Golden Hawk’s Eye View
Maitland Middle School, where we are soaring to new heights!
Maitland Middle School Community Brief
Monday, March 20, 2023
Maitland Middle Community Member
Welcome to Week 29, of 180 Days of Soaring Together. I hope everyone enjoyed their much needed spring break. We literally have 50 days left of 180 Days of Soaring Together. This time of year, we add more intensity in our instruction. Our students will be met with a productive struggle in their courses. Encourage them to push through, communicate, and remain vigilant. We are looking forward to seeing our Golden Hawks soar to newer heights.

I am reminded of the last race I ran, Chief’s Run. There were points of the race I wanted to stop and just walk, especially on that incline. Along the way, there were people giving encouragement shouting “You can do it!! Or “LET’S GO MR. BROWN!!” When I turned the corner heading towards the last meters, I found the burst of energy to sprint to the finish line. Our students are at the point where they need that continued encouragement, that burst of energy, and that internal motive to sprint to the end. I am confident that they will give their all and their best.
Principal Brown sprinting to the finish line during the Chief’s Run 5k. 


Principal Brown
Upcoming Events
March 20th: Quarter 4 Begins
March 22nd: No Early Dismissal (Hurricane Make-Up Day)
March 22nd: Track Meet vs Union Park (home)
March 24th: Report Cards Available on Skyward
March 30th: Maitland’s Got Talent Showcase
Monday Reminder!
*** There is still time to sign up for the Showcase. Upon our return, pick up a registration form with details. ***
Policies, Procedures, Positive Behavior Interventions Systems
As we enter into the final days of school, we will be reiterating policies and procedures. 

  • Cell phones, air pods/earbuds are the leading distractions in all schools today. Our policy: cell phones are prohibited during school hours unless under the direction of a staff member. We will give courtesy warnings, (2-3), to students. After this, phones will be confiscated and will need to be picked up by a parent/guardian. 
One reason we have a student cell phone policy (source: USA Today)
  • Tardy occurrences will be met with consequences (detention, revocation of upcoming celebrations and privileges). 
  • Remind your student(s) to follow directions the first time, and to carry themselves with dignity and respect. 
  • Most of all, meet everyone with kindness and compassion.

Know that all student negative behaviors will be addressed in accordance with the student code of conduct. In the same vein, we will continue to acknowledge and reward students for exhibiting positive behaviors. Congratulations again to Ja’Shawn Powell, and Madison Murray for earning their HERO points during the 3rd quarter. I hope they enjoyed their Astro Skating Passes with friends.

We are still utilizing our HERO system to acknowledge and reward students for positive behaviors. We thank those parents, staff, and students who gave feedback. We will continue fine tuning. You are able to track student daily activities on HERO, (positive points, tardiness, etc.). You can ask your student to access their account to see how they did throughout the week.
Field Trips
We are planning grade level field trips for the week of May 8th. Information went home with students. It is important that you read the details regarding payment, expectations, and stipulations. We are looking forward to these opportunities to celebrate grade level milestones. If you have any questions, you may reach out to the following:
Field Trip Dates and Places:
  • 8th Grade, Busch Gardens, May 12th
  • 7th Grade, Universal Studios, May 11th
  • 6th Grade, SeaWorld, May 8th
Rising 7th Graders - Important Information
Florida Statute requires that all students entering 7th grade have the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and all other required immunizations. Proof of immunizations must be provided to the school prior to your child starting 7th grade. In order for your child to pick up their schedule and attend school for the 2023/2024 school year, we must have proof of your child’s immunization record (form DH680).

