We will host our annual Spring Showcase on March 5th from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. We invite you to come see some of the wonderful things happening here at Evans Middle School and to find out what your students have been learning this year. We hope to see you there!
I would like to take a moment to congratulate our 7th grade Lady Panthers for an undefeated basketball season. The girls and coaches did a great job and we are very proud of them! Congratulations!
Parents, if you have students involved in Fine Arts, I am sure that you are aware that we are entering the time of year for UIL contests and competitions. This usually means that they will be missing some class instruction time. Please help your student stay on top of their homework and class assignments as they will be responsible for anything they miss while away from campus.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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. 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.
Evans Theater Presents
It's UIL season! This Wednesday, the cast and crew of A Thousand Cranes will be competing at the Middle School UIL One Act Play Competition at McKinney Boyd High School. Be sure to tell them to break a leg! Also, come see the public performance on Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm. Admission charge is $5.
Play Synopsis: A Thousand Cranes presents the true and poignant story of Sadako Saski, who was 2 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on the small city of Hiroshima, where she lived. Sadako, now 12 years old, is an excellent athlete who races daily with her friend Kenji to prepare for an important competition. However, t is discovered that she has "radiation sickness," or leukemia-an effect of the bombing that happened 10 years before, during which her grandmother was killed. Kenji arrives at the hospital, "I've figured out a way for you to get well," he says. He reminds her of the old story about the crane. If a sick person folds a thousand origami cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again.
We are having our annual Book Fair beginning February 26 through March 5th and we could use your help! We will be running our fair in the library from 8:15 am until 4:15 pm each day. We are asking for two hour shifts from our volunteers. On March 5, we have our Spring Showcase, and the Book Fair will be open that evening. We could use some extra help then also. Here is the link for sign up genius:
Remember, it's fine to do more than one shift!
Pantherette Informational Meeting
There will be an informational student/parent meeting in the Evans Middle School library on Monday, February 23 at 6:00 pm for all current 6th and 7th grade girls interested in being on the 2015-2016 EMS Drill Team. The meeting will last approximately one hour.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn all about the fun and excitement of being a Pantherette! See you there!
Attention Rising 6th and 7th grade parents
Course selection is coming up after Spring Break. March 16th is the parent night at 7p at Evans. Course sheets will be due to teachers March 20th.
Parents, please see the attached flyer about logging into Naviance. Naviance is our career/college readiness program that MISD pays for. Your students have been using this at Evans.
Attention Parents of Rising 8th Grade Students
9th grade Registration is done, but do you have any applications that need to be filled out? If you need to apply for a transfer, applications are due February 27th. Go to www.mckinneyisd.net for the application.
The 8th grade office currently has applications for MBHS and MHS for the following:
Evans PTO Announcements
PTO is having a SALE on Spirit WearThey will be selling spirit wear during lunches February 12 - 26.
All remaining items will be on sale! Get them while they last!
The PTO would love for you to join us, give us new ideas, volunteer, donate, or help in any way you can! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the PTO website at http://evansmspto.weebly.com and like us on Facebook!! PTO is collecting box tops. Don't let your box tops go to waste. Please drop them off in the front office.
Attention Parents of 6th Graders—Immunization requirements for 7th grade
Current 6th graders need Immunizations updated in order TO CONTINUE ON TO 7th GRADE!! They must have a Tdap in the past 5 years, 2 Varicella and a Meningiococcal Vaccine to meet requirements. Please update Immunizations at your earliest convenience. Must be completed by June 1, 2015.
On Thursday, February 26 at Lawson Early Childhood Center, 500 Dowell St., from 5p-7pm: you can receive FREE IMMUNIZATIONS for students with no insurance coverage. Also, Passport Health will be there to provide immunizations for students who have AETNA, BCBC or United Heathcare Insurance.
Spring Pictures will be taken during ELAR classes on Friday, February 27. Students may choose from several backgrounds. Every student will be photographed and every student will receive a picture packet. When your student brings home their pictures, you may choose to purchase all or part of the packet. You must send back the envelope with either a payment for the pictures you are purchasing or with all the pictures. Please send check or money order made out to Lifetouch Portraits with your student to give to their ELAR teacher, or have them return the photographs you do not wish to purchase to their teacher. Smile!!!
*Portraits can also be purchased with a credit card by following the instructions on the packet.
*Pictures taken will NOT be included in the yearbook.
Would you or someone you know like to be a part of our MISD Mentoring Program?
REACH is a campus-based mentoring program designed to cultivate self-esteem and self confidence into a child's life while instilling a motivation to learn and improve personal and social skills. Our mentors become role models that reinforce the importance of an education and build a relationship with their student. By reaching one child at a time, we are changing the lives of hundreds of children a year.
There are many students at several campuses, including Evans, currently waiting to be matched with a mentor this year. We would love for you to share this information with community members who could take 30 minutes once a week to make a positive impact on a student. *Mentors should not have a child attending the school where they mentor.
