Principal's Message

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

Douglas Wildes photoNOTE: Mr. Wildes' welcome message for 2019-20 will be published here in late July 2019.

We want to welcome everyone back to Elmwood Park High School for the 2018-19 school year.

We are extremely proud to prepare our graduating Class of 2019 for their final year of formal education within District 401, eager for the incoming freshman Class of 2022 to begin their high school experiences, and thrilled for the rest of the student body to see all the changes to the school they thought they knew.

I also cannot wait to begin my "sophomore year" as the building principal at EPHS.

With every year, our No. 1 priority at EPHS is to provide all students the most challenging, inspiring and well-rounded educational experience possible. Our school's goals are established with various perspectives in mind:

  • With the implementation of our building's 1:1 Chromebook initiative, we are utilizing 21st-century technologies to transform classroom instruction and student learning.
  • We are continuing to develop rigorous academic planning for every student's college and career preparation and pursuing individual social-emotional learning processes for each student.
  • We have expanded our course offerings to include more elective, dual-credit and AP classes.
  • We are creating an even broader set of athletic, club and extracurricular opportunities. 

With all these experiences considered, it is our mission to mentor young adults in Elmwood Park on what it means to be active and engaged citizens and community members.

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 2018-19 school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns and ideas you would like to discuss.

With kindest regards,

Mr. Douglas J. Wildes

NOTE: To download a PDF copy of this welcome message, please click here.