Principal's Message

Dear Eagle Families,

Happy Spring! As we enter the final 9 weeks, know we are committed to our school mission to provide a learning environment that addresses the academic needs of your child. The mission of Greenwood Lakes Middle School is to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be productive citizens. We will continue to strive for student success as we wrap up this wonderful school year. Along with teaching the curriculum, we are also preparing your child for the FINAL Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) in April and May. The Civics EOC, Algebra EOC and 8th Grade Science Assessments will also occur in May. These computer-based assessments will begin the week of April 1st with Writing and continue May 2nd through May 17th. Specific grade level information and dates will be sent out through Skyward Family Access and posted on our Greenwood Lakes Middle School calendar. Visit for more details. Remember to update both your email and phone numbers in Skyward Family Access. You can do this at home by simply logging into and updating your contact information. We encourage you to check out the types of questions your child will be asked to answer on these rigorous assessments. You can do this by going to You will then click on “Students & Families” and then “Take a Sample Test for Grades 3-10”, click “Sign In” (no need to change the Guest login information), select the grade level and the Student Practice Test you would like to take. There is lots of critical testing information on the FLDOE website. We appreciate any time you can devote to you and your students understanding of the FAST. We have many great activities coming up in the second half of the year. We encourage all families to become involved by attending parent/teacher conferences. Our 8thGraders are looking forward to 8th Grade Awards Night on Tuesday, May 14th at6:00pm in the gym. 8th Gradventure will be Saturday, May 11th. 8th Grade Dance will be Friday, May 17th from 6 pm – 9 pm in the gym. These events are for 8th Graders only and a privilege. Permission forms went home in December and need to be returned to Ms. Smith, Administrative Dean in order to participate. Students need to see Ms. Smith if they need another form. Don’t forget Semester Exams start Tuesday, May 21st and continue during Early Release Days May22nd, 23rd, and 24th.We believe that our students can do anything they wish todo and can be anything they wish to be. We want to provide hope and encouragement to all students to dream big and go after their dreams. If there is anything we can do to help your child, please do not hesitate to contact us.

As Always, Let’s SOAR Eagles!

Breezi Erickson


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