EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #14
November 1, 2019

Dear Panther Parents,
 
It is so nice to finally see some sunshine!  Speaking of weather, please keep in mind that our doors do not open until 8:15 in the mornings.  If you drop your kiddo off before this time, please make sure they are dressed accordingly.  On those few occasions when it is bitter cold outside, we will let students into the vestibule around 8:00. 
 
I am incredibly proud of our Panthers yesterday.  EVERY student was respectful and followed the expectations for our "Scare Away Drugs" costume day.  We had SO MUCH FUN!!  Thanks for helping our students make good choices so we could have a great day of fun!!
 
This Wednesday, we have very special guests coming to our campus.  AVID validators will be joining us for the day to see all the amazing things we do here at Evans.  This will be our fourth time to be re-validated which means we have been an AVID National Demonstration School for 9 full years, with three more on the horizon.  Please continue to talk to your kiddo about the importance of using the agenda planner and staying organized.  After all, we are all AVID students at Evans Middle School!
 
November 11th is a student holiday and November 12th is our Internet Safety Night, which is the night that Officer Pruett talks to parents about how to protect our children from the dangers of the internet.  We would love to have you join us that evening.  Thank you, PTO, for hosting this annual event.

Don't forget to set your clocks back 1 hour this weekend.  Yay!  An extra hour of sleep!
 
Happy Friday,
Darla


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      EVANS EVENTS     
Here's what's happening at Evans:

Nov. 2nd                 Volleyball B & C Tournaments
Nov. 3rd                 Daylight Saving Time Begins-Fall Back!
Nov. 5th                  National Junior Honor Society Meeting
Nov. 5th                  Football vs. Prosper Hays MS
Nov. 8th                  Volleyball A Team Tournament
Nov. 9th                  Volleyball A Team Tournament
Nov. 9th                  Band: All-Region Auditions
Nov. 11th                Staff Workday/Student Holiday
Nov. 11th                Band: All-Region Auditions 
Nov. 12th                Basketball Tryouts begin
Nov. 12th                Special Olympics Bowling Tournament
Nov. 12th                Technology Safety Presentation
Nov. 13th                World Kindness Day
Nov. 13th                CTE Tours
Nov. 14th                Evans Live Kind Club
Nov. 14th                The Music Man Performance
Nov. 15th                The Music Man Performance
Nov. 16th                The Music Man Performance
Nov. 18th                Basketball Parent Meeting
Nov. 20th                Boys Basketball vs. Prosper Hays MS
Nov. 21st                 Evans Live Kind Club
Nov. 21st                 Choir Solo & Ensemble
Nov. 21st                 Girls Basketball vs. Prosper Hays MS
Nov. 22nd                Band: All-District Clinic/Concert
Nov. 25-29               Fall Break-Happy Thanksgiving!


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 6
September 27
October 18
November 8
December 6
December 20
January 27 
February 14
March 6
April 3
April 24
May 2 7

Note:  IPR and RC viewing may not be available until several days after the grading period ends.
  
EVANS LIVE KIND CLUB NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Our new Live Kind club is up and running are we are busy in November. We have found though that the students interested prefer the morning meeting, so we are changing ALL Live Kind meetings to Thursday mornings. It will still be twice a month, they will just all be in the morning. Please encourage your students to attend so that we can spread kindness both throughout our campus and our community. Last meeting we made a blanket for an Evans family member that is ill. #emsliveskind
 
Here's what's coming in November.
November 7 th 8:05 D101 Make signs for World Kindness Day
November 13 th 8:05 am Library Welcome students to school on World Kindness Day
November 14 th (our regular meeting) 8:05 D106 Making hygiene packs for the homeless.
November 21 st 8:05 D106
 
Streetside Showers mission is to offer hope and help restore human dignity to the homeless community in the form of a hot shower and personal hygiene care. You can look here for more information or for the list of items they hand out at the showers. But if you would like to send something, send by November 14 th to the counselors office. Examples are travel size soaps, shampoos, shaving creams, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, adult socks, men's boxer briefs and women's cotton bikini underwear. https://streetsideshowers.com
 
 
Cathy DeLisle
Evans Counselor, alpha A-K
469-302-7161


SAFE CELL PHONE & INTERNET USE FOR PARENTS OF TEENS
                                                                                    
Safe Cell Phone and Internet Use
Sponsored by your Evans PTO
 
According to the Pew Research Center fully 95 percent of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45 percent say they are online "almost constantly." With that in mind, please plan to join us in the Evans Library for a presentation by Officer Jason Pruett. He will describe ways to keep all this screen time safer.
Officer Pruett has 12 years of police experience, with the last  9 years serving the McKinney PD.   While at the McKinney PD, he has served as a detective, working with Child Crimes and Crimes Against Persons.
EVANS THEATRE PRESENTS...

8th GRADE YEARBOOK DEDICATION DEADLINE IS TODAY!

