The Trojan Express
Maynard Evans High School Community Brief
Tuesday, October 5, 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. 

Working to your potential is the key! Remember, this is the last week of the first nine weeks. For colleges and universities, you are what you put on paper. While our transcripts do not reflect 9-week grades, transcripts reflect semester grades, and your 9-week grades represent half of the semester grade. I encourage all of our Trojans to complete any missing assignments or projects as soon as possible. We want each student to earn the grades they are capable of when the quarter ends.

On Tuesday, October 12th we will also be hosting our monthly PTSA/School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting at 5:30 PM in our media center. If you have a student at Evans, I invite you to participate. These meetings normally conclude by 7pm. We will conduct nominations for officers so we encourage your presence.

Our teachers have all been working hard in preparing for our upcoming Virtual Open House on Tuesday, October 12th. Teachers will release their presentations at 6pm. This event is not a live virtual session; teachers have pre-recorded videos to share via your student’s canvas accounts. Conversely, this is still an excellent opportunity for parents & guardians to make a connection with teachers and learn more about their students' classes and course expectations. I do hope you will carve out some time early Tuesday evening to participate.

I would like to thank our Trojan staff and students for a fun-spirited Homecoming last week. Special thank yous to SGA sponsors Ms. Steadman and Ms. Verzi coupled with our SGA students for their hard work and dedication.

Mr. Bailey

Pictured very top: World Languages Department Faculty
Important Dates in this Issue
Oct. 1: FAFSA process for 2022-2023 opened (checklist below)
Oct. 5: OCPS "Fall Into College" - Postsecondary Options, 6:30PM
Oct. 6:OCPS Engage 360 virtual event - "College and Career Conversations" 6-7PM
Oct. 7: OCPS "Fall Into College" - Applying to Highly Selective Colleges, 6:30PM
Oct. 8: SAT registration deadline for the Nov. 6 SAT
Oct. 8: Student holiday - No school
Oct. 11: Winter sports tryouts begin on this Monday with Girls Weightlifting (please see full schedule below)
Oct. 12: Monthly SAC and PTSA meeting, 6PM
Oct. 13: SAT/PSAT Testing. No early release on this Wednesday. Attendance imperative.
Oct. 15: Last day of Hispanic Heritage Month
Oct. 19: On campus dental event, 9AM-4PM (please see HUB below)
Oct. 23: UCF National Society of Black Engineers "A Walk For Education"
Oct. 28: Drive-Thru College Fair, 5PM-7:30PM
Student Services
New Alpha breakdown for "Who is my Counselor?"
Student Transcripts
If 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.
School Advisory Council and PTSA Meeting Information
2021-22 meeting dates. All Evans community members welcome!
  • Oct. 12, 2021, 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 9, 2021, 6 p.m.
  • 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.
Live Tutoring: BrainFuse
Did you know that OCLS offers FREE online tutoring!!!
After reviewing your child’s Progress Report, you may decide that your child would benefit from additional support. Every day, 2 p.m. - 11 p.m., students can receive FREE online tutoring and homework help through the Orange County Library System (OCLS). Live tutors are available to help your student in a variety of subject areas (below). View the directions on how to access Brainfuse Live Tutoring. You can also find the information on the OCPS Current Families site under Help at Home.
● English Language Arts
● Math
● Math: Algebra I
● Math: Geometry
● Science
● Science: Biology
● Social Studies
● Social Studies: Global History
● Writing
● Spanish
● English Language Arts
● Math
● Math: Algebra I
● Math: Geometry
● Math: Algebra II
● Science
● Science: Biology
● Science: Chemistry
● Social Studies
● Social Studies: Global History
● Writing
● Spanish
● English Language Arts
● Geometry
● Math
● Math: Trigonometry
● Math: Algebra I
● Math: Geometry
● Math: Algebra II
● Math: Pre-Calculus
● Math: Calculus
● Science
● Science: Biology
● Science: Chemistry
● Science: Physics
● Social Studies
● Social Studies: Global History
● Social Studies: U.S. History
● Writing
● Spanish
College Level (AP/Dual Enrollment)
● Algebra
● Biology
● Calculus I
● Chemistry
● Geometry
● History
● Physics
● Pre-Calculus
● Trigonometry
● Writing
● Spanish
Student Spotlight
Tyler Ashley and Derek Edwards
This summer Tyler Ashley and Derek Edwards attended the State of Florida American Legion Boys State Convention. At Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county, and state governments operated by students elected to various offices. Instruction will also be presented on the law and court system, parliamentary procedure, and Florida political History.
Principal Bailey's Student Roundtable
Recently, Principal Bailey held a student roundtable in the CCRC to check the pulse of the student body. Students were invited to attend that represented various groups of students on our campus. Students participated during their lunch to discuss various items and concerns at Evans High School
Teacher Feature
Ms. Batchelor, Theater / Performing Arts Department
Where are you from?
I am from Sautte, Georgia, a small town in North Georgia.

College / University?
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Performance Theatre from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. I received my Master’s Degree in Theater Education from the University of North Colorado.

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy spending time with my family. We enjoy traveling, camping, kayaking. I enjoy dancing and theatre.
Ms. Germosen, Language Arts Department
Where are you from?
I am originally from the Dominican Republic but I moved to Orlando with my family when I was five. I’ve lived in Orlando for most of my life besides the time where I briefly lived in Boca Raton, FL to attend Florida Atlantic University (FAU).

College / University
I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a concentration in Multicultural and Gender Studies and a minor in Spanish from Florida Atlantic University.

During my time there I also worked closely helping parents and students in the FAU Admissions office as an Admissions Representative where I participated in panels and worked on various recruitment-related projects. Moving forward, I hope to earn my Master’s in Urban Education.

