The Trojan Express
Maynard Evans High School Community Brief
Monday, August 1, 2022
Evans Community Member,

I have truly enjoyed serving at Evans as your principal over the last 5 years and I want to thank the dedicated staff, students, and community who have supported me during my time here. I have been afforded an opportunity to serve in a new capacity as the area superintendent of the southeast learning community.  While I will miss all of you, I am truly excited about this opportunity to serve many schools and communities.
It is with great joy that I announce that my replacement will be Ms. Kenya Nelson Warren. She has been my right hand at Evans HS and has served our community at Evans HS as a student, teacher, and assistant principal. You are in great hands and I’m so excited! Please join me in embracing our new principal and offering her your full support.
Finally, I want to spotlight the gains that have been made by our students as we were able to improve in proficiency and learning gains in all of the state-tested areas. Thank you to the EHS staff for their tireless work to achieve these results. We look forward to continuing that momentum.
Evans will forever be a place that demonstrates pride, determination and perseverance.
Rolando Bailey
Area Superintendent
OCPS Southeast Learning Community
Dates to Watch For
Key Dates in this Issue
Aug. 1: First practice date for football, volleyball, golf, bowling, cross country, and swimming
Aug. 2: Teachers return for their annual pre-planning period
Aug. 3: Student laptop computer pickup, 3:00pm - 7:00pm 
Aug. 3: Principal Meet & Greet, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Aug. 7: Last day of the Florida Sales Tax Holiday for school supplies
Aug. 8: 9th Grade Walk Your Schedule Night, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aug. 10: First day of school
Aug. 19: Start of football season — Trojans vs. University Cougars at home, 7:00pm
2022-2023 School Calendar
Introducing Mrs. Nelson Warren
Meet Evans' New Principal!
Thank you for your commitment to making Evans High School, "A Place of High Achievement." Our focus is on Literacy, Rigor, and Relationships, and our school's pillars of Pride, Determination, and Perseverance continue to be on display by our students, staff and community. 

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you as the new Principal of Maynard Evans High School. I am hopeful that you have enjoyed your summer and are looking forward to a fantastic school year. I would like to thank Mr. Bailey for his quality leadership and his genuine care for the students, faculty, and staff of Maynard Evans High School. 
Our data from the 2021-22 school year continued improvement under the direction of Mr. Bailey, as evidenced by the Florida Department of Education school grading indicators. The above information is wonderful information about data, but it doesn’t quite tell everything that’s been going on over the summer. It has been a busy, busy summer here at Maynard Evans High School for the students who attended our summer learning programs, for teachers who supported the summer learning of students, the professional development opportunities attended by our teachers, daily registration of new students, building the schedules for over 2400 students, school-wide campus clean-up, and all of the intricate details that go into ensuring that our students, faculty and staff walk onto the best campus in Orange County Public Schools.  
Now it is time to look forward to a wonderful new school year! Please join me for a Principal Meet and Greet on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Evans High School Performing Arts Center.  

Kenya Nelson-Warren
Maynard Evans High School
New Trojans for 2022-2023!
Ms. Bonnie Norman — ESE Staffing Specialist
Where is your hometown?  
Wesley Chapel, Florida

Where did you attend college? 
I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of South Florida and a Master’s Degree from Saint Leo University.

What do you like to do in your free time?  
I love spending time with family, friends and my doggos. I enjoy cooking, watching basketball, painting and spending time in nature or at the beach.
Ms. Sherrall Bass — MTSS Coach
Where is your hometown?  
Las Vegas, Nevada

Where did you attend college?  
I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management also at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU).

What do you like to do in your free time?  
I enjoy spending time golfing, fishing and watching all sports. My passion is helping and encouraging students to transform into better versions of themselves.
Student Laptops
Do you still need to pick up your new laptop computer?
The next opportunity to pick up your new laptop for the 2022-2023 school year is Wednesday, August 3 from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the EHS Media Center.  
9th Grade Walk Your Schedule Night
2022-2023 Parking Decals
For parking decal information, please go to / Student Tab and locate the parking decal information. This will provide information about required items for students to obtain a 2022-2023 parking decal to utilize student parking at Evans High School.
Trojan Athletics
Evans Athletic Website - 
Varsity Football Schedule:
JV Football Schedule:
Girls Volleyball Schedule:
Girls & Boys Cross Country Schedule:
Swim Schedule:
Senior Portraits
College & Career
Class of 2023 — SENIORS
Are you interested in opportunities to visit colleges and universities this fall to explore your options? You should take advantage of the listing of FLY-IN opportunities. You can go to Please email Ms. Benefiel for more information. (Students will need to access the FLY-IN listing by utilizing their OCPS Google).
OCPS Back to School Information
Please review important information about back to school on the OCPS website. Link:
Information on how to find your bus can be found here:
Monday's Motivational Moment!
WISDOM TO LIVE BY Week of August 1, 2022:
Carew On Determination
No person should allow anyone else to tell them they can't do something or they're not capable of it. You've got to put your mind to it, burst into it and give it a 100% try. We're all dreamers, and dreams do come true.
~ Rod Carew, MLB Hall of Fame baseball player

Oprah Winfrey On How You Think
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
~ Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and actress

Sundar Pichai On Inclusion
A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.
~ Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet

Mary McLeod Bethune On Kindness
Our aim must be to create a world of fellowship and justice where no man's skin color or religion is held against him. "Love they neighbor" is a precept that could transform the world if it were universally practiced.
~ Mary McLeod Bethune, educator

Booker T. Washington On Compassion
If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up.
~ Booker T. Washington, educator 
Florida flag
Have a great week and I hope to see you at Wednesday's Meet & Greet!
Ms. Nelson-Warren, Principal
Evans High School
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Leadership Team
Pride - Determination - Perseverance
Principal: Kenya Nelson-Warren
Assistant Principal: Dr. Latonya Brown
Assistant Principal: Bradley Shreffler
Assistant Principal: Clarence Truitt
Senior Administrator: Casey Waugh
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