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.

Parents, we want to hear from you!

As part of San José Unified’s commitment to provide every student with the opportunity to discover their own greatness, we encourage you to share your thoughts about our schools and your child’s education experience by taking our annual survey.

Parents can take the survey by visiting go.sjusd.org/sjusd2017

Students will take the survey during their regular classes. If you do NOT want your child to participate then please click HERE to download a form that you need to complete and return to your child’s school.

Ram Country

Robot

Field Hockey

Girl Soccer

Girl Basket Ball

Girl Basket Ball

Football

2013 Women's Swimming

WGHS

Girl Soccer 2

Robotics 2

Boy Soccer

WGHS Robotics

The 2017 First Robotics competition rules were released on Jan 7, 2017, and WGHS Team 256 has six weeks to design and build a robot for the regional competition. This picture tells the story of this week: the intense design strategy discussions and the building the critical field elements. Email us @ .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you are interested in joining us.

Click Here for the WGHS Robotics web-site.

Robotics

What time should school start?

Please take a moment to answer a brief survey to inform us as we discuss WGHS’s start time. Results will be discussed during our School Site Council, Leadership Team, and Principal’s Coffee meetings. The link is here.

What do you think about tutorial periods?

Please take a moment to answer a brief survey on WGHS’s tutorial periods here.

County Board of Education Awards

Congratulations to WGHS student Dominque Pembleton who won 1st place in the SVCTE Students in Civic Engagement video contest.  Way to go, Dominique!  We’re proud of you! See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uQaXzSSEEw&feature=youtu.be

County Board

Yearbook Baby Ads

Create a custom ad for your child’s yearbook.  This is a great way to recognize your child’s accomplishments and milestones.  The deadline is January 31, 2017.  Please click here for more information.

Help Raise Funds for Willow Glen Education Foundation

Since Safeway no longer participates in eScrip, the Foundation has lost a large source of income.  There is a new program that is easy to use and easy to raise funds for the Foundation. Numerous retailers (including Safeway and Amazon) participate, so there are more opportunities to direct some of our shopping dollars back to the Foundation to benefit our children. While money will be directed to the Foundation, there is no extra cost to you to use the App.  Please click here for more information.

CSF Applications Available Now

The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) honor society is a state-wide organization whose purpose is to recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as well as service to the club, the school, and/or the community.  Applications for the Spring 2017 semester are due January 27, 2017, to Ms. Bielefeld in room V103.  CSF applications can be picked up in the Main Office or in V103. For more information, click here or contact Ms. Bielefeld at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Food Pantry

Looks like the Food Pantry will be getting some shelves soon!  We are very excited to have the shelves go in and start to fully stock the pantry.  Please continue to share ideas and thoughts as we build this great asset for our Willow Glen kids.  Let’s help build by word of mouth too; it’s one of the best marketing tools.  Please share with other Willow Glen families that we are in need of food donations!  Happy to have people contact me directly (Melanie Peyton 408-314-0172) or just drop items off in the attendance office.  Thank you!

Clothes Closet

During the fall semester, the WGC Clothes Closet collected coats and jackets, hygiene supplies and undergarments.  As we begin the new year, we will focus on collecting gently used and new jeans (we particularly need jeans in medium sizes, 6,7,8 and 9 for women and 34-38 for men, but we will take all sizes!)  In addition to jeans, we will be working to collect prom dresses, and we always need hygiene supplies:  laundry soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, razors, feminine supplies, and deodorant.

Thank you to everyone for your generous donations so far!  Please bring donations to the attendance office or feel free to call Kristy Hayes (408-373-6084) to make arrangements for pick up. 

WGHS Thanks Stone Church of Willow Glen!

We’re so grateful for the ongoing support from Stone Church for WG Cares.  Thank you for your wonderful efforts and your partnership to help our community!

Willow Glen Cares

The holidays were merry for many WGHS Families, thanks to Willow Glen Cares!
Over the last few weeks, our community has collected an amazing array of holiday gifts and parcels for 37 families in need at WGHS! A team of volunteers, led by coordinator, Liz Roselman, wrapped and prepared the wonderful donations of gifts gathered by many students, staff members, Willow Glen families and a variety of community groups. This is truly the spirit of giving at it’s finest.  The receiving students and families are unbelievably grateful for this outpouring of kindness and generosity.

Congratulations, WGHS Robotics!

Congratulations to our awesome robotics team led by Ahmad Khanssari, as they were just awarded a $2,000 grant from the Brin Wojcicki Foundation.  Way to go, robotics team!

AP Informational Night

February 2, 2017 at 6 pm in the WGHS Cafeteria

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program created by the College Board, which offers college-level curricula courses and examinations to high school students. High School students have the opportunity to earn college course credit if a high score is obtained on the AP examination. Parents/Guardians will be able to meet the instructors and learn more about the specific courses offered at Willow Glen High. ​

Library News

The library is now open after school daily! WGHS is happy to announce our newest team member, Lisa Yesson, as our new library clerk. Our library and library services are now available to students until 4pm on all regular school days.

The Homework Center is back! That’s right, students may now come into the library after school Monday through Thursday and find a teacher there to help them with homework and studying for up to an hour and a half after school on all regular school days.

Are you considering Willow Glen High School for the 2017-2018 school year?

“High School Here I Come.”
The session will be held in the Little Theater on February 28, 2017 at 6pm, sponsored by WGMS with a WGHS Assistant Principal presenting. If you would like more information about WGHS, email Grace Strickland, Assistant Principal of Instruction at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Principal’s Coffee

A great way for parents to hang out with other parents and chat about what is going on with the Principal, Randy Schmidt. Come join us with a cup of coffee, or bring an empty cup and fill up for free in our main office. Then, join us for the Principal’s Coffee at 8am in the Library on: 2/2, 3/2, 4/6, and 5/4.

Upcoming

Parents: We want to hear from you!

As part of San José Unified’s commitment to provide every student with the opportunity to discover their own greatness, we encourage you to share your thoughts about our schools and your child’s education experience by taking our annual survey.

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