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October 22, 2018 


Disciplinary Incidents, Suspensions Down at ETHS
Administrators at Evanston Township High School credit a change in philosophy for a decrease in disciplinary incidents and suspensions.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Proposed School District 65 Discipline Policy Takes Holistic Approach
An overall goal of the policy is “to teach students to behave in ways that contribute to academic achievement and school success as well as support a school environment where students and staff are responsible and respectful.”
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
District 65 Policy Committee Reviews Support Plan for Transgender and Gender Expansive Students
At the District 65 School Board’s Policy Committee meeting on Oct. 15, Joyce Bartz, Assistant Superintendent of Special Services, and Joaquin Stevenson, Director of Equity and Family Engagement, presented the District’s Administrative Procedure No. 7:10 (AP 7:10) that implements the Board’s policy regarding supports for transgender and gender expressive students.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
District 65 Policy Committee Considers Dress Code
On Oct. 15, the Policy Committee of the District 65 School Board considered a draft of a new Dress Code policy, submitted by Jessica Plaza, Orrington Principal, Andalib Khelghati, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Joyce Bartz, Assistant Superintendent of Special Services, and Donna Cross, MTSS Coordinator.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
ETHS Summer School Enrollment Declined in 2018
Despite the fact that more than one-third of the student population took at least one course during the 26-day summer school program June 6 through July 19, student numbers are down, continuing the downward trend over the past 10 years.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
District 65 Welcomes New Director of Research, Accountability, and Data
 On Monday, September 24, 2018, the District 65 School Board approved the appointment of Kylie Klein, as Director of Research, Accountability, and Data (RAD) as recommended by Superintendent Paul Goren.
Friday, October 5, 2018
District 65 School Board Adopts Budget for FY'19
On Sept. 24, the District 65 School Board approved the District’s budget for the 2018-2019 school year (FY’19), with operating expenses of almost $130 million. Kathy Zalewski, Business Manager, presented the budget to the Board.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Snapshot of 2018 District 65 Achievement Has Some Bright Spots, Four-Year Trend Disappointing
Despite some positive data for 2018, Dr. Goren said, “We still have much more work to do, and we have to work even more urgently, as our trends over time won’t be met unless we accelerate progress to meet our five-year goals as we’ve stated in the strategic plan.”
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Annual Curriculum Review Leads to 30 Updated Courses
“Summer curriculum projects are important for a variety of reasons, particularly curriculum development, assessments, writing standards alignment and professional development,” Pete Bavis, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Development told the District 202 School Board at its Sept. 11 meeting. 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
District 65 Retains New Director of Equity and Family /Community Engagement
On Sept. 24, the District 65 School Board approved the appointment of Joaquin Stephenson as the new Director of Equity and Family/Community Engagement.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
King Arts Earns Exemplary School Designation
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School earned an Exemplary Arts School designation, a five-year designation, from the National Arts Schools Network. King Arts is one of 16 schools across the nation to receive this honor.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
ETHS Homecoming Royalty
ETHS seniors Jaheim Holden and Kathlyn Etyem, pictured with Superintendent Eric Witherspoon and Assistant Superintendent Marcus Campbell, were crowned Homecoming Royalty during the half-time show at the varsity football game on Sept. 21.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Kiwanis Club Honors Scholar Athletes
Three scholar athletes from Evanston Township High School were honored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston. ETHS seniors Michael Axelrood, Annie Hedges and Clara Lynk each received the Ted Van Zelst Award in September 2018.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
District 65 Welcomes New Director of Equity and Family/Community Engagement
On Sept. 24, the District 65 School Board approved the appointment of Joaquin Stephenson as the new Director of Equity and Family/Community Engagement, as recommended by Superintendent Paul Goren to fill a recent vacancy.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
District 65 Declines in Four of Five Areas on 2018 5Essential Survey
Results of an annual 5Essentials survey show that in the 2017-18 school year, School District 65 declined in four of the five areas deemed critical for school success. The survey is administered under the auspices of the Illinois State Board of Education.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
ETHS Boosterpalooza on Sept 8
Evanston Township High School Boosters is hosting its sixth annual Boosterpalooza from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the Sherman Plaza Garage Rooftop, 821 Davis St.  The event brings together people from throughout the community to support ETHS students while enjoying a line-up of local bands, food and beverages under the stars.
Wednesday, August 22, 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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