Early voting for the MISD Bond Election continues with extended hours this Monday and Tuesday from 7a until 7p. If you miss early voting, you can still vote next Saturday, May 7th, from 7a until 7p. Bring your Texas Driver's License or another acceptable form of ID and let your voice be heard.
Our Algebra students will be taking their EOC exam on Tuesday. Please send a sack lunch to school with your child and make sure they have a nourishing breakfast. They will also need to bring a book to read when they finish testing and either leave the cell phone at home or leave it in their locker during testing. Your students are well-prepared for this exam and I look forward to the great results.
The school board approved the 2016-2017 calendar. You can find it HERE.
Click Here for a list of upcoming events, clubs to join, organizations to be a part of and academic information regarding progress reports and report card dates.
Property Value Growth and Bond Refunding Lead to Larger than Expected Tax Decrease and Interest Savings McKinney ISD, based on higher than previously estimated property value growth from the Collin County Central Appraisal District, combined with interest savings from completed Bond Refunding (Refinancing), will be looking to reduce the tax rate by 4.5 cents instead of the previously estimated 2 cents.
In addition, McKinney ISD will be reducing the maturity of any authorized 2016 Bond Program, 16-17 fiscal year bond sales from 25 years to 20 years, enhancing an already aggressive debt payoff schedule. The majority of school districts utilize 30+ year bonds. The tax decrease factors in the proposed $220 million bond program.
McKinney ISD Chief Financial Officer Jason Bird described the financial outlook for the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees on Tuesday night at their regular Work Study meeting.
"As of the April 2016 refunding, McKinney ISD has refunded (refinanced) approximately $225,385,000 of bonds for a total savings of $31,702,588," Bird said. "True interest savings with no maturity extension is a win for our tax payers. "Based on continued strong property value growth and bond refunding," Bird continued, "the latest estimates translate into the ability to reduce I&S (debt service) tax rate from 50 cents down to 45.5 cents and at the same time reduce bond maturities from 25 years down to 20 years. This combination provides an even greater reduction in the tax rate than previously estimated, while at the same time dramatically reducing interest costs."
Bird added that issuing 20-year bonds would reduce the district's interest expenses by approximately 23 percent compared to 25-year bonds, thereby adding additional strength to an already sound debt schedule. Under this scenario McKinney ISD will have paid off over 60 percent of total debt within the next 10 years, while at the same time lowering the tax rate.
McKinney ISD Board of Trustees President Amy Dankel welcomed the financial news. "I and my fellow McKinney ISD Board members are very pleased to have the potential opportunity to reduce taxes while maintaining such high academic and safety standards in our school system," Dankel said. "This is an ideal scenario, which has only been made possible by solid financial planning and a strong McKinney community. The McKinney ISD Board remains committed to serving our students as we plan for the next academic year and beyond, with the understanding that strong schools benefit the entire community." http://www.mckinneyisd.net/about/2016bond
Click on the Image Below to Read How the Bond Would Effect EMS
Hoops for Heart Health Fundraiser at Evans
Hoops for Heart fundraiser has begun! Evans was #1 in McKinney last year, #2 in the area. We hope to accomplish this again and more!! You can donate by logging on to your child's Hoops for Heart app. The Hoops for Heart student vs. staff game will be on April 29th during 7th period. Anyone wanting to attend will have to pay $3. And we will have the half court shot contest again! Anyone who would like to attempt a half court shot at half time of the game will need to pay $1. If the shot is made they win a Hoops for Heart basketball! If you have any questions or concerns please email Coach Penna firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Summer Classes
For those of you planning ahead for summer school credit or on line credit, here are the details. These courses will be held at MHS. There are 2 summer school sessions: Session 1: June 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24. Session 2: July 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 25
The classes offered are:
Art 1A and Art 1B (both sessions would be required)- Fine arts credit
Outdoor sports/ Team sports/ Foundations- PE credit options (2 courses would be required to meet the PE credit)
Professional communications- speech credit - one semester only
Health - online only - time line is June 17 - July 25.
Early Bird Registration April 11-May 26- pay online $230.00
June 15 and 16 - Register at MHS 8-11, and 1-3
Please email counselor Errin French if you have ANY questions!
