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Evanston Middle School Multi-Sport Challenge – Weds. Dec. 30


wildkit100pxGet out of the cold and work up a sweat this Winter Break!  ETHS is offering 6th, 7th and 8th graders a FREE opportunity to have fun playing three different sports of your choosing on Wednesday, December 30, at Evanston Township High School.  The Middle School Multi-Sport Challenge is designed to provide middle school student-athletes with a chance to learn directly from ETHS coaches and athletes.

WHERE: ETHS, 1600 Dodge Ave, Evanston

Participants enter through Door 50 at the rear entrance of ETHS (near the bike rack).

DATE: Wednesday, December 30, 2015

HOURS: 8:30am-12 noon

Simply click this link to see what sports are offered & to register for this FREE sports program by Friday, Dec. 18:

Middle School Multi-Sport Challenge Promo BLANK–ENG-SP–2015-16.pdf

Managing Adolescent Stress and Anxiety – Mon. Dec. 7

ETHS AnxietyDear Parents and Guardians,

I am pleased to invite you to the first Welcome Center Parent Education Program of the 2015-16 school year, “Managing Adolescent Stress and Anxiety,” on Monday, December 7, 2015, at 7:00pm in the ETHS Welcome Center, Room E112.

The event will feature Danielle Black, Ph.D., David Hauser, Ph.D., and Brittney Bolden, MSMFT, three expert clinicians from The Family Institute at Northwestern University who specialize in treating teen stress and anxiety. They will each give a short presentation, and then lead a group discussion and Q&A.

The Welcome Center staff surveyed parents during parent-teacher conference sign-up about topics relevant to your student’s academic, social, and emotional needs. Teen stress/anxiety had the highest rate of interest, so this is where our parent education efforts will begin.

Taya Kinzie, Associate Principal of Student Services, and I will also be present to answer questions about services offered through ETHS to students coping with stress and anxiety.

Please note that if you are unable to attend, the event will be videotaped and posted on the Welcome Center Parent Programswebpage for later viewing. In the meantime, I encourage you to join me on December 7 for this informative and lively evening — it’s a great opportunity to meet other ETHS parents. I hope to see you there!

Marcus Campbell, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent/Principal

Pathways to AP Forum – Weds. Dec. 9

Current ETHS Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors as well as 7 and 8 grade students and their parents or guardians are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Advanced Placement (AP) program at ETHS onWednesday, December 9 at 6:30pm.
Learn about pathways to AP courses, college & career planning and the supports that are in place to ensure success in AP courses from current AP students, school leaders and college admission representative, Anne
Team ASAP Flyer

Incoming Freshman Info Night – Thurs. Nov. 12

Evanston Township High School invites prospective eighth grade students and their families to attend Incoming Freshman Information Night (IFIN). Information Night is designed for “Future Wildkits” to gather information and to learn more about the high school and the transition process.

Prospective students and their families will receive a brief overview of ETHS and the freshman transition calendar of important events, and have the opportunity to attend several targeted breakout sessions and activities:

  • Freshman curriculum
  • Private, parochial and home school transition
  • Mini-tours of the high school
  • Parent conversations
  • Student connections
  • Spanish-language resources hosted by the ETHS Latino Liaison
  • “Wildkit Welcome” meet & greet with the ETHS principal, administrators, and staff to ask questions or learn more about the high school experience

This event is open to all prospective District 65, private/parochial, or home school 8th grade students and their families. No pre-registration is required.

Badminton Classes Start Nov. 9

Badminton Winter

Come have some fun playing and learning all the badminton shots from the serve to the smash!

Session 1:   Nov. 9–Dec. 28
Session 2:   Jan. 4–Feb. 26

Mondays and/or Fridays @ ETHS

Middle School Students
Download the Middle School Registration Form

High School Students
Download the High School Registration Form

Activities for Kids at Recycling Fair – Sat. July 11

The City of Evanston will host its fifth annual recycling fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 11 at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave. The free event provides residents an opportunity to recycle a variety of items, securely shred documents, obtain recycling education materials, learn about construction projects, visit with “green” vendors, and more.

New this year, the fair will feature an enhanced “Touch a Truck” display, allowing community members of all ages to get an up-close look at City vehicles and heavy equipment, as well as those from ComEd, Nicor Gas, the US Army and more. Children can also enjoy free face-painting, temporary truck tattoos, and complimentary popcorn and snow cones.

Click here for more information.

2015 McGaw YMCA Youth Triathlon – Sun. July 12

The McGaw YMCA Youth Triathlon strives to encourage all youth to be active and achieve their personal best, regardless of how many triathlons they’ve experienced. Give your child the chance to boost their confidence and grow their athletic abilities with the triathlon.

