The Trojan Express
Maynard Evans High School Community Brief
Thursday, December 23, 2021
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. 

This Monday officially began our winter break with classes resuming on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. From our family to yours, all the best for a wonderful, safe and healthy winter break. I encourage all of our Trojans, their families, our teachers, and our support staff to get in some quality down time and enjoy a number of holiday season experiences with family & friends.

Let us use this time to rejuvenate and recharge our batteries. When we come back in 2022, let us continue to take care of each other, and double down on our efforts to make this a great school year.

The second semester will take intense focus, and an “all hands on deck” approach. I’m grateful for the teaching professionals that work with our kids each day. I want to thank our parents and families for the outstanding support we have received and ask that you continue to support us in the coming year.

Thank you once again for everyone's ongoing support. On behalf of the Evans High School administrative team, I wish you happiness, good health, and peace. I look forward to seeing everyone back on Tuesday, January 4 set for a successful start to 2022!

Mr. Bailey

Pictured very top: Dec. 18th Holiday food distribution event (additional pictures below).
Dates in this Issue
Jan. 04: Classes resume
Jan. 05: Deadline to register for the upcoming PERT test (dual enrollment students)
Jan. 07: Registration deadline for the ACT (test on Feb. 12)
Jan. 11: COVID vaccinations at Evans (ages 5 and up)
Jan. 11: PERT testing for those students interested in Valencia dual enrollment
Jan. 11: On campus dental event through the HUB, 9:00am-4:00pm
Jan. 11: Monthly School Advisory Council (SAC) and PTSA meeting
Jan. 27: Deadline for the Valencia Bridges to Success Scholarship application
Feb. 11: Registration deadline for the SAT (test on Mar. 12)
Holiday Food Distribution
This past Saturday morning, Evans High School was a beacon for families in the Pine Hills Community. The 2021 Holiday Food Distribution sponsored by Second Harvest Food Bank was from 10am - 12 noon. However, the work began well before the 10am start time of the event. Months of planning of the delivery of food and supplies along with the coordination of volunteers led to the event's success. 

With over 600 Holiday food packages distributed by over 100 Evans High School student volunteers, 30 administrators, faculty, and Staff, Evans High School was able to be a beacon for our Pine Hills Community. We also had a very special volunteer from the ELC (OCPS Educational Leadership Center), Dr. Vazquez, Deputy Superintendent. Thank you to all who helped!
Student Services
Are you needing a transcript?
Go to and click on Student Services. Under the Student Services drop-down menu, choose Current Year Senior Transcripts.
Student technical issues:
Students with technical difficulties, please complete the following link - The Media Center staff will set an appointment to fix their computer.
PERT for Dual Enrollment at Valencia College
Are you in grades 9 - 11 and have an 3.0 or higher unweighted GPA? Are you interested in taking courses at Valencia next year? We will be PERT testing January 11, 2022 for students interested in dual enrollment at Valencia. 

You must sign up at before the end of the school day on January 5, 2022 if you want to take the PERT test. Please email your guidance counselor for more information about dual enrollment at Valencia. You can email Ms. Schomberg at for more information about the PERT test. 
School Advisory Council and PTSA Meeting Information
2021-22 meeting dates. All Evans community members welcome!
  • Jan. 11, 2022, 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 8, 2022, 6 p.m.
  • March 8, 2022, 6 p.m.
  • April 12, 2022, 6 p.m.
  • May 10, 2022, 6 p.m.
Student Spotlight
December 2021 Students of the Month. Congratulations Trojans!
Briana Ramdihal (9th), Tahmysha Braggs (10th), Audriana Tijerina (11th), Trong Hoang (12th)
Green Machine
Evans Green Machine Marching Band performed during the Battle of the Bands at the Amway Center on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. The Orlando Sentinel carried the story of the event and included some great images of our Trojans! 
Club Rush
January 11
SGA is hosting a Club Rush on January 11 during A & B lunches. Students get involved in your Trojan Community - Join A Club!
Teacher of the Month
Mrs. Hasan, History Department
Congratulations Mrs. Hasan!
SAFE Conversations Link
Did you know the Evans SAFE Team is here for you? Are you having a hard time and need someone to talk with? You are not alone. Complete the SAFE Conversations link and we will connect with you soon!

