What a great pep rally we had on Wednesday! It is always fun to see our Panther spirit fill the gym.
We are in full swing with upcoming events, so please check the calendar of events in our newsletter so you don't miss anything.
The deadline for our school fundraiser is Tuesday, October 10th. Please make sure to turn those order forms in by that day. Thank you so much to all who participated!
Don't forget Monday is a student holiday. Our teachers will be working hard to prepare some engaging lessons for the upcoming quarter.
Progress report deadline for 6 weeks is today. You will be able to view your child's IPR on Tuesday morning. This is also a UIL check, so if your child is involved in fine arts and/or athletics and is not passing at this time, they will not be able to participate in activities, events, and/or games until the end of the grading period (October 20th).
Parent Conference Day is October 30th. If you want to meet with your child's teacher(s), please feel free to send a request to them.
Just a reminder that Canvas is new to our campus which includes being new to our teachers. This has been a learning opportunity for all of us. The expectation from me to teachers is that every class is updating the main course calendar. Some teachers have uploaded modules but that is not my expectation at this time. I appreciate your patience as we learn together.
Students are not allowed to take pictures/videos at school. Students will be asked to delete pictures or videos taken. Please help us as we continue to monitor this expectation. Thanks a ton!!
Have a wonderful weekend,
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Our fundraiser ends next Tuesday, October 10th. The money earned from this fundraiser will go directly back to our school. Here are some of the things we will provide based on the results of the fundraiser: IMPACT Celebration at the end of the year (co-funded with PTO), IMPACT Breakfast, Donuts with Darla, Academic Excellence Award Night in the spring, Panther Privilege Time supplies, and we are looking to add a courtyard area in the back of the building that has picnic tables and such for students to earn time sitting outside for lunch with their friends. Your support is greatly appreciated.
to learn how you can place orders online and how family and friends can also participate. You will have to register your student for a seller ID# before they can have friends and family shop for them. The Evans order code is: 170504200. Thank you so much to all who are participating!
October 10th Fundraiser Ends
October 12th Orchestra Beginner Informance
October 16th Fall Choir Concert 6-8p in the cafeteria
October 21st MISD Holiday Bazaar at MHS
Bedrooms, Backpacks & Beyond
October 23rd Fall Orchestra Concert
October 25-29 Red Ribbon Week
October 30th Parent Conference Day-No School
for a complete Calendar of Events with information about times and venues.
Sponsor: Amber Stephens
Sponsor: Angie Stadler
Sponsors: Robyn May
6th Grade Theatre Club:
Meets every Wednesday morning (schooldays) from 8:00-8:25 in C114
Sponsor: Jeni Eberhard
FCA Meets Tuesday mornings @ 8:15a in Mrs. Williams' room, D119 (school days beginning September 12th)
Sponsors: Camille Williams
Meets every Tuesday (schooldays) from 3:45 until 5p in D104
Sponsor: Josiah McDowell
SOAR Girls Club:
Meets every Monday (schooldays beginning September 25th) from 3:50-4:30p in the D101.
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.
October 6th Progress Report
October 20th End of Quarter 1; Grades Due
October 27th Report Cards viewable on HAC
November 11th Progress Report
December 8th Progress Report
December 22nd End of Quarter 2; Grades Due
January 13th Report Cards viewable on HAC
January 29th Progress Report
February 16th Progress Report
March 9th End of Quarter 3; Grades Due
March 24th Report Cards viewable on HAC
April 6th Progress Report
April 26th Progress Report
June 7th End of Quarter 4; Grades Due
June 14th Final Report Card viewable on HAC
|THERE'S STILL TIME TO ORDER FALL PICTURES!
Did you forget to order your student's fall pictures? No worries! There is still time. The online order system will no longer work for you, but you can call their customer care line at 1-800-348-4360 to order. Don't miss out on the memories!
