EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #38
June 1, 2018
 
Dear Panther Parents,
 
Our hearts and thoughts go out to our McKinney North High School students, staff, and parents.  When tragedy strikes, there is comfort knowing that our district and community responds and supports one another.  Student safety is always a priority, and we will continue to do whatever it takes to accomplish just that.  Thank you, MISD, for being prepared and responding quickly and appropriately today.  
 
8th grade celebration is upon us.  June 5th is the day we are heading to PSA.  Information has been provided to students. We look forward to having an amazing day!!
 
Last day of school is next Thursday.  Please encourage your student to begin bringing home items that might be in lockers (general and athletic).  We will have a locker clean-out day on Wednesday.  
 
Happy Friday (that's the last time I get to say that this year!),
Darla
 









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      YEARBOOKS     
      
Yearbooks were passed out on Thursday. We are down to 20 extra books to sell. If your student did not get a yearbook and would still like one, send $45 cash or check made out to Evans Middle School. They can go to Mrs. Goodwin in E104 or the front office to buy. YearbookS will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. 
 SCHOOL SUPPLIES ON SALE NOW!     
      
2018-2019 School Supply Order
 
It's that time of year again to pre-order your school supplies!  Save the time and hassle of going to the store to order your child's supplies.  Now through June 8, 2018 you can click on this link Evans and in a few clicks you will be all set for next year! 
 
* School ID: EVA010
* Please note all school supplies packs are the same for 6th, 7th and 8th
CAMPUS ENTRY PROCEDURE
 
Dear Parents,
We will be following strictly to the guidelines of MISD policy regarding entry to our campus. Please ring the bell and be prepared for the following:
 
State your name
State your student's name (if applicable)
State the reason for coming to campus
Have your driver's license, passport or MISD ID ready to show the receptionist.
Please do not let anyone else in the building with you! They must follow the same procedure.
Thank you for helping us keep your students safe!
Evans Office Staff
      EVANS EVENTS     
  UPCOMING EVENTS
June 4th                Drill Team Banquet   6p
June 5th               8th Grade Celebration
June 6th               Locker Clean-Out
June 7th               Last Day of School
June 8th               Panther Palooza for incoming 6th Graders
July 17 & 18        Cheer Clinic
Aug. 14th             Meet the Teacher Night
Aug. 16th             6th Grade Picnic @ Old Settlers Park
Aug. 20th             First Day of School
Sept. 11th             Fall Picture Day

Click HERE for a complete Calendar of Events with information about times and venues.
  
*Go to http://www.evansms.com/ to view the school website and to sign up for the weekly eNewsletter.

ACADEMICS
  
NJHS:
                       Sponsor:  Amber Stephens
  
STUCO:
                        Sponsor:       Angie Stadler
PALS:
                        Sponsor:        Amber Stephens   amstephens@mckinneyisd.net 
Yearbook:
                       Sponsor:         Bonnie Goodwin   bgoodwin@mckinneyisd.net
UIL Academics:
                        Sponsor:         Lizzy Walker ewalker@mckinneyisd.net
AVID:          
Sponsors:         Robyn May
                                               Megan McDougald
 
CLUBS

6th Grade Theatre Club:
Meets every Wednesday morning (schooldays) from 8:00-8:25 in C114
                         Sponsor:         Jeni Eberhard
 
FCA:
FCA Meets Tuesday mornings @ 8:15a in Mrs. Williams' room, D119 (school days beginning September 12th)
                        Sponsors:        Camille Williams
                                              Valarie Long
                                               Chandler Jackson
                                                                                  
Chess Club:
Meets every Tuesday (schooldays) from 3:45 until 5p in D104
                        Sponsor:   Josiah McDowell 



Progress Report & Report Card Dates
*Progress Reports and Report Cards can be viewed and printed from the  Home Access Center (HAC) and will not be mailed or sent home with students. This is in an effort to be more earth-friendly. If you are unable to access HAC, please let the AP secretary know and we will send home a paper copy with your student.
June 7th                       End of Quarter 4; Grades Due
June 14th                     Final Report Card viewable on HAC


 REGISTRAR NOTES
      
As we approach the end of the school year it is important that we have up-to-date information for every student. Please look at the following items and make sure that you are prepared for next year!
EMAIL ADDRESS - Does the school have your email address so that you receive important reminders and know when to complete the online registration update this summer?  
HOME ACCESS CENTER (HAC) - Do you know your HAC login and password? It is important that you know this so that you can check your child's progress and see their report card. If you need this information, please contact an AP secretary or the registrar.
MOVING FROM MCKINNEY? -If your child will be moving to a school other than an MISD school, please contact Lynne Wells, lywells@mckinneyisd.net, prior to the end of the year so that we can give you the withdrawal papers you will need to enroll at the new school.
      IS YOUR STUDENT GOING TO GET A LEARN'S PERMIT TO DRIVE THIS SUMMER?
      
