The Kingdom's Chronicle. 

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

Pictured very top:

Congratulations to our Lake Nona Chorus students who performed in the Florida American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir. These students auditioned and were selected out of hundreds of entries throughout the state.  We are very proud of these fine musicians who represented Lake Nona Middle School with expressivity and pride!

Pictured from left to right:

Armani Lebron, Hector Marrero, Jose Mendez, Jose Cruz Delgado, Linzie Rodriguez, Sara Schwartz, Eliana Alberti

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When the creative Knights in our yearbook club look back on the 2019-2020 school year for memorable highlights, the early days of this nine-week quarter will most definitely stand out! As evidence of this, we have chosen to squeeze every space opportunity herein to include images from a wide variety of success stories and special events that our Knights have experienced over the past couple of weeks. Therefore, my opening remarks are brief except to say thank you to our Knights, their highly dedicated teachers, our tireless support staff, and some pretty incredible parents and volunteers for all their recent efforts as illustrated below across a wide range of school activities. I am so proud of all of you!

A pair of our Knights in costume during Friday evening's "Stranger Things" themed PTSA fall dance (story and additional images below).

Please remember that we did release 1st quarter report cards last Tuesday. I hope you enjoy this issue and best wishes for a terrific first week of November!

With Knight Pride,

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

Lake Nona Middle School recognizes the value of our staff, students, and community members as an extra set of eyes and ears and asks for your help in identifying possible safety or security concerns. If you see something or hear of something suspicious, please say something. Be aware. Be responsible. Thank you!

Dates To Watch For

November 4 - Spirit Day - Rise Pies - 4:00-9:00 PM - Be sure to mention LNMS
November 4 - November 15 - Second Harvest Food Bank Drive (SGA)
November 5 - SAC - Media Center - 5:30 PM
November 6 - Volleyball - Westridge - (Away)
November 7 - Spirit Day - Panda Express - ALL DAY - Be sure to mention LNMS
November 11 - Volleyball - Freedom - (Home)
November 13 - Volleyball - South Creek - (Home)
November 13 - PTSA - Media Center - 5:00-6:00 PM
November 20 - Volleyball - Walker - (Away)
November 21 - Teach-In 2019
November 22 - The Giver Field Trip - 8th Grade
November 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Break

Academics: Knights Honored
2019-2020 Quarter 1 Straight 'A' Honor Roll 
Students that made all A's on their report card for Quarter 1 were awarded with the Principal's Honor Roll Certificates last week by Principal Jackson with a tribute in the cafeteria.Congratulations to these Knights on a very impressive quarter! 
Sixth Grade Honor Roll 
Seventh Grade Honor Roll 
Eighth Grade Honor Roll 

Academics: Knight Travels
Sixth Grade World History with Mrs. Jaquez
Students in Mrs. Jaquez's 6th grade World History class used the Google Expeditions app and VR viewers to experience what life was like in ancient Egypt in 3D. Students visited the Nile River, the pharaoh's palace, an ancient temple and even went inside a burial tomb! They also visited the Pyramids at Giza and saw the modern city of Cairo.

PTSA Fall Dance Highlights (Nov. 1)
LNMS had its first dance of the school year with the theme based on the horror web show "Stranger Things" set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in November 1983. The PTSA set the atmosphere with haunted houses, lots of food and a popular DJ.

Thank you very much to our PTSA for organizing and working to help fund this wonderful evening which our Knights thoroughly enjoyed!

** We would also like to thank our LNMS community members that are PTSA members or make an effort to support PTSA Spirit Nights & Days held at Lake Nona area restaurants (two this week - please see above). Those contributions assist the PTSA in producing memorable occasions like the fall dance for the students. Your support has a big impact as you can see below!

Knights Send a Message - Stay Drug Free (Part I of III)
The theme is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. The theme is also a reminder that by staying drug free, you are sending a message to yourself and others about how much you value yourself, your overall health, your community and your future.

**** Don't Get Mixed Up In Drugs **** 
**** Lei Off Drugs****
Knights Send a Message - Stay Drug Free (Part II of III)

**** Give Drugs the Boot ****

Knights Send a Message - Stay Drug Free (Part III of III)

**** Staff Support alongside our Knights at Red Ribbon Week ****

For Red Ribbon Week, students and staff had dress days to raise drug awareness. We wore red to send the message to "Stay Drug Free."

Knight Athletics
Both volleyball teams break even this week with one win and one loss.

Monday vs. Meadow Woods
Girls volleyball bounced back Monday by defeating Meadow Woods in just two sets. After winning the first set our gentlemen ended up losing the game to Meadow Woods, playing a total of 3 sets.
Wednesday vs. Hunter's Creek
The Lady Knights lost in two very intense matches and our boys beat the undefeated Eagles in just two sets.
We play one game next Wednesday starting at 5pm against Westridge Middle School.

~ Coach Hernandez

Knight Music
On Thursday, October 17th, 7th * 8th graders in the LNMS band program were invited to play with the high school band during the football game. The students did great and had a wonderful time!

Knight Grant
Congratulations Ms. Menard!
Ms. Menard, 6th grade science teacher, was awarded funds for a grant she wrote this past summer from Duke Energy. The money is for a garden that 6th grade students will use to create different investigations aimed at protecting our environment.

Ms. Menard holding the grant check from Duke Energy

Ms. Wood, assistant principal; Ms. Menard, 6th grade science teacher; and Dr. Smouse, science coach

Spanish Knight
Ms. Oms brings a Mexican tradition to life . . .
Ms. Oms is a LNMS Spanish teacher that adds creativity to her lessons when teaching the different traditions of Hispanic countries. In the photo, she is painted for the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos holiday celebrated throughout Mexico which was developed from ancient traditions among it's pre-Columbian cultures.

Skyward Family Access Usage: Parents & Students

The percentage of LNMS parents accessing the Skyward student information system dropped off again last week (from 6.8% to 6.3%) while . . .

. . . 92.8% of our Knight students successfully accessed the system over the same period of time.

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

Weekly Indicator
Oct. 4
(5 days)
Oct. 11
(5 days)
Oct. 17
(4 days)
Oct. 25
(5 days)
Nov. 1
(5 days)
Classroom visits by members of the administrative team
Total parent logins into the new Skyward Family Access system (includes multiple logins by the same parent/guardian)
Teacher attendance rate
On-time buses - mornings
On-time buses - afternoons
Library books circulated - 6th
Library books circulated - 7th
Library books circulated - 8th
Tutoring - Wed. 2nd/4th in the PM
Tutoring - Tues.
Tutoring - Thurs.
Tutoring - Sat. Lab

* Prepared courtesy of Mrs. Cheryl Wood, Assistant Principal.   
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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