Elmwood Community Schools wishes everyone a safe and happy Winter Break! We look forward to seeing you in 2015!
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Click on each individual event for more details. If you would like to view calendars in a larger format or in a different view, please visit the District Calendars page.
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St. Jude Assembly and White Out Games
On Tuesday at 2:15 in the High School Gym, Boys Basketball players will be shaving their head or legs to raise money for St. Jude.
The Jr. High White Out game will also take place this upcoming Thursday in the High School gym at 6:00 P.M. vs. IB. Our Varsity game will take place this upcoming Friday at 6:00 P.M. vs. Farmington.
Princeville Girls Holiday Tournament
The 4th Annual Princeville Girls Holiday Tournament 2014 is scheduled to begin on Saturday, December 27th, starting at 10:00 A.M. The full schedule is as follows:
Saturday, December 27th @ 10:00 AM: EHS vs. RWHS
Monday, December 29th @ 11:30 AM: EHS vs. RB
Tuesday, December 30th @11:30 AM: EHS vs. PHS
To see the brackets for the Holiday Tournament, click the link below. We'll see you there!
Boys Holiday Tournament
For Boys Holiday Tournament Brackets, please click the link below.
Congratulations To Our PNC Grant Winners
Mrs. Alcaraz and Mrs. Herridge were recently awarded a grant by the PNC Foundation FirstGrant program.
There were 27 grants awarded this year to Peoria County schools and we have had teachers, led by Mrs. Alcaraz, get this award three times in the last 5 years.
Grants are written up and submitted to the PNC Foundation where the board goes over all the grants and decide the winners. This year the 27 grants were awarded for a total of $20.000.
Grant money will be used in the classroom to directly impact our students and improve their educational experience.
Congratulations to Mrs. Alcaraz and Mrs. Herridge!
White Out For St. Jude 2014
Whether you purchase a T-Shirt, sponsor a game, or donate directly, all proceeds from our White Out For St. Jude events will go to a great cause. For more information about Layup4Lauren, White Out Games, Sponsorships, and T-Shirt Orders, click on the following links:
Last Saturday at the Meet the Team Orange and Black Scrimmage, the coaches of our winter sports programs kicked off a Layup4Lauren challenge to raise money for St. Jude.
The challenge requires participants to spin in a circle 5 times before attempting a non-dominant hand layup. If you are challenged, you have one week to attempt the layup, and you are encouraged to donate $10 to St. Jude. If you miss the layup, we encourage you to donate more.
Your donation can be sent to the high school office, and checks can be made to Elmwood High School so we can deposit them into our St. Jude account which we donate at the St. Jude Telethon each summer. For more information on the Layup4Lauren challenge, visit layup4lauren.org.
Don't forget to videotape yourself taking the challenge, challenge three other people to keep the process going, and post your video on social media for others to see. If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of our coaches for more information.
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Senator LaHood Visits Elmwood High School
Senator Darin LaHood visited Mrs. Lynch's science classes at Elmwood High School recently to discuss the issues involved with Fracking. Students were able to hear the Senator's opinions, discuss their own, and ask questions about this important issue.
Congratulations To Our Cross Country Teams!
Marking another amazing victory in the history of Elmwood Cross Country, the High School Boys Cross Country team took second place in the state meet on Saturday. Matt Osmulski led the team with a 12th place finish to take home all-state honors. And Nate Herridge finished 17th place. Congratulations to Coach Meyers and his team for a remarkable season!
The Girls Cross Country team also did a phenomenal job coming in at 16th place. Congratulations to Coach Davis and her team for an excellent season!
The Elmwood Community couldn't be more proud of Matt, Nate, and both the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams! On Wednesday, November 12th, at 1:45 P.M. Elmwood Community Schools--along with Brimfield--will be honoring the Cross Country team with a pep assembly in the High School gymnasium. Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
For more information on this Saturday's meet and the Elmwood Cross Country Team, click on the buttons below to visit the Peoria Journal Star or watch a video from WMBD:
Chiari Awareness Campaign 2014
A current 8th grade student, Abigail Anderson, was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation this past summer. Knowing that September is Chiari Awareness Month, Abigail wanted to do something to impact this debilitating disease. Abigail came up with the idea for the Elmwood Jr. High School to start a Crush Chiari campaign to raise money and awareness for the Conquer Chiari Foundation.
Abigail designed and sold shirts and bracelets. The Jr. High Student Council organized bake sales and sold Crush soda. And our student body responded to the call, ultimately raising almost $700. All of which was donated to the Conquer Chiari Foundation.
Thanks to Jr. High Students for supporting a great cause. And a special thanks to Abigail and her family for their courage and positive outlook. By being a role model, Abigail is helping others around her raise awareness and crush Chiari one day at a time.
Will you help too? Visit the link below to donate to the Conquer Chiari Foundation today!
2015 School Board Elections
Elmwood Community Schools District 322 will have four (4) School Board seats to be filled at the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election. Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2019.
Candidates for the office of school board can begin to circulate nominating petitions for signatures beginning September 23, 2014. The period for filing nominating papers runs from December 15 through December 22, 2014.
Unlike previous years, changes in the state election laws have moved the responsibility of school board elections from the local board secretary. Those duties will now be handled by the county clerk, or board of election commissioners. Candidates may want to contact the county clerk or the board of election commissioners to see if there are places other than the main county office where they can file their nomination papers:
Peoria County Clerk
324 Main St., Room 101
Peoria, IL 61602
Candidates for school board will not be filing any paperwork at the local district. The county clerk may have petition forms available or blank petitions may be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website at http://www.elections.il.gov/.
Candidates may also want to consult the “2015 Candidate’s Guide,” which can be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website, or contact the county clerk or board of election commissioners regarding the requirements of filing.
Congratulations To The Jr. High Cross Country Teams
Both the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams did a phenomenal job this season. The Jr. High Girls finished third place at Sectionals and sixteenth place at State. The Jr. High Boys finished first place at Sectionals and second place at state. Congratulations on an AWESOME season!
Yearbook Staff Wins National Honor
Congratulations to Mrs. Caulkin's and her yearbook staff on receiving the award for National Yearbook Program of Excellence. This is the second time over the last three years that our yearbook staff has been awarded this honor! Great Job!
School Board President Mr. Tom Conklin Teaches High School Students
School Board President and State Farm Insurance Representative, Mr. Tom Conklin, visited Mrs. Stephanie Colgan's Co-Op students on Friday. He spoke to students about budgeting, finance, and credit.
Students were excited to hear from not only a local business leader, but a school leader as well. Thanks, Mr. Conklin, for reaching out to Elmwood Co-Op students!