ETHS to start Community Conversations series

Tom Meyer, Development Editor: Training

Evanston Township High School District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon will host a discussion forum at Haven Middle School, 2417 Prairie Ave., on Wednesday.

The event will be the first in a series of Community Conversations held at three Evanston middle schools. The conversations will feature Witherspoon and other ETHS staff, who will discuss school initiatives and answer audience questions, according to the ETHS website.

Community Conversations features “a series of discussions that allow stakeholders to engage in a meaningful dialogue about the high school,” according to the website.

After Wednesday night’s discussion, the other fall forums will be held at Chute Middle School on Nov. 13 and Nichols Middle School on Nov. 29, according to the ETHS website.

The discussions are open to all district parents, students and families, including those whose children attend public, private or parochial schools or are home schooled.

Last year, 13 discussion forums were part of the series. The input from the conversations is used to better understand school issues and solutions, build community relationships and create community partnerships, according to the ETHS website.

— Tom Meyer