Hello Lion Family,
The start of the school year has been very exciting. With all the extra activities we are truly creating a culture that celebrates school spirit. But we must ensure we continue to create a culture that is focused on student success.
Two weeks ago we hosted Johnny’s House from XL106.7. Our students had an opportunity to watch a live broadcast and many of our students and programs were highlighted on the radio! Please feel free to listen to the recorded podcast through the iheartradio app (use this hyperlink).
LNHS Theater Production: INTO THE WOODS
The Lake Nona Theater Department will soon perform their first production of the 2022-2023 school year, Into the Woods, based on the book by James Lapine. Performances will take place on October 5, 6, and 7, at 7:00 PM, in the PAC at LNHS. Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets please go to: https://teachtix.com/lnhs/into-the-woods
Start with HELLO!
This past week, September 19-23, was focused on promoting and celebrating inclusivity, connectivity and positive school community on campus. Part of our SAFE initiatives, and spearheaded by our School Social Worker, Mrs. Kempfer, and our SAFE Coordinator, Mrs. Whitfield, it’s one of the Sandy Hook Promises where no student feels alone—especially while at school.
Students and staff participated through morning greetings (Say Hello Monday), learning something new about an adult (Fun Fact Tuesday), wearing green (Green-out Wednesday), collaborating on a positivity poster (Thursday), and taking the initiative in meeting someone new (Conversation Starter Friday). What an invigorating way to celebrate being a Lake Nona LION!
Our Fall Orchestra Concert was held on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 PM in our Performing Arts Center! Our orchestras performed music from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, ABBA, Guns & Roses, and more! Their performance was amazing! Thank you to all that came out to enjoy what our students are passionate about.
Hispanic Heritage Month Essay and Art Contests
September 15 through October 15, 2022 is Hispanic Heritage Month. Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis are hosting the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and have invited all Florida students to participate in the variety of contests. The theme for this year’s essay and art contests is “Celebrating the Achievements of Hispanic Floridians.”
For more information about visit the Hispanic Heritage page at www.FloridaHispanicHeritage.com. All entries must be received by 5:00 PM on September 21, 2022. LNHS will be sending out Hispanic Heritage Month school-event items very soon!
Testing Information-PMA 1 and STAR
This week students enrolled in Biology and/or US History will take PMA 1. Students enrolled in Algebra 1 and/or Geometry will take the STAR assessment. All students will be on an adjusted bell schedule on Tuesday, the 27, Thursday, the 29, and Friday, the 30. All students not testing will have normal instruction with their teachers. The adjusted bell schedules have been sent via email and are located on our social media sites. If you have any testing questions, please contact Ms. Dry at Cristina.firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Harris at email@example.com.
Testing Information -SAT/PSAT
On Wednesday, October 12, the entire student body will partake in SAT School Day testing (SAT, NMSQT or PSAT depending on grade level). Encourage your student to use their FREE Official Khan Academy SAT Prep between now and October 12 to prepare.
Parents, please consider the following:
- Wednesday will be a long day with students dismissed at 2:20 PM.
- There are NO MAKE-UPS for these tests.
- Your student is already signed-up.
- Please ensure your child is ready and on time to school on test day; late arrivals will not be able to test.
- Check the Lion’s Den in Canvas and/or school email for their testing location.
- Have their laptop fully charged the night before.
- Get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy and energizing breakfast.
- DE/CTE are aware of this test day- as they are our partners.
*Seniors will have the opportunity to meet the Algebra 1 concordant and the FSA ELA concordant as well.
Please reach out to Mr. Tonny Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions and thank you all in advanced for your support in making the School Day SAT a success!
Attendance Notes-Who to Email:
Senior Class Questions:
Please contact: email@example.com
Please contact: Chelsea.firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
School Official Social Media Accounts:
- Facebook: Lake Nona High School
- Instagram: @lakenonahigh
- Check out the stories (click on the circle around the logo) for day to day campus life and celebrations!
On Fridays, we wear Navy and Silver! We ask that our whole community joins in on Spirit Fridays by wearing Navy and Silver or LNHS apparel. Remember, WE ARE LAKE NONA! Thank you for wrapping your arms around our community high school and supporting our students and staff.
I hope everyone has a great rest of their day and as always, GO LIONS!