The Trojan Express
Maynard Evans High School Community Brief
Monday, March 7, 2022
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. 

Please take a few moments to complete the 2022 annual parent survey. Your feedback is most appreciated. The responses to the surveys are kept anonymous, but the combined results help us greatly in our school improvement plans. Surveys are a means to systematically engage all our stakeholders in two-way communication. They provide school leaders and teachers a view into the thinking and perceptions of our stakeholders. We value your opinion and ask that you take a few minutes to complete the survey. Please click on the link: Evans School Survey

The Divine Nine (Black History Month)
There are nine Historically Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs) that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Collectively, these organizations are referred to as "The Divine Nine." Each of these fraternities and sororities is rich in history - ties to one or more of these organizations may be found in many college-educated Black families in the United States.


Evans High HBCU alumni and/or Divine Nine members: A few of our staff members pictured above either attended an HBCU and/or are a member of a Divine Nine Greek organization.

In this issue, we have included a number of student success stories, which I think you will enjoy as we turn into the last four days of instruction prior to spring break. Thank you for looking over this latest update and have a great week ahead!

Mr. Bailey
Dates in this Issue
Mar. 7: ASVAB Testing
Mar. 8: School Advisory Council meeting, 6PM
Mar. 11: No School for Students
Mar. 14-18: Spring Break
Mar. 23: No early release on this Wednesday
Apr. 2: Junior / Senior Prom
Special March Events
School Advisory Council and PTSA Meeting Information
2021-22 meeting dates. All Evans community members welcome!
  • March 8, 2022, 6 p.m.
  • April 12, 2022, 6 p.m.
  • May 10, 2022, 6 p.m.
And this.....is Black History
Thank you to everyone who turned out for this special evening!
The evening of February 23, 2022 Evans High School presented And this.....is Black History - an evening celebrating and honoring black history, culture and excellence. Our community was invited to the event and the Performing Arts Center came to life with the songs, music, dance and spoken word to honor the culture and excellence of Black History. 
Club Rush - 3rd Quarter
An SGA production!
In February SGA sponsored a 3rd Quarter Club Rush. Over 20 campus clubs participated that are accepting new members. Students were able to explore and ask questions about the clubs on campus. If you are interested in joining a club please contact an SGA member for more information.
Counselor Appreciation Week
Recognizing our wonderful Student Services Team!
During Counselor Appreciation Week, our Trojan Student Services Team was treated to snacks, breakfast, a dessert bar and a coffee bar complete with a new tumbler. SGA surprised our Counselors with donuts from Dunkin'.
February Students and Teacher of the Month
Throughout the month of February, students could nominate a teacher and teachers could nominate students that they believe deserve to be recognized for the month of February. 