For more information please visit http://www.mckinneyisd.net/departments/pie/reach/
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
*Pre-UIL Choir Contest @ Faubion Middle School
*UIL Academic District Meet @ SJMS
*Drill Team Competition: DFW Dance Championship @ Duncanville HS
*UIL Academic District Meet @ DMS
*Track Practice Begins
*Drill Team Informational Parent Meeting for 2015-16 6:00 pm in the library
*Book Fair Opens in Library
*Pre-UIL Choir Parent Concert 7p @ FMS
*Shot Van at Lawson Early Childhood Center 5-7pm
*Band 8 Grade POPS Concert @ Boyd HS 3:45p (8 graders zoned for Boyd only)
*Band Ice Skating Party @ Dr. Pepper Star Center 11:45-2p
March 2 & 3
*UIL Choir Non-Varsity Contest @ Lowry Freshman Center
*Tennis Practice Begins
*Tennis: Parent Meeting 6p
*Evans Theatre Presents: “Tracks” Curtain time: 7p
March 4 & 5
*UIL Choir Varsity Contest @ Wylie East High School
*UIL Orchestra Concert & Sight Reading Competition @ Plano West Senior High School
*Track vs. Prosper (Quad Meet) @ Prosper High School 4p
*Middle School Spring Showcase Time: TBD
*End of 3rd Quarter
*Daylight Saving Time-move clocks ahead 1 hour
March 9-13 Spring Break
*Parent Meetings for Incoming 6 Grade Students 6p
*Parent Meetings for Incoming 7 & 8 Grade Students 7p
*Tennis vs. Highland Park @ home (MHS courts) 4p
*Poetry Workshop 3:45-5p in the library
*ESL Night 6-7:30p
*Panther Pathway Breakfast in the library 8:15a-8:40a Leadership
*Track vs. Highland Park (Tri-Meet) @ home (MHS courts) 4p
*6 Grade Musical Dress Rehearsal in the cafeteria from 9a-12p
*End of Year Drill Team Banquet in the cafeteria 6p
*Report Cards go home with students
*Tennis vs. Johnson @ home (MHS courts) 4p
*Drill Team Fundraiser Meeting 3:45p in the competition gym
*6 Grade Choir Musical Performance @ 7:00p in the cafeteria
*Track: Princeton Relays @ Princeton 4p
*5 Grade Band Instrument Selection 9a-2p in the cafeteria
*STARR: 7 Grade Writing-day 1 & 8 Grade Math
*STARR: 7 Grade Writing-day 2 & 8 Grade Reading
*Drill Team Uniform Fitting 4p in the competition gym
*5 Grade Band Instrument Selection 4:30-8p in the cafeteria
*Track: Evans Tri-Meet at MNHS 4p
*Poetry Slam 4-6p in the library
*School Holiday (unless a bad-weather day is used)
* Drill Team Officer Interviews 4p
*PTO Board Meeting @ 6p
*Tennis vs. Prosper @ home (MHS courts) 4p
*District Poetry Slam @ Cockrill MS 6:30p
*Track: District Meet @ Ron Poe Stadium 4p
*Tennis vs. Dowell @ MBHS 4p
April 16 & 23
*Band Rehearsal; 6 Grade Only 3:45-5:30p in the competition gym
*Choir Region 25 Pre-Rehearsal 3:45p
*Orchestra Advanced Solo/Ensemble @ Faubion Middle School 8a
*STARR: 6 & 7 Grade Math & 8 Grade Social Studies
*STARR: 6 & 7 Grade Reading & 8 Grade Science
*Tennis vs. Cockrill @ home (MHS courts) 4p
*6 Grade Sandy Lake Band Festival
* Tennis District Tournament @ MBHS 4p
* Beginner Orchestra Rehearsal 4p in the cafeteria
*Tennis District Tournament @ MBHS 4p
*Beach Within Reach Competition for 7 & 8 grade band students
May 5 & 7
*Orchestra Sandy Lake Competition
*Choir 6 Grade Sandy Lake Contest
*STARR: 8 Grade Reading Retest
*Band Spring Concert 6:30p in the competition gym
*Choir 7 & 8 Grade Sandy Lake Contest
*Band Symphonic 1 Recording Session @ St. Andrews UMC in Plano @ TBD
*Band Hawaiian Falls Trip Time: TBD
*Band Solo Contest @ Dowell MS 4:30-9p
*Choir Spring Show Rehearsal 3:45p in the competition gym
*School Holiday (unless a bad-weather day is used)
*Choir Spring Show @ Cottonwood Creek 7p
*Band 5 Grade Parent Meeting 6:30p in the cafeteria
*Orchestra Spring Concert in the competition gym 6p
*Shot Van at Lawson Early Childhood Center 5-7pm
*8 Grade Dance @ 7p Tentative
*8 Grade Beach Bash 9a-2p Tentative
*Incoming 7 Grade Immunizations due
*Last Day of School
*Report Cards viewable on HAC
June 23 & 24
*STARR: 8 Grade Math & Reading Retest
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