Spiritwear Sale and Raffle The next spiritwear raffle and sale date is Thursday, April 28th. Stop by the concession stand during lunches to get one raffle ticket for each Evans spirit item you wear (multiple wristbands count only as one) and/or purchase hoodies, T-shirts, stadium seats, or hats.
Interested in Volunteering? The Evans PTO can always use help. Please email Laura Wilson at email@example.com if you wish to be put on our volunteer contact list.
More Volunteer Opportunities! Want to help plan the 8th grade activities at the end of the year? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sixth Graders Need Immunizations
It is time to STOP just thinking about it, and turn in your proof of immunization requirements for your student to enroll in 7th grade. Texas State Law requires that 7th grade students for the 2016-2017 school year show proof of the following immunizations:
9th Grade Laptop Initiative Meetings--Click on Picture for more Info
Procedures in the Event of Bad Weather
As winter sets in, so does the opportunity for inclement weather. We encourage parents to become familiar with the District's communication process in the event of bad weather. In most cases, a decision to close or delay school due to bad weather is made prior to 6:00 am. the information will first be posted on the McKinney ISD website at www.mckinneyisd.net and the McKinney ISD Facebook Page and Twitter account. The notification will also air on MET (Time Warner Channel 98)
All major television and radio stations will be notified. However, please recognize that there is often a 30-45 minute delay between the time we provide them with the information and the time it is posted.
The McKinney ISD website is the most effective way for you to determine the status of school closings. Please note if the school is not closed or delayed, no information will be posted. Student Check Out on Bad Weather Days
We wanted to make you aware of a new MISD attendance policy that has gone into effect. In the past, for absences to be excused, a doctor's note or parent not had to be sent in within 3 days of the student returning to school. No limit was placed on the number of parent notes we accepted.
The maximum number of absences that will be excused with a parent note in the 2015-2016 school year is 8. Starting with the 9th absence, the parent notes will be kept and filed, however the absence will be UNEXCUSED unless medical documentation is received.
We are all interested in the very best education possible for our students; therefore it is imperative that each student attends school every day unless they are sick. Each absence means that valuable social and academic skills are missed. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Young at email@example.com
Evans Middle School
6998 W. Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75070
Campus Improvement Plan
Beginner Orchestra Rehearsal
Algebra 1 STAAR End-of Course Exam (EOC)
Beginner Band Rehearsal in the cafeteria 3:45-5p
Orchestra Sandy Lake Competition
Orchestra Sandy Lake Competition
Newbie Camp for students interested in Texas Youth and Government 8a-3p at Dowell Middle School. (Admission is $5 and includes lunch)
STAAR Testing 6 & 7 grade Math & & 8 grade Math re-testers only
Freshman Laptop Initiative Parent Meeting in the MHS Library 6:30-7:30p
STAAR Testing 6 & 7 grade Reading & 8 grade Reading re-testers only
STAAR Testing 8 grade Science & all 6 & 7 grade make up testing
STAAR Testing 8 grade Social Studies & all 6 & 7 grade make up testing
Beginner Band Rehearsal in the cafeteria 3:45-5p
STAAR Testing 6, 7 & 8 grade; all make up testing
Sandy Lake Band Festival 6 Grade Band Students
Orchestra Spring Concert 6p
Choir Spring Dress Rehearsal 6 Grade 3:45-5:30p
7 & 8 Grade Choir Spring Festival Performance
Band Spring Concert @ MNHS
Care Van for Immunizations at Lawson Early Childhood Center 5-7p
8 Grade Beach Bash 10-2p
Choir Spring Dress Rehearsal 7 & 8 Grades 3:45-6p
6 Grade Choir Spring Festival Performance
Band Festival 7 & 8 Grade Band Students
Yearbooks will be delivered to students today
Advanced Theatre Showcase 7p
Choir Spring Concert @ Cottonwood Creek
8 Grade Dance Tentative
Hawaiian Falls Band Trip 3:45p
HS Band Registration 8 Grade Band Students
MISD Middle School Summer Band Camp 6th & 7th Grade Band Students
HS Mini-Marching Camp 8th Grade Band Students
Schedule Pick-Up/Meet the Teachers Time: TBD