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High Five! Staff Recognition

High Five! Monthly Staff Recognition Program

District 65 is filled with incredibly dedicated educators and educational support staff members who go the extra mile each and every day in support of their students, fellow colleagues, and our many families.

Beginning each September, students, staff, and family members may nominate a District 65 staff member for the High Five: Celebrating Excellence in District 65 recognition program. One licensed staff member and one educational support staff member will be recognized each month through May. Please note that district supervisors and administrators are not eligible.

Applications must be submitted using the online nomination form. Recipients will be selected based on the information submitted as part of the nomination form. Nominations will rollover into the next month and may be considered for future recognition during the same school year.

Special thanks to Byline Bank for sponsoring the High Five: Celebrating Excellence in District 65 recognition program! D65 staff members who are selected will receive a $100 gift card, a framed recognition certificate, and will also be recognized at the monthly regular school board meeting and through district communication channels.

If you have questions about the High Five! recognition program, please contact Melissa Messinger, Chief Communications Officer, at

Check out our previous winners! View our High Five archive on YouTube.

“Byline Bank is honored to be part of the High Five! staff recognition program in celebrating the outstanding efforts of educators and support staff throughout Evanston/Skokie School District 65. The work these individuals put forth speaks volumes to their level of commitment and care for the education of our area’s youth. Byline would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to ALL District 65 staff members!”

Nomination Form

Use the link below to nominate a District 65 employee for a High Five!

High Five: Celebrating Excellence in District 65 2023-24 Nomination Form

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