Principal's Message

 Dr. Fernandez, Principal

Dear Discovery Families,

I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy.

We will maintain regular school office hours until June 10th. Starting June 11th, our summer office hours will be Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This year, we ask that all students read three or more books (chapter books/novels) of their choice over the summer. Rewards will be given to students who read the books and pass the Reading Counts tests when we return to school. More summer reading information is available on Discovery’s website.

At this time, Lifetouch, our Yearbook distributor still has not shipped our school’s yearbook order due to Covid-19. Our PTSA has been communicating with representatives from Lifetouch. As soon as we learn when our orders will ship, we will let everyone know when yearbooks will be distributed.

We will keep our Explorers informed as to when school will start. Tentatively, our annual “Meet the Teacher” event is scheduled for Thursday, August 6th and students are set to return to school on Monday, August 10th. Of course, these dates may change. We will let you know if there are any changes to this schedule.

It was really a great joy to see our Explorers once again during our drive-thru and wish them a great summer. We also want to wish our 8th grade students much success with their transition into high school.

That’s all the news for now. See you all back at school in August! 

Dr. Gloria Fernandez

Updated 5/22/2020

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About Discovery Middle School

Celebrating more than 25 years of serving students and our community, Discovery Middle has a longstanding tradition of excellence. Recently recognized by the State of Florida as a "School of Excellence", Discovery Middle offers advanced courses for high school credit, a plethora of elective courses such as art, band, chorus, guitar, orchestra, foreign language, computer technology, STEM, and Latinos in Action.  Student artwork has been recognized in local museums and art shows and have won numerous art competitions. Our band, chorus, and orchestra students have received superior ratings from All-County and All-State competitions. We offer computer courses where students have the opportunity to earn both high school credit and Microsoft industry certification. Students who participate in STEM are often found working on engineering projects that prepare them with real-world skills such as problem-solving, collaboration and decision-making while utilizing principles learned in their math and science courses. Our Latinos in Action partner with our neighboring school, Waterford Elementary to tutor students in reading and math. Simply put, Discovery Middle is a school of excellence and innovation. 

Phone: 407-384-1555
Fax: Fax 407-384-1580
Address: 601 Woodbury Road, Orlando, FL 32828-7104
Email: [email protected]

Innovation School Plan

Discovery Middle is partnering with other stakeholders to integrate the arts into all content areas. According to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, arts integration is defined as, "an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both."


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