ELM SUMMER UPDATE: Effective July 1, 2020, Elm Middle School will include District 401's 6th graders. The Elm website will be updated during the summer to reflect this change. The first day of classes for the 2020-21 school year is Monday, Aug. 31, 2020.
The school colors are black and red, and the school mascot is the cougar.
Elm's program is based on the belief that interscholastic competition contributes to the development of important traits and values in our students.
By giving their best against athletes from other schools, our students learn the importance of preparation, persistence, self-discipline, dedication, attention to detail, teamwork, selflessness, sportsmanship and hard work.
The Elm Cougars compete in basketball, cross country, soccer, softball and volleyball, with boys and girls teams in each sport. We also maintain popular programs in cheerleading and pom-pons, which are active during boys basketball season.
Elm belongs to the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference, where we compete against other middle schools / junior high schools in the west suburban Chicago area.
Our athletes have built a solid record in conference play, winning titles in boys basketball, girls basketball, boys cross country, girls soccer, boys softball and girls softball since 2010. In our inaugural cross country season of 2015, one of our female runners also won the individual title at the conference tournament.
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