Can you believe that there are only three days of school left!! Next week, we only have one special event planned during the school day. On Wednesday, students will clean out their lockers. They will be asked to take everything home for the summer. Some students will have a lot to carry out and may need your assistance. We will also be looking for any lost textbooks and library books. If you know you have either of these sitting around the house, please help your child remember to return them to school.
Next Thursday, students are asked to leave their belongings at home. Some will need to bring clothes for PE/Athletics, but they will need to take those to the locker room.
As we close out another school year, I would like to thank you for allowing us the pleasure to serve you and your fantastic children. When I look back over my years here at Evans, it is absolutely amazing to realize what your students have accomplished. If you are ending your time with us at middle school and continuing on to high school, I would like to wish you the best of luck; those four years will fly by quickly, so enjoy them! If you are returning to Evans next year, I look forward to seeing you in August.
As always, if there is ever anything I can do to assist you, please let me know. Enjoy your 4-day weekend!
2016-2017 calendar-- find it HERE.
Click Here for a list of upcoming events, clubs to join, organizations to be a part of and academic information regarding progress reports and report card dates.
Congratulations to our PTO President!
Amanda Szecsy was given the "Volunteer of the Year" award for MISD. We are thankful to have had her experience, organizational skills, and high standards on our campus these past three years! She and the rest of our PTO moms who are moving on to high school will be greatly missed!
Celebration of Excellence Ceremony at Evans on May 31
On Tuesday, May 31st, Evans will host its first “Celebration of Excellence” ceremony. This ceremony is by invitation only and will recognize students who have shown excellence in Academics, as well as character via our IMPACT program. There will be two ceremonies that night, 6th/7th grade starting at 5pm and 8th grade starting at 7pm. Each ceremony will have a 15-30 minute ceremony in the gym with casual reception to follow in the cafeteria. If invited, your son or daughter will come home with an invitation within the next week. There is no need to RSVP for this event, however space will be limited so please plan accordingly. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Nurge at email@example.com.
2016-2017 School Supply Packs and Binders Pre-Selling Now!
You can now order your student's school supplies for the upcoming year. You can send in a paper order form to the front office with payment, or order online HERE and use the school ID EVA010. Pick up will be on Meet the Teacher Night on August 16th. Paper order forms can be downloaded HERE.
Electronic Access to STAAR Results
This year in response to comments received by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to increase instructional time for students, test dates for STAAR administrations for grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 mathematics and reading; grades 5 and 8 science; and grade 8 social studies were pushed back one month and took place May 9-May 13, 2016. As a result of this change, we will be receiving student test results later and expect them around mid-June.
Consequently, students will have been released for summer break and we are having to change our process for distributing score reports. In an effort to provide them as quickly as possible, we are making them available first electronically for you to access and then the printed reports will follow.
Beginning Tuesday, June 21, 2016, student score reports will be available via the Home Access Center, or HAC, under the Grades > Test Scores tab. Results will remain available until 5:00 p.m. on June 28, 2016. At this time the parent portal will no longer be available while the district performs scheduled annual maintenance on our information systems. You will be able to once again access your student's scores beginning at 12:00 p.m. on July 11, 2016. Printed reports will then be sent home when the new school year begins as part of the planned beginning of the year communications.
For additional information regarding this notice, please contact your school for clarification.
Online Registration Scheduled for August 1 - 29
All students who will be returning to a McKinney ISD school next year will need to complete the online registration which will open August 1st, 2016. The parent or guardian should receive an email from the district instructing them on what to do. Online registration will close on August 29th. It is very important that you complete this process. If you any questions, please contact the registrar at Lywells@mckinneyisd.net. Thank you for your help.
Project Graduation Donations Needed
On June 3rd approximately 1400 young men and women will graduate from MISD high schools. For the 13th year McKinney's Project Graduation will provide a safe, all-night event for them to celebrate their accomplishment. McKinney's Project Graduation is a non-profit group run by McKinney volunteers with only one goal: saving lives. Statistics show that graduation night is one of the most dangerous for teenagers. Our graduates spend the entire night in a supervised setting playing games, winning prizes, hanging out with their friends and eating, all without charge to them. We are supported by Collin County Sheriff's Department, the McKinney Police Department, McKinney Independent School District and the Collin County Commissioner's Court.
