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2017 Dajae Coleman Achievement Award – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – Due by April 14

The Dajae Coleman Achievement Award recognizes two African American (male or female) Evanston Township High School freshman students for their leadership capabilities and ability to honor the values articulated by Dajae’s life and ethics. Winners of the Award receive $1000 scholarships to be applied toward their post-secondary education.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Dajae Coleman Achievement Award.  The deadline to submit an application is Friday, April 14, 2017.

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All fifth-grade girls are invited to join the ETHS female student-athletes

and coaches at ETHS for a fun morning focused on the benefits of


In addition to playing sports and having fun, girls get a chance to meet

new friends from other grade schools who they’ll be joining as 6th

graders next year at their respective middle schools.

The GPS Festival is FREE for all 5th grade girls.

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Navigating Real Life Diversity: Session 2 – Weds. Nov. 2 – CANCELLED



Girls Play Sports Events at ETHS Athletics

All regular season ETHS Sports Contests are FREE except for Football and Basketball.  For the Girls Basketball game on Jan 13, simply print this page and show it to the ticket table upon arrival for free admission.
No Need to Pre-Register.
Come support the ETHS KITS!!
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit with any questions.

‘Kits, ‘Cats and Kids Block Party – Thurs. Sept. 15

The Evanston community is invited to celebrate the back to school season during the ’Kits, ’Cats and Kids Block Party on Thursday, September 15 from 4:45 to 7:30pm. This free community-wide Block Party will be held in Downtown Evanston on Sherman Avenue, between Church and and Clark Streets, and on Clark Street, between Sherman and Benson Avenues. The streets will be closed to traffic.

The event will feature family-friendly activities such as games, arts and crafts, live music, and performances by the marching bands of Evanston Township High School and Northwestern University. A variety of local food trucks will also be on site.

The week culminates with football games on Friday, September 16 (at ETHS, Lazier Field, 7:30pm) and Saturday, September 17 (at Northwestern, Ryan Field, 7:00pm).

The ‘Kits, ’Cats and Kids Block Party is sponsored by the City of Evanston, Northwestern University, Downtown Evanston, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, Evanston Township High School, and Evanston/Skokie School District 65.

More information is available from the City of Evanston (

FAN Event – Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis – Mon. Aug. 29

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Andrew Aydin, co-authors of the March trilogy, Monday, August 29, 2016, 7:00 PM at Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, 60201. Free and open to the public, no RSVPs required. Suitable for youth ages 12+. INFO:

When John Lewis, the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th District and an American Icon known for his role in the civil rights movement, was a college student in Nashville, Tennessee, he attended a workshop on nonviolence that changed his life. Based on the principles of Gandhi and the recent Montgomery Bus Boycott, it also included a comic book — Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story — as a take-home study aid in nonviolent resistance. “That little book became like a Bible for us,” says Rep. Lewis. Fifty years later, he teamed with co-writer Andrew Aydin, his Congressional Digital Director and Policy Advisor, and artist Nate Powell to adapt his own incredible life story into a 3-part series of award-winning graphic novels, entitled March. The March series is a #1 New York Times-bestselling phenomenon, earning a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, becoming a popular selection for university reading programs, and prompting the Washington Post to write, “There is perhaps no more important modern book to be stocked in American school libraries than March.”

Rep. Lewis first joined the civil rights movement as a seminary student in Nashville, organizing sit-ins and participating in the first Freedom Rides, which challenged illegal segregation at bus stations across the South. He soon became the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and one of the “Big Six” national leaders of the movement, alongside such figures as Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph. As SNCC chairman, Lewis was an architect of, and the youngest featured speaker at, the historic 1963 March on Washington, and was a key figure in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer. Together with Hosea Williams, he led the landmark “Bloody Sunday” March in Selma, Alabama, where police brutality spurred national outrage and hastened passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Despite physical attacks, serious injuries, and more than 40 arrests, John Lewis has remained a devoted advocate of the philosophy of nonviolence. His subsequent career has included voter registration activism, service on the Atlanta City Council, and over 25 years in Congress. Lewis was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2011, and was the first recipient of the John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage” Lifetime Achievement Award.

School Supply Distribution – Aug. 12 & 13

Caring Outreach by Parents in Evanston: COPE will distribute free school supplies Aug. 12 & 13. There is a limited supply but COPE hopes to serve 1000 students this year!

Distribution will take place at St. Marks Parish, 1509 Ridge in Evanston on the following dates:

Friday, August 12th 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 13th 10:00am – 1:00pm


Support an ETHS Grad at the Summer Olympics

Join us in cheering on Margaret Bamgbose, ETHS Class of 2012, as the only ETHS graduate to participate in the Summer Olympics in Rio in 2016, where she will compete in the 400 meter race.

