Our amazing Student Government Association (SGA) with our exceptional
SRO’s Deputy Britton and Deputy Osorio. 
Maynard Evans High School Community Brief
Monday, October 16, 2023
Evans Community Member,

As the first marking period comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our students for their hard work and commitment to academic success. There have been many hurdles over the past few months, but you have been strong and determined to get through them.

Everyone who works at Evans High School is proud of the amazing work our students do. Students have shown resilience and responsibility by getting used to new learning settings and more. As the second marking period starts, it's important for students to get off to a good start and build on what they’ve already done. Students, we want you to keep challenging your limits and setting high goals for yourself. Don't forget that every day is a chance to grow and get better, and we believe in your ability to do well.

Students will review the Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) code of conduct to ensure everyone knows how important it is to follow OCPS procedures. The review is essential for students to learn in a safe and peaceful atmosphere. We can all work together to continue to be a safe space where students trust each other, respect each other, and do their best in school by following the school's core values and the district's code of conduct. 

Remember that learning is a group activity that needs the help and participation of both parents and students. We encourage parents to participate in their child's education by attending parent-teacher meetings. This Tuesday, October 17th, we will have our monthly PTSA/SAC meeting in the Media Center at 6pm. Parents, come out and hear the latest school updates. 

Our Coffee, Cocoa, & Convo is also scheduled for Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 5:45 p.m. Last year’s Coffee, Cocoa & Convo was a great success for parents, teachers and students to chat about student progress in a warm and welcoming environment. The event let down barriers where parents were comfortable learning about Skyward, graduation requirements, special student programs and club opportunities. 

Evans High School has such great faculty, students and parents that make it shine. As we move into the second marking term, let's use all opportunities presented to do even better. Our goal is to continue to foster a community where students, faculty, and parents feel a sense of belonging to reach their full potential. 

In Trojan Pride,

Mrs. Nelson-Warren
Dates to Watch For
Oct. 17: Start of Quarter 2
Oct. 17: After school tutoring, 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Oct. 17: PTSA/SAC Meeting, 6:00p, Media Center
Oct. 20: Game Day Friday during A & B Lunch
Oct. 21: Metro Conference Cross Country at Ocoee HS
Oct. 25: Dream Big, Aim High: 2023 Scholarship & College Readiness Workshop, 5:30pm - 8:30pm at Evans HS (Registration deadline Oct. 23) - BIT.LY/23OACFALL
Oct. 26: Varsity Football at home vs. Apopka
Oct. 30: Manicure Monday 2:25pm - https://forms.gle/wFor6fGqMRfkFCNXA
Nov. 1: Coffee, Cocoa & Convo (Meet with your student's teachers), 5:45pm - 7:00pm Sign-up - www.tinyurl.com/CCC-Nov1
Nov. 3: Varsity Football at home vs. Lake Nona
October Testing Calendar:
Connect with Us
Extended Tutoring
After school on Tuesdays and Thursdays:
Game Day
Dream Big, Aim High Workshop
Coffee, Cocoa & Convo
Manicure Mondays
Monday, October 30:
Use the link below to sign up:

How Trojans do Manicure Mondays (highlights from Oct. 2):
Evans High Schools Manicure Monday commenced with a bang on October 2, 2023, when Principal Nelson-Warren put together the first event. Over 60 kids jumped at the chance to help clean up and improve the campus after school. Students got together to help the school campus by making it look clean. This not only makes the campus nicer for everyone, but it also gives students a sense of pride and ownership.

The students got gloves, trash bags, and garbage pickers then split up into groups and worked on different parts of campus. They worked hard to pick up trash and tree branches. Ms. Nelson-Warren really admired how hard they worked and how dedicated they were.

