The Trojan Express
Maynard Evans High School Community Brief
Monday, December 13, 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. 

2nd Quarter Academic Progress
If you have a student attending Evans, please sit down with him or her as soon as possible and review their results. If your student is progressing toward academic success this 9 weeks, please celebrate and continue to encourage their effort. If your student has some missing assignments or needs to make up quizzes or a test, we have several options available for our Trojans in the way of tutoring. I encourage you to reach out to your student's teachers and take full advantage of tutoring options available before final grades are issued for the 2nd quarter. Even more important, semester grades will be calculated. This will have an impact on student overall grade point averages. For our 9th grade students, this 9 weeks is critical as our freshmen will have their 1st semester cumulative GPA assigned.

Holiday Food Giveaway
On December 18th from 10:00-12:00, Evans will be hosting our Annual Holiday Food Giveaway. As Trojans, we are pleased to work with such great organizations that continue to provide essential supplies for our students, families, and community.
At the holiday giveaway event this year, each family will receive a box of food and a 12-15 pound whole frozen turkey. (Pictured above is a past year holiday giveaway.)
In this week's update you will find some inspiring pictures from our Teach-In event. Thank you so much to our guests that carved out time from their busy schedules to speak with the students about their career and educational choices. I think you will find that the pictures below speak for themselves as the students were most captivated and the presentations will leave a lasting effect. We are greatly appreciative of everyone's time and effort!

On behalf of the Evans High School faculty and staff, I would like to wish you and your family a very happy and safe holiday. See you in the New Year!

Mr. Bailey

Pictured very top: Evans High School - 2021-2022 Performing Arts Department
Dates in this Issue
Dec. 13: ECG Day in the Evans gym ($20), 5:00pm-7:00pm
Dec. 14: Monthly SAC meeting (School Advisory Council - community members welcome)
Dec. 18: Annual Evans Food Distribution, 10:00am- noon (or until supplies last)
Jan. 07: Registration deadline for the ACT (test on Feb. 12)
Jan. 27: Deadline for the Valencia Bridges to Success Scholarship application
Jan. 11: On campus dental event through the HUB, 9:00am-4:00pm
Feb. 11: Registration deadline for the SAT (test on Mar. 12)
Evans High School would like to thank all of the volunteers who came to speak to our students during this year’s Teach-In event! Community members joined us from companies such as Coca-Cola and various law firms to the fire department. They were able to reach approximately 750 students providing them with college, career and motivational messages.
Quotes / Reflections from the Students:
Most valuable piece of information they shared with you…

  • “Failure will be our biggest teacher in life and that you can’t learn without failing.”

  • “The most valuable piece of information they shared was that they are willing to work with their clients to get to a better place in life and that we should take advantage of the opportunities that are given to us.”

  • “Success looks different for everyone.”

  • “Make your own decisions. You have to have intrinsic motivation to do what you want to do. Do it for ourselves and not for others.”
I would describe our overall experience as:

  • “10/10! Would listen again!”

  • “I loved it and would love if she were to come speak again.”

  • “It was life-changing, and encouraging.”

  • “Uplifting and a powerful message”
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.
Trojan Student Spotlight
November 2021 Students of the Month
  • Ezequiel Collazo - 9th Grade; Isis Pierre - 10th Grade; Kemaj Moore - 11th Grade; Aamahre Sapp - 12th Grade
November 2021 Teacher of the Month
  • Ms. Germosen
Tri-State Band Festival
Derek Edwards (Clarinet Section Leader) represented Evans High at the 2021 Tri-State Festival at Florida State University.
2021 Florida Classic Drum Major Challenge - Battle of the Bands
The Green Machine Drum Majors won the 2021 Florida Classic Drum Major Challenge. Congratulations to our Amazing Green Machine Drum Majors!
School Advisory Council and PTSA Meeting Information
2021-22 meeting dates. All Evans community members welcome!
  • Dec. 14, 2021, 6 p.m.
  • 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.
Teacher Feature
New Trojan Mentee and Mentor Check-In
New Trojans attended a Professional Learning Community (PLC) meeting with their Mentors. The PLC allowed for our new Trojan teachers to meet with their Mentors to discuss the Trojan culture at Evans High School.
Ms. Farrell, Math Department
Where are you from?
I am from Piscataway, New Jersey

I graduated with my Masters of Arts Degree in Teaching for Secondary Education 6-12 & Special Credential from New York University for Students with Disabilities 6-12.

What are your hobbies?
I love traveling, reading books, meditating, making soaps and candles, and spending time with my family.
Ms. Hodge, Reading Department
Where are you from?
Miami, Florida

I attended the University of Phoenix where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education K-6, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Reading Endorsement K-12.

What are your hobbies?
I love to travel. My favorite area to explore is anywhere cold and with snow like the Blue Ridge mountains in Georgia.  
Ms. Pereira, Science Department
I received my Associate in Science from Valencia College. I then attended Keiser University in Lakeland, FL where I received my Bachelor of Science. I am currently completing my Master of Science Degree at Florida Atlantic University in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Biology.

What are your hobbies?
I love to do yoga, travel and spend time with my two dogs - Haze & Maui at the beach.  
Curriculum Spotlight
Performing Arts Department
This year our Performing Arts Department produced PRISM. During the PRISM production each of our Performing Arts areas were highlighted in a beautiful holiday performance. 
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!
Pine Hills Neighborhood Center for Families:
Trojan Athletics
Reminder: 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:
Winter Sports Head Coaches:
Girls Weightlifting Coach Poole
Girls Basketball Coach Bellamy
Boys Basketball Coach Morgan
Boys Soccer Coach Tozin
Girls Soccer Coach Charlot
Competitive Cheer Coach Oates
Wrestling Coach Vernon
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
Spring Sports Announcement
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

Are you in need of an ECG? We have an event scheduled for December 13th from 5-7 in the gym. Use the QR code to register now. 
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
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.
Featured Scholarship: Future Women Leaders
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:
I hope you have a joyous and special holiday season with plenty of time to relax and enjoy family and friendships!
Mr. Bailey, Principal
Evans High School
Sunday, December 12, 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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