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. In addition, an Email Extra notification will be sent to all subscribers. The notification will also air on MET (Time Warner Channel 98). ParentLink (the automated phone calling system) will also be utilized when possible. 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 school is not closed or delayed, no information will be posted.
Winter Band Concerts
Big CONGRATULATIONS to the 23 band students who made the All-District Bands and the 14 students who made the All-Region Band. It is a huge honor to be a part of these bands as the competition is very tough. Way to go!!
MHS Holiday Concert and MBHS Winter Concert on Thursday, December 12th. Both are at 7:00PM and are great extra credit opportunities for band students.
All-Region Clinics for students who made the All-Region Bands on Friday, December 13th from 4PM - 9PM at Plano West and Renner MS in Plano.
All Region Band Clinics and Concerts on Saturday, December 14th from 8:00AM - 8:00PM at PWSH and RMS in Plano.
Evans Band Winter Concert on Thursday, December 19th from 6PM - 9PM at Boyd HS Auditorium. The concert is required for all Evans band students and is a major test grade.
Christmas Care at Evans
We have partnered with local businesses to provide for our families in need for the Holidays. An Angel Tree opportunity has been set up in the community. Some of our Evans "Angels", along with other middle school students and their siblings, are represented on a tree inside Benny's Bagels at 5100 W. Eldorado Pkwy., as well as the new Guitar Sanctuary at 6851 Virginia Pkwy. If you would like to "adopt" a student for Christmas, please stop by to pick up an Angel. Purchased gifts must be wrapped and returned to the same location by Dec. 18th. Through the efforts and compassion of our wonderful community of churches, businesses and schools, we have no doubt that all our "angels" will be provided for this Holiday season.
Sylvia A. Blair
Community Lisison MISD
Faubion MS & Evans MS
469.302.6997 ~ 469.302.7237
Have you heard the BUZZZZ...the Spelling Bee is just around the corner!
So mark your calendar with the following dates:
Monday, December 2 (qualifier letter is sent home with students who qualified)
Friday, December 6 (deadline to turn in qualifier participant form-turn in at the Workshop meeting)
Friday, December 6 (Workshop meeting: how to prepare for the spelling Bee)
Tuesday, January 7 (*Spelling Bee reduction round, if necessary, immediately after school)
Wednesday, January 8 (Spelling Bee competition, evening event)
I will need some volunteers for the workshop and Spelling Bee competition, so please let Mrs. Gilbert know if you are interested in helping out. email@example.com
8th Grade Scoliosis Screening
Parents, we will be screening ALL 8th Graders for Scoliosis Dec. 9 - 13, during 7th period.
BOYS WILL WEAR PANTS OR GYM SHORTS AND REMOVE THEIR SHIRTS. GIRLS ARE REQUESTED TO WEAR A HALTER-TOP, SWIMSUIT TOP, OR A SPORTS BRA.
Students in Off Campus PE will be screened at our earliest convenience. Referral letters will be sent home with the student for anyone who does not pass a screening. Information on Scoliosis is on the Evans Website under Nurses Clinic. Please call the clinic with any questions or concerns.
Nancy Yarbrough BSN, RN
Evans Middle School Nurse
#PassiveSolarSunday- EMS students start a popular movement in North Texas
Did you know that your home, on average, uses the most energy on Sunday, than any other day of the week? It's the day when a lot of the family is home, spending time together, watching football, doing housework, etc. An Evans Middle School Lexus Eco Challenge Team named "Passive Solar Sunday," is tackling energy waste in a simple manner, that has become a movement in North Texas and you can participate too.
When you're home on Sunday, instead of using lights, open up your blinds and curtains, and let in the "passive solar" light. It's free, and helps your community become more energy-efficient and helps decrease the rising rate of ozone depletion. Join this simple, but effective movement and show your support to these students and post your pictures/comments on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. #PassiveSolarSunday
You can also access important Evans Athletic information through our new website at http://evansathletics.weebly.com/. Athletic Parent Communication - We are utilizing Celly for text message alerts for general athletic information and sport specific information. This will take place of the email groups in the past. Please text the following to 23559 to join each group in order to receive important weekly information.
General Athletic Information for Boys and Girls Athletics- Text "@EvansAthletics" to 23559
Boys Basketball- 7th Grade- Text "@Evans7thBoysBB" to 23559,
8th Grade- Text "@Evans8thBoysBB" to 23559
Girls Basketball- Both 7th and 8th Grade will utilize parent email groups instead of Celly.
Weather Note - The coaching staff will only notify you if we do actually cancel a practice or event. So a practice or game is always on schedule unless you receive notification that the time has been altered or canceled all together.
We Collect Box Tops!
Evans Middle School is a BOXTOPS school. Please send in your boxtops in sets of 50 to your child's history teacher. You can also support our school by registering at www.boxtops4education.com. There are ways to save, games, and contests. Don't miss the chance to help Evans with this FREE, minimal effort fundraiser.
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance
Click here for information about how to acquire accident insurance (both health and dental) for your student. Under Texas law, school districts are not liable for accidents that occur in schools. It is important to understand the school/district is not responsible for medical payments or bills for your child. If your child is injured during any school, athletic, or UIL-sponsored activity, all medical charges incurred are the family's responsibility.
To read the informational letter in English, click here. To access the letter in Spanish, click here.
Evans Middle School Helpful Numbers
Evans Middle School
6998 W. Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75070
Inclement Weather Alerts
With the rapid changes in our Texas weather, we wanted to make sure you were aware of how McKinney ISD communicates inclement weather information. Simply click on this link to view: MISD Inclement Weather. Please do not call the campus to find out if school has been canceled or delayed.
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Tuesday, December 10th
* FCA meets in E211 @ 8:15am
*Orchestra: Winter Concert: Performance at 6pm & 7pm in the Competition Gym
Wednesday, December 11th
* Drill Team Practice in the cafeteria 4:00-5:30pm
Thursday, December 12th
*Spirit Wear sold during all lunches in the concession stand
*Band: MHS and MBHS holiday band concerts 7:00pm
* Science Club in D221 3:45-5:00pm
*Basketball vs. Cockrill 8th grade girls @ EMS & 8th grade boys @ CMS 5pm
Friday, December 13th
*Choir: Great Wolf Lodge Contest and Concert
*Band: All-Region Clinics for students who made the All-Region Bands 4:00-9:00pm
* Engineering/Robotics Club meets in E106 from 4-6pm
*Cheer Practice 4:00-5:15pm
*Basketball: A Team Invitational Tournament 7th grade boys @ Cockrill; 7th grade girls @ Johnson; 8thgrade boys @ Cockrill; 8th grade girls @ Dowell 5pm
Saturday, December 14th
*Drill Team will be competing in the DFW Christmas Classic @ Creekview HS in Carrollton
*Basketball: A Team Invitational Tournament 7th grade boys @ Cockrill; 7th grade girls @ Johnson; 8thgrade boys @ Cockrill; 8th grade girls @ Dowell 8:00am
*Band: All-Region Bands Clinics and Concerts @ Plano West Senior High and RMS in Plano 8am-8pm