With the success of this event, it is clear that Manicure Monday will become a beloved tradition at the school. It not only serves as a reminder of the importance of giving back but also fosters a sense of unity and responsibility among the students. As the school year continues, it is anticipated that Manicure Mondays will continue to be a source of inspiration and motivation for students to actively participate in the betterment of Evans High School. 
Homecoming Week Recap
A Week of Fun and Creativity to Celebrate Homecoming Spirit Week 
From October 2 to October 6, Evans High School had a lively and thrilling homecoming spirit week. Students demonstrated their pride and school spirit throughout the week, creating a mood of unity and excitement. With a distinct theme for each day, the student body eagerly engaged, making spirit week an unforgettable occasion.
Celebrity Character Day
Evans High School celebrated Celebrity Character Day on Monday, October 2, to start off spirit week. Students dressed as their favorite pop culture figures, fictional characters, and celebrities at school. A diverse set of costumes, from superheroes and movie stars to musicians and historical people, were scattered throughout the courtyard. The tone for the next few days was established by this creative and lighthearted start to the week.

"Soccer Mom vs. BBQ Dad"
On Tuesday, students dressed up as either a conventional soccer mom or a BBQ dad to show off their sense of humor and creativity. The two famous figures engaged in a lighthearted competition that caused laughter to resound throughout the hallways.

 Hip Hop vs. Country
Wednesday's Country vs. Hip Hop Day presented an intriguing cultural collision. Students dressed in apparel that reflected either hip-hop culture or country music to show off their musical and fashion preferences. EHS came to life with bright metropolitan fashions, big chains, and sneakers mixed in with cowboy boots, flannel shirts, and cowboy hats. This day promoted appreciation for many kinds of expression among students and honored the diversity of musical genres.

 "Put that Stuff On" Day
 As the week went on, Thursday came around and students were encouraged to dress in their flyest, most nicest ensembles. As students embraced their individualism and showed their own fashion senses, the hallways became a canvas of vivid colors and clashing patterns. On this day, children were encouraged to embrace their individual styles and self-confidence was praised.

Wear your class colors for Trojan Wars Day!
Trojan Wars was the theme of Friday's much anticipated spirit week conclusion. Students showed off their class colors on this particular day, fostering a sense of cohesion and school spirit. Friendly competition erupted on campus as students supported their various classes and cheered on their classmates. The day ended with a vibrant pep rally that featured energetic performances and chants, strengthening the students' bond.

The Trojan Homecoming Parade: An Amazing Show of Unity and Spirit
The Trojan Homecoming Parade, organized by the Student Government Association (SGA), united many school community groups in a celebration of solidarity, school pride, and unity. The parade was a joyous exhibition of skill, imagination, and energy, including an amazing lineup that featured the band, JROTC, Future Farmers of America (FFA), the junior and senior classes, and many more.
The band's involvement in the Trojan Homecoming Parade was one of its highlights. Their catchy tunes and coordinated moves energized the audience and created an atmosphere that will never be forgotten. The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) demonstrated their commitment and discipline in addition to the band. The Future Farmers of America (FFA) highlighted the value of sustainable practices and the indispensable role that agriculture plays in our daily lives by proudly showcasing their agricultural knowledge and talents. The junior and senior class members exuded unity and inventiveness while exuding a spirit of friendly rivalry. The Trojan Homecoming Parade was a true representation of the cooperation and unity among the students, not merely a collection of distinct clubs. The parade acted as a reminder that teamwork and group effort may result in something quite amazing.

The Student Government Association Takes Center Stage at the Hollywood Glamour Homecoming at Evans High School
The outstanding efforts of the Student Government Association (SGA) made the recent homecoming celebration at Evans High School a night to remember. The SGA planned an incredible event with a Hollywood glamour theme that astounded the students. Everything about the homecoming dance was well thought out, from the gorgeous décor to the exciting mood, making it an amazing event.

The SGA did not cut any corners in creating a glitzy Hollywood scenario in the school cafeteria. The décor team made sure that the atmosphere embodied the sparkle and glamour that are characteristic of Hollywood.. As soon as students entered the venue, they were swept away into a magical realm by the shimmering lights, exquisite draperies, and red carpet entry.

