The Trojan Express
Maynard Evans High School Community Brief
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Evans Community Member,

Thank you for your commitment to making Evans High School, "A Place of High Achievement." Our focus is on Literacy, Rigor, and Relationships and our school's pillars of Pride, Determination, and Perseverance continue to be on display by our students, staff and community.

This is the last week of the 3rd quarter and there is no school for our Trojans on Friday, March 12 just ahead of the March 15-19 spring break. Please be mindful that March 12 is a teacher workday as teachers work to finalize grades. I encourage any of our Trojans with missing assignments or need to retake exams to get those completed as soon as possible.

As we look to support our Trojans over Spring Break, school will be open to students to attend our credit recovery camp. The camp will be held on Monday, March 15-17th. Students will attend from 9am until noon. Our student services team will be making phone calls to students who need to recover credits not earned from previous courses taken. If your student would like to attend, please contact their guidance counselor directly via-e-mail or call student services at 407-522-3400 ex 6232249.

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month we hold our PTSA/SAC meetings in our media center starting at 5:30pm. To date, we have enjoyed great attendance by our students, parents and staff. Our agenda for Tuesday, March 9 will include 2021 testing schedule, 2021 innovative schedule for students and staff, graduation and class of 2021 senior activities.

Go Trojans!

Mr. Bailey
Proud Principal 
Evans High School

Pictured very top: TOP TEN. On Friday, March 5, 2021, Mr. Bailey announced our Top Ten students for the Class of 2021. Congratulations to our Valedictorian, Lily Pham and our Salutatorian, Stephanie Brown along with the remaining Top Ten students. Your hard work and dedication to your academics are a direct result of your accomplishments. (Not pictured: #6, Melissa Monde)

Evans High School 2020-2021 Top Ten:
  • Valedictorian - #1 - Lily Pham, GPA - 5.364
  • Salutatorian - #2 - Stephanie Brown, GPA - 5.254
  • #3 - Fizza Shabbir, GPA - 5.217
  • #4 - Emmanuelle Beaubrun, GPA - 5.188
  • #5 - Giannina Daniels-Lajon, GPA - 5.109
  • #6 - Melissa Monde, GPA - 5.000
  • #7 - Ravendra Jaigobin, GPA - 4.960
  • #8 - Alysha Dorcely, GPA - 4.940
  • #9 - Jeremia Nunez, GPA - 4.871
  • #10 - Patrice Quetant, GPA - 4.850
Dates to Watch For / Special Events
Mar. 09: PTSA Meeting
Mar. 12: Student Holiday / Teacher Holiday
Mar. 12: Spring Break Meals - Select School Pick-Up Sites (see below)
Mar. 15-19: Spring Break
SGA Student of the Month
Sirtage Edmund
Sirtage is our SGA Student of the Month nominated by Ms. White. Sirtage has a 100% average in my class and has done all assignments since September. She is polite, helpful and always pleasant. On the SAT practice exam she had the highest score and is still truly humble with a genuine desire to keep improving.
The Green Machine - District MPA’s
Trojan Band earns multiple top awards during their 2020-2021 Music Performance Assessment!
Congratulations to our band students on a very successful FBA District 8 Solo & Ensemble MPA event. Over the last 2 weeks our students have been pre-recording their solo and ensemble performances, then attended a virtual meeting with a FBA certified adjudicator to earn a rating on their performance. In total, our Trojan Band students earned 37 Superior, 11 Excellent, and 2 Good ratings. As well, 8 solos and 1 ensemble have qualified for State Solo & Ensemble!

In the midst of a global pandemic, and the majority of our band students being LaunchEd, the traditional idea of “band” looks very different than it has in the past. Taking everything into account I am very proud of this achievement and the progress of our program thus far. Please understand that what our students are doing is not normal, and it is not easy. The FBA Chairman for District 8 reached out to me commending our program for having so many students participating in this event. This is a testament to the dedication of our students, as this event was completely optional, and many of the schools in our district decided not to participate at all. Thank you for your continuous love and support of the Trojan Band program, the fine arts, and most of all our students.

