EVANS WEEKLY
Issue: #24
February 7, 2020

Dear Panther Parents,
 
Celebrating another proud Panther week...our 6th grade ELAR students collected over $700 in coins to donate to the Steve Irwin Foundation in an effort to save the Koalas.  Our students became passionate about this after reading an article on Koalas and their diminishing numbers.  It was their idea to take action.  We even had one 6th grade student use $100 of her own birthday money to contribute to this cause.  WOW!!  What a great real-life application of the knowledge they learned.  So proud of our Panthers!!
 
Let's talk health.  It is that time of year when illness plagues all of us.  Please remember that students must be 24 hours fever-free and vomit-free BEFORE returning to school.  If a student is sent home from school with a fever, they will not be allowed on campus the next day.  Please reiterate the importance of washing hands and not sharing drinks and such with friends.  We will continue to do our part to keep our building clean and disinfected.  Thanks for your help with this!
 
Along the lines of illness, please remember to send parent, doctor, dentist, and any other excused notices to Kelly Sojack at ksojack@mckinneyisd.net.  You have 3 days from the time of the absence to submit your excused note.  Please be aware that LOTS of absent notices trickle into Mrs. Sojack's office and it sometimes takes her a day or two to get absences submitted accurately.  Thank you for your patience with attendance notifications and coding. 
 
Our PALs and NJHS students are selling carnations as a fund-raiser.  Carnations will be delivered to students on Valentine's Day.  PALs & NJHS students will be set up near the front office next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 8:15 until 9:15 for parents to purchase carnations for their student and for their student's teacher(s).  Carnations are $1.50 each and are also being sold during all student lunches.  Let's spread some love around!! 
 
Open House is around the corner.  February 20th from 4:30-6:00, you are invited to come mingle with teachers and see some of the work our students have been completing.  I will give a parent registration meeting for our current 6th and 7th grade parents from 5:15-5:45.  All teachers will lock doors and head home at 6:00, so please plan accordingly.  There will also be an incoming 6th grade (current 5th graders) parent presentation from 6:30-7:15.  Can't wait to see you all that night!
 
Happy Friday,
Darla
  


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

Feb. 8th                      Basketball B & C Team Tourneys
Feb. 11th                    7th Grade AVID Trip to UNT
Feb. 11th                    One-Act Play Competition
Feb. 12th                    Pantherette Mandatory Parent Meeting
Feb. 13th                    Live Kind Club Meeting
Feb. 14                        Valentine Carnation Delivery
Feb. 14-15                  8th Grade Basketball A Team Tourneys
Feb. 17th                    Staff Workday/Student Holiday
Feb. 18th                    Tutor Bus
Feb. 18th                    Track & Tennis Parent Meetings
Feb. 20th                    Tutor Bus
Feb. 20th                    Middle School Open House
Feb. 20th                    Cheer Parent Info Meeting
Feb. 21st                     Choir Pre-UIL Contest
Feb. 21 & 22              Mock Trial
Feb. 22nd                   Pantherette Officer Competition
Feb. 24th                    7th & 8th Grade Orchestra Pre-UIL Concert
Feb. 25th                    UIL Academic District Competition
Feb. 25th                    District Poetry Slam
Feb. 25th                    Tutor Bus
Feb. 27th                    UIL Academic District Competition
Feb. 27th                    Live Kind Club Meeting
Feb. 27th                    Special Olympics
Feb. 27th                    Tutor Bus
Feb. 27th                    Shot Van at Lawson ECC
Feb, 27th                    Track Meet
Feb. 28th                    Registration Forms Due for Current 6th & 7th Grade Students
Feb. 28th                     Spring Dance
Feb. 29th                     Pantherette Competition
Feb. 29th                     UIL Academic District Competition

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-On HAC January 29
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.
  
VALENTINE CARNATIONS FOR SALE!
Our PALs and NJHS students are selling carnations as a fund-raiser.  Carnations will be delivered to students on Valentine's Day.  PALs & NJHS students will be set up near the front office next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 8:15 until 9:15 for parents to purchase carnations for their student and for their student's teacher(s).  Carnations are $1.50 each and are also being sold during all student lunches.  Let's spread some love around!!   
VALENTINE DELIVERY POLICY
Reminder - Student Delivery Policy
 
With Valentine's Day approaching, we would like to remind
everyone about our policy of not accepting student deliveries.
 
Please make arrangements for student gift exchanges to take place outside of school.  Students are not permitted to carry stuffed animals, balloons, etc. to class and the front office does not have room to store these items for them to be picked up at the end of the day.  
*Valentine carnations purchased from the NJHS/PALs fundraiser are the only exception, and will be be delivered to students by NJHS/PALs.
 
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  
MISD PHYSICAL AND CARDIAC EXAM INFORMATION FOR 
2020-2021






























  REGISTRATION FOR 8th GRADE ONLINE COURSES     
      
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
ATTENTION PARENTS OF 6th GRADERS; IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 7th GRADE
6Th GRADERS NEED IMMUNIZATIONS UPDATED!
Current 6th graders need Immunizations updated in order TO CONTINUE ON TO 7th GRADE!! They must have a Tdap, and a Meningococcal Vaccine, with in the past 5 years, to meet requirements. Please update Immunizations at your earliest convenience. Must be completed by May 22, 2020.
 
