Contact Information

Lawton Chiles Middle School
1240 Sanctuary Drive
Oviedo, Florida 32766


Main Phone Number
407-871-7050
FAX
407-871-7099


Student Hours
9:10 - 3:55
Office Hours
8:00 - 4:00

Ms. Ruckel's Art Blog

Check out Ms. Ruckel's LCMS Art Blog, which includes images of all our art projects from this school year!

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.

Community Service Form

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Clubs

SECME

SECME is a strategic alliance partnering schools, universities, industry, and government to renew and strengthen the professional capacity of K-12 educators, motivate and mentor students, and empower parents and communities so that all young people will learn and achieve at higher levels. SECME’s mission is to increase the pool of historically under represented, under-served, and differently-abled students who will be prepared to enter and complete post-secondary studies in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology, thus creating a diverse and globally competitive workforce. UCF iSTEM is a proud sponsor and host for the SECME Regional Competition. Visit http://istem.cecs.ucf.edu/secme/ to learn more. At the middle school level, we focus on developing engineering and science skills along with communication skills. Students must work in small groups of 2-5 students depending on the project guidelines. Projects may include egg drop, bridge building, energy transfer machines, mouse trap cars, bottle rockets, etc. Students will compete each year at UCF in February against other middle schools and high schools in the Central Florida area
Meetings are held on Mondays @ 8:30 am Starting in October with Mrs. Wood

 

                                                              Beta Club
The purpose of the BETA club is to obtain leadership skills through service to both school and community.  Student officers and general members come up with ideas of where and how we can serve; the facilitator along with the officers fine tune which endeavors are feasible, and when/if needed administration approves.  All members have to commit to serving a minimum of 10 hours per school year or 1 hr per school month. Members are encouraged to serve their hours at the school level but welcomed to be of service anywhere needed.  BETA club membership is determined by a sustained GPA of 3.75+ for the year and teacher invitation.

Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month @ 4:00 pm with Ms. Moss.



                                                              FCA Huddle
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a student led club that is directly involved with the youth of our schools. Florida is the second largest state in the country for FCA. FCA focuses on four major areas: campus, community, coaches and camps. Students lead their campus huddles, learning leadership skills and beginning to implement accountability into their lives. Huddles are held bimonthly with guest speakers from the community and field of athletics. The teachers and community have an opportunity to invest in the youth and leaders of tomorrow by supporting FCA today. 
Meetings are held at 8:30 am on Tuesdays and huddles are 1x a month @ 8:00 am with Ms. Thomas and Mrs. Marini.

                                               Sunshine State Book Club

The purpose of the Sunshine State Book Club is to celebrate the act of reading award-winning books.  Students agree to read the 15 new books each year and discuss them with their peers. They also design advertisements and quiz questions for the books.  At the end of the year we compete at the county middle school level for the Battle of the Books trophy.  Lots of fun with reading is paramount in these activities to promote literacy in the middle school. 
Please contact Ms. Brown and Ms. Vocelka for additional information. 

                                    PBS (Positive Behavior Support) Club
The PBS Club supports positive behaviors on the Chiles campus.  PBS is a school wide program which helps students become responsible for their own behavior and learning. The goal of the PBS Club is to create a positive social culture, where students are modeling and encouraging their peers to demonstrate the PBS expectations: Respectful, Encouragement, Prepare and Responsible. We will host family and community events to promote positive behavior at home and school. 
Meetings are held weekly on Wednesdays at 8:30 am with Ms. Descheneaux.

                                                        Math Club

The math club is open to all Algebra or Geometry students who want to compete at Mu Alpha Theta competitions. 
Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 4-5 pm with Mrs. Marini & Mrs. Nowotny.                          

                                                       Voice OUT

Voice Out is an anti-bullying club.  Club members plan school wide events to extinguish bullying by promoting awareness and create an atmosphere of tolerance and generosity in our school community.  

Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 8:30 am in Mrs. Lorenzo's classroom (03-015).


Sports

 Basketball

The basketball season will start in March. All students will need a sports physical before the first game. Games will take place on Wednesday afternoons. 
Boys Basketball practices will take place on Monday mornings from 7:45-9:00 and Tuesday and Friday evenings from 4:00-5:30 p.m. 
Girls Basketball practices will take place on Tuesday mornings  7:45-9:00 a.m. and Thursday evenings from 4:00-5:30 p.m.


Cheerleading

Practice is every Tuesday from 4:00-5:30 in the gymnasium. Cheerleaders cheer at every home basketball and volleyball game (3rd quarter).


Cross Country
Practice is every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 4:00 p.m on the track with Mr. Rohr and Ms. Capp.


Track
Track season begins with tryouts in December and the season officially starts in January and consists of long distance running, sprints, and field events. You do not have to try out. The events are the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, mile, 4 x100 relay, 4x 400 relay, shot put, and long jump. It is competitive but you only compete against your grade level. There are medals and trophies at the county meet. You must have a physical on file at school and pay the $50 school athletic fee. Practice is every Monday, Tuesdsay and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m on the track with with Mr. Rohr, Ms. Capp, Mr. Bond, Mr. McManus.


Volleyball
Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Volleyball Team on their defeat over Sanford Middle School to earn the title of SCPS Girls' Volleyball Champs! They were undefeated this season!


Student Resources

Reference Sites

Card Catalog http://horizon.scps.k12.fl.us/
World Book Online http://www.worldbookonline.com
Electric Library http://www.elibrary.com/
Educational Resources http://www.educationindex.com/education_resources.html
Encyclopedia Smithsonian http://www.si.edu/
Fact Monster http://www.factmonster.com/
Meriam-Webster On-Line Dictionary http://www.merriam-webster.com/netdict.htm
Research It! http://www.itools.com/
Virtual Reference Desk http://www.refdesk.com/index.html
Your Dictionary http://www.yourdictionary.com/

Popular Search Engines

Google http://www.google.com
Bing http://www.bing.com/
CyberSleuth Kids http://cybersleuth-kids.com/
Ask Jeeves for Kids http://www.ajkids.com/
Yahoo http://yahoo.com/
 

Primary Sources

Library of Congress: American Memory http://memory.loc.gov
National Archives and Records Administration http://www.archives.gov
Primary Sources on the Web http://www.eduplace.com/ss/hmss/primary.html
The American Presidency Project http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/index.php

Math Links

Funbrain – Math Games on the Internet http://www.funbrain.com/
Interactive Units Converter http://www.convert-me.com/en/
Math Lessons in PPT http://math.pppst.com/
 

Science Links

Rader's Biology4Kids http://www.biology4kids.com/
Rader's Chem4Kids http://www.chem4kids.com/
 Kids's Guide to Human Body Systems https://www.orbera.com/o_orbera_article7
 

English Links

Globalclassroom http://www.globalclassroom.org/ecell00/javamath.html
 

Social Studies Links

Quizhub http://quizhub.com/quiz/quizhub.cfm
National Geographic http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/