Principal's Message

 Dr. Fernandez, Principal

Dear Discovery Families,

I hope this message finds everyone safe and healthy.

This week, we had the privilege of hosting academic and electives awards ceremonies to honor our outstanding Explorers. You can view these ceremonies in the most recent newsletter.

The countdown has begun. We only have one week remaining of the traditional school year. Teachers are still accepting assignments. Last day is to submit assignments is Wednesday, May 27th. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher with any questions you may have. Our teachers are available Monday through Wednesday via email. Our goal is to provide the best possible support for students.

Last day of school for students is Wednesday, May 27th. We have planned two events to recognize our Explorers. One on Thursday, May 28th for our 8th graders and for the rest of the students on Friday, May 29th. Please see our newsletter for details.

Parents, if you were unable to return school items or retrieve items left at school, please call the main office to set up an appointment. All Discovery students will keep their laptops during the summer. The exception is if a student will be withdrawn from school.

If you need to come to the school for any reason, please first call the school to set up an appointment and for protection, please wear a mask.

Thank you for your continued support of Discovery Middle as “We Prevail in Excellence.”

Dr. Gloria Fernandez

Grade Level and Elective End-of-Year Awards



Updated 5/22/2020

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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
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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Summer Reading 2020
This year, we ask that all students read three or more books (chapter books/novels) of their choice over the summer. Rewards will be given to students who read the books and pass the Reading Counts tests when we return to school.
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During the 2019-20 school year the Parent Technology, Media and Information Consent Form must be completed in paper form for all students.
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