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Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and Evanston Township High School District 202 are partnering to host the second annual “State of the Schools” event on Thursday, January 28, 2016, 7:00- 8:30pm at Evanston Township High School. As part of the districts’ ongoing collaborative efforts, Superintendents Paul Goren (District 65) and Eric Witherspoon (District 202) will share their visions on how the Evanston/Skokie public schools can prepare all students for future success.

The event is free and open to the public. All parents, students, staff, faculty, and current and potential residents are invited to attend and learn more about the current state of the schools in Evanston/Skokie. Doors will open at 6:00pm with a welcome reception in the Michael Cafeteria. The State of the Schools address will begin at 7:00pm in the auditorium. The program will end with a Q&A session.

All those in attendance will have the opportunity to submit a question on the evening of the event. In addition, questions can be submitted online in advance via Poll Everywhere: www.pollev.com/evanstonschools. Not all questions submitted can be read during the State of the Schools event. Questions submitted via Poll Everywhere must be received by 5:00pm two days before the event. You do not need to log in or register with Poll Everywhere to submit a question, unless you would like to provide your contact information.

Those who are unable to attend the event can watch live on the ETHS Ustream channel on January 28 beginning at 7:00pm: www.ustream.tv/channel/evanston-township-high-school

Evanston Township High School is located at 1600 Dodge Avenue and the auditorium is wheelchair accessible. Parking is recommended in the lot directly across from the auditorium entrance on Dodge Avenue or in the parking lots behind the school.

About the school districts:

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school district serving more than 7,000 students from Evanston and small neighboring section of Skokie, Illinois. The district has ten elementary schools, two K-8 magnet schools, three middle schools and other centers and schools serving students with special needs and children birth through age five. Visit www.district65.net for more information about District 65.

Evanston Township High School District 202 is a four-year (grade 9-12) comprehensive high school serving more than 3,300 students from Evanston and small neighboring section of Skokie, Illinois. Nationally ranked in the top 2-3% of high schools, ETHS provides a rigorous career and college preparatory curriculum with more than 250 courses, including 29 Advanced Placement courses. Visit www.eths.k12.il.us for more information about ETHS.