Issue: #20
January 10, 2020
Dear Panther Parents,
The second semester is off to a great start!  Grades will be viewable in HAC on Monday, January 13th.  Please remember that we do not send report cards home, so HAC is your best option for seeing how your child is doing so far in the school year.
Evans is excited to honor one of our amazing MISD School Board Members, Lynn Sperry.  Over the next couple of weeks, we will celebrate the dedication and passion that she has for our schools, teachers, students, and our community.  She has served on the MISD Board for over 34 years, she has been an MISD parent, and is currently an MISD grandparent.   I have known her for years and have served on a committee with her, and I can personally say that she is one amazing lady!
January 20th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and it serves as a school holiday. 
Our 4th Annual PTO Parent Enrichment Night will be held on January 21st from 6:30-8:00.  We will have free childcare which will open at 6:15.  Please join us on this evening to learn more about raising successful middle schoolers.  This is always a huge success!
For 8th grade parents, please make sure you are reading emails regarding high school registration from our counselor, Errin French.  This can be an overwhelming process, but our counselors are here to help make it pain-free.  Also, we encourage you to attend the Showcase at the high school were your child will attend next year. Both Boyd and High meetings will be next Wednesday evening.
MBHS Showcase-January 15th @ MBHS. Parent meeting at 6:45 in the auditorium
MHS Showcase-January 15th @ MHS. Parent meeting at 6:30, weighted course meeting at 6pm.
Crazy weather is making its way toward us...stay safe and bundled up. 
Happy Friday,

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

Jan. 11th                 B & C Team Boys Basketball Tourney
Jan. 13th                 Boys Basketball vs. Prosper Reynolds
Jan. 14th                  Band: Dallas Wind Symphony Concert
Jan. 15th                  8th Grade AVID Students to High Schools
Jan. 16th                  Fine Arts Recruitment Trip
Jan. 16th                  Girls Basketball vs. Prosper Reynolds
Jan. 18th                  B & C Team Girls Basketball Tourney
Jan. 20th                  MLK Day; No School
Jan 21-24                 Scoliosis Screenings 
Jan. 21st                   Fine Arts Social
Jan. 21st                   Parent Enrichment Night
Jan. 22nd                 Boys Basketball vs. Highland Park
Jan. 23rd                  IMPACT Celebration Breakfast
Jan. 23rd                  Girls Basketball vs. Highland Park
Jan. 27th                   Registration forms for current 8th grade students due
Jan. 27-31                 The Great Kindness Challenge
Jan. 27th                   Boys Basketball vs. Scott Johnson MS

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-On HAC January 13th
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.
Attention 8th grade parents,
Registration for high school spring online classes has begun. Classes will begin February 10th and must be completed by May 15th. They are available to all students in grade 8-12. The cost is $220 per semester course ($50 for students enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program). Orientation and class information will be send out via email on February 10th (the first day of class). Classes available for 8th graders are Health, Foundations of PE, Professional Communications, Psychology and Sociology. There will be another opportunity to register for these classes and more offered in summer school.
To register, students should pick up registration form in the counseling office and then bring cash, check or money order made out to McKinney ISD to Cathy DeLisle in the counseling office. If you have further questions, please contact cdelisle@mckinneyisd.net
Live Kind Club will be busy in January. It is the Great Kindness Challenge January 27 th - 31th, so we will be busy spreading kindness. There will be a schoolwide donation drive for Trusted World.org as well as many other kind challenges that week. Here's the club schedule for the week. See you there!
Thursday, January 9 th 8:00 am D106 Prep for the Great Kindness Challenge
Monday, January 27 th, 8:05 Library Greet students to school with our signs
Tuesday, January 28 th help during lunches
Thursday, January 30 th 8:00 am D106 organize and prepare donations for pickup
Thursday, January 30 th help during lunches
 Questions? Email
cdelisle@mckinneyisd.net #EMSLivesKind

Important info for this 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.
SCOLIOSIS SCREENING : We will be conducting scoliosis screening at Evans the week of Jan. 20th. 12 y.o. females and 13 y.o. males will be screened this year. If your student falls into the designated age requirements you will be receiving more information. Most of our screening will be conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday of that week, using the rest of the week as needed.
If you do not want your student screened, please provide a doctor note stating your student has already been screened. Bring the note to the clinic BEFORE Jan. 10th.
Thank you,  

Nancy Yarbrough BSN RN
Evans Middle School Clinic


Alan Gratz, bestselling author of
Refugee, weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny -- and how just one day can change the world.
June 6, 1944: The Nazis are terrorizing Europe, on their evil quest to conquer the world. The only way to stop them? The biggest, most top-secret operation ever, with the Allied nations coming together to storm German-occupied France.
Welcome to D-Day.
Dee, a young U.S. soldier, is on a boat racing toward the French coast. And Dee -- along with his brothers-in-arms -- is terrified. He feels the weight of World War II on his shoulders.
But Dee is not alone. Behind enemy lines in France, a girl named Samira works as a spy, trying to sabotage the German army. Meanwhile, paratrooper James leaps from his plane to join a daring midnight raid. And in the thick of battle, Henry, a medic, searches for lives to save.
In a breathtaking race against time, they all must fight to complete their high-stakes missions. But with betrayals and deadly risks at every turn, can the Allies do what it takes to win?
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Want to make a huge impact on Evans?  Sign up to be a copy room volunteer.  We only ask for one day a month.  Flexible dates and times.  If you are interested, please contact Laura Wilson at lwilson1812@gmail.com .  We are looking for 2-3 more volunteers.  Training available.  Same copies as elementary schools.

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.

Miranda Barhydt
PTO President


New School Calendar Extends School Day by Seven Minutes

Click HERE to view the latest edition of our MISD Communications News Brief

Click Here to download a copy of the 2020-2021
School Calendar

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!
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.


  • 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 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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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.


Miranda Sedlacek
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 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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