Message from Principal Darla Jackson
I love starting my day greeting our students at the crosswalk. Parents are waving, students are asking how my morning is going, and dogs are even barking their morning greetings. Wow! What a fun way to begin a day!
I am so impressed with the amount of students who participated in our ORANGE UNITY day...fighting against bullying together. The halls were FILLED with orange. It was amazing!
We are starting a new tradition at Evans this year (participation is completely optional). Halloween is around the corner and we would like for staff and students to dress up in costumes and have a little fun on October 31st. We do have some restriction on what costumes can be worn, so please review the following and help us make this a fun day for students and staff.
Monday, October 24th is a student holiday and it is parent/teacher conference day.
Next week is RED RIBBON WEEK. We will have different themes each day.
Yearbooks at LOWEST Price Through Halloween
Save money and order your yearbook NOW! Click here to order online or print off an order form by clicking here and bring your payment into Evans. Cash or check accepted payable to EMS. Don't miss out on this "spooktacular" deal!
Yearbook 8th Grade Dedications--Order for your Student NOW through Nov 4
To order a special dedication for your outgoing 8th grader, click here to submit photos, text, as well as order online (credit/debit card or PayPal) OR click here to download and print an order form to bring in to school with cash or check.
8th Grade Field Trip to High Schools in November
Please mark your calendars for Monday, November 14th. This is the day that all 8th graders will take a field trip to ALL 3 high schools to see the Career and Tech course offerings. We will leave the school at 8:45 and return at 2:30. Please plan to pack a lunch for your child and make sure you have no doctor/dental appointments scheduled that day.
More information will be sent out later, but please make sure this day is noted on your calendar.
On Friday, October 28, the PTO will be hosting a Fall Appreciation Luncheon as a "thank you" to all of the wonderful teachers and staff. It will be a Baked Potato Bar with potatoes from McAllister's. We are in need of volunteers to donate toppings and desserts. If you can help us, please sign up HERE.
Please drop them off in the staff room by 11:00am.
Spirit Wear Days now on Friday
NEW DAY!! Spirit wear will now be on Fridays so that students and teachers are wearing their spirit wear on the same day. Evans students, plan to begin wearing your spirit wear on Fridays, this coming Friday, November 4th. Let's see if we can have the entire campus covered in spirit wear on Friday, November 4th and all Fridays for the rest of the school year. Go Panthers!
Did you know you can show support for our school and sit comfortably at those sporting events?! Come check out our Evans stadium cushions at the next Spirit raffle/sale day and while you're at it, grab an Evans spirit shirt for yourself!
Please check out these multiple volunteer opportunities at Evans. There is something for everyone! (Please click HERE to be cleared to volunteer. Or, scroll down to the bottom of this section and click on "volunteer application.")
Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 25-27): Say no to drugs! Help pass out prizes during lunch periods.
RRW Sign Up
College/Career Week (Nov. 15-16): Help pass out prizes during lunch periods.
College Week Sign Up
Football Concession Stand: Every Tuesday night, the PTO provides and sells snacks for the Evans MS football games at McKinney High Auxiliary Field.
Concessions Sign Up
Copy Room Volunteers: If you are interested in making copies once a month, we are happy to train anyone who it interested in learning the ropes. Please let us know and we can set up a time.
If you are interested in volunteering for other activities , please let me know by emailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don't forget to renew your MISD volunteer application. This must be done each year. Please click HERE to apply and scroll down to the bottom to click on "volunteer application."
Zero-cost fundraising is a GREAT way to help your school at no additional cost to you. Box Tops are found on everything from toilet paper to boxed goods. Just clip the Box Tops labels as you use your products and collect them in an easy-to-access place.
Evans PTO plans three contests this school year, and the first one runs from now through Thanksgiving Break. Three grade-level winners will be announced and a variety of prizes will be available (more details to follow). Please send your Box Tops to school with your student in a sealed bag (labeled with name AND grade), so we can give credit to your student. Box Tops can be left in the front office, and the PTO will collect weekly. We sincerely appreciate your help with this fundraising effort that can make a difference in what programs we can provide for our students, our teachers and our school.
Staying Healthy Through Fall & Winter
The fall and winter months can create quite a challenge in staying healthy. Plenty of rest, healthy diet, and good hand washing are very important. We have already begun to see many signs and symptoms of cold, respiratory, and GI problems. Please monitor your children for symptoms of illness and begin addressing them as soon as possible. It is our goal to have all children well and at school learning, but there are times when they must be at home.
Here are a few guidelines to help you decide if your child can attend school.
Voluntary Supplemental Student Insurance
Click here for more information on how to purchase an insurance policy to protect your child during UIL activities.
Evans Middle School
6998 W. Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75070
Campus Improvement Plan
*Parent/Teacher Conferences-No School for Students
*Red Ribbon Week--Wear Sports Team Jerseys
*7th FB vs Reynolds @ MHS
*8th FB away game @ Reynolds MS
*Red Ribbon Week--Wear red
*Red Ribbon Week--Halloween crazy socks and black and orange
*VB vs Reynolds @ Evans
*Shot Van 5-7p Lawson Early Childhood Center
* Band Fall Concert
*VB District Tournament @ PSA
*Last day for Yearbook Sale
*8th grade yearbook dedications due to Mrs. Goodwin
*CTE Field Trip for 8th Grade Students
*Career Readiness = Success. Dress for Success by wearing your best suit, tie or dress
*Show your college spirit by wearing your favorite college t shirt or hat