Dear 8th Grade Parents,
8th grade dedication ads for the yearbook are coming to a close.
Deadline to order is MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!!  Please click on the graphic above or order dedication services through Jostens.

McKINNEY ISD's NEWS BRIEF
A new edition of McKinney ISD's News Brief is now available online.
In today's edition: National Merit and College Board Recognition, Reunification Process, Mr. Sneller Saves the Day, Congressional Youth Advisory Council, Holiday Bazaar Set for October 26 at MHS, MISD Bus Driver Encourages Kids with Weekly Notes

"HEALTHWHYS"
PTO

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Parent Education Night

Teen Cell Phone Safety

Tuesday, November 12th
 
7-8pm in the Evans Library

Presented by SRO Jason Pruett

Childcare Provided (no minors in  program d/t content)

Open to the entire MISD  community

sponsored by the EMS PTO




There's a new way to collect box tops which means no more cutting them out.  Checkout the video!

Box Tops New App: Scan for your School
Box Tops New App: Scan for your School

The newly updated way to collect Box Tops is so much easier. So now you have no excuse not to collect box tops.  For more information, click HERE.


Sign up to work the concession stand.  High school volunteers are welcome!
 


Miranda Barhydt
PTO President
2019-2020

  
CANNED FOOD ART BENEFITS THE FOOD PANTRY
This year the Art 1 students will be participating in a canned food drive for the Evans Food Pantry. We will be collecting cans to make large sculptures to display in the hallways and then donate them to the Evans Food Pantry Nov 20th. We are collecting from Oct 28th- Nov 15th. We will take any canned food items, but some good items to donate are:

-Canned Pie Filling
-Canned Veggies
-Canned Fruit 
-Canned Cranberry Sauce
-Canned Sweet Potatoes
-Canned Evaporated Milk
-Canned Soups
-Canned Gravy

Students can bring the donations to Room E115 in the morning.
This is a great opportunity for our school to give back to the community. 
Live Kind Panthers!
TWO 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!
EVANS FOOD PANTRY
Please help us restock our shelves!  Donate any non-perishable food to our Evans Food Pantry.  You can drop off items at the front office, or various other designated spots throughout the campus.  Thank you so much!
  
      LEARNING COMMONS
 
 
Thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn't believe Brody Mason's crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster's Hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. He figures Brody's probably just trying to scare him since he's the new kid . . . a "stuck-up snot" from Connecticut. But Daniel's seven-year-old sister Erica has become more and more withdrawn, talking to her lookalike doll. When she disappears into the woods one day, he knows something is terribly wrong. Did the witch strike? Has Erica been "took"?

COUNSELOR'S CORNER
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.

 
      PANTHER ATHLETICS     











  • Athletic Wear orders can be made by turning in form attached with payment.  No online orders this year.
  • Click here for a printable copy of the PE/Athletic clothing order form.
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.
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Click HERE for a printable lunch menu

Click HERE for a printable breakfast menu

 

 

 

      

 CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
JOIN UIL ACADEMICS TODAY!
Dear Parents: This is the time of year when we begin recruiting students who would like to enter the Academic UIL Contest. UIL stands for University Interscholastic League, an organization that governs all athletic and academic contests in the state of Texas. UIL academic programs are designed to support basic curriculum and allow the students to apply what they learn in the classroom. Students do this by selecting a contest(s) to enter, spend a couple of months practicing the concepts weekly under the supervision of a teacher/coach (before or after school), and then compete at two meets. The first will be here at Evans on Dec. 6-7 (after school Friday and throughout the day Saturday). The district meet will be Feb 25, 27, and 29.  

Students may sign up online at www.bit.ly/evansuil

ART - Ms. Lanier
The contest requires the contestant to identify the names of artists and titles of pictures as well as know art history and art elements.
 
Chess Puzzles - Mr. Perez
Contestants in a chess puzzle contest receive a paper-and-pencil test that includes a series of chess boards with pieces in particular positions.  Questions are based on analysis of material or possible moves in each given diagram.
 
Listening - Ms. C. Jackson
Members will be listening to various types of passages and they will complete a test based on what they have heard from a 7 to 10 minute story. You can use your notes to take a 25 question test.
 
Oral Reading - Mr. Perez
This competition allows students to unleash their inner performer by reading literature out loud In practice, students will learn to grow and develop their character and communicate a message to an audience by performing and reading their selected script.  
 
Editorial Writing - Ms. Weller
Designed to develop the persuasive writing skills of students
Students must persuade the reader with their point of view from a chosen prompt
In both practice and competition, contestants will select a prompt and advocate their point of view in 45 minutes.  
 
Modern Oratory - Ms. Stephens Rowan
Designed by having them select a topic, acknowledge both pros and cons with support, and campaign their position. In competition, students will recite their memorized speech in 3 to 6 minutes in a preliminary round, then a final round if they advance.
   
