Elm News Articles

It was time to put middle school in the rearview mirror for some 220 students as Elm held its 2022 commencement ceremony on May 22. Good luck, graduates!

For the third time since 2018, Elm Scholastic Bowl team members qualified for and competed in the national championship tournament. Way to go, Cougars!

As proud family members looked on, the latest group of Elm inductees entered the ranks of the prestigious National Junior Honor Society in a ceremony held May 3.

Each year West40, a nonprofit educational service center for western Cook County, honors select area students with the SCOTY Award. Here are this year's D401 winners!

Nearly 20 athletic camps covering a variety of sports will be offered this summer at EPHS. Regardless of age or sport, there's a camp for just about any student athlete!

Congratulations to the District 401 educators, including one from Elm, who have been recognized by ISBE's Those Who Excel and Teacher of the Year award programs!

In response to last night's court ruling, District 401 is moving to mask recommended effective today. Check inside for other changes made as a result of the ruling.

Elm student Mel Rubio finished second in the 2022 District Spelling Bee, an epic contest that lasted 45 rounds, with Elmwood's Erhan Mulvihill placing first.

This year's All-State Elementary Chorus includes two Elm 6th graders: Kate Kondela and Elise Kanable. The chorus will perform on Jan. 29 at the Peoria Civic Center.

With winter break already here, it's time to look back at District 401's holiday concert season. Check inside for links to each of our winter concert photo galleries!

For the first time two years, District 401 will celebrate the coming winter holiday season with in-person concerts at each of our schools! Check inside for details.

The lines were long this week as scores of District 401 families participated in free COVID-19 vaccination events at Elmwood and John Mills elementary schools.

Positive Health Services in partnership with CCDPH is hosting free COVID-19 vaccination events in November and December for District 401 students ages 5 to 11 years.

Fall 2021 parent-teacher conferences at all District 401 schools will be held Nov. 3 and 4. This year registration will be done via PowerSchool. Check inside for details!

Members of the EPHS Operation Snowball club visited Elm for a day of activities and sessions on empowerment, peer support, being oneself and making good choices.

Assistant Principal Stephanie Spiewak arrives at Elm Middle School after leading the Counseling Department at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights.

Mr. Michael Goodman is Elm Middle School's second dean of students, a position created when the school expanded to include 6th grade in addition to 7th and 8th.

Positive Health Services in partnership with CCDPH is hosting free COVID-19 vaccination events in August and September for District 401 students 12 years and older.

As the 2020-21 school year comes to an end, Elm Middle School students will begin returning their Chromebooks, chargers and bags. Check inside for the schedule.

As proud family members looked on, the latest group of Elm inductees entered the ranks of the prestigious National Junior Honor Society in a ceremony held May 25.

District 401 families: You can sign up your students 12 years and older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine at Elm Middle School next week and in early June.

For students 16 and older, the Pfizer COVID vaccine is now available at West Leyden High School from April 30 to June 30. Check inside for details on signing up.

District 401 is planning for 2021-22 with a focus on what can be done to ensure a safe in-person return for all students. Help includes one-time federal grant money.

Changes released in joint guidance from ISBE and the Illinois Department of Public Health will allow us to start the transition toward a pre-pandemic environment.

The next phase of the Hybrid Learning Plan will take effect April 6. Please submit your learning preference survey by Feb. 26 to choose the plan you want for your student(s).