Evanston/Skokie District 65 Schools Superintendent Hardy Murphy urges parents to encourage their students to read books this summer.

In his year-end missive to District 65 families, Murphy reminded them that Wednesday, June 12, is the last day of school and that it will last all day. In previous years, students were dismissed after the first hour on the final day of classes.

Summer school begins on Monday, June 24, and ends on Thursday, July 18. The 2013-2014 school year begins on Aug. 26, which is the Monday before Labor Day.

Here is the complete text of Murphy’s yearend letter:

Dear District 65 Families, 

The end of the school year is quickly approaching, with the last day of school on Wednesday, June 12. Please remember that this will be a full day of instruction, and students will be released at the usual dismissal times.

For students in need of support, summer school begins on Monday, June 24th and continues through Thursday, July 18th. Letters were sent to families identifying site locations, transportation routes, and descriptions of curriculum and instruction offerings. If you have any questions about summer school, please contact your principal.

The deadline to apply for the second round of permissive transfers ends on June 12th. More information on the offerings and process can be found at: http://www.district65.net/parentsandstudents/Choice. Please note that only students that are fully registered can be considered for permissive transfer.

Finally, it is important to keep our students reading over the summer months to avoid summer learning loss. Please visit the Evanston Library to register for reading programs for elementary and middle school students, offered in both English and Spanish.

Have a wonderful summer!


Hardy Murphy, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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