Marcus Campbell’s Best Reads of 2016

marcus-campbellMy name is Marcus Campbell.  I am the Assistant Superintendent and Principal at Evanston Township High School.  I have been at ETHS for 15 years and started my career there teaching English.  I love to read and enjoy the food scene.

1)  The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Dubois (1903)

I always read something each year from the list of canonical black texts.  I find these readings informative in that many of these texts written long ago are still applicable today.


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Local Art @ EPL

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Dozens of talented student artists from District 65 and ETHS are the next to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  From now until March 31st, you can find over 100 original student works on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library.  Including photography, sketches, paintings, and much more, this impressive exhibit showcases the diverse creative gifts of Evanston kindergarteners, seniors, and all ages in between.  Don’t miss it!

Graphic Novels Now Part of ETHS Curriculum

Last year, two Evanston Township High School faculty members (English department, librarian and media specialist Nancy Figel, and literacy coordinator Regina Armour) led a pilot project which found that graphic novels are “effective pre-reading and review aids.” Now they are introducing this new curriculum into “reading intervention” classes at ETHS, to “raise reading levels among struggling readers and to engage students in reading dense classics.”  Graphic novel adaptations of The Odyssey, Macbeth, and The Autobiography of Malcolm X, will be read in conjunction with the traditional texts. To learn more about this exciting and innovative initiative, click here.