Margaret was an outstanding student-athlete at ETHS; a leader on the girl’s indoor and outdoor track teams and in the classroom.  She graduated this last May from the University of Notre Dame where she was an 11 time All-American and was recognized for her academic and athletic accomplishments.

Margaret just qualified in her first attempt at the Nigerian Olympic Trials in early July, crossing the finish line in 52.27 to claim the bronze medal in the 400m final.

After the Olympics she will work at Whirlpool in the Information Technology group.

More information here:

Margaret’s travel will be covered by the Nigerian team, but she is currently raising money to help her family join her to cheer her on.  If you would like to contribute and support a Wildkit, please donate to the Go Fund Me campaign:

Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated.

ETHS Cyber Security Camp for Grades 9-12

CyberEvanston Township High School – 2016 CYBERSECURITY SUMMER CAMP

A non-credit hands-on exploration of cybersecurity for students grades 9 – 12

Monday, July 11th – Friday, July 15th 8AM – 1:35PM

One session only — space is limited to 15 students – no experience necessary

We will explore the field of cybersecurity using the Air Force Association’s CyberCamp program, which is organized as a 5 day hands-on experience. Students will learn about: basic cybersecurity principles, the use virtual machines, Windows security policies and account management, file protections, auditing and monitoring, Windows Server 2008 and Linux, Ubuntu terminology and concepts, graphical user interface & command line security on Ubuntu. We will also discuss cyber ethics, online safety, cyber threats, and explore career opportunities. Students will also be introduced to the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition (which is held during the school year) and campers will participate in a mock competition on the final day of camp. No student experience is necessary – just a serious interest in learning about the field.

Key Information

  • Not a Credit Course: This camp is being offered by ETHS’ CTE department to interested students for exploration and enrichment. It is NOT a credit earning course and does NOT count towards a student’s graduation requirements.
  • Location: The camp will be held at Evanston Township High School in Room A335. This is a computer classroom and each student will have their own computer to work on.
  • Cost/Registration: Complete the form below and return it with the $200 camp fee. A limited number of fee waivers are available for families in need of financial assistance.
  • Refunds: Registration fee is refundable for requests received through Friday, July 8, 2016. If the camp has a low enrollment, it will be cancelled and a full refund will be issued.

Questions: Contact Gary Haller at or 847 424-7985

More information and a registration form available at

Register for Badminton Tournament and Summer Camp



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ETHS Debate Showcase & Debate Camp

ETHS Speech and Debate Showcase for Middle Schoolers
ETHS will be putting on a Speech and Debate Showcase on Tuesday, May 24th, at 7 PM in the Little Theater at ETHS. The invitation is primarily to middle school families and incoming freshmen; the intent is to show middle school students what the activity is like in high school, and give potential students a chance to interact with some of our current team members.  Unlike Middle School debate, which offers Policy style debating only, there are many different types of debate and speech activities in high school. In addition to Policy, the Showcase will feature Congressional Debate, Lincoln Douglas debate, Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Poetry Interpretation. RSVP is not required, but appreciated, at this link:
Summer Debate Camp at ETHS
We are now accepting registrations for our summer camp, August 8th-12th. We run from 9 AM to 4 PM, Mondayto Friday, with lunch included. The camp is for new and returning students, and we offer specialized instruction by event. The goal is to get students ready for the coming year; last year we had 7 middle school students, 8 incoming freshmen, and 17 returning team members attend. Tuition is $400, but scholarships are available. More information and a link to register can be found here:

ETHS Parent-to-Parent – Weds. May 18

13173519_10206469207548901_4126101836902788920_oETHS Parents Engaged to Host Program for Parents of Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students at Evanston Township High School

Parents of incoming freshmen and transfer students are invited to attend the annual “Parent-to-Parent” program sponsored by ETHS Parents Engaged, a group at the high school that fosters communication among parents, administrators, educators, and the community to promote the education and well-being of all ETHS students.

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 18, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in Room E-112 at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave. in Evanston.

Parents and guardians of freshmen and transfer students entering ETHS next fall will hear from experienced parents about their impressions of high school life, including transitioning to high school, course options, homework, extracurricular activities, social issues, technology, college planning, and more. Current ETHS parents will be available to discuss issues such as how to best use the resources available at ETHS and how to effectively navigate the high school years. Parents are encouraged to bring questions!

Evanston Elite Feeder Program Summer Skills Clinic

The Evanston Elite Feeder Program summer skills clinic is focused on teaching players how to be a student of the game and how to become a more confident, efficient, and versatile basketball player.

