Contact Information

Lawton Chiles Middle School
1240 Sanctuary Drive
Oviedo, Florida 32766

Main Phone Number

Student Hours
9:20 - 3:55
Office Hours
8:00 - 4:00

Upcoming Events

October 25th- Volleyball Tournament TBA
The Rising Run 5K

October 25th-26th- Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts @ Oval Park in Heathrow

October 27th-31st- Red Ribbon Week "Be Strong, Be True, Be You... Be Drug Free"

October 27th- Wear Red

October 28th- Matchy-Match Day (Friends Dress Alike) to "Team up against drugs"

October 29th- Mustache Day! "We Mustache you to stay Drug Free!"

October 30th-
Future Day! (High School, College, Career) "Your future depends on your choices today!"

October 31st- Orange and Black Day "Don't be tricked, Drugs are no treat!"

October 30th- Beginning Band Concert @ LCMS @ 6:30

October 30th - November 7th- Scholastic Book Fair

October 31- Hagerty High Homecoming Parade in the afternoon

Hagerty High School Homecoming Game

Business Partners

Thank you to all our 2014-2015 Business Partners! LCMS would like to thank all the surrounding businesses that help support our endeavors! Click here to view the complete list.

SpeakOut Hotline


Mission Statement

Lawton Chiles Middle school, a collaborative environment embracing diversity and supporting the local community, focuses on developing students to be productive lifelong learners able to compete on a global scale through self-directed learning, critical thinking, creative expression, and inquiry based study.

1st Place Red Ribbon Week PSA Winner

LCMS Happenings

Crooms Field Trip- 8th Graders interested in attending Crooms Academy next year please see Mrs. Tucker in the 8th Grade Office to pick up a field trip permission slip and parent letter. The field trip will take place on Friday, October 24th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stivers in the 8th grade Counseling Office.

The Scholastic Book Fair
will be in the 6th grade media center Thursday, October 30th through Friday, November 7th. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Pantalone at or 407-871-7027. For additional information please visit

Florida Standards Assessment Information for Families
Attached you will find the PowerPoint presented to parents at Hagerty High School on October 14th FSA Parent Night Information. For additional information please see attached Florida Standards and Florida Standards Assessments

New Student Insurance

Please see the attachment regarding student insurance.

Champions of Choices

Lawton Chiles Middle School is excited to host inspirational speaker and former  WCW and WWE Wrestling Champion, Marc Mero, on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.
Marc has presented at more than 800 schools throughout the country, empowering students  to make positive choices. In this 70-minute multimedia production, Marc captivates  students in an engaging and entertaining manner as he shares his personal story of  tragedy and triumph and where his positive and negative choices took him.
Students  are inspired to treat themselves and others with respect, dream big, achieve goals, and cherish relationships. Issues such as bullying, peer pressure, substance abuse and  suicide are presented in a way that touches students at a heart level. Marc Mero's  compelling message evokes personal reflection, laughter and tears, and also installs  HOPE.
Some students dealing with their own adversity or who are emotionally sensitive  May cry. (Following the event, please utilize school counselors/staff if a student appears  in need). The program ends on a very positive note and many students, faculty and staff  describe the "Choices" presentation as life-changing!
Learn more at 

2014-2015 PTA Reflections Contest

                        2014 - 2015
Reflections Theme...

"The World Would Be A Better Place If..."

Unleash Your Artistic Talents!

Do you draw or paint?  Do you dance?  Take photos?
How about writing, making movies or composing music

What is Reflections?  A National PTA contest to celebrate students’ artistic talents.  LCMS students can submit entries  inspired by the theme “The World Would Be a Better Place If…”

Enter the following categories by seeing the listed teacher for entry forms and rules:

- MUSICAL COMPOSITION:  Ms. Swallow (Chorus) or Ms. Kuperman (Band)                                   
- VISUAL ARTS and PHOTOGRAPHY:  Ms. Ruckel (Art)
- FILM PRODUCTION:  Ms. Ulseth or Ms. Miller (Paws 52)
- LITERATURE:  Ms. Bell (6th), Ms. Tuttle (7th) or Ms. Collins (8th)


ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 24, 2014 – Can be turned into any of the above teachers.

LCMS School winners will be announced in December.  Prizes will be awarded.

LCMS School winners will be forwarded to the Seminole county level.                   

If you need more information or have questions please contact Katie Champlin at

Please see the attachment for Entry Form.

The Rising Run

Please consider registering you, your family and friends for Oviedo's “The Rising Run” which will take place on Saturday, October 25th.  It’s a 5K run/walk and it’s open to all family members. Each school team has the opportunity to win $500 for the school with the most participation! Chiles has a team and you can register under Chiles Middle School Team. For more information, check out the website

LCMS Health Fair 2014

LCMS is having a health fair for our 7th graders on Friday, November 7th. We are looking for organizations to present topics on healthy living. This event will be around our courtyard and protected from the elements.  Each organization will be provided a table (booth) to present information to students. Students will be visiting the booths during their science classes which are 45 minutes long.  Booths will need to be set up by 9:00 a.m. and continue until 3:50 p.m. There will be a light breakfast, a healthy lunch provided and snacks/water throughout the day for the presenters. Presenters must be registered as a dividend with SCPS. If you are interested in presenting, please contact:

Joanne Babyak (7th grade science teacher)


Pasta For Pennies

​Beta Club is sponsoring Pasta for Pennies and it runs runs through the month of October benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Central Florida. We will be collecting funds through the first period teachers each week. The class collecting the most funds per student will win a lunch Provided by Olive Garden. The class in 2nd place wins a doughnut party provided by Beta Club.

LCMS Teach In 2014

Teach in is coming to LCMS on November 18th. Please check out the attached flier and if you are able to participate, please contact Mr. Todd for more information. 407-871-7037 or in Handout

Five Star School Award

Chiles Middle School was recognized at the School Board Meeting in September.  The Florida Department of Education has recognized Chiles as being a 5-Star School as well as a Golden School recipient.  

The Five Star School Award was created by the Commissioner's Community Involvement Council and is presented annually to those schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement. In order to earn Five Star school recognition, a school must show documentation that it has achieved 100% of the established criteria in the categories of:

    The Golden School Award is given annually by the Florida Department of Education to recognize public schools with exemplary volunteer programs. Hours donated in all forms of volunteering, i.e. mentors, tutors, advisors and advocates, are to be included. A Golden School must meet the following criteria:

      Crooms Academy Magnet Night