Elmwood Park High School News

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?

Welcome to our second batch of photos from EPHS's crowd-pleasing musical production of "The Addams Family." Full disclosure — all does not go well at dinner!

The Elmwood Park DECA chapter earned more than two dozen awards, certificates and special honors at last weekend's Illinois Career Development Conference in Rosemont.

If you couldn't get enough of Gomez, Morticia and the rest of the Addams clan this weekend, you weren't alone! Check out our first batch of photos from the crowd pleaser.

Don't miss this year's EPHS spring production, "The Addams Family." With more than 90 students involved, the musical comedy will be performed Friday through Sunday.

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

Eleven EPHS artists earned a total of 17 ribbons in Triton College's 2017 High School Art Competition, including blue ribbons in jewelry and ceramic plate.

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.

Eighteen members of the EPHS Class of 2017 have been recognized for their academic achievements by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). They ranked in the top 10 percent of Illinois seniors.

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