On Thursday, February 29th, the University of Central Florida came to Evans High School to take over A and B lunch! 
Maynard Evans High School Community Brief
Monday, March 4, 2024
Evans Community Member,

Benchmark testing runs each day this week through Thursday. Please take a moment to view the schedule under the testing section of the Trojan Express, which will be in effect from Monday through Thursday.

Congratulations to our Evans High School boys basketball team who has placed among the top in the state of Florida! They will be competing this Friday in Lakeland and we wish them the best as they go on to play in the FHSAA Class 7A Final Four vs. Miami's Columbus High School.

The posting window for teachers to put in grades will start on March 7th. Students, please make sure that you turn in all of your assignments on time. Your success over the next nine weeks depends on how hard and diligent you work. The third marking period ends on Thursday, March 14, and March 15 is a teacher workday and student holiday. 

Spring break is scheduled for March 18–22. It is a time to engage in activities that bring you delight and rejuvenation, spend time with loved ones, and recharge. Whether it be by unwinding at home, exploring new places, or basking in the sun at the beach, spring break provides an opportunity for all to depart from their customary schedules and return to the remainder of the academic year revitalized and renewed. 

I appreciate your cooperation and attentiveness. Together, let's close off this quarter strong!

Mrs. Nelson-Warren
Special Events
2024 Family Survey is now open:

Evans Families – Please invest a few moments to share your views on Evans High School.

Steps to completing a family survey:
1) Visit bit.ly/ocpsfamily and select a school name
2) Select the language in which the family would like to take the survey in
3) Complete one survey for each school that the family has a child attending
4) Press submit once completed
We greatly appreciate your help in providing feedback regarding our school and your dedication to the Evans Family. (All survey responses are totally anonymous; we only see the combined results for Evans High School, not any of the individual family surveys.)
Spirit Night this Wednesday at Hardees!
Sunday, March 10: Daylight Savings Time
We have three Manicure Monday's remaining this year:
Progress Monitoring Assessments (PMA3):
Get Connected with Us
Extended Tutoring
After school on Tuesdays and Thursdays:
Class of 2024 Academic Top 10
Congratulations to our Top 10 Seniors!
The class of 2024 at Evans High School top 10 seniors were announced. This group of exceptional learners have distinguished themselves by their never-ending dedication and outstanding academic achievements. We know how hard they work and how much they care about their education because they constantly show a high level of academic success and leadership in the school. The top 10 seniors set a good example for their peers by working hard and always doing their best. 

1) Zahrah Mohamed
2) Kaitlyn Budhai
3) Shayna Pinthieve
4) Riana Garvin
5) Alexis Sapp
6) Alicia Calixte
7) Kimberly Joachim
8) Alyssa Khan
9) Edremene Julien
10 Clary Desormeaux

Congratulations to the top 10 seniors of the class of 2024! They have done amazing things and set a high bar for academic excellence at Evans High School. 
Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony
Prom: Miami Nights
February Trojans of the Month
The Trojan Teachers and Support Staff of the Month awardees for February were proudly chosen this past week. Not one, but two teachers and a support staff member were honored for their outstanding dedication to education, their desire to see students succeed, and their unfailing support for the whole school community. The Trojans of the Month are very important because they shape the learning environment and make sure that all students have the tools and help they need to do well.
Evans High School will be honoring its February Trojans of the Month.This month, eight students were chosen as the February Students of the Month. Two students from each grade level were chosen. These students were chosen because they did very well in school, were good leaders, participated in extracurricular activities, and lived up to the school's core values. Being named a Trojan of the Month shows how dedicated, hardworking, and helpful they are to the school.

  • 9th Grade: Abigaelle Charles, Julian Pressley
  • 10th Grade: Evie Meardy, Hector Garcia
  • 11th Grade: Ashmine Creary, Marvin Mondesir
  • 12th Grade: Sienna Matthew, Wilberson Labranche
Black & Gold Day at Evans
Evans High School Community School, Ms. Benefiel and the University of Central Florida (UCF) worked together to put on a fun Black & Gold Day event on Thursday, February 29th during A and B lunch. While students arrived at their prospective lunches, UCF cheerleaders and the school's famous mascot, Nitro greeted them, making the campus feel really festive.

The live DJ was the best part of the event. He played music that got students moving and really feeling like they were in college. Students had a one-of-a-kind chance to experience what it's like to be on a college campus and feel the UCF energy.

