Message from Principal Jackson
Dear Panther Parents,
Let’s start off with some celebrations…our extremely talented band program just found out this week that they have won a NATIONAL award called Mark of Excellence. This is a huge honor and we couldn’t be more proud of the hard work and dedication shown by Ms. Williams and Ms. Burns and all of our Panther band students. Congrats!!
Have I mentioned that we have the best PTO in town? Well, let me tell you it is TRUE!! They work to ensure that our students and our staff get all the things needed to have a successful school year. Please follow our PTO Facebook page and “like” what you see. Also, if you have not joined this exceptional group, please scroll down to the PTO segment of the newsletter and support this awesome group!
Next weekend is our MISD Annual Crape Myrtle Run, and I need your help!! Last year, we came in 3rd for having the most people registered online for the event. This year WE ARE GOING FOR THE GOLD!! So, grab your walking/running shoes and come join us for the Crepe Myrtle Run next Saturday. Schools reap the benefits when the Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Foundation donates $5 to schools’ P.E. Department for every registered runner who lists a school during the online registration. It's a great way to not only encourage healthy habits for our youth but also provides grant money into our schools P.E. Depts. to build on the healthy habits for our kids. Last year, $4,500 total grants were awarded to area schools – with the top three schools – McClure 1st place, Wilmeth 2nd Place, and Evans 3rd Place.
To register as a runner: http://getmeregistered.com/CMTMcKinney5K
And a very important message from MISD:
Districts across Texas are dealing with the challenge of students making threats toward other students and/or their school. In most of these cases, students make impulsive statements, texts or social media posts to impress their friends, or they claim that they are intended as a joke. In most cases, these do not pose an immediate threat to the safety of students or the school.
However—and this is where we need help from McKinney ISD parents—every threat will be taken seriously in MISD and investigated in partnership with the McKinney Police Department. That means that claiming a post or text was intended to be a joke or that it was a flippant statement or impulsive reaction is not a valid defense. In every case, MISD involves the McKinney Police Department, and the student will be held criminally responsible for his/her actions.
Please have a dialogue with your children about the significance of inappropriate or threatening statements, texts, social media posts or Snapchat posts. Please remind them that these statements can result in a permanent criminal record and even felony charges. Students will face both district and legal consequences for making any statements deemed to be a threat.
We will continue to take necessary steps to ensure a safe and secure learning environment at every MISD campus, and you can help us by having ongoing conversations with your children about the significance of what they say, text and post. Thanks for your ongoing support.
Reminder about traffic procedures in the front parking lot: please do not turn into the Evans parking lot off of Hillsdale Dr. We only enter the front of the building from the Eldorado Pkwy entry. Also, golf carts are not permitted on our sidewalks or entryways. If you have a licensed golf cart, you need to follow the same procedures that cars follow to drop off and pick up children. If you do not have a licensed golf cart, you are welcome to drop your kiddo off from a sidewalk before coming onto school property. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 469-302-7113. We appreciate you teaming with us to help keep our students safe.
If your child received Free or Reduced Lunch, the deadline for those applications is September 30th. Please make sure you have all paperwork submitted so your child can continue to receive this service. Please remember that there is no charging of lunches at the Secondary level, but we will make sure every child eats. The meal that is provided when students don’t have money and does not receive free and reduced meals is a sunbutter sandwich, a veggie, and a juice.
This year, we have a new Registrar, Paula Lough. She is fabulous, but if you are used to contacting Lynne Wells, please know that her email account is no longer active. Also, we have a new Counselor secretary, Kelly Sojack. She is also a great new addition, and she replaced Nidya Colón. We welcome these two ladies to our Panther team.
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Come Support Evans!
Palio's Spirit Night
When: Tuesday, September 24th
Where: Palio's @ 6405 Eldorado Pkwy
Time: 11am - 9pm
They will donate 15% of the proceeds when people mention Evans Middle School with their dine-in, take-out, or online orders (excludes delivery).
Athletic Booster Club Fundraiser
When: Tuesday, October 15th
Where: MOD Pizza @ 3009 S. Custer Rd. Suite 100
Support Evans as you Shop! (Amazon & Kroger)
Do you shop at Kroger? Evans Middle School PTO is now enrolled with Kroger's Community Rewards program. If you already have a Kroger Rewards Card, log in to your account at www.kroger.com and then click Enroll. You can search for Evans Middle School PTO or enter our code, AF012. New users will need to create an account, which requires some basic information, a valid email address, and a Rewards Card. You must have a registered Kroger Rewards Card account to link it to our school. If you don't have a card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. Then each time you shop at Kroger, swipe your card or use the phone number related to your card. Then PTO will take the proceeds to help our students and staff!
When you shop through AmazonSmile, Evans Middle School PTO will receive 0.5% of most purchases to fund programs, events, and grants at our school. To get started, designate Evans PTO as your charitable organization by going to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-1206927. Then every time you shop, start at smile.amazon.com and our school will benefit (at no cost to you!).
Please share these ways to support Evans Middle School with friends. Thanks for your support!
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