Welcome Back Canes

A message from MDHS Principal, Dr. Rhonda Boone...

Welcome to Cane Country! It has been an action packed first nine weeks of school. We set a record number of over 1125 for student enrollment. Students have met new friends, joined clubs, and many are participating in our fall sports, band and JROTC. Our students enjoyed a week of homecoming activities led by our class officers and SGA. New to our campus this year is Hurricane READY Time and the launch of Mount Dora High School as a Lake County Digital Discovery School.

I am pleased to announce the following teachers that are new to MDHS and have joined us here in Cane Country. The English/Language Arts Department welcomes Mrs. Rigby and Mrs. Rainear; joining the Social Studies Department is Mrs. Kemmet, Mrs. McMillan and Mr. Watkins; Intensive Reading is Mrs. Romano; our Spanish classes will be taught by Mrs. Santiago and Mrs. Bou; Science greets Mrs. Leese; in Math Mr. Morrison; in Theatre Ms. Laird; and in Art joining us is Mr. Nisbeth. Our new Guidance Counselor is Dr. Clinkscales.

We are excited to share with you that MDHS is among one of the first Lake County High Schools to have Chromebooks for our students. Please visit our website to read about this fantastic program, complete the Student Electronic Device Agreement and pay your Technology Fee on line.

Hurricane READY Time allows our students additional time during the school day to get extra help, work on projects, complete homework or attend meetings with their teachers. This initiative will enable each student at MDHS not only to achieve academically but strive for excellence in everything they do.

Parents I encourage you to 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 successes 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. We encourage all of our students to take the opportunity to become involved in the various activities, clubs and sports offered at MDHS.

My sincerest thanks goes to our students, parents, faculty, staff and the community of Mount Dora for the support you continue to give to Mount Dora High School. We look forward to continuing our upward academic trend in Cane Country and having a great year while we do it!

Sincerely, Dr. Boone, Principal