The Trojan EXPRESS!  
Your Community Brief from Evans High School
Monday, August 6, 2018 
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. School starts Monday, August 13, 2018. The first bell will ring at 7:15am!

Welcome Back Trojans and New Trojans!
On behalf of the administration, faculty, and staff; welcome to the start of another promising school year!  I hope each of you had a restful and rewarding summer.  We are happy to have you back in school!

Freshman Orientation - Thursday, August 9th
On Thursday, August 9th from 6:00pm until 7:30pm, freshmen will have the opportunity to collect their schedules and walk through their classrooms. Please join us on campus for this unique opportunity. Schedules can be retrieved from our remodeled cafeteria. Our 9th grade teachers will be present in their classroom to give a brief overview of the course.

First Day Procedures - Monday, August 13th
The following are some important tips to help ensure a successful first day and first week of school.
  • Students will report to their first period class.
  • Students can find their most current schedule on the parent portal - ProgressBook. If you are unable to access the parent portal, there will be faculty around campus to assist students.
  • Also, large student 1st period location posters will be posted on the windows/walls throughout campus to assist students.
Traffic on the first days of school is always extremely busy, heavy, and congested. We strongly encourage students with bus transportation to ride the bus starting the first day of school. However, if your student is registered for bus transportation and you do not know your student's bus number, routing number, pick-up/drop-off locations, and times, you may retrieve this information at this OCPS Find a Bus webpage. If your student is a car rider, we strongly encourage that you allow for at least an extra 20 minutes to get into the student drop-off. We ask that you be patient as many parents will be driving their students to school. The same will apply for afternoon pick-up!

Dress code
Student dress code begins the FIRST DAY of school. A few reminders that will help students ensure they have a good first day without stress of dress code:
  • Sleeveless/strapless/spaghetti tops are NOT allowed.  
  • Skirts and shorts must be mid-thigh or longer.
  • Jeans MUST be worn at hips.
  • NO hats or hoodies.
  • NO ripped or torn jeans/shorts
  • NO lounge pants (pajama bottoms).
Annual Green & White Football Game - Friday, August 10th
Come out to see your Trojans in a free scrimmage game next Friday, August 10th at 6:30pm. Turn out to cheer on your 2018 season football players, the Green Machine Marching Band, and cheerleaders. Remember it is FREE ADMISSION. Please click here to view our Athletic Dept. website.

With Trojan Pride,

Principal Rolando Bailey

Pictured very top: The Trojan football season is ready to get underway!

The Trojans' defense swarms a ball carrier in a play from the 2017 season. We hope to see you at Friday evening's Green & White Game!
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Content (click for that section)

Free/Reduced Meals Application
Device Checkout Dates/Times
Daily Bell Schedule
Meet Ms. Nelson-Warren (A.P.)
College and Career Center
Guidance Corner
New Teacher Spotlight
Senior Class Reminders
HUB Update - Vision Screenings
One Mill Property Tax Renewal
Important Dates

August 8: NEW student device checkout for those in 10th-12th grades, 4-6PM 
August 9: Freshman Orientation, 6-7:30PM 
August 10: Green & White Football Game 
August 11: ALL grades device checkout, 9AM to Noon 
August 13: First day of the 2018-2019 school year
August 20: Freshmen vision screenings through the HUB (see below)  
September 13: Senior Panoramic Picture 

"Trojans . . . if you see something, say something!"
Free/Reduced Meal Planfreereduced
* Please click on the image above for this year's application and click here to view the daily menus. 
Device Checkout Datesdevicecheckout   
Trojans, if you need to checkout a laptop, please review the schedule below so you can ensure you have your digital device for the first day of school.

Wednesday, August 8th from 4:00-6:00 pm is open for all students NEW to Evans in 10th-12th grades.

Saturday, August 11th from 9am-12pm is open for ALL student grades.

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Welcome Back Ms. Nelson-Warren!Welcomeback   
Profile of our 2018-2019 Assistant Principal for Science and Co-Lead for School Accountability & AdvancED Accreditation. 
Kenya Nelson-Warren is the Assistant Principal for Science and Co-Lead for School Accountability and AdvancED Accreditation. Ms. Nelson-Warren is a graduate of Maynard Evans High School in Orlando, Florida. She attended Florida State University, earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida, and has two master's degrees from Troy University in public personnel management and educational leadership.

She has a total of 22 years of educational experience with the Orange County Public Schools. Ms. Nelson-Warren is an experienced high school assistant principal of nine years with OCPS, and has served at the following high schools: Maynard Evans High School (15 years), Apopka High School (4 years), and Olympia High School (1 year).  She has also served as a trainer for the Alternative Certification Program (ACP) for new teachers that were non-education majors in OCPS, and she facilitated Great Beginnings sessions for teachers starting their educational career with OCPS as well.

