Cougar Courier


March 4, 2022

Principal's Message

Greetings Elm Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful week! It was a short one, but a busy one! We are into the swing of Trimester 3 with lots of fun events going on like the Robotics Competition, Basketball Games and getting ready to go see the musical at EPHS!

Please be aware that our systems were down today, so report cards will be available to parents on Monday. Additionally it's time for our 5Essentials Survey. Take a few minutes and complete this survey, your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Please take a few minutes and read through this week’s Courier! As always, should you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly. Stay safe! #TeamElmStrong

Most Sincerely,
Ms. Ashley Groeneveld

Report Cards

Report Cards for Trimester 2 will be released Monday. Here are instructions of how you can view your student's report card. Here is a video explaining this process as well.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Save the Date!

8th Grade Graduation will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 10am. The ceremony will be held outdoors at EPHS. More information to follow!

EPHS Musical - 9 to 5!

All students will be attending the EPHS Musical on 3/17/22. We are excited to support the fine arts in our district!

Yearbook Sale Reminder!

The deadline to purchase a yearbook is quickly approaching! If your son/daughter would like to purchase a yearbook. Please click this link to order your yearbook before April 1st!

Students of the Trimester

Congratulations to our Students of the Trimester! We are so proud of you and all you contribute to making Elm Middle School a more kind, caring environment!

6th Grade:

Keiri Ramirez

Paytin Schmitz

7th Grade:

Precious Balikpo

Willow Jenkins

8th Grade:

Matthew Fritz

Ruben Lebron

PAT Fundraiser!

The Elm PAT is proud to announce that we are conducting a cool, fun, crazy socks fundraiser to support all of our students! Support our school by purchasing these fun, cute socks for yourself or to give as gifts. See this flyer for more information!

Order your socks from March 7th thru March 24th, 2022 by clicking here!

The top 3 sellers will get Visa cards $50, $30, and $20, so sell for a chance to win big!

Career Study Experiences

This week, we were able to have an alum, Emily Long, a published author and digital storyteller visit. She was able to speak with our Creative Writing CSI courses and get them thinking about how to use their creativity in telling their own stories!

We're so proud of all of the hard work our staff and students have put into this program, and can't wait to see more!

Athletic Updates

Please see the attached for updated regulations for our Athletic conference. Both home and away guests are now able to attend games. Those who attend must follow the social distancing and mask rules of the school that is hosting the game.

Summer Learning Academy

If your student has been recommended for the Summer Learning Academy, you will be receiving information about the academy shortly. Please also see this flyer for information, and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out.

Attendance Reminders

If a student is going to be absent from class, a parent or guardian should call our Attendance Clerk at (708) 583-6600 or email

When calling, please spell your child’s last name and give their student ID number.

Upcoming Events

March 4- District Insitute Day- No School

March 4- Report Cards Released Electronically

March 9- Elm PAT Meeting

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