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September 23, 2017 


Makerspaces Bring Hands-On Learning to Underserved Evanston Kids
The “Maker Movement” is taking hold in Evanston, with a collaboration of schools, community centers, the library and Northwestern University working to create makerspaces for school age kids throughout our city.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Joint District 65-202 Committee Maintains Focus on Joint Literacy and Equity
At the Joint District 65/202 Committee meeting on Sept. 14, several members of each Board and the top administrators from each District met to discuss agenda items for the Joint District 65/202 School Board meeting scheduled for Oct. 23.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
ETHS Still 'Organized for Improvement' Says Latest 5Essentials Survey
The overall conclusion is that ETHS remains at the lower end of the second highest possible level – that ETHS is “organized for improvement.”
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
ETHS Considers Dropping Academic Requirements to Increase Student Engagement, Extend Supports
The District 202 School Board is considering a policy change that would drop the 2.0-GPA requirement for participating in extracurricular activities. The shift represents an effort to get more students engaged in school and to provide greater access to academic supports that come along with such participation.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
2017 ETHS Cohort Scores High on ACT
A preliminary report on ETHS students’ scores on the ACT test was presented at the Sept. 11 Board of Education meeting. While scores remain high, the school will have to find a new way of comparing trends in college readiness.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Fourteen Evanston Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
From Evanston Township High School: Benjamin P. Ballmer, Anika H. Blitzstein, Oliver Q. Brady, Arthur J. Brown, Meredith T. Byrnes, Mallen E. Clifton, Jasper L. Davidoff,  Sophia S. Hachten, Judson O. Kuhrman, James C. Porter, and Nathan J. Shankar. From Beacon Academy: Annelise L. Goldman and James P. Hanafee; and from Roycemore School: Benjamin M. Hurley.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Latino Art Exhibit at ETHS Starts with Artist Robert Valadez
 A Latino Art Exhibit will be presented at Evanston Township High School in celebration of Latino Heritage Month in October, with a special kick-off event with Chicano artist Robert Valadez.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Student Produced YAMO Show Celebrates 60th Year at ETHS
Now in its 60th year, Evanston Township High School’s iconic student revue YAMO opens Friday, October 6, for a seven-night run in the school’s Upstairs Theatre.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
State Revamps Model of Funding Education
In a major shift from bills that were passed by the Senate, but not the House, in two prior years, SB 1947 provides that no school district will receive less than the amount of State funding “distributed” to it in the 2016-17 school year. This is called its Base Minimum Funding. Thus, School Districts 65 and 202 will each receive, as a minimum, the amount of funding that they received in the 2016-17 school year. Under the Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE’s) preliminary calculations, District 65’s Base Minimum Funding is about $8 mllion, and District 202’s is about $2.9 million.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Key Priorities District 65 Board Will Focus on This School Year
On Aug. 22, in the course of discussing a planning calendar for 2017-18, District 65 administrators and members of the School Board laid out some key priorities that they would like to focus on for this year.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Foundation 65 Announces Leadership Transition, Welcomes New Board Members
Foundation 65 Board member Dr. Keith Robinson has assumed the role of Executive Vice President (EVP). He will work closely with current Board President Diane Lequar and Executive Director Lise Jinno over the next year and will succeed Ms. Lequar as Board President beginning July 2018. 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Race to School Shopping Spree at Target
On Aug. 22, through a partnership between Target and United Way’s Neighborhood Network, 100 Evanston school children were given $100 gift cards to shop for school items at Target on Howard Street to help ensure they had essential supplies to start the school year.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017



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