The Daily Northwestern

Evanston elementary school’s new look earns design award

Jia You, City Editor

May 9, 2013

Filed under City, Education, Local

With a new vegetable garden and stairwells with glass walls, Lincoln Elementary School’s new look has earned honors from a national design magazine. The Evanston school’s renovation project, completed at the beginning of...

Evanston-Skokie District 65 reports Internet, phone outage

Manuel Rapada, City Editor

January 10, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston-Skokie District 65 schools had no phone or Internet Thursday afternoon due to an issue with service provider Comcast. Phones were operating, however, at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center, according to an email from...

Evanston middle school renovations to fight overcrowding issue

Audrey Cheng, Reporter

November 26, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

The Evanston-Skokie District 65 school board approved major renovations last week for two middle schools, months after the March referendum to build a new school in the 5th Ward to address overcrowding problems in the district...

Five District 65 schools ranked top 100 by Chicago Sun-Times

Rebecca Schechner, Reporter

November 8, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

The majority of Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools landed in the top 10 percent in the Chicago Sun-Times’ annual ranking of Illinois public schools. Five schools were ranked in the top 100: Dewey Elementary, Willard Elementary,...

Evanston elementary schools participate in International Walk to School Day

Ayla Goktan, Reporter

October 3, 2012

Filed under City, Education

Evanston/Skokie District 65 elementary school students skipped the bus in favor of walking on Wednesday as part of International Walk to School Day. Every D65 elementary school was registered to participate, said Pat Markham,...

Two Evanston schools are ‘exemplars’ of student behavior program

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 2, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

Two Evanston elementary schools have achieved "exemplar" status from Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports Illinois, a state initiative that works to improve student behavior through positive reinforcement. Evanston/Skokie...