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Lawton Chiles Middle School
1240 Sanctuary Drive
Oviedo, Florida 32766

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Student Hours
9:20 - 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!

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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.


Here are bands upcoming events. Period 2 Concert Band has a Fall Concert on October 10th at HHS at 7:00 p.m. Period 3 Beginning Band has Middle School Night with OHS Band on October 11th. Period 4 Symphonic Band has a Beginning Band Concert on October 24th at LCMS at 6:30 p.m. Period 6 Beggining Band has a Spring Concert on May 8th at HHS at 7:00 p.m.

Beta Club
Membership is the Lawton Chiles Middle School Beta Club is by invitation to those students who have shown through their academic achievements that they have high academic standards. Students with a cumulative average of 3.75 and a teacher recommendation in the 7th grade year are invited to be installed as members. Membership is open to 7th and 8th graders only. The purpose of the National Beta Club is promote the ideals of character, service and leadership among students, to reward meritorious achievements and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education after high school. The National Beta Club a student centered organization continually develops and nurtures individuals by providing opportunities and experiences enabling them to demonstrates the ideals of character, achievement, service, and leadership in a global community. Students meet the first Tuesday of each month with Ms. Naran in Building 4 media.

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. Officers meet the first week of the month and the Huddle meets the last week of the month usually on Fridays with Ms. Thomas and Mr. Hall in the gym/Black Box Theater.  

Future Educators of America
This is a club that strives to inspire competent students to consider teaching as a career. The club provides members with knowledge and experiences that develops leadership, qualities and skills basic to successful teaching. It offers preteaching experiences that are exploratory and developmental in nature. Students engage in activities that promote learning throughout the community. If you have any questions please contact 

Math Club
The Math Club meets Wednesday mornings at 8:30 and may compete in the county math competition in the spring.

Pantherette Dance Team
The Pantherette Dance Team is open to all grades with an audition. Dancers participate in local high school performances and in local parades. The Pantherettes compete in regional dance competitions and in various community events. No dance experience is required but a sports physical is required. Pantherettes meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 with Mrs. O'Neill in the Black Box Theater.

FIRST was founded in 1989. Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. These innovative programs will help motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.
The Robotics Club meets each Wednesday morning, when school is in session, from 8:05 am to 9:00 am. We will meet on some Wednesday afternoons as well, but those dates have yet to be determined. We will meet in 3-208, which is also the Business Computers 2 classroom. We have 22 members at present.

Student Council
The Student Council is responsible for representing the whole student body. Officers are elected at the beginning of each school year by the students. The Student Council voices the needs, wants and concerns of the student body to represent to the school administration and teachers. They are also responsible for encouraging school spirit through initiating school spirit events such as spirit week. Members of the Student Council help raise funds for school wide projects and assist the community when they are in need of aid. Being on the Student Council is something that will help our students become responsible and active members of the community. Student Council meets with Mrs. Ilemsky every other Thursday at 4:00 p.m in 4-208.  

Sunshine State Book Club
The Sunshine State Young Readers Club is a group of students united by their love of reading books. They choose to read all of the middle school level Sunshine State Books, and come together each week to talk and enjoy these books. In the late Spring they will compete with other SCPS schools to win first place and keep the trophy! Last year our team won, and we look forward to defending our title! The Book Club will meet every Tuesday during lunch with Mrs. Dombrowski.  

Writing Club
The Writing Club is for students who love to express themselves by writing stories, poems, essays, scripts and more. The club will meet to share writing and get new ideas. Learn to be a better writer as you share and discover how to publish your work.




The basketball season will start in January, tryouts will be after winter break. Stay tuned for announcements in December about tryout information. All students will need a sports physical to tryout to be on the team. Starting in January girls basketball practice  will be on Wednesday and Friday mornings with games on Wednesday.


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 starts in March 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 and Ms. Capp.

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!

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