FREE IMMUNIZATIONS for students with no insurance coverage will be available on Thursday Feb. 27th at Lawson Early Childhood Center, 500 Dowell St., from 5p-7pm.
Passport Health will be there to provide immunizations for student who have AETNA, BCBC or United Healthcare Insurance.
Please take advantage of this opportunity!
 
Nancy Yarbrough BSN, RN
Evans Middle School Nurse  

NOTES FROM THE NURSE
It's still cold and flu season, which probably means at least one member of your family is coughing or sniffling.
When it comes to fighting germs, there are some ways to outsmart those little pathogens.
Germs are everywhere, so all we can try to do is keep our hands clean.          
 
  1. Start with hand sanitizers and wipes, and look for ones that contain at least 60 percent alcohol.
           However, they will not kill norovirus, salmonella, E.coli or MRSA.
  1. So, washing your hands with soap and water is still the best way to go.
  2. Next, be sure to keep your cellphone clean, as they carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats.
Most people check their phones about 80 times a day, so the experts say to de-germ devices with a microfiber cloth that has been lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol and water.
Also, don't take your cell phone to the restroom with you.
  1. The germiest thing in your office is actually the coffeepot handle. It's the first item contaminated in the office and one of the last things people typically thing to disinfect.
  2. Germs are transferred through touching things and they typically enter your body through the eyes, nose and mouth. Your nose and mouth have more defense mechanisms, but your eyes have almost no protection, so try not to touch them.
  3. When you get home, leave your shoes at the door. Experts say they can have more than 400,000 units of bacteria.
  4. When it comes to laundry, most germs that cause colds and flu actually survive the wash cycle. If you really want to kill the bugs, jack the dryer to high heat for at least 28 minutes.
Nancy Yarbrough BSN RN
Evans Middle School Clinic
469-302-7107

      LEARNING COMMONS
 
 


After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie who only finds solace in books discovers a chilling ghost story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who loved her, and a peculiar deal made with "the smiling man"-a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price.  Captivated by the tale, Ollie begins to wonder if the smiling man might be real when she stumbles upon the graves of the very people she's been reading about on a school trip to a nearby farm. Then, later, when her school bus breaks down on the ride home, the strange bus driver tells Ollie and her classmates: "Best get moving. At nightfall they'll come for the rest of you." Nightfall is, indeed, fast descending when Ollie's previously broken digital wristwatch begins a startling countdown and delivers a terrifying message: RUN.Only Ollie and two of her classmates heed these warnings. As the trio head out into the woods-bordered by a field of scarecrows that seem to be watching them-the bus driver has just one final piece of advice for Ollie and her friends: "Avoid large places. Keep to small."
            And with that, a deliciously creepy and hair-raising adventure begins.

 
469-302-7117
Media Resource Specialist


MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEER TRYOUT INFORMATION

 































Link to online forms is HERE
HIGH SCHOOL CHEER TRYOUT INFORMATION
High School Cheer Information
 
PTO



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.

We Need Your Help!!!

Here are four ways you can help your PTO.   As you can see, we have made it much easier for you with step-by-step instructions.   It doesn't take long to follow these steps.  We greatly appreciate your help! 



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
2019-2020

  
EVANS LIVE KIND CLUB 
 
The Great Kindness Challenge was a huge success! Evans students completed over 5,000 acts of kindness last week - and those are just the ones I now about. Our students truly showed they were a "force for kindness". Dr. McDaniel, Dr. DeFelice, and Mrs. Akins visited our campus from Central office to see the amazing things the students were doing, and we collected over 2500 items for Trusted World. We lost count somewhere after 2000 because things were coming in so quickly and by the bags full. Panther families have a huge heart and Trusted World was so grateful for the donations. Some of the many things that were done during the week are appreciations to custodians, teachers, bus drivers and administration, compliments to students, letters to recruits in basic training, notes to soldiers, donations to World Food Program through freerice.com, serenading by orchestra, chores at home and the campus cleaned by our basketball teams. 6th  grade ELAR even adopted a couple of Koalas harmed from the fires in Australia. It was definitely a week to remember. Our challenge now is to keep the kindness going in our everyday life. The Live Kind club will continue to meet through April twice a month and we would love more students to join the club. Our next meetings are February 13th and February 27th both at 8:05 in room D106.
 
Questions? Contact Cathy DeLisle at 


2020-2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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

 
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!
  
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 was held here at Evans on Dec. 6-7. 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


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  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
VALENTINE CARNATION FUNDRAISER
STUDENT DELIVERY POLICY
MISD PHYSICAL & CARDIAC EXAM SCHEDULE FOR 2020-2021
REGISTRATION FOR 8TH GRADE HIGH SCHOOL ONLINE COURSES
IMPORTANT INFO FOR 6th GRADE PARENTS
SIXTH GRADERS NEED SHOTS UPDATED TO ATTEND 7TH GRADE
MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEER TRYOUT INFO
HIGH SCHOOL CHEER TRYOUT INFO
PTO
THE GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
2020-2021 MISD SCHOOL CALENDAR
EVANS FOOD PANTRY
WHAT IS CANVAS?
PANTHER ATHLETICS
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION INFORMATION
ON THE MENU..........
ACADEMIC UIL
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