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Monday, May 18, 2020

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Here we are already about to enter our 8th week of distance learning and the last five-day school week of 2019-2020. I want to encourage our Knights to make the most of these final days of the school year. Even in the midst of distance learning, embrace each day; use it as an opportunity to make yourself a better person and a better student. All of our teachers and myself want our students to get the grades they deserve for this final quarter, so please be sure to turn in any assignments this week even if they are from much earlier in the quarter.

This is really my sole message for the week as it is that important: all assignments must be turned in by Friday, May 22. Give it your best effort each day Knights and as I have written in this space every week this quarter, thank you for your ongoing commitment to distance learning under the circumstances. I am so very proud of our Knights, our teachers, and their families!

With Knight Pride,

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

Dates to Watch For

March 30 - Distance Learning began
March 30 - May 27 - School Closed but Learning is Always Open
May 6 - Progress Reports posted on Skyward
May 8 - First day 2019-2020 Yearbooks will begin to be shipped to students' homes
May 18 & 19 - 8th grade returning/pick up
May 20 & 21 - 7th grade returning/pick up
May 22 & 26- 6th grade returning/pick up
May 22 - Last day to submit work for 4th Quarter
May 25 - Memorial Day Holiday
May 27 - Make Up Day for returning/pick up
May 27 - Last day of Quarter 4
June 21 - Happy Father's Day!

Please click here for more information on the OCLS Virtual Summer Reading Program.

End of the Quarter Calling . . .

Students, please make sure to be VERY productive this next week of school and remember that all work you want graded will need to be turned in on Friday, May 22nd. Even if you missed an assignment during Week #1 of Distance Learning, go back, get it done, and turn it in for a grade.

Knights Remember Canvas
Student Assignment Expectation - Weekly Attendance Quiz

All teachers post an assignment on Monday detailing their expectations or outline for the week. Students are to acknowledge they understand the expectations by answering a one question assignment quiz for each class; this will serve as your attendance check-in. The answer is due by noon Friday of that week. Students will be marked absent if the weekly attendance quiz is not completed.

8th Grade Returns/Pickups

6th & 7th Grade Returns/Pickups

Make-Up Day for Returns/Makeups (All Grades)

Attention 6th Grade Families!

Lake Nona Nurse Assistant Sandra Williams email:

Special Events



Knight Memories

Hear Ye!, Hear Ye!

Yearbooks were shipped directly
to students' homes starting May 8th.

Online sales closed May 1st, 2020.

Attention Parents: Checking Student Progress Online
Viewing Progress Reports online with the Skyward system.

Reminder: Students are able to go back and complete any missing assignment, or redo an assignment to raise their grade from any previous weeks of distance learning

Please CLICK HERE to view all pages - this is only a partial image of the instructions. Thank you.

Food Distribution

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PTSA Officers for 2020-2021


Knight Reminder . . .

Monday's Motivational Moment!

The Ten-Goal Exercise

With summer break now only seven school days away and the 2020-2021 school year set to begin on August 10th, we want to remind our Knights of one of the best goal-achieving methods ever discovered. In fact, it is really something that can be practiced every day.

At the top of a blank page, write the word "Goals" and today's date. Then write out ten goals you would like to accomplish in the next twelve months - this goes all the way through the end of the next school year. Be sure to mix them up: academics, sports, clubs, friends, reading, financial, family, personal possessions, fitness, faith, and even fun. Don't worry for the moment as to how you are going to achieve them, just write them down as fast as you can in no particular order. Get this done in three to five minutes, no more.

This next step is key. Imagine for now you can achieve all your goals if you work hard enough or long enough. Also imagine that if you had a "magic wand" you could wave it and that you could achieve any one (1) goal on your list within twenty-four hours. You can only pick one so which one would have the greatest impact on your life right now? Which one would improve your life more than anything else? Which goal, if you were to achieve it, would help you to achieve more of your other goals than anything else?

Whatever you answer to these questions are, circle that one. That one becomes your "Major Definite Purpose for the Summer" and it will help keep you organized This is your focal point and the organizing principle behind your future activities. Once you've figured this out, give it a deadline and start to think about what action steps you must take during the summer of 2020 to make it happen. Make sure to have the most important or logical action steps mapped out and do something, anything, continuously towards this goal all summer long. Resolve to work on this goal each day during the summer break.

And if you don't get started on this ten-goal exercise right away Knights, remember: "One year from now, you may wish you had started today."

Mrs. Jackson, Principal
Lake Nona Middle School
Sunday, May 17, 2020

Leadership Team

Principal: Stephanie Jackson
Assistant Principal: Damian Rosado
Assistant Principal: Cheryl Wood
Assistant Principal: Lindsey Herold
8th Grade Administrative Dean: Steven Berson
7th Grade Administrative Dean: Tangala Butler-Wilson
6th Grade Administrative Dean: Wanda Perkins


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