Principal's Message

 Dr. Fernandez, Principal

Dear Explorer Families,

Mrs. McDonald and her thespians have once again masterfully demonstrated their hard work and dedication with their performance of Lafayette Act 1. Coming soon, our theater students will present Seussical, Jr. on Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. All performances will be in the cafeteria.

Thank you to our students, staff and community for your participation in the Walk for Autism. It was heartwarming to see former and current students, families, teachers and administrators walking in support of Team Phoenix.

On Monday, November 11 our volleyball teams will compete against Corner Lake MS and then host Wedgefield K-8 on Wednesday, November 13. Both games start at 5:00 p.m. Please come on out and support our Explorer athletes!

Mark your calendars, Progress Reports will be going home on Tuesday, November 19. Also, on Tuesday, SAC will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Media Center.
Please remind our Explorers to charge their laptops at night and to bring their chargers to school each day.
That’s all for now, everyone! Thank you for your continued support of Discovery Middle as we “Prevail in Excellence.”

Dr. Gloria Fernandez

Updated 11/8/2019

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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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