Friday, March 29, 2024
Memorial Community Member
Welcome Back from Spring Break Soldiers! Can you believe we are in our final term for the 23-24 school year?

As we start out this term, it is important for students to remember that each term we start a new page. This is your opportunity to right your wrongs and choose a better path than the prior term. Choose to come to school on time, choose to do better in class, choose a better attitude. Students who stay positive and do the right thing will have many great opportunities this term. We are planning field trips, our 8th grade social, an after hours dance, pep rally and field day fun for students who make good choices. If you choose poorly, you will miss out on these opportunities.
With all the fun we have planned, there is always something to balance the fun and this term that is TESTING. This term students need to focus on being in school and doing their absolute best on upcoming state and district testing. Many of these tests are included in your final grades for classes and if not completed or not passed, could put students in danger of being retained.

We know that all our SOLDIERS are capable of greatness and passing these tests. We just need everyone to focus and show us your GREATNESS!


Eddie Foster
Proud Principal

Pictured very top: Soldiers Honor Society!
This month our Soldiers Honors Society students took a field trip to Full Sail University. Our students have been working on career projects for the last month and researching the path they need to take to be successful.
Useful Links
Connect with MMS
2220 W. 29th Street
Orlando, FL 32805
(407) 245-1810
Testing Reminder:
Monday, April 1st
Memorial recognized as an NAEP School!
For the 2023-2024 school year, Memorial Middle School has been recognized as a National Assessment of Educational Progress school. We are so proud of our 8th grade students that participated in this initiative.
2023-2024 Stakeholder Survey
Memorial Families – Please take time to complete following the below instructions:

Steps to completing a family survey:

1) Visit and select a school name

2) Select the language in which the family would like to take the survey in

3) Complete one survey for each school that the family has a child attending

4) Press submit once completed
We greatly appreciate your help in providing feedback regarding our school and your dedication to the Memorial Family.
May Testing Dates
Memorial families: Please be sure to keep up to date with our testing calendar to make sure your student is present on all testing days.

Important Test Dates:

  • FAST Language Arts – May 1st
  • FAST Math – May 2nd
  • Algebra or Geometry EOC – May 2nd
  • 8th Grade Science – May 8th
  • Civics EOC – May 7th
Immunizations for rising 7th Graders
(Students currently in 6th grade)
All 2024-2025 7th graders must have the TDAP immunization! Information was sent home for parents to consent for our students to get this shot at school! Current 6th graders take time to get this shot NOW so they can start school on time next year!
Special Events
National Assistant Principals Week is next week!
We want to send a HUGE thank you to our Assistant Principals, AP Rodriguez and AP Daley. We are so proud of the work they do each day to support our students and community!
World Autism Awareness Day is next Tuesday:
Month of April themes:
Superintendent's Weekly Message
Mondays with Maria
Can you believe graduation is just a couple of months away? On this week's Mondays with Maria presented by Addition Financial, Dr. Vazquez and Nancy Alvarez talk about when parents should start planning their child's path to college and a career and the important steps involved. 
Family Support
FREE Tax Preparation - Heart of Florida United Way:
VITA offers free tax help to those who make $73,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their tax returns.
Benefits of Filing Your Taxes with VITA:

1. Volunteers are IRS-certified: Our volunteers are trained and certified annually by the IRS to accurately prepare our neighbors’ taxes.

2. Save the dollars you earned: Our VITA volunteers want to help you save the dollars our community members earned by providing this service for FREE! Instead of paying to file their taxes, the dollars people save filing with VITA can go toward food, rent, and other basic needs.

3. Take advantage of available tax credits: VITA also provides essential information to verify if you are eligible for any tax credits including the federal Earned Income Tax Credit to help maximize tax refunds.

4. Virtual VITA sites are available: There is a virtual option available at select VITA sites where you can bring your tax documents to be scanned by a VITA volunteer. Then, our certified volunteer tax preparer will complete the return for you remotely and will contact you for a final review before filing.

Where are VITA sites located?

Click here for a complete list of VITA sites.

Many VITA sites offer tax assistance in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Creole, and American Sign Language.

If you have any questions about our VITA program, please contact Financial Stability Manager Tien Holmes at [email protected].
This Week's Motivational Moment!
Wisdom to Live By for Our Soldiers
Florence Griffith Joyner On Aspirations
I believe in the impossible because no one else does.
~ Florence Griffith Joyner, track champion

Michael Jordan On Excellence
Set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.
~ Michael Jordan, basketball legend

Cher On Persistence
When you hit a wall, back up and go in another direction.
~ Cher, singer and actress

Nick Saban On Action
We're not going to talk about what we're going to accomplish. We're going to talk about how we're going to do it.
~ Nick Saban, football coach

Ali On Preparation
I run on the road, long before I dance under the lights.
~ Muhammad Ali, boxer  
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Mr. Foster, Principal
Memorial Middle School
Friday, March 29, 2023
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Assistant Principal - Stacyann Daley: [email protected]
Assistant Principal - Heather Rodriguez: [email protected]
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