The Trojan Express
Maynard Evans High School Community Brief
Monday, July 11, 2022
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. 

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 halfway through the summer and my hope is that you and your family have used the time to rest, relax, and enjoy the company of family and friends! This summer, we have been busy preparing for next school year and helping students recover over 700 semesters of coursework. As we continue to "goal set" for the upcoming year, I would encourage you to begin those discussions with your kids. Consider asking the following questions:

· Looking back on the past year, what are you proud of?

· Looking back on the past year, what do you wish you accomplished, but didn't?

· What did you learn about yourself over the past year that can help you improve as a student and a person?

· How can you self-advocate for yourself this upcoming year?

This is our second summer break issue and it has several important event reminders in it and key dates. Finally, I want to welcome all of our rising 9th-grade Trojans and any other new families to Evans High School. We are very pleased to have you and your child as part of our school community! Have a great weekend (the campus is closed on Fridays over the summer break) and thank you for looking over this latest summer update.

Mr. Bailey

Pictured very top: 2022-23 Green Machine Drum Majors - Justin Moore (12th Grade), Ashley Voltaire, Head Drum Major (12th Grade) and Jaylen Clayton (11th Grade)
Dates to Watch For
Dates in this Issue
July 18-21: Green Machine Marching Band Camp
July 19: ECG in the gym, 3:00pm-6:00pm *
July 20: First date that laptop devices will be checked out beginning with IB, Band, and SGA (full schedule below - laptop pick-up dates & times vary)
July 25: ECG in the gym, 3:00pm-6:00pm *
July 26: EHS Trojan Seminar for freshmen and new students
Aug. 1: First practice date for football, volleyball, golf, bowling, cross country, and swimming (please be sure that ECG has been done prior to this date)
Aug. 2: Teachers return for their annual pre-planning period
Aug. 10: First day of school
Aug. 19: Start of football season; Trojans vs. University Cougars at home, 7:00pm

* An ECG (also called an electrocardiogram or EKG) is required of everyone for sports participation and other OCPS extracurricular events where physicality is involved such as JROTC. By identifying heart abnormalities that might otherwise go undetected, these screenings help prevent sudden cardiac death — the leading cause of death among young athletes. Please click here for more information about ECG's and sports physicals as required by OCPS.
2022-2023 School Calendar
Calling All New Trojans!
EHS Trojan Seminar — Tuesday, July 26th
New to Evans? Excited about beginning your high school years? Come to the Trojan Seminar for New Trojans (Freshman & New to Evans) on July 26, 2022. During this time you will be able to get information, learn about opportunities and resources that are available at Evans High School. Device checkouts will also occur during this time.
Trojan Concert Choir
Special recognition by the FMEA!
The Trojan Concert Choir has been invited to present a Min-Concert at the 2023 FMEA Professional Development Conference in Tampa. The theme of our conference is "Unity in Music Education: Building Communities One Note at a Time!"

The FMEA (Florida Music Education Association) Professional Development Conference is one of the largest music education professional development events in the United States. In addition to approximately 250 clinic sessions and concerts, it is host to 23 All-State Ensembles featuring Florida's top Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Guitar, Orff, and Popular Music students conducted by world-class conductors and teachers. It is attended by more than 10,000 people.

Congratulations to our Concert Choir on this honor!
The Green Machine EHS Marching Band
Green Machine Marching Band Camp — July 18 to 21
The familiar sounds of a Friday Night Football game echo through the courtyard of Evans High School during the summer. The Green Machine Marching Band Members work during the summer perfecting their craft. The dedicated members of the Green Machine exhibit the determination and perseverance of a Mighty Trojan!  

If you would like to get information about being a band member, please contact the Green Machine Band Director: There is an upcoming Green Machine Band Camp - July 18 - 21. Please see the information below.
Trojan Athletics
Our Mighty Trojans attended two 7 on 7 football camps this summer at UCF and USF making the second round of playoffs for both camps. Coach Lang credits the young men with “working hard this summer to do the little things right.” The athletes are focused and working towards being the best possible athletes. Coach Lang states the athletes are ”lifting weights, running and acquiring mental toughness.” Great Work Trojans!
2022 Varsity Football Schedule
Do you still need to complete your ECG?
You have two more opportunities this summer - Tuesday, July 19th and Tuesday, July 26th. Scan the QR Code below and complete the registration.
Fall Sports — Summer Conditioning
Football - Coach Lang - 
First practice date - August 1
Summer Workout - 400 building weight room  
Monday thru Thursday 8-10 and 3-5

Volleyball - Coach J. Stewart - 
First practice date – August 1
Summer Workout - GYM
Tuesday and Thursday 3-5

Golf - Coach Stewart - 
First practice date – August 1

Bowling - Coach Joseph -
First practice date – August 1

Cross Country - Coach Carter/Williams - 
First practice date – August 1

Swimming - Coach Gehres/White -
First practice date – August 1
Device Check-Out Team Schedule
Senior Portraits
Evans Student Services
Summer Newsletter
Student Services Newsletter links:
* Online classes -
* Community service (proposal form for students) -
* Research colleges and universities -
* Research the armed forces:
* Research careers -
* Information about technical college and training -
* Khan Academy for SAT prep (11th and 12th graders - students access through OCPS LaunchPad
College & Career
College questions?
Next Superintendent of Schools announced
Excerpt from the Orlando Sentinel article:
Deputy Superintendent Maria Vazquez, already “at the table” for all important decisions, should be the next leader for Orange County Public Schools, the school board decided Tuesday.

After an hour-long discussion, the Orange County School Board unanimously selected Vazquez as OCPS’ next superintendent, tapping her to replace Barbara Jenkins who is retiring later this year after a decade on the job.

Vazquez, 58, has worked for the district for more than 20 years, as a teacher, principal and administrator. She has been deputy superintendent since 2018.
Parent Academy schedule for 2022-2023
Please click here to view all the events OCPS has planned for our families starting this summer.
Food for Thought
1) This one is for any of our Trojans who love animals and have thought about a career as a veterinarian. The US has a veterinarian shortage and it's only likely to get worse. One estimate suggests the US will be short 41,000 vets by 2030.
Source: The Atlantic Read full article
2) Weekly earnings can vary greatly by level of educational attainment:
Source: Read full article
3) The percentage of African Americans with a 4-year college degree has been rising sharply in the 21st century:
Source: US Census Bureau Read full article
4) Ranking sports by the degree of difficulty for key skills:
Source: ESPN Read full article
5) WISDOM TO LIVE BY - Week of July 11, 2022:
Samuel L. Jackson On Integrity
You will, undoubtedly, meet people who will try to shut you up or entice you to compromise your principles. Don't let them; it's just not worth it.
~ Samuel L. Jackson, actor

Michelle Obama On Compassion
Success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives.
~ Michelle Obama, first lady

Wilma Rudolph On Goals
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion. The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
~ Wilma Rudolph, sprinter

Bill Walsh On Praise
Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.
~ Bill Walsh, football coach

Muriel Strode On Leadership
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Muriel Strode, poet
Florida flag
Have a wonderful week!
Mr. Bailey, Principal
Evans High School
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Leadership Team
Pride - Determination - Perseverance
Principal: Rolando Bailey
Assistant Principal: Esther Hodge
Assistant Principal: Dr. Latonya Brown
Assistant Principal: Bradley Shreffler
Assistant Principal: Clarence Truitt
Assistant Principal: Janeika Sweet
Senior Administrator: Casey Waugh
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