Because this is such a costly program, we are asking for help from our middle and elementary school parents/guardians. We need gift cards of any amount to use as prizes. Gift cards can be for restaurants, gas stations, stores, iTunes, VISA, MasterCard, etc. All donations will be given to the seniors in attendance. Please be sure that the gift card expires after September 30, 2016. If you would rather make a cash donation, please go to our website. Finally, we also desperately need volunteers to make this wonderful event happen. We invite you to spend the evening with some great young people. You may sign up on our website.
Please help ensure this life-saving program is still in place when your children graduate by supporting us this year. You may fill out the form below and mail it with your gift card or cash donation to McKinney's Project Graduation, PO Box 1235, McKinney, TX 75070.
Deana McGonagill, Director
McKinney's Project Graduation firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you! The PTO wants to thank all the parents for their generous donations for the chips, water, and cookies for the 8th grade PSA event on Wednesday. The kids had a great time. Thank you also to all the parents who volunteered at PSA and those who helped set up for lunch.
Also, thanks to all the volunteers who helped at the IMPACT event this week. The students had an amazing afternoon, and it wouldn't have been possible without the volunteers who helped. THANK YOU!
Sixth Graders Need Immunizations
It is time to STOP just thinking about it, and turn in your proof of immunization requirements for your student to enroll in 7th grade. Texas State Law requires that 7th grade students for the 2016-2017 school year show proof of the following immunizations:
Important Information from the Registrar
As we approach the end of the school year it is important that we have up-to-date information for every student. Please look at the following items and make sure that you are prepared for next year!
EMAIL ADDRESS - Does the school have your email address so that you receive important reminders and know when to complete the online registration update this summer?
HOME ACCESS CENTER (HAC) - Do you know your HAC login and password? It is important that you know this so that you can check your child's progress and see their report card. If you need this information, please contact an AP secretary or the registrar.
DRIVERS PERMIT REQUIREMENT - Students getting a driver's permit will need a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) when they apply at the Texas Department of Public Safety. If your child turns 15 over the summer and will be applying for a learner's permit, please make sure to request a VOE from the registrar before the last day of school. VOE's are NOT required to enroll in driver's education programs, they are only needed when you actually apply for the permit. Please contact Lynne Wells, Lywells@mckinneyisd.net, to obtain a VOE.
MOVING FROM MCKINNEY? - If your child will be moving to a school other than an MISD school, please contact Lynne Wells, email@example.com , prior to the end of the year so that we can give you the withdrawal papers you will need to enroll at the new school.
Procedures 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 at www.mckinneyisd.net and the McKinney ISD Facebook Page and Twitter account. The notification will also air on MET (Time Warner Channel 98)
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 the school is not closed or delayed, no information will be posted. Student Check Out on Bad Weather Days
We wanted to make you aware of a new MISD attendance policy that has gone into effect. In the past, for absences to be excused, a doctor's note or parent not had to be sent in within 3 days of the student returning to school. No limit was placed on the number of parent notes we accepted.
The maximum number of absences that will be excused with a parent note in the 2015-2016 school year is 8. Starting with the 9th absence, the parent notes will be kept and filed, however the absence will be UNEXCUSED unless medical documentation is received.
We are all interested in the very best education possible for our students; therefore it is imperative that each student attends school every day unless they are sick. Each absence means that valuable social and academic skills are missed. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Young at firstname.lastname@example.org
Evans Middle School
6998 W. Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75070
Campus Improvement Plan
Hawaiian Falls Band Trip 3:45p
Celebration of Excellence--Invite Only 6th & 7th grades at 5p; 8th grade at 7p
HS Band Registration 8 Grade Band Students
MISD Middle School Summer Band Camp 6th & 7th Grade Band Students
HS Mini-Marching Camp 8th Grade Band Students
Schedule Pick-Up/Meet the Teachers Time: TBD