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Monday, Feb. 17, 2020


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We are releasing this issue over the Presidents' Day weekend, so I hope this finds you enjoying the holiday period. Classes will resume as normal Tuesday morning.

We have several special events scheduled for the week ahead including The Scholastic Book Fair and Friday's Knight at the Carnival and Dance. Books always make great gifts throughout the year, so please consider visiting the Book Fair (details and the online option below). The Book Fair will run through next Friday. As for Friday's Knight Carnival and Dance, this is another quality PTSA led production which the students are looking forward to. They are seeking a hand with a few donations (list below), so if you might be able to contribute in some way, the help would be most appreciated!

Finally, good luck to our Knight basketball teams as they have key games coming up Wednesday away at Walker Middle School - season record. They are very well coached and have been playing great basketball. This is their final regular season game of the year.

Thank you for looking over this latest edition.

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

February 14-21 - Book Fair - Media Center
February 17 - Presidents' Day - School Closed
February 19 - Basketball vs Walker - Away - 5:00 PM
February 20 - Oration Contest - Media Center - 9:30 AM
February 21 - Spring Dance - Cafeteria - 6:00 PM
February 22 - AP Spanish Mock Test
February 25 - Fitness and Wellness Club Parent Knight -  6:00 PM
February 28 - Poetry Slam - Cafeteria - 6:00 PM
March 3 - SAC Meeting - Media Center  5:30 PM
March 6 - NJHS Hat Day
 
 
Knight Athletics

Track
Track try-outs begin on March 2nd and there will be an informational meeting next week on Thursday, February 20th for anyone interested in trying out. The meeting will be held in the gymnasium immediately after school.

Basketball
Our Knight basketball teams were victorious this week after defeating Freedom and South Creek! We are extremely proud of our teams as they are one game away from finishing out the regular season with winning records. The girls are currently undefeated with a record of 6-0 and our gentlemen are 5-1. Thank you to all of the fans that came out and supported our teams on 8th Grade Night to make it a memorable one for all involved.

Our Lady Knights during 8th Grade Night

This week's games are going to be crucial for our Knights. This will determine the division champion for the girls side and if our gentlemen win, it will place them in 2nd place for the division. Both teams will travel to Walker Middle School on Wednesday. First game starts at 5pm.



2019-2020 Girls Basketball Team

2019-2020 Boys Basketball Team

Black History Month

Knight Gradadventure

Attention 8th grade families:
Please review the PowerPoint with important information about the 8th grade trip to Gradventure.

Permission slips and money are due February 28th. This information was reviewed with all 8th grade students during lunch this past week.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Pragel at veronica.pragel@ocps.net


Knight Reading

The Scholastic Book Fair is here!
Students have begun visiting the fair though their language arts classes and that will continue this upcoming week. The fair will be open through Friday the 21st and students can come before school, during lunch, and after school as well. Scholastic has added a cashless EWallet option where parents can go online and fund a student's account.

Book Fair in the media center continues this week

Any purchases made at the fair do help out the LNMS Media Center and its programs. Here is the link to the fair homepage where you can set up an EWallet, shop online for many more selections and view other fair information:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lakenonamiddleschool

Post Literacy Week Reminders
Florida Literacy Week ended January 31, 2020 but reading habits should still continue for a lifetime. The love of reading begins at home; create a "home library" for your family to access. Parents can also create a "reading nook" in the home where a child can read in different kinds of books such as novels, biographies and informational content. Our students enjoyed the week with door decorating contests, bookmark content and reading the most minutes.


Door Decorating Contest:
1st place - Mrs. MacDougall  
2nd place - Mrs. Hazen
3rd place - Mrs. Ostrow

  Congratulations to these first period classes for bringing literacy to life!

Bookmark Contest Winners:(Based on student voting in the media center)
We have some amazing artists here at LNMS!
1st place - Annika Pyreddy
2nd place - Natalie Kern
3rd place - Catherine Hansen

Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge Winners:
Thanks to all students who logged their reading minutes during the month of January!
  • 8th grade: Liliana Torres, Blaise Peck, Delaney Richgels
  • 7th grade: Salome Cabrera,  Abril Herrera Calderon, Juan Morales
  • 6th grade: Natalie Kern, Jamiya Knight, Jatniel Cruz
  • Overall Winner- Salome Cabrera with 4,740 logged minutes in January
Book Checkout During Celebrate Literacy Week - Random Drawings
These students checked out books during the week and win a $10 gift card!
  • 6th grade - Isaac Mathew, Juan Arias Arena, Julia Carniero
  • 7th grade - MaryJo Caban, Luke Heidelman, Anabel Kirkland, Jacob Mathew
  • 8th grade - Dylan DIaz, Ivan Goponenko, Gabriel Reyes

Spring Dance



Donated items needed for the Knight Carnival and Dance:
  • Frozen Hamburgers
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Frozen Corn Dogs
  • Nacho Cheese
  • Nacho Chips
  • Napkins
  • Cases Coke
  • Cases Diet Coke
  • Cases Sprite
  • Cases Mountain Dew
  • Cases of Water Bottles
  • Cases of assorted individual chips
  • Ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Mustard

Black History Poetry Slam



Multicultural Day
February 8, 2020 (Part II: Continued from last week)


Student projects profiling nations from their family histories were on display and were very well researched (above and right).




Miguel - Our Mexico Junior Talent Show Winner

Food was available for all sorts of countries prepared by our LNMS families


Camp Healing Hearts


Knight Survey

LNMS depends on feedback from the annual survey for our school improvement planning and need at least a 20% response rate to make the combined results meaningful. The survey is anonymous and your views would be greatly appreciated.





Knight Family Access (Student Information System)

Last week 5.1% of our parents/guardians logged in to check student progress . . .



. . . compared with 93.0% of the students over the same time period.


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

Weekly Indicator
Jan. 17
(5 days)
Jan. 24
(4 days)
Jan. 31
(5 days)
Feb. 7
 (5 days)
Feb. 14
(5 days)
Classroom visits by members of the administrative team
104
92
91
109
108
Total parent logins into the new Skyward Family Access system (includes multiple logins by the same parent/guardian)
302
192
287
349
NA
Teacher attendance rate
97%
98%
97%
98%
97%
Attendance - 6th
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Attendance - 7th
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Attendance - 8th
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Tardies to School - 6th
NA
10
12
18
NA
Tardies to School - 7th
NA
8
14
15
NA
Tardies to School - 8th
NA
4
11
22
NA
Tardies to Class - 6th
10
12
15
16
NA
Tardies to Class - 7th
9
11
8
9
NA
Tardies to Class - 8th
19
21
14
18
NA
On-time buses - mornings
100%
100%
95%
95%
NA
On-time buses - afternoons
98%
97%
98%
98%
NA
Library books circulated - 6th
33
25
22
22
NA
Library books circulated - 7th
84
61
98
75
NA
Library books circulated - 8th
16
24
76
35
NA
Tutoring - Wed. 2nd/4th in the PM
NA
126
NA
NA
164
Tutoring - Tues.
NA
84
68
64
85
Tutoring - Thurs.
NA
78
99
72
NA
Tutoring - Sat. Lab
NA
NA
10
21
NA
Lan School Tracking
10
10
15
15
NA
Restorative Justice
NA
NA
9
NA
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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