Vision Statement:  All San Jose Unified School District students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.
Mission Statement:  San Jose Unified School District’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.

San José Unified Board of Education Selects Finalist for Superintendent

After several months of extensive community engagement and deliberation, the San José Unified Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of a finalist for the position of Superintendent. Nancy Albarrán was selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates from our local region and across the country. Ms. Albarrán is currently serving as Interim Superintendent following the departure of Dr. Vincent Matthews in October 2015. Her formal approval as the next Superintendent of San José Unified is pending final action at an upcoming, regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. For further information, please click here

Después de muchos meses de extensiva participación comunitaria y deliberación, la Mesa Directiva tiene el placer de anunciar su elección de la finalista al puesto de Superintendente. La señorita Nancy Albarrán fue electa dentro de un grupo de candidatos altamente calificados locales y de todo el país. La señorita Albarrán funge como Superintendente Interino desde de la partida del Dr. Vincent Matthews en octubre de 2015. Su aprobación formal como la siguiente Superintendente del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José está en espera de la medida final en una próxima junta ordinaria de la Mesa Directiva.

Welcome to Ram Country!

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Summer School

Summer School applications are now available in the College and Career Center in Room L102.  Forms are also available from the student’s English teacher or in the main office.  Summer School is scheduled to begin June 6 from 8 am to 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Students are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible as enrollment is limited.

Congratulations to Senior Ronnie McDowell

After shooting a 2 under par at Coyote Creek Golf Course, Ronnie was named the B.V.A.L Champion of 2016.  He beat out the reigning champion Tom Hutchinson, from Pioneer, by 5 strokes.  Ronnie will be advancing to the CCS Championship round on May 10th.
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WGHS Blood Drive

The WGHS National Honor Society turned our library into a Red Cross blood drive center for the day on Friday, April 22nd. A huge thank you to advisor, James Mok, and our NHS students who organized and executed this very successful blood drive.

Blood Drive

River Glen 30th Anniversary

Please join us on Saturday, April 30th for our 30th River Glen anniversary celebration. 
Alumni, parents, staff, and any friends who’d like to join us are welcome.
Please click here to view our flyer.

Wish Success!

A huge thank you to Mrs. Hernandez & the leadership class for making our 1st Wish Upon a Star event a giant success!  Over 150 wishes were granted to students, staff, and WG families.  Please click here to see some of our wonderful wish granting. 

Welcome Freshman Family Night

Please join us May 19th @ 6pm in the WGHS cafeteria.  Hear from administrators, students, and staff about academics, support, activities, athletics, and more!  This is a great opportunity for us to meet our incoming freshmen and answer any questions you may have about high school. We look forward to meeting you!

Alumni News…Where Are They Now?

Interested in what’s happening with our WGHS graduates?  Click here to see, and send us your great stories.

Leadership

Are you an INCOMING FRESHMEN for the 2016-2017 and interested in joining the LEADERSHIP PROGRAM? We are looking for incoming 9th graders that want to be a student leader on campus and join the leadership program! Please click here and apply now to be considered for this course. We do not hold an election for freshmen class officers. All applicants will interview to be a part of this program. Any questions, please email Amy Hernandez at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Congratulations, Coach!!

John Owens WGHS track coach, John Owens, has just been selected as the 2015-16 CCS Track & Field Honor Coach!  John will be presented his award at the CCS Track & Field Championships on Friday, May 27, 2016 at San Jose City College. John has worked at WGHS for 32 years as a teacher, coach & substitute.  He is respected and admired by our WG community and we’re so excited John is being recognized in this great way. 


California Standardized Testing

California standized testing, now called the SBAC, will be administered from April 5th through April 29th at WGHS. During this time, there will be no tutorial periods though school will start and end at the usual times.

Our juniors will take the math test from April 26 through April 29 in their social science classes.

Objections to Disclosure of Student Records

Parents and students can object to the disclosure of students’ protected personal information and records arising from the court order in the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association v. California Department of Education lawsuit;

Click here.for more information.

Cyber Pirates Summer STEAM Academy

Cyber Pirates Summer STEAM Academy hosted at SVCTE June 13 to June 24, 2016. Classes run Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm each day. The theme is: Cybersecurity. Students will learn basic coding, encryption and programming using Arduino boards . Please click here to view registration flyer.

Sign up for Career Cafe

Come here various speakers talk about their occupational experiences and explore your career options!  Hosted by WGMS & WGHS counseling departments.  Sign up for the career cafe sessions in the College and Career Center Career cafe


Upcoming Activities and Events

Events to look forward to:

  • Senior Sunset: May 4th
  • Tiki Match: May 6th @ WGHS
  • 9th-12th Dance: May 13th, 7-9pm
  • PROM: May 21st, Hayes Mansion
  • Farewell Rally: May 26th


California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program - CAASPP

Last spring, schools and districts across California participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP. This set of assessments provides information on student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), supporting more rigorous instruction in San Jose Unified School District and increased expectations for students.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site.

To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.

Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil - CAASPP

La primavera pasada, las escuelas y distritos escolares de todo California participaron en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP. Este conjunto de evaluaciones proporciona información del progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS). Los resultados de la evaluación brindan apoyo para impartir enseñanza más rigurosa en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José con el fin de aumentar las expectativas académicas de todos los estudiantes.

De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año.

Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí.


WGHS Newsletter

If you are interested in receiving the weekly WGHS newsletter, please send your email request to our Parent Club coordinator at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Newsletters are mailed every Monday and contain information regarding upcoming events, etc.  This is a great way to stay informed!



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