Dear Panther Parents,
Is it cold enough for you out there? Gotta love Texas! One day it is 70 and the next it is 30. I, for one, am excited that the groundhog didn't see his shadow! Bring on the springtime!!
Our annual Middle School Open House and Parent Registration Night will take place on February 21st. Open House will be from 5-6:30, and there will be an incoming 7th & 8th grade parent meeting from 6-6:30, and an incoming 6th grade parent meeting at 7. We hope have a great turnout this year!
A special thanks to our PTO for hosting another successful Parent Enrichment Night. Our counselors, along with two guest crisis counselors, presented informative and relevant breakout sessions. Can't wait to see what next year's sessions bring.
I hope everyone stays warm this weekend.
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Feb. 9th Basketball B & C Team Tournaments
Feb. 12th Deadline for HS Cheer /Mascot APPs @ 5:30p
Feb. 13th AVID 7 College Trip to UNT
Feb. 14th STUCO Meeting 8:15am
Feb. 15th Book Fair Begins!
Feb. 14 & 15 Basketball-A Team Disctric Tournament
Feb. 18th Student Holiday/Staff Workday
Feb. 19-22 Tennis Tryouts
Feb. 19th UIL Academic District Meet
Feb. 19th Track Parent Meeting 6pm
Feb. 19th Drill Team Parent Meeting 6:30p
Feb. 20th Orchestra Concert 7-9pm
Feb. 21st Spirit Wear sold during lunches
Feb. 21st UIL Academic District Meet
Feb. 21st MISD Blood Drive 2-5pm @ Central Office
Feb. 21st Middle School Open House and Parent Registration Meeting
Feb. 22nd Counselor's Coffee in the Library 9-10am
Feb. 22nd Deadline for MS Cheerleader/Mascot Applications @ 3:30pm
Feb. 22nd Theatre; One Act Play 7-8pm
Feb. 23rd Theatre; One Act Play 7-9
Feb. 23rd UIL Academic District Meet
Feb. 25th District Poetry Slam
Feb. 25th Tennis Parent Meeting 6pm
Feb. 26th Registration Forms Due for Current 6th and 7th Graders
Feb. 26th Dress For Success
Feb. 26-27 Cheerlearder/Mascot Tryout Clinic 3:45-5:45pm
Mar. 4th Cheerleader/Mascot Tryouts 3:45-5:45pm
Mar. 5th Applications Due for Next Year Classes
Mar. 6th Cheerleader/Mascot Tryouts 3:45-5:45pm
Mar. 8th Cheerleader/Mascot Tryouts 3:45-8pm
Mar. 22nd Drill Team Tryouts
for a complete Calendar of Events with information about times and venues.
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.
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.
VALENTINE'S DAY DELIVERIES
Reminder - Student Delivery Policy
With Valentine's Day approaching we would like to remind
everyone our policy of not accepting student deliveries.
Pease make arrangements for student gift exchanges to take place outside of school. Students are not permitted to carry flowers, stuffed animals, balloons, etc. to class and the front office simple does not have room to store the overwhelming amount of items for them to be picked up at the end of the day.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
WINTER ILLNESS GUIDELINES TO RETURN TO SCHOOL
We would like to remind all parents of the importance of keeping sick children home. When a student comes to school ill, he/she can spread illness by coughing, touching his/her nose/mouth and then touching objects that other students come in contact with.
Remember that fever is not the only sign of true illness and that fever is usually a late sign of an illness, or an illness that is progressing.
If your child is out sick remember to always send in a note from the Dr. or a parent note.
MISD Health policies are in place to help ensure a healthy school where students can learn and grow. Please take a moment to review the exclusions that are listed below.
Guidelines for Returning to School after an Illness
In order to minimize the number of children that are ill, we ask you to please consider the following guidelines when making your decision to let your child attend school or return to school after an illness.
A student with any of the following symptoms must be excluded from school until such time as the student is free from symptoms.
- Temperature of 100.0 degrees or more. Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry (Texas Administrative Code)
- Vomiting (not related to a single event such as gagging, positioning, mucus, running after eating, or eating spicy food) Student must be symptom free for 24 hours, without medication before reentry
- Diarrhea, of two or more loose or watery stools; all students must be diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of medications before re- entry (Texas Administrative Code)
- Pain and/or swelling at angle of jaw
- Undetermined rash over any part of the body accompanied by fever
- Under diagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp
- Red, draining eyes
- Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection
- Open, draining lesions or wounds
See McKinney ISD Lice guidelines
A vaccine preventable illness in question will require a physician's note for re- entry (pertussis, mumps, measles, etc.).
MCKINNEY, TX - The community of McKinney invites you to a weekend of events to honor institutions that have made contributions to the McKinney community, particularly the Black Community of old.
This year's honorees include:
Ross Cemetery, E.S. Doty School, United Day Nursery, McKinney Housing Authority, Leonard Evans, Jr. Middle School, Jesse McGowen, Jr. Elementary, Albert and Iola Lee Davis Malvern Elementary, Reuben Johnson Elementary, Holy Family School, North Texas Job Corps, the City Council Legacy of Willie James Wattley, Jr., the Poetry of Ms. Jessie Polite, NAACP, Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce and Hwy 5, which has a life of her own.
The downtown McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) will host a pre-event on Saturday, February 23rd, from 2-4pm to showcase photos/artifacts from McKinney's past. Portraits of key Black leaders in McKinney's history will be unveiled at 2:15pm.
This McKinney Black History Celebration Weekend will conclude with a community celebration on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4pm in the Faubion Middle School Auditorium, located at 2000 Rollins Street in McKinney. A documentary of "truth telling" will be released and includes stories from long-time McKinney residents, as well as community leaders who speak to the progression of the community.
