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Monday, Oct. 5, 2020
 
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Dr. Strawser's Exploration of Robotics Technology and Career Planning scholars had a survival challenge! Imagine that the year is 2201. The Earth as we know it no longer exists. Through a catastrophic event, the human race has nearly ceased to exist. A multi-discipline group has survived and needs to rebuild our civilization using only recycled materials that can be scavenged from the existing environment, Task 1 is to build a vehicle to take them over rough terrain to search for other survivors.
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As I mentioned in this space one week ago, our teachers have all been working hard in preparing for our upcoming Virtual Open House on Tuesday, October 6. In this issue you will find details on the event which opens with our Pre-Open House from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM on Tuesday. If you have a student at Lake Nona, I strongly encourage you to carve out the time Tuesday evening to participate. This has always been a very important event each school year and we have been working to make it as helpful as possible online. I am certain you will find it quite beneficial and it will be a wonderful opportunity to interact with our amazing faculty while learning more about your student's curriculum and Lake Nona's extracurricular activities.

In this edition you will also find updated information as it relates to our Learning Labs which are offered on three different days of the week. Please look it over closely as this is something I would like to see our Knights take advantage of whenever they need extra help.

I hope this finds your October off to a great start! Thank you for looking over this latest issue and, as always, thank you for your continued patience and support.

With Knight Pride,

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

Virtual SAC Meeting
School Advisory Council
When: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM

* New SAC Members need to email Assistant Principal Cheryl Wood for Zoom password
Dates to Watch For

September 15 to October 15 - National Hispanic Heritage Month
October 6 - Virtual Open House - 6:00-7:30 PM
October 7 - Hearing Screening - 6th Grade Only (F2F)
October 9 - End of Quarter 1
October 12 - Student Holiday
October 13 - Begin Second Marking Period
October 13 - SAC Meeting - Virtual - 5:30 PM
October 30 - Student Holiday

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

Please remember the last day for our Online Book Fair is Sunday, October 11. We are into October already and the holidays will be here before we know it. Books make great gifts! Please view some of the book titles here. Orders will ship within 3-5 days of being placed, and shipping is free for orders over $25. There are thousands of books to choose from in all reading and interest levels.

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NEXT TUESDAY OCT. 6! Virtual Open House
Knight Vital Signs
Credit: Asst. Principal Wood and staff.
 
Knight Recognition!
Friday, October 2 - National Custodian Day
We love this day at Lake Nona, National Custodian Day, which rolls around every October 2! It recognizes the hard work that it takes to keep our public facilities in tip-top shape as well as the people who diligently work to make sure we have schools and workplaces that are spotless and sanitary.
Thank you to our wonderful Lake Nona custodial team for keep the campus safe and clean every day!

Guidance Counseling Corner
NEW!!
The Guidance Counseling Corner is a space for both Face-to-Face and LaunchEd students to reach out to their school counselors. Students can make appointments to meet with their counselors via the Google form on the Home page. The course was just released this past Friday, October 2, 2020.

* Students, make sure to accept the invitation at the top of your Canvas Dashboard.

Special Events

 
Hispanic Heritage Month: Staff & Teachers (Part 1)





 
Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia Winners: Week #3
6th grade (f2f)
  1. Ella Soloman
  2. Kiana Suazo
  3. Angelicfa Osechas
  4. Skylar Metal
  5. Bianca Anderson
  6. Beatrice Hubner
  7. Madison Gill
  8. Shaneth Chourio
  9. Alejandra Mundo
  10. 1Emily Leca Daher
  11. 1Emma Nguyen
  12. Paeton Wheeler
  13. Paula Wheeler
  14. Paula Ramirez
  15. Carter Gray Eli Martin
  16. Nicholas Jasiewicz
  17. Nduwueze Chinaka (ND)
  18. Izabella Neves
6th grade (LE)
  1. Niran Jeter
  2. Dalyan Casstro Moreno
  3. Luciano Leone
  4. Alexander Mossetty
  5. Isabella Abou
  6. Alyssa Martinez
  7. Fernando Munoz
  8. Samuel Iranusquin
  9. Verlmari Sanchez
  10. Maria Romero
  11. Jade Allen
  12. Gavin Figueroa
  13. Kiana Suazo


