The Trojan EXPRESS!  
Your Community Brief from Evans High School
Wednesday, October 9, 2019  
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.

Homecoming 2019 in the Books!  
From the spirit week dress to the after school events, to the parade, to the pep rally, to the football game, to the dance, HOMECOMING 2019 was a HUGE success! Thank you to our SGA and sponsors Ms. Steadman and Ms. Williams for helping to create memories that will last forever!

End of the 1st Quarter (Wednesday, Oct. 16)
The end of the first grading period is quickly approaching. Please monitor your student's progress closely within the six days as the first quarter draws to a close. We want each of our students to earn the grades they are capable of achieving.

Evans High School offers tutoring for our students on Tuesday's and Thursday's after school with transportation provided for all who attend. In addition, there are numerous opportunities for students to make-up work, tests via our Amnesty Wednesday's and Saturdays program. Please encourage your student to take advantage of these opportunities when needed.

PTSA/SAC Meeting (Monday, Oct. 14)
The next PTSA/SAC meeting will take place Monday, October 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

School start Time Surveys
The start time survey can be found on the front page of the OCPS website by clicking this link

Parent Academy Virtual Event (Oct. 10, 6-7PM)
Finally, be sure to set aside 1 hour on Thursday evening for a special OCPS Parent Academy Virtual Event - "Digital Citizenship" - details here. If you have yet to take in one of these online events, please try this week. Extremely well done, they are always packed with helpful information for our Trojans. The 1 hour is worth the time investment.

Amnesty Day (Wednesday, Oct. 9 & Saturday Oct. 12)
Our next Amnesty Day Seat Time Recovery will take place on Wednesday, October 9th from 2:00-6:00 pm and Saturday, October 12th from 8:00 am-12:00 pm in the media center. Students will have received an email with regards to their attendance from Ms. Green in order to make up seat time missed. This attendance is crucial to your Quarter 1 performance.

With Trojan Pride,

Rolando Bailey

Pictured very top:The Trojan Senior Class will benefit from the 2019 Scholarship Night with over $149,000 raised by our community members, alumni, business partners, and more. We are overjoyed and appreciate your generosity!

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Content (click for that section)

Rigor in the Classroom
Trojan Spotlight
Trojan Athletics
New Teacher Feature
HUB Happenings
Food for Thought
Dates to Watch For

Oct. 10: OCPS Parent Academy Virtual Event - Online 6-7PM - Details 
Oct. 12: Amnesty Day 8 AM-12 PM 
Oct. 14: PTSA/SAC Meeting, 5:30-7PM
Oct. 17: Hurricane Dorian Make-Up Day for Students (regular school day) 
Oct. 18: Student Holiday / Teacher Workday  
Oct. 24: College Fair in the Gym 
Rigor in the Classroomrigorintheclassroom2   

Geometry with Ms. Mannion

Students in Ms. Mannion's Geometry class were collaborating to perform transformations (translations and reflections) on the coordinate plane.  Upon completion of the transformation, students would then describe the transformation using math vocabulary (writing in math class!).

AP Environmental Science with Ms. Steadman

Ms. Steadman's AP Environmental Science students built their own eco-columns. These AP students started an ecocolumns project where they will be building columns with three chambers - the top will grow plants, the middle with be for filtration, the bottom will be aquatic and actual contain a fish and plant. It covers standards in cycles, sustainability, human impact, biodiversity, ecological tolerance, and many more. This will be a 6 week long project with data collected every week.

Trojan Spotlighttrojanspotlight   
OCPS Honor Choir 
Congratulations to Javahri Johnson, Zabryan Grant and Rosie Rodriguez for making the OCPS Honor Choir!!!  This event will occur in November and it's free so watch out for more information!!

American Choral Director's Association Honor Choir 
Please congratulation Gyvonne Setoria Dickson on making the American Choral Director's Association Honor Choir!!  She will represent Evans HS for the state of FL on October 24-26.  The Conference will be held in Orlando at the First United Methodist Church and the culminating concert will be on Saturday, Oct 26.
Duke Energy Grant Awarded to Evans AP Environmental Science Team 
Our Environmental Science team was awarded the Duke Energy grant of $3,000 (above)! They will use the money to purchase lab kits to make learning active. The environmental science team wants to bring more stem based learning into our classes, since environmental science is so applicable to everyday life. We have ordered 4 different lab kits to span 4 of the major units we are teaching to assist students in grasping the real world side of the class. These include pollution, landfills, groundwater, and feedback loops. We are very excited to give our students the opportunity to have a more hands on learning experience.
Trojan AthleticsTrojanathletics  
Varsity and Junior Varsity Football 
The Evans football teams are restoring Trojan pride and confidence as they work to improve their records with each contest

Our JV program remains undefeated with their most recent 38-6 victory over Colonial. The varsity team made homecoming a night to remember by beating Oak Ridge by the same score. Many in the community are beginning to take notice and understand just what Evans has to offer. Senior QB/RB Diondre Crooke will be recognized by the Orlando TD Club as one of the week 6-players of the week.

Girls' Volleyball 
The girls' volleyball team swept Jones in their senior night match. Michaelle Valentin and Kadiann Jackson provided stellar defensive performances and helped to elevate the level of play for the entire team.  

Cross Country 
The cross country team hosted the Trojan Invitational recently and they competed against Apopka, Jones and Wekiva. Our girls finished 1st place in the team competition and our boys finished in 2nd place. Outstanding performances were delivered by freshmen Alisha Boyer and Kemaj Moore who finished 2nd and 3rd overall respectively. Senior Caleb Vitalus finished 1st overall and delivered the best time of his high school career ranking him among the top 10% of runners in the district.

