The Trojan Express
Maynard Evans High School Community Brief
Thursday, January 20, 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 remember that report cards were made available last week, January 12th on Skyward and if you have a student at Evans please review their grades from the 1st semester coupled with the 2nd quarter. Remember that we have tutoring both face to face and virtual for our students each week on Tuesday and Thursday. In the event you would like to schedule a parent conference, our student services team is here to support you and can be reached at 407-522-3400 ex 6232249. Our conferences are virtual for your convenience.

Sunday, January 9th was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. We certainly appreciate our two school resource officers Deputy Britton and Deputy Rohr for their unwavering support with keeping our school safe. Please take a moment to thank our amazing SRO’S.

We received our drop off/ pick up hang tags on Friday, please make sure you visit our school website at to register your vehicle. The registration link is also here. Please make sure that during arrival and drop off times you enter campus with it clearly visible on your rear view mirror. In the event you have any questions, please contact Mr. Clarence Truitt via e-mail @

I hope you enjoyed this past Monday holiday honoring Dr. King, Jr.'s many contributions to our country. If not on Monday, then please take a moment this week to reflect upon what he accomplished in the way of civil rights over such a very short period of time. He remains a true inspiration for all Americans.

Mr. Bailey

Pictured very top: 2021-2022 MLK Humanitarian Award recipient student Steeve Cadeau and Principal Bailey standing next to one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s most famous quotes on faith featured on a hallway wall. See below for a story about Steeve Cadeau.
Dates in this Issue
Jan. 21: Senior Class Tailgate, 3pm-4:45pm
Jan. 21: Late registration deadline for the Feb. 12 ACT
Jan. 26: "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" virtual Career Path event 
Jan. 27: Deadline for the Valencia Bridges to Success Scholarship application
Jan. 29: Virtual Parent Academy
Jan. 31: Deadline for OCP Top Talent application
Feb. 08: School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting, 6pm
Feb. 11: Registration deadline for the SAT (test on Mar. 12)
Feb. 15: Last day to submit OCPS Magnet Program applications
Student Services
Course requests for current 9th - 11th Grades are being conducted through students' English Classes.  
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.
School Advisory Council and PTSA Meeting Information
2021-22 meeting dates. All Evans community members welcome!
  • 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
2021-2022 Evans High School MLK Humanitarian
Steeve Cadeau, 12th Grade
Steeve Cadeau is the epitome of quiet strength. His demeanor is always calm and his leadership shines through his quiet strength. Whether Steeve is on the soccer field where he is a 4 year varsity player or he is working as a student assistant in Student Services, Steeve will always lead with integrity. He embodies the characteristics of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Steeve Cadeau will be awarded a full-ride scholarship to Tennessee State University for his service to his school and community totaling $120,000.  Steeve plans on attending TSU where he will study science/STEM course work. We are so very proud that Steeve is the Evans High School MLK Humanitarian. Great Job and Congratulations Trojan!
2021-2022 Evans High School - Superintendent's Student Advisory Council
The Superintendent's Student Advisory Council meets with the student members from the other high schools to discuss topics that are pertinent to our high schools. Our members are Jeremy Metellus (12th), Jinnell Brewster (11th), Talia Austin (12th) and Grayson Francis (12th). 
Members of the 2021-22 Superintendent Student Advisory Council with Mr. Bailey. 
First Senior event of 2022
On Friday, January 14, 2022, Seniors had their first Senior Event of the New Year - Popsicles & Polaroids.  
Senior Tailgate - Friday, January 21, 2022 
Student Government Association
Blood Drive - 1/13/22
SGA sponsored a Blood Drive on Campus for OneBlood. Our SGA members worked hard to help OneBlood with the event. Thank you to SGA and our students who donated and thank you to OneBlood for the goodies.
Are you interested in joining SGA for the 2022-23 School Year?  
Please contact Ms. Steadman at for more information or an application. Getting involved in school is a great way to be successful.  
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:
Father's Initiative:
Trojan Athletics
Local business support for Trojan Athletics
Evans High School has received a $20,000 Grant for Track & Field Equipment from Dick’s Sporting Goods. This past summer our new Evans High School Track was installed and now we will be able to purchase necessary equipment to be able to host Track Meets at Evans High School. Thank you Dick’s Sporting Goods! 
Lady Trojan Basketball - Donations
DexAir has donated $500 to the Lady Trojan Basketball Program. Thank you DexAir for supporting the Lady Trojans Basketball Program!
Dawson BBQ has donated $500 to the Lady Trojan Basketball Program. Thank you Dawson BBQ for supporting the Lady Trojan Basketball Program.
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
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 

