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A Description of District 65’s Hybrid Model and the Metrics That Could Trigger a Return to Remote Learning

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:06
Jan. 21  The in-person model has changed since it was presented before the start of the school year. The current hybrid model for the K-5 schools differs from that provided for the middle schools. The model also differs depending on whether a student has “priority flags.”

Virtual FAN Event with Ron Lieber on Jan. 26

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 17:03
Jan. 21  “The Price You Pay for College,” a conversation between Ron Lieber and Lauren Rivera, Ph.D., will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26 via Zoom.

Reading us on a smartphone or tablet? A change is coming

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:49
We’re excited to let you know that we will be launching an entirely new digital platform next week.  Many of our readers like to read us on their smartphones or tablets, and the RoundTable mobile experience also will be much improved. If you access the RoundTable on a smartphone or tablet, we wanted to let you know about an important change that will affect how you access our content.

District 65 Teacher Speaks Out

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 11:01
Jan. 21  This 100-year pandemic has laid painfully bare the inequities in our society.

Young Voices of Evanston: Reviews and Opinions by Kingsley Fifth-Graders

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 10:33
Jan. 21 As part of a unit on writing Opinion pieces, Kingsley fifth-graders wrote reviews on a topic of their choice related to 2020.  Here are some of their reviews, sent to the RoundTable by their teacher, Ms. Kipfer.

Even Remotely, Unity Preschool Observes Martin Luther King Day With Stories and Day of Service

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 17:51
Jan. 20  For the past three years, Unity Nursery School has honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by having a day of service for the students and their families. 

School District 65 to Launch Remote Learning Model on Feb. 16

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 11:50
Jan. 20  Superintendent Devon Horton, in a letter to the District 65 Community, announced today that the District will launch its hybrid learning model on Feb. 16. Dr. Horton’s letter follows:

District 202 Board Issues Statement Supporting District 65 Board

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 11:47
Jan. 20  The Board of Education of Evanston Township High School District 202 stands with the Board of Education of District 65 to denounce racist and hateful incidents in our community. 

Fear, Danger and Backlash in Conversations About Reopening Public Schools

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 10:47
Jan. 20  School Boards and administrators are faced with trying to balance the danger that the virus could be spread if schools are reopened against fears that students are losing ground academically and facing increased mental health problems.

District 65 Superintendent Devon Horton Says Sentence in RoundTable Article Mischaracterized Email Exchange with Parents

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 10:25
Jan. 20  "To be very clear, we are not saying that anyone who wants schools open or advocates for their needs is a white supremacist. We are saying that the way some people are advocating is causing incredible harm and is rooted in white supremacy," said Dr. Horton.

Evanston Senior Named as QuestBridge Finalist

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 10:25
Jan. 20  In late October of last year, Roycemore School senior Katherine Rozsypalek received news of the utmost importance to her academic future: She was named a QuestBridge finalist.

District 65 Will Give Update on Whether Schools will Reopen for In-person Learning

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 11:36
"As we head into the long weekend, our community will come together in various ways to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Let his birthday not just be about celebration but a day of reflection and action as we continue our courageous advocacy for racial and social justice within our community and world. Please see my weekly update below on COVID-19 and reopening plans."

ETHS Is Preparing for Hybrid Learning Before Year-End, Officials Hope

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 17:39
Jan. 15  Evanston Township High School administrators and staff are preparing students, staff and the building itself for the return of students in a hybrid-learning format, perhaps as early as mid-March.

ETHS Finance Department Recognized for Excellence

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 08:00
Jan. 15  At the Jan. 11 District 202 School Board meeting, Superintendent Eric Witherspoon announced that the school’s finance team had again won awards from the Government Finance Officers Association for their clear financial reporting.

District 65 School Board Holds Meeting to Discuss Safety; Claim Parents Pushing to Open Schools for In-Person Learning are ‘White Supremacists’

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 18:13
Jan. 14  At 8 a.m. this morning, Jan. 14, members of the District 65 School Board held a specially called closed-session meeting to “discuss our safety and security.”

Young Voices of Evanston

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 08:35
Jan. 14  There are so many ways to help the people in our community by doing even small acts (and all of them are super fun, and most can be done with kids.

District 65 Board to Hold Special Meeting to ‘Discuss Our Safety and Security’

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 09:32
Jan. 12  The District 65 School Board will hold a special closed-session meeting on Jan. 14 to discuss the safety and security of School Board members in the wake of the ransacking of the car of Board Vice-President Elisabeth “Biz” Lindsay-Ryan.