A Message from Mr. Young
Over the next couple of weeks there will be a number of important events happening at Evans. Please make sure that you look at the schedule of events so that you don't miss any important information.
It is that time of year when we ask you to fill out a survey to let us know how we are doing. We appreciate your input and value your opinions. Please click here to take the survey.
Have a wonderful weekend!
STAAR Testing Information
Second round of STAAR testing is NEXT WEEK for all grades. They will be testing on Tuesday and Wednesday. Here are some reminders about testing expectations.
HAC and misdGO App Glitch
The grades in the version of Home Access Center (HAC) in the McKinney ISD mobile application misdGO are (in some cases) starting to get out of sync with what is displayed in the regular Home Access Center. As a result we have temporarily turned off the version of Home Access Center in misdGO and replaced it with a message directing parents and students to check the main Home Access Center at https://hac.mckinneyisd.net for current information.
STAAR Assessment Dates
• April 22nd Grades 6 and 7 Math & Grade 8 Social Studies
• April 23rd Grades 6 and 7 Reading & Grade 8 Science
• May 13th Grade 8 Math Re-Test
• May 14th Grade 8 Reading Re-Test
Eighth Grade Class T-Shirts
We only have Adult size Large and X-Large t-shirts left, so get your shirt before they are gone!!
Don't forget 8th Grade class t-shirts are also sold in the concession stand with the Evans Spirit Wear! T-shirts are $10.00 and we accept cash and checks payable to Evans PTO. All proceeds will be used for the 8th Grade Beach Bash and Dance. Click here for the order form. If you have any questions please contact Jaime Windham at firstname.lastname@example.org
Evans Library Media Resource Center
“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” --Richard McKenna It’s not about what we liked as a child, it’s not about what is good for them, and it’s not about what career they choose. Those will come into play other times, but right now, it’s about what that student enjoys and what will keep them reading. Good readers are habitual readers. They enjoy reading. It’s a simple and effective way to make our kids lifelong learners. So if they ask you what you like, tell them. But always ask them what they like about a certain book and you will find out what motivates your young reader.
The library now has the following required reading books for sale:
6th Grade ELAR: The Watsons go to Birmingham $7.00
8th Grade ELAR GT: Hiroshima $8.00
7th Grade ELAR: The Outsiders $10.00
8th Grade PreAP Social Studies: Two Miserable Presidents $10.00
McKinney Offers Drug Take-Back Event
Dispose of all unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs at a free, anonymous Drug Take-Back event on
April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City of McKinney Environmental Services Building, 1550 S. College St. Building D. For more information and to see a list of accepted items, call 972-547-7385 or visit mckinneytexas.org/drugtakeback.
"Doing Things A Little Different" We will no longer accept applications for NJHS during the same year we are serving, which was the norm. We are accepting applications for the upcoming year, now, just like the cheerleaders, dance, PALS and AVID do. This allows us to work as a solid group for the year, and opportunities for team-building over the summer. Students have a full year to build leadership and will serve for an entire year. There will no longer be application periods in the Fall or next January. Apply now for the following year! :) This is the application for current 6th graders, enrolling into 7th grade for the 2014-2015 year, and current 7th graders, enrolling into 8th grade for the 2014-2015 year. Please click below for the application (available in Word and PDF). Note all applications are due no later than Thursday, May 1st at 3:45PM. Please turn your application in, by hand, to Mrs. Bagwill or Mrs. Church. DO NOT ASK SOMEONE TO TURN IN YOUR APPLICATION FOR YOU, AS IT MIGHT NOT MAKE IT TO US.
No late applications will be accepted for any reason. There is a 2.5-week application period and more than enough time to complete your application. We can't wait to review it and welcome in a new group of members for our NJHS. Here is the link for the application.
