Elm News Articles

With new courses such as Sports Medicine already in place and more opportunities on the way, District 401 is ready to unveil its College & Career Pathways program.

District 401 Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade explains how to stay informed about possible school closings due to extreme weather or other emergencies.

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its 2019 report cards for districts and schools. Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade provides context for District 401's numbers.

The 2019 EPHS Fall Musical, "Once on This Island," includes Elm student Zoe Rice in two roles. The show will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 1-3).

For the second straight year, the Elm girls won the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference title. But this time they also had the top individual runner, Lauren Scheidt. Go, Cougars!

Led by two runners in the top 10, the Elm boys cross country team emerged as conference runners-up at this year's LNAC Meet. Congrats on a great season, Cougars!

The Cougars defeated Mannheim 11-4 in the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference Tournament at Rosemont, giving them a 21-1 record over the last two years.

The Cougars advanced to the third-place game in the Leyden-Norwood Tournament, and ended an encouraging season in fourth-place after a hard-fought loss to Lincoln.

In "Operation Genius," students in grades 6-12 may tackle any problem they want. The best ideas and solutions will be presented March 12 in a community event at EPHS.

The Illinois State Board of Education has recognized District 401 with three major awards in the 2019 Those Who Excel program, which celebrates excellence in education.

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 April 30.

Congratulations to Nicole Taha, who was among an elite group of area students honored this week as a 2019 School Citizen of the Year (SCOTY) winner!

With spring officially here, it's time to prepare for Elm Middle School's traditional end-of-year events for our graduating 8th graders. Check inside for more info.

Twenty different athletic camps covering 10 sports will be offered this summer at EPHS. Regardless of age or sport, there's a camp for just about any student athlete!

This year's spring musical is Disney's "The Little Mermaid." Come out to EPHS March 15-17 and relive your favorite numbers from Ariel, Sebastian and the rest of the cast!

Elm Middle School will house grades 6-8 by the start of the 2020-21 school year. What will the expanded and renovated building look like? Check inside for a sneak peek.

Elm's move to 1:1 computing will take place right after winter break, a full semester earlier than originally planned. Chromebooks will be distributed on Jan. 7.

Parents and guardians, you can help us become an even better school by completing the 2018-19 5Essentials Survey. Check inside for more information and a link to the survey!

You knew the holiday season had arrived when Elm put on its annual Winter Concert, featuring memorable performances by the school's concert band and choir.

Ten local veterans, including Elm nurse Ms. Amy Cleff-Holic, spoke about their military experiences to Elmwood Elementary students in observance of Veterans Day.

Elm's 7th- and 8th-grade girls volleyball teams advanced to the final day of the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference tourney last week, and each brought home a trophy.

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its new report cards for districts and schools. D401 Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade provides context for the numbers.

The 2018-19 concert season began in impressive fashion with the annual Kaleidoscope Concert. The event featured Elm and EPHS choirs as well as the Marching Tigers.

The Elm boys cross country team continued its record of excellence by ending the 2018 season with a third-place conference finish and two top 10 individual medalists.

With four 7th graders leading the way, the Cougars took home the 2018 Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference crown, Elm's first-ever girls team title in cross country.