The Kingdom's Chronicle. 

Monday, August 5, 2019

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  Incoming sixth grade Knights had time on campus this summer to help them prepare for day one of school of on August 12th and beyond (story below).

Lake Nona PTSA     
 Please support our PTSA in 2019-2020 and note that the first monthly meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14th.

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Lake Nona Middle School

This is the final chapter to our short summer series of The Kingdom's Chronicle. We now turn into the last week of the summer break looking forward to both Meet the Teacher events (please see the schedule below for both dates as they do vary by grade level). This week is also "preplanning" for all of the teachers. Our educators arrive back on campus Monday morning as they will be preparing their classrooms and attending group functions in the last steps for a successful open to the new school year on Monday, August 12th.

As for this update, you will find some important back-to-school information below which includes key dates and times. Please take care to note any of these items that directly affect your child. We want all of our Knights set for a terrific start one week from Monday!

All of the teachers, support staff, and our leadership team are looking forward to seeing our Knight families at Meet the Teacher. Have a good Monday and I hope to see you this week!

With Knight Pride,

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

Meet the Teacher
Please note grade level days vary.

Dates To Watch For

August 2-6 - Back to School Sales Tax Holiday
August 6 - 6th Grade Meet the Teacher Night - 4:00-6:00 PM
August 7 - 6th Grade Device Distribution
August 7 - Make-Ups Device Distribution - 2:00-5:00 PM
August 8 - 7th and 8th Grade Meet the Teacher Night - 4:00-6:00 PM
August 12 - First Day of School
August 13 - SAC Meeting - Media Center - 5:00-7:00 PM
August 14 - PTSA Meeting - Media Center - 5:00-6:00 PM
August 14 - Soccer Night/Informational Meeting
August 20 - Picture Day August 20 - Parent Technology Night - Time TBA
August 22 - Beginning Band Instrument Tryout Night - 5:00-7:00 PM
August 22 - Chorus Parent Meeting - 5:00-6:30 PM
August 28 - Soccer vs. Innovation MS (Home) - 5:00-7:00 PM
September 24 - 6th Grade Open House
September 26 - 7th and 8th Grade Open House

Learning to be a Knight!

Summer is the perfect time to advance every child's learning in a fun and engaging environment. LNMS offered a number of programs for students this summer as enrichment opportunities. As an example, this summer new 6th grade students attended a transition day to their home zoned middle school. Students participated in activities to orient them to LNMS so they will be successful on their first day. Thank you Ms. Holman and Ms. Alberti!

Knight Vital Signs

Credit: Mrs. Cheryl Wood, Assistant Principal

Knight Planner

A student planner is given to each student in order to create organization and better communication (below is the front cover picture of the 2019-2020 LNMS planner). Student planners provide an easy and creative method of taking note of their commitments and deadlines. Most often students get confused and frazzled with having to keep up and plan for their many classes, assignments, test dates and so forth. Using these planners, students are able to take full responsibility and accountability to complete their work. 

Knight Bells

Knights, be sure to take a moment and review our bell schedule. Students should not be dropped off on campus earlier than 9:00 am unless they are registered for the Before School All-Stars Program.

Before and After-School Program


OCPS is now transitioning over to Skyward from ProgressBook. This school year, all OCPS campuses will be moving from what our parents, students and teachers know as "ProgressBook" to a new platform called "Skyward." The information below was provided by our district leads on what to expect in the coming months as we roll out this new program. 

* Please click here to see what the screens will look like.

Knight Soccer
2019-2020 Schedule & Tryouts

7th Grade Immunizations

PE Uniform and Optional Lock Rental Information

To purchase the school's PE uniform of $20.00 is made easy to you by having two options. In addition to paying cash you can go online and pay with a credit card and have your student pick up the uniform during class. The uniform consists of a top and bottom that is required for class and will be worn every day.

The two ways you can purchase your uniform is to send cash to school with your student to purchase during class or to go online at found on our school website and use your credit card. If you choose a credit card, the student will pick up the uniform during PE class. As soon as the payment is completed online and the daily print out of updated online payments is processed, we will then give your student their PE uniform. Please give up to 24 hours to be updated. The deadline for online purchasing is August 16th. After this, students may still purchase PE uniforms during PE class through their PE teachers.

Lock rental is to be paid in cash only during class and not through school pay as we sell out quickly. Locker rental is not required, but strongly encouraged. Locker rentals are $10.00. This fee covers the locker for the entire school year. Lock is already included in this fee.

We do not accept checks!

Encouraged tip: The purchasing of additional PE uniforms is a very good idea. Keeping one uniform at school while the other is being washed at home ensures your student is forever ready for class which is a significant part of their grade.

A Steadfast Partner Returns for 2019-2020 . . . Thank You!

Monday's Motivational Moment
Please support our PTSA this school year!


If you want happiness for an hour -
take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day -
go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month -
seek popularity.  
If you want happiness for a year -
inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime -
help others.
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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