Prom 2024 was a night to remember as students gathered for the highly anticipated event with the theme 'Miami Nights.'
Maynard Evans High School Community Brief
Monday, May, 6, 2024
Evans Community Member,

Today is the start of Teacher Appreciation Week, and we would like to extend our profoundest appreciation to the entire faculty and personnel of Evans High School. We are speechless with gratitude for the effort and commitment that they demonstrate on a daily basis in guiding and instructing our students.

Although we may be at a loss for words to express our gratitude, we assure you that we will make every effort to honor and commemorate our faculty and staff during this week. Our faculty and staff genuinely invest in the lives of our students by offering support all year round and imparting guidance and instilling values.
Seniors, as your last day draws near and you get ready to start the next part of your journey, know that we will always be here for you. Don't forget to check your email for important messages about graduation and grants.

Every individual who is a part of our school community deserves our sincere appreciation. We should maintain a spirit of mutual support, overcome any obstacles that may arise, and honor the accomplishments of our students.

Mrs. Nelson-Warren
Important Dates in this Issue
May 8: Senior Awards
May 8: School Nurse Day
May 13: Last "Manicure Monday" of 2023-2024 (2:25pm after school)
May 14: SAC/PTSA Meeting (6:00pm)
May 17: The Parent Circle - Session #8 (Please see details below)
May 18: Evans Sports Physical at Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute Downtown Complex (please see Athletics segment below)
May 23 & 24: No Backpacks
May 24: Last Day of School
May 28: Who We Play For ECG Heart Screening at Evans, 4:30pm-6:30pm (please see Athletics segment below)
May 30: Graduation ceremony at UCF Addition Arena (7:30pm)
Weekly Superintendent's Message
Superintendent's Town Hall Meetings (Monday, May 6)
Superintendent Vazquez held 22 in-person and 10 virtual Town Hall meetings this school year. Find out what was asked most frequently and learn what's in store for Town Halls next school year.
Extracurricular Opportunities (Monday, April 29)
In a friendly game of chess between Dr. Vazquez and Jamie Holmes, who do you think will win? Watch this week's Mondays with Maria presented by Addition Financial to find out and to learn how extracurricular activities like chess contribute to the overall success of students!
Get Connected with Us
Extended Tutoring
After school on Tuesdays and Thursdays:
Manicure Mondays
The next opportunity is Monday, May 13:
Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony
Mr. Dancy's exceptional devotion to his students and the teaching profession made him the chosen recipient of the OCPS Hero Award. His dedication to teaching and his altruistic approach to his students have not gone unnoticed. His excellent work was acknowledged by the Evans administration and the Teaching and Learning leadership team, who selected him as a brilliant example of what it means to be a hero teacher. Mr. Dancy is a very deserving recipient of this distinguished award because of his persistent work in the classroom and his undying support for his students. 
Trojan Step Up: Eighth-graders from Feeder Middle School Visit Evans High School 
Evans High School invited eighth graders from nearby middle schools to come check out our campus's exciting programs and recreational activities last week. It was called "Trojan Step Up," and it was meant to give our future Trojans a taste of Evans High School's culture and opportunities before they start ninth grade. They could take part in different activities, see the campus, and learn about the academic and extracurricular choices they will have once they start at Evans High School.

The event was a great way for our incoming ninth graders to experience what it's like to attend Evans High School and get excited about the next part of their education. As our future Trojans come back next year, we look forward to meeting them.
Food Truck Takeover
The food truck takeover at Evans High School on May 2 was a fun and tasty event for everyone at the school. There were five food trucks in attendance serving a wide range of tasty treats, from seafood, barbecue to cold desserts and lemony treats from the Lemon Trap. Everyone could find something they liked.
It was great to see leaders from OCPS show their support, and we appreciate everyone who came out. The food truck takeover raised money for our School Advisory Council (SAC), which helped our school and students. Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success! 
OCPS Spirit of Excellence Award
The Spirit of Excellence Awards presentation on April 24 was a memorable evening. Ms. Pacheco, a paraprofessional at Evans High School, was chosen as one of the worthy winners in the Tier 1 Cadre High School category. Her hard work and devotion to our students and staff at Evans were evident in the recognition she received for her support and dedication.

