The Trojan EXPRESS!  
Your Community Brief from Evans High School
Friday, September 6, 2019  
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.

When we look at the destruction Hurricane Dorian caused in the Caribbean, we are fortunate to have missed the brunt of the storm; however, others were not as fortunate as we were. Let's think about how in the aftermath of this devastating storm, how we can support the families in the Bahamas. Nothing shows the character of an individual more than how you lead or assist in a moment of crisis or vulnerability. This is what we want to instill in our kids.

Starting on Monday, September 9th from (8am-3pm) our Evans High Community School will serve as the conduit to gather the following items:
  • Deodorant
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Wet Wipes
Thank you in advance for your support!

Due to the days missed of school, please adjust your calendar as the predetermined make-up days are October 18, 2019 (for Tuesday, September 3 closure) and Monday, November 25, 2019 of Thanksgiving week (for Wednesday, September 4).

Parents, please be prepared to review your student's first four weeks of academic performance as mid-term progress reports will be issued on Monday, September 16th.

With Trojan Pride,

Rolando Bailey

Pictured very top: Evans Alumni return to impact students by being faculty members
(Back row from left to right) Mr. Green, Mr. Roundtree, Ms. Cummings, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Chandler, Ms. Andrew, Mr. Dailey, Ms. Burke, Ms. Cameron (Front row left to right) Ms. Birdsong, Mr. Bornacelli, Ms. Cordell, Dr. Delaney, Ms. Poole, Ms. Brown, Ms. Nelson Warren, and Ms. Hill
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In this Issue  
Content (click for that section)

Club Rush
Student Spotlight
Extended Tutoring
Class of 2020
College and Career Center
Trojan Athletics
Amnesty Day
HUB Happenings
Dates to Watch For

Sept. 7: Amnesty Day Opportunity (full schedule below) 
Sept. 9: PTSA/SAC Meeting, 5:30-7:30 PM (in the Media Center, food will be served) 
Sept. 11: Dental Screening (HUB) 
Sept. 13: Deadline for Student Essays - Annual Governor's Hispanic Heritage Contest (winners receive 4-year scholarships) 
Sept. 13: Senior Panoramic Photo  
Sept. 16: Progress Reports 
Oct. 1: OPEN HOUSE, 6:30-8 PM  
Club Rushstudentspotlight2 

Our clubs and organizations came out for the annual Club Rush on August 29th during lunch in order to promote their groups and recruit new members.

Left: Debate Team; Right: Drama Club

Student Spotlightstudentspotlight  
Ms. Ashley Brown, Mathematics  
Ms. Brown graduated from THEE Maynard Evans High School in 2008. She later went on to graduate from UCF with a major in Pre-Law. She decided to get into education because she loves being able to make a difference in the lives of our future leaders.

Teaching at Evans allows her to share a special connection with the students because Ms. Brown too walked the halls of Evans High and shared many of the same experiences the students have. Once the students feel that you can relate to them in some way, they are more receptive to learning. Her passion for helping the students at Evans High also extends into the Pine Hills community. She enjoys volunteering with her local church to give back to the community in various ways. Ms. Brown also has two beautiful children that she loves spending time with and watching them grow.  
We are so blessed to have yet another alumni join us this year full-time as a teacher after spending a year as a tutor in math classes last year.  
2019-2020 Teacher and Support Person of the Yeartoyspoy 
Dr. Mitchell and Ms. Harbin

Dr. Jamila Mitchell, AP/IB Computer Science 
"She goes above and beyond for the school and is always willing to lend a hand if you need it.  She touches every single corner of this school and is involved in every single event.  She demonstrates a commitment to caring and respect all the time with students and everyone else she encounters. Dr. Mitchell demonstrates leadership and actively engages in all required target areas."

Ms. Margo Harbin, School Secretary   
"She makes herself readily available for anything that is asked of her. Ms. Harbin is very dedicated to making Evans a great place to work."

Extended Tutoringextendedtutoring 
Extended tutoring begins on Tuesday, September 10th and then occurring every Tuesday and Thursday until 5:00 pm.
Transportation will be provided for students among three buses with various routes (below). Please review these routes to ensure that your student finds one closest to home. Students must report to cafeteria with a pass from their teacher or coach in order to ride the bus home.  
Class of 2020classof2020 
Senior Package information can be found at Remember that the 1st installment is due September 16th.