Students from every grade level immediately embraced the theme, exhibiting their ingenuity and sense of style, and the school spirit skyrocketed. The fashion selections were as varied as they were stunning, ranging from famous movie star ensembles to classic flapper dresses from the 1920s. The SGA's choice to promote inclusivity and unity among all attendees made the dance genuinely remarkable.
Trojan Talk: Let's Talk Grades
Students of the Month
October 2023
Every month, faculty and staff at Evans High School will start honoring students who go above and beyond to show pride, determination, and perseverance. Two outstanding students from each grade level have been picked as “October’s Students of the Month." All of their amazing successes and unwavering dedication to personal growth serve as an example for their classmates and the whole school. Let's celebrate these outstanding students who have shown how dedicated and tough they are in their pursuit of their goals. Congratulate them as you see them throughout our campus.
Trojan Faculty of the Month
October 2023
It's our pleasure to recognize and honor staff who go above and beyond in their contributions to Evans High School every month. These Trojans of the Month really show faculty and students how to be dedicated, caring, and helpful. Through real smiles and kindness, they have made the space around them happy and positive for everyone. These Trojans always strive for greatness and are great examples of what it means to be a Trojan, and we are very thankful for them. Ms. Wilds and Ms. Varnadore are the “October Trojan Teachers of the Month," and Ms. Beksi is our “October Trojan Support Staff of the Month." We all admire and thank these role models for their hard work and commitment to Evans High School.
Ms. Wilds has done a great job of getting our whole student body excited about being Trojans. With unwavering energy and hard work, she has planned events and activities that have brought our school together and has made our students proud to be at Evans High School.  
Ms. Varnadore is admired by students for her kindness and is known by all as a constant source of support, always ready to lend a listening ear and offer guidance to anyone in need.
Ms. Beksi consistently displays diligence in her work while wearing a smile. Her productivity is truly commendable. She helps anyone in need and is a true problem solver.
Performing Arts
What an Amazing Performance by the Choral Department at the Fall Concert!
On October 12th, there was an incredible performance delivered by our talented Choral Department at their Fall concert. The evening was filled with enchanting melodies, harmonious voices, and a truly mesmerizing atmosphere. Under the guidance of our skilled choir director Mrs. Edith Wright, the students showcased their musical prowess through a diverse repertoire. Each note resonated throughout the auditorium, captivating the audience and leaving us all in awe. The unity and passion displayed by our choral members were truly commendable. It was evident that they had poured their hearts and souls into perfecting their craft, and their efforts did not go unnoticed. Not only did their voices blend flawlessly, but their stage presence and enthusiasm radiated throughout the concert hall.
Green Machine Marching Band: A Phenomenal Representation of Excellence!
At Evans High School, the Trojan marching band, known as the Green Machine, has consistently amazed audiences with their exceptional performances. With their unwavering dedication and commitment to excellence, they have become a phenomenal representation of Evans High School's spirit and talent. From local events to prestigious competitions, this band has left a mark, showcasing their musical talent and the remarkable qualities of the school they represent.

The Green Machine marching band has not only entertained but also instilled a sense of pride in Evans High School and its community. They have become ambassadors of the school's values by embodying pride, determination, and perseverance. Their performances exemplify the hard work and dedication that Evans High School strives to instill in its students. Through their music, they have united students, faculty, and parents, fostering a strong sense of school spirit.
The impact of the Green Machine marching band goes beyond their captivating performances. They inspire and motivate future generations of musicians, encouraging them to pursue their passion and strive for greatness. Their success serves as a testament to the power of hard work, discipline, and dedication. By witnessing the accomplishments of the Green Machine, aspiring musicians at Evans High School are inspired to join the band, knowing that they have the opportunity to be part of something truly extraordinary. 

Future Green Machine Marching Band
The Trojan Green Machine Marching Band invited feeder middle school marching bands to perform at our football game on September 14th in order to display their ability and school enthusiasm. In addition to providing entertainment for the Trojan community, this event was a great way to introduce our future Trojans to our school's rich culture. The Trojan Green Machine Marching Band has a long history of outstanding musical performances and a strong commitment to proudly representing our school. 

