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Yearbook

  • Add photos from school-related events and activities for yearbook by using ReplayIt.
     
    Do you want to order a Yearbook for the 2014-15 school year?
    A letter from Josten's has been sent home detailing how to order one or you can order from the Jostens website by clicking here.
     
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    UPCOMING EVENTS
     
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  • Parent Survey

    Parents:  Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about many of the important elements that comprise our school’s effectiveness.  This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of Evans Jr. High from the parent perspective.  The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains.  All teachers and students in grades 6th – 12th will take a survey as well.  These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

    *Effective Leaders
    *Collaborative Teachers
    *Involved Families
    *Supportive Environments
    *Ambitious Instruction

    We need at least 20% of Evans Jr. High School parents to complete the survey in order for the results to be shared with the building.  We would appreciate your effort in helping us meet that threshold so we can review your thoughts and feelings about our building.  Thanks!

     
     
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  • Girls' Lock In

    The 2nd annual Girls’ Lock In is scheduled for Friday, February 27th! Activities may include Nail Art, Karaoke, Cookie Decorating, t-shirt Tye-Dye, and of course a Photo Booth!  We are looking forward to this great event!

    Parents - If you would be interested in donating some items for Friday's event, you may click the link below for donations Sign Up.  These items can be dropped off in the office. Thank you for your support!
    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0545A5A82BAB9-lockin
     

     
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  • PARCC Testing

    Evans Jr. High School will be administering the upcoming PARCC test beginning on March 9th.   This PARCC assessment, designed by the Illinois State Board of Education, is designed to assess each student’s mastery of the English Language Arts and Mathematics learning standards that were adopted in 2010.  This assessment replaces the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT).  This is the first year for this assessment, and while there are a lot of logistics to work through, we are working diligently with students and teachers to make this first PARCC session as seamless as possible.  Please see this attached document from the Unit 5 District Office for more information regarding PARCC.  Thank you!
     
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  • Evans Spirit Wear

    The Evans Spirit Wear store is now open!   

    Orders are due on Wednesday, March 11th.   Orders will be ready to pick up at Evans approximately three weeks from the order due date.  Remember that these are custom made articles of clothing and cannot be returned or exchanged.  

    Please click the link below to place an order :
    http://www.selectspiritwear.com/shop4/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=94

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  • EJHS Spring Book Fair March 4-6th in the IMC

    The IMC will hold its Spring Scholastic Book Fair Wednesday, March 4th through Friday, March 6th. All students will have an opportunity to purchase excellent new books and other items. Parents are invited to visit the Fair at any time during the school day. If you can’t make it to the Fair, you can shop online from 2/25 to 3/17 at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/georgeevanjuniorhighschl1. Online orders will be delivered to students at school after Spring Break.

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  • NORMAL WEST DANCE TEAM

    PRE-TRYOUT WORKSHOP

    WHEN:  TUESDAY, MARCH 10 FROM 5-7 PM

    WHERE:  NORMAL WEST MULTIPURPOSE ROOM

    WHAT:  A WORKSHOP WITH BRANDI TUCKER, FORMER LSU COMPETITIVE DANCE TEAM MEMBER AND DANCE INSTRUCTOR AT ART IN MOTION.  SHE WILL GO OVER HIP HOP TECHNIQUE AND SKILLS/ TECHNIQUE. COST IS $10 checks made out to NCWHS dance team

    PLEASE SEND PAYMENT TO SHELLY WEAKLY, 2017 EBO LN

    BLOOMINGTON, IL. 61704 BY MARCH 6

    QUESTIONS?  EMAIL  WEAKLYS@UNIT5.ORG

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  • BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE INFO - 2015-2016 

    Unit 5 will offer students in grades 6-12 the opportunity to BYOD – Bring Their Own Device – beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.

    The following computer specifications will meet criteria for a child to complete online curriculum work with Unit 5 technology, as well as be able to complete required state assessments.

    ·         Support a web browser

    ·         Wireless connection

    ·         Keyboard wired or wireless/Bluetooth

    ·         Screen size – minimum 9.7 inch 

    Students wanting to rent a device from the school district will still have that opportunity. More details will be coming this spring, but we wanted to get the current computer specifications out to parents in case people were looking to buy a device before then.

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  • Items Needed - Promise Council

    The Evans Promise Council needs your help for Evans families in need of  toiletries and household supplies. Teachers and staff will have access to a resource room to distribute items whenever needed to students in their classrooms.

    Children at Evans may not always have the necessary toiletry items or cleaning supplies  to eliminate germs in their homes.  Lack of these basic necessities can lead to increased illnesses and absences. 

    Please sign-up for as many items as you can for drop off at the Evans Jr. High School Office in a container marked Promise Council.  Gift cards from Walmart, Meier, and Target are appreciated as well and can be dropped off at the EJHS Office. 

    As always, the Caring Adults supporting Evans kids are awesome.  Thank you for your help!!  To help please click on the following link: Evans Families In Need

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Box Tops

  • Don't forget to keep sending in those boxtops!  We have a box to deposit them in our main office.

    Please check out the BoxTops website www.BTFE.com to find out about eBoxTops we can earn when you shop on line. Stores like Kohl’s and Land’s End participate. Check it out! There are also coupons for items like cereal and Kleenex on the site more savings for you and more BoxTops for Evans. Send in your BoxTops!
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Bird Watching  

Student Spotlight

  • Image of 6B students
     
    Pictured above are students from Team 6b who won awards for demonstrating various skills and positive attitudes!

    Two  EJHS students are members of a local robotics FRC Team - MetalCow.  Jimmy Murphy and Thomas Briggs are members on the 4H team.  Their first competition will be at Bradley University March 18-21.  The competition events are FREE and worth the drive to Peoria on Saturday the 21st.  Our Team will also compete in Cincinnati and Little Rock this year.  THey recently were also highlighted on the local news - click to check out http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/Bloomington-Normal-robotic-te-291966251.html?vid=a.
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Curriculum Spotlight

  • Image of studenst creating their radio plays.

    In Lit & Comp, 7B students have been studying old time radio.   We listened to the classic Suspense radio play, "Sorry, Wrong Number"  last week to model what an actual radio play sounded like back in the 1930s.  Students were assigned the task of composing their own radio show based on the short story by O'Henry "After 20 Years".  Students drafted, typed, practiced, and finally performed their own radio plays in front of their classmates.  The actors used microphones in the hallway to broadcast their scripts through a speaker in my classroom.  The rest of the class listened to each broadcast and then offered feedback through sandwich critiques (positive-negative-positive).  
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Staff Spotlight

  • Image of Mr. McGraw and Andy
    Mr. McGraw and EJHS student Andy R. participated in a tricycle race just before halftime at the ISU game.  Together they beat Towanda principal Scott Vogel and a Towanda student.
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Athletics Spotlight

  • Image of the 7th grade Volleyball team at Intercity

    7th grade volleyball finished their regular season 12-8 and are gearing up for regionals that will start next week. They are ranked #3 in regionals and will face Parkside who is the #6 seed. The 8th grade team will start their regionals the following week. Good luck Lady Eagles!

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