The Kingdom's Chronicle. 


Wed., March 11, 2020



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Girls choir during their 2019-20 Music Performance Assessment (please see their story below).

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We now only have one more school day remaining in the third quarter as there is no school for students on Friday, March 13. Our Knights will be out all next week on spring break with classes resuming on Monday, March 23.

As a final reminder, our 2020 Parent Survey will be taken off line at the end of this week. If this applies to your household and you still have not taken the survey, would you please do so today? Your help is greatly appreciated.

Enjoy the rest of this week and good luck to everyone at tomorrow's Sun Games! The Thursday weather forecast looks like an ideal spring day to be outside for what will be a great event!

With Knight Pride,

Stephanie R. Jackson, M. Ed.
Principal
Lake Nona Middle School


If you should ever see or hear of something suspicious or unusual, please say something right away to any teacher, administrator, coach or our SRO. Thank you.

Dates To Watch For

March 8 - Daylight Savings Time
March 9 - Calculus Project Parent Meeting - Media Center - 6:00 PM
March 10 - Big Blast - Gym
March 12 - Sun Games - Soccer Field   
March 12 - End of 3rd Nine Weeks
March 13 - 20 - Spring Break
March 23 - Begin 4th Nine Weeks
March 27 - EPCOT field trip - World Language classes
April 1 - FSA Writing
April 1 - No Early Release
April 4 - AP Spanish Mock Test
April 7 - SAC Meeting - 5:30 PM
April 8 - Track & Field - Meadow Woods & Westridge - Home
April 11 - 8th Grade Formal - Coronado Springs

 
Knight Music

Congratulations to our Lake Nona Middle School choirs who earned straight Superior ratings at the 2020 Music Performance Assessment! This is an event where middle schools throughout Orange County prepare two pieces and perform them for three distinguished judges. They are evaluated on factors such as tone, blend, control, intonation, diction, technique, posture, artistry, and stage presence. They are given an overall rating that ranges from one to five, one being the highest. They also participated in sight reading assessment - where they perform music they have never seen before, and also received a Superior rating. We are so proud of these amazing musicians and look forward to their Spring Concert on May 8th!

Boys choir performing during their 2019-20 MPA in February

Knight Vital Signs


Making sense of the chart: The chart illustrates the number of weekly classroom visits made by members of the Lake Nona leadership team since the start of 2020. It is not adjusted for four-day school weeks or the fact that the leadership team has not been at a 100% compliment so far this year. On an unadjusted basis, the leadership team has still averaged 100 classroom visits per week in 2020. This is significant in that high leadership visibility in the classrooms in support of our educators is one positive form of quality control.

Knight Induction Ceremony
National Junior French Honor Society
Spanish Honor Society
 
Nelson Mandela said, "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his native language, that goes to his heart."

On Monday, March 2 LNMS hosted the annual National Junior French Honor Society (NJFHS) and Spanish Honor Society ( SHS) Induction. We would like to thank our guest speaker Ms. Johanna Lopez, Southeast Learning Community OCPS Board Member.

~ Mr. Mohammad Benbrahim, Sponsor of the National Junior French Honor Society
~ Ms. Tehani Oms and Ms. Annette Rivera, Sponsors of the Spanish Honor Society


Left: Ashley Ding gives the Description of the NJFHS
Right: New Inductees of the SHS

 Left: Mr. Benbrahim, Sponsor of the NJFHS
Right: New inductees of the NJFHS

 Proud parents and family members enjoy last Monday's special ceremony!

Knight Hero of the Month
Ms. Wilson, Mathematics 
 
Ms. Wilson (left) with Asst. Principal Herold 
 
Ms. Olivia Wilson awarded her students with positive behavior reinforcement catalyzing better behavior by her students throughout the whole school. Her students are motivated in making good choices, more often. Ms. Wilson was given a gift card from our School Advisory Committee for her commitment to the HERO program.  
 
 
Black History Month





8th Grade Formal (April 11)
Individual Classroom Highlights . . .



Lap Top Computer Care
 
Parents -  We are seeing a HUGE increase in the amount of damaged laptops.  Please take a moment and speak with your students regarding the following guidelines:
  • Close and secure laptops each transition time.  Students  should never walk down a hall with an open laptop in their hands.
  • Place backpacks down gently.  We see many students  slam or forcefully throw them down.
  • Keep water bottles and other liquids on the outside of the bag and away from your laptop.  Even better- in another bag!
  • Any damaged device needs to be brought to the media center immediately.  It will be assessed, photos of the damage taken, and students will be sent to the  dean to complete a witness statement regarding the damage.  At that point, parents are contacted to discuss the damage.
The OCPS fine structure for damaged devices is as follows:
  • 1st Offense- 50.00
  • 2nd Offense- 100.00
  • 3rd Offense- Price of laptop or actual repair cost
 
Knight Family Access (Student Information System)

The share of parents/guardians checking student progress improved last week from 4.8% to 5.7% while . . .


. . . the share of students using the Family Access system rose from 94.2% to 95.2%.



Weekly Success Indicators
Indicators that directly or indirectly impact student achievement.

Weekly Indicator
Feb. 7
 (5 days)
Feb. 14
(5 days)
Feb. 21
(4 days)
Feb. 28
(5 days)
Mar. 6
(5 days)
Classroom visits by members of the administrative team
109
108
119
90
94
Total parent logins into the new Skyward Family Access system (includes multiple logins by the same parent/guardian)
349
NA
290
287
338
Teacher attendance rate
98%
97%
96%
94%
94%
Student attendance - 6th
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97%
NA
Student attendance - 7th
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---
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98%
NA
Student attendance - 8th
---
---
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98%
NA
Tardies to School - 6th
18
NA
NA
11
NA
Tardies to School - 7th
15
NA
NA
12
NA
Tardies to School - 8th
22
NA
NA
11
NA
Tardies to Class - 6th
16
NA
NA
18
NA
Tardies to Class - 7th
9
NA
NA
14
NA
Tardies to Class - 8th
18
NA
NA
22
NA
On-time buses - mornings
95%
NA
98%
98%
98%
On-time buses - afternoons
98%
NA
100%
98%
98%
Library books circulated - 6th
22
NA
8
28
NA
Library books circulated - 7th
75
NA
52
34
NA
Library books circulated - 8th
35
NA
40
62
NA
Tutoring - Wed. 2nd/4th in the PM
NA
164
NA
NA
NA
Tutoring - Tues.
64
85
67
55
32
Tutoring - Thurs.
72
NA
57
57
55
Tutoring - Sat. Lab
21
NA
NA
NA
NA
Lan School Tracking
15
NA
NA
NA
NA
Restorative Justice
NA
NA
5
7
NA
 
** Prepared courtesy of Mrs. Cheryl Wood, Assistant Principal.   
 
 
Leadership Team

Principal: Stephanie Jackson stephanie.jackson3@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Damian Rosado damian.rosado@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Cheryl Wood cheryl.wood@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Lindsey Herold lindsey.herold@ocps.net
8th Grade Administrative Dean: Steven Berson steven.berson@ocps.net
7th Grade Administrative Dean: Tangala Butler-Wilson Tangala.Butler-Wilson@ocps.net
6th Grade Administrative Dean: Wanda Perkins wanda.perkins@ocps.net

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