The Trojan Express
Maynard Evans High School Community Brief
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Evans Community Member,

Welcome to Evans High School, "A Place of High Achievement" where our focus is on literacy, rigor and relationships. Our school's pillars of pride, determination and perseverance continue to be on display daily by our students, staff and community.

We are off to a great start this year of learning. Our Trojans are engaged academically and our fall sports teams begin competition, specifically in varsity football and varsity volleyball this week.

Parents, please keep in mind that you can check Skyward, as well as Canvas, for updates on your academic progress. Please talk with your student about the importance of being to class on time, as we randomly have tardy sweeps weekly. You are highly encouraged to email your son/daughter’s teachers if you need additional information on your student’s academic progress thus far.

Our teachers are available to support students after-school for tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This begins this week! Students will need to report to their content teacher's classroom promptly after the dismissal bell at 2:20pm.

Additionally, our student services team of guidance counselors are available in the event you need to set-up a parent/teacher conference. Please call our student services number at 407-522-3400 ex 6232249. We will continue virtual parent/teacher meetings this year.

Parents, please mark your calendars, as we will have our Open House on October 12. We will start promptly at 6pm. Open House activities will conclude at 7:30pm. We look forward to hosting you and your student at Evans High.

For 3 years now, Jeremiah Simms has participated on various sports teams here at Evans High. Football being the one he has excelled in above the rest; he even started the final 4 games as our running back his freshman year. Over the course of 3 years, Jeremiah Simms has been at the top in Central Florida as it relates to yardage gained and touchdowns scored. It has been a joy to see #4 for Evans High school run through and past many defenders. Equally and even more impressive than his football stats is his 3.8 GPA. Jeremiah is a model of what you want as it relates to a student-athlete. His character and attitude on this campus has garnished him as one of the most respected young men by many students and staff. Although Jeremiah will not participate in football this year, he will continue to work hard in the classroom and continue to be a leader at Evans High school. Jeremiah, we are here to support you. You are pride, determination and perseverance… a Trojan!

Mr. Bailey
OCPS Calendar
Bell Schedule
Dress Code
Cellphone Policy
Student Services
Juniors and Seniors!
Are you interested in reducing your days of week at school, or do you want to reduce the work for yourself to graduate? Do you struggle to get up and be in class on time in the morning? Have you heard about our new Innovative Schedule at Evans? Innovative Students can attend school as little as 3 days a week, and be here for less hours than a normal school day, while still making sure you get an opportunity to graduate on time. If you are interested in learning more, please complete this interest survey and your guidance counselor will reach out to you with details.

Student Services Instagram - @EvansStudentServices - Follow Evans Student Services on Instagram for updates and information.

Student Technical Issues
Students with technical difficulties, please complete the following link - The Media Center staff will set an appointment to fix their computer.
EHS 2021-22 Parking Applications
Parking applications are located in the Media Center. 
AP Scholars
Pictured above: Derek Edwards and Iris Lopez-Luna

AP Scholar with Distinction - Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams
2021-22 SGA Leadership Team
Pictured above (left to right): Geraldine Jean-Joseph (Treasurer), Jahnez Chung (Historian), Jaisha Smith (President), Weneldine Lubin (Vice President), Kaitlyn Budhai (Secretary)
Staff Spotlight!
Meet some of our new Trojans for 2021-2022!
Trojan Home Visit Team
Home Visit Team: Ms. Bohn, Ms. Akbari, Mr. Berardi, Mr. Castel, Ms. Davis, Mr. Doeg, Ms. Fleurima, Ms. Gehres, Ms. Geneus, Ms. Green, Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Houston, Ms. Ildefonso, Ms. Moseley, Ms. Porter, Ms. Rattery, Ms. Santiago, Ms. Sotolongo, Ms. Stewart, Ms. Sweet, Ms. Torres, Mr. Walker and Ms. Williams.
Ms. Avitan - Student Services - 504 Coordinator
Where are you from?
Coral Springs, Florida

College / University
I attended Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida where I received my Bachelors of Science in Psychology and my Master of Arts in School Counseling.

What are your hobbies?
I have a Corgi named Bo and I enjoy doing activities with him. I also enjoy going to the gym and exploring places in Florida.
Ms. Dorval - Business Education
Where are you from?
I am originally from Brooklyn, New York. I have been in Orlando for 18 years.

Education / Professional Career
I have had a long 1st career in Corporate Sales, Training, and Coaching, and I am also a licensed Real Estate Broker and Sales Instructor. I have received my MBA in Business Management in 2019, and I am currently in pursuit of my Doctorate studies in Business Strategy and Innovation.

What are your hobbies?
My passions are Family, Writing, Researching, Music, Cooking, Video Games and Practical Jokes- I love a good laugh!  
Ms. English - Discipline Clerk
Where are you from?
I was born in Pensacola, Florida however spent the majority of my childhood in Dallas, TX. 