Ervens Chelfils, a student, received the Spirit of Excellence World Language Scholar Award. This prize honors students who show a love for learning and cross-cultural understanding in addition to being outstanding language learners.

The Orange County Public School community's thriving attitude of achievement was emphasized throughout the awards presentation. It was a motivating occasion that honored the accomplishments and contributions of faculty and students alike, demonstrating the skill and commitment present in the district. Congratulations to all the winners, especially Ms. Pacheco and Ervens Chelfils, for receiving this well-earned honor.
Happy Administrative Professionals Day!
Evans High School's administration surprised the clerical staff on Wednesday, April 24th. Each member of the clerical team received a cupcake and a rose as a thank you for their work, under the direction of Ms. Nelson-Warren.

When the administrative team called the clerical staff into the meeting room, they were pleasantly surprised to see jazz music playing in the background with a warm welcome. Each employee received a personal thank you from Ms. Nelson-Warren, who also offered words of encouragement and appreciation for their work.

It was a touching and remarkable occasion that genuinely honored the crucial part that the clerical staff play in Evans High School's success. The kind expression of gratitude was well received and made a lasting impression on everyone there.
Even though Administrative Professionals Day has passed, Evans High School's hallways are still filled with an atmosphere of appreciation and praise. We are grateful to all of the diligent administrative staff members who work so hard to maintain the daily operations of our school.
Orange County Air Quality Management Slogan Contest Winner honored at Board Meeting 
Not long ago, Myron Divers, a student at Evans High School, made headlines when he won a slogan contest for Orange County's air quality management. He was praised at the OCPS board meeting on Tuesdays. "Breathe life into our future; act now for cleaner air" was his winning motto, and it hit home with both judges and people in the community because it sent a strong message for healthier places and cleaner air. People have noticed how creative and passionate Myron is about protecting the environment. His help in coming up with the new phrase has made people more aware of how important it is for our community to have good air quality.
Congratulations to Myron Divers on his important accomplishment and for getting other people to work for a better and cleaner future.
Faculty Birthday Celebrations
Evans High School went above and beyond to honor the March and April birthdays of its educators. Each faculty member received a customized birthday email from Dr. Duroseau as a token of gratitude for their commitment and hard work. Teachers and staff were invited into the conference room and mailroom on their birthdays, and as a thank you, they were given treats and candies. 
The HUB (Community School)
Chopped Culinary Competition
Last Wednesday after school, Evans High School had its first Chopped event, which brought the school community together and featured an exciting culinary competition led by Principal Nelson-Warren. Teams made up of teachers, staff members, and students competed in a cooking competition; the contestants were Ms. Nelson-Warren, Ms. Rivera Cordova, Ms. Frasier, and Ms. Torres.

As each team prepared delectable dishes with the assistance of 15 Trojans, the competition intensified. Ultimately, Ms. Nelson-Warren's mouthwatering tacos and quesadillas, seasoned with her own proprietary spice blend, stole the show. Thanks to Ms. Nelson-Warren's vision, the community school's assistance, and Hebni Nutrition's kind sponsorship and provision of all the ingredients, the event was a huge success.

A particular congratulations to Mrs. Nelson-Warren for her well-deserved win, and congrats to all of the competitors for their diligence and inventiveness. In addition to uniting the school community, the Chopped event started a new tradition that we hope to carry on in the future. We are grateful to all those who contributed to the tasty and unforgettable success of this event!
Trojan Performing Arts
A Spectacular Performance of The Musical Annie
The Evans High School theater was enchanted from April 18 to April 20 when students performed a breathtaking production of Annie: The Musical. The students' commitment and talent were demonstrated at the occasion, when they went above and beyond to give a performance that will never be forgotten.

From beginning to end, the audience was fascinated with the students' rendition of the well-known Annie narrative. The audience was absorbed in the world of the musical and left wanting more as a result of the actors' contagious enthusiasm and energy.

Every moment showcased the students' dedication to their roles and hard work, as each song and dance performance was performed with grace and accuracy. There was a strong sense of friendship among the ensemble members, which gave the performance an additional degree of reality.

