The Trojan EXPRESS!  
Your Community Brief from Evans High School
Monday, April 27, 2020     
Thank you once again to all of our students and families for their distance learning efforts this past week. Please keep up the momentum and great effort again this week as we are already entering the second half of the final nine-week quarter.

Progress Reports
Teachers will be compiling 4th Quarter Progress Reports in the next couple of days. These Progress Reports help to measure the outlook for everyone's final grades later in May, which will be part of all students' permanent records including seniors who need the grades and credits to earn their diploma.

Graduation and End of the Year Check In Procedures
Our District office has announced that all 20 high schools will host virtual graduations the first week of June. The specific date will be announced by next week. We are also planning in-person ceremonies in late July if all CDC guidelines and safety can be met. I will be sending a follow up message this week to all seniors with more details about other celebration events, along with information on device return and cap/gown pick up.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 4th-8th
Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day; their immense work and impact moves us beyond words. Furthermore, with the abrupt end to the physical school year, our teachers have done even more to continue education with virtual classrooms and learning at home lessons. They continue to give it their very best every school day making sure each student has the tools they need to reach their full potential.

So, let us all shower teachers in appreciation and share how we love, like, celebrate and care for them! It is in these challenging times that we truly recognize and appreciate how our educators play such a pivotal role in our children's lives - inspiring a lifelong love of learning and discovery to make a lasting difference in their well-being and long-term success.

We truly love and appreciate our teachers' Pride, Determination and Perseverance in their daily work at Evans!

Go Trojans!

Rolando Bailey

Pictured very top: SGA had a great message for the Class of 2020 . . .

"We have to finish our FINAL year strong! We are on the last stretch! We know this wasn't planned or expected; we won't be able to do what previous classes did but we will make it through this! Let's keep those heads HIGH! Don't let those crowns & tiaras fall! We love ya'll!"
~ SGA Seniors

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In this Issue  

Trojan Student Spotlight
Senior Spotlights
Attendance All Stars
Virtual Spirit Week
HUB Happenings
Teacher Appreciation Week

Dates to Watch For
May 1: Academic Signing Day
May 4-8: National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 25: Memorial Day

Trojan Student Spotlighttrojanstudentspotlight  
Private lessons to 7 Trojans with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra 

Congratulations to the following Trojans! They have each been selected from Evans HS for FREE weekly online tutoring (private lessons) with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra! Their tutor will meet with them via Big Blue Button for 30 minutes once per week for the rest of the school year.  
* Ashley Voltaire
* Jephthe Belizaire
* Stephanie Brown
* Chris Lopez
* Iyanna Pierre
* Mike Polynice
* Natalie Santisteban 
Senior Spotlights!seniorspotlights   
The @HumansofEvans began sharing the Class of 2020 and their post-secondary plans. The Class of 2020 will be doing big things and their contributions to this world know no limits. 
Kyle Hamilton 
Kyle will be attending the Toyota T-Ten Program at Orange Technical College where he will complete the requirements to become a Master Technician. While attending Evans High School, Kyle most enjoyed the various videography courses offered at Evans. His favorite memory from Evans High School is creating lasting relationships with friends and teachers at Evans.

Sean Woolford 
Sean will be attending Daytona State University in Daytona, FL where he will be pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. Sean attended Orange Technical College as a dual enrollment student where he completed his Electronics Program. While attending Evans High School, Sean most enjoyed English courses. His favorite memory from Evans High School is attending pep rallies.

Daline Renous 
Daline will be attending Valencia College where she will be participating in the Direct Connect Program to UCF. She will be pursuing a Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree. Daline received a $1,000 scholarship from College Board toward her academic goals. While attending Evans High School, Daline most enjoyed her pottery class. Her favorite memory from Evans High School is the Homecoming week activities.

Attendance All Stars!attendanceallstars 
Congrats to this pair of Trojans for keeping up with their distance learning!  

