OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2015-2016
As of, Monday, April 7th, Lauffer Middle School is now accepting Open Enrollments for the 2015-2016 school year. Please note that the incoming 6th grade class will have very few slots available. Possibly as little as 25 students will be accepted due to budget restraints and staffing. Students who will be new to Lauffer for 7th and 8th grade will have VERY limited slots as well. As always, if your child is currently attending Lauffer under Open Enrollment, you will be required to reapply for the upcoming school year.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY AT LAUFFER
Ms. El Onache & Mrs. Conner hosted our annual Lauffer Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 25th from 8-10am. This was a day to stop by with your parents, family members, or guardians to volunteer, make crafts, and help make Lauffer a kind & beautiful campus. This year, we beautified the school, starting with the guard shack in front. The transformation is amazing. Thank You to all who showed up to help!
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The Ben's Bells Project
During the 2013-2014 school year, Lauffer adopted the "Be Kind" phrase as a way to counteract bullying. Our Student of the Month celebrations honored students for being kind. The Kindness Club and Advanced Art students took part in creating a beautiful mural that is now on the front of the Lauffer Building. Stop by and take a look at it.
Arizona Future City Competition
On Saturday, January 25th, twenty-four Lauffer Middle School students participated in the Arizona Future City competition at the Phoenix Convention Center. Students were required to present their Future City and transportation system within 7-minutes to a panel of judges and live audience.
Future City is a national STEM-engineering initiative and competition to inspire students to enter fields of engineering. Students work in teams of three and use the engineering design process to tackle a real-world problem in American cities. This year, the challenge was to create a sustainable and innovative transportation system to move people effectively and efficiently around a city of the future.
A team of three-6th grade students from Lauffer, James May, Kobe Howard and Ramon Cazares, took home a technical award for their 3-D city model; Best Land Survey Practices. Their city is titled, Magnetic Tronum and relies upon magnetic powered public trains, taxis, and cars. The Magnetic Tronum model is on display at Lauffer Middle School. Approximately twenty individual awards were given to teams from Arizona meeting the best standards or performance in a specific category.
Jackie Nichols is the teacher of the Future City STEM class and Mr. Loren Makus is the volunteer engineer. For questions, Ms. Nichols can be reached at 545-4934 or email@example.com