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ETHS Football Wins Season Opener
His nickname is “easy” and that’s just how Ben Easington made it look for Evanston’s football team in the season opener Friday night at Lazier Field.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Guest Essay: Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year
This week, we celebrated another first day of school. I would like to extend a special welcome to our kindergarten and preschool families who may be enjoying their very first day of school. In addition, welcome to our new families. We are so glad to have you! Our outstanding teachers and staff will support you every step of the way.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Guest Essay: ETHS - A Community Treasure
Evanston Township High School is far more than an address on Dodge Avenue. ETHS is a community treasure, vital to life in Evanston over the decades, vital to life in Evanston today, and vital to the future of Evanston.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
District 65 Teachers, Administrators Trade Pointed Statements
Representatives from District 65 and DEC met Aug. 15-17 but did not reach an agreement. Negotiations are expected to resume after Labor Day, DEC President Paula Zelinski told the RoundTable.
Wednesday, August 24, 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
District 65's Tentative 2017 Budget is Balanced
District 65’s tentative budget for the upcoming school year is balanced by a thin margin. With operating revenues projected at $114,101,776 and operating expenditures at $114,022,656, the projected difference is only about $80,000.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Young Scientists Pilot STEAM Program
Evanston Township High School students Fernando Licea and Abelardo Enriquez spent their summer striving to design an app to help people protect their privacy – ultimately experiencing both frustration and the thrill of success.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Family Action Network Event with Rep. John Lewis
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Andrew Aydin, co-authors of the graphic novel series “March,” will be the featured speakers at a Family Action Network (FAN) event at 7 p.m. on Aug. 29 at ETHS.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
ETHS Hosts Campus Tours
Evanston Township High School invites prospective and new families and individuals who work, live, or own businesses in the District 202 Evanston/Skokie community to attend a campus tour of the high school on select Saturdays during the school year.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
ETHS Receives National Recognition for Multiple School Communication Projects
Evanston Township High School was recognized in the 2016 Publications and Electronic Media Contest held by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA).
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
50-year Anniversary of the Desegregation of Foster School
In September of 1966, 242 black and white kindergartners participated in an experimental desegregation effort at Foster School, in the heart of the City’s Fifth Ward. On July 15-17, the Foster/King Lab 1966 Kindergarten Reunion Project gathered in the former school building, now the Weissbourd-Holmes Family Focus Center, to mark that milestone.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
City Launches #WalkEvanston Back-to-School Crosswalk Safety Campaign
As the school year begins, the City of Evanston is reminding pedestrians of tips for safe travel...
Thursday, August 18, 2016
No D65 Teacher Contract, But Schools Will Open
School District 65 and the District Educators Council (DEC, the teachers union) have still not reached a collective bargaining agreement for the 2016-17 school year and beyond. Superintendent Paul Goren told the RoundTable, “I do anticipate that schools will open on time” – Aug. 24. Paula Zelinski, President of DEC, confirmed, “Schools are opening on time.”
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Guest Essay: An Open Letter to the Community on District 65's Financial Situation
We are currently negotiating or about to negotiate contracts with all of our bargaining units representing colleagues who work in District 65. Please know that all parties are working diligently to come to fair agreements.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Guest Essay: Teachers Hopeful for Progress in District 65
We believe that crafting a fair and equitable contract in a timely manner would help to advance the thriving workforce goal - that a thriving workforce leads to thriving children.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act Becomes Law
“The idea here was to put a structure in place and create flexibility for school districts that want to do innovative things,” said Sen. Biss. “The idea is to allow school districts to figure out what makes sense for them and to use successful implementations as a demonstration for other districts in the State. The bill puts in place some structures that allow some really important work to happen.”
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Boosterpalooza 2016
Evanston Township High School Boosters Club will host its fourth Annual Boosterpalooza from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Sherman Plaza Garage Rooftop, 821 Davis St.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016



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