The Kingdom's Chronicle
Lake Nona Middle School, Orlando, FL
Dates to Watch For
April 12- Basketball Intramurals Begin (see flyer)
April 15- Jackie Robinson Day in MLB
April16- "Shuffling" Special Drama Event (see flyer)
April 17- Science Boot Camp (8th graders only)- See Flyer
April 17- Saturday Learning Lab (9-1)
April 21- Wednesday After School Tutoring
April 22- Piano Recital (LNMS Outdoors)
April 24- Science Boot Camp (8th graders only)- See Flyer
April 28- Fun Run during PE
April 29- Orchestra Concert (at LNHS)
Thursday, April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day throughout Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinson was a first baseman in the majors and he was also the first Black professional player in modern baseball (1947). On April 15, all MLB players, coaches, and managers on both competing teams, plus the umpires, will wear Robinson's uniform number, 42.
Updated Tech Help for This Week
LNMS Basketball Intramurals
8th Grade Science Boot Camps
Fun Run to Support our PTSA
Prepare for May Testing
Snapshots from the Kingdom
Intramural track & field season is underway and students competed in various events last Thursday during one of the track meets. We have one last championship meet on Thursday beginning at 4:30. (Pictured above and below: boys and girls shot put competition.)
Mrs. Sell’s piano class getting ready for their upcoming spring recital
Ms. Satterfield’s 6th grade classes preparing for the writing FSA assessment by having one on one conferences with students.

Credit: Snapshots for the Kingdom and Asst. Principals Week (top of this issue) compiled by Ms. Sharon Powers, Media Specialist
LNMS Teachers Receive District Recognition
Dr. Strawser (Project Lead The Way)
Dr. Strawser, Project Lead the Way teacher, was recently recognized as a LNMS HERO Teacher of the Month. Assistant Principal Rosado then nominated Dr. Strawser for the district honor...and we are excited to announce he was selected as an OCPS HERO Teacher! Congratulations to Dr. Strawser and we are so proud of you!
Mr. Rasmussen (Digital Information Technology and FBLA)
Mr. Rasmussen, our 8th grade Digital Information Technology teacher and FBLA sponsor, was recently recognized by our school board member Johanna Lopez. If you remember from a recent edition, FBLA students took home multiple trophies and wins from competition.
Attention 8th Grade Knights!
Teacher Shout Outs!
Mrs. Berkes (Math)
It is harder to learn this year since I am LaunchED but Mrs. Berkes does a good job at explaining the lessons which makes it easier and she is able to communicate well with the students in the classroom and the students at home. AND...She is the best math teacher ever! She is so sweet! AND we type good morning to each other every day, and she is pretty, and she is just great at teaching! AND...I would like to shout out Mrs. Berkes, because of her excellent teaching skills and how she always encourages me to do better in math. I also love her genuine smile everyday I log into class. 

Mrs. Summers (English Language Arts)
Though I'm a new student to OCPS and LNMS, Mrs Summers has really helped improve my grade with English. Mrs Summers can easily tell if we are struggling and sends us out to breakout rooms based on which level we think, ourselves, can manage. This sets up a multi-level classroom and Mrs Summers runs it beautifully, and that's why I'm sending a shout for Mrs Summers. AND...Mrs. Summers is one of the most hard working teachers that I know. She is always encouraging her students to do their best every single day. She will even stay up till like 12:00 am just to grade her students' assignments even if she is tired. She will basically do anything for her students. Mrs. Summers is like one of my favorite teachers. Even if some of her students didn't do well on a test, she would encourage and help her students so that they could do better next. This is why Mrs. Summers deserves some special recognition.

Mrs. Fountaine (Science)
She is a sweet teacher and helps us understand science if we don’t understand  and such a generous person! AND...Mrs. Fountaine is really nice! She cares about everything everyone in my class does and always pushes us to our limits, in a good way! She rocks and makes learning science fun! Also, she actually recognizes me, so please give her some recognition. Thanks! AND...I think that she is the best teacher that I ever got, because when she was my teacher I didn't speak English very well but she explained so good that I could understand her, her class was fun and if you didn't understand something she would tell you all over again just for you to understand. Her class was not like, just sitting in a table doing assignments without talking it was more fun than that she was one of the reason why I go to school every day because her class was so fun.
“Shuffling” Special Drama Event
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Knights - Punctuality Matters!
Skyward Family Access Activity
This past week 88.3% our Knights logged onto the Skyward system compared to . . .
. . . 5.9% of our parents during the same period.
Knight Success Indicators
Credit: Weekly success indicators compiled by Ms. Sharon Powers (Media Specialist) and staff.
Monday's Motivational Moment!
A Lesson in Punctuality from George Washington

The life of George Washington was characterized by a scrupulous regard for punctuality.

When he asked a man to bring by some horses he was interested in buying at five in the morning, and the man arrived fifteen minutes late, he was told by the stable groom that the general had been waiting there at five, but had now moved on to other business, and that he wouldn’t be able to examine the horses again until the following week.

When he told Congress that he’d meet with them at noon, he could almost always be found striding into the chamber just as the clock was striking twelve.

Washington’s promptness extended to his mealtimes as well. He ate dinner each day at exactly 4 o’clock, and when he invited members of Congress to dine with him, and they arrived late, they were often surprised to find the president halfway done with his meal or even pushing back from the table. To his startled, tardy guest he would say, “We are punctual here. My cook never asks whether the company has arrived, but whether the hour has come.”

And when Washington’s secretary arrived late to a meeting, and blamed his watch for his tardiness, Washington quietly replied, “Then you must get another watch, or I another secretary.”

For Washington, being on time was a way of showing respect to others, and he expected to be treated with the same level of respect in return.

The lesson for our Knights? We no longer live in George Washington's period, but being punctual is just as important today as it ever was. Being consistently on time for school in the morning or anyplace you are expected at a specific moment is actually a virtue. Punctuality is related to discipline and self-control, to integrity and respect, and reflects upon the character of any upstanding person.

Have a great week Knights!
Dr. Jackson, Principal
Lake Nona Middle School
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Leadership Team
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