Siegel is in her second year at Elm, having served last year as the school's AP. Ms. Groeneveld is in her first year at Elm, having taught physical education at The Skokie School in Winnetka Public Schools District 36 for the previous five years. To learn more about Ms. Siegel, click here for an in-depth Q&A. For an interview with Ms. Groeneveld, please click here.


NOTE: To view the following photos in a slideshow format, click any of the pictures below. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist.