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Having Mastered Neckties, the Gentlemen Turn to Business
At the end of the school day in the middle of the week, 17 students at Nichols Middle School are not yet thinking of going home. They make their way to the library, where Principal Adrian Harries, Evanston Police Officer Adam Howard, and District 65 Student Engagement Coordinator Bryon Harris talk to them, listen to them, and help them see themselves as leaders.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
D65 Battle of Books
School District 65 elementary schools annual Battle of the Books competition was held at Haven Middle School on April 7. Oakton Elementary School students, Julian Cochran, Frances Dapier, and Madeleine Schafer, in the photo above, took first place, beating contenders from Kingsley and Willard Schools.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Chiaravalle Montessori was commended by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the achievement of LEED Platinum during a plaque ceremony held at the school.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
District 65 School Board Considers Resolution Dealing with Referendum Funds
On April 10, the District 65 Finance Committee discussed adopting a proposed resolution stating that the District would use the additional funds approved by voters in the April 4 referendum to balance the District’s operating budget through 2025-26, and hopefully beyond.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
New Course Offerings Proposed at School District 65
School District 65 may offer two new courses at the K-5 grade levels and one new one for sixth graders beginning next year, said Stacy Beardsley, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, in a presentation to the Board on April 10. Board members expressed  some concerns.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
We Urge the District 202 School Board to Raise Expectations for College Readiness
In a series of editorials last year, the RoundTable expressed concerns that the model being developed by School District 202 to define “college readiness” will set low expectations for ETHS students, and in turn for District 65 students.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Evanston Cradle to Career Diverse Book Drive
Evanston Cradle to Career partners are reaching out to the community to request your help to address summer learning loss by providing culturally relevant books to Evanston children this summer. 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Thank You For Your Support
Letter to the Community from Paul Goren, Superintendent of School District 65
Thursday, April 6, 2017
80% Yes! D65 Referendum Passes
School District 65’s operating referendum passed by a wide margin on April 4, with 14,927 people voting in favor of the referendum, and 3,628 opposed. Slightly more than 80% voted “yes.” “I am extremely humbled and appreciative of the support Evanston and Skokie voters gave through the successful passage of the referendum,” Paul Goren, Superintendent of District 65 told the RoundTable.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
District 202 Board: Two Incumbents, Two New Members Elected
A field of six candidates vied for the four positions on the District 202 School Board. Incumbents Gretchen Livingston and Pat Savage-Williams were re-elected. The new Board members, Jude Laude and Pat Maunsell, have ties to the high school ...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Three Incumbents and Two Newcomers Elected to District 65 Board
Two incumbents and two newcomers were elected to the District 65 School Board to serve four-year terms in the April 4 election: Candance Chow (incumbent) with 11,226 votes;  Lindsay Cohen with 11,042 votes, Joseph Hailpern with 9,710 votes, and Suni Kartha (incumbent) with 9,572 votes.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
District 65 Expands Policy Relating to Gender Identity
On March 13, the District 65 School Board approved an amendment to its Board Policy, section 7:10, that addresses “equal educational opportunity” and “gender identity.”
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
A Look at ETHS's Proposed Model to Define 'College Readiness'
One important question is: Should ETHS be preparing all students so they have the academic skills to enroll in and succeed in at least a Tier 2 college – if that is what they would like to do after high school? Should all students be prepared so they have that opportunity?
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Original Cast Members Bring 'Jesus Christ Superstar' to ETHS
The ETHS theater department is currently in final rehearsals for the upcoming musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar.”  What makes this production unique is that students are working not only with the original story, but with some of the cast members from the original production.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
District 65 School Board Approves Contingency Plan in the Event the Referendum Fails
The District 65 School Board unanimously approved cuts of $5.1 million for the 2017-18 school year (FY’18). Forty-nine staff positions, including 30 teaching positions, would be eliminated if the District’s operating referendum is not approved.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Three ETHS Seniors Named Van Zelst Scholars
Three seniors from Evanston Township High School – Ilana Baker, Cassidy Keubbeler, and Avery Gross – were honored March 21 as Van Zelst Scholars by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
T-team Scores Big
The Special Olympics basketball tournament was held the weekend of March 18 and 19. Evanston’s E-Team 1 played one game each day, just like the Northwestern men’s basketball team against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
District 65's Early Childhood Program Starts at Birth
“It’s important to underline the fact that every student that comes into our preschool program has risk factors and that’s how they come into our program,” said Ms. Bartz. “We work with these children to help them develop. The program is very extensive.”
Wednesday, February 8, 2017



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