Monday, March 4, 2024
Memorial Community Member
This edition of The Soldier Sentinel brings you some important information in regards to our school improvement. This school year, Memorial Middle has been dedicated to making our school a safe, fun, educational facility where our students, parents and community feel like they are all integral to the Soldier Family.

To continue this effort, we need your feedback in our 2023-2024 Stakeholder Survey. Information is below on how to complete this survey and provide our school feedback. We appreciate everyone: mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, community members to take time and complete the survey.

As you take the survey, talk to your student and see how they feel about school as well. This is a great conversation to have with your student as we start to look towards next school year.

Thank you for your time and dedication to Memorial Middle School and we hope you enjoy our latest edition.

Mr. Foster
Proud Principal
The GREAT Memorial Middle School

Pictured very top of this edition: Congratulations to Ms. Housen! This past month, Ms. Housen was recognized as a HERO teacher for Memorial Middle School by OCPS. Ms. Housen is in her first year of teaching and recently graduated from the University of Central Florida.
Happy 179th Birthday Florida!
Statehood: March 3, 1845 (#27)
Useful Links
Connect with MMS
2220 W. 29th Street
Orlando, FL 32805
(407) 245-1810
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. (All survey responses are totally anonymous; we only see the combined results for Memorial Middle School, not any individual surveys.)
6th & 7th Graders Returning to
Memorial Middle School in 2024-2025
Current 6th and 7th Graders!! It is time to select your classes for next year. Visit this link: HTTP://
Upcoming 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
Soldier Athletics
Congratulations Basketball Team!
The Memorial Family just wanted to take a moment and recognize our girls and boys basketball games for their strong effort this season. We have seen tremendous growth in our students as both athletes and leaders.
Orlando Science Center Field Trip
This past month we took our Soldiers on a field trip to the Orlando Science Center to experience their STEM activities. Students got the opportunity to complete labs and participate in learning experiments. As pictured below, we enjoyed seeing our Soldiers learning and having fun!
Black History Month
The end of February concluded Black History Month and our Black History Celebration. Please take a moment to watch this video from Superintendent Vazquez and Memorial's school board representative, Dr. Felder.
Kindness on Campus
In February we honored some AMAZING SOLDIERS for their kindness and positivity. @sonnysbbq hosted lunch for Random Acts of BBQ! Thank you to @sonnysbbq and @ocps_official for recognizing our students!
Need to see a Dentist?
Orange Blossom Family Health Dental is on campus 3/12-3/14. Students will receive a dental exam, fluoride treatments, and sealants. Consent forms must be signed! Forms were sent home with students this week!
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!
Weekly Superintendent's Message:
This week on Mondays with Maria presented by Addition Financial, Dr. Vazquez sits down with our 2024 Stellar Awards winners for Principal, Assistant Principal, Support Person and Teacher of the Year!
This is National School Breakfast Week:
Daylight Savings Time - Sunday, March 10th:
Student Holiday - Friday, March 15th:
Spring Break - March 18-22:
Family Support
Catholic Charities:
This agency serves people who experience a crisis and are seeking financial assistance to remain in their homes, provide important resources to people in need who are facing the threat of eviction or other crisis and provide services that are convenient for people in need to access for housing.

Call to make an appointment: 407-839-4357
Address: 1771 N. Semoran Blvd Orlando, FL 32807
Food Pantry:407-658- 1818
Hours: M-F (not Tues) 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm
Valencia College Horizon Scholars
Attention 8th Grade Soldiers!
Monday's Motivational Moment!
Wisdom to Live By for Our Soldiers
Patrick Mahomes On Growth
Every experience, good or bad, you have to learn from.
~ Patrick Mahomes, quarterback

Carl Weathers On Discipline
I really try to take care of myself. I really put forth the effort to make a regimen just a part of my life. When I can't, for instance if I'm in a location someplace and I can't work out because of the schedule of the picture or whatever it is, as much as I normally do when I'm home, I still do something.
~ Carl Weathers, actor

Rosa Parks On Courage
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
~ Rosa Parks, civil rights leader

Charles Barkley On Learning
Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.
~ Charles Barkley, basketball player

Abraham Lincoln On Striving
Whatever you are, be a good one.
~ Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. president

Denzel Washington On Effort
What are you doing extra? That's what counts. That's when you're working hard - when you're going above and over what's expected of you.
~ Denzel Washington, actor
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Mr. Foster, Principal
Memorial Middle School
Monday, March 4, 2024
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2023-2024 Memorial Middle Senior Leadership Team
Principal - Eddie Foster: [email protected]
Assistant Principal - Stacyann Daley: [email protected]
Assistant Principal - Heather Rodriguez: [email protected]
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