Tonight is our annual fall dance for students. Please know that we will enforce the dress code for this event. If you are the parent of a 6th grade student, please be here at 5:30 to pick up your child. If you have a 7th or 8th grade student, the dance will end at 9 pm and we greatly appreciate your promptness.
The MISD dress code can be found at the bottom of this newsletter. Students may not wear leggings without an appropriate top that is fingertip length. There has been some confusion over this, but we will be following what is posted for the remainder of the school year. If you have any questions about the dress code, please let us know.
By now, you should have received your student's 3-week progress report that was handed out on Tuesday in 6th period classes. If grades are not where you expect them to be, now is the time to intervene and talk with your child's teacher. We are here to work with you, so please don't delay.
I hope you have an enjoyable weekend! We'll see everyone back on Monday.
Online High School Courses Offered to 8th Graders
If you child has an interest in taking an online high school class this Fall, the time is now to sign up. Courses that are offered for 8th graders are: Health, Psychology, Sociology, Creative Writing, Spanish 1 and 2, French 1 and 2. Health, Spanish and French are classes that will go toward required High School classes. Psychology, Sociology and Creative Writing would be counted as elective high school credit. The course starts September 15th and expires January 9, 2015. These courses will also be available in the Spring. The cost for these courses is $220. If interested, click here to read the brochure or contact Cathy DeLisle at email@example.com.
7th Grade Vision/Hearing/AN Screening
Parents, we are starting the process of screening ALL 7th graders for Vision/Hearing/and AN (Acanthos Nigricans). The students will be screened during first period throughout Sept. Screenings for athletic students are scheduled for Sept. 17 & 18. Referral letters will be sent home with the student for anyone who does not pass a screening. Feel free to call the clinic or email Nancy Yarbrough with any questions or concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org 469-742-7107
We will have our fall dance on Friday, September 19 . The 6th grade dance will be from 4:00 pm till 5:30 pm. The 6th grade dance will also host an open gym, where students can play basketball if they prefer. The 7th and 8th grade dance will be from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm. Tickets will be sold during lunch Thursday September 18thand Friday September 19th for $5.oo. They may also purchase them at the door, but will need to show their student ID. Concessions will be available for sale. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Gilbreathlgilbreath@mckinneyisd.net Please make sure your child has a ride home at 5:30 pm for the 6th graders and 9:00 pm for the 7th and 8th graders.
8th Grade Yearbook Dedications--Order now!
Order a yearbook dedication for your 8th grader today! The last year in middle school is a big deal to both the student and to you as a parent, family member or friend. This fall, we are offering special “dedication ads” in the yearbook. The dedication ads are offered to the families and friends of the soon-to-be outgoing eighth graders. These ads will give parents, grandparents, music groups, sports teams and clubs the opportunity to tell their loved ones congratulations and to show how proud of them you are in a special way.
The yearbook will be distributed in the spring before the end of school, so they will see your pride and love before they take that step to high school.
· For outgoing EIGHTH graders only.
· ONE dedication per student.
· Deadline for text, photos, and payment is October 31.
· Electronic photo submission only—email, flash drive, or CDs accepted. If you need to scan hardcopy photos they need to be at least 300dpi resolution.
· Please make checks payable to EMS (no credit cards, please)
If you would like to buy a dedication ad, please print and return this form with a check payable to EMS and electronic images to Mrs. Goodwin at email@example.com
Evans Middle School has a Facebook page!
We are excited to announce our new Facebook page! Have you ever wondered what all it takes to get the school going every day, need updates on what is going on, keeping up with the Panthers? All this and more will be on our page to keep you informed of what is going on at Evans! Please click on the link and go and like our page. We look forward to having you as a loyal followers on Facebook.
Japanese Club Starting Up
Japanese Club will be starting next week on Thursday in room D205. In Japanese Club, we will cover the basic alphabet of Hiragana and Katana, learn basic phrases, Japanese Culture, and watch Anime. All are invited. We start at 3:45pm and end at 5pm. Looking forward to having an incredible time! Please contact Mr. McDowell with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required books for sale in the library
The Cay $7.00 6th Grade ELAR
Maus II $16.00 8th Grade GT ELAR
King George: What's his Problem? $10.00 8th Grade PreAP Social StudiesMake Way for Sam Houston $7.00 7th Grade PreAP Social Studies
Picture Retakes October 6
Picture retakes will be Monday, October 6th. Students may have their photo made if:
If you have any questions about your student's photographs, please contact Lifetouch at
Parent UIL Informational Meeting
On Tuesday, September 23 at 4:00 pm, there will be an informational meeting for Academic UIL parents and students in the library. If you are unable to attend, your child can still be a part of Academic UIL. Please contact Mrs. Gilbreath email@example.com for more information.
