Issue: #10
October 4, 2019

Dear Panther Parents,
YAY!!!!  For the 2nd year in a row, we came in 3rd place at our MISD Annual Crape Myrtle Run.  I don't have to kiss a pig, but we do get to celebrate by having a PAJAMA DAY (staying in dress code) on October 11th.  Thank you to everyone who registered and participated. 
Next week on Tuesday, our Panthers have a guest speaker coming to talk to each grade level about KINDNESS, RESPECT, and COMPASSION.  These are learned, soft skills that we continue to learn about on campus.  This would also be great table talk for the family Tuesday night.  The more our kiddos listen and speak about treating others with kindness and respect, the more likely they are to put these things into action.  
October 10th is our first Principal Coffee Chat of the year.  Please come join me in the Library at 9:00 next Thursday. 
On October 12th, MISD is hosting another year of Bedrooms, Backpacks, and Beyond.  This event is for parents to learn about drug prevention for teens and how to support your child through these adolescent years.  BB&B is amazing and as a parent of teenagers, I highly recommend your participation.  I have learned SO much going to this event over the last couple of years. 
MISD Holiday Bazaar is just around the corner.  Come join us at MHS on October 26th for gift ideas and free give-aways.  It is a terrific way to get into the holiday mood!
Parent/Teacher Conference Day is coming soon.  Please reach out to your child's teacher(s) if you would like to setup a conference on October 28th
Red Ribbon Week at Evans is from October 29-November 1.  Part of our week is dressing up to "Scare Away Drugs" on October 31st.  We welcome students and staff to dress up, but please adhere to the following guidelines or your child will be asked to change into regular clothing:
·          No clowns
·          No masks covering the face
·          Must still be in dress code
·          No blood or gore as part of the costume
·          No weapons (real or fake) of ANY type
·          Please make sure the costume is in good taste: if you are questioning that, it is probably not going to be acceptable
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend,

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      EVANS EVENTS     
Here's what's going on at Evans Middle School:

Oct. 7th                 Cross Country-Dowell Elite Meet
Oct. 7th                 Orchestra Fall Concert
Oct. 8th                 Student Assembly
Oct. 8th                 Football vs Faubion Middle School
Oct. 8th                 Special Olympics Bowling Practice
Oct. 10th               Live Kind Club
Oct. 10th               Panther Principal Coffee Chat
Oct. 10th               Volleyball vs Prosper Reynolds
Oct. 11th                PJ Day!
Oct. 12th               Bedrooms, Backpacks, And Beyond @ MHS
Oct. 14th               Staff Workday; No School for Students
Oct. 14th               Cross Country District Meet 
Oct. 15th               Picture Retake Day
Oct. 15th               Spirit Day Fundraiser at MOD Pizza 
Oct. 17th               Volleyball vs Highland Park
Oct. 18th               End of Quarter 1
Oct. 18th               Fall Band Concert
Oct. 21st                Orchestra Social
Oct. 22nd               Pep Rally
Oct. 22nd               Football vs. Prosper Reynolds MS
Oct. 22-25              Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 24th                IMPACT Celebration Breakfast
Oct. 24th                Evans Live Kind Club
Oct. 24th                Volleyball vs Johnson Middle School
Oct. 25th                Band Night at MBHS
Oct. 26th                MISD Holiday Bazaar @ MHS
Oct. 28th                Parent Teacher Conferences-No School
Oct. 28th                Too Smart to Start!  Nerd Day
Oct. 29th                "Lei" off Drugs!  Hawaiian Day
Oct. 29th                Football vs. Highland Park
Oct. 30th                You Have the Power to be Drug Free!  Superhero Day
Oct. 31st                Volleyball vs Cockrill Middle 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.

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.
Our Lost & Found is BURSTING at the seams!  We are going to get everything organized and boxed up next week and will store it until fall break for anyone who needs to look for a lost article of clothing, water bottle or lunch kit.  Over the break, we will donate all the clothing and throw out all the remaining items.  If your child is missing something, please have them look for it next week before it is all boxed up.




































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Orders can still be placed until the end of October using the following link:

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

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!
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!
Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal's Pakistani village, but she had no complaints, and besides, she's busy pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher one day. Her dreams are temporarily dashed when--as the eldest daughter--she must stay home from school to take care of her siblings. Amal is upset, but she doesn't lose hope and finds ways to continue learning. Then the unimaginable happens--after an accidental run-in with the son of her village's corrupt landlord, Amal must work as his family's servant to pay off her own family's debt.
Life at the opulent Khan estate is full of heartbreak and struggle for Amal--especially when she inadvertently makes an enemy of a girl named Nabila. Most troubling, though, is Amal's growing awareness of the Khans' nefarious dealings. When it becomes clear just how far they will go to protect their interests, Amal realizes she will have to find a way to work with others if they are ever to exact change in a cruel status quo, and if Amal is ever to achieve her dreams.

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.


  • Spirit Day for Athletics Booster Club:  October 15th at MOD Pizza on Eldorado and Custer from 10:30 am until 10:30 pm.  Be sure you tell them you are dining there to support Evans MS Athletics!!!
  • Athletic Wear orders can be made by turning in form attached with payment.  No online orders this year.
  • Athletic Wear is required but they can bring clothes from home for athletics until athletic wear order arrives.
  • Click here for a printable copy of the PE/Athletic clothing order form.

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.
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There is a new club forming at Evans!  It is open to everyone.  There will be one morning, and one afternoon meeting each month.  We will be looking for ways to promote kindness on our campus and in our community.  Our first meeting was yesterday, but you can still join even if you didn't make it.  Our next meeting will be October 10th at 8:00 am in Learning Commons.  Hope to see you there!!
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.


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

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!

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
      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.
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
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