Message from Principal Jackson
Dear Panther parents,
It has been a challenging week for everyone who was affected by the stomach virus that moved through our community. Please know that even with our attendance approaching average number of absentees, we will stay diligent on our end to disinfect our campus and do everything in our power to keep our students and staff members healthy. It is a top priority. I appreciate our parents for continuing to support us and team with us in this effort. It takes a village working together! The main key to full recovery will be keeping sick kiddos home. Please only send your child to school if they have been 24 hours symptom-free. As always, I am available to meet with any parents who still have concerns about how we are moving forward.
Thank you for everyone who participated in the fundraiser. We appreciate the support and look forward to making some pretty cool campus improvements with the money raised, including a memorial plaque in honor of our namesake, Leonard Evans, Jr.
Tuesday the 25th is DRESS FOR SUCCESS day. We are encouraging our students to dress "professionally" as we focus on future goals, colleges, and careers. We also have a special guest speaker joining us that day. Dr. Phil Campbell will be speaking to all students. He is amazing and has a profound and inspirational message.
Our sports teams are in full swing now and I really enjoyed watching our 7th grade Panthers on Wednesday night. The Pantherettes and our Cheerleaders were fabulous, as well. Our students participating in our school musical, "Oklahoma," have been working really hard too. I can't wait to see the production this fall. We have such great students here at Evans...I am proud of them!!
Eighth Grade Yearbook Dedication Ads on Sale NOW!
If you'd like to purchase a special dedication in the yearbook for your student, you can order the dedication online through Friday, October 26. Click here to go directly to the Evans yearbook online tool to do so. You will create an account with Jostens (our yearbook publisher), order a personalized ad, upload your photos, and write your special message all online! If you need to log out and resume creating the dedication at a later time, you can do that too! Jostens will accept PayPal, payment plans, and credit cards. We offer two sizes of dedications; 1/4 of a page for $70 and 1/8 of a page for $40. (The yearbooks are sold separately.)
Yearbook dedications are a great way to celebrate student success and milestones and reflect on the person your student has become. Show your pride and support your school at the same time. If you have any questions, feel free to email Bonnie Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification.
ONLY ONLINE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Yearbooks are purchased separately. Click here to order the yearbook online or stop by the front office to get a yearbook order form.
Proof of Residence Due by 9/27
A current Proof or Residence must be turned in before September 28th to avoid your student being withdrawn from MISD. A valid proof of residence is a current gas, water, or electric bill in the parent or guardian's name. We can accept a new lease or closing papers on the purchase of new home, but will need a utility bill within 30 days of the move-in.
High School Credit for 8th Graders
If your 8th grader is interested in getting high school credit, online enrollment has begun. Eighth graders can take Health, Professional Communications or Foundations of PE for high school credit thus freeing up space on their high school schedule to take other classes. Psychology and Sociology are also available however are elective credit. The classes are $220 each (with reduced rate for free/reduced lunch participants and children of MISD employees). Fall semester runs September 10th - January 11th. To register just send your student with cash or check made out to McKinney ISD to the counseling office. Contact Cathy DeLisle at email@example.com if you have more questions.
Please click here for the latest information from the MISD School Health Advisory.
Health Screenings--All 8th graders will get screened for scoliosis starting in October
Health Concern? If you are a parent of a student with a health concern, please make sure you complete the health history form, and also contact me in the clinic directly! Thank you for updating this vital information every year.
Medication at School? Please keep in mind that MISD has a No Tolerance policy regarding medication possession. Students are not to carry medication of any kind at anytime (except inhalers/epi-pens with specific written MD and parental consent). All medications administered at school must be brought to the clinic by the parent or guardian, stored in the clinic and the MISD medication administration form completed.
*All medications are to be stored in the nurse's office with the exception of certain prescribed inhalers for the treatment of asthma.
*All medications must be stored in the school clinic in the original container clearly labeled with the student's name.
*All prescription and non-prescription medications taken during the school day must have a corresponding MISD Medication Form signed by the parent. Prescription medication will also need a doctor signature.
Lost Glasses - will be turned into the clinic and kept here. If your student ever loses their glasses remind them to check here.
PTO Board Position Open
We are looking for a secretary for the Board. The position is a good way to join the Board without being time-consuming or difficult. The position requirements are: 1) attending monthly Board meetings and quarterly General meetings, 2) preparing minutes for each meeting, and 3) voting on important issues that affect our school community. Please contact Julie Luton at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Box Tops for Schools
We are kicking off our first contest of the year. The student who donates the most Box Tops between now and Friday, Oct. 19, will receive four free public skating passes including skate rental to Dr. Pepper StarCenter McKinney. Just place your Box Tops in a baggie (please check those expiration dates!), put your student's name and grade on the outside, and drop them off in the box in the school office. All Box Tops must be turned in by Oct. 19 to be eligible for the prize.
Evans PTO Volunteers: Evans Football Concession Stand Volunteers
Evans Middle School PTO needs volunteers to help run the Evans football concessions stand at home games. The games are on Tuesday nights on McKinney High School Auxiliary Field at 1400 W. Wilson Creek Pkwy. Please sign up to work the PTO concession stands for Tuesday night football games at McKinney High School by clicking HERE.
We also need high school volunteers to help set up and serve. Green Cord hours can be earned. All concession volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. Please contact Emily Couvillion at email@example.com with any questions. All volunteers must be cleared by MISD. Click HERE to go directly to the link.
The Evans PTO is offering new spirit wear as well as bringing back some old favorites. There is a long-sleeved t-shirt option as well as short-sleeved and glitter designs. The order form is attached or you can order online at www.evanspto.com. Spirit wear sales at school are scheduled for:
If you'd like to skip the line entirely, you can do everything online at www.evanspto.com.
Volunteering in MISD requires Application every School Year
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.
Evans Middle School
6998 W. Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75070
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Provision Regarding Refusal of Entry to or Ejection from School Property
Any administrator, SRO, or school peace officer can refuse to allow, or may reject any person from property under the district’s control. If the person refuses to leave peacefully and either: 1) Poses a substantial risk of harm to any person; or 2) Behaves in a manner that is inappropriate for a school setting.
In accordance with S.B. 1553 – MISD’s appeal process and complaint forms can be found at the following link: http://pol.tasb.org/Home/Index/310