8th Grade Close-Up D.C. Trip
Evans Middle School is participating in a dynamic, hands-on, civic education program for 8th grade students in Washington, D.C.! As educators, we are always looking for new and interesting ways to provide extra challenges and opportunities to enhance your students' educational experience. We strongly believe that Close Up does just that and will provide a learning experience of a lifetime!
Close Up's programs are designed to give students direct opportunities to interact with government and history in Washington, D.C., while exploring the links between history and the rights and responsibilities of citizens today. Students benefit from Close Up's robust curriculum and spend time interacting with their peers from across the country as they visit D.C.'s famous sites including: Capitol Hill, the National Archives, Smithsonian Museums, Arlington Cemetery, and much more. This is sure to be a fun and exciting experience that will provide lifelong memories for our students.
To learn more about the trip, we will be holding an informational meeting on October 8th at 6:30 at Cockrill Middle School to discuss cost, trip dates, fundraising, and other program logistics. More information about this meeting will be coming soon! If you are unable to attend the meeting, please feel free to contact the Evans chaperone, Stephanie Sanders, 8th Grade U.S. History, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit www.CloseUp.org to learn more about Close Up.
Evans PTO News
THANK YOU to all the volunteers that helped during the 6th grade picnic, Back to School Night and donated items to the teacher appreciation breakfast last week!!
If you haven't joined PTO, please click the PTO tab above or fill out this form and return it to the Evans front office.
NEW this year the PTO is sponsoring FOOTBALL CONCESSIONS for Evans Panther Home games and we need volunteers! If you like helping and football, this might be the spot for you on Tuesday evenings at MHS starting 9/16-11/4. Please think about supporting the PTO and Evans Football!! Link for sign-ups will be coming soon...be on the look-out!!!!!
Evans Absence Procedures
Evans' administration would like to make sure that you are aware of the procedures for absences at McKinney ISD.
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!
Evans Middle School
6998 W. Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75070
Friday, September 19
* 6th grade 4:00 - 5:30
*7th & 8th grade 7:00 - 9:00
Saturday, September 20
*Cross Country: Dowell Invitational @ Myers Park 9:30a
Tuesday, September 23
*Football vs. Highland Park 8th grade @ MHS & 7th grade @ Highlander Stadium 5:30p
Thursday, September 25
*Volleyball vs. Highland Park 8th grade @ EMS & 7th grade @ HPMS 5p
Saturday, September 27
*Cross Country: Cockrill Elite Invitational @ CMS 9:30a
*Orchestra All-City Auditions at Dowell 8a - 4p
Tuesday, September 30
*Choir 6th Grade Fall Concert Dress Rehearsal 3:45-5:30p
*Football vs. Dowell 8th grade at MBHS & 7th grade @ MHS 5:30p
Oct. 2nd Volleyball vs. Dowell 8th grade @ DMS & 7th grade at EMS 5:30p
Oct. 4th Cross Country: Jesuit Classic @ Norbuck Park 8a
*Volleyball “A” Team Tournament 8th grade @ Lowery Freshman Center & 7th grade @ Ereckson MS 8a
*Choir Fall Concert @ Faubion MS 6p
*Picture Retake Day
Oct. 7th Football vs. Allen Ford 8th grade @ Allen HS & 7th grade @ MHS 5:30p
Washington DC 8th Grade Trip info meeting @Cockrill MS 6:30 pm
Oct. 9th Volleyball vs. Ford MS 8th grade @ Ford MS & 7th grade @EMS 5p
Oct. 11th Cross Country: Johnson Tiger Trail Run @ SJMS 9:30a
Oct. 14th Football vs. Johnson MS 8th grade @ MHS & 7th grade at MNHS 5:30p
*Volleyball vs. Scott Johnson MS 8th grade @ SJMS & 7th grade @ EMS 5p
*Choir Fund Raiser Pick-Up 8a-6:30p in the cafetorium
Oct. 18th Cross Country: District Meet @ Cockrill MS 9:30a
Oct. 21st Football vs. Prosper 8th grade @ Prosper Eagle Stadium & 7th grade @ MHS 5:30p
Oct. 23rd Volleyball vs. Reynolds MS 8th grade @ EMS & 7th grade @ RMS 5p
Oct. 25th Volleyball “B” & “C” Team Tournament 8th grade @ CMS & 7th grade @SJMS 8a
Oct. 28th Football vs. Cockrill 8th grade at MHS & 7th grade @ MNHS 5:30p
Oct. 30th Volleyball vs. Cockrill MS 8th grade @ EMS & 7th grade @ CMS 5p
Nov. 1st Volleyball District A Tournament 8th grade @ EMS & 7th grade @ FMS 8a
Nov. 4th Football: Bi-District Game 8th grade @ MHS & 7th grade TBA 5:30p
Evans Middle School Helpful Numbers
Boys’ Coaches Office
Girls’ Coaches Office
8th Grade AP/Counselor
7th Grade AP/Counselor
6th Grade AP/Counselor
Durham Bus Services