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  • Arturo Fuerte Selected as Finalist for Golden Apple Award
    Arturo Fuerte, a fourth/fifth grade teacher of music at Willard Elementary School was selected as one of the 30 finalists for the 2020 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Golden Apple announced the selections yesterday.
  • EC2C’s Advocates for Action Announces Latest Round of Grants
    On Jan. 23, Evanston Cradle to Career’s Advocates for Action, in partnership with the Evanston Community Foundation, announced that 11 groups would be awarded Community Building Grants this year. About 100 people filled the meeting room at Gibbs Morrison Cultural Center where the announcements were made, and representatives of each group summarized how they planned to use the grants.
  • Unity Pre-School Day of Service
    Preschool students ages two through five honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by helping to make bagged lunches and decorating cards that were included with each lunch. The lunches were donated to Connections for the Homeless, at 2121 Dewey Ave.
  • Evanstonians of all stripes are invited to share their ideas at “Evanston Big Ideas 2020: What Would Make Evanston an Extraordinary Place for ALL KIDS to Grow Up In?” at Evanston Township High School’s South Study Café, scheduled for 1-4 pm. on Feb. 15.
  • Meet School District 65's New Superintendent on Jan. 29
    The Evanston/Skokie community and District 65 family are invited to meet Dr. Horton at a community open house on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The meet and greet will be held from 5:30-7pm at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center located at 1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston. Light refreshments will be served.
  • The Upstart Crows, Evanston Township High School’s Shakespeare Club, offers two performances of its annual production. “Showcase of Scenes from Shakespeare” will be presented in the ETHS Little Theatre at 4 p.m. on Jan. 23 and 2 p.m. on Jan. 25. The Jan. 23 performance s free to the public. Tickets for the performance on Jan.y 25 can be purchased at the door, $5 for adults and $3 for students.
  • Kickoff for Fourth Officer and Gentlemen Academy
    After reading excerpts from speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Gentlemen in this year’s Officer and Gentlemen Academy took the seats on the dais in the Joseph Hill Administration Center on Jan. 18. at the kickoff of the fourth Officer and Gentlemen Academy.
  • School District 65 2019 Achievement Report: Big Drop in Students Who Are Kindergarten Ready, No Gains in College Readiness
    “Rather than jump immediately to pointing fingers at the immediate culprit that is the school district for the responsibility for our children, just remember that we as a community play an incredible role in the education of all of our children." (If you are reading this on the RoundTable's mobile app, click WEBSITE so tables and charts appear.)
  • School District 65 Achievement Report Celebrates Accomplishments of Students, Educators, Principals  and the Community
    School District 65’s 2019 Achievement and Accountability Report, presented to the School Board on Jan. 13, contains a new section that highlights achievements and accomplishments of students, educators, principals, and community members. The new section was included in response to a request by School Board members to report student achievement in a more “holistic” way.
  • Infant Welfare Society Opens New Indoor Play Space
    Jan. 8 was a blisteringly cold day at the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston (IWSE), with temperatures in the single digits including the wind chill factor. It was the perfect day for the official opening of the new Tom Kendall Gross Motor and Play Space, an indoor play and therapeutic space large enough for up to 16 children and teachers.
  • District 65 Cuts Out Geometry At ETHS for Students who Attend a D65 School that Offers Geometry
    In a memo dated Jan. 13, District 65 administrators informed the School Board of an administrative decision to stop busing geometry students from ETHS to District 65 schools if the students attended a middle school that offered geometry. The middle schools that offer geometry are Nichols, Haven and Chute.
  • Walker Fifth-Graders Proposed First People’s Day in Illinois
    Last month, students in Julie Levine's fifth-grade class at Walker School sent Governor J.B. Pritzker a request with an embedded history lesson. After studying the early history of this country, the students decided that a name change was in order for a holiday celebrating an explorer who was also an exploiter and who really did not know where he had landed.
  •  Sheila Merry to Step Down as Executive Director of Evanston Cradle to Career
    Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C) has announced that Sheila Merry would step down as Executive Director of EC2C, effective June 30. The EC2C Operations Team has begun a search for her successor.
  • 'Those Who Excel' at Evanston Township High School are Recognized
    Four staff members, one team, and a member from the Evanston Township High School community received recognition from the ISBE’s “Those Who Excel” recognition program for 2019-20.
  • Proposed Summer Learning Program for 2020 is Similar to the Program in 2019
    The programs for the 2019 summer learning program varied by grade level. There were more slots available for students transitioning into kindergarten and into second grade than for students rising into other grade levels. The capacity to provide supports to students rising into first, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades was limited.
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