Elm News Articles

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.

The Elm girls softball team completed a perfect season with a dominating win in the 2018 title game of the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference playoffs.

You've probably noticed several newcomers among the Elm faculty. If you haven't already met them, check inside to learn more about Ms. Romano and Ms. Valle!

Elm Middle School will house grades 6-8 by the start of the 2020-21 school year, according to a plan approved by the District 401 Board of Education. Check inside for details.

With big changes ahead for Elm, Ms. Rebecca Siegel is ready to lead the way. Find out more about the school's new principal, including her service with the Marines.

After eight years as a physical education teacher, Ms. Ashley Groeneveld is moving into school leadership as Elm's new AP. Check inside to learn more about the Norridge native.

The Elm Scholastic Bowl varsity team capped off its season May 11-13 by participating in the Middle School National Championship Tournament. Check inside to learn more.

A district on the move — that's the message that came through loud and clear at Dr. Wade's first annual State of the District presentation. Check inside for video and slides.

What a night! EPHS Gym was the place to be when the District held "Into the Cloud," a community event showcasing how technology is transforming the classroom.

Elm and EPHS students participated in a nationwide school walkout to honor the victims of the recent Florida school shootings. Read an update from Dr. Wade.

The 2018 EPHS Spring Musical, "Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella," will be performed March 9-11, and we invited director Noah Pligge to tell us all about the show.

Ready to see what technology has to offer D401 students? Want to try out a few apps or even play some video games? Then the "Into the Cloud" tech event is for you!

More than a dozen sports camps will be offered this summer at EPHS. Regardless of age, grade or sport, there's a camp for just about any student athlete!

More than 100 parents and students turned out for District 401's STEMscopes Night, which provided an overview of the District's science curriculum for grades K-8.

Our student musicians recently ushered in the holiday season with the school's annual Winter Concert, featuring memorable performances by the Elm Choir and Elm Band.

Come out to the STEMscopes Parent & Community Night at Elm Middle School, and learn all about the STEMscopes curriculum — how it works and why we adopted it.

The arrival of winter means snow and frigid temps. Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade explains how District 401 handles weather-related school closings.

State Rep. Camille Y. Lilly spent time recently with some of her younger constituents as she visited social studies classes at Elm Middle School — and she was impressed!

When the Bears and Steelers met for their pregame coin toss Sept. 24, Elm 8th grader Nathan Calderon was right there with them. Check inside to learn why!

Less than a week into the new school year, Elm students completed their training in the essentials of the school's new Google-based instructional technology.

Elm students began the new school year Aug. 16 with a busy schedule of classes, including an introduction to expectations about positive student behavior.

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.