This past spring, Illinois students participated in a new state assessment, called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam, in English language arts and math. The PARCC assessment replaces other standardized tests and marks a significant change from these previous assessments. The test lines up with the updated Illinois Learning Standards and measures students' problem-solving abilities, criticial thinking, and writing skills, which are abilities all students need to stay on track for college and careeer readiness after high school. For more information on PARCC, click here.
Do you love your job? Want to inspire junior high students for their future career? Or even know of someone who would be great at sharing their job with our students? Then join us for the first annual EJHS Career Fair on January 11, 2016! We’re looking for possible career fair participants to highlight their job for the 6th and 7th grade students at Evans Junior High. Click here for additional information and to sign up as one of our career presenters. Thanks for helping us make this a success!
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!
Congrat to Vivek Abraham (Team 6B) who has been awarded first rank and a Gold medal in NUMATS Talent search in entire midwest reason (8 states participating). He is the first rank holder 2 times in a row. Out of all the gifted fifth graders attempting ACT explorer exam, Vivek was the only one in first place with a perfect score in every subject (English, Reading, Science and Math). He received his gold medal, certificate and a $600 scholarship in the award ceremony at Evanston, IL last Saturday the 12th. With the perfect score, he would have been in the first place at any grade level among the participants. Way to go Vivek!
Wednesday, November 18 was the Grand Opening of the IMC’s Makerspace! Students from Mrs. Springwood’s tutorial class explored electronics with littleBits, built with LEGOs, made loom bracelets, and tuned into their artistic skills. The idea of a makerspace is to give students the materials, freedom, and encouragement to think, create, explore, and grow. Our makerspace was partially funded by a Beyond the Books grant and also features many recyclable materials (egg cartons, paper towel rolls, etc.) and leftover craft supplies. Way to go Mrs. Glatt for writing the grant and creating the Evans' Makerspace!
Congratulations to Cheryl Springwood and Blair Broker on being awarded a $500 grant from McDonald's for the purpose of purchasing equipment to help teach their students about heat temperature and energy transfer. This grant, "Make Activities Count" (MAC Grant) is sponsored by McDonald's of Peoria/Bloomington and rewards teachers for innovation and creativity in the classroom by providing funding for hands-on classroom activities.