Evans First Annual Back-to-School Bash at Hydrous Wakeboarding Park
Evans PTO invites ALL incoming 6, 7, 8th graders to attend a back-to-school bash at Hydrous Wake Park in Allen on Friday, August 22 form 6-9 pm. If you want to wakeboard, you need to print this flyer and return it as well as $25 for one of the 100 wake boarding spots. If you just want to join in the fun but not wakeboard, it is only $5 for food and drink! For additional information about this event, please click here to read a memo from the Evans PTO.
Picnic for Incoming 6th Graders
6th grade students are invited to a picnic at Old Settlers Park in McKinney on Tuesday, August 19 at 4:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy a hot dog with your classmates!
Meet the Teacher Night
On Thursday, August 21, Evans will host a Meet the Teacher Night. We hope you can join us, but If you can't make it, don't worry! You can come up that following week to check out the classrooms and practice opening lockers.
Schedules will be mailed home sometime before August 21.
Registering Students for Next School Year/Parent HAC Information
EMAIL VERIFICATION MAY BE NECESSARY...Families of returning MISD students need to update their student's information online through the Home Access Center (HAC) between August 4, and September 1, 2014.
Before the registration period opens, you will receive an email containing your guardian HAC login id only, and instructions on registering/updating student information. In order to best protect student confidential information, we will not include guardian passwords in the email notification, but you will be required to know your password to complete the online registration process. Please utilize the Forgot My Username or Password link or contact Ruth Mordecai at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your guardian HAC password.
Once you have completed all of the update information, you will submit electronically. There are no forms to be printed & returned to the school. However, we will need your Proof of Residency sent with your child the first week of school. Please print your child's name and grade on the proof of residency document you submit. If you have more than one child at Evans, please put each child's name and grade on the proof of residency. MISD accepts the following documents as proof of residency: current electric, water, or gas bill or if you have just moved you may submit a signed lease or contract on a house.
If you need to update your email address please fill out the following form and return it to the front office or email it to email@example.com. Click here to get the email verification form.
Summer Registrations for Students in grades 6-12 new to McKinney Independent School District
Please register at McKinney High School, 1400 Wilson Creek Parkway, McKinney, TX 75069 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm on Tuesday, July 15.
Order School Supplies Online or Through School
To order online through McKinney Office Supply, click the button to the left. Online orders are due June 13, 2014. If you'd like to download the list of supplies and purchases them individually on your own, CLICK HERE for list of required supplies.
Incoming 9th Graders Course Selection Forms Due
The AP Biology deadline for changes has been extended to July 9, 2014.
Moving out of MISD this Summer?
If you are moving out of the McKinney ISD zone and will not be returning to MISD for the 2014/2015 school year, you will need to contact the registrar, Ruth Mordecai at 469-302-7105 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about withdrawing your student.
Attention Current 8th Grade Students: High School Summer Acceleration Information
MISD will be offering acceleration classes for rising 9th grade students both online and face-to-face. The online (APEX) class will begin June 23rd until July 31st. Face-to-face summer school will be held in July with Session I beginning July 14th and Session II beginning July 25th. Classes will be held at McKinney North High School from 7:30am - 2:30pm. Please click here for the details for high school summer school.
Audio and eBooks
Our digital library initiative Overdrive, also known as the McKinney Digital Library, has grown by leaps and bounds this year. Just like our print book collections, eBook and Audio book collections grow each year we begin our purchases. Unlike print collections, eBooks don't get lost or damaged and need to be replaced. That means that each year our digital library gets larger and more diverse.
Audio books have become extremely popular for our teachers who commute and for families who take automobile vacations. We chose the Overdrive company for two very important reasons: their books can be used on different devices (they are not limited to one type of reader or audio device) and it is the same company as McKinney Public Library uses. Once you have set up your device, you can borrow books from either library. MISD's library, of course, specializes in children's and young adult literature, and we have many more titles in those genres than the public library carries. This makes for a good partnership.
An easy way to get started is to go to the Evans Library Web Page, click on MISD Digital Library on the top menu. This page tells your student how to log in and has links for help sheets for setting up your device and finding the books you want. Please call Mrs. Owens if you have any questions.
Remember our Digital Library never closes! Books area available 24/7 and all throughout the summer!
We hear about the detrimental effects of the "summer slide," when students begin to forget what they have learned the year before. One easy way to help with this is to keep them engaged in meaningful learning but shhh! Don't tell them it's educational, just tell them it's for enjoyment. When parents ask for a summer reading list to keep their students engaged and prepare them for the next year, I always say just keep them reading! I have posted three summer reading lists as suggestions for books that are currently popular and also will aid in their understanding of the next year's curriculum. Many are historical fiction, which is a most enjoyable way to learn about history, along with some non-fiction for science and math, and cultural fiction. We hope for our students that they discover their love of reading as well as the information that is embedded in these stories. The lists will be posted on the Evans Library Resource Center website . Any books marked with an * are also available through the MISD Digital Library
Evans Middle School Helpful Numbers
Evans Middle School
6998 W. Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75070
August 11, 12, 13
*PALS Training in the Evans library (bring a sack lunch)
Tuesday, August 19
*Incoming 6th Grade Picnic at Old Settler's Park--come meet the Evans staff and enjoy a hotdog with your classmates! 4pm
Thursday, August 21
*Meet the Teacher Night-come check out your new campus, find your classes, try out your locker, join the PTO, purchase Spirit Wear, find out what clubs Evans has that you may be interested in joining and much, much more! Time TBA
Friday, August 22
*Back to School Bash at Hydrous Wake Park in Allen-this is a PTO sponsored event from 6-9pm
Monday, August 25
*First Day of school year 2014-2015
Wednesday, August 27
Monday, September 1
*Labor Day--NO school