The 7th Annual Youth Triathlon is being held on Sunday, July 12, 2015 for kids ages 5 to 14 and is being hosted once again at Evanston Township High School.

Summer Badminton Club for Middle School Students

badmintonEvanston Junior Badminton Club SUMMER BADMINTON CLASS for Middle School Students

This program provides beginners with basic badminton fundamentals.

Learn rules, racquet skills, game play and footwork from a badminton coach.

Sign up and come have some fun playing and learning all the badminton shots from the serve to the smash!

July 6–August 6
Mondays and/or Thursdays
7–9pm @ ETHS

Download the registration form for more information.

Registration deadline: Mon., June 29th


Evanston CASE Parent Connections Meeting – Tues. May 12

Don’t miss the last Evanston CASE Parent Connections meeting until the fall:
Tuesday, May 12th 7-9 p.m.

Parent Connections meetings provide an opportunity for you to engage with other parents who understand and share your concerns.  We share information, resources and ideas you can apply to your own situation.  Struggling to get services for your child at school can be very stressful and upsetting. Join us to learn some strategies to support your goals.

1940 Sherman Ave.
Call 847-556-8676 for directions if needed.

Cari Levin, LCSW
Director Evanston CASE

Stuart Little @ ETHS – May 8 & 9

Freshmen and sophomore students at Evanston Township High School will present E.B. White’s classic story “Stuart Little” on May 8 at 4:00pm and May 9 at 7:00pm in the high school’s Little Theatre. Tickets are available at the door – $7 for adults; $ 1 for students on May 8 and for $5 for students on May 9.
The play, directed by Anne Lefkovitz, is based on the tale about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary sized human family. The production continues ETHS’s “frosh-soph” tradition of offering a children’s theater production for families each spring.
ETHS is located at 1600 Dodge Ave. The Little Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Parking is available in the front lot, directly across from the main entrance on Dodge Avenue, or in the rear lots (enter off Church or Lake Streets).

Parent-to-Parent Program – Tues. May 5

ETHSParentsEngagedTo all parents/guardians of current 8th graders and transfer students who will attend ETHS in the fall:
You are invited to attend the annual “Parent-to-Parent” program, sponsored by ETHS Parents Engaged.
It will be held on Tuesday, May 5 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Parent Welcome Center at ETHS, Room E112.
Parents/Guardians of next fall’s ETHS freshman will hear from and speak with parents of current students about high school life: Course options, extra-curriculars, social life, technology, college planning and more.
Experienced parents will be on hand to answer questions, including how to effectively use resources at ETHS and how to best navigate the high school years.
Bring your questions and get answers!
If you are a parent of a current ETHS student, please join us and share your knowledge.  Especially parents of current freshman.
Also, please invite parents of incoming freshman who are not yet on this listserve.
No reservations are necessary and refreshments will be served.
Thank you,
ETHS Parents Engaged

Pippin at ETHS – April 24 & 25, May 1 &2

Pippin“Pippin” brings circus magic to the ETHS main stage
Join in for a spectacular evening as Evanston Township High School presents the Tony award winning, Broadway musical “Pippin!” On April 24 & 25 and May 1& 2 at 7:30PM, 58 ETHS actor/singers, dancers, and gymnasts/acrobats will take the stage in the main auditorium, directed by Tom Sollers. Student circus artists and acrobats, in collaboration with the Evanston-based Actors Gymnasium and Chicago Flyhouse, will capture the magic of the big top. And, working with Choreographer, ETHS Alum, Broadway performer, and NYC resident, MenCa, the ETHS Pippin dance corps, will truly dazzle.
Beyond the circus motif, the musical story follows prince Pippin, the son of Charlemagne, on his quest for life’s meaning. You won’t want to miss what he discovers.
Reserved-seat tickets are $12 and available online at  (recommended). Tickets are also available at the ETHS box office starting at 7:00 each show night. Located at 1600 Dodge Ave., the ETHS main auditorium is wheelchair accessible. Parking is recommended in the lot on Dodge Ave., directly across from the auditorium entrance.

Celebrate Park School – Sun. April 26

Park SchoolPlease join us on Sunday, April 26th at the Ecology Center to celebrate Park School. This event will be a great way to learn more about Park School and what they do for our community. There will be snacks, live music, and a silent auction. Join us in celebrating what an amazing place Park School is! There is a $5 donation for students and $10 for adults at the door. Please feel free to bring friends and family! If you cannot attend and still wish to donate, please contact me directly at

Youth Job Fair at ETHS – Sat. March 28

Teens interested in working for the city or other local employers this summer are urged to attend a job fair Saturday at Evanston Township High School.

