Laptop Device Information
For the 2016-2017 school year, parents will once again have two options available for students, renting a district device or bringing your own device (BYOD). Please see these two documents for information regarding this, as well as directions as to how to designate your choice for next year.
Free event for incoming 6th graders!
Takes place August 6th from 9:00-11:30 am
This will be a morning of fun activities designed to help students become more comfortable and get excited about coming to Evans prior to the first day of school. To sign up click here.
*If you are a State Farm employee, the link is a Google Form and may need to be completed at home.*
Dance Team Tryouts
Evans 2016-2017 Dance team tryouts will begin on May 9 at 4:00 pm in the Evans Gymnasium. Anyone interested needs to fill out a signed permission form and bring that to the first day of clinics. Additional information will be included in the dance packet. Click here for the dance packet.
Are you interested in representing Evans at the IESA Sectional Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 10, 2016?
Evans can enter up to five (5) boys and five (5) girls in the 2016 IESA Golf Tournament. The cost is $40.00 per student, with checks payable to "Evans Junior High School."
The deadline to secure your spot and submit payment is May 20th!
Contact Mr. McGraw for more information!
Meningitis Vaccine Requirement
Illinois law requires that ALL students entering 6th and 12th grades show proof of having received a Meningitis Vaccine (MCV). Sixth grade students must have one MCV and 12th grade students must have two MCV. UNIT 5 STUDENTS IN 6th and 12th grades WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO START SCHOOL WITHOUT THIS IMMUNIZATION! Click here for more information.
Parents - The Quarter 4 Report Cards will be available in Skyward Family Access on Wednesday, May 25th. Students of families that requested to receive a hard copy of the report cards will receive their copy in the mail.
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: EJHS Families In Need Sign Up
Unit 5 has been involved with Vision 20/20, which is a student‐centered vision for the future of education in Illinois. It focuses on four policy priorities: highly effective educators, 21st century learning, shared accountability, and equitable and adequate funding. To learn more about Vision 20/20, CLICK HERE.
Please check out the Box Tops website http://www.boxtops4education.com/ to find out about eBoxTops we can earn when you shop online. Stores like Kohl's and Land's End participate. Check it out! There are also coupons for items like cereal and Kleenex. Please send in your Box Tops! Thank you!
In February, Evans Music students were able to compete in IGSMA Solo & Ensemble Contest. Many of our students competed in the competition and received a Division I, or first place rating! However, one of our Eagles received an additional honor! Leighanna Rutledge, Evans 8th Grade Student, was selected out of 50+ students by her judge as having the “Best of Day” performance on her vocal solo, The Violet! Congratulations Leighanna! We are so proud of you!
Each year, the Illinois Principal’s Association allows each member (Principal) to bring two students to a luncheon intended to highlight their outstanding accomplishments and contributions made to their school. The qualities that are sought for this recognition are: service to the community, self-improvement, contribution to the school, and dedication to the school, staff and fellow students. This year, Mr. Chapman was honored to bring 8th Graders Ethan Jett & Andy Sprouls. Their respective academic teams identified these two young men as students exemplifying the preceding characteristics. Congratulations to Ethan and Andy!
The students in Evans physical education participated in a basketball unit that was set up and ran like a “professional” basketball league. The EBA (Evans Basketball Association) was comprised of 5 teams from each class for respective hours. The teachers of each class acted as co-commissioners of the league. Each co-commissioner selected 5 students to be general managers and oversee all operations of their team. The general manager was also responsible for drafting their teams following certain rules and criteria. After the teams were established, each team member was assigned a staff responsibility. Those included: Coach, Statistician, Journalist, Media Specialist, Score Keeper, and Athletic Trainer. The coach was responsible for planning and running all practice days. The statistician and score keeper kept stats and score during other teams’ games. The journalist wrote a pre-season report about their team. The media specialist created a team logo and finally, the athletic trainer led the team in warm ups each day. The whole unit consisted of roughly two weeks of practice days, culminating with a round robin, pool play, regular season followed by a double elimination Eagle Madness tournament! The tournament ended up being very exciting, even the faculty and staff members came down to the gym to cheer teams on!
The Evans Baby Boom continued this winter with our Spanish teacher Mr. Kafer. He and his wife, Bethany, welcomed Alistair Lyon Kafer (Lyon is pronounced lee-OWN) on December 25, 2015. Alistair was welcomed by big brother Andrew Clyde Kafer (2 ½ yrs). Congrats to the Kafer family.
Eagle wrestlers competed in the IESA State Tournament the weekend of March 12th. Congrats to all wrestlers on a great season! We are especially proud of Josh Heier who took home 2nd at state!