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ETHS 'ALT School' Continues to Help Kids Graduate, Succeed
Another 45 students are expected to graduate from Evanston Township High School this year, thanks to the efforts of the Alternative or “Alt” School. With this addition, a total of 98 students who were once at risk of not finishing school will have graduated since the program’s inception just two years ago in January 2015.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Study Finds Achievement/Opportunity Gaps Are Due Primarily to Differences That Occur Before Third Grade
A point Dr. Reardon repeatedly made during his presentation is that, both nationally and in Evanston, wide gaps in test scores exist by both race and income level at third grade, and they do not change much between third and eighth grades.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Projections Create Baseline to Track Whether Referendum Funds Are Being Used According to Plan
The projections spell out for the first time the portion of the Referendum Funds that will be set aside in each of the early years to cover mounting deficits in the later years. The projections also spell out the total fund balances needed on a year-by-year basis to meet the plan.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
D65 Board Approves New Engineering and Reading Curricula
On May 8, the District 65 School Board approved, by a 6-0 vote, an Engineering is Elementary (EiE) curriculum for one unit of study for fourth- and fifth-graders, and also approved using the Lucy Calkins reading curriculum in kindergarten and first grade.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
District 65 Equity Policy Moves to School Board
On May 15, the Policy Committee of the District 65 School Board decided to send a draft Equity Policy, with one amendment, to the School Board for review and approval. Corrie Wallace, the equity consultant for the District, presented the policy to the Committee.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Making Outdoor Play Accessible at Park School
Children all over Evanston look forward to outdoor recess, but for the last several years students at Park School have not had a playground that is accessible and safe. Located in south Evanston, Park School serves the most disabled and vulnerable of District 65 and District 202’s students.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
ETHS Hosts First LGBTQ+ Student Summit
Nearly 200 students participated in the first ever LGBTQ+ Student Summit at Evanston Township High School on April 7.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
New Grandstand for ETHS Softball
On May 11, the Evanston Township High School softball community celebrated the addition of a new 140-seat wraparound grandstand to the varsity softball field.
The ETHS softball team is one of just a few teams in their conference to boast a grandstand seating area.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
William Snell VFW Post Honors ETHS Student
On April 30, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Tech/Sgt. Wm. B. Snell Post 7186 hosted its Annual Patriotic Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn in Evanston. More than 200 people attended the event.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Suni Kartha Wins Contest for President of District 65 School Board
The Board voted, 4-3, for Ms. Kartha, with Ms. Kartha, Anya Tanyavutti, Sergio Hernandez, and Joseph Hailpern voting for Ms. Kartha; and Ms. Chow, Lindsay Cohen, and Omar Brown voting for Ms. Chow.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Quattrocki and Garrison Honored for Their Service
Tracy Quattrocki, who served eight years on the District 65 School Board, including three terms as President, and Claudia Garrison, who served four years on the Board, were honored for their service as they attended their last Board  meeting on May 1.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
District 65 School Board Approves Guidelines Dealing With Uses of Referendum Funds
The District 65 School Board adopted a Resolution setting out its intention on how it will use the $135.6 million in additional funds that will be generated in the next eight years through the referendum.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
'Historic' Gender Identity Policy Approved at ETHS
The District 202 School Board May 1 approved revisions to policy that, beginning next fall, will allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
District 65 Swears in Five to the Board
On May 1, five people were sworn in to serve on the District 65 School Board.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
C2C Launches 'Talk, Read, Sing' Campaign
Evanston Cradle to Career has launched a new campaign to boost the early brain development and language skills of children in Evanston from birth through age 3. The campaign, titled “Talk, Read, Sing,” is a community-wide effort in partnership with Too Small to Fail, a national, joint initiative of The Opportunity Institute and the Clinton Foundation.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
ETHS Students Explore Feminism at Women's Empowerment Conference
Evanston Township High School students participated at the first Women’s Empowerment Conference on April 12 hosted by Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. More than 100 students who identify as female attended the daylong event, with staff from both ETHS and Northwestern leading the program.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Dewey Principal New Assistant Superintendent of Schools
On Tuesday, April 25, Evanston/Skokie School District 65 announced that Andalib Khelghati has been appointed to one of the district’s top posts and will serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Four District 202 Board Members Sworn In
The election results were officially certified and Jude E. Laude, Gretchen Livingston, Patricia Maunsell and Patricia Savage-Williams were sworn in to begin four-year terms on the District 202 School Board at a special meeting held on May 1. 
Wednesday, May 3, 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
Speech and Debate Team Has Set New Records
The hard work of the Evanston Township High School Speech and Debate team has resulted in new benchmarks for postseason success. “The team has qualified more students to national championships this year than any year in its history,” said Jeff Hannan, ETHS Speech and Debate Team coach.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
ETHS and EPL to Increase Access to Technology
As part of a partnership with the Evanston Public Library, Evanston Township High School’s Instructional and Informational Department (IIT) is able to distribute 15 mobile hotspots directly to ETHS students at no cost.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
ETHS Students Earn Recognition On 2017 National Latin Exam
Evanston Township High School students participated in the 2017 National Latin Exam, with 40 of the 84 participating students earning awards. The 40-question exam, taken by level, is taken annually by approximately 154,000 Latin students worldwide.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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