 We know that the thought of your student getting a learner's permit is probably scary, but they will need a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) when they apply at the Texas Department of Public Safety.   If your child turns 15 over the summer and will be applying for a learner's permit, please make sure to request a VOE from the registrar before the last day of school. VOE's are NOT required to enroll in driver's education programs, they are only needed when you actually apply for the permit.   Please contact Lynne Wells, lywells@mckinneyisd.net , to obtain a VOE.
  
      EVANS PTO     
Attention 8th Grade Panther Parents:
Believe it or not, we're coming to the end of this school year, and it's time to celebrate our 8th graders. The PTO has put together a special day for them at PSA, and we need lots of parent help to make this happen. Please click HERE to sign up for one or more 90-minute shifts. There is lots to choose from ... from the graffiti wall to the hamster ball ... there's something for everyone. Sign up today!

THANK YOU!!!
Thank you to all the parents who signed up to help staff the IMPACT celebration on May 25th! The kids had a great time, in spite of the crazy spring storm and having to move the fun indoors. We couldn't have done it without you!
TWO PTO BOARD POSITIONS STILL OPEN  
Panther parents, we are looking for a few more wonderful people who are interested in making a difference in the lives of our Evans educators and our students. We have the following positions open on the PTO Board:
 
Concessions (2 co-chairs) ... our PTO makes thousands of dollars by shopping for and staffing the concession stand at home football games. It's a limited time position since it ends when the last Evans football game is played. If we don't fill these positions, we will lose out on thousands of dollars of income for the PTO AND we will not be able to serve our students and families concessions while they watch games. 
 
Please email julieluton67@gmail.com ASAP if you'd be interested in helping. We need you, and it's so rewarding to be such a big part of our school.




Goodbye Until Next Year!
Your PTO wishes you a safe and happy summer, enjoying quality time with your families and friends. We'll see you next year !
Keep sending in those Box Tops! 
The PTO turns them into cash for our school. Just place your Box Tops in a baggie (please check those expiration dates!), put your student's name and grade on the outside, and drop them off in the box in the school office.
Your membership provides valuable funds to our school as well as giving you a vote in PTO events and programs.     
 
*Awarded $6000 in teacher grants
*Sponsored the IMPACT carnival, Pay it Forward Fun Run and 8th Grade Celebration
*Funded two scholarships to graduating Evans' seniors
*Presented multiple parent enrichment workshops
*Helped to support academic programs like the spelling bee, UIL and AVID
*Hosted teacher appreciation events throughout the year

Most importantly, our PTO fosters a sense of school community while supporting students. We play a crucial role in helping to create an environment that is nurturing, educational, and exciting for all of our Panthers.  Please consider joining the PTO!  You can  download the membership form  or purchase your  membership online.
Please remember that you must be approved through MISD before you can volunteer.  Please click HERE to go online and complete your application. 
Last year applications will run out at the end of September.
Thanks so much!!!
      MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER    
 
 
ALL BOOKS DUE NOW!  You should have received an email/phone call if your student has overdue books.  Please help them locate these and get them turned in next week.

469-302-7117
Media Resource Specialist
NURSES NOTATIONS















GOT SHOTS?
     6th graders need shots updated by 6/1/18. Please make sure you have turned in your 6th graders updated immunizations, needed to be able to attend 7th grade
     There is a Shot Van at Lawson Early Childhood Center on Thursday May 17th, 2018 from 5-7pm
 
  GOT MEDS?
Please pick up your students medications from the clinic before the end of the school year.
 