Ms. Nelson-Warren earned two master's degrees from Troy University in Alabama.

Ms. Nelson-Warren is excited about the opportunity of returning to her alma mater to support the students, faculty and staff, and community of Maynard Evans High School.  When she is not working, Ms. Nelson-Warren enjoys gardening, cooking, baking, traveling, and spending time with family.

Email:, Phone ext: 6232903

College and Career Center Updateccc
Mrs. Bohn
Mrs. Bohn, the College and Career Specialist, is here to help you! Schedule an appointment with her to work on your post-secondary plans! Go to to schedule a time during your elective class to meet with her.

Have you signed into Naviance lately? This app is located on your OCPS Launchpad and can assist you with post-secondary planning! Check out college matches, apply to scholarships, research careers and much more!

Student in the Spotlight!!
Congratulations to Evon Thompson who was selected to participate in the University Of Central Florida College Of Medicine's Health Leaders Academy. Through the course of the one week academy, students participated in exciting and interactive activities in many areas, including the following:
  • Microbiology and Forensics Labs
  • Group Research
  • Lectures and Demonstrations
  • State-of-the-art Anatomy Lab
  • Opportunity to interact with medical students

Congratulations Evon on your success with UCF's College of Medicine
Health Leaders Academy!

Evans' Summer College Prep Boot Camp

Evans High School held a boot camp for seniors to work on SAT/ACT preparation and college planning! Thanks to the Elevation Scholars who supported our students as they continue to prepare for success!

Guidance CornerGuidancecorner 
Two key dates are on the schedule for this week . . . 

Trojans, if you are new to Evans and in the 10th-12th grade, please join us on August 8th to pick up your schedule and walk the campus. You will also have an opportunity to checkout your laptop from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

For the Class of 2022, Freshman Orientation is August 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. where students can pick up their schedules, walk the campus and meet your 9th grade teachers.

We will see you there!     

Student Services Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Enrollments and Withdrawals: 7:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
New Teacher Spotlight!newteacherspotlight 
Meet Mr. Rondel Thorpe, Science Department 

Mr. Thorpe will be teaching chemistry this school year. 
Q: Where did you attend college?
A: I attended the University of Central Florida with a degree in chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry and minors in physics and in mathematics. Go Knights!!

Q: What are some of your hobbies outside of school?
A: I recently discovered the concept of leisure reading. My current selection revolves around either history, finances, or leadership. I also love to travel. I recently spent a month exploring Peru and working on a research project for a potential anti-tuberculosis drug at the Universidad Nacional de IngenierĂ­a. I'm a huge science junkie and  I'll talk about anything from the stars, quantum particles, medicine,  and everything in between. (I'm a nerd and proud).     
This is an aerial photo of the university in Peru where Mr. Thorpe invested a month of his time assisting with the development of a potential anti-tuberculosis drug. 
Q: What makes you most excited to be a Trojan?
A: Evans feels a lot like home. I wanted to find a place that felt right for me. I just couldn't feel that home spirit at other schools. The moment I stepped foot on the campus at Evans it reminded me of my time in high school, and I knew that this is where I wanted to be. I'm hoping to help students gain an appreciation for science and hope to motivate students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.).

Q: What will you be teaching in 2018-2019? 
A: I'll be teaching chemistry this year and I am looking forward to meeting the student body of the Trojan Nation!

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2018-2019 Seniors wishing to take traditional portraits: Integrity Portraits (407) 414-3624 or by visiting their website

General Senior cap and gown and yearbook photos will take place at Evans High School on August 24, 2018. No appointment necessary. Students will take photos during their scheduled English class on that day.
September 13 - Senior Panoramic Picture with t-shirts provided. The Class of 2018 (above) left a legacy, what's in store for the Class of 2019?  
HUB HappeningsHUB 
Freshmen vision screenings on August 20 

All Freshmen will have the chance to get a free vision screening during the school day on August 20th. Students will be provided with free glasses in the event that they need them through an additional appointment. This all takes place on campus and during the school day.  

One Mill Property Tax Renewal ONEMILL   


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Mr. Bailey, Principal
Maynard Evans High School
Monday, August 6, 2018

Leadership Team 
Pride - Determination - Perseverance 

Principal: Rolando Bailey
Assistant Principal: Thomas Hames
Assistant Principal: Esther Hodge
Assistant Principal: Heather Kreider
Assistant Principal: Deana Tolbert
Assistant Principal: Michele Wiggins
Senior Administrator: Casey Waugh
Business Manager: Robin Tallman

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