Elm’s guiding philosophy and values are summed up in our mission statement:
The faculty, staff, students and community of Elm Middle School are devoted to academic excellence. In addition, we feel it is important for students to develop a sense of self-esteem and confidence in order to ensure success in high school and to enable them to make the correct decisions that will guide them later in life. We believe in individual differences, responsible behavior and an obligation of students to serve their community.
Our Academics and Support Services
We provide instruction in the core academic subjects of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
Our students also receive instruction in physical education and health. We offer electives in art, band, music, Spanish and technology.
Elm’s academic enrichment and support programs include opportunities for gifted students, instruction for English Language Learners, assistance for students with reading difficulties, services for special education students and accommodations for Section 504 students.
Our Athletics Program
Our interscholastic sports teams compete in the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference.
During the fall season the Elm Cougars participate in boys cross country, girls cross country, boys soccer, boys softball, girls softball and girls volleyball.
In the winter our student-athletes participate in boys basketball, girls basketball, pom-pons and cheerleading.
Our sports year ends with girls soccer and boys volleyball in the spring.
Our Clubs and Student Activities
Outside of sports, our students have numerous opportunities to develop their extracurricular interests, including a vibrant musical program consisting of band and choir.
Our many student organizations and activities include Art Club, Crypto Club, National Junior Honor Society, Photography Club, Robotics, Scholastic Bowl, Student Council and Yearbook.
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