Elm Middle School News

Our student musicians recently ushered in the holiday season with the school's annual Winter Concert, featuring memorable performances by the Elm Choir and Elm Band.

The arrival of winter means snow and frigid temps. Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade explains how District 401 handles weather-related school closings.

State Rep. Camille Y. Lilly spent time recently with some of her younger constituents as she visited social studies classes at Elm Middle School — and she was impressed!

When the Bears and Steelers met for their pregame coin toss Sept. 24, Elm 8th grader Nathan Calderon was right there with them. Check inside to learn why!

Less than a week into the new school year, Elm students completed their training in the essentials of the school's new Google-based instructional technology.

Elm students began the new school year Aug. 16 with a busy schedule of classes, including an introduction to expectations about positive student behavior.

Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade explains why District 401 would benefit if the General Assembly overrides Gov. Rauner's amendatory veto of the SB1 school-funding plan.

Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade has sent a letter to the community informing everyone that the first day of school for ALL D401 schools remains Wednesday, August 16.

Our first community outreach events with the District's new Superintendent, Dr. Nicolas Wade, will take place at EPHS the day after school begins. All are welcome to attend!

It was time to put middle school in the rearview mirror for some 220 students as Elm held its 2017 commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 23. Good luck, graduates!

When Elm's current 8th graders move on to Elmwood Park High School, they will be attending one of the state's best high schools. Just ask a certain national news magazine!

Dr. Wade, the District's current Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, will succeed current Superintendent Dr. Kevin M. Anderson on July 1.

Elm students put their science, technology, engineering and math skills to the test in the school's robotics program. The result? Three Cougar teams have qualified for state!

At its February regular meeting, the District 401 Board of Education recognized Elm and EPHS students for their academic and athletic achievements.

Didn't get a chance to attend D401's recent public events introducing the District's new technology plan? Check inside for details on the changes coming to our schools.

Shortly after the 7th graders won their conference championship, the 8th graders continued Elm's winning ways in boys basketball as they beat Hester to finish the season undefeated. Go, Cougars!

It wasn't easy, but the Elm boys came through with a 24-21 win over Mannheim on Jan. 26 to earn the 7th-grade championship in the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament. Go, Cougars!

Be sure to cheer on Elm's 7th- and 8th-grade boys basketball teams tonight at Giles School as they try to end their seasons as conference champs. Go Cougars!

Both the 7th- and 8th-grade boys basketball teams are just one game away from their respective conference title games. They each play today at Giles. Be sure to read on for the details. Go Cougars!

Elm's 7th- and 8th-grade teams both enter the tournament seeded No. 1. Can the Cougars continue their success? We'll find out soon!

Heard about D401's Technology Initiative but want to learn more? Don't miss the upcoming symposium at three of our schools.