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Taking a Look at the College Readiness Benchmarks Selected By Districts 65 and 202
NWEA recommends that the college readiness benchmark scores for the MAP tests that are identified in the 2015 Study be used, rather than those identified in the 2012 Study.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Joint D202/65 Achievement Report Highlights Reading Readiness
A joint report measuring reading achievement of students across Districts 65 and 202 was presented to the School Boards at a joint meeting held Nov. 9. Results show that just over one-half of all students in kindergarten through 11th grade are meeting benchmarks identified for being on track to college readiness. The report shows a wide disparity between the percentage of white students meeting college readiness benchmarks (CRB) and the percentages of other racial groups meeting that benchmark. A wide disparity also exists when the data is broken down by household income.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
ETHS Debuts New Advanced Manufacturing Lab
Evanston Township High School showed off its newly renovated Advanced Manufacturing Lab at an open house Nov. 10. The space features new high-tech welding and fabrication equipment that enhances the curriculum in the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
School Districts Still Looking at Ways to Ward Off Springfield Threats
As School District 65 and 202 prepare for four or more years of austerity because of a likely two- or three-pronged financial squeeze from Springfield, they are looking for allies in nearby school districts and input from the community on what to trim.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Drama Teacher Receives National Artist Teacher Fellowship
At the Nov. 16 District 65 School Board meeting, Board members and Superintendent Paul Goren congratulated Jenna Temkin, a drama teacher at Chute Middle School, for having been selected to receive a Award Amount Fellowship from the National Artist Teacher Fellowship (NATF) program.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Evanston Scholars' Hard Work Results in College Accepatances and Merit Scholarship Awards
"Our Scholars participated in 130 total interviews at Onsite," said Alison Segal, director of college access for Evanston Scholars, "and 24 out of 29 of our Evanston Scholars received acceptance letters that day."
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Cradle to Career Has Plans to Advance Community Literacy
Three initiatives that began independently converged at the joint District 65/District 202 School Board meeting on Nov. 9: the Joint Literacy Goal, adopted by the two Districts nearly two years ago; the Joint Achievement report, which is aimed at defining and then measuring literacy achievement from kindergarten through high school; and the community literacy goal of Evanston Cradle to Career (C2C).
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
ETHS Seeks Input on District's Goals
Every few years the District 202 School Board develops and revises the District’s goals with input from ETHS students, parents/guardians, staff, and community members.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Teacher Receives Award of Excellence in Creative Drama
Stacy Deemar, a teacher at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School and Nichols Middle School was recently honored as a recipient of the 2015 Award of Excellence in Creative Drama.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Foundation 65 Grant Funding to Support All D65 Schools
During the 2015-16 school year, Foundation 65 will provide more than $235,000 to support literacy and arts initiatives that will impact every school within District 65.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
District 65 Continues to Pursue Framework for Community Engagement on Future Budget-Planning
At the Nov. 2 meeting of the School District 65 Finance Committee, Board members and administrators continued their process of preparing to engage the community in long-term budget planning in light of a likely triple financial threat from Springfield over the next few years.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
ETHS Achievement Report: Some Progress, Much Work Remains
While showing progress in some areas, much work remains to be done. That was the underlying message of a report on student achievement presented at the Oct. 26 meeting of the Board. he report was streamlined at the Board’s request, Dr. Levy said, so it does not contain much of the data provided in earlier reports. It reports progress in meeting the District’s goal to "increase each student’s academic trajectory," using various measures of success.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
District 202 Board Discusses Conference Sponsored by PEG
District 202 Board members who attended the National Summit for Courageous Conversations gave a report on their experiences at the conference during the Oct. 26 Board meeting.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Report on Black Male, Black Female Summits Presented to District 202 Board
Teachers, staff, community leaders and students described their involvement in the first Black Female Summit held Sept. 29 and second annual Black Male Summit held Oct. 1, both at Evanston Township High School.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
District 202 Board Revising Goals and Targets
The District 202 School Board is currently undergoing a planned three-year review of the six District goals approved originally on Oct. 9, 2012. An initial draft of the revised goals, of which there are now five, was reviewed at the Board’s Oct. 26 meeting.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Update on D65/202 Joint Literacy Goal
District 65 sixth- and seventh-graders will soon be exposed to the type of document-based questions (DBQs)now given to students at Evanston Township High School, said Stacy Beardsley, District 65’s interim executive director of Curriculum & Instruction at a joint District 65/202 committee meeting on Oct. 22.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
District 65 and 202 Consider Inviting Other Districts to Address Legislative Issues
At the Oct. 22 Joint District 65/District 202 Committee meeting, administrators and School Board members from both Districts discussed what they could do to address four potential legislative issues in Springfield, almost any one of which could steamroll a district’s budget for several years: a property-tax freeze without an income-tax hike; a cash-flow problem at the State level that would keep school districts from receiving their allocations; a new education-funding formula and a shift of part of the burden of teacher pensions from the State to local school districts.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Refugees Arrive at School Districts 65 and 202
About 30 of the students registered as homeless are "political refugees," who have come from another country in the last few months, said Ms. Bartz.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
ETHS Speech Teams Combined
At Evanston Township High School, all speech and debate activities have been combined under one roof: Urban Debate, National Debate, and Speech are now combined in one team, said speech and debate coach Jeffrey Hannan. This move gives students more opportunities to try multiple events, and gives those students access to a wider range of coaching and staff expertise.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
ETHS Students Present 'Tom Sawyer'
Freshmen and sophomores at Evanston Township High School will present "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" on Nov. 12 and 13 at 4 p.m. and on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the ETHS Little Theatre, 1600 Dodge Ave.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Eleven ETHS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
Eleven seniors from Evanston Township High School have been named semifinalists for the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program: Katherine Brady, Tom Davies, Matteo DiBernardo, Murielle Dunand, Viveka Herzum, Zane Kashner, Adrian Lafont-Mueller, Nora Linzer, Seth Paternostro, Henry Peters, and Caitlin Westerfield.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Mandarin Story Times at the Library
Story time on the afternoon, Oct. 24 at Evanston Public Library was thrilling for the young audience hearing the stories in Mandarin.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Kiwanis Club Honors Three Fine Arts Students
The Kiwanis Club of Evanston recognized three fine arts students from Evanston Township High School for their involvement in the school’s annual production of YAMO. Honorees are Ryan Foreman, Fiona Hessert, and Liz Michael.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
District 65 School Board Discusses Goals and Growth Targets
The snapshot reports on student achievement using the metrics that the School Board adopted to track progress made under the District’s new five-year strategic plan. Administrators also presented five-year growth targets.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
ETHS Student Achievement Report: Mixed Reviews
Dr. Levy presented information on several standardized tests given during the 2013-14 school year. While there was marked improvement in some categories, a wide achievement gap still remains between ethnic groups and by income level.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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