Principal's Message

By Mr. Douglas J. Wildes, Elmwood Park High School Principal

Douglas Wildes photo

Dear Tiger Students and Families,

We want to welcome everyone back to Elmwood Park High School for the 2021-22 school year.

We are extremely proud to prepare our graduating Class of 2022 for their final year of formal education within Elmwood Park Community Unit District 401, eager for the incoming Class of 2025 to begin their high school experiences, and thrilled for the rest of the student body to join us in the building for the first time since March 2020. I am also eager to begin my fifth year as the building principal at EPHS.

With every year, our number one priority at EPHS is to provide all students the most challenging, inspiring and well-rounded educational experience possible. We understand this task will be challenging considering all we have gone through in the past 18 months, but we are so excited to continue making it our mission to mentor our students in person at EPHS on what it means to be positive and engaged citizens in our community.

As we warmly welcome our freshman Class of 2025 and all new students, we are also excited to prepare all our returning students, especially those of the senior graduating Class of 2022 for their final year.

Here are a few updates for the 2021-22 school year:

We are committed to not only providing the best educational experience possible for the students, but we are also dedicated to making sure the high school is looked upon with an extreme sense of pride by the Elmwood Park community. We will continue to build upon the strongly established community ties,  celebrate the academic and extracurricular successes of our students and staff, and actively seek ways to improve the building and its grounds.

We are excited to build upon the strong foundation established at Elmwood Park High School over the years and are looking forward to a great 2021-22 school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, and ideas you would like to discuss. 

With Tiger Pride,

Mr. Douglas J. Wildes

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