Principal's Message

 Dr. Fernandez, Principal

Dear Discovery Families,

Our 8th grade students will be taking the Algebra and Geometry Progress Monitoring Assessment on Tuesday, March 9th and Wednesday, March 10th. On Wednesday and Thursday, March 11th, our 7th graders will take the Civics PMAs. The results will allow our 7th and 8th grade Civics and science teachers’ gauge student mastery of content in order to deliver the instruction based on individual needs. Please make sure your child has a hearty breakfast and a good night’s rest.

On Tuesday, March 9th, our students will receive instruction related to mental and emotional health lesson as required by the Florida Department of Education.

We will host our SAC meeting on Tuesday, March 9th in the Media Center at 4:30 p.m. We will host our PTSA meeting at the conclusion of the SAC meeting. 

We ask that you support our school by participating in the Papa John’s Spirit Event. If you order on Wednesday, March 10th, Papa John’s will donate 20% of your purchase to Discovery.  You must use the school promo code which is Discovery 20 when you are ordering online or on the phone. 

Speaking of spirit events, our Student Government has organized a fun Decade Spirit Week. Students will dress for a different decade each day. Pictures will be taken for the Yearbook. 

  • Monday: 70s
  • Tuesday: 80s
  • Wednesday: 90s
  • Thursday: 2000s

Friday, March 12th is a Teacher Workday and Student Holiday. School resumes Monday, March 22nd.

It is important for us as a community to ensure that we are consistent in practicing safety measures that will help to protect our families, friends and neighbors from being exposed to this virus. Students that are notified to be quarantined are not staying at home and are coming to meet with friends at the school entrance without masks. This is not acceptable.  Please have a conversation with your child how important it is to protect themselves and others during this pandemic time.  
Thank you, Explorer Families, for your continued support of Discovery Middle as we “Prevail in Excellence.”


Dr. Gloria E. Fernández

Updated 3/5/2021

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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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