Virtual Spirit Week Highlights!virtualspiritweek        
SGA continued the culture of community with a virtual spirit week filled with pajama day, memes, tik toks, glow ups during throwback Thursday, and most importantly Trojan Spirit on Friday!
College and Career Readiness Cornerccrc   
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Scholarships - 
OCPS Scholarship Bulletin  
* Please click here for current report (lists many scholarship options in chronological order)

2020 CGCS-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship  
* Black or Hispanic student
* Must be planning to pursue a STEM major in college
* The flyer and guidelines can be found in Canvas. The application can be found here:
* Deadline: May 4 (this has been extended from the April 6th deadline listed on the application/flyer)
* Award: $5,000

Zenobia Brooker Scholarship  
In order to qualify for the Zenobia V. Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
* Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
* Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA).
* Have a demonstrated unmet, financial need as verified by their college or university.
* Be a college sophomore (class of 2022) at the time of application, and enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university.
* Be an African American student majoring in elementary or secondary education.
* Be a US citizen.
* As part of the application process, provide proof of 15 hours of completed community service hours, and in each semester thereafter while receiving the scholarship.
* Deadline: May 11 
* Apply here: 
College Greenlight College Greenlight connects first generation and underrepresented students to caring colleges, generous scholarships, and life-changing counselors and mentors.
* View College Profiles
* Search scholarships
* Create college list
* College summer program and fly in resources
* Create a profile at: 

$2,000 Nitro Scholarship 
Nitro cares about providing you the resources needed to successfully navigate financing college. That's why we're offering you the opportunity to earn a $2,000 scholarship. We know that college is a big step forward in achieving your goals and we want to help you get there using all the tools Nitro has to offer. Apply every month!
* Click here to apply!
* Deadline: Last day of each month

Courage to Grow Scholarship 
* You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only.
* Explain in 250 words or less why you believe that you should be awarded this scholarship.
* Click here to apply!
* Deadline: Every month   
HUB Happeningshubhappenings   
Health reminders for our Trojans . . .  
Distance Learning: "Be Eye Wise" Trojans! 
Sometimes our Trojans can get caught up in learning and forget to step away. When learning online, the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology say it is important that students plan to look away from the screen every 20 minutes for at least 20 seconds. Guess what! There is an app for that!

Trojans, try one of these chrome extensions to encourage healthy breaks and reduce eye strain: 
Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4th - May 8th)taw   
Please remember our teachers next week - teacher emails   
Next week we will be honoring another group of American heroes, our educators. May 4th to May 8th is National Teacher Appreciation Week across the United States of America. If you have an Evans teacher that has truly been special this year, kindly consider sending them a message next week. It would mean a great deal as they continue to work from their homes to carry learning forward for all of our Trojans. And they will continue to do so right through the very last day of this school year.  

* Thank you for finding a way to reach every kind of student at Evans High School.  
* Thank you for the long, long hours you dedicate to them.  
* Thank you for helping students discover passion for things they never even knew they liked. 
* Thank you for staying late and even traveling out of town serving as a club sponsors, coaches, and tutors.  
* Thank you for taking dollars out of your own pocket that people don't even know about for your classes and then thank you again for stretching ever so small budgets the way you do.  
* Thank you for your patience with your students. Some have trouble reading. Some get anxious when they have to stand and speak. Some face challenges that cannot be seen. You know of all that and you look out for every one of them.  
* Thank you for the thousands of hours of volunteer time you all put forth from August through May and especially leading into the Holiday season.  
* Thank you for participating in our many professional development sessions. You set a powerful example with your continuing commitment to personal education not just to benefit your students, but something the entire private sector could learn from watching.  
* Thank you for all you have done since spring break with distance learning. Your love for your students and your craft could not be more evident than during these past several weeks.  

Evans teachers, please remember this as you work from home:  
ALL of us are where we are today because of one or more teachers in our life. You are just as much a national asset to the United States as our armed forces, our health care workers, and our first responders. This coming May 4th to May 8th is your week. You deserve all the respect and accolades in the world for what you do. And the next time you happen to look at an American flag like the one just below, remember YOU are a major reason that our country, even during its most difficult times, is the still the greatest nation on Earth. Thank you for everything Evans educators!
Animated US Flag
Mr. Rolando Bailey 
Evans High School 
Monday, April 27, 2020
Leadership Team 
Pride - Determination - Perseverance 

Principal: Rolando Bailey 
Assistant Principal: Kenya Nelson Warren
Assistant Principal: Esther Hodge
Assistant Principal: Heather Kreider
Assistant Principal: Clarence Truitt
Senior Administrator: Casey Waugh

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