Last year, more than 625 youth, 14 years of age and older, attended the fair, a key ingredient  in the mayor’s summer youth employment program, and 504 were hired.

Among the job categories covered: automotive, retail, payroll services, hospitality, administrative, maintenance, technical, and film.

The 2015 Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the school, 1600 Dodge Ave. Doors will close at 1:30 p.m. Youth are encouraged to fill out a Summer Youth Employment Program application in advance of the job fair. The application is available on line.

To attend, youth must be enrolled in school and be at least 14 years of age when the employment program begins in mid-June and live only in ZIP codes 60201 or 60202. Youth may be required to take a pre-hire drug test.

School Board Elections: Early Voting Continues

School Board elections for District 65 and District 202 are scheduled on Tues. April 7, during spring break.

You can vote at the Evanston Civic Center 9:00am-5:00pm (Monday-Saturday) and 9:00am-3:00pm on Sundays or at other locations in Cook County.

Information about the candidates is available on the PTA Council website.

School Board Candidate Forums – March 2 & 5

Each of our school districts is electing three members to a seven-member board of education for a four-year term. Election day is Tuesday, April 7th – during spring break. Early voting begins March 23rd. You can also request a mail in ballot.


Meet the Candidates:

  • D202 Candidate Forum – Monday, March 2 – 7:00 p.m.
    Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston
  • D65 Candidate Forum – Thursday, March 5 – 7:00 p.m.
    Joseph E. Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel, Evanston

For additional information click here.

ETHS Wildkit Engineering Camp

Click the image below to download the registration form.
2015 Summer Wildkit Engineering Camp Flyer

State of the Schools Event – Thurs. Jan. 29

District 65 and District 202 to host State of the Schools event
Superintendents Goren and Witherspoon will share their visions for “Building Our Future Together”

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and Evanston Township High School District 202 are partnering to host the inaugural “State of the Schools” event on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Evanston Township High School.

This will be the first time in recent history that the two districts will partner in hosting a community-wide event to discuss the state of the public schools in Evanston and Skokie. Superintendents Paul Goren (District 65) and Eric Witherspoon (District 202) will share their visions on how the Evanston/Skokie public schools can prepare all students for future success.

The event is free and open to the public. All parents, students, alumni, staff, current and potential residents, and people who work in Evanston/Skokie organizations or businesses are invited to attend and learn more about the current state of D65/D202 schools.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with a welcome reception in the Michael Cafeteria. The State of the Schools address will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. The program will end with a Q&A session. All those in attendance will have the opportunity to submit a question on the evening of the event. In addition, questions can be submitted online in advance via Google Moderator: Not all questions submitted can be read during the State of the Schools event. Questions submitted via Google Moderator must be received by 5:00 PM two days before the event.

Those who are unable to attend the event can watch live on Evanston Comcast channel 18 or on the ETHS Ustream channel beginning at 7:00 p.m.:

Evanston Township High School is located at 1600 Dodge Avenue and the auditorium is wheelchair accessible. Parking is recommended in the lot directly across from the auditorium entrance on Dodge Avenue or in the parking lots behind the school.

For more information about the State of the Schools event and the livestream coverage, visit or

Evanston Middle School Multi-Sport Challenge – Mon. Dec. 29

Get out of the cold and work up a sweat this Winter Break! ETHS is offering 6th, 7th and 8th graders a FREE opportunity to have fun playing three different sports of your choosing on Monday, December 29, at Evanston Township High School. The Middle School Multi-Sport Challenge is designed to provide middle school student- athletes with a chance to learn directly from ETHS coaches and athletes.

WHERE: ETHS, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston
Participants enter through Door 50 at the rear entrance of ETHS (near the bike cage).

DATE: Monday, December 29, 2014
TIMES: Boys, 8:30am-12 noon; Girls 12:30-4:00pm

Simply click on the link below to see what sports are offered and to register for this FREE sports program by Friday, December 26.

North Star at ETHS – Dec. 11 – 13

ETHS Examines Racism on Stage in ‘North Star

“North Star,” an award-winning play about the 1960s Civil Rights movement will be presented by Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., on Dec. 11-13 in the school’s Upstairs Theatre. Directed by the playwright, Gloria Bond-Clunie, the drama explores the pain and indignity of racism through the lives of an 11-year-old girl and her parents in the segregated South.

Winner of the 1994 Theodore Ward Prize for African American Playwriting, “North Star” earned a 1995 Joseph Jefferson Chicago Theatre Award for Best New Work/Adaptation when it premiered at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago in 1995.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 13 with a special 4:30 p.m. matinee on Dec. 12. Reserved-seat tickets at $8 for adults, $6 for students, senior citizens, and Boosters Club members are available online at and at the ETHS box office the nights of the show.

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