Don’t wait until next fall! Please email a copy of your child’s immunization record, DH680, to the registrar, Nan Bressler at Plan ahead if your child needs to receive immunization shots. You can get immunizations free of charge at the Orange County Health Department at 832 West Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32805. You may also get the immunization at your doctor’s office or some walk-in/urgent care clinics. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the MMS front office at 407-623-1462.
Academic Support
Remind our Golden Hawks that we do have tutoring available. 
Monday - Algebra 1 from 4pm -5pm
Tuesday - Algebra 1 from 8am - 9pm
Tuesday - All Math (Geometry and Algebra 1 included), and Reading Literacy from 4pm - 5:15pm
Thursday - All Math (Geometry included) and Reading Literacy from 4pm - 5:15pm
Golden Hawk Athletics
Track & Field Schedule:
As part of a tradition at MMS, the 8th-grade class will spend their last few hours at Maitland Middle by celebrating with their friends! They’ll enjoy food, music, dancing, entertainment, inflatables and a surprise giveaway! Your donations help MMS PTA put on a party for our outgoing 8th graders.

YES! I want to contribute to the 8th Grade Party!

◻ $30 Proud Parent Sponsorship
★ Your donation helps cover the cost for all our awesome 8th graders

◻ $100 Red Sponsorship
★ You’ll be acknowledged in Principal Brown’s weekly newsletter
★ Promote your name on the event banner

◻ $300 Golden Hawk Sponsorship
★ Extend the benefits of Red Sponsorship
★ Promote your name on social media channels (Instagram and Facebook)

◻ $500+ Soaring Hawk Sponsorship
★ Extend the benefits of the Golden Hawk Sponsorship
★ Your company name on the school marquee for one week

◻ $________ Other Amount. All donations are appreciated!

Donations can be made online or by check, payable to the Maitland Middle PTA. Deadline for sponsorships is March 31, 2023.

⮊ Click Here to donate.
⮊ OR pick up a form at MMS Front Desk, fill it out and leave an enclosed envelope labeled for PTA Treasurer, Marti Hornell, with the amount you are donating.
Spring Break Highlights from Staff . . .
Pavlonnises on their day out at SeaWorld. 
Olsens at the Magic Kingdom with Grandpop.
The Browns and their Tampa Bay excursions.
The Thompsons enjoying Kenepta Beach on Curacao Island over in the Caribbean.
School Tours
Schedule your school tour, Monday through Thursday from 8:15-8:45am and 4:00-4:30pm. Contact us at 407-623-1462, or email Ms. Nan Bressler at
Monday's Motivational Moment!
One night, four college students stayed out very late, even though they knew they had a test the next day. The next morning, they came up with a plan to get out of having to take their test.

Each student rolled around in dirt and then went to the teacher’s office.

They told the teacher that they had gotten a flat tire the night before, and they spent the entire night pushing their car back to campus.

The teacher listened, and to the students’ delight, he offered a retest three days later.

On the day of the test, the students went to their teacher’s office. The teacher put all four of the students in separate rooms to take the test. The students were okay with that because they had been given a chance to study.

The test had 2 questions:

1) Your Name __________ (1 Point)

2) Which tire was flat? __________ (99 Points)

  1. Front Right
  2. Front Left
  3. Back Right
  4. Back Left

The lesson for our Golden Hawks? Each day strive to make the right choices and accept personal responsibility for the choices you make. If you learn to do what you must first, you can do what you want later.
Stay Connected
Important Contact Information:
Maitland Middle School main number – 407-623-1462
Parent/Teacher conferences Sue Seay, ext. 5172231 or
Guidance 6th grade and 7th grade last names A-L – Randon Singer, ext. 5172251 or
Guidance 8th grade and 7th grade last names M-Z – Ruth Pender, ext. 5172240 or
6th & 7th(A-L) Grade Dean/Facilities/Transportation – Brian Himschoot, ext. 5172329 or
7th (M-Z) & 8th Grade Dean/MTSS – Carla Thomas ext. 5172328 or

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Maitland Middle School Leadership Team
Principal: Mr. Aski Melik Brown - 
Assistant Principal of Instruction: Ms. Kimberly Pavlonnis -
Assistant Principal of Operations: Mr. Vaughnsha Thompson -
7th (M-Z) & 8th Grade Dean: Carla Thomas -
6th & 7th (A-L) Grade Dean: Brian Himschoot -
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Mr. Brown, Principal
Maitland Middle School
Sunday, March 19, 2023
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