For more information on immunizations requirements, please refer to the information on McKinney ISD website by clicking here
 
Nancy Yarbrough BSN, RN
Evans Middle School Nurse  
Click http://www.mckinneyisd.net/departments/health-services/ to view Health Services Homepage and http://www.schoolrack.com/nancyyarbrough/ to view my Clinic webpage.
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CLASSES FOR ADVANCEMENT

8 th graders and parents,
If you are interested in taking a high school class this summer for advancement, early registration is over, but District registration will be June 25 th , 8-5 and 26 th 8 - 11 at McKinney High. Please be aware that some classes have filled up and may be closed.
Summer School dates are as follows:
Semester 1: July 10 - 17, 7:30 - 2:30 lunch provided
Semester 2: July 19 - 26, 7:30 - 2:30 lunch provided
Online: June 27 - July 26, final exam must be done by July 26 th at MHS
$230 per semester course, reduced rate available for free/reduced lunch students
Location: MHS
Courses available for acceleration are Art 1A and 1B, Team Sports, Professional communications.
Courses available online for acceleration are Health, Professional Communications, Foundations of Personal Fitness, Psychology, Sociology.
Questions? Email Cathy DeLisle at cdelisle@mckinneyisd.net  
MHS PRIDE CAMP FOR     INCOMING FRESHMAN     
      
Save the Date! McKinney High School 2018ยท2019 Pride Camp Saturday, August 18 * 9:00 am to 11:30 am 
 
Welcome to MHS! All incoming Freshmen and all other students new to MHS are invited to attend PRIDE CAMP. Parents can drop off students at the front entrance at 9:00 and return for a brief parent meeting at 11:00. Students will have their Fall Portraits taken this day. All students must be in appropriate dress code according to MISD guidelines. 
 
You will be able to hear firsthand about the traditions, history and customs that make MHS the Original. You will also be able to pick up a copy of your schedule. More information to follow in the coming months.
 
Stay informed on the latest news and events at MHS. Sign up for the Principal's Newsletter: http://www.schools.mckinneyisd.net/mhs/mhs-news/ lions-share-newsletter/ Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com /McKinneyHS or on Twitter @MHSLions 
Click here for a list of group sponsors.
      TEXAS LIONS CAMP     
 
Texas Lions Camp is a no charge camp for students with disabilities.
 
The list of disabilities they take is extensive (see page 2 of the pamphlet)---the kids you might not think have an obvious disability qualify!!!!     
We don't give out names to Lions club but rather offer the info to you parents so you can reach out to Lions Club.
McKinney Lions Club offers free transportation to Kerrville the week of June 17th, however the students may attend the week of their choosing at No Charge and provide their own transportation.


For more information contact Rebeka Ecker at recker@mckinneyisd.net
     
HAC NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
      
Home Access Center or HAC is now available on your mobile device using the eSchoolPLUS Family app. McKinney ISD parents and students can use the app to view attendance, classwork, class and activity calendar events, student grade information, and alerts and notifications.
 
After you download the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store, simply choose your school district name and state and log in with the student's Home Access Center credentials.
 
If you do not have a Home Access Center account and password, please contact your child's enrolled campus for more information.
 
Click here to download:
 
Click here for more information:
  
      PANTHER ATHLETICS     











 

Click here for the athletics website
Click here to order athletic wear.
 WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!      
 
We are so lucky to have so many wonderful volunteers who make it possible for us to make our school the very best it can be!  Please remember that if you are a returning volunteer, or maybe a first time MISD volunteer, that you must go online to fill out a Volunteer Application and be approved before you can serve in any capacity where you will have contact with students.  Sometimes this takes a couple of weeks, so please do it as soon as possible!  We need you!!!
Click HERE to go directly to the link.
Thank you so very much!  We look forward to having you on our campus!
Note:
Volunteer applications may take up to two weeks to be processed.
If after two weeks you have not been contacted regarding your volunteer status, please contact MISD Human Resources at 469-302-4117. DO NOT contact staff members at schools regarding your volunteer application. Your application is a confidential matter.
Once you are approved, you will be able to volunteer in the district throughout the school year.
    FINE ARTS     
 CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
      FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES     
      
Evan's FCA meets every Tuesday morning (schooldays) at 8:15 in D-119. Everyone is welcome (parents also)!! Please come and bring a friend. 
  
      6th GRADE THEATRE          CLUB     
      
Calling all 6th graders interested in theatre! We will meet every Wednesday from 8:00a.m.-8:25 a.m. when school is in session to play theatre games, learn more about theatre, and end the year with a 6th grade show! We meet in Mrs. Ebs room C114. Please enter the building through the back doors that lead into the fine arts hall. Doors will be locked after 8:10.
   MISD PARENT RESOURCES     
 
For information about McKinney Vento and community resources, please click HERE.
  