By bringing the marching bands from feeder middle schools, they gave younger students a chance to see firsthand the pride and unity that characterize the Trojan spirit. This opportunity gave the students of College Park, Meadowbrook, and Robinswood Middle schools a taste of the zeal and vigor of the Trojan community. The Trojan Green Machine Marching Band's talents allowed the feeder middle school marching bands to witness the caliber of performance they might strive for. They saw firsthand the discipline, cooperation, and practice hours that go into the exceptional performances that players put on the stands.
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
The Career and Technical Education Department of Evans High School is delighted to announce our new initiative, "Dress to Impress Wednesdays," in which our CTE students will be showcased for their impeccable style and professionalism. Every Wednesday, our students will be granted to wear business casual attire, allowing them to express themselves and create a lasting impression. Through these images, we hope to highlight a visually compelling image that speaks volumes about their professionalism. By dressing in the manner in which they wish to be addressed, our students will demonstrate the significance of excellence. We believe that this initiative will not only empower our students but also motivate others to pursue distinction in their own careers. 
College and Career Resource Center
Valencia Application Day
The much awaited Valencia Application Day took place on October 9th at the Career and College Resource Center. This occasion gave students a special chance to get individualized advice and assistance as they set out on their path to post secondary education. The event was a huge success, with three Valencia College representatives in attendance to assist our Trojans, and forty applications were completed.

Giving students the resources they need to pursue their academic goals was the main goal of the Career and College Resource Center's Valencia Application Day. The event sought to reduce the anxiety and uncertainty that are frequently connected with the college application process by providing personalized support and direction.

The success of Application Day was greatly attributed to the three committed members from Valencia. The attending students found great value in their experience and knowledge, which gave them information about the college's extra resources, admission standards, and application procedures. The reps gave each student individualized attention to address their questions, concerns, and expert recommendations based on their academic goals.
OCPS College and Career Fair Saturday, Oct. 21st
Disney Magic to Help Students
The Children's Home Society (CHS), a community partner of Evans High School, is thrilled to announce that Disney has donated $100,000. A significant contribution of $100,000 was given to Children's Home Society, a nonprofit organization that does amazing work in educating and helping our Trojans when they are in need. Their objective of helping our Trojans become college and career ready will be substantially aided by this award. Being one of just 19 nonprofits chosen by Disney, Children's Home Society will make sure that our students are empowered and supported throughout their educational path, leading to a brighter future for the kids they serve. 

The Children's Home Society is appreciative of this and will make sure they have the means and fantastic prospects needed for continued success in the future. This partnership between the Children's Home Society and the community in the lives of young learners in their neighborhood exemplifies the beneficial outcome that can be attained when groups band together to invest in the future of our youngsters.

Motivating Leadership: Jeff Hayward Talks to Trojan Leaders About His Path and Philosophy
Jeff Hayward, the president and CEO of Heart of Florida United Way, recently spent time with Trojan Leaders to give an incredible demonstration of inspiration and mentoring. With great grace, Mr. Hayward presented his leadership philosophy and his own journey from high school to his current significant job. Students had the priceless chance to learn from an experienced leader who has devoted his professional life to improving the community. The Trojan Leaders found great resonance in Mr. Hayward's tales, which traced his rise from modest origins to professional success. It provided a real-world illustration of what can be accomplished with perseverance, hard work, and a clear sense of purpose.

Jeff Hayward's visitation with Trojan Leaders served as a potent reminder of the influence that driven and committed leaders can have on the development of young people. Mr. Hayward encouraged our students to embrace their potential, follow their aspirations, and aim for excellence in whatever path they chose by kindly sharing his leadership philosophy and personal story. His remarks gave the Trojan Leaders a sense of direction and inspiration, providing them with a road map for success as they make their own way to become well-known figures in their communities.
Trojan Athletics
Student I.D. Required at Athletic Home Games
Thank you to our Cheerleaders!
Thank you to our Trojan cheerleaders for helping to get our students so excited about Homecoming. Their excitement and contagious energy make our school so enthusiastic and joyful, as well as really show what it means to be a Trojan.

Their hard work to boost mood and create a positive atmosphere is admirable, as shown by the amazing shows at football games and at pep rallies. Behind the scenes, everyone has seen how hard you've worked to train, practice, and get ready.