What are your hobbies?
I am a Foodie. I love to explore and try new restaurants - the more unique, the better. You can find me close to water when I have free time - anything to do with the beach is my happy place. In addition to loving being at the beach, I also like to travel and visit interesting places. My favorite city to visit is Honolulu, Hawaii.
Course Spotlights
Computer Science Principles with Ms. Henry
Reading Corner & Word Wall - Reading with Ms. Gray
Engineering Design with Ms. Mitchell
Trojan Athletics
Lady Trojan Volleyball
Lady Trojan Volleyball preparing for the upcoming season. All sports schedules can be viewed at
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 -
Student Athletes of the Month
Congratulations to Senior Jeremiah Simms and Junior Alisha Boyer for being selected the Athlete of the Month.
Alisha Boyer
Alisha is a 2-year varsity athlete in four sports (Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, and Track & Field) while maintaining a 4.000 GPA. Alisha is an enthusiastic learner who seems to enjoy representing Evans High School in and outside the classroom. This summer Alisha competed in the 2021 Junior Olympics in Texas. Alisha was able to earn All American Honors in Track & Field. Currently, Alisha is working to establish a leadership role on the Girls' Varsity Volleyball Team.
Jeremiah Simms
Jeremiah is a 3-year starter for our Varsity Football Team. Jeremiah has led the Trojans in rushing and touchdowns over the past two seasons. Jeremiah was also a state qualifier in weightlifting 169 lbs. (category). Jeremiah currently has a 3.87 GPA. Over the summer, Jeremiah received an athletic scholarship offer from the United States Naval Academy for Football. Jeremiah continues to provide leadership in the classroom and on the playing field.
Summer Olympics Track & Field Competition
Members of the Evans High School Track & Field Program participated in the 2021 Summer Olympics Track & Field competition. The running Trojans included Ar’briel Scott, Alisha Boyer, Jahnile Registre (signee: University of South Carolina), Amenda Saint-Louis (signee: Bethune Cookman University), Queen Boyer, Mariama Kamara, Jayla Sullivan, and incoming Trojan freshmen, Aubrey Frost and Abrianna Perkins. These young Trojans were competitors at this year’s 2021 Junior Olympics, with some placing top 10 in the country and becoming All Americans. We are excited about what our track and field program is doing, and look forward to what’s up next—Cross Country.
Baptiste Orthodontics - Title Sponsor of Trojan Athletics
Baptiste Orthodontics will continue to serve as the title sponsor for athletics for the 2021–2022 school year. Which includes the sponsorship of our monthly athletic awards and the athlete of the year award. Thanks to Baptiste Orthodontics for your continuous awesome support of athletics at Maynard Evans High School!

Baptiste Orthodontics sponsoring the “Bracing for Greatness Trojan Athletic Award” (Athlete of the Month). The athletes’ that excel in their athletics achievements as well as their character and academics will select students receiving this award. The Bracing for Greatness Trojan Athletic Award presented via the Trojans Network, Evans Marquee and on The video presentation of Dr. Baptiste presenting the awards is on the school's twitter account.
Dr. Baptiste being presented with an Evans Jersey by Dean Green.
2021 Varsity Football Schedule
2021 Junior Varsity Football Schedule
Lady Trojan Volleyball Schedule
Swim Team Schedule
Ticket Policy
Athletic Clearance
** Please contact Ms. Varnadore, the Yearbook Sponsor, if you have any questions at
Testing Information
PERT Testing for Dual Enrollment
Students that signed up to take the PERT test for Dual Enrollment by the end of the school day on August 20th will test on Monday, August 30th. Students will receive an email from Ms. Schomberg by the end of the school day on August 26th with their testing location. 
FSA ELA Retakes
Juniors and Seniors in need of the FSA ELA graduation requirement will have an opportunity to retake this test in September. The FSA ELA Retake has three sections and is given over three days. Juniors and Seniors that need this graduation requirement will take the Writing section of this test on September 16th. They will take the two part Reading section of this test on September 20th and 21st. Students were notified by email on August 18th if they needed to meet the FSA ELA graduation requirement.
FSA Algebra 1 EOC Retakes
Students in need of the FSA Algebra 1 EOC graduation requirement will have an opportunity to retake this test in September. The FSA Algebra 1 EOC Retake is given over two days. Students will take this test on September 13th and 14th. Students were notified by email on August 18th if they needed to meet the FSA Algebra 1 EOC graduation requirement.
Recruiting Mentors. Commitment is 1 hour per week, face-to-face.
The Evans Community Partnership School, aka The HUB, is fully staffed and ready to support our students, staff, and the community.
New Parent Engagement Coordinator, Ms. Rattery
We are so excited to once again, host our Scholarship event! Over the last three years, we have raised over $150,000 with the help of our amazing community partners to support students as they matriculate to college. It’s partners like you that make such a huge impact on the lives of our students! For more information on this year’s event, please contact Ms. Lynouse Maxime at
College and Career Resource Center
College Colors Day
You will need to utilize your OCPS Google Account to access the two items above
ACT / SAT Testing
College Searches
OCPS YouTube College & Career Videos
OCPS College and Career has a YouTube Channel that offers videos for a variety of College and Career topics.
Upward Bound
Additional Scholarship Websites
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.
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Enjoy the rest of your week Trojans!
Mr. Bailey, Principal
Evans High School
Wednesday, August 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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