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Principal's Message

Welcome to San Lorenzo Valley Middle School!
We are truly happy to have you be a part of our special community.  At SLVMS, we take pride in making sure that all our students have the tools that they need to learn.  Students take courses in language arts, math, science, social studies and PE.  In addition, they have an elective class and are able to choose from Band, Choir, Drama, robotics, technology, 2D art, 3D art and Spanish (8th grade only).
I have had the honor of being principal here for the past three years.  I LOVE middle school kids...as a teacher I taught 7th and 8th grade language arts and social studies, and I truly believe in supporting kids in their journey through middle school.  It is a time like no other...the change from 6th to 8th grade is astonishing.  I, along with our staff, do all that I can to support your students in their journey.  I am also a 13 year resident of the San Lorenzo Valley.  I can tell you that this is truly an amazing place to raise a family and be a part of a community.
If you are new to the area, please feel free to contact me with questions, or I can give you a tour of the school.  We do not have shadow days, but I am happy to spend time with you to tell you more about our school.  If you are a long time resident, I am always available to help your child or brainstorm ways we can support him/her together.
Happy learning Panthers!
Shannon Calden