Advanced Search

Evanston RoundTable | Evanston, IL

home : sports : youth/sports June 24, 2016

3/13/2013 4:09:00 PM
ETHS Varsity Athletes Measure Up Academically

 Varsity athletes at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) have had much to celebrate during the fall and winter sports seasons, including the rise of the girls basketball team to the IHSA Sectional Semifinals.

After the release of first semester grades during the second week of February, ETHS celebrated the academic success of its varsity athletes as well. One hundred percent of ETHS varsity teams from the fall and winter seasons earned team GPAs above 3.0 and 14 of the 20 varsity teams achieved above a 3.4 team GPA.

"Congratulations to our student-athletes, coaches and teachers for prioritizing academics and emphasizing the power of effort to achieve their goals on the field, in the water, on the court and, most importantly, in the classroom," remarked ETHS Athletic Director Chris Livatino.

ETHS requires students to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) from the previous semester to be eligible for extracurricular activities such as sports. A variety of academic support programs are offered to students to help them reach their goals, including Wildkit Academy. This free Saturday support program targets specific subject areas at key times of the school year. Nine Wildkit Academy sessions are offered for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year. For more information, visit the Wildkit Academy web page at

 "The high grade-point averages achieved by every Wildkit athletic team this year are a credit to all our student athletes and staff who highly value academic achievement," remarked ETHS District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon. "Here at ETHS we are communicating higher expectations and increased rigor for all students, and our students are meeting and exceeding those higher expectations. This is a win-win for everyone at ETHS."

Article Comment Submission Form

The RoundTable welcomes your comments. We will try to post comments within a few hours, but there may be a longer delay at times. Comments containing mean-spirited, libelous or ad hominem attacks will not be posted.

Note: Your full name is required. Your telephone number and e-mail will not be posted. You may type your comments in the space below, or you may type them in a word document and cut and paste them in the space below.

Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Click to View Upcoming Events
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    
Submit Event

HomeVideosCommunity PostsObituariesClassifiedsAdvertiseAbout UsContact UsRestaurantsHow To
Copyright 2008-15 - Evanston RoundTable LLC, Evanston, IL 60202, 847-864-7741, All Rights Reserved
Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved