The Kingdom's Chronicle. 

Monday, Sept. 2, 2019

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Our Knights enjoying their lunch one day last week while a PowerPoint slide show runs highlighting the many clubs and organizations available at LNMS as part of CLUB Rush Week '19 (story below).

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There is no school on Monday, September 2 in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. There is also no school on Tuesday, September 3 due to Hurricane Dorian. OCPS is monitoring the situation very closely and posts updates to the website for our families - OCPS Hurricane Dorian updates.

We enjoyed a successful CLUB Rush this past week (highlights below). If you have a student attending Lake Nona this year, please encourage them to get involved in one of our many clubs, organizations, or sports teams at some point. It's a terrific way to make friends and broaden their middle school experience.

Again, please be sure to check the OCPS website for the latest with respect to Hurricane Dorian and its impact on this school week. I hope you and your family remains safe and can enjoy the Labor Day holiday.

With Knight Pride,

Stephanie R. Jackson, M. Ed.
Lake Nona Middle School

This Monday, September 2, 2019, marks the 125th celebration of Labor Day as a national holiday in the United States - an anniversary the U.S. Department of Labor celebrated with a ceremony at its Washington, D.C., headquarters this week.
Dates To Watch For

September 2 - Labor Day Holiday - No School
September 3 - SAC - Media Center - 5:30 PM - Canceled
September 3 - All OCPS Schools Closed - Hurricane Dorian
September 4 - Soccer vs. Meadow Woods - Away
September 9 - Soccer vs. Westridge - Away
September 5 - Soccer vs. Hunter Creek - Away
September 11 - Wednesday Remediation Day - 
September 11 - Soccer vs. Freedom - Home
September 11 - PTSA - Media Center - 5:00 PM
September 13 - Deadline for Student Essays - Annual Governor's Hispanic Heritage Month Contest (winners receive 4-year college scholarships) 
September 16 - Soccer - South  Creek - Home
September 17 - Tutoring After School
September 18 - Soccer vs. Walker - Away
September 19 - Tutoring After School
September 23 - Soccer Playoffs - TBD
September 24 - 6th Grade Open House
September 26 - 7th and 8th Grade Open House
Our soccer teams opened up the season last week vs. rival Innovation Middle School

Knight Clubs
CLUB Rush Week '19

The students were able to explore all of the different clubs and organizations they could get involved with at LNMS. Each club/organization created a tri-fold poster about the fun activities and responsibilities the member will experience during the school year. There was a slide show presentation about each club and organization during lunch in the cafeteria (pictured very top of this issue). The sponsors will next contact students that have signed up and will announce the first meeting.
Sponsor: Ms. Menard
First meeting: Thursday, September 5 

Sponsor: Mrs. Smith O'Malley
First meeting: Thursday, September 5 

Sponsor: Ms. Fountaine
First meeting: Thursday, September 12  

Lake Nona Middle Clubs, Organizations & Sports

Knight History Careers Activity
Snapshots of "rigor in the classroom" with Mrs. Jaquez and Ms. Sobanski 

Students in Mrs. Jaquez and Ms. Sobanski's classes participated in a "mystery bag" activity where students had to use clues within to decide which of four history careers was being described - paleontologist, archaeologist, historian, and anthropologist. Then as an extension activity: students became paleontologists and got to dig around in the sand to find pieces of dinosaur bones that needed to be assembled.

Knight Soccer
Lake Nona vs. Innovation Recap 
Lake Nona Soccer kicked off their season opener last Wednesday evening against Innovation. The Lady Knights shutout the Phoenixes, defeating them 2-0. For the third consecutive year, Innovation has yet to defeat our Lady Knights in soccer. Great performance ladies! Goals for our Lady Knights were scored by returners Madeline Oehlers and Chloe Le.

Our boys soccer team suffered a devastating loss against a tough Innovation team. This game could have easily went either way. At the end of overtime the score was tied at 1-1 and the game came down to penalty kicks where the Phoenixes outscored the Knights 5-4 .
We had a great crowd for the season opener. A big thank you to all of the fans who came out to show our teams support. We are looking forward to an amazing soccer season led by our outstanding Coaches, Stoeckigt and Jones.   
Pending on hurricane weather, next week our teams are scheduled to play away at Meadow Woods on Wednesday and Hunter's Creek on Thursday. We wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.
~ Coach Hernandez, Athletic Director 
Boys Soccer 
The 2019 boys soccer team has great talent and skill. However, their placement on the team will largely depend on their behavior in general as well as consistency in their academic work.

Boys soccer team on the sideline vs. Innovation Middle School (Aug. 28, 2019)

  • Alfredo Reichenpfader
  • Andrew Rojas
  • Anthony Valverde
  • Brendan Mikuliza
  • Christian Sanclemente
  • Diego Tarazona
  • Dionel Cruz
  • Eduardo Abraham
  • Esteban Zuluaga
  • Felipe Yoshida
  • Franco Montes
  • George Loutfi
  • Guillerme German
  • Harold Baerga
  • Javier Ortega
  • Jaydin Shah
  • Jose Rodriguez
  • Luis Zetola
  • Luiz Muraro
  • Matteo Calderon
  • Matthew Cardoso
  • Michael Madueme
  • Nicolas Oksman
  • Pedro Nunez
  • Ricardo Romero
  • Robert Oskarson
  • Santiago Guedez
  • Tomas Esteva
  • Tulio Herrera
We look forward to your support at the games with our first game behind us and our second game is scheduled for this week against vs. the Stallions of Meadow Woods Middle School.

Girls Soccer Defeats Innovation Middle School 2-0


Skyward Family Access

Parent Concern Form  
A parent whose information is correct in Skyward (in the appropriate fields) should not see the Registration Code box. They should be prompted to enter a one-time password which will be sent to them by email or phone. If they are prompted for a Registration Code, something is wrong in Skyward, either an email address or primary phone number.

When information is added or updated in Skyward, it will take 24-48 hours to activate parent registration in the Parent Portal.

If you are having trouble with the above referenced issue, please fill out the Parent Access Concern Form below and return to the LNMS front desk or email to


Last Week's System Usage by LNMS Families

State of the Schools Address

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

The table below is only a partial list of those success indicators that we will share with the community during this school year. However, we wanted our families to see some of these metrics as soon as they became available. This list will be expanded to include other key weekly indicators such as student attendance, tardies, after-school tutoring participation, etc.

Weekly Indicator
Week ended Aug. 23
Week ended Aug. 30
Classroom visits by members of the administrative team
Parent logins into the new Skyward Family Access system
Teacher attendance rate
On-time buses - mornings
On-time buses - afternoons
Library books circulated - 6th
Library books circulated - 7th
Library books circulated - 8th

* Prepared courtesy of Mrs. Cheryl Wood, Assistant Principal

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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