• Tuesday, January 22, 2019 — PGCPS — Code Orange: PGCPS schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay.

    EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.
    We will re-evaluate at 6:30 a.m.

    Martes, el 22 de enero — PGCPS— Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal.

    El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt)..
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno
    Revaluaremos a las 6:30 de la mañana.
  • About Our School

    In 1968, Francis T. Evans Elementary School opened, named in honor of the brave captain.  It is named after air force pilot Captain Francis T. Evans (1921-1953).  Captain Evans served in the European Theater during World War II, flying more than one hundred missions.  After the war he returned to civilian life, but went back into the military when the 121st Fighter Squadron on the D.C. National Guard was put into Federal Service.  Francis T. Evans lost his life in an attempt to keep his stricken aircraft from crashing into Forestville Elementary School.  Approaching Andrews Air Force Base for a landing, he reported that his F860 Sabrejet’s  Hydraulic System was not operating properly.   Since this condition affects the landing mechanism of the aircraft, a pilot usually bails out leaving the plane to crash.  Observers are convinced that Captain Evans stayed with the plane to make sure it did not crash into  the school and its play area.   His plane fell 200 yards from the school. 


    US Air Force Airmen from Andrews AFB were involved in a project to improve the display inside Francis T. Evans Elementary in honor of Capt Evans. Master Sgts. Matt Cagle and Phillip Allen, 744th Communication Squadron, built an oak display case to display the Evans portrait, plaque and other memorabilia of the school’s namesake.

    FTE History

    School memorial display case built in honor of the school’s namesake May 2, 2014.