Fostering Care at EJHS
Did you know:
· There are 250,000 children entering the US Foster Care System every year
· 20,000 US children are aging out of the system without being adopted
The Forgotten Initiative (TFI) supports children in foster care.
The EJHS Student Council and FCA have teamed up in helping The Forgotten Initiative. From May 1st - May 5th we are collecting items at Evans Junior High School to help children who may be going through a difficult transition. We will be creating “Forget Me Not Packs” to foster care for foster kids.
Next week, please bring in items you think might be needed for any child under five years old. You are also allowed to bring in money donations that we will use to purchase additional items for the children.
Below are examples of items for an infant and a three year old:
Three Year Old
Baby wash, baby lotion, Desitin, diapers- size 1, baby wipes, bottles, sleepers, onesies, socks, baby blanket, pacifiers, rattlers, teethers
Children’s body wash, children’s shampoo, children’s lotion, children’s toothpaste, toothbrush, brush, comb, diapers- size 4, baby wipes, sippy cups, pajamas, outfit, socks, underwear- 3T, stuffed animal, cuddle blanket, small toy, activity book, coloring book, crayons
Thank you for thinking of those children right here in our own community that are in need of care and support!
Free event for incoming 6th graders!
Takes place August 5th from 9:00-noon
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.*
School Supply Kits
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the NCHS FBLA and will be selling school supply kits again this year to Evans students and families for next school year. Click here to access the order form if you are interested in purchasing your child's school supplies through Evans. Please return order forms and payment by May 11, 2017 to Mrs. Giermann in the Guidance Office.
Summer Music Opportunity
Summer Music for Unit 5 Instrumentalists will be June 5th-9th @ Kingsley Jr. High School. Orchestra students grades 5th-8th and Band students grades 5th-7th can participate. Each day will include small group instruction, large ensembles and a performance. Click here for additional information.
My Stop is a web-based application available to all Unit 5 parents to access live bus GPS information using a smartphone, tablet or computer and securely view the current location of their child’s bus on routes. The system also provides the school bus’s estimated time of arrival at your child’s bus stop. For directions, CLICK HERE.
Citizens Advisory Council
The district is going to see some exciting changes with CAC this year. The group will no longer be preparing research projects for the Board and instead will become a focus group to gather feedback about the District. The CAC will meet 6 times this school year and there will be no outside work required. The district is hopeful this change will help encourage participation. If you believe that you'd be interested in representing EJHS on this council, please contact Mr. Chapman via email - email@example.com.
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.
Eighth grade students in Ms. Dial's bilingual tutorial come in and work hard everyday to get their homework done. Integers, journal entries, and mousetrap catapult planning are just part of what these students have taken on so far.
A huge congratulations to Eagle Nation school librarian Mrs. Glatt, for being named the 2016 School Librarian of the Year by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA)!
This award recognizes outstanding service and leadership contributions to the organization and the school library profession during the previous school calendar year.