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January 20, 2019 


ETHS Settles Four Lawsuits
At a very brief special meeting of the District 202 School Board on Jan. 18, the four members present voted unanimously to approve the settlement of three lawsuits and one potential lawsuit against the District in connection with allegations of sexual abuse by a former employee.
Friday, January 18, 2019
School District 65 Incoming Kindergarten Events
Evanston/Skokie School District 65 is inviting families of incoming kindergartners to learn more about the kindergarten experience through a special event series this winter. Children must be five years-old on or before September 1 to register for kindergarten.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Police Are Investigating Allegations Against an ETHS Employee
District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon said, “ETHS was made aware of allegations against an ETHS employee of inappropriate contact with students.”
Thursday, January 10, 2019
ETHS Bridge-Building Champs
This year, as always, students in the 39th annual Evanston Township High School Bridge Building and Breaking Contest constructed many interesting bridges.
The first-place winner was Hanus Symersky. A student in Jacob Mills’s class, Hanus built a bridge that held 6.7 kilograms. Ellie Stein placed second with 6.6 kilograms; she is a student in Sarah Gersowsky’s class.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Student Needs Becoming 'More Complicated'
One in nine students was referred for official social work services last year, which does not account for self-referrals or walk-ins.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Kiwanis Club Honors ETHS Scholar Athletes
The Kiwanis Club of Evanston presented six Evanston Township High School scholar athletes with the Van Zelst award, named for Ted Van Zelst, a prominent Evanston businessman who excelled in science, the arts and humanitarian causes.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
NU Study: Resilience May be Neurobiological
Neighborhood violence has been associated with adverse health effects on youth, including sleep loss, asthma and metabolic syndrome. Yet some youth living in high-crime neighborhoods manage to avoid these effects.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Hearing Officer Recommends That Nicholas Korzeniowski Not Appear on the Ballot for District 65 School Board
On Dec. 24, Suni Kartha, President of the District 65 School Board, filed objections to Mr. Korzenioswki’s nomination papers and asked that his name not appear as a candidate for the District 65 School Board on the April 2 ballot.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Recognition of 'Those Who Excel' at ETHS
Last October, three staff members, one team and a School Board member from Evanston Township High School received recognition from ISBE’s “Those Who Excel” recognition program for 2018-19.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Seven ETHS Graduates Honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards
Seven alumni of Evanston Township High School received the school’s Distinguished Alumni Awards at an induction ceremony on Dec. 3.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Kartha's Objections to Korzeniowski's Nominating Petitions Set for Hearing on Jan. 9
On Jan. 3, 2019, Hearing Officer Christopher Cohen held an initial hearing on Suni Kartha’s objections to the nominating petitions filed with the Cook County Clerk’s Office by Nicolas Korzeniowski.
Friday, January 4, 2019
Kartha Seeks to Block Korzeniowski's Run for D65 School Board
On Dec. 24, Suni Kartha, President of the District 65 School Board, filed objections to the nominating petitions filed by Nicolas Korzeniowski to run as a candidate for the District 65 School Board, and asked that he not be allowed on the ballot in the April 2 election.
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Saturday, December 29, 2018
District 65 School Board Discusses Racial Incidents
A standing-room only crowd of about 150 people attended the District 65 School Board’s meeting on Dec. 17, to voice their concerns about racial slurs being made at the District’s schools and to show support for eradicating racism and hateful language at the schools.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
ETHS Alt(ernative) School Awards 122 Diplomas in Three Years
“The Alt(ernative) School was implemented to address our student population that is experiencing significant academic, social/emotional and attendance difficulties in the traditional school setting,” said Ms. Kinzie. Students who qualify have experienced issues such as chronic truancy, a shortage of credits or other issues leading to lack of success. Some are GED Eligible. A grade-level support team can refer students, and students can also self-refer.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Renewed Oakton-ETHS Partnership to OPen Pathways Increase College Enrollment
Enrollment by ETHS graduates at Oakton is relatively low compared to many nearby high schools. There are currently 691 Evanston residents attending Oakton representing 8% of Oakton’s total enrollment.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
ETHS Community Fills Empty Bowls
For the past 19 years, Evanston Township High School has hosted its annual Empty Bowl event to support local soup kitchens and food pantries. On Dec. 5, staff and students from the ETHS Community Service Club, Career & Technical Education (culinary), Fine Arts (ceramics), and staff from Operations and Nutrition Services planned and implemented the event to help raise awareness and funds to fight local hunger.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
A Hands-On Approach to Reading Kindergarten LEAP Year
Getting a great start in Kindergarten can set the stage for the rest of a child’s education. Kindergarten LEAP (Literacy Education At Play) was created by Evanston Public Library staff to help District 65’s youngest students build literacy and social skills through innovative play scenarios. Coordinated by children’s outreach librarian Laura Antolin, the program provides a wide range of interesting and fun things to do based around literacy.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
ETHS Teacher Named 2018-19 Teaching Policy Fellow
ETHS History and Social Sciences teacher Corey Winchester was selected by Teach Plus as one of 20 educators to serve as Fellows of its Illinois Policy Fellowship 2018-19 cohort. Teach Plus is a national nonprofit that empowers teachers to lead improvements in policy and practice.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Four Candidates Have Filed to Run for District 65 School Board and Four for District 202
According to the website of the Cook County Clerk’s Office, four candidates have filed to run for the District 65 School Board in the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election, and four have filed to run for the District 202 School Board. Three positions will be filled on each Board.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
MAP Normative Data Shows Significantly Higher Achievement Levels for CPS Students than NAEP or PARCC
In recent years, Paul Zavitkovsky, a researcher and leadership coach at the Center for Urban Education Leadership Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, noticed that MAP tests are generating significantly higher results than those generated by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and the Illinois PARCC tests.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018



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