Keep doing your best in cheer, bring joy to everyone you meet, and keep reminding us all why we take pride in being Trojans!
Evans High School Overcomes Oak Ridge in Homecoming Win!
On Friday, October 6, 2023, Evans High School's Trojan Football team defeated Oak Ridge handily in their homecoming game. With an astounding 41-13 final score, the team's extraordinary skill, strategy, and pride were on full display. The Trojan Football team's confidence and unity from the first instant they took the field determined the outcome of the game. They displayed their physical strength and mental toughness in every quarter, leaving both opponents and supporters in disbelief.
The crowd's support added to the already thrilling atmosphere during Evans High School's homecoming game. Together, the community, parents, alums, and students fostered a sense of cohesion and school spirit. The stadium echoed with every cheer and ovation, motivating the Trojans to keep up their winning ways.
Evans High School's triumph over Oak Ridge was a tribute to the team's perseverance, hard work, and dedication as well as to their status as a formidable force in the football world.
Trojans at Ocoee XC Invitational 2023
On Saturday, October 7, in the eagerly awaited Ocoee XC Invitational, the Evans High School Trojan cross country team gave an incredible performance. Our students battled bravely, displaying their love for the sport and made a lasting impression. They did it with unrelenting dedication and resilience. The Trojan cross country team showed their dedication and competitive spirit from the first time they took the starting line. Running with all of their might and overcoming any difficulties in their path, each member gave it their all. Throughout the entire race, their diligence, tenacity, and steadfast commitment were apparent.

Let's continue to stand by these incredible students who motivate us with their accomplishments. We enable them to reach new heights on and off the racetrack by giving them the assistance they need. Our support, whether it takes the form of words of encouragement, going to their races, or otherwise, can have a big influence on their path to success.
Athletic Clearance
Athletic Schedules
Winter Sports
Ticket Information
Tickets to all athletic events can be purchased in advance through GoFan (https://gofan.co/) and searching for Maynard Evans High School or through the QR Code below:
Now Available: FAMILY-ALL Sport PASS for $100 and the Evans HS (Student) All Season PASS $35.00. Passes are good for Junior Varsity & Varsity games from August 02, 2023 - May 29, 2024
Extended Tutoring for Athletes
Required Extended Tutoring is still occurring for those currently in season who received a D or F on their quarter 1 progress report. 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 in. Once students complete tutoring at 3:30 they can attend practice/ games. If they do not, they risk being pulled off the field/court.
Let's Keep Our Restrooms Clean and Safe
We need to talk about something that affects all of us Trojans: the destruction of school property.

We want to make it clear that this kind of behavior is not only unacceptable, but it is distasteful to the individuals (Custodians, Faculty and staff, and Your Peers) who work so extremely hard to ensure that Evans HS is ready each and every day for your arrival.

We are all responsible for keeping our school clean and in good shape because it is a place where students learn, grow, and feel proud. There are big effects when school property is damaged. In addition to affecting our learning space, it also puts at risk the resources and opportunities that are available to all of you.

Let's encourage an attitude of respect and appreciation for the hard work that goes into keeping our campus clean. We can keep and improve the beauty of our school if we all work together.

We strongly urge you to report any acts of vandalism or destruction right away to your teachers or administration. Your alertness will be very important for keeping the school clean and safe.
Senior Information: Class of 2024
Student Services
SAC/PTSA Meeting
Come out on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:00pm!!
According to a study conducted by the National Education Association (NEA), the academic performance of students whose parents attend PTSA meetings has improved significantly. Compared to pupils whose parents did not attend PTSA meetings, this group's average GPA increased by 0.5 points, according to the study. In addition, they had a higher rate of attendance and were more likely to graduate on schedule. These statistics emphasize the impact of parental participation in PTSA meetings on student achievement and educational success as a whole.
Family Engagement
At Evans High School, we want to make sure that parents and school staff are working together to support and improve the learning, development, and health of children and adolescents. Below is some information provided by our Parent Engagement liaison and all the services she assists with:
Weekly Superintendent's Message: Monday, Oct. 9, 2023
Superintendent Dr. Vazquez is visiting Food and Nutrition Services employees for National School Lunch Week. During one of her school visits, she grabbed an apron and helped out in the kitchen at Westbrooke Elementary! This "Mondays with Maria" is a must-see!

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OCPS Month of October Parent Academies
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Pride. Determination. Perseverance.
Mrs. Nelson Warren, Principal
Evans High School
Sunday, October 15, 2023
Evans High School Leadership Team
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