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  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ Project Underway at ETHS
    July 3  Beginning at 7 a.m. this morning, Evanston Township High School basketball players took to the streets. No basketballs – but the goal was to paint “Black Lives Matter” in giant yellow letters across Dodge Avenue in front of the school.
  • ETHS Launches Family Poll About Education in the Fall
    July 3  Evanston Township High School will announce a re-opening plan for the 2020 – 2021 school year in the next few weeks, according to a letter emailed to parents and guardians on Tuesday, June 30.
  • Pride Parade
    June 29   Balloons, flags and banners adorned cars in the Youth Pride Caravan, covering Evanston in small segments to minimize traffic congestion and still spread the message of pride on June 28, the 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which is seen as a turning point in the fight for LGBTQIA rights.
  • Cherry Scholarship Fund Honors 21
    June 29  A parade of scholars wound its way through the west parking lot of Evanston Township High School on June 28, as the Cherry Scholarship Fund presented awards totaling $80,000 to 21 new and returning Cherry Scholars. 
  • Governor Issues Guidelines to Open Schools in the Fall
    June 23   Governor J.B. Pritzker announced on June 23 the guidelines for K-12 schools, community colleges and other higher-education institutions to re-open safely for in-person instruction in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, which is expected to begin on June 26 for all regions of the State, with strict adherence to public health guidelines such as sanitation and social distancing. 
  • A Look Back at EvanSTEM’s Pandemic Spring
    June 22.  Magic can occur when smart, talented adults who have a passion for teaching and helping students, together with subject-matter experts who like to share their knowledge intersect with and curious kids in grades 3-8 with a lot of time on their hands. 
  • ETHS STEAM Students’ Documentaries Premiered Online at the Block Museum of Art
    June 18  The partnership between Evanston Township High School and Northwestern University continues to enhance learning opportunities for ETHS students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM).
  • District 65 Pride Caravan Seeks Allies for Route
    June 17  On June 28 between 1 pm and 3 p.m., the District 65 LGBTQIA community plans to hold a YOUTH focused Pride Caravan across Evanston. Caravans will be kept small (about five cars) so as to reduce any impact to traffic and it also allows fans waving from their front decks to see multiple groups come by.
  • ETHS Tentative 2020-21 Budget Shows 2.6% Increase Over Last Year’s Budget
    June 15   Aware of financial threats from Springfield and not yet certain of the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the District 202 School Board on June 8 approved a $93 million tentative operating budget for the upcoming school year.

District 65’s Summer Learning Programs Will All Be Held Remotely
    June 12.  “We are continuing to run our targeted programs for students that are not at grade level, with a primary focus on our youngest learners – students rising to kindergarten and first and second grades,” said Dr. Beardsley. “All of our District academic programs are remote learning and were just launched today. We want students to be in the best possible position to return to school.”
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  • E-Learning Will Be a Part of Fall Semester at ETHS
    June 11  The fall semester at Evanston Township High School will involve e-learning. That much is clear, Superintendent Eric Witherspoon said at the June 9 District 202 School Board meeting. How much e-learning, and how much, if any, in-class instruction there will be remains to be seen.
  • CDC and ISBE Guidelines May Prevent Full-Scale Opening of ETHS in the Fall
    June 11  The present guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois State Board of Education are so overwhelming as to make summer school unfeasible, Dr. Witherspoon said at the June 8 meeting of the District 202 School Board. Guidelines for fall openings, expected in July, may be less stringent, Dr. Witherspoon said, or the opposite could be true.
  • Anya Tanyavutti elected President and Biz Lindsay-Ryan Vice-President of District 65 School Board, Board Members List Their Priorities
    June 10.  The priorities listed include developing a new five-year strategic plan, addressing the District’s projected structural deficits, providing regular progress reports on remote learning, report on whether or not accelerated math learning will continue, how to start restorative healing in light of the impact of the pandemic, what the District needs to do to help parents with remote learning ...
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