Once students complete tutoring at 3:30 they can attend practice/ games. If they do not, they risk being pulled off the field/court.
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:
Staff Spotlight - Retirements & SROs
Mrs. Brown Harris
We would like to celebrate the retirement of Ms. Brown Harris. We wish her well as she has been a support system to many here at Evans High School, not to mention keeping us on track through 100% inventory and Title I records. Congratulations Ms. Brown Harris who has 31 years of service with OCPS! 
Ms. Harr
We wish Ms. Harr well as she retires from OCPS. Ms. Harr has supported all aspects of technology in her role here at Evans High School. Congratulations Ms. Harr who has 32 years of service with OCPS! 
Ms. Katterfield
Ms. Katterfield has given 20+ years of service to OCPS and will be enjoying the fruits of her labor as she retires. Ms. Katterfield served as a bookkeeper at Evans High School. We hope you enjoy your retirement.
School Resource Officer Day - January 9, 2022
School Resource Officer Day was on Sunday, January 9. We appreciate our School Resource Officers for all of the hard work and support at Evans High School. Deputy Britton has been in Law Enforcement for 27 Years and has been at Evans for 18 years. Deputy Rohr has been in Law Enforcement for 7 Years and this is his first year at Evans. Both Deputies are native Floridans and UCF Graduates. Thank you Deputy Britton and Deputy Rohr for your dedication and service!
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
AdventHealth University visit:
Seniors working on their FAFSA and college applications:
Recently, Ms. Benefiel and Mrs. Robbins, our ELC Support for the CCRC, stationed in the 5-300 Hallway where the Government and Economics classes are so Seniors had easy access to get help completing their FAFSA and college applications.
Another reason to complete the FAFSA paperwork - Skipping meals while in college:
Source: Read full article  
In Florida, only 58% of high-school seniors completed the FAFSA last year; those who didn’t left more than $100 million on the table in federal Pell grants, according to the Florida College Access Network. 
FAFSA Checklist:
Upcoming Scholarships with deadlines approaching:
* Due January 22, 2022 – Central Florida Women’s League Scholarship - $3,000. Eligibility is based on academic achievement and promise, financial need and community involvement. Applicants must be female. To apply click here:

* Due January 27, 2022 at 6pm – Valencia Bridges to Success Scholarship Program – 2 years tuition to Valencia College. This scholarship program can be life changing, especially to those who don’t have the funds to pay for college as it covers 2 years tuition at Valencia as long as you are able to commit to the program requirements. Valencia Bridges is looking for students who have at least a 2.75 GPA however, if you are close to that or you believe you would be a good fit for the program, please consider applying. In addition to the GPA, Bridges is looking for students who are PELL eligible (determined through FAFSA), and would benefit from the post-secondary support offered through the program. If that is you, APPLY!! Even if you aren’t sure if you will attend Valencia … have this as an option to attend college for two years FREE! You can always turn down the program offer if you decide to attend another school. Read more about the Bridges Program and requirements here.

* Due January 31, 2022 – onePULSE Foundation Legacy Scholarship - $10,000. Any person is welcome to apply. To apply click here:

* Due February 14th – Atkins Pathway to Success Scholarship – award varies. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be: first generation, female student, a Florida resident applying to a 4 year public, in-state university, submit the FAFSA and Florida Financial Aid Application, and have applied to two other external scholarships. To apply click here:

* Due February 23, 2022 – Dream U.S. – Up to $16,500 for an associate degree and up to $33,000 for a bachelor’s degree at a partner college. Some scholars may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $4,000 for books, supplies, and transportation. To apply click here:

* Due March 1, 2022 - EEqual Scholarship Awards Program - $8,000 - Student must be experiencing poverty or homelessness and be on track for graduation. Undocumented students CAN apply! Go to:  
"Oh, the Places You'll Go!" Career event next Wednesday, Jan. 26:
ACT / SAT Testing
Valencia Bridges to Success Scholarship (DEADLINE NEXT WEEK):
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 26th! (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:
OCPS Top Talent performance applications accepted until Jan. 31:
OCPS Magnet program application deadline Feb. 15:
This Week's Motivational Moment!
Evans High School celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Throughout Martin Luther King's career, he provided many lessons about leadership and success that have broad applicability. Among them:

• Set goals and make a detailed plan of action to reach them — for yourself and your organization.

• Understand your adversary's point of view to recognize the weaknesses of your own positions.

• Never seek to humiliate your opponent; search for common ground.

• Conduct a postmortem analysis of every action to learn from your mistakes.

• When speaking, relate stories of individual acts of courage and sacrifice to help make your cause relevant to the daily lives of those affected.

• Practice what you preach.

• Stay awake to new ideas and have the courage to change.

• Keep fellow leaders focused on priorities.

• Keep followers well-informed.

• Constantly look for alliances, if only on one issue.

• Listen to your critics carefully.
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Thank you for reading and enjoy the rest of your week!
Mr. Bailey, Principal
Evans High School
Thursday, January 20, 2022
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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