Dear Panther Parents,
This week officially ends our first quarter of the year! During our second quarter, we will be making changes to our Friday “Panther Time” (advisory period after 2nd period from 10:29 to 10:59.) Recently, we conducted a student survey regarding participation in clubs and organizations and were pleased to find that only 15% of those students that completed the survey reported not being involved in any organized activities beyond the regular school day. Conversely, almost 40% reported being very involved with extracurricular activities and needing time to study. We used the result of this survey to guide our decisions about how to handle our Friday Panther time moving forward.
For students that already have before or after school commitments, or have transportation challenges, we are moving our 17 UIL academic events, Student Council, and our ETC 6th grade theater club to our Friday Panther Time. We hope that by moving these activities into the school day we will create opportunities for more students to participate. We will allow students to choose up to 2 different activities to be involved in on Fridays. We will work with sponsors to help students alternate weeks. For example, if a student is in Student Council, but also wants to be on the UIL Science team, they will be able to participate in both. If students want to be involved in more than two activities that are offered during Friday Panther Time, they will need to work that out with individual sponsors. While we do want to encourage students to pursue their interests, we also want to encourage students to be really good at a few things rather than being spread too thin and not having adequate time to devote to chosen activities.
Currently, we only have two clubs that are meeting before or after school, Dolls and FCA. If your child is interested in forming a new club, applications are available in both house offices. Completed applications should be returned back to the house office. The admin team will review each application and inform the applicant regarding our decision to approve or deny. We will also make recommendations about meeting times. It is possible that we may be able to add a few clubs and organizations to Panther Time on Friday, but we are trying not to compete with the other events we have already scheduled for this time.
The One Chip Challenge - New Tic Toc challenge causing harm and disruption
Please be aware of challenge to youth circulating on social media encouraging students to eat on extremely spicy tortilla chip. Within MISD there have been students that have had fairly severe adverse reactions after participating in this challenge. We have begun to see a few Evans students trying the “one chip” causing both discomfort to the student and a disruption in the cafeteria. Please speak with your children and warn them not to participate in this challenge or other social media challenges that are unhealthy, disruptive, or destructive.
Don’t forget our helpful Parent Hub
Calling all 6th, 7th AND 8th graders!! It's not too late to sign up for Academic UIL! Talk to your kids and tell them to find the QR code in their grade level hallway, outside the cafeteria, or outside Coach Bradham's room! She's in D221. They can scan it and fill out a short form...it's that easy! We will be in touch soon with more details. Remember, there are 17 events to choose from and practices will be during Panther Time on Fridays beginning in the 2nd quarter.
If you have any questions, please email Coach Bradham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pink Out Pep Rally
Thursday, October 13, Evans will have their 1st pep rally of the year. 6th grade is during 6th period at 2:15 and 7th/8th grade will be during 7th period at 3:00.
If you have not paid your laptop fee or have been making continual monthly payments, please do so before the deadline of Friday, November 18th.
Fees are visible in HAC, but you cannot pay through HAC. To pay with a credit card visit www.payschoolscentral.com
To pay with cash or check, send or bring to the front office to Mrs. King.
You can purchase the 2022-2023 book online at http://jostensyearbooks.com?ref=A01088337
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS
8th Grade ads are now available first-come first serve while space remains, click this link to start yours today. This is available until Nov. 11 http://jostensadservice.com?REF=A0108833
Picture Retakes will be Friday, October 21.
6th grade theatre club (6TC) is in full swing—but it’s not too late to join! It is open to any 6th grader interested in theatre. We meet every Monday morning 8:00am to 8-35 am in C114. Please enter through the back fine arts doors, Mrs. Ebs will let you in.
Angel Tree Flyer-Spanish
Holiday Bazaar (14th Annual)
“PTO Membership Chair” - If you would like to apply for this amazing opportunity to help and serve your Evans Community, please send us an email to: email@example.com Subject: Membership Chair position.
Spirit Wear is for sale again online! Grab yours while items last!
Spirit Wear | Evans Middle School PTO
October 12th and November 1st : Football Concessions.
Calling all volunteers! We need help with set up, sales and clean up at football games. There will always be a member from PTO running things. We just need your smiling faces :) You must have completed the MISD volunteer background check and be approved to help. The stadium bag policy also applies to volunteers.
October 15th: Cornhole Tournament
Public service announcement: The CEO (Community Education Outreach) is hosting a Corn Hole Tournament to raise funds for McKinney ISD Middle School community liaison program. Funds from the Tournament will be used to meet the needs some children have at our school. The PTO is helping the school’s liaison representative by spreading the word about the Tournament. For more information about the community liaison program, please contact Jill Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornhole Tournament will be hold at: Tupps Brewery, located at 721 Anderson St, McKinney, TX 75069 at 11am. Fundraiser benefiting CEO -Community Education Outreach MCKINNEY.
October 19th: PTO Chipotle Spirit Night!
Join us and help our PTO get more funds for our school!
Meet us at Chipotle Mexican Grill, located at 2811 Craig Dr Ste 100, McKinney, TX 75070, from 5pm - 9pm.
Or order online and pickup Chipotle by using the Promo Code R2ZBGKX on the Chipotle app or website.
Please share our fundraiser with your friends! Click here
Volunteers for Copy Room:
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Dr. Paula Kent
Evans Middle School
Evans Middle School
6998 W. Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75070
Campus Improvement Plan
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.