Each session offers high-quality instruction on fundamentals and team concepts, and provides an enjoyable environment for players to learn life skills and teamwork. 13220596_10208019591581172_5622546204745873970_o

ETHS Boys Summer Basketball Camps

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The emphasis of the camp is on learning team concepts along with individual skill development. Campers will develop shooting, ball handling, passing, rebounding and offensive movement skills in a variety of games and drills. Daily agenda includes competitive games, contests, skill development and awards within each age division. Each camper receives a camp t-shirt, as well as competition in: ball handling contests, shooting drills, hot-shot contest, knock-out games, one-on-one tournaments, three-on-three games and five-on-five league and tournament games. Enjoyable and fun opportunities are included to improve basketball and leadership development. Enroll in both this camp and the Grade School Individual Skill Development Camp, June 13-23 for a total of $250 for three weeks of basketball camp= save $35 with Code: BBKDBL

DATES: June 6-10, 2016
COST: $125

This camp focuses on the basic skills of shooting, dribbling, passing and footwork development. Acquiring a sound mastery of these fundamentals will allow you to take your game to a higher level. The emphasis of this camp will be: 1) to give each camper the opportunity to master the basic fundamental basketball skills, 2) to give the campers the opportunity in one-onone and small group instructions to apply those skills, 3) to use scrimmages to apply fundamental development to game-like situations. Each camper receives a camp T-shirt and instruction in Team Concept/Attitude, Motivation and Goal Setting, Shooting Instruction, Setting/Receiving Screens, Ball Handling/Passing, Guard Play, Post Play and Team Play. Enroll in both this camp and the June 6-10 Day Camp for a total of $250 for three weeks of basketball camp= save $35 with Code: BBKDBL

DATES: June 13-23, 2016 (M,T,W,Th only)
COST: $160

All camps are held at ETHS and coached by our current coaching staff as well as assisted by our former players. We pride ourselves in making sure all camps are accessible to all students no matter of resources. Financial aid is available through the Athletic Office.

Application for Financial Aid must be submitted by May 13, 2016 – applications are available at conclusion of on-line registration at:

The Wiz @ ETHS – April 14-17

Connections to Community Conference @ ETHS – Sat. March 19

On Saturday March 19th, ETHS is hosting a “Connections to Community” conference from 1 pm4 pm which gives the community a chance to “attend” certain ETHS classes and experience some new features of the school. 

Class offerings include “Our Universe” in the ETHS planetarium, “Fascinating, Inexplicable, Explicable” in a STEM lab, “Navigating Naviance” in The Hub, and “Geometry in Construction Presentation and Tour”, along with many other topics, like Teen Leadership, and a Design Challenge led by WiSTEM (Women in STEM).

In addition to classes led by ETHS teachers and staff, ETHS is offering classes held by Northwestern University faculty. Guest facilitators also include Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, ETHS District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon, and Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Superintendent Paul Goren.

Registration link


This should be of particular interest to middle schoolers and parents of middle schoolers — though all ages and members of the community are welcome!

District 202 Board Goal Setting Workshop

On February 27, 2016, the Evanston Township High School District 202 Board of Education will hold a day-long workshop at ETHS, room N112 from 8:00am-3:00pm, as part of the goals revision process that was launched in the fall 2015. The workshop will welcome input regarding the District goals.

The workshop is a public meeting that will be facilitated by a representative from the Illinois Association of School Boards and will be built around a structured, yet informal, day of collaborating, listening and learning among school board members and representatives from the school and the community at large. Using the feedback from the meeting, the board will revise a system-wide set of goals.

This is a public meeting.  There will also be invited participants in the workshop to assure broad-based school and community representation.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information about the District 202 Goals, visit the ETHS website:

For a description of the workshop and agenda, see this article in the Evanston Roundtable

Afro-Futurism and Why Black Lives Matter – Feb. 26 & 29


Sen. Cory Booker – Fri. Feb. 26

WHO: U.S. Senator Cory Booker, junior senator from New Jersey and author, United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good
WHAT: “United: An Evening with Cory Booker”
WHEN: Friday, February 26, 7:30 PM. NOTE the later-than-usual start time!
WHERE: Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL, 60201

Navigating Real Life Diversity – Thurs. Feb. 18

Join the PTA Council’s Winter kick-off of Navigating Real Life Diversity
The American Dream is for all who work hard…or is it?
Facilitated by Noor Ali & ETHS Students from SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism)
Thursday, February 18, 6:30-8:30pm
ETHS, 1600 Dodge Ave, Room E112
Free child care and Spanish translation provided.
Adults are welcome at this session of the 2015-2016 Parent Education series,
Becoming Allies: Inspiring Our Kids to Understand and Stand With Each Other
As we encourage messages to children like “you can do anything with hard work”, how are we also conscious of the significant challenges facing marginalized identities?  Join us as we explore the “American Dream” in an interactive and fun session.  During this session we hope to challenge stereotypes of marginalized identities, as well as shed light on the unequal playing field in our society. Come to discuss methods and share suggestions for change with our community!

Nav RL Diversity Winter Session English