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Welcome to Discovery Middle School!

Dr. FernandezDear Discovery Families,

Our Boys and Girls track Team will participate in the Cluster Finals at Ocoee HS this Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m.

Tomorrow Monday, we have the Orchestra and Guitar Concerts in the cafeteria and on Tuesday the Band Concert in the gymnasium. Come and enjoy these concerts!

PTSA will be hosting their monthly meeting this Thursday in the Media Center at 4:30 p.m.

Also on Thursday our 7th grade Explorers will be taking the Civics EOCs and the 8th grade Explorers the Science NGSS.  Please make sure your child has a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast.  It is important that our students be on time on these testing days.  I want our Explorers to be calm and do their utmost best in answering the EOCs questions.  Please check that your child’s laptop is charged every evening before all testing days, have their earbuds that plug into the laptops and the charger in their backpacks.
This year students are required to return their laptop in before the last day of the school year. Returning devices at the end of the school year provides time for the Technology Support Representatives to update and refresh devices before the start of the next school year. Before the laptop is returned, all stickers or labels on the device must be removed. Next year, per District policy, students will no longer be allowed to put stickers on their device.

Below are the dates for laptop return. Laptops will be returned during the school day. Please email your questions to [email protected]

Thursday, May 19th – 8th grade
Friday, May 20th – 7th grade
Monday, May 23rd – 6th grade

Thank you, Explorer Families, for your continued support of Discovery Middle as we “Prevail in Excellence.”


Dr. Gloria E. Fernández


Updated 5/8/2022

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