Principal for a Day
On January 26, 2016, Rep. Dan Brady of the 105th district, visited George L. Evans Jr. High School in Bloomington, Illinois. Rep. Brady served as, “Principal for a Day”, spending the morning with EJHS Principal Trevor Chapman. Time was spent in two different 7th grade social studies classrooms discussing the process behind passing laws and various other topics related to state level government. Rep. Brady also toured the building and visited several other classrooms talking with students and staff about many of the various educational activities happening in the building. This included time in the school cafeteria mingling with students during lunch time.
Rep. Brady serves the residents of Normal, portions of East Bloomington and a small portion of Livingston County. He has been a Republican member of the House of Representatives since 2001.
PBIS Donations Needed
The PTO is looking for donations of items and time to help with PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports) for the students of Evans. If you are interested in helping please click on these links:
Thank you for your support!
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.
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!
One of our very own 6th graders, Vivek Abraham (Team 6B), will be on season 2 of Child Genius on Lifetime which will premier on January 7! Click on this link for more information:http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/child-genius/cast/vivek. Way to go Vivek, we are all proud of your accomplishments!
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!
This past summer Evans had a bit of a baby boom - with 5 babies being born from June to August! One of those babies was born to our team 7B Social Studies teacher Mrs. Vandegraft and her family. They welcomed a baby girl, Micah, in July. Pictured above are Micah and her big brother Jonah.
The last baby born this summer was to our Art and Digital Media teacher Mrs. Kintner. She and her husband welcomed a boy, Callan, in August.
Way to go on a great season Girls Basketball! Both 7th and 8th Grade have wrapped up their schedules. Our 8th grade team also made it to sectionals! Thanks for making Eagles Nation proud!