LAST CHANCE TO BUY A YEARBOOK!
ALL yearbook orders are due on Friday, JANUARY 30, 2015. Click here to download order form or click the picture below to order online. If you cannot pay all the cost up front, Jostens offers a 3-payment plan; but you'll need to go to their website: http://www.jostens.com to utilize that option. Forms are also available in the grade level offices as well as Evans' front office. Please contact Bonnie Goodwin, Yearbook Advisor, if you have any questions or would like to know if you've already ordered at email@example.com. We will not be ordering any extra books, so please buy NOW if you want one.
Thank you, School Board Member, Bobby Amick
January is School Board Appreciation Month. In the state of Texas, we set aside this month to recognize our Board of Trustees for their dedication and commitment to MISD students. These men and women are elected members of the board and they spend countless unpaid hours planning meetings, working with the community, setting district policy and attending monthly meetings to make decisions that will affect our students now and in the future. Evans Middle School would like to especially thank Mr. Bobby Amick as our "adopted" board member. Your service is greatly appreciated! Please click here to learn more about Mr. Amick. Thank you, Bobby Amick!
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.
Attention Parents of 8th Graders--High School Registration Meetings
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!
Jeans for Teens--NJHS Schoolwide Service Project
NJHS is starting up our second service project for the year, Jeans for Teens! Please bring in jeans, shorts, skirts, anything made of blue jean material (no colored jeans please). Ask friends , family and neighbors to help us team up with Aeropostle to provide Jeans for Teens! Clothing can be in any shape-torn, ripped, holes---just bring them in and Aeropostle will take care of the rest! We need all jeans brought in by February 10th so we need your donations ASAP. The winning school receives $5,000!!!
Evans PTO Announcements
Evans PTO has some exciting plans for this spring, including kicking off the Teacher Grant Program, which will put the fundraising money directly back in the classrooms. The PTO plans to award $3000 in teacher grants this spring. In addition, we are sponsoring the school spelling bee, volunteering at the open house, planning a new spring school wide event, and providing a teacher appreciation luncheon at the end of the year. The next PTO meeting will be held a few minutes before the spelling bee on January 14 at 6:15 pm.
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!! It's been a busy but exciting first of half of the year for the Evans PTO. A recap of some of the things we worked on this fall:
PTO is collecting box tops. Don't let your box tops go to waste. Please drop them off in the front office!!!
Want to express your ideas for what you'd like to see on school spirit wear?
Here's your chance. Evans PTO is hosting a contest to find a design for spirit shirts for the 2015-2016 school year. The contest is open to all students enrolled at Evans Middle School. The winning design must be original work and will be selected by the PTO board and Evans staff. The winning student will receive a free t-shirt.
Please place your design on a separate sheet of paper with your name on the back only. Complete the entry form that you can get in the office, the posters around school or the art teacher, cut and attach to your design. (please write neatly). All entries should be turned into the school office by Jan. 16, 2015.
Contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com with any questions. Please note: small design changes may be made to winning design to accommodate screen printing requirement.
If you would like to help with the NEW Teacher Grant Program and decide where PTO funds are spent, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Library is closed when school is, right? Wrong!!
Remember, you can access our ebooks and audio books from the McKinney Digital Library, 24-7....whether school is in session or not! This wonderful resource is always available to you. As you know (hopefully), McKinney uses the Overdrive digital service. This is the same service as McKinney Public Library uses. If you are new to digital downloads, it gets easier all the time! Overdrive is compatible with many types of devices, from iPhones and iPads to Android systems, Kindle books and Barnes and Noble nooks. Click here to access the digital library and instructions. Once you are set up, it is easy for your student to read and listen to a wide variety of books!
The following required reads are available in the library for sale:
Hiroshima ELAR GT 8th grade $9
To Kill a Mockingbird ELAR GR 8th grade $9
Which Way to the Wild West? PreAP 8th Social Studies $10
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
Thursday, January 22
*Panther Pathway Breakfast Library 8:15a-8:40am
*8th Grade Basketball vs. Ereckson MS Boys @ Ereckson 5:30p & Girls @ home 5pm
Monday, January 26
*Parent Meeting for MNHS incoming 9th grade students at MNHS from 6-7pm
*7th Grade Basketball vs. Johnson MS Boys @ home & Girls @ JMS 5pm
Thursday, January 29
*8th Grade Basketball vs. Johnson MS Boys @ home & Girls @ JMS 5pm
Monday, February 2
*7th Grade Basketball vs. Reynolds MS Boys @ home & Girls @ RMS 5pm
Thursday, February 5
*8th Grade Basketball vs. Reynolds MS Boys @ home & Girls @ RMS 5pm
Tuesday, February 10
*Jeans for Teens Service Project Final Day
Saturday, February 14
*MISD Basketball Tournaments 8th Grade Boys @ MBHS; 7th Grade Boys @ JMS
*8th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament @ MHS; 7th Grade Girls @ EMS
Monday, February, 16
*Staff Workday; No School for students
Thursday, February 19
*Panther Pathway Breakfast in the MRC 8:15a-8:40 am
Tuesday, February 24
*Parent Meeting for parents of current 5th grade students at 6pm & current 6th & 7th grade students at 6:45pm
Thursday, February 26
*Shot Van at Lawson Early Childhood Center 5-7pm
Sunday, March 8
*Daylight Saving Time-move clocks ahead 1 hour
March 9-13 Spring Break
Thursday, March 19
*Panther Pathway Breakfast library 8:15am-8:40am
Monday, March 30
*STARR: 7th Grade Writing-day 1 & 8th Grade Math
Tuesday, March 31
*STARR: 7th Grade Writing-day 2 & 8th Grade Reading
Friday, April 3
*School Holiday (unless a bad-weather day is used)
Tuesday, April 21
*STARR: 6th & 7th Grade Math and 8th Grade Social Studies
Wednesday, April 22
*STARR: 6th & 7th Grade Reading and 8th Grade Science
Tuesday, May 12
*STARR: 8th Grade Reading Retest
Friday, May 22
*School Holiday (unless a bad-weather day is used)
Monday, May 25
Thursday, May 28
*Shot Van at Lawson Early Childhood Center 5-7pm
Thursday, June 4
*Last Day of School
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