Cougar Courier


May 20, 2022

Principal's Message

Greetings Elm Families,

Can you believe it? Next week is our last week of school! What a year it has been! Everyday I arrive to Elm Middle School I'm reminded of how lucky I am to call this home and this week was not short one moment of gratitude! We spent the week full of spirit and celebrations! Congratulations to all of our 8th graders, we're so proud of you and can't wait to honor you at Graduation on Sunday!

For addtional information regarding graduation please take a moment and read through this document! 8th Grade Graduation. After our ceremony we ask that all families depart so we can begin to honor our graduating seniors from EPHS! We thank you so much for your understanding!

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

8th Grade Celebrations

8th graders danced the night away on Thursday to celebrate their final end of year dance, then students returned on Friday for their tradition of 8th grade breakfast and graduation practice!! Congratulations, Cougars!!!!! A huge thank you to our PAT for making all of this possible!!!

Link for Live Stream Graduation Ceremony!

If you or any family members are unable to attend our 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony (Sunday at 10am), please feel free to watch a live stream at this link. We are so proud of our graduates and wish them well as they continue on to high school

Registration for Returning Students

Registration for returning students is now open! Here is an overview of the process if you need any additional directions. Also, a video is linked here for additional support if needed. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Supply List for the 2022-2023 School Year

Please click here for a school-wide supply list

8th Graders-Freshman Orientation this fall!

8th Graders--save the date! Your Freshman Orientation will be August 11th, from 9am-11am at EPHS! Please see the flyer below for more information!

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Summer Library Volunteer Opportunity

Middle Schoolers entering 7th and 8th grades can apply to be a Summer Library Volunteer using this google form.

Mark Your Calendars!

It is time to celebrate our families and cultures! If you and your family would like to participate in planning our Multicultural Night, please click this link.

Ideas include dance and cooking demonstrations, a community potluck, and multicultural readings!


May 23rd, 2022

Elmwood Park High School

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

  • May 22nd - 8th Grade Graduation

  • May 23rd- Multicultural Night

  • May 26th- Last Day of School

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