Principal's Message


Knights, welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! Thank you for choosing Lake Nona Middle School and welcome to the Knight family! I am blessed to be the newly appointed and proud Principal of such an amazing school and community.  I hope you are ready to start the school year strong.  At Lake Nona Middle School, I am committed to continuing a culture of high achievement and connectedness. I will work tirelessly to ensure that every student feels connected, welcomed, accepted and at home at Lake Nona Middle.

Knight Students: I challenge you to get involved. We offer many visual and performing arts programs, a STEM program, student government, and competitive sports. We also have a wide array of clubs and organizations to explore. I also challenge you to push yourself academically, to reach higher and dream bigger than you have before. We offer a wide range of accelerated course options for our students. Get additional information from your school counselor.

Knight Parents: A strong relationship between parents, teachers, and the school is critical in ensuring that each of our children remain successful. I encourage you to stay active and involved in your child's academic life throughout their middle school career and beyond. Please monitor your child's progress weekly in Skyward and check Canvas. Please reach out to your child's teachers and ask about additional support, resources, and tutoring opportunities. If you have suggestions, ideas, or would like to be more involved at the school, please do not hesitate to reach out to our administration team.

I know that the dedicated team at Lake Nona Middle School is committed to ensuring your Knight has a pathway to success! Together we can continue to provide a school of excellence and a school community committed to the overall well-being of each student. GO KNIGHTS!

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Jennifer Fugate
Lake Nona Middle School
13700 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, Fl 32832
(407) 858-5522