All things considered, the Evans High School production of Annie was simply amazing. The students gave the musical their all, and it showed in the incredibly amazing performance they put on. For those fortunate enough to see it, the event was a testament to the ability and promise of Evans High School students. It left a lasting impression. 
National Dance Honor Society Induction
We are ecstatic to announce that our students have been admitted to the National Dance Honor Society. They are acknowledged for their commitment, skill, and love of dance with this esteemed award. These students have our sincere admiration for their diligence and dedication to dancing excellence. We are honored to have them as members of this society in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments, and we hope they will continue to flourish in the dance industry. Kudos to each and every inductee for this merited achievement!
Orchestra Concert
The orchestra department at Evans High School presented a compelling concert on Tuesday, April 30th, showcasing the extraordinary ability of students across all skill levels and grade levels. The teenage musicians' devotion to and enthusiasm for music astounded the crowd. Apart from the amazing shows, Mr. Quizada also used the occasion to give the seniors in the day program cords of honor for their four years of dedication to the orchestra department. With amazing musical performances and well-earned recognition for the graduating seniors, it was definitely a night to remember.
Chorus at the Parent Engagement Liaison Showcase
At the parent engagement liaison showcase, our choir really shined showing their talent and commitment to displaying Evans in a positive light. Their performance captivated the crowd and made a deep impression; it was nothing short of spectacular. The choir members genuinely represented the spirit of excellence and togetherness, and their outstanding performance was a testament to their hard work and love of music. We applaud the chorus for their extraordinary performance and are immensely proud of them for their superb portrayal of Evans High School. 
The Green Machine
During their concert on Thursday, the Evans High School Trojan Green Machine Band gave an amazing performance that highlighted their extraordinary talent and commitment to their studies. Each band member's expertise and passion were on full display as they performed their musical parts with zest and perfection, captivating the audience. The Green Machine Band's fantastic performance was a monument to the talent and hard work they bring to every presentation, and they truly embody the spirit and pride of Evans High School.
Career and Technical Education
One Trojan Network
Evans High School is proud to announce that we have a YouTube channel that showcases all the amazing things going on at Evans High School. 

Link to Youtube
Digital Video Technology with Mr. Wright 
Are you interested in learning about digital video technology and TV production? Mr. Wright is a skilled videographer who is dedicated to helping students progress in this exciting field. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from a professional and gain valuable skills for your future. Talk to your counselor today to secure your spot in this course for next year. Don't miss out on this chance to explore the world of digital video technology! 
Career Express Celebration
The Career and Technical Education High School Career Express Spring 2024 celebration at Orange Technical College- South Campus was the end of a successful 9-week pilot program that taught students about different Central Florida career opportunities. Our Trojans were able to learn about different job paths, get real-world experience, and talk to experts in the field. The celebration marked the end of a fun and educational experience that will definitely help our students decide what careers they want to pursue in the future. We're proud of how hard they worked and how dedicated they were to the program.
College and Career
Academic Signing Day
Seniors from Evans High School held an amazing, proud, and exciting celebration in the gym to commemorate Academic Signing Day. A wonderful celebration was set in motion by the band, cheerleaders, and SGA, who enthusiastically welcomed the seniors into the gym. The choir brought a sense of solidarity and school pride to the occasion by performing the alma mater, showcasing their talent.

The national anthem was played in a dramatic fashion that had everyone standing in reverence as the NJROTC color guards were introduced to the audience. The seniors were given a supportive and encouraging environment by the faculty, staff, and guidance counselors who were all acknowledged.

The crowd erupted in excitement as each senior signed a certificate of acceptance into a four-year institution, community or vocational college, or the military branch. It was an occasion to celebrate success and to recognize the seniors' commitment and hard work over their academic careers.

All things considered, Evans High School's Senior Academic Signing Day was a testament to harmony, achievement, and community support—as well as the promising future these gifted students have ahead of them. 
2024 Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship recipients at Evans High School 
Sanaa Douglas 
Alexis Sapp
The prestigious 2024 Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship has been given to Sanaa Douglas and Alexis Sapp, two great students from Evans High School. They will be able to go to any college they want because this scholarship will pay for their fees up to $40,000. In addition, after their freshman year, they will have the chance to do a paid internship at Amazon, where they will learn from industry leaders and gain important work experience. The students will also be able to use an emergency grant fund, learn new skills, network with other people, and get help with their mental health while they are in school. This amazing accomplishment shows how hard Sanaa and Alexis have worked and how dedicated they are. It also shows that they could be successful in the tech business in the future. 
Seminole State & Wayne Densch First Generation Scholarship Candidates
Ms. Benefiel invited multiple seniors followed by over 25 senior students deciding to apply for the Seminole State & Wayne Densch First Generation Scholarship. This award gives first-generation college students hope.