New Teacher Featureteacherfeature  
Ms. Ja'Brea Joiner, HOPE Teacher  

Ms. Joiner graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a B.S. in Athletic Training. She is currently pursuing a M.S. in Nutrition. Outside of teaching, she enjoys cooking, dancing and volunteering with her sorority. Ms. Joiner was drawn to Evan's High School because she knew there was a need for students to see successful individuals who look like them, leading them to reach for their dreams, despite the odds.  
* Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE)  
The University of Central Arkansas at Conway is where Ms. Joiner earned her undergraduate degree from. 
College and Career Resource Centerccc  
Follow Evans College & Career on Instagram - @EvansCollegeCareer  
Student Links: 
College Essay Help / Application Help 
Every Monday 2:30pm - 4:00pm - CCRC 
Every Tuesday & Thursday - 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Cafeteria
Seniors - You should be working on your Common or Coalition or university/university system specific application(s) by now. You can come to the college and career center any time to get help with your applications!

Local Events   
Bridges to Success Scholarship Program at Valencia - Valencia will hold Bridges application evenings at the West Campus on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 on the following dates: Oct. 22,29 and December 3,10,17. Be sure to have completed your admissions application to Valencia prior to attending the Bridges session. See Ms. Benefiel for details.

Valencia College Start Right Nights - - Start Right Nights are designed with you in mind and provide specific opportunities for you to: 
  • Apply to Valencia College on-site and have your $35.00 application fee waived
  • Learn about the Valencia College scholarship process
  • Learn how to navigate the financial aid process and get help filling out your FAFSA
  • Dates & Locations - 11/5 - East Campus  11/14 -  Osceola Campus  11/19 - West Campus  11/21 - Poinciana Campus  All dates & locations - 6pm - 8pm
Valencia Family Night - - Family night provides the opportunity to learn about Valencia programs for High School Students, discover scholarship opportunities & program and connect with Student Support Services. 
Dates & Locations - 10/10 - West Campus; 10/22 - East Campus; 10/23 - Osceola Campus   
* All dates & locations - 6pm - 8:15pm

Scholar Snap - - 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 - - A great resource for scholarship and summer programs.

Scholarships - most scholarship money comes directly from the universities. Once students apply, they should check college websites for additional scholarship applications in order to maximize scholarship potential. Other scholarships will be listed below and are updated weekly. Student Link - 
HUB Happeningshubhappenings   
Dates to Watch For
  • October 14, 2019 - PTSA/SAC meeting in the media center from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
  • October 16, 2019 - Seniors will be taking the SAT, which is a college placement test.
  • October 24, 2019 - College Fair during the school day in the gym.
Wells Fargo Bank Financial Education Workshop 
Wells Fargo Bank conducted another workshop that was on October 3rd about "How to Save to Buy a Car." In this workshop, students did an activity to figure out which car is a cost efficient purchase. They learned about APR and how to build credit when buying a car and other resources to check before buying a car. Students enjoyed this workshop and said that they learned a lot of new information they were unaware of before.

Homecoming Parade Participation 
The following Weekly HUB Enrichment programs participated in the Homecoming Parade and they look so good! Thank you Professional Opportunities Program, Dazzling Determination Squad and Future Leaders United for representing The HUB.
Evans High School Teach-In '19Teachin  
Thursday, November 21 
General Information 
We are looking for members of the community to come to Evans High School's Teach-In event Thursday, November 21st. Volunteers should plan to arrive for a welcome and light breakfast at 8:30am. You will then speak to our 3rd period classes from 9:20 am-10:00 am about your educational and career experiences to inspire our students!   

When you arrive we will have designated parking for you, you will sign in at the main office and then student ambassadors will take you to the media center for introductory information. They will also take you to your speaking location and the end of the period escort you back to the media center for the farewell/departure information.

I will reach out to you once I have confirmation of your registration with more specific details regarding the class you will be presenting to, grade level, etc. The way you choose to present your information is completely up to you/ your team. All of our classrooms are equipped with Smart-boards that hook up to a desktop computer. Power Points / Google Slides are not necessary but you can certainly include if you wish. Props or additional materials are also not necessary but can enhance you presentation if applicable. As stated above, presentations are approximately 40 minutes long. In addition, you will be in the room with the classroom teacher so they will be on hand to aid in whatever you need to present and to monitor students.

YES I'm interested! What do I do to participate??? 
Applying through ADDitions: 
Everyone MUST apply through ADDitions before speaking. If you have never completed this process before or you need to update your status you will need to visit the following link:  
Volunteer in the system: 
Go to the following link to sign up for the Volunteer Opportunity:

If you need guidance please click here to view step by step instructions.  
Register for the Event with the Evans Teach-In Coordinator:

*** I need to have all volunteers by November 8th *** 
Please invite other members of your organization to join you for this unique opportunity to reach our students. Let me know if you have any additional questions at any time. I look forward to hearing from you in the very near future.

Thank you in advance for your dedication to our community!

Food for Thoughtfoodforthought  
Student Health and Safety   
Leadership Team 
Pride - Determination - Perseverance 

Principal: Rolando Bailey 
Assistant Principal: Kenya Nelson Warren
Assistant Principal: Esther Hodge
Assistant Principal: Heather Kreider
Assistant Principal: Clarence Truitt
Senior Administrator: Casey Waugh

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