The Trojan Express
Maynard Evans High School Community Brief
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Evans Community Member,

Trojans, we have less than two weeks before our Winter Break and your dedication to your education is paramount. For the next eight days, we will have testing that encompasses Semester Common Final Exams, FAST Testing and STAR Testing for Math Courses. The importance of completing these tests with fidelity is impactful on your course grade, GPA and potential graduation requirements. The Testing Schedule is located below.  

I would like to encourage you to take advantage of tutoring at Evans High School every Tuesday and Thursday after school. During this time you will be able to gain assistance from educators with in depth knowledge of Math, English, Science and Social Studies. This opportunity is vital for students who are struggling and can benefit from additional assistance. More information is located below.  

Finally, I would like to emphasize the importance to attendance. It is vital that our Trojans are in attendance at school every day and on time. There is a direct correlation to knowledge attainment and test scores. With test scores carrying such a major impact — graduation requirements, course success, college acceptances, scholarship awards — the direct correlation is in the positive for students who are in attendance. Please assist us with helping your Trojan with daily punctual attendance for every class.

In Trojan Pride,

Mrs. Nelson-Warren
Dates to Watch For
Key Dates in this Issue
Dec. 5: - Mondays with Maria (Dr. Maria Vazquez, OCPS Superintendent)
Dec. 7: No early release on this Wednesday
Dec. 7: PRISM Concert, 7pm - "Together We Stand"
Dec. 8: PRISM Concert, 7pm - "Together We Stand"
Dec. 13: School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting, 6:00pm
Dec. 17: Annual Holiday Food Distribution at Evans, 9:30am
Dec. 19-Jan. 2: Winter Break
REVISED 2022-2023 School Calendar:
Do you need help in your core classes beyond the regular school day? Read the information below to take advantage of tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday!
ANYONE who attends tutoring after school, don't forget to sign in through the google form at:

Links to an external site.
MLK Humanitarian
Dehlice Ruggio
The 2022-23 Evans High School MLK Humanitarian is Junior Trojan Dehlice Ruggio. Dehlice is a dedicated Student Government Association member, volunteers at the Orlando Drama Summer Camp and in the College and Career Resource Center. The attention Dehlice gives to equality is vast and the importance for everyone to have an opportunity is very important to Dehlice. Dehlice is an excellent choice for the 2022-23 MLK Humanitarian!
Annual Holiday Food Distribution at Evans
Saturday, December 17
I am 1st Gen
The College and Career Resource Center (CCRC) recently hosted a - I AM FIRST GEN Day for Trojans to make a pledge for attending college. Trojans stopped by the CCRC and signed the banner as well as received a “I AM First Gen” button and information on being a First Generation College Student.
Modified Bell Schedule this Week
We will be on a modified bell schedule Monday through Thursday this week to accommodate semester 1 Common Final Exams, STAR, and PMA testing.
Family Portal
Parents of 9th and 10th grade students can access FAST PM1 student results posted to the Family Portal via Skyward’s Parent Access. To view your child’s FAST PM1 scale score and achievement level, please follow the steps below.

1. Use a computer to visit the OCPS Parent Portal at

2. Click on the Skyward Family Access app.

3. Click District Links found at the top right-hand corner of the screen.

4. Click State Assessment Scores to view your student’s scale score, achievement level, and bar graph indicating your student’s scale score and where it falls in the achievement level.

NOTE: If you have multiple students, click State Assessment Scores then click on your student's name to view that student’s scale score and achievement level.

These results are for informational purposes only and should be used to identify areas that may need additional instruction and support. For PM1, Individual Student Reports (ISR) are not available on the Family Portal.

For more information about student scores or the Family Portal, please visit:
Holiday Season PRISM Concert
Manicure Mondays
Students volunteer on the Evans campus to clean up on Mondays.
We are often given accolades from our visitors to Evans as to the cleanliness of our campus. This is a campus-wide effort and the volunteers take Pride in being a TROJAN!
Senior Breakfast
Class of 2023
The Class of 2023 Senior Breakfast was held on Friday, November 18 in the Trojan Cafe. Seniors were treated to a breakfast from Cracker Barrel and fellowship. During the breakfast, Principal Nelson Warren shared some insightful knowledge as did other staff and administrators.  
Florida State University - Annual Tri-State Honor Band Festival
Congratulations to a pair of our Trojans for representing Evans!
Congratulations to Keshunn McNeil (Bari Saxophone) and Erika Nunez (Flute) for representing Evans High School at the 41st Annual FSU Tri-State Band Festival. The 41st annual Tri-State Band Festival was held on the campus of Florida State University from Thursday, December 1st through Sunday, December 4th. The event hosted approximately 250 top high school students for an intensive musical experience facilitated by world-class clinicians and esteemed members of the Florida State University faculty. This unique honor band experience offers rich interaction with outstanding literature, masterclasses on every instrument, and numerous concerts including the highly-anticipated PRISM concert.
Trojan Athletics
Winter Sports Coaches:
Sports Physicals:
Student Assistance and Family Empowerment Program (SAFE)
Are you in need of resources or extra support? Check out the OCPS Community Connect link today: 

Evans High School Student Services
ACT / SAT Dates:
The next PTSA & SAC meeting will be on Tuesday, December 13 in the Media Center beginning at 6:00pm.
This Week's Motivational Moment!
Evans High School remembers an African-American hero on the 81st anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day.
Eighty-one years ago this Wednesday, December 7th, forces of the Japanese Imperial Navy suddenly attacked U.S. military bases on Oahu, Hawaii. Dorie Miller stepped forward into action very quickly and was recognized by the U.S. Navy for his bravery. 
Honored on a U.S. postage stamp, Doris "Dorie" Miller (October 12, 1919 - November 24, 1943) was a Messman Third Class that the United States Navy noted for his incredible bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. In addition to manning a 0.50 caliber heavy machine gun (which he was not trained on) and striking several incoming enemy aircraft, he successfully managed to pull his wounded ship's captain out of harm's way. Dorie Miller was the first African-American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest honor awarded by the U.S. Navy at the time.
Urgent radiogram reporting the Pearl Harbor air raid on the island of Oahu, Hawaii by aircraft of the Japanese Imperial Navy (National Archives). On this date 81 years ago this Wednesday, more than 2,400 persons lost their lives and many more were wounded in the attack that moved America into World War II. 
Thank you for reading and good luck to all of our Trojans on their exams this week!
Mrs. Nelson Warren, Principal
Evans High School
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Leadership Team
Pride - Determination - Perseverance
Principal: Ms. Kenya Nelson-Warren
Assistant Principal: Dr. LaTonya Brown
Assistant Principal: Karen Diaz -
Assistant Principal: Mr. Bradley Shreffler
Assistant Principal: Mr. Clarence Truitt
Senior Administrator: Ms. Casey Waugh
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