Special Recognition
Please join us in congratulating Chris Lopez on being selected for the 2021 OCPS All-County Band! Chris is our F Horn and Mellophone section leader, and will be performing at FBA State Solo & Ensemble as he recently earned a Superior rating for his solo performance at the district level. Mr. Ford shares his sincerest apologies with Chris and his family as his name was mistakenly left from the original All-County Band announcement.
2021 All-County Band (Evans HS):
Jeremiah Nunez – Flute/Piccolo, Chris Lopez – F Horn, Kevin Oriol - Tuba
Community Support - Donations of Mallets
Modern Marimba
Modern Marimba, a non-profit percussion performance organization that supports BIPOC, LGBTQA+, Disabled women performers and composers has donated xylophone, marimba and timpani mallets to our students. The donation comes in an effort to make sure your students do not have to share mallets during the pandemic.
Trojan Tutors
Meet our 2020-2021 tutors!
Our tutors are priceless additions to both our English Language Arts and the Math classrooms, serving in ELA 9, 10 and reading classes as well as Algebra1 and Geometry. We are proud to introduce our Evans HS tutors:
(Not pictured: Dr. Bamman and Mr. Lourissant)
Ms. Vernet
Ms. Michaels
Ms. Garry
Ms. Walthour
Ms. Phillips
Ms. Price
Mr. Kirtsey
Ms. Haynes
Computer Science Awards
Beyanka Cherenfant, Lily Pham, Melissa Monde
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (iC) honors 9th - 12th grade students who self-identify as women for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.

Regional Affiliate Award Winner - Student who has significantly demonstrated interest and aptitude for computing:

  • Beyanka Cherenfant and Lily Pham

Regional Affiliate Rising Star - Student who may be starting out in their pursuit and study of computing:

  • Melissa Monde

These students will receive recognition at a Regional Affiliate Award event, an engraved award for the recipient, scholarship and internship opportunities, automatic induction into the AiC Community (a national network of peers and supported by professionals and volunteers).
Teacher Spotlight
Mr. Randolph, AP Human Geography - Teacher of the Month
Mr. Randolph was awarded the SGA Teacher of the Month because of the importance he places on building relationships in the classroom to support his students. Student comments were centered around the concept that Mr. Randolph has the ability to make connections with students to better understand how he can help a student succeed.
Ms. Crawford, AVID
Q: Where did you attend college?
A: I attended Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN

Q: What is your degree in?
A: I received a Bachelors of Business Administration

Q: What do you like to do outside of school?
A: During the pandemic, I have started painting, doing large jigsaw puzzles and learning how to code. I also enjoy spending time with my family, friends (social distancing responsible) and our dog who we adopted from the shelter at the beginning of the pandemic last year.

Q: What do you like most about working at Evans/being a Trojan?
A: The part of working at Evans and being a Trojan I enjoy the most is the community support and school pride. As a new teacher at Evans, the support I receive from my coworkers has been immense. I value the Trojan pride that is present in all areas of our school.

Q: A piece of advice for our students…
A: Some advice I have for our students is to focus on making time for yourself and practicing self-care, try things outside of your comfort zone and work to overcome obstacles that stop you from being successful. Do not stop - keep trying until you accomplish your goals.
Mentoring at Evans High School
Ms. Deborah Routh and Mr. Ashley Sylvera
Ms. Routh and Mr. Sylvera are our newest mentors for our students. Ms. Routh is a former Trojan faculty member and Mr. Sylvera is a Trojan Alum. Both Ms. Routh and Mr. Sylvera have returned to Evans High to give back to our school community. #OnceATrojanAlwaysATrojan
Faculty Professional Development
Teachers participated in a professional learning opportunity centered around Social Emotional Learning and then were able to select a training to engage with centered around Digital Tools for Processing and Engagement. Teachers were led by our amazing digital curriculum teacher leaders (Ms. Verzi, Ms. Byrne, Mr. Randolph, Mr. Harrell, and Mr. Perez) who each modeled a tool that they use in their classrooms for student engagement and processing. Here are a few pictures from the training on Wednesday the 24th.
Class of 2021
Graduation date set
We have a GRADUATION DATE - Thursday, May 27, 2021, 8:30am at the AMWAY Center.
Black History Experience
Senior Class put together a series entitled The Blackout - a meme series, where they highlighted black people of excellence. Here are just a few of the series:
Trojan Athletics
Congrats to our March Athletes of the Month! Inam Khan (Trojan Varsity Wrestling Team) and Christie St Vil (Lady Trojan Varsity Lacrosse Team).
Inam Khan, who has a 4.67 weighted GPA is equally dedicated to his academics as well as his athletic roles on the Trojan campus. Inam was a district finalist and regional qualifier for wrestling this year while also continuing to focus on his stellar academic accomplishments. Iman received recognition by being chosen as an All-Metro Academic wrestler.

