The Kingdom's Chronicle
Lake Nona Middle School, Orlando, FL
We are Proud of our LNMS Veterans!
Leadership. Integrity, Commitment. These are just a few of the skills that our military veterans develop during their years of service to our country. They are also the skills that our greatest teachers exemplify in the classroom every day. More than 115,000 military veterans have made their way to the classroom as teachers for their follow on career after military service.
Nurse Acevedo
Thank you United States Marine Corps Sergeant Elvia (Acevedo) Rivera for your service (active duty 2005-2012). Our LNMS school nurse served during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom post 9/11.
Omayra Cordova - Front Desk
  • United States Air Force
  • Served from 1996-2001
  • Rank of Senior Airman
Dr. Corydon Strawser, M.Ed., Ed.D.
PLTW Teacher, Coding and Cybersecurity Sponsor

  • Commander Strawser - U.S. Navy
  • Aviator
  • Served from 1979 to 2004
  • Picture below from the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga
SAC Meeting
The next SAC meeting will be Face-to-Face (F2F) November 10th in the Media Center at 5:30 PM. Please remember to wear a mask and observe social distancing. The agenda and October minutes will be available in paper form along with the sign-in sheet at the meeting.
Important Form for LNMS Parents
REQUIRED PARENT CONSENT PAPERWORK
Please select one of the blue links below (3 language options are given) to complete important paperwork which LNMS must have on file. Once you are done, it is a simple two-step process to turn in the form.

1. Once you have completed the digital consent form, you should Click Print - then "Save as PDF." This saves the completed form to your desktop or files.

2. After you have saved the form, then complete the Google form link (the last link below in green) to upload the saved document. Thank you - this is important documentation that applies to all Lake Nona parents.





** Students who turn in the form before November 11th to Lake Nona's Administrative Dean, Ms. Thate, will be entered into a drawing to win a free Jeremiah's Ice. YUM!! 
Principal's Honor Roll
Dr. Jackson recognized all students that made straight A’s for their outstanding scholastic achievement in a single quarter with a personalized certificate. She encouraged students to always do their very best!
Above: Dr. Jackson stands next to one of our Knights who is proudly holding up his Quarter 1 Principal's Honor Roll Achievement Certificate this past week.
6th Grade Honor Roll Students
7th Grade Honor Roll Students
8th Grade Honor Roll Students
Civics in Action
Our Royal Team put on a mock election in honor of this year’s historic Presidential Election. As seen below, the classroom voting station had a private place to vote, a ballot with choices and a place to securely place their vote.
Picture Day
Learning Lab
Teach-In 2020
Each November, in celebration of American Education Week, the Foundation brings business and civic leaders into the classroom - in a fun and engaging way - to talk with students about academics, careers, and the future.

We are looking for people to participate in Lake Nona Middle School’s Teach In Event on November 18th! This program is designed to give students an insight into different careers. We would like for you to be a teacher for the day and share your career/hobby/interest with our middle school students.

Due to Covid -19 you will need to present virtually or create a pre-recorded presentation about your career. Please contact steven.berson@ocps.net if you are able to participate. Thank you!!
Knight Artists offer their Perspectives . . .
2D Art with Ms. Clermont
Ants are such amazing creatures - so small, but so powerful! This project in Ms. Clermont’s 2D Art Class, had students thinking about the viewpoint and adventures of an ant or a giant.
Candela Ruscica - "An Ant's Life"
Candela Ruscica - "Drawing of a Giant"
Brianna Santana Padilla - "Ant Life"
Brianna Santana Padilla - "Hurt Giant"
Eduardo Velazquez Rios - "Ant in the Tall Grass"
Daniela Parra Maldonado - "It's a Giant"
Media Minutes
The media center has begun opening in the mornings for students!  Students are able to come up beginning at 9 am. While we are limited to a smaller number of students being able to visit, students are able to browse and check out books. They are able to read, study, or do homework while they are with us. We would love to see more students visiting us!
The SSYRA Reward Card Program is also underway. Students can read the SSYRA (Sunshine State Young Readers Award) books for grades 6-8. Once they complete the book, there is a multiple choice test available to them on the Student Body Course in Canvas. Students do need to email Ms. Powers to request the access code. Once they have passed three tests, they receive their Reward Card and their first item of choice. As they progress through more titles, more prizes are distributed. We have several students who have already earned their cards! Congratulations to the following readers:
6th Graders:
  • Madelyn Berry
  • Abigail Kirkland
  • Alyssa Martinez
7th Graders: 
  • Lovisa Armstrong
  • Jatniel Cruz
  • Andrew Gage
The LNMS Media Center receives new books monthly. Check out our new book display!
Students can access the library collection by going through their OCPS Launchpad. In the Library Research Tools Folder, Follett Destiny is where our ebooks and physical books can be located. Physical books can be requested by LaunchEd students by completing the Google Form in the Student Body Course in Canvas. And the over 250 available ebooks can be easily checked out and read on their laptops!
Microaggressions Video Trivia Winners
Skyward Family Access Usage
1) This past week 90.3% of our Knights accessed Skyward, up from 87.7% in the preceding week and also up from 89.1% two week prior.
2) Only 6.1%% of LNMS' parents/guardians checked student activity on Skyward last week. This compares with 7.9% in the preceding week and 11.0% two weeks ago.
Knight Vital Signs
Credit: Weekly success indicators compiled by Asst. Principal Wood and staff.
Leadership Team
Administrators
13700 Narcoossee Road
Orlando, FL 32832
Phone 407-858-5522
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