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March 24, 2018 

King Arts Teacher Receives Golden Apple Award
On March 23, the last school day before spring break, students at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School, gathered in the auditorium for a surprise for one of their teachers.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Going All In for a Walkout at Haven
A band of middle-school leaders walked out and showed they have what it takes to conceive and manage a potentially unwieldy event: enough optimism, enough persistence, enough love. And, they hope, enough power and influence to stop gun violence.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
ETHS Students Rally for Stronger Gun Laws
“It wasn’t a school-sanctioned event but the school helped us. But the vast majority of planning was done by the Student Senate and the school group Students Organized Against Racism.”
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
D65 Emergency Preparedness Include Intruder Lockdown Drills
At the District 65 School Board’s March 20 meeting, Andalib Khelghati, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, gave an overview of District 65’s emergency planning, including its preparedness in the event an active shooter is in the schools.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
District 65 School Board Revises Calendars for This and Next School Years
At the District 65 School Board’s meeting on March 19, the Board approved a few revisions to the school calendar for this year, 2017-2018, and the calendar for next year, 2018-2019.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
New Principals for Dewey and Park
On March 19, the District 65 School Board approved a recommendation to appoint Donna Sokolowski as the next principal of Dewey Elementary School and Jillian Anderson as the next principal at Park School. Both appointments are effective July 1.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
ETHS Puts Equity Work on Display For Visiting School Administrators
Administrators from across the country visited Evanston Township High School last week to get a firsthand glimpse of the equity work happening in District 202.  More than 50 superintendents, principals, and school leaders from as far away as Massachusetts and Arizona attended a mini retreat held on March 5 through 7 through the Minority Student Achievement Network.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Chessmen Honor ETHS Students
Jaydlyn Rogers (left) and Hakeem Quadri were honored with student community service awards at the Chessmen Club 60th Anniversary Community Service Awards Benefit Dinner Dance & Auction on March 17 at the Hilton Orrington/Evanston.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Gym Wing, Chem/Phys Lab Among Capital Improvements at ETHS
The District 202 School Board approved an updated capital improvement budget for this summer at its March 12 meeting, which includes plans for a covered gym entrance and updated Chem/Phy labs. 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
ETHS Students and Adviser Earn Top Career Conference Honors
Twenty-eight team members from Evanston Township High School were among the 1,300 high school students competing in the Illinois DECA Career Development Conference in February. Fifteen ETHS students placed in the top three at the 2018 Illinois State competition.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
District 65 Continues Work to Reduce Suspensions
The District 65 School Board has focused on reducing out-of-school suspensions for more than 10 years, and it has made substantial progress since it implemented an alternative to suspension (ATS)  policy in 2009, and then strengthened the ATS policy and adopted a more holistic approach in 2014

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Adverse Early Childhood Experiences May Lead to Learning and Behavioral Issues
Before several hundred people at Evanston Township High School on Feb. 13, Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., explained her journey in determining that the emotional and physical symptoms that many of her young patients were exhibiting were due to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, violence in the home, or a parent suffering from mental illness.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
NU-ETHS Partnership Opens Pathways for Students of Both
Students and staff at both Northwestern University and Evanston Township High School are benefitting from a formal partnership between the schools established six years ago.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Enrollment in Career and Technical Courses at ETHS Continues to Grow
The number of students taking Career and Technical Education courses (CTE) at Evanston Township High School continues to rise, according to a report given at the Feb.12 District 202 School Board meeting.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Black Student Summit Incorporates Student Voice to "Get Woke, Stay Woke"
The Black Student Summit was held on Feb. 6 and 8 as the first event in ETHS’s 2017-2018 “Social Consciousness Series.” The theme was “Get Woke, Stay Woke” which helped frame discussions on identity and the implications of social constructions related to race.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Council Approves Alt School Site on Hartrey
The arguing is over. The children –at least some of them – can come home. By a 7-1 vote on Feb. 26, City Council approved a special use for Evanston Township High School’s alternative school at 1233-35 Hartrey Ave.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Nichols Drama Club Presents Social Justice Play
The after-school drama club from Nichols Middle School, through the support of Peaceable Cities: Evanston, performed their original production of “The Infinity Box” Feb. 26 at the Peckish Pig.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Magical Disney Tour
One hundred forty Evanston Township High School students – 115 band members and 25 choir members – traveled to Disney World last month. Approximately 90 students marched in the Disney World parade at the Magic Kingdom.
Wednesday, March 7, 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

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