EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #35
May 11, 2018
 
Dear Panther Parents,
 
What a successful year for our new initiative of Panther Privilege Time (PPT). Students and teachers alike have had a great time with this and we plan to continue it next year. When you drive up to our school, please check out the beautifully re-designed memorial garden out front. Thanks to one of our PPT groups, led by Mr. Cohen, for helping to revive this beautiful area.
 
STAAR testing round 2 is next week. Please make sure your child gets ample rest and eats healthy leading up to these tests. They are prepared and ready to go...let's go show our stuff!!
Monday- 6th/7th grade Math and retest for 8th grade Math SSI
Tuesday- 6th/7th grade Reading and retest for 8th Reading SSI
Wednesday- 8th grade Science
Thursday- 8th grade History
 
IMPACT Celebration is May 25th. Each grade level will have 2 hours to go outside for a field day type opportunity. It is such fun! More info to come next Friday.
 
As we wind down the year, please keep in mind dress code still applies, tardies still count, and attendance is very important. Let's make the end of the year the absolute best we have ever had!!
 
Happy Friday,
Darla








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   STAAR TESTING NEXT WEEK
      
Dear Parents,
Next week is STAAR testing. Monday and Tuesday is 6th and 7th grade Math and Reading. Wednesday and Thursday is 8th grade Science and Social Studies.
All students need to be on time with a pencil and a book to read.
6th and 7th graders will need to bring a lunch or purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Lunch times will be different and there will be no deliveries of lunches.  Cell phones will need to be placed in student lockers or they will be collected and not returned until all testing is completed!  8th graders will have their normal lunchtimes upon completion of their tests.
Please also know that we will not be able to allow visitors on campus next week while we are testing.
Thank you for your support!
 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
May 11th              6th Grade Theatre Club Show   7p
May 11th              Pantherette Spring Showcase
May 14th              STAAR Testing 6th & 7th Math & 8th Grade Retest 
May 15th              STAAR Testing 6th & 7th Grade Reading & 8th Grade Retest
May 16th              STAAR Testing 8th Grade Science
May 17th              STAAR Testing 8th Grade Social Studies
May 17th              Theatre Awards Celebration   7p
May 17th               Shot Van at Lawson Early Childhood Center   5-7pm
May 18th             MEF Roughrider Night
May 25th             IMPACT Celebration Day
May 30th             ESL Field Trip to Dallas Aquarium
May 31st              Advanced Theatre Student Directed Shows  7p
June 5th               8th Grade Celebration
June 6th               Locker Clean-Out
June 7th               Last Day of School
June 8th               Panther Prep Academy for incoming 6th Graders
Aug. 14th             Meet the Teacher Night
Aug. 20th             First Day of School

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


 UIL ACADEMICS FIELD TRIP     
UIL Academics Field Trip
When:  Wednesday, May 23rd
Where:  Six Flags Over Texas
Time:  9a-4:30p (meet in the cafeteria by 8:45a)
Cost:  $35 cash or check made out to Evans Middle School
EXTRA:  Lunch $12 (in advance) or bring money for food to buy at the park.
DUE BY OR BEFORE Friday, May 11th to Coach Walker
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
     
 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?
      
 I 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     
 
PTO Board Members Needed
  
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:
 
Teacher Appreciation ... what's more fun than recognizing the contributions of our staff with a few special events each year? A detailed book is available with past events/costs/volunteer needs, etc.
 
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.
 
8th Grade Activities ... help us celebrate our 8th graders at this special end-of-the-year event. This is another limited time activity.
 
Please email julieluton67@gmail.com ASAP if you'd be interested in helping. We'd like to have a full board to vote on at our May 11th general meeting. We need you, and it's so rewarding to be such a big part of our school.

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. The student who donates the most Box Tops between now and Friday, May 18, will receive two free passes to any Cinemark Theatre. If you have already submitted
Box Tops since our last contest, we are keeping track!
 
 
 
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  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!!!
    COUNSELOR'S CORNER     

8 th graders and parents,
If you are interested in taking a high school class this summer for advancement, early registration has begun and goes through May 18 th.
District registration will be June 25 th and 26 th at McKinney High.
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
Your student should come by the counseling office to pick up the information and registration form. Once the student has registered, you can pay online or with a check (made out to McKinney ISD) with Cathy DeLisle ( cdelisle@mckinneyisd.net).
Courses available for acceleration are Art 1A and 1B, Outdoor education, Team Sports, Professional communications.
Courses available online for acceleration are Health, Professional Communications, Foundations of Personal Fitness, Psychology, Sociology.
  
Cathy DeLisle
Evans Counselor, alpha A-K
469-302-7161

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.
      MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER    
 
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR!!
 
Please help your child locate any lost books he or she has on her account!
 
All Books Due Back By May 31!

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.
MISD MEF ROUGHRIDER NIGHT     
      
LET'S PLAY BALL!!
 
McKinney Education Foundation Rough Rider Night will be May 18th!
 
Please join us as we cheer on the Frisco Rough Riders for a cause on Friday, May 18! Every ticket sold supports the McKinney Education Foundation and therefore the students and staff of McKinney Independent School District. You can buy your tickets at https://groupmatics.events/event/McKinneyisd
SCOPE SUMMER SCHOLARS CAMP     
      
Dear Parents,
We are excited to announce SCOPE, McKinney ISD's summer scholars camp, hosted by the Gifted and Talented Department and the McKinney Gifted and Talented Alliance.
Students who enjoy challenging their minds and continuing to extend their learning during the summer in a fun, fast-paced environment, may be interested in the sessions being offered.
 
MISD children entering grades 2-9 in the fall are eligible to participate. 
 
Click the link below to for further information about this summertime learning experience. 
 
For additional information please see the linked website.
 
Karen J. Green, M.Ed.
McKinney ISD Coordinator Gifted and Talented
1351 N. Hardin Road
McKinney, TX 75071
Twitter: @KarenGreen5
 
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:
  
FRESHMAN LAPTOP MEETINGS     
      
  
      PANTHER ATHLETICS     











 

Click here for the athletics website
Click here to order athletic wear.
      ESL STUDENT TUTOR BUS     
      
Second Language Learners can now attend  tutoring on Monday's after school in Mr. Perez' 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 Mr. Perez, Monday's after school.
 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
STAAR TESTING NEXT WEEK
ORDER YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR NEXT YEAR NOW!
CAMPUS ENTRY PROCEDURES; PLEASE READ
EVANS EVENTS
UIL ACADEMICS FIELD TRIP TO SIX FLAGS
MHS PRIDE CAMP FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN
TEXAS LIONS CAMP
PLEASE UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION
WILL YOUR CHILD TAKE DRIVERS ED THIS SUMMER?
PTO BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION
MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER
PLEASE PICK UP STUDENT MEDS
MEF ROUGHRIDER NIGHT
SCOPE SUMMER SCHOLARS CAMP
HOME ACCESS CENTER IS NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
FRESHMAN LAPTOP MEETINGS
PANTHER ATHLETICS
TUTORING FOR ESL STUDENTS
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