EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #1
July 31, 2018
 
Dear 2018-2019 Panther Parents and Guardians,
 
We are so excited to begin another great school year!!  It feels like the summer was a bit short, but hopefully everyone is well-rested and ready to get started.  My summer took a bit of a turn when I tore my calf muscle on the FIRST DAY OF SUMMER...ugh!  Going on 7 weeks in a boot, but hey, we still made the most of it.  Gage ran some summer track and Payton enjoyed some much deserved downtime with friends and family.  
 
My daughter has to report back to South Carolina this week (sad mommy moment) and my son is a Senior this year at North.  How is that possible?? Enjoy these middle school moments and memories, for these crucial years are gone in a flash. 

Please pay special attention to this first newsletter because it has some very important news about registration, proof of residence, Meet the Teacher Night, our community picnic, and much more.  Scroll down to the "Evans Events" article and click on the link for the Calendar of Events.  If you have any questions about upcoming events, please don't hesitate to call the front office at 469-302-7100. 

Within the next few days you will be receiving an email from MISD with a snap code and  instructions on how to complete your student's registration update.  It is important that you complete this in a timely manner as quickly as possible so that your student will be ready to start the school year!   
 
For those of you who haven't viewed your HAC account in awhile, you are still able to see STAAR results from last year.  When you go into your HAC account, you will receive a Unique code.  Once you have this code, you can click here to get directly to the TEA website and access scores and other STAAR information and updates.  
 
There are many reasons I am excited for the upcoming year, but my favorite reason is that our incoming 8th grade group is my first group of kiddos to have as the proud Principal of Evans.  It has been incredible seeing them grow from young pups to the big 8th graders they have become.  I can't wait to see what the year has in store for all of our amazing Panthers.  
 
Go Panthers!
Darla


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      EVANS EVENTS     
  UPCOMING EVENTS
Aug. 14th             Athletic Equipment Pick-Up  3-4p
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.

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.


September 7                   IPR (Interim Progress Report)

September 28                 IPR

October 12                     Quarter 1 RC (Report Card)

November 2                   IPR

November 30                 IPR

December 21                 Q2RC

January 28                     IPR

February 15                   IPR

March 8                         Q3RC

April 5                           IPR

April 26                         IPR

May 30                          Q4RC

 

Note:  IPR and RC viewing may not be available until several days after the grading period ends.
 

      SUMMER OFFICE HOURS     
      
 
 
Tuesday through Thursday   8:30-3:00 ( We will be closed from 12-1 for lunch.)
 
There may be some days when we are off campus for meetings.

Please email Kim Oyler at koyler@mckinneyisd.net  or
Darla Jackson at djackson@mckinneyisd.net for assistance.  If you have questions regarding enrolling or registering your student, please email Lynne Wells at lywells@mckinneyisd.net.
      EVANS PTO     
Hello Evans Families!
The Evans PTO would like to welcome you for a very exciting 2018-2019 school year. Last year, the PTO: 
*       Awarded $3000 in teacher grants
*       Sponsored the IMPACT carnival 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 plays a crucial role in helping to create an environment that is nurturing, educational, and exciting for all of our Panthers. Our membership form is attached to this email. Please consider printing out this form and bringing it with you to Meet the Teacher on August 14th. Or go online at evanspto.com.

Upcoming Dates
*       August 14 - Meet the Teacher:  In addition to picking up schedules and meeting teachers, you can pick up school supply packs, order spirit wear, become a PTO member, and help us kick off our check-writing campaign. Again this year we will be offering "early bird hours" from 11 am - 1 pm. (The schedules and teachers will not be available during this time, but you can get spirit wear, membership, and school supplies without the long lines.)

Check-writing Campaign
After overwhelming parent feedback, we are again offering a check-writing campaign as our fundraiser ... NO SELLING required.  But, to meet our budget, we need all families to participate. For every $10 donated, your family will receive a raffle entry for some amazing prizes donated by local business. The fundraiser runs until August 31, but we will kick off the fundraiser at Meet the Teacher with a complimentary raffle ticket for each new membership and double tickets for all donations made that day.
Spirit Wear
The Evans PTO is offering new spirit wear as well as bringing back some old favorites. There is a long-sleeved t-shirt option as well as short-sleeved and glitter designs. The order form is attached or you can order online at evanspto.com.
If you'd like to skip the line entirely, you can do everything online at evanspto.com .
We are looking forward to another amazing year at Evans and partnering with our families to keep our school outstanding!

Julie Luton
President, Evans PTO
evansmspto@gmail.com
 
 
 
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.
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
 
 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     
      
 
  
      6th GRADE THEATRE          CLUB     
      
 
   MISD PARENT RESOURCES     
 
For information about McKinney Vento and community resources, please click HERE.
  
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. 
  

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EVANS EVENTS
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
PTO
MHS PRIDE CAMP FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN
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
MISD COMMUNITY FOLDER