What are your hobbies?
My interests include picnics at the park, longboarding, painting and playing Sims.
Ms. Johnson, Social Studies Department
Where are you from?
I am originally from Detroit, Michigan.

College / University
I received my Bachelor’s from Columbia College. 

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy reading, writing, learning, traveling, going to the beach, singing, and playing chess.

Community Support
ELEVATE treats faculty & staff with lunch!
Elevate provided lunch for our faculty and staff. The faculty and staff were able to interact with the team from Elevate. We are very thankful for the involvement of Elevate at Evans High School. Thank you ELEVATE!
Classroom Spotlight
World Languages
Spanish students were preparing for an assessment by participating in collaborative groups and utilizing a Kahoot! Game as a review to prepare. 
SAFE - Start with HELLO Week
Evans High School enjoyed celebrating Start With Hello Week in September. Start With Hello is a national initiative and is comprised of small but powerful actions to promote inclusion and to support students who are showing signs of loneliness or social isolation. SAFE Ambassadors and SGA partnered to encourage students to interact with students and faculty they don't often get to connect with daily. 
Trojan Athletics
Required Extended Tutoring
Evans is committed to pushing our athletes to excel on and off the court. Students who have earned a D/ F on their 1st progress report are required to attend extended tutoring from 2:40- 3:30with the individual teachers in their classroom or in the cafeteria Tuesdays and Thursdays until the next grade report is submitted. Once students complete tutoring at 3:30 they can attend practice/ games. If they do not, they risk being pulled off the field/ court.
Fall Sports Highlights
Volleyball - The girls recently had a tough match against Jones on September23 but were able to come out victorious through endurance and teamwork!

Swimming - Coach Steadman and Coach White are proud of the progress the athletes have made throughout the season. Our swimmers come from all stages of ability so it is always exciting when they begin to drop their times and are able to be competitive with the other schools.
Evans High School - Fall 2021 Athletic Coaches
* Athletic Director - Mr. Thompson -
* Football - Coach Lang -
* Bowling - Coach Delaney -
* Cross Country (Boys) - Coach Carter -
* Cross Country (Girls) - Coach Daniley-Porter -
* Golf - Coach Lewis -
* Swimming - Coach Steadman -
* Volleyball - Coach Goodwyn -
Fall Athletic Schedules
Trojan Athletic Schedules can be found on 
Ticket Policy
Winter Sports tryouts start next week.
With fall sports winding down, winter sports will be starting tryouts soon! View the tryouts schedule below if any students are interested in participating.
Athletic Clearance
Evans Receives $10,000 from NCL
Ms. Steadman and Evans recognized by a major cruise line!
Ms. Steadman teaches AP Environmental Science and Honors Environmntal Science at Evans High School which is a Title 1 School in Orlando, FL. She consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that all her students are engaged and understanding the material. She makes learning exciting with all the fun labs and activities she brings into the classroom.

This year with the pandemic, doing labs was difficult but she found labs that students in class and at home could participate in and enjoy. She spends many hours outside of school planning lessons to ensure her students are ready to pass their AP test. Last year was her first year doing AP Environmental Science and she increased the pass rate by 700%.

Ms. Steadman doesn’t just teach. She also sponsors the Student Government Association (SGA) SEL-ebrate club and coaches boys/girls swim team and girls soccer. With SGA, Ms. Steadman does her best to make every students voice heard and brings fun activities to lunches and after school. This year even with the pandemic she hosted lunchtime games, spirit days, and club meetings after school for students to bond virtually and in person. Ms. Steadman is the teacher that students know they can go to for anything, even those she has never taught before!
Homecoming Spirit Week - "Dancing Through the Decades"
Recap for the Community and thank you from our SGA!
This past week our Trojans participated in the Homecoming Spirit Week. The theme was Dancing Through The Decades. The week started with a peace, love and happiness day as students dress in Hippie attire. Tuesday students showed their squad day spirit and matched with their friends. Wednesday was senior citizen day and students went all out with the gray hair to the canes and walkers. Thursday had the most participation as they celebrated the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s during Throwback Thursday. We rounded out the week with Blackout Friday and the Homecoming Football Game versus Apopka, then the Homecoming Dance at Evans High School. This week will definitely be one to remember!

SGA also wants to thank all the faculty, alumni, and community members who have donated to the Homecoming Dance with drinks and snacks. We really appreciate everything that was dropped off.
Senior Pictures
** Please contact Ms. Varnadore, the Yearbook Sponsor, if you have any questions at
Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
Students created presentations for Hispanic Heritage Month. The display is located in Building 6/3rd floor.
NEW!! OCPS' Engage 360 tomorrow evening.
Mentors are still needed. Please consider joining today!
Recruiting Mentors. Commitment is 1 hour per week, face-to-face.
Special Events
New Parent Engagement Coordinator, Ms. Rattery
College and Career Resource Center
Helpful links:
You will need to utilize your OCPS Google Account to access the two items above
FAFSA opened up for 2022-23 last Friday, Oct. 1st. Checklist:
ACT / SAT Testing
Two OCPS Fall Into College events this week:
Dual Enrollment information session Thursday afternoon:
Bridges to Success Summer Program
OCPS YouTube College & Career Videos
OCPS College and Career has a YouTube Channel that offers videos for a variety of College and Career topics.
UCF National Society of Black Engineers - "A Walk For Education"
Drive-Thru College Fair
Florida flag
Finish these last few days of Quarter 1 strong Trojans!
Mr. Bailey, Principal
Evans High School
Tuesday, October 5, 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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