Principal's Message

 Dr. Fernandez, Principal

Dear Explorer Families,

A reminder that there is no school on Monday, January 20 due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

On Tuesday, January 21 SAC will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Media Center.
Our first basketball game is on Wednesday, January 22 at Legacy MS at 4:30 p.m. Girls play first, followed by the boys.
The Winter Wonderland Dance is Friday, January 24 in the cafeteria from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Permission forms are still available in the main office.
The Florida Department of Education requires that students receive instruction in Health Education every year. A minimum of five hours of required instruction related to mental and emotional health for students in grades 6-12 is required for the 2019-2020 school year. In order to comply with this requirement, OCPS has designated five Wednesday schedules which will be implemented on February 4th, 11th, 20th, 25th and 27th. Your child will be given an electronic letter with more detailed information on Tuesday, January 21. If you have any questions please contact school administration.

National Junior Honor Society applications are available in the main office for current 6th and 7th grade students interested in joining. Completed applications must be turned in by March 12 to be considered for membership.

The district has re-processed report cards to display the semester exam scores for semester courses. They will be distributed next week.

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 1/17/2020

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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

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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