RED RIBBON WEEK
Red Ribbon Week is Oct 23-27th. Evans needs volunteers to give out prizes at lunch time everyday that week. Instructions and prizes will be in the concession stand. There are 3 lunch times per day. The first time slot is set 10 min before lunch to get everything set up. Please sign up.
INTERNET SAFETY WITH SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER MO MESSNER
OCTOBER 25, 2017 * 6:30 PM * LIBRARY
Elementary parents are welcome to attend. Please join us! Childcare is provided. Due to adult nature of topic, no minors may attend the presentation.
BOX TOP CONTEST
Box Tops isn't just for elementary schools! Part of the PTO budget is from your donations of Box Tops. The student who donates the most Box Tops between now and Friday, Oct. 20, will receive a free Evans hoodie. 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. All Box Tops must be turned in by Oct. 20 to be eligible for the prize.
WRITE-A-CHECK CAMPAIGN UPDATE
Thanks to everyone who participated in our first Write-a-Check fundraiser. We raised about $6,100 with your support, with 100 percent of the proceeds staying at Evans to provide for student assemblies, teacher classroom grants, the school-wide IMPACT celebration, parent education programs, and much more! We didn't reach our $8,000 goal to fully fund all of our programs. If you didn't get a chance to donate, it's not too late! Visit our website at www.evanspto.com.
Thanks for supporting our hassle-free fundraiser!
BECOME A PTO MEMBER!
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
TIME TO SHOW YOUR EVANS SPIRIT AND MAYBE WIN A PRIZE!
Stop at the concession stand during lunch on any of the following dates. If you are wearing spirit wear you get a ticket in our drawing. You can also purchase spirit wear at this time or pick up your order. Anyone who picks up an order gets a ticket. See you soon and good luck!
Spirit wear sales dates for 2017-18:
EVANS FOOTBALL CONCESSION STAND VOLUNTEERS
Evans PTO needs volunteers to help run the Evans football concessions stand at home games. The games are on Tuesday evenings at McKinney High School. Even volunteering for just one shift would make a tremendous impact. We also need high school volunteers so if you have a high school student who needs service hours, here is an opportunity. All concession stand volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. If you have any questions, please contact Priscilla Harvey at
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!!!
|BACKPACKS, BEDROOMS & BEYOND
NAVIANCE- What is it? A college and career portal for use in grades 6-12
OR access the link from the Evans Website
You or your child can log in with the username and password of S followed by the ID number.
"Tell no one what I've given you."
Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn-with maybe an explosion or two along the way.
But when a mysterious cult begins to prey on London's apothecaries, the trail of murders grows closer and closer to Blackthorn's shop. With time running out, Christopher must use every skill he's learned to discover the key to a terrible secret with the power to tear the world apart.
The library has the following required reads for sale:
King George: What is his Problem?
$10.00 8th Grade PreAP Social Studies
Make Way for Sam Houston $7.00 7th Grade PreAP Social Studies
6th Grade GT ELAR
How I Came to Be a Writer $7.00
Leaving Glorytown $19.00
The Red Umbrella $10.00
Media Resource Specialist
Examining Your Medicine Cabinet
You wouldn't eat spoiled food but when it comes to your medicine cabinet, you probably aren't as picky. Expired medications are not only less effective, but in some cases, can be dangerous. Here are some tips to use when evaluating the contents of your medicine cabinet.
- In doubt? Throw it out: Always discard expired medications. No expiration date? Throw it out!
- Keep your medicine in a cool, dry location: Heat & humidity can cause medications to deteriorate more quickly.
- Store medications in their original containers: This allows you to easily find the expiration date and dosage information.
- Review patient information you receive with your medications: This provides much needed information on your prescription medications.
Keeping your medicine cabinet in tip-top shape will help you stay that way too!
Nancy Yarbrough BSN RN
Click here for the athletics website
Click here to order athletic wear.
Second Language Learners can now attend tutoring on Monday's after school in Mrs. Wooters room -E116.
