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Monday, Oct. 19, 2020
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Mr. Rasmussen quizzed his students on the basic internal parts of a computer. He had the students to find parts such as the R.A.M., internal fan, clock battery, processer and then remove/set back into the motherboard. The students are working on personal and professional success in an information-based society.
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This week we welcomed back another group of students as they transferred over from the LaunchEd at-home learning option to the Face-to-Face on-campus learning option. They were all introduced to our continuing health & safety protocols now well in place to keep our Knights and staff safe. Thank you to these new students and their families for the cooperation during this first week back.

In our calendar you will find three special events this week: 1) student report cards will be released on Wednesday; 2) Unity Day also falls on Wednesday; and 3) on Friday we will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you have a student attending Lake Nona, please review their Quarter 1 grades with them as soon as possible keeping in mind our Learning Lab (please see below) for any of our Knights needed a little extra help. We would also appreciate everyone wearing something ORANGE on Wednesday as a visible support for Unity Day and Bullying Prevention Month. On Friday we will close out the week showing our Knight spirit and support for breast cancer awareness with everyone wearing something PINK.

Finally, I would like to say thank you to all of our Knights and faculty members that actively participated in our 2020 Hispanic Heritage Month events. Hispanic Heritage Month ended on Thursday and we have included some of our final highlights below.

Have a great week!

With Knight Pride,

Dr. Stephanie R. Jackson, Ed.D.
Principal
Lake Nona Middle School

Dates to Watch For

October 21 - Report Cards Go Home
October 21 - Unity Day - Wear Orange against bullying
October 23 - Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Wear Pink
October 26 - Red Ribbon Week - Wear Red on Monday
October 27 - Red Ribbon Week - Dress like a Twin
October 28 - Red Ribbon Week - Wacky Wednesday
October 29 - Ally Day - LGBTQ+ Awareness Month - Wear Rainbow
October 30 - Student Holiday

* Mondays - Curbside Meals (Mondays 4:40-6:00) in the bus loop


Quarter 1 Report Cards

Quarter 1 Report Cards will be available October 21, 2020. LaunchED learners can log into Skyward to review their grade report and Face-2-Face learners will receive a printed copy at school. Parents of LaunchED students, if you are in need of a printed copy please contact our front office at 407-858-5522.

Nemours COVID-19 test

The Nemours Children's Health System is fully offering the COVID-19 test to the Lake Nona community. They accept all major insurances and also Medicaid. For the uninsured, the visit starts at $60.00. They offer results in an hour for COVID-19.


Learning Lab
   

PTSA

NEW!! Mini Library
The Media Center has added a Mini Library in the hallway. Students are encouraged to grab a book to read and no need to return it.   
 
Media Center
 
Special Events
   
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Latinos in Action: Bullying Prevention Speaker Activity
On Friday, our LIA from Lake Nona had a Bullying Prevention Speaker activity with the participation of Mrs. Carol T. Kohn, Founder and President of the 10-8 Inservice organization.
 


Mrs. Kohn is the mother of three children; her first son, Sebastian, at his 14 years of age, took his life after being a victim of bullying at school. As a mother and law enforcement officer, she is committed to help other children and their families. Our students got a very insightful view of bullying consequences and awareness to implement as servant leaders of our school.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Staff & Teachers (Part 3)







Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia Winners: Week #5
6th Grade (f2f)
  1. Luke Hunter
  2. William Smit
  3. Gabriella Rosario Trevino
  4. Lara Moreira
  5. Alyssa Martinez
  6. Jack Morris
  7. Madison
  8. Kuntz
  9. Nikita Zakharchenko
  10. Evan Hayes
  11. Nicole Nunez
  12. Jezabel Da Silva
  13. Pietro Coutinho
  14. Isabella Sierra
  15. Luiza Hirai
  16. Claire Swisher
  17. Kiley Metzger
  18. Arianna Mejia
  19. Aviah Mortimer
  20. Angelica Osechas
6th Grade LE
  1. Samantha Urse
  2. Fernandeo Munoz
  3. Camila Rivas
  4. Eliette Loutfi
  5. Anna-Sophia Rodriguez
  6. Kara Wilson
  7. Maria Romero
  8. Anessa Caldwell
  9. Madison Hanchi
  10. Jayden Rosa
  11. Anikait Gollakoti
  12. Jordyn Neal
  13. Alynda Napoleon
  14. Maria Romero
  15. Deric Medina West
  16. Gavin Figueroa
  17. Camila Molina
  18. Isabella Abou
7th Grade (f2f)
  1. Carson Field
  2. Gregory Carmona
  3. Selem Morsy
  4. Marina Michelotti
  5. Taylor Hill
  6. Julia Carneiro
  7. Olivia Venezia
  8. Matthew Davis
  9. Marina Sanches
  10. Nicole Ramtahal
  11. Regina Martinez
  12. Madison Perez
  13. Abigail Brock
  14. Jocelyn Serra
  15. Maddie Dunn
7th LE
  1. Arianna Boodram
  2. Juhi Shah
  3. Adam Schade
  4. Neha Rejith
  5. Alex Powell
  6. Emyliana Bleckinger
  7. Isabella Cuervo
  8. Jatniel Cruz
  9. Izaiah Brown
  10. Anthony Kruegar
  11. Aaliyah Guillen
  12. Anna Wilson
  13. Victoria Barboza
  14. Eva Fajardo
  15. Rayshel Encomienda
8th Grade (f2f)
  1. Gabriela Vargas
  2. Amaya Macapinlac
  3. Giancarlo Montenegro
  4. Alden Fletcher
  5. Daniel Daboin
  6. Natalia Barrio
  7. Francisco Carciente
  8. Shantal Bastidas
8th Grade LE
  1. Shawn Jackson
  2. Julian Hernandez
  3. Stephen Lindsay
  4. Srijan Ganta
  5. Alany Rodriguez
  6. Arnol Santos
  7. Javier Marrero
  8. Warda Khan
Knight Clubs
Skyward Family Access Usage

