Elmwood Park High School News

Seniors Joey Giurini and Olsi Rama have once again qualified for the IHSA individual state wrestling finals. This is Joey's second trip to state and Olsi's third. Go, Tigers!

More than a dozen sports camps will be offered this summer at EPHS. Regardless of age, grade or sport, there's a camp for just about any student athlete!

With the fall semester winding down, the EPHS Band Program's annual Winter Concert brought the cheer with performances by the school's Jazz Band and Concert Band.

The EPHS Choir Program's annual Holiday Concert featured memorable performances by the school's Chorale, Concert Choir and Swing Choir — not to mention a few EPHS alums!

Twenty-four members of the EPHS Class of 2018 have been recognized for their academic achievements by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).

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

With crowd-pleasing favorites such as "Day by Day" and an uplifting message, "Godspell" took center stage Oct. 27-29 as the 2017 EPHS Fall Musical.

The 2017 EPHS Fall Musical, "Godspell," will be performed this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 27-29), and we invited director Noah Pligge to tell us about the show.

For only the second time in a quarter century, the EPHS Tigers have qualified for the IHSA football playoffs. The team travels to Genoa-Kingston this Saturday.

EPHS seniors and juniors got a chance to meet with representatives from more than 20 colleges and universities at the school's well-attended 2017 College Fair.

Meet Our New EPHS Faculty

September 12, 2017

With the school year in full swing, you've probably noticed some new faces among the EPHS faculty. Besides our principal, Mr. Douglas Wildes, we have 10 newcomers. If you haven't already met them, check inside!

When students arrived for the start of the 2017-18 school year, they were greeted by EPHS's first new principal since 2002: Mr. Douglas Wildes. Check inside for a Q&A!

What did you do over your summer vacation? For 20 EPHS students, a trip to the Central American nation of Costa Rica highlighted their time away from school.

EPHS students had a busy return to school as they spent much of their day learning the essentials of the school's new Google-based instructional technology.

For the second straight football season the EPHS Band will perform in a Big Ten stadium — this time in Champaign when Illinois plays Ball State on Saturday, Sept. 2.

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.

Kick off the EPHS fall sports season by attending Black & Gold Night on Friday, Aug. 18. Cheer on the Tigers in six sports — plus enjoy band and cheer performances!

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!

With proud family members, friends and well-wishers looking on, more than 200 students graduated from EPHS on Sunday, May 21. Congratulations, Class of 2017!

As the school year ended, EPHS recognized more than 60 members of the Class of 2017 for their academic accomplishments with an awards breakfast in their honor.

Elmwood Park High School has landed the No. 64 spot in a national magazine's latest rankings of Illinois public high schools — placing EPHS among the state's top 10 percent.

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

Taking its place among the state's 54 Democracy Schools, EPHS earned the accolade for its commitment to preparing students to become informed and active citizens.

Welcome to the conclusion of our coverage of EPHS's latest crowd-pleasing musical, "The Addams Family." Who knew moving toward the darkness could be so much fun?