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Principal's Message

 Dr. Fernandez, Principal



Dear Discovery Families,

I want to first thank our community for supporting our school’s Chipotle Spirit Night event that took place last Wednesday. We had a fabulous turnout!

April is Autism Awareness Month. Team Phoenix, which serves our students with autism is hosting a Papa John’s fundraiser. For only $10 during the month of April, you can purchase an exclusive coupon card that offers discounts, a free pizza coupon and a promo code for $10 off on your next order. To purchase your coupon card, please go to: https://schoolpay.com/link/papajohnscards. All of the proceeds will go to support our very own Team Phoenix. 

We will host our SAC meeting on Tuesday, April 20th in the Media Center at 4:30 p.m. We will host our PTSA meeting at the conclusion of the SAC meeting. 

As more students return to face-to-face instruction, our school will continue to provide hand-sanitizing stations throughout our campus in areas such as outside of restrooms, the cafeteria, and in each classroom. Please remind your children to students to wash their hands, to wear their masks to cover both their nose and mouth, and to maintain a social distance from others both on and off campus.

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

Sincerely,

Dr. Gloria E. Fernández
Principal

Updated 4/16/2021




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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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