On June 14 the District 65 School Board approved Cordogan Clark & Associates to prepare a Master Facilities Plan for the District at a cost of $165,000. Cordogan Clark, with offices in Aurora and Chicago, provides architectural, engineering, and construction management services. Raphael Obafemi, the District’s Chief […]
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Dear PTAs of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65: The Phyllis Ganser Outstanding PTA Volunteer of the Year Award was created by the PTA Council to honor Phyllis Ganser, who passed away […]
The Illinois Youth Invitational, played May 22 and 23, was the first important Illinois chess tournament to be held in person since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of […]
Research shows that on average young women are more likely than young men to quit their sport of choice before the age of 14. But Evanston Township High School has reversed […]
The Beacon Academy tennis team tied for eighth place in the Illinois High School Association State championship this past weekend at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. This historical feat […]
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At their April 12 meeting, District 65 School Board members discussed the District’s 2020 Accountability and Achievement Report. Due to limitations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the report provides more […]
The Fifth Ward of Evanston, the historic heart of the Black community in the west-central part of the City dating to the days of redlining, has not had a District […]
The Legacy of School Segregation in Evanston, Part One: ‘Investigating Our History from Different Perspectives’
On May 13 the Evanston Public Library sponsored the first of two forums about “The Legacy of School Segregation” in Evanston. Morris “Dino” Robinson, the Founder and Executive Director of […]
District 65 schools are scheduled to open for in-person learning for five full days a week at all grade levels, beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 25. This article lays out what school will look like for k-8 students.
District 65 Finance Committee Recommends Detroit Firm to Prepare Draft 5-Year Strategic Plan for the District
In a June 7 memo to the School Board, District 65 Superintendent Devon Horton said the administration was recommending that the School Board award the strategic planning contract to Resolute […]
School District 65’s Draft Tentative Budget for FY’22 Proposes New Administrative Cuts of Almost $1 Million
At the June 7 meeting of District 65’s Finance Committee, Kathy Zalewski, Business Manager, presented a draft tentative budget for the 2021-2022 school year (FY’22), as well as a report projecting […]
Mr. Wilkins summarized STEM School Evanston’s vision for a new STEM school in the Fifth Ward. Ms. Smith said, “The goal is to have the school in the Fifth Ward.” She said, though, from District 65’s perspective, all options were on the table, and that community input would be a key factor. Ms. Lyons said EPL was interested in being a partner and supporting the mission of the school.
School District 65 Superintendent Devon Horton provided an update about the impact of the Resolution adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) a few days after the District […]