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2014-2015 Elective Course Descriptions

7th Grade Course Elective Form
8th Grade Course Elective Form

Climate Survey

STAR testing

PTSA 2013 - 2014

Become a member - Join PTSA to help support your child’s education.
Click on the links below to find the welcome letter and membership information.

PTSA Membership Letter
PTSA Membership form

For more PTSA information go to “Parents” tab on this page, from the drop down menu click on PTSA.

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Click on the link, print the flyer, take with you to the restaurant and help John Muir receive the proceeds from your dining experience. Thank you.
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Our next one is being planned!

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Assessment Update

Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, California is moving to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These computer-based tests replace the STAR program. CAASPP is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English and math, which California adopted in 2010 to describe what knowledge and skills students need to be well prepared for college and careers, no matter where they come from or where they live.

This year, CAASPP is being field tested to determine how well individual questions allow students to demonstrate what they know and still need to learn.

Who will take the test?
All students in grades 3-8 and in grade 11.

Between April 7 and May 16, 2014.

***John Muir’s testing dates are April 22 - May 2, 2014***

Will parents receive test results?
No. Because this is a field test to determine how effective CAASPP is, schools, districts, and students/families will not receive scores.
Visit for complete testing information and dates.

Últimas noticias sobre los exámenes estatales

A partir del ciclo escolar 2013-2014, California pondrá en marcha la nueva Evaluación de Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil de California (CAASPP, por sus siglas en inglés).  Estos exámenes que se tomarán vía computadora reemplazarán al programa STAR.  El nuevo examen CAASPP está alineado con los estándares académicos, comunes y fundamentales de Inglés y Matemáticas que California adoptó en 2010 para describir cuáles conocimientos y habilidades necesitan tener los estudiantes a fin de estar bien preparados para los estudios universitarios y las carreras profesionales, independientemente de su lugar de procedencia o la ubicación de su domicilio.

Este año, el CAASPP se pondrá a prueba para determinar qué tan bien funcionan las preguntas individuales de dicho examen a fin de que los estudiantes demuestren lo que saben y lo que todavía necesitan aprender.

¿Quién tomará este examen?
Todos los estudiantes del 3º al 8º grado y los estudiantes del 11º grado.

Entre el 7 de abril y el 16 de mayo de 2014.  Fechas pruebas de John Muir son de 22 de abril al 02 de mayo de 2014

¿Recibirán los padres los resultados de este examen?

No. Debido a que este ciclo escolar el examen CAASPP únicamente se está poniendo a prueba para determinar cuán eficiente es, las escuelas, los distritos escolares, los estudiantes y sus familias no recibirán los resultados.

Visite para obtener la información detallada acerca de este examen y las fechas de administración.

Get Connected

Sign up for our Falcon Weekly email news and reminders!  It only takes a couple of minutes, and is an easy way to find out what’s happening.  All John Muir parents should plan to join!

·      Send a blank email to:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

·      You will receive an email with the subject line “Please confirm your request to join JMMS_FalconWeekly.”  (If you don’t receive this right away, check your spam folder.)

·      You MUST confirm by either:    1) Clicking on the link in the confirmation email OR 2) Replying to the confirmation email (click “reply” and send)

·      You should start to receive at least one email each week.  If you don’t receive anything from Falcon Weekly within a week, please send a message to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to check on the status of your membership.

“Like” our FALCON FAMILY page on Facebook—another easy way to stay informed! or just search for “Falcon Family”

After School Club’s begin next week

Theater Improv - Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Yearbook Club - Mondays 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Music Club - Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hiking Club - Wednesdays 2:30pm - 3:30 (Hike days til 4:30pm)
Tech GYRLS Club - Wedesdays 2:30 pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom Dancing Club - Wednesdays 2:30pm - 4:30 pm
Comic Book Club - Wednesdays 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Book Club (Every other Wednesday) Lunchtime - Begins January 29th

*No Homework Center on Tuesdays and Fridays! No Clubs on Fridays!

Click here for more information on each club

Principal’s Club - Recognizing Students that SOAR

Each month 5 students will be recognized as part of the Principal’s club - an award and lunch with the principal.
Click Here to see more details.

Curriculum: Common Core Standards 2013 - 2014

Below are sites that can assist parents and students in understanding and preparing for the upcoming shift to Common Core Standards.  These links outline what is Common Core, the rationale for a National Common Core Standard, the shifts in thinking these changes will require from educators, parents, and students, and the substantially different manner in which students will be assessed in 2014-15.  The district team of Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a team of classroom teachers, has been meeting, reviewing the standards, and creating units to prepare SJUSD for this change.  As well, the team of teachers have been piloting these units in preparation for next year’s rollout of Common Core. We are excited about the change to curriculum that fosters greater analysis and critical thinking to assist our students in preparing for their future in the 21st century.

This is the link from the state in regards to our ELA standards K-12 and as well as history and science ELA literacy.

California Common Core Standard

Link with more information about assessment and what they could look like when implemented in 2014-15

The Common Core Math Standards.pdf

Math Night.pdf


Thank you to all the families listed below.  Your generous donation to our Five-Minute fundraiser is appreciated!!!! 

Matthew & Amy Seeley
Emilio Olguin
Oleksandr & Viktoriya Dron
Scott & Gina Thomas
Brian & Maria Pinkney
Steve & Ingrid Niederer
David & Teresa McFadden
C. & B. Inman
Lan Truong
Randall & Jacqueline Levinson
Marco & Mariam Maldonado
Seble Demissie
Dirk & Laura Johnson
Manuel & Lilyan Gonzalez
Kenneth & Veronica Bartek
David DeMaria
Keith Emmons
Donald & Erin McCabe
Joe & Gloria Rodriguez
Octavio Niebla
Home Inspectors of America
Wesley P. Yemoto, D.D.S.

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