*** Thank you to the teachers and staff who engage in home visits and outreach weekly. This year we have already made over 550 home visits and over 600 outreach calls.
Pine Hills Neighborhood Center for Families:
Trojan Athletics
2021 Shrine Bowl
The Shrine Bowl took place December 11, 2021 where schools across Central Florida competed, splitting the region between East and West. Trojans Ty Battle, Henry Claxite, Jerry Rollins, Jamcey LaPlante, Felix Barrington, Joshua Tetteh and Jiaquinn Stinson were chosen to participate on the WEST TEAM. The WEST TEAM came out victorious. Trojan Joshua Tetteh was selected as the Player of the Game! Congratulations Joshua and Great Job Trojans!
Extended Tutoring
Required Extended Tutoring is still occurring for those currently in season who received a D /or F on their quarter 1 report card. Evans is committed to pushing our athletes to excel on and off the court. Those required to attend must do so from 2:40- 3:30 with the individual teacher or in the cafeteria Tuesdays and Thursdays until the next grade report is submitted. Tutoring time must be logged at 

Once students complete tutoring at 3:30 they can attend practice/ games. If they do not, they risk being pulled off the field/ court.
Winter Sports Schedules:
Spring Sports Information:
If you are an athlete who is looking to play a spring sport please read through the information below:
1. Complete Athletic Clearance registration for new school year!

2. Physical must be on FHSAA El2 (PHYSICAL FORM)

a. ECG clearance email or report is uploaded to Athletic Clearance account under "3rd Party ECG Report".
b. Everyone must also upload a completed OCPS Cardiology Report
Reminder: 2021-2022 Season Pass
Don’t miss out on Trojan Athletics Events! Visit to purchase your season pass today!
  • Student Pass = $35.00
  • Adult Pass = $70.00
  • Family Pass = $100.00
Ticket Policy:
Mentors are needed. Please consider joining today!
Have you seen the WFTV/Channel 9 feature on Evans Mentorship Program? View the video If you, or someone that you know, is interested in being a Mentor at Evans High School please contact us! Must be available to mentor during school hours.
Special Events:
College and Career Resource Center
Helpful links:
You will need to utilize your OCPS Google Account to access the two items above
Morehouse - Greater Orlando Upward Bound Math & Science Program
On Friday, December 17, 2021 Ms. Kim Blaise, our Morehouse Greater Orlando Upward Bound Math and Science Program Manager from Morehouse dropped by to bring our program students a Holiday treat. If you are a Freshman or Sophomore and would like to join the Greater Orlando Upward Bound Math and Science Program, please complete the application (QR Code below or go to
FAFSA Checklist:
ACT / SAT Testing
Valencia Bridges to Success Scholarship
Application Deadline: January 27, 2022 by 5 PM
The Bridges to Success Scholarship is a program designed to support students with the transition to college as well as provide a full tuition award and book stipend.
Please click here for eligibility and other details.
* Help session coming up on January 5th! (Please see flyer below)
OCPS YouTube College & Career Videos
OCPS College and Career has a YouTube Channel that offers videos for a variety of College and Career topics.
Trojan College Acceptances
OTC Dual Enrollment:
Projected 10 fastest growing U.S. jobs to 2030 require education:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Visual Capitalist Read full article
January Vaccinations
Superintendent Dr. Jenkins' Community Update, Dec. 16, 2021:
Topics include: 
  • Teacher compensation
  • School safety
  • Campus security during winter break
  • Holiday wishes

Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Mr. Bailey, Principal
Evans High School
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Leadership Team
Pride - Determination - Perseverance
Principal: Rolando Bailey
Assistant Principal: Esther Hodge
Assistant Principal: Kenya Nelson Warren
Assistant Principal: Bradley Shreffler
Assistant Principal: Lataniah Smith
Assistant Principal: Clarence Truitt
Senior Administrator: Casey Waugh
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