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Monday, Oct. 26, 2020
 
Pictured very top and below:
Last Friday's PINK OUT DAY in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
 
(Any pictures of the students without masks in this week's issue were taken while they were eating lunch when they are all properly social distanced at their tables.)
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October has been "Awareness Month" at Lake Nona Middle School. This past week we held two special days in support of anti-bullying and breast cancer awareness: UNITY DAY and PINK OUT DAY. We had excellent participation and I want to thank all of our Knights, our teachers, and the staff that participated. I think you will enjoy some of the pictures which capture the spirit from both days!

Regular readers of The Kingdom's Chronicle have seen wonderful stories all along of our students engaged in academic successes, serving others in the community, competing across four different sports, sharing their talents in art shows, on the stage, in tough music & chorus competitions, and much more. Lake Nona has amazing students! However, illegal drugs, underage drinking, misuse of prescription drugs and other behaviors along these lines can ruin the successes our students have worked so hard to achieve. Red Ribbon Week represents a few days set out each year to bring these important issues to the fore and I hope all of our parents & guardians will support our educational efforts here over the days ahead.

Finally, this will only be a four-day week for students as Friday, October 30 is a Teacher Professional Day. Classes will resume as usual the following Monday.
Make it a great Red Ribbon Week Knights!

With Knight Pride,

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

One of our 6th grade Knights during her lunch on PINK OUT DAY this past Friday.

Dates to Watch For

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
November 1 - End of Daylight Savings Time, set clocks back 1 hour

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



Learning Lab Update
   
Unity Day - Anti Bullying
Unity Day Highlights!
To promote a more inclusive, kind, and accepting environment at Lake Nona Middle School, during lunch on Wednesday students were writing KIND words on Post-it's to add to our Kindness Board in the main foyer.

We would love to see our teachers and staff participate as well and add their own KIND Post-it. So far, 6th and 7th grades have done a wonderful job at adding KIND words!









 
WISDOM TO LIVE BY:
"Mister Rogers"
Fred Rogers On Success
There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.
Fred Rogers, TV personality and minister

Mark Twain On Kindness
Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and blind can see.
Mark Twain, writer

Morgan Freeman On Change
How do we change the world? Through random acts of kindness.
Morgan Freeman, Three time best actor Oscar nominee

Philo On Kindness
Be kind toward anyone you meet, because they are engaged in a great battle.
Philo of Alexandria, philosopher

PINK OUT DAY for Breast Cancer Awareness
About Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. There are about 1.38 million new cases and 458,000 deaths from breast cancer each year. Our students went pink for the day to show their support.
Above and immediately below: 8th grade Knights on PINK OUT DAY during their lunch period.
Community footnote: Any pictures of the students without masks in this week's issue were taken while they were eating lunch when they are all properly social distanced at their tables.


Just above, right, and below: 6th grade Knights during lunch on PINK OUT DAY.




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Knights in the Spotlight!


Hispanic Heritage Month: Staff & Teachers (Part 4)







Knight Clubs
Skyward Family Access Usage

1) This past week 89.1% of our Knights logged into the Skyward Family Access system, down from 88.7% in the prior week.

2) This past week 11.0% of our parents/guardians logged into the Skyward Family Access system, up from 8.6% in the prior week. (Grades were released on Wednesday, Oct. 21. which explains the spike in volume on that day.)

* 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. 25
(5 days)
Oct. 2
(5 days)
Oct. 9
(5 days)
Oct. 16
(4 days)
Oct. 23
(5 days)
Classroom walk-throughs by members of the leadership team
80
92
93
159
68
98
Skyward: Parent logins
200
151
130
185
105
112
Skyward: Student logins
500
2,117
2,186
2,645
1,334
1,751
Teacher attendance
96%
98%
99%
98%
99%
NA
Tardy to school: 6th
---
4
15
15
6
9
Tardy to school: 7th
---
10
20
11
12
10
Tardy to school: 8th
---
9
14
8
5
11
Tardy to school: Total
---
23
49
34
23
30
Tardy to class: 6th
---
20
15
25
20
15
Tardy to class: 7th
---
14
17
30
15
17
Tardy to class: 8th
---
21
18
30
20
18
Tardy to class:Total
---
55
50
85
55
50
On time buses: AM
100%
NA
NA
100%
95%
NA
On time buses: PM
100%
NA
NA
100%
95%
NA
Students attending
remediation:






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

Credit: Assistant Principal Wood and staff

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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