The Eagle's Nest

Volume 3, Issue 2

February 5, 2021

Mission Statement: HMS strives to develop self-confident and creative students willing to take risks within a challenging and innovative environment.

Principal's Message

Dear Horizon Parents,

We are off to a great start to the new year! I appreciate your support in helping to ensure that all students complete their NWEA test in December. Teachers have started the data chat process with students which include reviewing data and setting goals for continued growth between now and the end of the year.

Please be sure to utilize the parent portal to check your students’ grades. Lastly, we were excited to start our Spring Tutoring program that includes Free:

  • Tutoring
  • Academic interventions
  • Grade recovery
  • Boot camps
  • STEAM Academy

Transportation will be provided starting the week of February 8th in the mornings and for Saturdays. Please be sure to reference the flyer below for more information.


Michael Ballone

Out of Field Teachers

We are proud of our teachers and the certification each one has through the State of Florida. All of our teachers are “highly qualified.” The following teachers are out-of-field, but have made a commitment to work toward this certification/endorsement.
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Design-A-Mask Contest Details

Contest runs from February 8th to February 12th. Voting will occur in the cafeteria from 2/15-2/19. All virtual students: Please submit entries to the front office. Mask design winning entry will be available for sale at a later date. Funds benefit our PTSO!

Calendar Items

Feb 1-Mar 12

  • Access Testing for ELLs

Feb 8-12

  • Design-A-Mask Contest
Feb 8
  • Basketball Kissimmee @ Horizon
Feb 10
  • Basketball Horizon @ Celebration

Feb 15

  • Quarter 3 Progress Reports Available
  • Basketball Discovery @ Horizon
  • Horizon Voluntary COVID-19 Testing

Feb 19

  • Rodeo Day - No School

Feb 22 - Mar 4

  • Spring Book Fair

PTSO, SAC, & Business Partners

Please come be a part of the Horizon Family by joining PTSO and SAC Meetings which are held the 1st Thursday of each month beginning at 5:30PM. These meetings are now done virtually. Look out for our invite links through email or text. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thank You” to all of our business partners for supporting our school! If you would like to be a business partner, we would be glad to help you fill out the necessary paperwork so that you may get started. Please call the front office for more information.