The Trojan EXPRESS!  
Your Community Brief from Evans High School
Wednesday, May 27, 2020      
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.

In this week's edition you will find important information pertaining to senior activities. First, our virtual 2020 Evans High School graduation will occur on June 5th, at 8:20pm. Please click on the link provided during that time, Evans High School Graduation Link I invite the entire Evans High school community to view. Please share the link with your extended family members and friends.

On Thursday, May 28th at 7pm, Evans will host its annual senior awards ceremony. This event is virtual and the link will be shared with students via all social media outlets.

We look forward to hosting our seniors on Friday, May 29th for our senior drive thru. The event will start at 6pm. More information will be provided to our seniors via Connect Orange and our school social media outlets.

It is our plan to publish a few issues of The Trojan Express newsletter throughout the summer break, but please remember to visit our school website and social media sites for ongoing news.

GO Trojans!

Rolando Bailey

Pictured very top and just below: SGA also showed off some of our Seniors with their superlatives along with featuring their quotes and future plans.

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In this Issue  

Teacher Spotlight
Senior Spotlight
Virtual Graduation
Preparing to Serve
HUB Happenings
OCPS Calendar
Motivational Moment!
Dates to Watch For
May 27: End of Quarter 4
May 28, Senior Awards Ceremony, 7 PM
May 29: Senior Drive-Thru, 6-8 PM
June 2: Start of Virtual Summer School - Summer School Student Application

Trojan Teacher Spotlighttrojanteacherspotlight  
Ms. Boreland retires this year after 24 years of service   
Ms. Ildaura Boreland has served 24 years at Evans High School. Her own children are alumni of Evans and she has continuously poured her passion for teaching into thousands of Trojans that have passed through her Spanish classroom doors. We are so excited for her next chapter that includes traveling and visiting her kids and grandkids! 
Senior Spotlightseniorspotlight 
Angelica Stewart is our SOAR (Student of Achievement and Renown) Award nominee for Evans High School. The West Orange Chamber of Commerce selected Angelica as she is an exceptional model of leadership, scholarship and class. We are so proud of her!

Senior Bryce Chery received a $2,500 in scholarship from Elevate Orlando. Bryce is involved in multiple clubs on campus and has exceptional spirit and personality!

Bryce proudly holding his congratulations yard sign on the day he was notified he had earned the $2,500 college scholarship. He intends to obtain a double major in journalism and sports medicine while in college. 
Decorey Purvis received the top Elevate Orlando scholarship and has demonstrated pride, determination, and perseverance! After college, Decorey hopes to open small mental health clinics in communities like his to make things better for kids in the future.

* Please click here to watch the inspiring News 6 Video about Decorey and Bryce. Thank you Elevate Orlando!   

Students were able to pick up their cap and gown, along with their senior gifts and signs during the past two weeks. Our SGA asked them to show off their looks and submit their pictures to the SGA Instagram page: @yourmehs.sga.

Zanish Premilien showing off her cap and gown.
Virtual Graduation virtualgraduation

Preparing to Serve their Country! preparingtoserve
A special video celebrates all OCPS graduates enlisting in the U.S. military.

Congratulations to our very own Senior Jamiah Jackson for joining the United States Army. Evans High School and OCPS recognize and appreciate your service!
Please click here to view the video made for all the OCPS graduates preparing to join the armed forces.

HUB Happeningshubhappenings   

The summer reading program is completely on line this year. You can participate in virtual events, track your reading, and complete fun activities at home. There are also lots of awesome prizes you can win!

Orange County Library System Questline operators are available for customers Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for calls and chat. Our home delivery service has resumed. All book drops have reopened. All library materials that were checked out before the library closed on March 18 are due on June 1. Materials may be returned to any library location. We are not accepting book donations at this time. View further details here.

OCPS 2020-2021 Calendar ocpscalendar
(Subject to change based on the Covid-19 situation)

This Week's Motivational Moment! mm

Evans community footnote: Given the continuing Covid-19 situation and its impact on so many areas of life in general, we felt this piece would be especially helpful to remember despite the new challenges many of our students and community members may face this summer.  
A young man from the city graduated from college with a degree in journalism and got a job at a small-town newspaper. One of his first assignments was to interview an old farmer who lived twenty miles outside of town. As he sat with the grizzled man on his porch, the young journalist looked at this notepad and started asking his questions. One of the first he asked was, "Sir, what time do you go to work in the morning?"  
The old farmer chuckled and replied, "Son, I don't go to work. I'm surrounded by it."
Our Trojans can learn a lesson from the old farmer. Opportunities are a lot a like his work. They are everywhere. But the problem is that we often don't have the eyes to see them.
This summer, as you approach each day, look around. Be aware. If you don't see opportunities, remember that it's not because they aren't there. You're always surrounded by them. You simply have to open your eyes and see them. Then act on them.
Mr. Bailey, Principal
Evans High School
Wednesday, May 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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