Impromptu Speaking - Ms. Stephens Rowan
Opportunity for students to evaluate speeches, organize ideas, and develop self-confidence by delivering speeches on a variety of topics.  
Sample Topics:
A law should be made that...
Courage is...
Teenagers would be better off...  
 
Dictionary Skills - Ms. C. Jackson
Designed to increase a student's ability to use a dictionary efficiently to find required information. In competition, contestants will take a test of 40 questions based on various subjects using a dictionary. This includes word origins and information from the dictionary's diagrams.  
 
Music Memory - Ms. Stoner
Students will listen to approximately 20 seconds of up to 20 musical selections and identify the name of the major work, selection and the name of the composer .
 
Spelling - Ms. Harp
Designed to further the spelling and vocabulary skills of students through tests.
In competition, contestants will write down words given by the pronouncer.
   
Ready writing - Ms. A. Boykin
Helps students refine their writing skills and build upon learned writing abilities.
Students must choose between 2 prompts, decide their method based on the purpose, audience, etc., and write their selection in 2 hours.  
 
Maps, Graphs, and Charts - Coach Armstrong
Designed to help students extract information from a variety of maps, graphs, and charts.
In practice, students will use their atlases in order to answer questions and develop skills such as using scales and legends.  
 
Social Studies - Coach Estes
Test topics defined by yearly-updated study outline 40 questions in 30 minutes Test content taken from state-adopted text books and identified primary sources  
 
Science - Coach Bradham
Designed to test students' knowledge of science. Subjects include: matter, ecology, genetics, and space. In competition, contestants will take a 35 question test based on scientific curriculum

Calculator Applications - Coach Corcoran    
Designed to stimulate the development of mathematical and calculator skills. In competition, participants will take a test with 80 problems in 30 minutes. The test may include: addition, roots, geometric problems, & powers.
 
 
Mathematics - Ms. Mann
Students learn to further their mathematical skills that may help them in their future careers Tests include, but not limited to: numeration systems, probability, integers, fractions, etc.
 
 
Number Sense - Ms. C. Williams
Designed to develop students' capability to make quick mental math calculations. In practice, students will learn how to mentally compute various concepts including: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and proportions.

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 5th at 8:15am in the library.  

Miranda Sedlacek
 
      STUDENT COUNCIL     
Evans Middle Sc hool Student Council
Mission : to provide leadership opportunities for interested students
by planning and managing projects and activities that will lead our
student body in community service, school pride, and school spirit.

Meetings are held once a month at 8:15 a.m. on 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/16,
2/13, 3/19, 4/9 and 5/7.


      FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES     
      
Fellowship of Christian Athletes

If you would like to Join our Remind group!  Just text @evansmsfca to 81010.


You don't have to be an athlete to join!

FCA meets every Tuesday morning at 8:15 in D219.  A snack will be provided and everyone is welcome to join!


Co-Sponsors:
Camille Williams cwilliams@mckinneyisd.net
Chandler Jackson  cjackson@mckinneyisd.net
Coach Estes restes@mckinneyisd.net
Allie Boykin  aboykin@mckinneyisd.net
 
  
      6th GRADE THEATRE          CLUB     
6th Grade Theatre Club (6TC) will meet every Wednesday from 8:-8:30 in C114.  6TC is open to any 6th grader interested in theatre. We'll play theatre games, learn more about the world of theatre, and end our year with a 6th grade only showcase! Please enter through the new back fine arts doors. See Mrs. Ebs with any questions.
 
Jeni Eberhard
Evans Theatre Director
Evansmstheatre.com
 
      WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?     
      SCHOOL SAFETY     
      
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.
 
  
   STUDENT FOOD DELIVERY     
      
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.
 
Bobbi Hanna
Office Manager
McKinney ISD Communications
    and Support Service
Office: 469-302-4095
Fax: 469-302-4103
  
   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
LIVE KIND CLUB NEEDS YOU!!
PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT; TEEN INTERNET AND CELL PHONE SAFETY
EVANS THEATRE PRESENTS.....
8th GRADE YEARBOOK DEDICATION DEADLINE COMING SOON!
McKINNEY ISD's NEWS BRIEF
PTO
DONATED CANNED FOOD BENEFITS ART STUDENTS AND OUR FOOD PANTRY. WIN, WIN!!!
SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL!
EVANS FOOD PANTRY
MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER
WHAT IS CANVAS?
SPIRIT DAY TO BENEFIT EVANS PANTHER ATHLETICS
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION INFORMATION
ON THE MENU..........
ACADEMIC UIL; SIGN UP NOW!
NJHS
EMS STUCO
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
6th GRADE THEATRE CLUB
SCHOOL SAFETY
STUDENT FOOD DELIVERY
PARENT RESOURCES; MCKINNEY VENTO AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
MISD COMMUNITY FOLDER