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February 24, 2018 


EvanSTEM Expanding Ways to Engage Underrepresented Youth
"What we really want to do is create a network of all the STEM players in Evanston – that ecosystem of learning – and make sure we’re coordinating and collaborating to manage that synergistic effort among programs."
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
ISBE Plans to Shift from PARCC in Spring 2019
On Feb. 14, the Illinois State Board of Education authorized the release of a Request for Sealed Proposals (RFSP) for a new assessment system for third through eighth graders in math and reading/language arts, said Superintendent Tony Smith in his weekly message dated Feb. 14.
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Green Teams Aim to Tackle Waste, Save Money in District 65 Schools
Few if any parents have ever poked though the trash at their children’s school, but parents at several District 65 grade schools are doing just that and are finding some stinky results.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Special Use for ETHS's Alt School Introduced
By an 8-1 vote at the Feb. 12 City Council meeting, aldermen approved for introduction Evanston Township High School’s application for a special use to operate an alternative school at 1233-35 Hartrey Ave.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
EC2C Focuses on Equity, Expands Projects
A key focus of the Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C) initiative is equity, said Sheila Merry, Executive Director of EC2C, in giving an update to the District 202 School Board on Feb. 12. Partnering organizations are also focusing on a wide range of issues to address youths’ needs in a holistic manner to help ensure they succeed, she said.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
FUSE Now Available for All Sixth-Graders
Every sixth grader in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 now has access to Northwestern University’s FUSE program, a buffet of nearly 30 hands-on, computer-based challenges in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Park School's Finances Raise Concerns About Sustainability
Financial concerns were the central focus of the Jan. 25 meeting of the Park School Advisory Committee, as projections reflect a 2% annual increase in revenues and a 4% increase in expenses, according to a report from committee member Jonathan Baum.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
ETHS to Host Career Options Night
From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 2, just days before the annual Summer Youth Employment Fair, Evanston Township High School will hold a “career options” night, targeting ETHS youth who are not likely to attend college. Information on specific activities for the evening will be available in the lobby of the school, 1600 Dodge Ave.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Washington School Students Hear Water Protectors from Standing Rock and Defenders of the Water School
On Feb. 2, the third-grade students of Washington School actively participated in an assembly led by Blaze Starkey and Jose Zhagnay, Water Protectors from Standing Rock and Defenders of the Water School, which was located in the Ochethi Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Learning Bridge Earns Accreditation
Learning Bridge Early Education Center (formerly Child Care Center of Evanston) announced that it has earned accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
ETHS Hosts Robotic Competition
On Feb. 2, the third-grade students of Washington School actively participated in an assembly led by Blaze Starkey and Jose Zhagnay, Water Protectors from Standing Rock and Defenders of the Water School, which was located in the Ochethi Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
King Arts Teacher a Golden Apple Finalist
 Golden Apple announced the finalists for the organization’s prestigious educator awards: the Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching and the Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
ETHS Art Students Selected for 2018 Illinois High School Art Exhibition
Seven Evanston Township High School students have been selected to participate in the 2018 General Exhibition of the Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE). The event will be held on Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
ETHS Students Recognized in 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Students from Evanston Township High School were recognized in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. Winning entries are awarded on the basis of originality, technical skill, and a personal voice or vision.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
School District 65 Fine Tunes Strategic Plan With Equity Lens
The report combines into one document the District’s five-year strategic plan adopted by the Board in March 2015, and the Equity Report prepared by Corrie Wallace, the District’s Equity Consultant, in May 2017.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
District 65 Presents Bare-Bones 5-Year Capital Plan
“This is not a pretty recommendation,” said Mr. Obafemi, acknowledging the need to make difficult decisions to prioritize projects in light of the limited financing available to the District.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
School District 65 Projections Show Balanced Budgets Through FY'25, But Structural Deficit Remains
With the approval of the referendum, the new projections show the budgets will be balanced through FY’25. After FY’25, though, the District may face significant deficits if the trends in the projections continue.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
FAN Event Draws Young Crowd for Young Activists
As an early reader, Marley Dias quickly noticed the books she was given to read in school did not include characters like her. In fact, most books featured boys and dogs, she said, which is exactly why she started the #1000BlackGirlBook movement.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
ETHS Teacher to be Honored by Journalism Association
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Baker Benefit Celebrates Creative Innovation
On March 2 beginning at 6:30 p.m. more than 200 guests including alumni, board members, school leadership, and community members, will gather at the Evanston Art Center to celebrate decades of friendship and philanthropy to support Baker Demonstration School and its benefit theme: Creative Innovation.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
School District 65 to Host Events for Incoming Kindergarten Families
School District 65 is hosting a series of events for families of incoming kindergarten students. Children must be five years-old on or before Sept. 1 to register for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018



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