Principal's Message

 Dr. Fernandez, Principal

Dear Discovery Families,

We had a successful opening of the second marking period.  I look forward for our students to focus on not falling behind in their classes. I am seeing more students on camera and I want to see more engagement every week. Parents, if you missed it, see the video on 10 Parent Tips for Distance Learning

Our first SAC meeting will be both virtual and face-to-face on Tuesday, Oct. 20th at 4:30 p.m. followed by the PTSA meeting.

Mark your calendars, Reports Cards will go home and published to Family Access on Wednesday, Oct. 21st.

On Thursday, Oct. 22nd, our students will receive instruction related to mental and emotional health lesson required by the Florida Department of Education. 

ALL sixth grade students will have their hearing screening conducted on Friday, Oct. 23.  If your child is participating in LaunchED, please contact Nurse Furman to make an appointment at ext. 505-2229.

Great news - YMCA Before School program will again be operational on Monday, Oct. 26th.  The fee is $25.  

Have you been thinking of joining PTSA? Well, just go to the PTSA Memberhub Store. Your membership supports your school!

Please check Canvas for continuous updates on your child’s grades and remind your child to charge their laptop each night and to bring both their laptop and charger to school each day, if they attend school face-to-face. 

Thank you, Explorer Families, for your continued support of Discovery Middle as we “Prevail in Excellence.”


Dr. Gloria E. Fernández

Updated 10/18/2020

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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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