Community Brief
Lockhart Middle School, Orlando, FL
Dates to Watch For
March 31: Last day of Women's History Month

April 7: No early release on this Wednesday

April 8: FSA Writing
Spring Testing
Parents, state testing will be starting next month. All state tests are required to test in person. The following days ALL students, face to face and LaunchEd, need to come on campus by 9:30 to test. If a student arrives after 9:40, they will be told to call home and be picked up because testing has already begun. Please make sure students get to school on time on these days. Any questions, please contact our test coordinator, Cheryl Moore, at cheryl.moore@ocps.net.

  • April 8, 2021 Writing
  • May 3, 2021 Reading Session 1
  • May 4, 2021 Reading Session 2
  • May 6, 2021 Math Session 1
  • May 7, 2021 Math Sessions 2 and 3
  • May 10, 2021 7th grade Civics and 8th grade Science (No 6th grade testing so 6th LaunchEd students can stay at home for class.)
Parent Feedback Requested on Testing
Lockhart families,

The Florida Department of Education is looking for your input regarding spring FSA testing. They have posted a draft waiver request for public comment online at http://bit.ly/SpringStateTesting.

If you would like to provide comments, please send an email to ESSA@fldoe.org by March 31, 2021.
Spring Cleaning Contest . . . Thank You!
Thank you very much to everyone that participated in our Spring Cleaning Contest. The donated clothes, linens, shoes, and small household appliances will be of great help to some of our community members in need. Your kindess was sincerely appreciated.
Ms. Ryan
Mrs. Jefferson
Ms. McRae
Rigor in the Classrooms (Week of March 22)
Mr. Hager's 8th grade math students
6th grade social studies with Mr. Rawlerson
7th grade math with Ms. Cintron
6th grade language arts with Mrs. Curran
Community Resources
Affordable Health Insurance Plan
This information is from the Primary Care Action Network (PCAN). They assist families with navigating the marketplace for healthcare insurance. There have been significant changes in terms of affordability of plans as part of the COVID relief bill. Visit https://www.coveringcfl.net/ to get started.
Orange County Public Schools
OCPS has just released another short, but helpful YouTube Community Update - this one by Dr. Vazquez, OCPS Deputy Superintendent of Schools. It covers these topics relevant to our Lockhart community:
  • State testing
  • Summer school
  • COVID dashboard
  • Top Talent

Please click on the following link:
Monday's Motivational Moment!
Taking Punches and Finishing Strong

One of the most successful and well-respected boxers of all time, “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, passed away earlier this month at the age of 66. While the sport of boxing has largely fallen out of the public eye for a variety of reasons, Hagler’s passing (and recounting of his many successes) naturally leads one to thinking about some of the traits that the world's best boxers all possess: self-discipline, continuous effort towards an end goal, self-confidence, and a never ending drive for personal improvement.

Along the lines of a world champion boxer, here are a few inspirational quotes that can help guide our Lancers as we want to finish these last eight weeks of 2020-2021 with strength and maximum effort! It is a safe bet that "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler lived by all of these:

Patrick Mahomes On Setbacks
I just try to learn from every mistake that I make so I never make them again.
Patrick Mahomes, quarterback

Elon Musk On Improvement
I think that’s the single best piece of advice: Constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.
Elon Musk, entrepreneur (Tesla, SpaceX)

Henry Aaron On Work Ethic
I tell young people — including my granddaughter — there is no shortcut in life. You have to take it one step at a time and work hard.
Henry Aaron, baseball superstar

Muhammad Ali On Bravery
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali, world champion boxer

Prepare to make it a great week Lancers!
Mrs. James, Principal
Lockhart Middle School
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Leadership Team
Administrators and Deans
Lisa James - Principal - lisa.james@ocps.net
Kelly Brown - Assistant Principal of Instruction - kelly.brown@ocps.net
Tanekia Gage - Assistant Principal - tanekia.gage@ocps.net
Dr. Christopher Smart - 6th Grade Dean - christopher.smart@ocps.net
Antonisha Ellington - 7th Grade Dean - antonisha.ellington@ocps.net
Stephanie Duhart - 8th Grade Dean - stephanie.duhartneal@ocps.net
3411 Doctor Love Road
Orlando, FL 32810
Phone 407-296-5120
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