Principal's Message

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Dear Explorer Families,

It was a great first week of school - even with all the rain! It was exciting to see our students see their friends, engage with their teachers, and interact with Canvas for assignments. We look forward to an awesome school year ahead, where our students experience growth while accessing technological resources to prepare them for college and career.

All students will be taking their first i-Ready Diagnostic test on Tuesday, August 20th for Math and Thursday, August 22nd for Reading.  Please encourage your child to do their best.

Parents, mark your calendars:

  • Our first SAC meeting of the school year is on Tuesday, August 27th at 4:30 p.m. in the media center.
  • The first soccer game is Wednesday, August 28th at Legacy MS at 4:30 p.m.
  • Picture Day is Thursday, August 29th

The YMCA After School Zone is available Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. This program is free to all students. If you are interested in enrolling your child into the YMCA After School Zone, you can pick up an application in the main office.

Thank you for your continued support of Discovery Middle as we “Prevail in Excellence.”
Dr. Gloria Fernandez

Updated 8/17/2019

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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

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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