Message from Principal Jackson
I can't begin to tell you how excited I am that my daughter will be home for the holidays this time next week!!! YAY...happy mommy!!
The second quarter ends in two weeks, and I have a parent tip to share. This is something my children used to have to do shortly before grading periods ended. Have your child pull his own grades and bring to dinner for a quick celebration of academic success. Mind you, sometimes the talks were not all sunshine and roses, but the fact that we were empowering our children to own their own knowledge and success (or failures) was huge. The conversations could NOT be about how the "teacher is failing me" or excuses for why they haven't gone to tutorials. The conversations were always about celebrating the positives and making an action plan for the areas needing growth. Give it a try...it really made a difference for my own kiddos.
Next week is COLLEGE WEEK. Please see the calendar for the dress-up event per day.
Our Band and Choir Winter Concerts are coming up next week. We would love to see you there supporting our talented Panthers.
AVID Family Night is December 18th. Can't wait to see all of our AVID families at Evans for an evening of fun.
Powerpoint for Incoming High School Students and their Parents
Click here to access the notes to the incoming High School meeting that the Evans counselors had on Monday, November 26. The EMS counselors shared an overview of graduation requirements as well as important information pertaining to the registration process. Registration for high school will take place in January.
Other Important Dates:
High School Showcase Nights (clubs and organizations and teachers are on hand to answer questions)
Monday, January 14 MNHS 6- 8:15; 8th grade meeting 6-7
Wednesday, January 16 MBHS 6-7:30; 8th grade meeting 6:45
Thursday, January 17 MHS 5:30- 7:30; 8th grade meeting 6:30; weighted course meeting 5:45-6:15
*We will publish more dates at a later time
Please put this information on your calendars!
McKinney ISD Has Increased Substitute Daily Pay Rates
Effective November 12, 2018 daily pay rates for substitutes:
$110 - Certified teacher from any state
It's that time of year where we are all busy with the hustle and bustle of the holidays. We want to help our teachers and staff out with some gift wrapping assistance. Please click here to sign up and come help out with wrapping their holiday presents.
The Evans PTO is offering new spirit wear as well as bringing back some old favorites. There is a long-sleeved t-shirt option as well as short-sleeved and glitter designs. The order form is attached or you can order online at www.evanspto.com. Spirit wear sales at school are scheduled for:
February 21 (at 6th grade registration meeting)
If you'd like to skip the line entirely, you can do everything online at www.evanspto.com.
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 a
re 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!
Volunteering in MISD requires Application every School Year
We are so lucky to have so many wonderful volunteers who make it possible for us to make our school the very best it can be! Please remember that if you are a returning volunteer, or maybe a first time MISD volunteer, that you must go online to fill out a Volunteer Application and be approved before you can serve in any capacity where you will have contact with students. Sometimes this takes a couple of weeks, so please do it as soon as possible! We need you!!!
Click HERE to go directly to the link. Thank you so very much! We look forward to having you on our campus!
Volunteer applications may take up to two weeks to be processed.
If after two weeks you have not been contacted regarding your volunteer status, please contact MISD Human Resources at 469-302-4117. DO NOT contact staff members at schools regarding your volunteer application. Your application is a confidential matter.
Once you are approved, you will be able to volunteer in the district throughout the school year.
Evans Middle School
6998 W. Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75070
Campus Improvement Plan
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Click on panther eyes to access the most current EMS Friday newsletter.
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