The Trojan Express
Maynard Evans High School Community Brief
Monday, July 26, 2021
Evans Community Member,

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.

We are now only about two weeks from returning to school. Students, please take some time and think about your academic goals for this coming year. This is a reflection not just for you but also for all Evans staff as we look to ensure positive student outcomes for all students.

In an effort to keep you updated on current happenings, please be aware of the numerous ways we communicate with our students, parents and community members. Communication to students will be ongoing via their individual student Gmail accounts and their OCPS canvas platform, our Evans High twitter, and our school website at Furthermore, you can also visit the OCPS website.

You may have noticed that tentative schedules are available for some students in Skyward at this time. However, we are currently not done with the scheduling process, and it is unlikely that the schedule you see today will remain the same by the time school begins in August. We will send additional communication when schedules are completed for the school and Skyward is reflecting accurate information.

Report cards were issued on July 13. We anticipate receiving the state End-of-Course Exam scores from the Florida Department of Education around July 31. An updated report card will be issued once the district receives the scores. As a reminder, a state End-of-Course Exam will not impact a final course grade, unless it improves the grade. Report cards can be viewed using Skyward Family Access, which is under Quick Links on the OCPS home page.

Remember that the entire 2021/22 OCPS school year calendar is available online. The most important date for students to keep in mind: Tuesday, August 10, the 1st day of school for students. See the full calendar here. Please remember to visit our website and the OCPS website all along for the latest news updates.

Mr. Bailey

Pictured very top: Evans High School Band - The Green Machine
Throughout the summer, the Green Machine Drum Majors have been crafting and practicing their routines preparing for the 2021 Evans High School Football Schedule. The marching and practicing around campus will surely result in a stand and half time show that will be exciting to watch!
2021-2022 Calendar
* The School Board voted to make face coverings optional for the 2021-2022 school year. The policy changes take effect on school campuses including buses Aug. 2, 2021, and immediately at all non-school facilities.

Please visit the following link for the OCPS Health and Safety Manual - Health & Safety Manual
9th Grade Trojan Seminar - Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Meet Our New API - Assistant Principal of Instruction
Mr. Shreffler is the new Assistant Principal of Instruction at Evans High School overseeing Student Services, the College and Career Resource Center, the Entertainment Magnet, our International Baccalaureate program, and testing.

Mr. Shreffler taught English in the 7th and 9th grades before becoming an Instructional Technology Coach, launching the digital one-to-one program at both West Orange High School and Bridgewater Middle School. He is now in his first year as an Assistant Principal here at Evans.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Educational Leadership from UCF and a master's degree from National Louis University. When Mr. Shreffler is not at Evans, he can be found traveling across the country with his wife and son, building custom furniture in his carpentry shop, listening to podcasts, or on the couch watching with a superhero in it!
Meet Our CTE Recruitment Team
Pictured above: Mr. Morgan, Ms. Bellamy, Ms. Poole, Ms. McTear, Ms. Joiner, Ms. Cameron, Ms. Oates, Ms. Welcome, Ms. Jackson and Mr. Roundtree
During the month of June, our dedicated CTE (Career & Technical Education) Recruitment Team conducted telephone calls and home visits to provide our Trojans with information regarding the various CTE Dual Enrollment Courses offered at Orange Technical College. The success of this team will equate to our Trojans being exposed and prepared for a variety of careers immediately after high school. Way to Go Trojan Leaders!!!!
If you would like more information about Orange Technical College -
Morehouse - Greater Orlando Upward Bound Math and Science Program
The Morehouse Greater Orlando Upward Bound Math and Science STEM Camp provided our students with the opportunity to explore physics, mathematics, college prep and life skills. Students participated in experiments creating launchers, roller coasters and egg drop containers. At the culmination of the month-long camp, students made presentations showcasing their research. On the last day of the camp, students were able to tour Kennedy Space Center.
Trojan Athletics
Sports/Healthcare Physical Day (July 29)
Evans High School - Fall 2021 Athletic Coaches
* Athletic Director - Mr. Thompson -
* Football - Coach Lang -
* Bowling - Coach Delaney -
* Cross Country (Boys) - Coach Carter -
* Cross Country (Girls) - Coach Daniley-Porter -
* Golf - Coach Lewis -
* Swimming - Coach Steadman -
* Volleyball - Coach Goodwyn -
Cheer Tryouts
Mandatory Parent Meeting - Tuesday, July 27, 2012 at 5:15pm
Football Parent Virtual Meeting
Friday, July 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This meeting is ONLINE ONLY at the Microsoft Teams link just above. Join on your computer or mobile app.
Above: Highlight from our annual Green & White game. This year's first varsity home game is vs. Oak Ridge's Pioneers on Friday, September 3.
Summer Conditioning / Workout Schedule
2021 Varsity Football Schedule
2021 Junior Varsity Football Schedule
Athletic Clearance Instructions
** Please contact Ms. Varnadore, the Yearbook Sponsor, if you have any questions at
College and Career Resource Center
1) OCPS YouTube College & Career Videos
2) OCPS YouTube College & Career Videos
3) Orange Technical College:
Seniors, are you interested in attending Orange Technical College? Go to or scan the QR Code for more information.
4) Orlando is #2 in salary growth for tech jobs:
Source: Statista - read full article
5) Volunteer Opportunities
6) Additional College Scholarships
Scholar Snap - - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.

Peerlift - - A great resource for scholarship and summer programs.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund - - Represents Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This fund has awarded more than $300 million in assistance to students and member-schools.

UNCF - - Multiple scholarships for African American students.
7) Borrowing for College vs. Annual Income after College
Source: The Wall Street Journal "Is a Graduate Degree Worth the Debt? Check It Here" (July 15, 2021)
Taking on college student loans should be done with caution. Students graduating college with their bachelor's degree should take care that depending on their college major, that they have not assumed too much debt which can hamper future plans such as getting married, buying a house, etc. Evans College and Career Resource Center is always ready to help students with their college financial plans.
Making sense of the chart: The chart compares the average amount of college loans held by college grads at 8 different universities who earned degrees there in Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. We used this college program as an example based upon Wall Street Journal research because Evans offers a wonderful Magnet Program in Entertainment Production and Management Academy. The red bars illustrate the average amount of debt students' held on just this one type of 4-year degree vs. the blue bars showing the median annual income two years after graduation with the same Drama/Theater Arts degree. In general, care should be taken that total college debt does not exceed future annual income or even comes to close to matching annual income regardless of chosen major.
Community Resources
1) Rental assistance legal support (eviction moratorium ends July 31):
* There is also one more special event remaining next Saturday, July 31 (details below).
2) Back to school sales tax break:
* During this period, shoppers can avoid paying sales taxes on clothes costing $60 or less, school supplies costing $15 or less and the first $1,000 of the price of personal computers. Source: Florida Dept. of Revenue
3) Goodwill Neighborhood Centers
Florida flag
Have a great week!
Mr. Bailey, Principal
Evans High School
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Leadership Team
Pride - Determination - Perseverance
Principal: Rolando Bailey
Assistant Principal: Esther Hodge
Assistant Principal: Kenya Nelson Warren
Assistant Principal: Bradley Shreffler
Assistant Principal: Lataniah Smith
Assistant Principal: Clarence Truitt
Senior Administrator: Casey Waugh
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