When UCF and Evans High School worked together, it was not only fun and exciting for the students, but it also showed what kinds of activities and chances higher education can provide. The students will always remember that day, which encouraged them to aim high and dream big for their future academic pursuits.
1st Annual Resiliency Summit
The Resiliency Summit that was held on Saturday, February 24 at Evans High School was an enormous success! Attending were more than 250 students from 17 high schools, who were treated to presentations by representatives of various organizations, including Disney, One Warrior Yoga, Orange Blossom Health, and others. The occasion emphasized the significance of perseverance and resilience when confronted with obstacles. Students enjoyed a delectable breakfast provided by Taco Bell prior to proceeding to the auditorium, where they listened to motivational lectures. Individualized seminars addressing their mental health concerns followed, which included yoga, art, and the creation of personal mantras. Thank you to Ms. Jennifer Bohn who deserves special recognition for her tireless effort in planning this incredible event.
Elevate Orlando: 15 Years of Transforming Lives!
Elevate Orlando recently celebrated their 15 years of service in working with schools to empower students and instill confidence in their daily lives. With a focus on Title I schools, this nonprofit has been an invaluable partner of Orange County Public Schools, offering support and guidance to kids. Students have been able to develop the self-assurance and abilities needed to succeed in further education through their programs. The good effects Elevate Orlando has had on the community and the lives of children are genuinely admirable, and their efforts are still improving the educational system. Cheers to Elevate Orlando on reaching this significant anniversary!
And this is Black History
The event “And This is Black History" concluded Black History Month at Evans High School on a memorable note on Thursday, February 29 with a magnificent performance at the performing arts center. Ms. Wright effectively managed and coordinated the production, guaranteeing that every performance delivered was exemplary. Everyone in the audience was astounded by the extraordinary performances of the gospel choir, dance team, choir, and other exceptionally talented individuals. This occasion served as a demonstration of the excellence maintained by Evans High School on its premises and unified the entire school community in observance of this momentous month.
Black History Month Pot Luck
Ms. Wilds, the SGA sponsor, planned a great Black History Month pot luck that took place in the cafeteria on February 28 after school. For the event, staff got together to enjoy and eat tasty meals made by Ms. Nelson-Warren, Dr. Brown, Dr. Delaney, Ms. Hodge, Ms. Moore, Ms. Seward, Ms. Wilds and more. The selection had so many different dishes and tastes that showed off the variety of African American culture. Soul food favorites and sweets were served to everyone who came.

Thank you very much to Ms. Wilds and everyone who brought something to the potluck for making it such a pleasant and tasty event. Coming together at school to eat good food and honor Black History Month was a great way for everyone to spend time together. 
Orange County Air Quality Management Slogan Contest Winner 
Evans High School student, Myron Divers, has recently made waves by winning a slogan contest for the Orange County air quality management. His winning slogan, "Breathe life into our future act now for Cleaner air", resonated with judges and community members alike for its powerful message advocating for cleaner air and a healthier environment. Myron's creativity and passion for environmental conservation have not gone unnoticed, as his contribution to finding the new slogan has brought awareness to the importance of air quality in our community.

Congratulations to Myron Divers for his impactful achievement and for inspiring others to take action towards a cleaner and greener future. 
Speech & Debate
Evans High School's gifted student Wilberson Labranche recently represented his school at the OCPS speech and debate competition. Both coaches and spectators praised his performance, which was exceptional. 

Wilberson demonstrated his remarkable public speaking and debating abilities throughout the event, demonstrating his commitment to the art. Wilberson received praise from a number of coaches for his diligence, forethought, and general performance during the event. His enthusiasm for speech and debate was evident, and his accomplishments bear witness to his dedication to quality work.

Wilberson's speech and debate representation of Evans High School at the OCPS speech and debate event showcases both the school's commitment to developing students' abilities and giving them chances for personal growth. Wilberson Labranche deserves congratulations for his accomplishments and best wishes for future success. 
Spirit of Excellence Nominee 
Ervens Chelfils is the Spirit of Excellence nominee, representing ELL students for the High School Cadre 1. He has demonstrated great efforts to reach outstanding academic success while overcoming personal and cultural obstacles.

Congratulations, Ervens!
Career and Technical Education
College and Career
HBCU College Fair - March 5:
Z.E.T.A. Foundation Scholarship (Deadline March 15):
UCF Campus Showcase (March 12-16):
Dorm Supply Giveaway (Deadline April 1):
AI Summer Bootcamp (Deadline March 10):
QuestBridge Awards (Deadline March 20):
OTC West Campus Student of the Month
Good job, Djanaya Jabion! She was named Orange College West Campus Student of the Month for February. Djanaya is kind and hardworking, and she really wants to do well in school and have a career in the veterinary field. She is very determined and works very hard. We are happy to have her as a Trojan. Djanaya, keep up the fine work! 
Performing Arts
Seniors at Dance Auditions
Since the course began this year, Evans High School's dance team has been making waves and opening up new doors. Seniors had the chance to try out for the Valdosta State University BFA dance program and grants on Monday, February 19. This event not only let them show off their skills, but it also gave them a chance to learn more about dance at the college level.

