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June 26, 2019 


Dr. Goren and School Board Mutually Agree to Leadership Transition
Both the Board and Dr. Goren agree that this is an opportune time to transition the leadership to build on the progress made over the past five years. Since assuming his position, Dr. Goren and the Board led the successful passage of the 2017 Referendum and have successfully negotiated labor contracts with the five unions representing the district’s employees.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Superintendent Paul Goren Resigns, D65 School Board Retains Search Firm
Board members said a key factor in their selection of BWP was the fact that Debra Hill, a long time Evanston resident with many connections throughout the community, would be a member of the search team.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Retiring Superintendent Paul Goren Comments on Highlights of His Tenure at School District 65 and Challenges Ahead
"It’s a remarkable community. To be able to be part of the important public dialogue on the future of our community and the future of education has been a privilege" said Dr. Goren.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
School District 65 Prioritizes Improving Outcomes of Black and Latinx Students
School District 65 administrators presented a plan to the School Board on June 10 that will place a major focus on improving teaching and learning in the 2019-2020 school year, especially for Black and Latinx students.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
ETHS Previews FY 2020 Budget - Balanced but Subject to Springfield's Threats
Chief Financial Officer Mary Rodino gave District 202 Board members and administrators their first formal look at Evanston Township High School’s tentative budget for fiscal year 2020.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Early Childhood Next Focus for FAN
 Only three of the speakers scheduled by the Family Action Network (FAN) to come to Evanston Township High School this year did not make it – two them canceled due to ferocious weather.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
From House to Home
The house that glided up Dodge Avenue on June 24 was an Evanston house from floor to rooftop. It was designed by local architect DonnaLee Floeter and built by the 99 students in Evanston Township High School’s Geometry in Construction class.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
2019 ETHS Commencement Speakers Inspire Students to Create Change
Sarah Frieman was one of 863 graduating seniors who were awarded diplomas at the Evanston Township High School commencement ceremony on June 2 at Northwestern University’s Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Superintendent Paul Goren Congratulates Eighth-Grade Graduates
Good afternoon and welcome. My name is Paul Goren and I have the honor of serving the communities of Evanston and Skokie as the Superintendent of District 65. Today marks a day of celebration in each of our lives as we honor the eighth-grade graduating class of 2019.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
School District 65 Reaches Five-Year Deals With Teachers and Paraprofessionals
On June 10, the District 65 School Board unanimously approved collective bargaining agreements with the District Educators Council (DEC, the teachers union) and the Evanston Teacher Assistant Association (ETAA). Each contract runs for five years.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
District 65 Unveils Student Assessment Plan, Including a Reduction in Testing
“We are working to improve the overall assessment tools and the assessment experience and impact for our teachers and our students,” said Dr. Beardsley. “This has been a collaborative effort with Board colleagues, with DEC [the teachers union] colleagues and with District administrators."
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
D65 Finance Committee Defers Vote on Using ETHS Day School for Students with Special Needs
She said the classroom at the Day School would provide a small, specialized setting for up to eight seventh- or eighth-graders who were returning to school from being hospitalized with an opportunity to remain in the community and not be transported for one-and-a-half hours to three hours per day to and from a private day school.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
D65 Administrators Propose Adding Three Assistant Principals
At the June 3 meeting of  the Finance Committee of the District 65 School Board, Kathy Zalewski, Business Manager, presented a draft tentative budget for the 2019-2020 school year. The Committee’s discussion focused on a proposal to add three Assistant Principals for Special Services and Restorative Practices.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Joyce Bartz Honored for 40 Years of Service
Joyce Bartz was honored at the District 65 School Board’s June 10 meeting after completing 40 years of service at the District. She started out at Nichols Middle School and finished her tenure as Assistant Superintendent for Special Services. She led special education services in the District for many years, brought restorative justice programs to the District and promoted a safe and supportive climate for students and staff in the schools.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
D65 Will Phase in Zum for Transportation
On June 10, the District 65 School Board approved using Zum Services, Inc., as an alternative to 303 Taxi to transport students who need transportation services and who do not use the school bus. District 65 will be the first school district in Illinois to use Zum. 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
ETHS Alum Pledges $330,000 For New Wellness & Performance Center
Evanston Township High School students will begin the 2019-20 school year with a completely renovated Wellness & Performance Center, thanks largely to a pledge from alumnus Michael B. Arrington (Class of 1961). A former varsity football player, Mr. Arrington pledged $330,000 to the ETHS Foundation to support a new strength and conditioning center at the high school.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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
The Role of Foster School in the Implementation of School District 65's Desegregation Plan in 1967 and Its Closing in 1979
Foster School, virtually an all-Black school in 1966, was closed as a neighborhood school in 1967 as part of the District’s desegregation plan, and it was closed altogether in 1979.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
ETHS Announces 2019 Teacher Excellence Awards
Evanston Township High School (ETHS) honored three teachers at its annual Teacher Excellence Award (TEA) ceremony on May 2, 2019.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
ETHS Students Finish Strong in DECA Competition
In April 2019, Evanston Township High School students competed in the DECA International Career Development Conference held in Orlando, Fla. As finalists in the state competition, 22 ETHS students earned the opportunity to join more than 10,000 DECA members who demonstrated their college and career knowledge and skills by participating in DECA’s Competitive Events Program.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
District 65 Announces New Principal of Kingsley Elementary
On June 10, the District 65 School Board approved the appointment of Mr. David Davis as the next principal of Kingsley Elementary. Mr. Davis will officially begin in his new role on July 1, 2019.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Joint Announcement from District 65 and District 65 Educators' Council (DEC)
On June 10, the District 65 School Board unanimously approved collective bargaining agreements with the District Educators Council (DEC, the teachers union) and the District Evanston Teacher Assistant Association. Each contract runs for five years.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019



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