Message from Principal Jackson
Next week is our first round of STAAR testing. Our students have been working really hard this year, and I have complete confidence that they will be successful. Please remember that visitors will not be permitted on Tuesday and Wednesday. We appreciate your help with this.
On testing days, students cannot have their cell phones and/or smartwatches with them in their testing classroom. Therefore, your child can choose to either leave his/her phone at home or in a locker OR the testing teacher will take the phones up and they will be locked in a secured area until after all testing is completed. Students have been given this information, but I wanted to make sure parents are aware of this policy as well.
Tuesday night was an exciting night. Our 6th grade Choir students performed songs from famous musicals throughout the many decades. I was so impressed and loved hearing some of my own favorites from my childhood.
Next Friday, we have some talented athletes participating in the annual Special Olympics Track and Field meet at Ron Poe. We look forward to bringing home some awards and having some fun that day. Our cheerleaders and PALs will send them off with some good luck cheers.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Parent Information for 2017-2018 Registration Process
Click here for the counselor's presentation for incoming 7-8 graders.
Click here for the counselor's presentation for incoming 6 graders.
Hoops for Heart
We are over $7,000 in just three weeks!! AMAZING! Please ask Coach Penna if you want to help or donate to help us reach our goal of $10,000. firstname.lastname@example.org Student vs. Staff Hoops for Heart game was a total success!! Thank you to all of the staff and students that participated. Staff came out on top, 57-30, but fun was had by all! Thank you to all the students and parents who donated to this great cause! We raised over $2,400 from the game alone!!
Online Courses for 8th Grade Students
Parents of 8th graders: If your student is interested in taking Health, Psychology or Sociology online during the Spring semester, please have them stop by their counselors office. Cost is $220 per course and runs January 30 - May 26, 2017. It will be offered again during Summer school.
8th Grade STAAR Information
The grade advancement requirements of the Texas Student Success Initiative (SSI), requires that grade 5 and grade 8 students meet the passing standards on STAAR tests in mathematics and reading before they can be promoted to the next grade. The purpose of this initiative is to ensure that every student makes the academic progress necessary to show a sufficient understanding of the knowledge and skills taught and tested at each grade level. Each student is given three opportunities to pass the state assessment, with the first assessment date being Tuesday, March 28, 2017 for mathematics and Wednesday, March 29, 2017 for reading.
Sixth Graders Need Immunizations Updated
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 and they must be updated by June 1, 2017 to be able to get their schedule for next year.
PTO Board Members Needed
Your Evans PTO is looking for new leaders for our wonderful Board. Due to our members "graduating," we have several openings we need to fill to make sure our Board functions to the best of its ability in serving our kids, our teachers and our school community. If you've served on an elementary PTA/PTO board before, the duties are similar but are much less time-consuming. Please feel free to reach out to current co-President, Julie Luton, at 214-244-5208 or email@example.com with any questions. Please consider joining us.
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 click HERE to be cleared to volunteer. Or, scroll down to the bottom of this section and click on "volunteer application.")
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."
Keep clipping and turning in those Box Tops! The next contest winners will be announced soon! Unfortunately, expired Box Tops will not be counted as they cannot be submitted. Remember to include your name and grade! Please feel free to email me if you have any questions at email@example.com - Thank you Panthers!
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
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