1) This past week 88.7% of our Knights logged into the Skyward Family Access system, down from 92.3% in the prior week. (This past week was only a 4-day school week.)

2) This past week 8.6% of our parents/guardians logged into the Skyward Family Access system, down from 10.5% in the prior week.

* Note: Charts illustrate daily activity for this past week only.

Knight Vital Signs
Weekly indicators that directly or indirectly impact student achievement.

Success Indicator
Weekly Goal
(5 days)
Sept. 18
(5 days)
Sept. 25
(5 days)
Oct. 2
(5 days)
Oct. 9
(5 days)
Oct. 16
(4 days)
Classroom walk-throughs by members of the leadership team
80
90
92
93
159
68
Skyward: Parent logins
200
150
151
130
185
105
Skyward: Student logins
500
2,019
2,117
2,186
2,645
1,334
Teacher attendance
96%
98%
98%
99%
98%
NA
Tardy to school: 6th
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9
4
15
15
NA
Tardy to school: 7th
---
11
10
20
11
NA
Tardy to school: 8th
---
15
9
14
8
NA
Tardy to school: Total
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35
23
49
34
NA
Tardy to class: 6th
---
39
20
15
25
NA
Tardy to class: 7th
---
27
14
17
30
NA
Tardy to class: 8th
---
51
21
18
30
NA
Tardy to class:Total
---
127
55
50
85
NA
On time buses: AM
100%
NA
NA
NA
100%
95%
On time buses: PM
100%
NA
NA
NA
100%
95%
Students attending
remediation:






Learning Lab (T/Th)
---
100
46
NA
NA
NA
ESE Learning Lab (T/Th)
---
15
15
NA
NA
NA
ELL Learning Lab (T/Th)
---
38
26
NA
NA
NA
Saturday Learning Lab
---
32
38
NA
NA
NA
ESE Saturday Learning Lab
---
4
8
NA
NA
NA
ESOL Saturday
Learning Lab
---
12
16
NA
NA
NA
Total
---
201
149
NA
NA
NA
Restorative Justice
---
---
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2
5
NA

Credit: Assistant Principal Wood and staff

Monday's Motivational Moment!

In this week's edition, you will find information from our wonderful PTSA. At Lake Nona, the PTSA has stepped forward every year to support our students and their teachers. However, in order to do that, they need a little help from our school community (membership is only $10.00 per school year). We thought this folktale might help to illustrate what can be accomplished when everyone chips in. Have a wonderful week!
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Stone Soup
There was once a man who had been traveling for a long time. Having run out of food, he was weary and hungry from his journey. When he came upon a small village, he thought, "Maybe someone could share some food."

When the man knocked at the first house, he asked the woman who answered, "Could you spare a bit of food? I've traveled a long way and am very hungry." "I'm sorry, but I have nothing to give you," the woman replied.

So the traveler went to the next door and asked again. The answer was the same. He went from door to door and each time he was turned away. Not one of the villagers were willing to oblige the man as times were tough and no one had much to spare.

But then one villager said, "All I have is some water." "Thank you," the traveler said smiling gratefully, "We can make some soup from that water. We can make stone soup."

He asked the man for a cooking pot and started building a small fire. As the water started to boil, a passing villager stopped and asked him what he was doing. "I'm making stone soup," the traveler replied. "Would you like to join me?" The curious villager agreed.

"First, we must add a special stone," said the traveler. "One with magic in it." He reached into his knapsack and carefully unwrapped a special stone he'd been carrying with him for many years. Then he put it in the simmering pot.

Soon people from the village heard about this strange man who was making soup from a stone. They started gathering around the fire, asking questions. "What does your stone soup taste like?" asked one of the villagers. "Well, it would be better with a few onions," the traveler admitted. "Oh, I have some onions," he replied.

Another villager said, "I could bring a few carrots." Someone else offered, "We still have some potatoes in our garden. I'll go get them."

One by one, each villager brought something to add to the pot. What had started as just some water and a magic stone, had now become a delicious soup, enough to feed the whole village. The traveler and the villagers sat down together to enjoy their feast, and the miracle they'd help to create.  
WE APPRECIATE OUR PTSA!
Dr. Jackson, Principal
Lake Nona Middle School
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Leadership Team

Principal: Dr. Stephanie Jackson, Ed.D. stephanie.jackson3@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Damian Rosado damian.rosado@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Cheryl Wood cheryl.wood@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Brandi Cain brandi.cain@ocps.net
8th Grade Administrative Dean: Steven Berson steven.berson@ocps.net
6th and 7th Grade Administrative Dean: Chenia Thate chenia.thate@ocps.net
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