Similarly, two seniors went to the tryouts for the University of South Florida BFA Dance Program on Friday, February 23rd. This chance put them in touch with a different school and let them think about all the dance careers that could happen in the future.

With the Evans High School dance team, students can not only show off their creative side, but they are also preparing for careers in the dance business. The team is giving everyone participating experiences and chances that are truly priceless. They are setting everyone up for success. 
Evans HS Orchestra Program at 2024 Music Performance Assessment
Congratulations to the Evans HS Orchestra Program for earning a straight SUPERIOR rating at Orchestra MPA. This is a first in school history and a first among major Title 1 High Schools in OCPS. SUPERIOR is is the highest rating awarded to Ensembles across all components in the state of Florida.
Senior Class of 2024
Grad Bash:
Friday, April 26, 2024 

Start Paying now! 


Pay any amount between $26.75 and $107.00:

● Price: $107.00 per person. 
● Event from 6:00pm-2:00am
● Depart from Evans High School at 6:00pm
● Return to Evans High School at 2:30am
● Deadline for all payments is April 1st 
● Transportation: Mears Transportation Services. 
Students with a Level 3 or Level 4 disciplinary infraction will have to go through an appeals process.  
  • If you pay and are not approved to attend you will get a full refund
Trojan Athletics
Boys Basketball - Region 1 Class 7A Champs!
Evans High School's basketball team defeated Seminole High School on February 23rd becoming the Region 1 7A winners! The team's diligence, commitment, and fortitude have demonstrated Evans High School's excellence.

Under the direction of their amazing coach, Mr. Morgan, the team has demonstrated exceptional talent and perseverance on the court. Their ability and teamwork are evident in their victory over Seminole High School, an impressive opponent.

This accomplishment is a reflection to the players'skills as well as the encouragement and support they get from their coach and the entire Evans High School community. Best of luck as the basketball team continues to aim for excellence in the state tournament this week, and congratulations on this amazing achievement. 
Trojan Wrestling
Jermael Paul and Jaylen Clayton, two Trojan senior wrestlers have really made history at Evans High School on the wrestling team during the incredible season. Both seniors were able to participate in the state tournament for the first time in years, demonstrating their abilities and tenacity on the mat. Not only did they participate, but they also did exceptionally well; in the tournament, Evans High School was the top-ranked Orange County public school.

Jermael Paul, a notable wrestler, accomplished a remarkable milestone by emerging as the first state finalist since 1991. Throughout the season, his talent, hard effort, and commitment to the sport were clear, and it culminated in a successful undefeated run at the state level. His accomplishment is evidence of his determination and wrestling skills.

With their accomplishments on the mat, both wrestlers have given Evans High School pride and distinction. Their teammates, coaches, and the entire school have found great inspiration in their dedication to greatness and will to succeed. Congratulations to the two wrestlers for becoming notable figures in the wrestling world and for representing Evans High School with such distinction. 
National Athletic Training Month
A huge thank you to our dedicated athletic trainers who work to support and help all of our sports throughout the school year. Their hard work, expertise, and care play a crucial role in keeping our student-athletes safe and healthy as they compete and strive for success. We are truly grateful for all that they do behind the scenes to ensure our teams can perform at their best. Thank you for your commitment and passion for our athletes' well-being.
Athletic Schedules
Keep a copy of the Athletic Schedule on your electronic device by scanning the QR code below:
Athletic Clearance (Sports Physicals):
Evans Head Coaches:
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:
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 3 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.
Student Services
SAC/PTSA Meeting
Come out on Tuesday, March 12th, 2024, at 6:00 pm!!
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:
Community Resources
Catholic Charities:
This agency serves people who experience a crisis and are seeking financial assistance to remain in their homes, provide important resources to people in need who are facing the threat of eviction or other crisis and provide services that are convenient for people in need to access for housing.

Call to make an appointment: 407-839-4357
Address: 1771 N. Semoran Blvd Orlando, FL 32807
Food Pantry:407-658- 1818
Hours: M-F (not Tues) 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm
Florida flag
Pride. Determination. Perseverance.
Mrs. Nelson Warren, Principal
Evans High School
Monday, March 4, 2024
Evans High School Leadership Team
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