Christie is the epitome of a complete player. Christie St Vil is a captain on the Evans High .girls lacrosse team. She is a leader on and off the field. Christie is at every game and give 100% effort at all times. Christie is one of our top defenders on defense, being a 3 year starter gives us the experience and the knowledge we need to help us win games. Christie is a vital success to her team being 3 -2
Trojan Varsity Wrestling
Congrats to our boys wrestling team this past weekend for competing at the Regionals. We are proud of their strong finish this season being led by Coach Vernon.

Evans Wrestlers Jagdesh Persaud and Tyran Schanck went undefeated on day 1 at regionals. Here they are pictured at the meet with one of our EHS coaches, Mr. Doeg.
Lady Trojan Varsity Lacrosse
Congrats to our girls lacrosse team for winning over Wekiva HS last Friday night with a score of 7-5. Our girls lacrosse team will play again tonight against South Lake HS away at 6pm.
Lady Trojan Varsity Track & Field
Congrats to our girls track and field team for winning by over 40 points against 11 schools on Saturday, February 27th. They will compete again at the Kowboy Invitational in Kissimmee, March 12-13th.
Lady Trojan Flag Football
Great job to our flag football team for beating Edgewater 20-0 this week for a major win!
Trojan Baseball
Congrats to our Trojan Baseball team for a huge win over Jones HS this past week, with a score of 14-7.
Trojan Tennis Team
Our Trojan Varsity Tennis Team has grown in members which is awesome especially during a pandemic. Our young Trojan Varsity Tennis Team is making strides in learning the sport and seeking to improve.
Lady Trojan Tennis Team
Our Lady Trojan Varsity Tennis Team is larger this year than any other year. We are excited about the new members as well as their improvement.
Lindor Commits to Warner University
Chalya Lindor signed her Letter of Intent to join the Lady Royals Basketball team at Warner University on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 while friends, family and faculty cheered her on. We can’t wait to see what great skills she brings to the Lady Royals Warner University Basketball Team.
Other Trojan Athletics Happenings...
Upcoming dates can be found on our athletic website at evansathletics.com.

We have a school wide mandatory tutoring implemented for our student athletes that are in need of immediate attention with the grades. This is a system that has truly been impactful on our athletic body, and we are very elated by the progress being made.

We are happy to announce that we are currently in phase 2 with our new state of the art track, with the anticipated completion date is May 1st.
College and Career Readiness Corner
OCPS College and Career has a YouTube Channel that offers videos for a variety of College and Career topics.
FAFSA
Ms. Benefiel is located in the CCRC (in Student Services) if you are needing help to complete your FAFSA, College Applications or Scholarships be sure to stop by the CCRC or schedule an appointment at donnabenefiel.youcanbook.me. Ms. Benefiel will also be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Tutoring. 

Remember Trojans, time is ticking and we need to get your FAFSA completed as soon as possible.
FAFSA Information Google Slide Presentation - www.tinyurl.com/EHS-20-21-FAFSAInfo  (Note - your student must access this Google Slide Presentation from their OCPS STUDENT Google Account)

FAFSA - Step by Step Instructions - www.tinyurl.com/EHS-FAFSA-SBS (Note - your student must access this Google Slide Presentation for their OCPS Student Google Account)
FAFSA Resource
Meet Wyatt, an easy to use chatbot that answers your questions about the FAFSA by text message. Visit www.getfafsahelp.org to learn more and sign up. 
Seniors - Are You Needing a Transcript?
Please complete the Google Form at www.tinyurl.com/EHS-2021-TR for transcripts.
Volunteer Opportunities
Helpful links:
In order to access the documents below, please be sure to utilize your OCPS Google Drive.

ACT & SAT Testing Dates & Deadlines - www.tinyurl.com/20-21-ACT-SAT 

Evans High School - Scholarships - www.tinyurl.com/EHS-20-21-Scholarships

Evans High School - Virtual College Visits - www.tinyurl.com/EHS-20-21-CollegeVisits

Volunteer Opportunities - www.tinyurl.com/EHS-20-21-Volunteer

Senior Transcript Request - www.tinyurl.com/EHS-2021-TR
Additional College Scholarships
Scholar Snap - https://www.scholarsnapp.org/ - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.

Peerlift - https://www.peerlift.org/ - A great resource for scholarship and summer programs.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund - https://www.tmcf.org/our-scholarships - Represents Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This fund has awarded more than $300 million in assistance to students and member-schools.

UNCF - https://www.uncf.org/scholarships - Multiple scholarships for African American students.
HUB Happenings
Dental Screening
If you are interested in Dental Screening please use the following link to request more information - https://tinyurl.com/HubDental21 or scan the QR Code.
Student Support
Community
Leadership Team
Pride - Determination - Perseverance
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