2014-2015 MISD Physical Exams
Students participating in McKinney ISD athletics are REQUIRED to have a yearly physical prior to participation in tryouts, practices and games. Physicals must be on or after April 1, 2014 for participation in athletics for the 2014-2015 school year. Physicals must be completed on the official MISD physical form. Locations are:
Boyd, Saturday, April 26; 7:30-10:30 am
MHS, Wednesday, May 7; 3:00 - 6:00 pm
McKinney North, Wednesday, May 28; 3:00-5:00 pm
Cost: $20 - CASH ONLY
Student athletes on reduced lunch will be offered physicals for $5, and free lunch students will receive a physical at no charge. ECG: Electrocardiogram (ECG) screenings will be available for an additional charge of $15. Please wear shorts and T-Shirts and females wear a sports bra. Forms: Physical forms are GREEN.
The forms for McKinney ISD Physicals will only be available through the secondary campuses very soon. You can also locate the form on this link: http://www.mckinneyisd.net/departments/athletics_/sports_medicine/
Outside of the three days provided by McKinney ISD students are expected to get a physical on their own as we do not offer a makeup or second physical day on any campuses.
Health/Nurse Timely News
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.
Clases de Ciudadania/Citizenship Classes McKinney ISD is offering Citizenship classes for $30 starting April 5, 2014. Click here for additional information.
Parenting Class Opportunity
Dear McKinney ISD Family,
McKinney ISD was recently awarded a City of McKinney Community Support Grant to provide free parenting classes for residents of McKinney, Texas. Practical Parent Education is a research based parent program aimed at assisting families grapple with rearing their children in a global world that is very different from the world in which they grew up.
McKinney ISD has been providing Practical Parent Education to parents for the last 5 years and we are excited to now be able to share this wonderful resource with residents of McKinney, Texas.
Classes will be presented in both English and Spanish. Additionally, child care will be provided free of charge for children ages 4 and up. Click here for schedule in English. Click here for a schedule in Spanish.
Please share this information with your friends, family and colleagues.
Dr. Stella Uribe, Director of Community Affairs and Educational Grants email@example.com
469-302-6325 voice 469-302-6315 fax
Free E-Book for Parents
McKinney ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is offering the free e-book Pedophiles Don't Discriminate written specifically to educate parents on how to safeguard their children from predators. Pedophiles Don't Discriminate: How to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse is published by the Sexual Abuse Resource Network (SARN), and the free digital download can be accessed at http://www.pedophilesdontdiscriminate.com/mckinney/ or by going to our SHAC wiki at http://misdshac.wikispaces.com/Health+Education .
Evans Middle School Helpful Numbers
Evans Middle School
6998 W. Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75070
Friday, April 18
*Advanced Drama auditions in C11 3:45 - 5:00pm
*Engineering Club meets in Room E106 4 - 6pm
Tuesday, April 22
*STAAR grades 6 & 7 Math
*STAAR grade 8 Social Studies
Wednesday, April 23
*STAAR grades 6 & 7 Reading
*STAAR grade 8 Science
Thursday, April 24
*Beginner Band Rehearsal in the competition gym from 3:45-5:00pm
*FCA Meets in E211 from 8:15-8:40a
*Science Club meets in D221 from 3:45-5p
Monday, April 25
*Beginning Band to Sandy Lake Competition
Tuesday, April 26
*Drug Take-Back Event 1550 S. College St. Building D 10 am - 2 pm
Tuesday, April 29
*Tennis District Doubles Tournament @ MBHS, time TBD
Wednesday, April 30
*Tennis District Singles Tournament @ MBHS, time TBD
*Beginning Orchestra rehearsal 3:45 - 5:00pm
Thursday, May 1
*Volunteer appreciation luncheon 11:30am - 12:30pm
*Beginning Orchestra rehearsal 3:45 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 7
*PTO General Meeting 6:00 pm
Tuesday, May 13
*Grade 8 Math STAAR Re-Test
Wednesday, May 14
*Grade 8 Reading STAAR Re-Test
Friday, June 6
*Last day of School