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District 65 Board Hears Timeline for Referendum Decision
District 65 administrators presented a timeline for meetings and community input that would position the Board to decide in January whether or not to place a referendum on the April 4, 2017, ballot.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Anya Tanyavutti to Fill Phillips Vacancy on District 65 Board
At the Oct. 10 Working Board/Finance Committee meeting, District 65 Board President Candance Chow administered the oath of office to Anya Tanyavutti.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
ETHS Student Achievement Shows Mixed Results
ETHS is making some progress toward meeting its goal to increase student achievement, according to the annual Report on Student Achievement which was presented to the District 202 School Board at its Oct. 10 meeting.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
ETHS Analysis of Freshman Restructuring
Students who were in the 50th-69th percentile range as incoming freshman showed significant gains. Students at the top level showed some declines.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Reflections of Their Better Selves: PEG Conference Inspires Deeper Equity Work for School District 202
Twenty-two staff members and three Board Members from School District 202 attended this year’s National Summit for Courageous Conversations held Sept. 24-28 in Austin, Texas. Those who attended came home with a renewed commitment to equity work at ETHS.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Students Embrace 'Reclaim' Message at ETHS Black Summits
More than 850 students in all grade levels participated in Evanston Township High School’s Black Female and Black Male Summits, held on Sept. 20 and 22.  This year’s theme, “Reclaim” helped students examine their voice, future, history and identity as a black student. 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Latino Success Celebration Spotlights Leaders and Students
Dr. Elena Garcia Ansani, Executive Director of Latino Resources, said, “The Latino Leadership Awards is a counter-story for Latino excellence. We are rewriting the narrative for Latinos with our work of advancing Latino leadership through college completion and civic engagement.”
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Volunteers Create Sensory Garden at Park School
Over the past weekend volunteers transformed the swath of grass in front of Park School into a sensory garden. A grant from the Miracle Gro company and design help from the Horticulture Therapy Program Team of the Chicago Botanic Gardens, as well as support from District 65 and District 202, helped the garden become reality by late afternoon on Oct 15.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
ETHS presents Fall Band/Orchestra Music Festival
 On  Oct. 26, Evanston Township High School will hold its Fall Band and Orchestra Music Festival with music ranging from the classics to the movies.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Navigating Real Life Diversity, Nov. 2
The second session of the Navigating Real Life Diversity series will be held on Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the main branch of the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
The topic is “Have You Had the Talk… About What Racism Means to All of Our Children?”

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
ESCAA's Pumpkin Patch
The Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association’s 25th annual Pumpkin Patch, held this year on Oct. 15 in Independence Park on Central Street, was once again very successful. It turned out to be a gorgeous warm October day and fun was had by all, including enamored children who thoroughly enjoyed the face painting and craft table.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Five Award-Winning Children's Authors to Visit District 65 Schools
From Oct. 24 to Oct. 28, Foundation 65 will bring five critically acclaimed authors to visit 15 District 65 schools. This author invasion is part of the visiting author series called “Perspectives: A Shared Author Experience.” The program was created by the District 65 library department and is funded through a grant from Foundation 65.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Community Members Help COPE 'Stuff the Bus'
The annual “Stuff the Bus” food drive by Caring Outreach by Parents in Evanston (COPE) invited community members to donate canned goods, toiletries, and non-perishables to be distributed to District 65 families.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
District 65 Budget Balanced by a Thread
A $73,000 surplus is keeping the School District 65 budget balanced this year. No community members spoke at the District’s Sept. 26 public hearing, and the Board approved the budget unanimously. Operating revenues for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, are projected at $114,294,000 and operating expenditures at $114,221,000.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Seldess Named Interim Assistant Principal at Nichols
On Oct. 5, District 65 Board of Education President Candance Chow and Superintendent Paul Goren sent a message that the District has hired Joshua Seldess as interim principal of Nichols Middle School.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
District 65 and NU Launch New STEM Partnership
School District 65 and Northwestern University announced that Jennifer (Jen) Lewin will serve as a new STEM education resource for District 65. Ms. Lewin’s appointment is through NU’s science education and public engagement center, Science in Society.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Update on District/DEC Negotiations
With no agreement yet between the District 65 School Board and the District Educators Council (DEC, the teachers union), the parties were scheduled to resume negotiations today, Oct. 5, with a federal mediator.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Summer School Prepares More for High School, Board Told
More students, the majority of whom were incoming freshmen, took summer classes at Evanston Township High School in 2016 than in 2015. While classes such as “Access ETHS” continue to attract new students looking for help in navigating the large school, “targeted outreach” is increasingly identifying and enrolling incoming students performing below the 40th percentile in math and reading support classes, Bill Farmer, Director of Summer School, told the District 202 Board at its Sept. 19 meeting.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Gap in Suspension Rates Shrink; ETHS Acknowledges "School to Prison Pipeline is Real
The total number of student suspensions has decreased from 1,097 in 2011-12 to 623 in 2015-16, or by 43%, according to the annual student suspensions and discipline report presented to the District 202 Board at their September 19 meeting.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Dae Dae World Weekend 2016
A seemingly endless supply of free new and like-new books for ages pre-K through high school and family fun for all ages were the hallmarks of DaeDaeWorld Weekend 2016. A strong sense of community, smiling faces, and a focus on literacy were in plentiful supply at the DaeDaeWorld Weekend Family Fun Night on Friday and Literacy Fest on Saturday.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
EC2C Provisionally Adopts Goals and Outcomes, Nears an Equity Statement
On Aug. 11, approximately 30 representatives of the partner organizations in the Evanston Cradle to Career Initiative (EC2C) held a partners’ meeting at Evanston Township High School to discuss goals and outcomes, an equity statement, and examples of some successes. The partners act much like a board of directors of EC2C.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Chiaravalle Kids and St. Baldrick's Pair Up For a Hair-Razing Event
Students from Chiaravalle Montessori School, 425 Dempster St., will host its first St. Baldrick’s event from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Oct. 15. 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Do Race-Based Stressors Contribute to Achievement Gap?
Race-based stressors have psychological and physiological effects on the body, which may contribute to the racial-ethnic achievement gap, new Northwestern University research suggests.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

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