These events are free and open to the community. For additional information, please contact Beth Bentley at 214.498.3540 or
Valentine's Day is February 14th and many of you are starting to shop for gifts. This is a great opportunity to increase Evans Middle School PTO's AmazonSmile donations by reminding all of you to shop at
. Use the banner below in email, social media, and on your website to spread the word to your donors, staff, and volunteers.
SPIRIT WEAR SALES
Spirit wear will be sold during lunches. The dates for Spirit Wear sales are:
February 21 (at 6th grade registration meeting)
Please follow the Evans PTO on Facebook at: @evanspto
Please visit our website for spirit wear orders or to join the PTO at: evanspto.com
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL 2019-2020 CHEERLEADER AND MASCOT SIGN-UP INFORMATION
Click Here for Middle School Guidelines.
Click Here for Middle and High School Tryout Information.
|TWO NEW WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL
It's easier than ever for you to make a difference at Evans! We have two new ways for you to support our school while you shop, without any extra cost to you.
Do you shop at Kroger? Evans Middle School PTO is now enrolled with Kroger's Community Rewards program. If you already have a Kroger Rewards Card, log in to your account at www.kroger.com and then click Enroll. You can search for Evans Middle School PTO or enter our code, AF012. New users will need to create an account, which requires some basic information, a valid email address, and a Rewards Card. You must have a registered Kroger Rewards Card account to link it to our school. If you don't have a card, they a
re available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. Then each time you shop at Kroger, swipe your card or use the phone number related to your card. Then PTO will take the proceeds to help our students and staff!
When you shop through Amazon Smile, Evans Middle School PTO will receive 0.5% of most purchases to fund programs, events, and grants at our school. To get started, designate Evans PTO as your charitable organization by going to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-1206927. Then every time you shop, start at smile.amazon.com and our school will benefit (at no cost to you!).
Please share these ways to support Evans Middle School with friends. Thanks for your support!
In middle school, words aren't just words. They can be weapons. They can be gifts. The right words can win you friends or make you enemies. They can come back to haunt you. Sometimes they can change things forever.
When cell phones are banned at Branton Middle School, Frost and his friends Deedee, Wolf, and Bench come up with a new way to communicate: leaving sticky notes for each other all around the school. It catches on, and soon all the kids in school are leaving notes-though for every kind and friendly one, there is a cutting and cruel one as well.
As the sticky-note war escalates, and the pressure to choose sides mounts, Frost soon realizes that after this year, nothing will ever be the same.
Media Resource Specialist
For those of you who may have missed the parent presentation for high school parents regarding registering for 9th grade, please click here to access the power point.
Counselor, Students with last names L-Z
Remember that we have a college and career portal called Naviance for all McKinney ISD students grade 6-12. The new link is on the Evans homepage or can be found here:
The user id and password are s and student ID number.
|ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT COURSE REGISTRATION FOR CURRENT 8th GRADERS
Parents of 8th graders:
If your child is interested in taking a class online, registration has begun. The class will run February 4th - May 17th. the cost is $220 per course. Courses available are Health, Foundations of PE, Professional communications, Psychology and Sociology. Send payment by check (made out to McKinney ISD), cash or money order to Cathy DeLisle, counselor. If you have questions, you can email Cathy at
Evans Counselor, alpha A-K
Important info for next semester
6th Graders need to update Shots
this school year to attend 7th grade next year. Winter break is a great time to go get those vaccines. 6th graders need to have a Tetanus Booster and a Meningococcal vaccine within the past 5 years to be compliant for 7th grade.
Nancy Yarbrough BSN, RN
Evans Middle School Nurse
Click here for the athletics website
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.
|NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
NJHS has a new website. Please go take a look and see when the next meeting is, what projects we are working on and more.
Meetings are from 8:15-8:45 in Learning Commons.
| FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
We are a student led group of athletes and non-athletes who enjoy getting together each week for a time of fellowship and a quick devotional. We meet each Tuesday at 8:15am in room D119. Please come join us.
Any 6th grader interested in theatre is welcome to join 6th grade theatre club! It meets Mondays from 8:00-8:30 in Mrs. Ebs room C114. We'll play theatre games, work on characterization and learn a lot about the world of theatre. At the end of the year we'll perform a play! Please enter through the rear cafeteria doors from 7:50-8:00.
Evans Theatre Director
for a printable lunch menu
for a printable breakfast menu
To set up a lunch account to get low balance notifications and pre-pay for lunches, click
A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the uniform classroom response to any incident. Weather events, fires, accidents, intruders and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and trained for by all McKinney ISD schools and District Administration and staff. Historically, schools have taken this scenario-based approach to respond to hazards and threats. Each McKinney ISD classroom is furnished with the Standard Response Protocol poster that provides teachers with readily accessible response procedures and provides information during a crisis event. The attached handout explains Standard Response Protocol that is taught to students, faculty and staff.
Please click the link below to view the Standard Response Protocol parent handout.
Due to a variety of safety concerns related to food allergies and campus safety and security,
McKinney ISD will no longer allow students to utilize food delivery services at school. This includes services such as Uber Eats, Doordash and direct restaurant delivery. However, parents/guardians will still be permitted to drop food off for their children.
This rule does not apply to deliveries organized by McKinney ISD faculty or a teacher serving as a sponsor of a student organization. We appreciate your cooperation in our efforts to create a safe and secure environment for students.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices.
McKinney ISD Communications
and Support Service
|STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
You have the opportunity to purchase accident insurance for your student while they are in school or at a school function. Please click here, or stop by the front office and pick up a pamphlet for more information.
For information about McKinney Vento and community resources, please click
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.