601 Woodbury Road
Orlando, Florida 32828

407-384-1555
407-384-1580 Fax

 
Dr. Gloria Fernández
 
Principal
 
 
School Office Hours:
 
Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
 
(To register a student please arrive by 4:00 PM)
 
 
 

Announcements

 
 
 

OCPS Parent Survey Spring 2017

In an effort to improve system practices, Discovery MS is conducting an AdvancED Parent Survey. This year we addressed concerns such as purchasing more laptops, had a schoolwide assembly addressing bullying, counselors recognizing students being kind to one another.  You spoke and we listened.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this year’s surveyThe survey will be available on our website until March 17, 2017. Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.  Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. 

To take this survey, please go to https://ocps.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cP9ZqTrmIkN0Rh3.

If this link does not work, please try copying and pasting it into your browser.

 
 

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

Membership into NJHS for the 2017-18 school year is open to current 6th and 7th grade students. Along with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, students must also meet additional criteria for membership.

The standards for the national organization require that a student demonstrate the qualities of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Citizenship and Character before he/she can be accepted into the organization.  To determine if qualifications in these areas are met, please complete an application packet. A completed application should include the following:

• Application Form
• Letter of Verification
• 1-2 Page Essay
• Community Service Log
• Two Teacher Recommendation Forms

Applications are available here or in the main office. In order to be considered for membership, your completed application packet must be returned no later than Friday, February 17, 2017 to room C-218.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Charles Gentry (NJHS Faculty Advisor) at charles.gentry@ocps.net.
 
 

Parent Consent Forms

IMPORTANT: We are still in need of parents electronic signatures for the Parent Technology Media and Information Consent Form. Parents will be able to access these forms through ProgressBook. When you log-in, there will be a link to the form(s) on the home screen. Parents click on the link, complete the forms and click submit. See screenshot below.

 
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More About Discovery

Discovery Spotlight

What makes our school special? Find out more about the awards our school has earned in the Discovery Spotlight​
 
 
 
Discovery Digest
Read the latest edition of our school's newsletter the Discovery Digest
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Information for Parents
 
FSA and EOC Practice Materials
Parents, you can access FSA Practice Test materials for Reading, Math, Writing, Algebra 1, Geometry and including the Writing Rubrics, Answer Keys and Paper-Based Practice Tests at http://fsassessments.org/students-and-families/practice-tests/ .
 
You can also access the Civics EOC study guide online here.
 
 
Launchpad Tutorial

View Parent Academy's short tutorial to learn more about your student accessing Launchpad from home.
 
 
The Growth Mindset

There are the differences between the growth mindset and the fixed mindset student.  A great introduction to the two mindsets is the Youtube video “The Power of Belief – Mindset and Success.”
 
 
Information on Rezoning
Need information about New Middle School 21-M-E-2? For maps and data tables - click here.
 
 
 
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Important Dates

2017 Basketball Games

Basketball_pictogram.svg.pngCome out and support the Discovery Middle School Basketball teams! Click here for a schedule of this year's games.

 
Saturday Camps
Here at DMS, we are providing a variety of academic camps to ensure that your child performs well on our end of year assessments and end of course exams. All students will benefit from these engaging camps. For more information click on one of the links below:
 
 
 
6th Grade Math Tutoring
There will be no Saturday Camps for 6th grade Math, however, teachers have worked diligently to ensure students still receive the additional reinforcement they need to be successful. 6th Grade Mathematics will conduct tutoring and reviews prior to the Florida State Assessment. While a schedule is provided, please contact your child’s teacher regarding their progress in 6th grade math.
 
 
Florida Junior Thespians State Festival
Our Theater students are so excited! State competition is February 10th and 11th  2017 at the Orange County Convention Center and Dr. Phillips HS.  We will be performing alongside middle schools from all over the State of Florida in theatre Individual Events and One Acts for adjudication from professional judges in every field in theatre.  We’ll be awarded ratings, critic’s choice, and some will be selected to perform for the High School state festival in April. If you need to pay for the event, please visit our SchoolPay website.
 
 
FSA Writing
The FSA Writing component for 6th and 7th grade will be on February 28th and is a paper pencil test. The 8th grade FSA Writing component will be on March 6th and is taken on the computer. The students are working hard to prepare and we know they'll do a great job!
 
 
2016-2017 FSA/EOC Testing Calendar
The testing calendar is now available. Click here to see the ELA, Mathematics, Science, and Civics assessment dates for Discovery students.
 
 
 

Other Important Dates


2/6 -  Parent Night for Sunrise, Castle Creek & Stone Lakes Elementary
2/17 - Progress Reports Go Home
2/20 - Presidents' Day
2/21 - SAC Meeting
2/22 - TCHS Registration - Form Collection
2/22 - ERHS Registration - Form Collection
2/24 - Cady Spring Picture Day
2/28 - FSA Writing for 6th & 7th grades
3/6 - FSA Writing for 8th grade
3/16 - Calculus Project Parent Orientation Night
4/7 - Beta Dance

 
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Discovery Spirit Nights
2016-2017

All nights from 4 to 8 p.m.

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October 6
December 8
February 16
April 13

 
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September 6
November 15
January 17
March 14
May 9 

 

  

   

  

   

 

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