The School Advisory Council meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Cane Cafe at 6:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the SAC meetings. The SAC Membership Committee is made up of parents, faculty, community/business representatives, student representatives and the MDHS Principal. For information, please contact Kim Updike at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cady Studios is Mount Dora High School’s official photographer. All seniors must be photographed by Cady Studios to appear in the 2017-2018 yearbook. Senior year is a once in a lifetime experience. Celebrate the occasion with a portrait session at Cady Studios where we offer the best scene and session options to make your student’s year one to remember. Our seniors-only studios offer 11 amazing scenes to best suit their personality, from basic sessions to private photographers. Session fees start as low as $30 and all sessions include the formal Yearbook pose as well as the traditional Cap & Gown portrait. See more details about our sessions and special promotions online at cadystudios.com/cadymagazine2018. PLEASE CLICK THIS HEADLINE for additional information and details about YOUR senior portrait!
As many Floridians are aware, our state has been in a period of transition and the Florida Department of Education has made important decisions to improve our education system and raise the bar for our schools, educators and students. Please click this headline for more information regarding these assessments and to access flyers and links to additional resources and a comprehensive information sheet, the "Lake County Schools Statewide Assessment Information" document.
As we move forward in the school year, we invite you to join in then Just Take 20 literacy campaign. The Florida Department of Education created the Just Take 20 campaign to provide K-12 Florida families with practical, easy-to-implement reading activities that establish literacy as a lifelong value. Just Take 20 encourages families to seize everyday teachable moments by using 20 minutes a day to integrate reading into their busy lives. www.JustTake20.org. So just take 20 and have a great year reading together!
Are you ready to drive? TLSAE (Traffic Law Substance Abuse Education) is being offered at Mount Dora High School. Click the headline for more information and a pre-registration form. This is a GREAT opportunity for all students who "Are Ready to Drive"!
Winter Break - December 21-January 3, 2018
December 20th - End of Grading Period
Thursday, January 4th, 2018 - Classes Resume
MOUNT DORA HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
Dr. Rhonda Boone, Principal
Kimberly Walker-Updike, Vice Principal
Catherine Slack - Vice Principal
Kyle Bracewell - Vice Principal
Welcome to Cane Country! Whether you are a new student to Mount Dora High School (MDHS) or a returning student, we look forward to you joining our Hurricane Family. I hope that you had a great summer and the opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. As we begin the school year, I would like to share some important news and changes you will see.
Excitement is brewing here at Mount Dora High School as we begin the 2017-18 school year! We are proud to continue our partnership with Lake Sumter State College (LSSC) that will allow us to offer college classes right on our campus with our very own teachers that have been selected as the Adjuncts. As you arrive on campus you will see a new face in our administration, Dr. Catherine Slack, Assistant Principal, and a returning face, Mr. Kyle Bracewell, Assistant Principal. Ms. Kimberly Walker-Updike is returning as Assistant Principal. Officer Smith of the Mount Dora Police Department has been reappointed as our School Resource Officer again this year. As you see new faces, whether they be students, faculty or staff, please welcome and show them our Hurricane Pride. Please take note of the revised bell schedule (listed below). The first bell will ring at 7:15 a.m. and school will end at 2:20 p.m. (early release Wednesdays at 1:20 p.m.).
Canes start this year with determination to do your best! We all look forward to working with our students and their parents to see that each student is provided the opportunity to be successful at MDHS. We encourage you to become involved in the various activities, clubs and sports offered at MDHS. Parents, please take an active role in your student’s education. Lake County has an online program in Skyward that you can monitor your student’s progress and success throughout the school year. If you are not familiar with this online program, please contact the guidance office and they will be happy to walk you through the set up process.
As Principal of Mount Dora High School, my sincerest thanks goes to our students, parents, faculty, staff and the community of Mount Dora for the continued support I receive from each of you. The administrators, faculty and staff have worked hard over the summer getting ready for the 2017-2018 school year. We look forward to your return to Cane Country and having a great year!
Parents and guardians of students who attend Lake County Schools are encouraged to create a Family Access account. Through the Family Access portal, parents and guardians will have the ability to view their child’s grades, attendance and other data. Click this link for Skyward Family Access, https://www.lake.k12.fl.us/familyaccess , for a tutorial on how to create an account.