Senior Panoramic Picture will take place Friday, September 13t h in the gym at 1:50 p.m. Dismissal will occur by announcement.  

Trojan "ALL ACCESS" ID Cards will be given out to seniors only on the following schedule:
  • 10/16: A-D
  • 10/17: E-H
  • 10/18: I-L
  • 10/19: M-P
  • 10/20: Q-T
  • 10/23: U-Z
  • 10/24: Make Ups  
College and Career Centerccc  
Further Information from the College and Career Center:
Instagram - @EvansCollegeCareer
Link for scholarships (student access) - 

Upcoming Events: 
10/8 - FAFSA / Financial Aid Night 5p - 7p - EHS Cafeteria
10/24 - EHS College Fair - Gymnasium 4th & 5th Periods (both lunches )

Tom Joyner College Fair:  
AVID and IB students attended the Tom Joyner College Fair on August 30th and returned with great connections to HBCU's.

Shania Streeter was offered a $20,000 scholarship to Harris-Stowe University during the Aug. 30th Tom Joyner event! 
Scholarship Opportunities 
* OCPS scholarship bulletin link:
* Coca Cola Scholars - application deadline is October 31st, 2019
* Dr. Pepper Giveaway - application deadline October 17th, 2019
* National Young Arts Foundation - application deadline October 11th, 2019
* Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship - application deadline November 30th, 2019
* Hispanic Heritage Foundation Scholarship - application deadline October 15th, 2019  
Vital Signs: Borrowing for College
We encourage our Trojans to explore all scholarship and grant program opportunities as they become available paying close attention to any application deadlines (see the OCPS Scholarship Bulletin for starters). The chart below illustrates how the volume of student loan payments that are seriously late or delinquent have grown stunningly since 2012 and now comprise 35% of all "derogatory" loans according to the New York Federal Reserve Bank. When loans like this go unpaid, it can be harmful to a college graduate's ability to obtain credit in the future for other important life goals such as getting a first home or getting married.    
Note: HELOC = Home equity line of credi t; chart shows outstanding seriously bad debt by quarter.  
Trojan Athletics trojanathletics

Tonight's Football Game Rescheduled 
Trojan football is off to a great start with the last two games showing our strengths posting wins over both Freedom High School and Cypress Creek High School. Our next game originally scheduled for September 6th will be moved to September 20th at Evans field, 7:00pm.

Swimming and volleyball are also in full swing, with swimming competing again Oak Ridge and Jones on August 28th.

Visit for schedules of all teams.  
Amnesty Day Opportunities amnestyday 

 SEMESTER 1   Wednesday  Saturday  Progress Report  Report Card 
 Quarter 1   Sept. 4   Sept. 7   Sept. 16   
 Quarter 1   Oct. 9   Oct. 12     Oct. 17 
 Quarter 2   Nov. 6   Nov. 9   Nov. 14   
 Quarter 2   Dec. 11   Dec. 14     Jan. 16 
SEMESTER 2  Wednesday  Saturday  Progress Report  Report Card 
Quarter 3  Feb. 5   Feb. 8  Feb. 13   
Quarter 3  Mar. 11   Mar. 7     Mar. 13 
Quarter 4  Apr. 15   Apr. 18  Apr. 23    
Quarter 4  May 20   May 16     May 29 
* Dates are subject to change in accordance with the school calendar. 
HUB Happeningshubhappenings   
Parent Engagement - PTSA Meeting 
Parents, please come out to our PTSA meeting, which will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 from 5:30pm- 7:30pm in the Media Center. Food will be served.

Expanded Learning 
Our expanded learning enrichment programs  will begin on Monday, September 9 with transportation provided at 5:00pm. If students are interested in joining the expanded learning programs offered at Evans, please contact Ms. Riha

After-school extended tutoring will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week with transportation at 5:00pm. Students must enter the cafeteria for transportation with a signed pass from their teacher.

Supper is provided every day after school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:30-3:00pm and on Wednesday from 1:15-1:45pm

Snacks are available every day after school!

And finally, our teachers engaged in learning how to leverage the resources that the HUB provides for our students (below). Thank you to the teachers who attended and the HUB team who put together the presentation.

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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