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Slauson Middle School

340 West Fifth Street

Azusa, CA 91702

(626)  815-5144

 

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Dayna Mitchell
Slauson Middle School recognizes that each student is an individual and seeks to provide a curriculum and school climate that meets the needs of all students. The Slauson Staff is committed to providing our students with rigorous instruction that leads to the mastery of the California Common Core State Standards, as well as a safe and caring place of learning. 

SARC Is Now Online

 

Slauson Middle School’s new School Accountability Report Card is now available online at http://ausd-ca.schoolloop.com/schools.  This document contains valuable information including class size, demographic data, testing information and an overview of our school.  The SARC is available in both English and Spanish.  

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CAASPP Field Test
This spring, California schools are participating in a field test of the new state assessment system: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).  This computer-based test will replace the STAR testing program. This ye... Continue
Posted by: Dayna Mitchell
Published: 4/13/14

NEWS

Looking for Solutions

Slauson students are involved with a unique project with Azusa Light and Water. Under the direction of teachers Jody Nolting and Laura Camarena, students are involved in a research project to determine what is the best turf for the Azusa area when it comes to water conservation. Civil engineering students from Cal Poly Pomona are advising the students on water usage, evaporation and turf grasses. In April, the students will present their findings to the City.

Heading into the Future

Students Building RocketsSeventh and eighth graders from Slauson School participated in the VIVA Technology Program which encourages students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The students designed rockets, a mechanical launcher and participated in a STEM Jeopardy Game. The program was possible through a donation from the Northrop Grumman Foundation. Northrop engineers worked with the students on designing their rockets, which had to accelerate into space and land safely with a parachute. The event included a parent night that included a hands-on project and information about required high school classes needed to major in STEM fields.

Summer STEM Programs

Apply Now for the COSMOS 2014 Summer Program- Apps Due February 21st (COSMOS)
The COSMOS Program (California Summer School for Mathematics and Science) is a 4-week residential summer program open to entering 9th through exiting 12th-grade high school students with demonstrated interest and achievement in math and science. This intensive experience is intended to encourage the brightest and most promising young minds to continue their interest in these fields. Located on four University of California campuses (Davis, Irvine, San Diego and Santa Cruz), COSMOS provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to work side-by-side with outstanding university faculty and researchers, covering topics extending beyond the typical high school curriculum. For information and application, visit: https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/

Requirement

All students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization (called “Tdap”) for school in the fall.  Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory disease that can be severe and last for months. The immunity received from either early childhood immunization or pertussis disease wears off over time, leaving older students and adults susceptible again to pertussis. Immunization with Tdap can protect students, schools and communities against pertussis.

Studio 29 News!

Slauson's Media Program has a new home: Studio 29! Our new location features a working production studio for the La Pantera Student Video Festival coming this Spring, as well as the production facility for the Panther Press.  The festival features digital story telling and student videos. Previous festival judges have included former CBS Vice-President Charles Cappleman, screenwriter Kim Beyer-Johnson, production designer John Zachary and Azusa Mayor Joe Rocha.