This month’s student winners are:
  • 9th grade Student of the Month - Andy Clerveau
  • 10th grade Student of the Month - Kiara Lorfils
  • 11th grade Student of the Month - Jennifer Stinfil
  • 12th grade Student of the Month - Jaden Gholston-Mitchell
  • February Teacher of the Month - Ms. Varnadore
Junior & Senior Prom
April 2 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel
Classroom Spotlight
9th Grade English Language Arts
Ms. Pates’ English 9 students engage in a gallery walk to practice deconstructing arguments, identifying claims, and tracking the development of elaboration and supporting evidence.
Black History Month - Faculty and Staff Luncheon
On Wednesday, February 23 the Trojan faculty and staff participated in a Potluck style luncheon where the theme was celebrating Black History Month. During the luncheon, administration, teachers and staff enjoyed the delicious food and fellowship.
Staff Spotlight
Ms. Thompson, CTE Department
Hometown: Orlando, FL / Jamaica
Where did you attend college? University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
What is your degree? Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Marketing
What do you do for fun? I love to travel, try new restaurants, go to the beach and spend time in nature.
Mr. Arnold, Custodian Department
Hometown: Orlando, FL
What do you do for fun? I really enjoy working in my yard and doing landscaping projects.
Ms. Sweet, Interim Assistant Principal
Ms. Sweet, our Interim Assistant Principal has stepped in to support our faculty, staff and students due to Mrs. Nelson Warren transferred to Doctor Phillips High School as the Interim Principal. Ms. Sweet is a valued member of our team and has supported Evans as a Teacher, Dean and now as an Assistant Principal. We are very fortunate to have Ms. Sweet at Evans High School!
SAFE
SAFE Adults
Thank you to the AMAZING faculty and staff serving as a SAFE Adult on campus. Our most fragile students have been paired with our SAFE Adults so they have as much support at school as possible. Thank you SAFE Adults!! 
HUB
Evans Health and Wellness Center Opens
After an almost two-year hiatus, the Evans HUB is excited to announce the return and re-opening of the on-site Health and Wellness Center. Through a partnership with Orange Blossom Family health, students are able to receive medical and dental care at the on-site clinic. Students who have completed dental appointments have been raving about their experiences. For more information about how to schedule a dental or wellness/sports physical appointment, please contact: Evanshub@chsfl.org, call 407-810-7607 or visit the HUB.
Career Convesations
In January the inaugural session of Career Conversations, a new workshop series focused on introducing students to different careers within a wide variety of industries, took place. The first speaker was Sobani Warner, an Evans High alum and the Head of Equities at Siebert Williams Shank, who spoke with students about her work in financial services and shared her educational path and some career advice with our students. The twenty students who attended were able to ask questions, get advice and learn about a new industry. Our next Career Conversations event will be in March and will feature Nicki Wesson, an engineer with the City or Orlando.  
Trojan Market Team - Help Needed
Wanted: Volunteers for the Trojan Market Team! Calling Evans students who want to help with the redesign and management of the Trojan Market. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Maxime in the HUB or at lynouse.maxine@ocps.net
College Conversations
College Conversations- Join us for our newest workshop series that helps students plan for college. On Wednesday, February 23rd, Evans students were able to hear from and ask questions to a panel of current UCF students. Because of the high demand, we will re-run this session later this spring. Our second College Conversation workshop will take place at the end of March. For more information, please contact Ms. Hughes at Akeele.hughes@ocps.net or visit her in the HUB.
Trojan Athletics
Wrestling
This year’s wrestling team saw great results at districts this year where three students left with medals. Ed Clayton was first lifting 182 in his weight class, Jaylen Clayton came in third for his weight class and Kevin Gustave won third place in his weight class. Four athletes were able to move on to regionals where they presented a strong showing but were unable to obtain any placement. 

Regional Qualifiers:
Ed Clayton 182, CHAMP  
Jaylen Clayton 132, third
Basketball
Boys basketball had a winning season this year with 20 wins and 10 loses and made it to the regional semifinals where they were finally defeated by Seminole high school in an exciting game only losing by 3 points. Standout players of the season were Jyshaun Melvin, Aviree Anderson and Micah Blackmon. Coaches look forward to next season where they will have two returning players and will move up several JV players who will be coming off of a phenomenal 15-1 season.
February's Athletes of the Month!
Congratulations to Senior Edia Meus and Senior Jerry Rollison for being selected for Bracing For Greatness Athlete of the Month (February).

Edia Meus is in her second year of playing tennis here a Evans High School. Edia has excelled into the team's number one player for Girls Tennis here at Evans. Edia has also maintain a 3.4 GPA. After graduation Edia plans to study Criminal Justice.

Senior Jerry Rollison serves as the team captain for the Boys Weightlifting. Jerry currently has a team best in the 154 pounds category with a total 455 pounds. Jerry serves as a leader in the weight room and brings a great deal of enthusiasm daily. Jerry currently has a 4.5 weighted GPA.
Ed Clayton 182, CHAMP  
Jaylen Clayton 132, third
Spring Sporting Events:
Please click here for a larger view of the team schedules and other Trojan sports news on the EHS website.
Required Extended Tutoring
Required Extended Tutoring is still occurring for those currently in season who received a D /or F on their quarter 2 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 http://tinyurl.com/21-22TrojanTutoringLog 

Once students complete tutoring at 3:30 they can attend practice/ games. If they do not, they risk being pulled off the field/court.
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Thank you for reading and have a great week!
Mr. Bailey, Principal
Evans High School
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Leadership Team
Pride - Determination - Perseverance
Principal: Rolando Bailey rolando.bailey@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Esther Hodge esther.hodge@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Dr. Latonya Brown latonya.brown@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Bradley Shreffler bradley.shreffler@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Lataniah Smith lataniah.smith@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Clarence Truitt clarence.truitt@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Janeika Sweet janeika.sweet@ocps.net
Senior Administrator: Casey Waugh casey.waugh@ocps.net
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