Ms. Benefiel's dedication to students' education is admirable. Applying for the Seminole State & Wayne Densch First Generation Scholarship is important to a brighter future. Ms. Benefiel's support has enabled students who apply to shine!
Unemployment rates by level of education (April 2024):
Less than a high school diploma: 6.0%
High school grads, no college: 4.0%
Overall: 3.9%
Bachelor's degree & higher: 2.2%
Note: Lower percentages are more favorable. Months of Jan. 2021 through April 2024.
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, FRED data base; US Bureau of Labor Statistics (released Friday, May 3, 2024) Read full report
Senior Class of 2024
Prom: Miami Nights
The highly anticipated 'Miami Nights' prom was a memorable night for students. On assignment, students wore neon and brilliant hues to make the event a vibrant paradise. The night was exciting as students danced and made memories with friends.

Students posed for photos against palm trees and flamingos as soon as the doors opened, generating excitement. The DJ played the hottest hits, keeping the dance floor crowded and excitement strong all night. Seniors laughed throughout the evening as they celebrated the conclusion of their 12th year with their classmates. The prom king and queen, who looked stunning in their formal attire, were crowned to screams and clapping.
Seniors at Grad Bash
Grad Bash at Universal Studios was an amazing experience for the seniors, who had a great time. Upon returning, every senior shared their pleasure and gratitude for being able to take part in such an enjoyable event. They demonstrated their maturity as well as accountability while proudly and respectfully representing Evans High School. The seniors did a fantastic job representing Evans High School, and their demeanor and upbeat outlook spoke highly of the school. All in all, the seniors will undoubtedly treasure this night for years to come since it was full of humor, memories, and friendship. 
OCPS Alumni Network
Trojan Athletics
Trojans host FHSAA Class 4A, District 4 Track & Field Meet
The FHSAA Class 4A, District 4 Track & Field meet was held at Evans High School. Everything went smoothly, and the facilities were outstanding for all the student-athletes who participated. On their home field, the Trojans from Evans High School did great and showed off their skills and abilities in front of their fans. Our Trojans trained very hard and love track, but they didn't win the championship events this season. However, they made an impact that will last! Overall, it was a great event that showed how talented and polite the local track and field community is. Trojan pride in action!
2024 Varsity Football Schedule:
Athletic Schedules
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Ticket Information:
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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 report card. 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, May 14th, 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.
Parent / 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.

Parent Support Ticket:
The Parent Circle:
Wisdom to Live By at Teacher Appreciation Week '24
Malcolm X On Education
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to people who prepare for it today.
~ Malcolm X, civil rights leader

Oprah Winfrey On Mary Duncan
Because of Ms. Duncan (her 4th grade teacher), I felt I could take on the world. She did exactly what teachers are supposed to do, they create a spark for learning that lives with you from then on. It's why I have a talk show today.
~ Oprah Winfrey, media mogul

JFK On Teachers
We the people of America have entrusted into your hands the future leaders of this nation, the most powerful nation on Earth - and the way in which you fulfill this trust, in the guidance and direction you give to America's youth, will have a more profound effect on our national future than perhaps any decision made in Congress.
~ John F. Kennedy, 35th US president

Dr. Seuss On Education
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
~ Dr. Seuss, author

Horace Mann On Service
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
~ Horace Mann, educational reformer/slavery abolitionist  

Benjamin Franklin On Learning
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
~ Benjamin Franklin, statesman/inventor

Malala Yousafzai On Education
Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
~ Malala Yousafzai, youngest Nobel Prize laureate in history at age 17

USA On Knowledge
If you can read this, thank a teacher.
~ American Proverb
Florida flag
Pride. Determination. Perseverance.
Mrs. Nelson Warren, Principal
Evans High School
Monday, May 6, 2024
Evans High School Leadership Team
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