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Monday, Sept. 16, 2019

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Pictured very top:
LNMS boys choir playing a musical staff game this past week (note the set of five horizontal lines and four spaces on the floor). Please see the story on our boys choir below.

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On Monday we will be distributing student progress reports for the 1st quarter. If you have a student attending Lake Nona, please take the time to review your child's progress as soon as possible. As I have written in this space before, we offer an excellent free tutoring program to any of our Knights needing additional help, but they need to take advantage of it sooner vs. later as these weeks are already passing so quickly.

Speaking of weeks passing quickly, Monday is also our final home soccer game of the regular season. It you can, please come on out and cheer on the Knights as they face the Wildcats of South Creek Middle School. Go Knights!

Thank you for looking over this latest issue and best wishes for a successful week ahead.

With Knight Pride,

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

Knight Music

The LNMS boys choir has been invited to pilot a new music education program at Universal Studios on, Thursday, September 19th.

This program will provide a musical experience where students will learn how music of all forms, whether by voice or musical instruments, connects what we see with what we feel. They will also have the opportunity to work with Universal Studios producers and sound technicians to experience life as a working studio musician for movie making.

* Members of our boys choir are pictured in a classroom setting at the very top of this issue.

Dates To Watch For

September 15 - Start of Hispanic Heritage Month
September 16 - Soccer vs South Creek - HOME (last home game of the season)
September 16 - Progress Report Distribution
September 17 - Tutoring After School
September 18 - Soccer vs Walker - Away
September 19 - Tutoring After School
September 20-27 - Book Fair - Media Center
September 23 - Soccer vs Meadow Woods - Away
September 24 - 6th Grade Open House
September 25 - Soccer vs Hunter's Creek - Away
September 25 - Wednesday Remediation Day - After School
September 26 - 7th and 8th Grade Open House

Lady Knights after another victory; here vs. Freedom Middle last week. The girls' team is presently undefeated and will play their last home game of the regular season Monday afternoon.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Vital Signs
Monitoring Skyward Family Access Usage

Note: Less than 10% of LNMS parents/guardians accessed the Skyward Student Information System this past week.

Knight Sports
The last home game of the regular season is Monday against South Creek starting at 5:30pm. On Wednesday our Knights play away at Walker Middle School at 5pm.

Monday vs. Westridge
Both of our soccer teams traveled to Westridge last Monday for their second games of the season. With the ladies tremendous display of teamwork and ball movement they were able to set the tempo early on in the game. They defeated Westridge 4-0. Goals for the Lady Knights were scored by Madeline Oehlers, Angelina Munoz, Cynthia McCauley, and Pamela Abraham.

The second game of the night just did not go in our favor as our gentlemen lost a close one with a score of 1-0.

Wednesday vs. Freedom
The Lady Knights got a lead on Freedom early on in the game holding the score at 1-0 for much of it. However, things got interesting when Freedom tied the game with only minutes left in the second half. We went on to overtime where our Ladies Knights triumphed in penalty kicks. These ladies are currently tied for first place in the division, remaining undefeated. Keep up the good work!

Our gentlemen had a point to prove and were on a mission this game. After two devastating losses and knowing that another loss could mean they do not qualify for playoffs, they knew what was at stake. Within the first couple of minutes our gentlemen came out firing with intensity and looked like a completely different team than what we had seen in prior games.  After 5 minutes of play we had scored two goals against the defending County Champions. The first goal was scored by 8th grader Pedro Nunez with a nice assist coming from 6th grader Santiago Guedez. The second goal, less than a few minutes after the first came from 8th grader Javier Ortega. At the half our team was going into the second part of this game with a comfortable lead that they were able to maintain. Our Knights defeated Freedom  4-1!

~ Irimar Hernandez, Athletic Director

Knights and their Media Center
The Media Center is our campus hub and is used for a wide variety of student educational and social activities. 
We are proud of the fact that the LNMS media center is a place where students feel comfortable and want to be for researching or playing games. The students use the variety of resources constantly. Whether it is before school, after school, during lunch periods or with an academic class, the media center is always full of energy and learning. Below are a few snapshots of student engagement taken over recent days by Ms. Powers, LNMS Media Specialist.
Knights engaged in their independent reading at the media center
Sunshine State Young Readers Award bulletin board which tracks the students' progress against this year's 15 SSYRA books. 
  Teamwork in solving a puzzle  
Group coloring project  
Students working on Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. 
A pair of our Knights working on a butterfly mosaic design in the media center 
Wider image of the media center in the mornings. Students will visit and are engaged in quite a variety of productive activities every school day, often working in groups. 

Knight Yearbooks and Spirit Week
Special Promotion for National Yearbook Week: Oct. 7-11 
Buy a yearbook online between October 4-13 and be automatically entered to win 1 of 5 Canon PowerShot digital cameras - 

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared the week of October 4 each year as "National Yearbook Week." For nearly two centuries American students have produced yearbooks to commemorate the accomplishments of the school year and to compose a lasting record, written and pictorial, of campus, classmates, teachers and school staff.  

During National Yearbook Week our school will also celebrate Spirit Week, October 7-11, where students can follow a dress theme each day, be creative and have fun.

Monday, October 7 is Country Colors - wear a shirt or colors representing the country of your heritage

Tuesday, October 8 is Twin Day - dress up like your best friend

Wednesday, October 9 - we are going western - wear your best country outfit

Thursday, October 10 - throwback decades - dress up in your favorite 60's, 70's, 80's outfit or favorite childhood character

Friday, October 11 - school colors - wear your favorite school shirt or school colors  
Knight Heros
Sixth grade teacher professional development session held at LNMS. 
The LNMS ESE team hosted a before school meeting for all 6th grade teachers who have students with varying exceptionalities. The ESE teachers discussed accommodation and best practices for students. The teachers spent their time in collaborative discussion on how to best accommodate all students.
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. This list will be expanded to include other key weekly indicators such as student attendance, tardies, etc.

Weekly Indicator
Aug. 23
(5 days)
Aug. 30
(5 days)
Sept. 6
(2 days)

Sept. 13
(5 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.

* Prepared courtesy of Mrs. Cheryl Wood, Assistant Principal

Monday's Motivational Moment!


If you place a poker near the
heat of a fire, it too becomes hot.
To succeed, follow the
hot poker principle.

* Be around great men and women,
and learn from their experience.
* Visit great places.
* Attend great events.
* Read great books.


Make it a super week Knights!
Mrs. Jackson, Principal
Lake Nona Middle School
Sunday, September 15, 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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