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Monday, October 21, 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Congratulations to our Custodial staff! Our Knights have done it again!! It's a pleasure to inform you that LNMS has received the 5 Star Award for school cleanliness two years in a row.

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Lake Nona Middle School

Monday morning we begin the second nine-week quarter of the 2019-2020 school year. This is a significant event as for those of our Knights that are achieving in the classrooms and are already on a path to success, they have one quarter behind them with momentum. However, for those Knights that are not quite yet where they could be, Monday represents a chance to start anew. For these students I strongly urge them to start taking advantage of our after-school tutoring, the Wednesday enrichment school program, or our Saturday enrichment program this week. The time is now in that so much of the educational process is cumulative. We don't want any student to fall further behind as all students will have to sit for the FLDOE state assessments next spring. In many ways, this second nine-week quarter is the most important one of the four. So, if you have a student that needs some extra help, please encourage them to get involved in one of these free tutoring opportunities right away.

Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month, has been recognized in the United States since 2011. This year Unity Day is Wednesday, October 23 and I hope all of our Knights will wear orange to school this coming Wednesday as a message of support.

Finally, good luck to our Knight volleyball teams as on Wednesday they kick off the 2019 volleyball season at home vs. rival Innovation Middle School at 5:00 p.m. (girls play first followed by the boys team around 6:00 p.m.). Please see the special message below by Coach Vazquez and come on out to cheer on the Knights. A good turnout at home games, especially vs. Innovation, does much to inspire our young student-athletes and their coaches plus the matches can be a lot of fun for the whole family.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone back on campus Monday morning for a successful on-time start to the new quarter. Make it a great week Knights!

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

October 21 - Beginning 2nd Marking Period
October 23 - Volleyball - Innovation ( SEASON OPENER - HOME) - 5:00 PM (Girls play first)
October 23 - PTSA Spirit Day at Chipotle ( All day, please mention LNMS when you order as a percentage of the check is donated back to our PTSA).
October 25 - CRU Club Banana Split Event - 4:00-5:15 PM
October 29 - Orchestra Concert - Cafeteria - 7:00-8:00 PM
October 28 - Volleyball - Meadow Woods (Away)
October 28 - Report Cards for 1st Quarter
October 30 - Volleyball - Hunter's Creek (Away)
November 1 - PTSA School Dance - Cafeteria - 6:00-8:30 PM (below)
November 2 - OCPS Parent Academy - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - "This is Us: Our Family, Our School, Our Community" - Details
November 3 - End of Daylight Savings Time - Set Clocks Back 1 Hour
November 5 - SAC - Media Center - 5:30 PM
November 6 - Volleyball - Westridge - (Away)
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

Knight in the Spotlight!
Jacob Cantrell, LNMS Royals Team Member

Our Royal student, Jacob Cantrell, bowled again in competition this past Saturday. We are so proud of Jacob earning a 2nd place. A big thank you to Coach Schenker for her dedication to our students and to the Special Olympics program.

Knight Vital Signs

Credit: Ms. Sharon Powers (Media Specialist); Mrs. Cheryl Wood (Asst. Principal)

Knight Diversity
On Tuesday, October 15th, staff and students celebrated the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month by wearing the traditional attire of their country.
From September 15 to October 15, we celebrated the rich diversity of Hispanic and Latino population of our school. Thanks to all who participated in the Hispanic Heritage Month activities!

Maribel and Yarianis

Carol Tibbs

Jose Gonzalez

LNMS Teachers

Maribel, Yarianis, and students on the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month '19

Knight Athletics
Volleyball season opens this Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00 pm.

It is my pleasure to present the 14 players that we have chosen for our Lake Nona Middle School girls volleyball team. These ladies worked hard during 4 days of tryouts, along with 86 other students that also tried out.

We will be practicing Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 9:00am should you want to come and check out our amazing volleyball players as they get ready for what will be a very competitive season. I look forward to seeing everyone next Wednesday, October 23rd  for our season opener and first home game against Innovation Middle School (girls play at 5:00pm, followed by the boys at around 6:00pm).

2019 Girls Volleyball Team:
  • Amrah Desimone
  • Asia Rogers
  • Fabiola Rivera
  • Genesis Correa
  • Jarielys Giraud
  • Kamyla Vega
  • Madison Villanueva
  • Payton Starnes
  • Isabella Hanchi
  • Daniela Colon
  • Jannelize Perez
  • Jayden Warhen
  • Maya Misra
  • Jocelyn Serra
Thank you all for your support this Wednesday vs. Innovation!

~ Luis J. Vazquez, 7th Grade P.E. Teacher, Girls Head Volleyball Coach

Valencia College Horizon Scholars Program
School Choice

Stranger Things Knight Dance & Dinner

Skyward Family Access Usage: Parents & Students

The percentage of LNMS parents accessing the Skyward student information system fell off last week (from 9.7% to 8.2%) while . . .

. . . 95.5% of our Knight students successfully accessed the system over the same week.

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

Weekly Indicator
Sept. 20
(5 days)
Sept. 27
(5 days)
Oct. 4
(5 days)
Oct. 11
(5 days)
Oct. 17
(4 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.   
Monday's Motivational Moment


Investor's Business Daily, the #2 business paper behind The Wall Street Journal, has spent years analyzing leaders and successful people in all walks of life. Most have 10 traits that, when combined, can turn dreams into reality.

This Monday we start the second nine-week quarter of 2019-2020; possibly the most important quarter of the year in terms of academic momentum. We are running this to help our Knights surge into these next nine weeks starting with #1 at the very top of the list.

1 HOW YOU THINK IS EVERYTHING: Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Beware of a negative environment.

2 DECIDE UPON YOUR TRUE DREAMS AND GOALS: Write down your specific goals and develop a plan to reach them.

3 TAKE ACTION: Goals are nothing without action. Don't be afraid to get started. Just do it.

4 NEVER STOP LEARNING: Go back to school or read books. Get training and acquire skills.

5 BE PERSISTENT AND WORK HARD: Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Never give up.

6 LEARN TO ANALYZE DETAILS: Get all the facts, all the input. Learn from your mistakes.

7 FOCUS YOUR TIME AND MONEY: Don't let other people or things distract you.

8 DON'T BE AFRAID TO INNOVATE; BE DIFFERENT: Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity.

9 DEAL AND COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE EFFECTIVELY: No person is an island. Learn to understand and motivate others.

10 BE HONEST AND DEPENDABLE; TAKE RESPONSIBILITY: Otherwise, Nos. 1-9 won't matter.

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I am looking forward to seeing all of our Knights back on campus Monday morning for a successful start to the new quarter!
Mrs. Jackson, Proud Principal
Lake Nona Middle School
Sunday, October 20, 2019

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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