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More Than a Third of Incoming ETHS Freshmen, Possibly More, Are Not Reading at Grade Level

Approximately 59% of incoming freshmen at Evanston Township High School scored at or above a grade-level equivalent score of 8.3 in reading on the STAR test, according to a report presented at the Jan. 14 District 202 School Board meeting. A grade-level-equivalent score of 8.3 means a student scored as well on the STAR reading […]

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Student Athletes Earned Higher Grades Even After GPA Rule was Eliminated

Concerns that last year’s move to eliminate the requirement that students have a 2.0 Grade Point Average to participate in sports at Evanston Township High School would lower the bar for student achievement appear to be unwarranted. A report on student athletes presented to the District 202 School Board on Jan. 14 showed that during […]

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Chicago Cubs Award Grant to EBSA to Improve Foster Field

Cubs Charities has awarded the Evanston Baseball and Softball Association (EBSA) a $51,000 grant to improve the baseball/softball field at Foster Field. EBSA was selected as one of 14 projects to receive a 2018 Diamond Project grant which helps improve youth baseball and softball fields and facilities across Chicago’s neighborhoods. “EBSA has had community baseball […]

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Student Needs Becoming ‘More Complicated’

The number of students referred to school social workers at Evanston Township High School continues to increase “exponentially,” and their needs are becoming “more complicated,” according to a report on Student Well-Being. In the report given at the Dec. 17 meeting of the District 202 Board of Education, Taya Kinzie, Associate Principal for Student Services, […]

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District 65’s New Compostable Trays Keep Styrofoam Out of Landfills

 Beginning this school year, District 65 cafeterias no longer serve student food on Styrofoam trays. Efforts pushed by the District’s volunteer Green Teams have replaced the trays with compostable ones, drastically reducing the impact on local landfills. The new pilot project diverts about 2,800 styrofoam trays from landfills each day, or a total of 12,000 […]

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ETHS Alt(ernative) School Awards 122 Diplomas in Three Years

Diplomas were awarded to 49 students who met high school graduation requirements through Evanston Township High School’s Alt School last year. Forty-two students earned the ETHS diploma at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, and an additional seven attended the Alt School Evening Program and graduated through summer school. This brings the total of […]

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Renewed Oakton-ETHS Partnership to OPen Pathways Increase College Enrollment

 Enrollment at Oakton Community College is dropping despite numbers that show an increased trend in high school graduates choosing community college. One way Oakton is trying to remedy that is to increase opportunities for high school students, particularly those at Evanston Township High School.  At the District 202 School Board meeting on Dec. 17, Oakton […]

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ETHS Committee Recommends Strengthened Sexual Harassment Policy

The District 202 Policy Committee voted last week to expand the definition of sexual harassment by an employee by removing language that limited the types of conduct that constitutes harassment. If passed by the District 202 School Board, the Evanston Township High School policy will be stronger than required by both State and federal law. […]

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ETHS Presents Wide-Ranging Report on Student Achievement

Approximately two-thirds of the Evanston Township High School Class of 2017 (63%) and the Class of 2018 (65%) met at least three of the four college-readiness standards set by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), according to the annual Student Achievement report. The report – presented at the Nov 12 meeting of the District […]