IMPORTANT PARENT INFORMATION     
    
Dear Parents,
 
Although some of he following information is not new, we would like to remind you of a few policies we have in place here at Evans Middle School.  We can't thank you enough for your cooperation!
 
*For the safety and security of all MISD students and staff, everyone is required to show government issued ID (driver's license, identification card, passport etc.) upon entering the campus or accessing student information.
 
*In the event your student forgets an item at home, you are welcome to leave it on the cabinet in the front office. Please make sure it is clearly and visibly marked with your student's name. We cannot be responsible for anything left on the cabinet and all food items will be thrown out at 3:45pm. In an effort to keep our classrooms as free from disruption as possible, we will not make phone calls or deliveries to students for items left for pick up.
 
*We are happy to have your student come to the front office to be checked out once you are in the building, but we do not call students in advance. This will keep our students in the classroom as much as possible. If your student is in a fine arts class, lunch or a PE/Athletics class, please allow for additional time when picking them up. Please be sure that the person picking up your student is on your contact list. We will need to see your driver's license every time you enter campus. Thank you in advance for your help with this.
 
*We will not be able to call a classroom for dismissal after 3:15pm in order to minimize disruption at the end of the school day. If you must pick your student up at the end of the day, please arrive in plenty of time to meet this deadline. We appreciate your understanding.
 
*While you are welcome to bring lunch up to school for your child, bringing food to anyone other than your student is prohibited. This is a federally mandated directive.
MISD COMMUNITY FOLDER
Welcome to McKinney ISD's Community Folder. The Community Folder is the electronic communications where school related, non-school related and non-profit organizations may post their information that may be of interest or benefit of students and parents. The information here has been submitted to and approved by the McKinney ISD Communications Department. Check back often for the latest opportunities and information from our community. Listings in this area do not constitute an endorsement of any agency, group, organization or business by McKinney ISD.

For Events Sponsored By Outside Organizations:

McKinney ISD does not sponsor, endorse, or assume any responsibility for this event/program. To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact the sponsoring organization. For general questions or concerns related to the use of facilities by non-district organizations, please contact the campus principal.
 click here for more information. 
  

VOLUNTARY STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE     

Attention Parents:      

 
Under State Law , school districts are not liable for accidents which occur in schools. It is important to
understand the school/district IS NOT responsible for medical payments or bills for your child.
If your child is injured during ANY SCHOOL, ATHLETIC OR UIL SPONSORED ACTIVITY , all
medical charges are YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
The school district has purchased a supplemented accident polic y which covers the students for
UIL activities. This is a limited benefit polic y and any charges not covered by this policy are your
responsibility.
For the benefit of parents who do not have insurance or have limited health insurance, the school
district is making available a VOLUNTARY STUDENT/ATHLETIC ACCIDENT INSURANCE
PLAN .

Please click HERE to print this brochure in both English and Spanish with enrollment information.
You can sign up online by going to www.sas-mn.com

  
CAFETERIA INFORMATION AND MENUS     

 

Click HERE for a printable LUNCH MENU

Click HERE for a printable BREAKFAST MENU

    

CLICK ON THE ARTICLE TITLE TO OPEN
LAST CHANCE TO GET A YEARBOOK!
ORDER YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR NEXT YEAR NOW!
CAMPUS ENTRY PROCEDURES; PLEASE READ
EVANS EVENTS
UPDATE YOUR STUDENT'S INFORMATION BEFORE SCHOOL ENDS
WILL YOUR CHILD TAKE DRIVERS ED THIS SUMMER?
PTO BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED
PLEASE RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS
PLEASE PICK UP STUDENT MEDS
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CLASSES FOR ADVANCEMENT
MHS PRIDE CAMP FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN
TEXAS LIONS CAMP
HOME ACCESS CENTER IS NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
PANTHER ATHLETICS
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION INFORMATION
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
6th GRADE THEATRE CLUB
PARENT RESOURCES; MCKINNEY VENTO AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
IMPORTANT PARENT INFORMATION
MISD COMMUNITY FOLDER
STUDENT VOLUNTARY ACCIDENT INSURANCE
MAY LUNCH MENU