After school tutoring will begin Monday October 16 from 3:50- 4:50 after school. A late bus will be provided, and will drop students at their zoned elementary school or outlying area.
More information will be sent home to parents about this opportunity.
Plan now to attend tutoring with Mrs. Wooters, Monday's after school.
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!
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.
| 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.
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.
SOAR is a club for all girls at Evans. It meets Mondays right after school in room D101 until 4:40.
Our first meeting of this year is September 25
th. Hope to see you there!
Mrs. DeLisle and Mrs. French
|IMPORTANT PARENT INFORMATION
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.
The award winning MNHS Debate Dawgs will be hosting a Speech & Debate camp on Saturday, October 14th at MNHS. If you are interested in learning more about speech and debate please join us for this fun day! We will teach you the techniques to be successful as an argumentation debater, congressional debater, public speaker or acting interpreter. This camp is open to all MISD students grades 7-11. $20 per camper. Your participation in the camp makes you eligible to start competing THIS Spring and could place you in an advanced Debate class as a Freshman! Flyers are available at the front office.
|MCKINNEY GIFTED & TALENTED ALLIANCE FAMILY NIGHT
Want to learn cutting-edge and insightful information on how to better support your child(ren) throughout their educational journey? Our panel of speakers not only speak to the academically gifted, but to all students trying to manage their strengths and academics. This is a family event. Middle school children can participate in fun hands-on enrichment activities or choose to enjoy educational topics in our breakout sessions along side their parents. Have siblings of other ages? The enrichment activities are open to K-8th, and high school students are encouraged to attend the parent breakout sessions.
Registration deadline is Friday, September 29th
|JOHN AND JUDY GAY LIBRARY FALL EVENTS
Comic Book Fight Club - Every Wednesday at 4:30pm
Discuss comic books and graphic novels! We'll discuss our favorite characters, play games, and create comic book related crafts.
Animanga Club - Every Thursday at 5pm
Do you like Naruto? Dragonball? Hunter X Hunter? Want to discuss anime with other fans? Join Animanga club! Watch episodes of anime, talk about your favorite manga, make animanga-inspired crafts, and hang out with other fans.
Teen Special: Texas Chess Association - Friday, September 22nd at 4:30pm
Learn how to play chess from the pros! The Texas Chess Association will be presenting who they are, what they do, and teaching you the basics.
Teen Special: Silent Library Scavenger Hunt - Friday, September 29th at 4:30pm
Compete in teams to complete the scavenger hunt. But you have to stay quiet or you'll run out of time!
Teen Special: Toy Hacking - Friday, October 6th at 4:30pm
Create new toys out of old ones! See what happens when you combine two toys together!
All programs are free to attend. We encourage pre-registration on our website (so we know how many to expect), but attendees are also welcome to just show up.
| LOVE & LOGIC PARENT CLASSES
McKinney ISD is offering Love and Logic classes at no cost to MISD parents. Registration is required. Love and Logic parenting classes are for parents wanting have loving relationships with their children by setting limits, avoiding power struggles and guiding their children to become problem solvers. The curriculum supports families with children from birth through the teen years.
Class sessions include three fall sessions and three spring sessions. Each session meets on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. for four consecutive weeks.
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.
for more information.
Click here for a printable flyer.
|VOLUNTARY STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
Under State Law
school districts are not liable for accidents which occur in schools.
is important to
understand the school/district IS NOT responsible for medical payments or bills for your child.
your child is injured during ANY SCHOOL, ATHLETIC OR UIL SPONSORED ACTIVITY
medical charges are YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
The school district has purchased a supplemented accident polic
which covers the students for
UIL activities. This is a limited benefit polic
and any charges not covered by this policy are your
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
to print this brochure in both English and Spanish with enrollment information.
|CAFETERIA INFORMATION AND MENUS
Click HERE for a printable LUNCH MENU
Click HERE for a printable BREAKFAST MENU