7th grade (f2f)
  1. Thalianie Fuentes
  2. Milena Cherian
  3. Neelah Williams
  4. Ismail Kayabas
  5. Tristin Starnes
  6. Ana Baez
  7. Kesley Le
  8. Colton Asher
  9. Giana Tullo
  10. Salome Lopez
  11. Sienna Queckboerner
  12. Gilianys Cintron
  13. Selem Morsy
  14. Cesar Hernandez
  15. Genesis Lopez
  16. Matthew Davis
  17. Anthony Krueger
7th grade (LE)
  1. Eva Fajardo
  2. Salma Sifuentes
  3. Gabriella Valiero
  4. Emyliana Bleckinger
  5. Arianna Boodram
  6. Arantza Lozada
  7. Jaelyn Garcia
  8. Jason Irizarry
  9. Mariana Cordero
  10. Ethan Wu
  11. Neha Rejith
  12. Aaliyah Guillen
  13. Nathaniel Dilts
  14. Vinny Tran
  15. Keniel Laboy Rodriguez
  16. Anthony Krueger

8th grade (f2f)
  1. Daniel Cain
  2. Alden Fletcher
  3. Andrea Mejias
  4. Aubrey Sutphin
  5. Caroline Sette
  6. Delaney Jagnow
  7. Kate Badik
  8. Vanessa Molina
  9. Joshua Warren
  10. Emily Wrzesinski
  11. Katina Garcia
  12. Shantal Bastidas
  13. Valeria Hoyos
  14. Laila Soloman
  15. Valery Castano
  16. Luis Soto
  17. Alexandra Drauer
  18. Ana Sofia Hubner
8th grade (LE)
  1. Amaya Macapinlac
  2. Chaitanya Rana
  3. Alex Boulos
  4. Alany Rodriguez
  5. Krish Kapoor
  6. Javier Marrero
  7. Joshua Crespo
  8. Brandon Seecharan
  9. Lindsey Conesa Cedeno
  10. Lizanelie Rivera
  11. Maya Mondesir
  12. Srijan Ganta
  13. Maribel Sanchez
  14. Luke Gund
  15. Ashlynn Bond
  16. Maya Mondesir


Knight Curriculum Highlight
"Project Lead the Way" with Dr. Strawser
In this challenge, Dr. Strawser's 6th graders had to solve the challenge of cleaning up a mini oil spill using materials similar to the ones used by petroleum and chemical engineers.

Knight Virtual Clubs (Part 4)
**** All club slides like these and other clubs are viewed during lunch ****




Skyward Family Access Usage

1) This past week 90.7% of our Knights logged into the Skyward Family Access system, down from 91.1% in the prior week.

2) This past week 10.1% of our parents/guardians logged into the Skyward Family Access system, down from 11.5% 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. 4
(5 days)
Sept. 11
(4 days)
Sept. 18
(5 days)
Sept. 25
(5 days)
Oct. 2
(5 days)
Classroom walk-throughs by members of the leadership team
80
98
188
90
92
92
Skyward: Parent logins
200
158
124
150
151
130
Skyward: Student logins
500
2,717
1,754
2,019
2,117
2,186
Teacher attendance
96%
99%
99%
98%
98%
99%
Tardy to school: 6th
---
10
6
9
4
15
Tardy to school: 7th
---
7
8
11
10
20
Tardy to school: 8th
---
15
10
15
9
14
Tardy to school: Total
---
32
24
35
23
49
Tardy to class: 6th
---
40
34
39
20
15
Tardy to class: 7th
---
25
20
27
14
17
Tardy to class: 8th
---
52
47
51
21
18
Tardy to class:Total
---
117
101
127
55
50
On time buses: AM
100%
95%
95%
NA
NA
NA
On time buses: PM
100%
95%
95%
NA
NA
NA
Students attending
remediation:






Learning Lab (T/Th)
---
---
42
100
46
NA
ESE Learning Lab (T/Th)
---
---
2
15
15
NA
ELL Learning Lab (T/Th)
---
---
9
38
26
NA
Saturday Learning Lab
---
---
---
32
38
NA
ESE Saturday Learning Lab
---
---
---
4
8
NA
ESOL Saturday
Learning Lab
---
---
---
12
16
NA
Total
---
---
53
201
149
NA

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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