Student Health

What is Mental Health?

• Relates to emotional, psychological, and social well-being.
    o It affects how we think, feel, and act.
    o It can act as a gauge to measuring our ability of handling stress, relate to others, and make choices
• A commonly used definition of mental health is “… a state of well - being in which the individual realizes his         or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is           able to make a contribution to his or her community”
• Mental health is an important aspect to pay attention to, at every stage of life.
    o From childhood and adolescence, up to adulthood
• Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, it can affect your:
    o Thinking
    o Mood
    o Behavior
    o Ability to succeed in school, at work, within relationships, and in society

Value of Mental Health

• Mental well-being makes up an integral part of your capacity to lead a fulfilling life, including the ability to:
    o Form relationships
    o Study
    o Work or pursue leisure interests
    o Make day - to - day decisions and choices

• Having positive mental health allows us to live a fulfilling life and adapt to life stressors

• Not paying attention to your mental health can lead to serious consequences:
    o Burnout
    o Depression
    o Increased stress
    o Loss in quality of personal relationships
    o Risk of suicide
    o Isolation

• This is why it is important to be mindful of your mental state in how your life circumstances may be affecting your mental health and way of thinking.

What may lead to negative mental health?


• Biological factors
    o Genes or brain chemistry
    o Unfortunately, this aspect may be out of our control.
    o Genes and brain chemistry run a natural course that can be unpredictable at times, and may result in                 chemical and gene imbalances that contribute to the quality of one’s mental health.
    o However, with modern advancements in medicine and treatment, there is always hope in finding help that           will lead to a stable and successful way of living.

• Life experiences
    o Trauma & abuse

• Trauma can be experienced from unexpected events such as, a serious car accident or natural disaster. It can     also be experienced from witnessing family violence and abuse.
    o Chronic stress

• We all experience normal stressors of life, like interviewing for a job, keeping up with schoolwork, maintaining     relationships

• But if one’s ability to handle stress is low, then the stresses of daily life may become to difficult to handle,          having a negative impact on one’s mental health
    o Loss

• Loss can be normal throughout life, like a loss of a job, or relationship…
     But in some cases, experiencing continual loss may contribute negatively to one’s mental health
     Or the large impact of a suffered loss can make it difficult to move on in life
    o Family history

How does it affect my teen?

• It is a normal part of development for teens to experience a wide range of emotions.

• It is typical, for instance, for teens to feel anxious about school or friendships, or to experience a period of         depression following the death of a close friend or family member.

• BUT…it’s important to distinguish a mental health disorder from the normal range of emotions your teen may   experience from different life circumstances.

Mental health disorders are characterized by long-lasting, or chronic symptoms that affect how a young person feels, thinks, and acts.

Mental health disorders may interfere with regular activities and daily functioning, such as school, work, relationships, sleeping, and eating.

• Most teens have positive mental health (emotional well-being, and psychological and social well being) but,      the research shows that:
    o 1 in 5 teens has a diagnosable mental health disorder

• Problems with mental health may begin early in life
    o Half of all mental health issues begin at age 14

• The good news is that promoting positive mental health can prevent some problems from starting.

How do I know if my teen needs help?

• The symptoms and warning signs of low mental health may be different for each teenager.
• Some may experience one or two symptoms, while others may experience more.
• But there are always warning signs that will tell you if your teen needs help.
• According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a teen may need help if they are:
    o Feeling very sad, withdrawn or unmotivated for more than two weeks.
    o Having change in school performance
    o Making plans or trying to harm or kill oneself
    o Out-of-control, risk-taking behaviors
    o Sudden overwhelming fear for no reason, sometimes with a racing heart or fast breathing
    o Not eating, throwing up or using laxatives to lose weight; significant weight loss or weight gain
    o Having difficulty sleeping or eating
    o Severe mood swings causing problems in relationships.
    o Excess use of drugs or alcohol
    o Drastic changes in behavior, personality or sleeping habits.
    o Extreme difficulty in concentrating or staying still
    o Intense worries or fears getting in the way of daily activities like hanging out with friends or going to                   classes
    o Inability to carry out daily activities or handle daily problems and stress
    o Are unable to enjoy pleasurable activities they used to enjoy
    o Isolate themselves and avoid social interactions
    o Feel grief for along time after a loss or death
    o Harm themselves (e.g. burning or cutting their skin)

• Again, it is important to note that not every teen will experience all of these symptoms, but it varies. 

Common Mental Health Disorders in Teens

• Common mental health disorders in adolescence include those related to anxiety, depression, attention               deficit-hyperactivity, and eating
• Anxiety Disorders
    o Shown by feelings excessive uneasiness, worry, and fear
    o Occur in 32% of 13 to 18 year olds
    o Examples include:
• generalized anxiety disorder
• post-traumatic stress disorder
• social anxiety disorder
• obsessive-compulsive disorder
• phobias
• Depression
    o Depressed mood that affects thoughts, feelings, and daily activities, including eating, sleeping, and                     working
    o If a teen is depressed, they may experience feelings of sadness and loss of joy in activities or hobbies that       have usually brought happiness
    o Depression is the most common mental health disorder, affecting nearly 1 in 8 adolescents and young             adults each year
• Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD)
    o Prolonged and extended times of difficulty focusing and paying attention, interfering with daily functioning         and development.
    o Occurs in 9% of 13-18 year olds
• Eating Disorders
    o Extreme and abnormal eating behaviors, such as intentional under-eating or overeating occurs in 3% of           13-18 year olds
    o Examples include anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder

Receiving a Diagnosis


• Knowing warning signs can help let you know if you need to speak to a professional. For many people, getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step in a treatment plan.

• Unlike diabetes or cancer, there is no medical test that can accurately diagnose mental illness. A mental health professional will use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association, to assess symptoms and make a diagnosis.

What to do if you notice symptoms

• If you think you notice symptoms, schedule an appointment with a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist as soon as you can, or if that is not possible, then with your pediatrician or primary care physician. Make sure that you provide your healthcare professional with as much detailed information as you can:
    o Past mental health evaluations and other medical records
    o Descriptions of symptoms, when they began, and whether they have changed over time
    o Any medications or other medical treatments that your child is receiving
    o Anything else that is requested or that you think might be valuable information

• If a doctor, psychologist or counselor does not provide a diagnosis or referral to another professional, you should ask why and consider their reasoning. If you disagree, trust your instincts and seek a second opinion. It is often better to be cautious than to ignore a potentially serious problem.

What parents can do to help their teen foster positive mental health:

• Be Attentive
    o Begin by taking notice of your teen’s moods, behaviors and emotions. Early intervention is critical because       mental health conditions often get worse without treatment.
    o Many conditions are cyclical and periods of strong symptoms may come and go. Symptoms aren’t visible         all the time. Teens may also hide certain symptoms by saying and doing what they believe is expected of                       them

• Talk with them about their troubles:
    o     Creating a safe environment where your teen can express their concerns and feelings is an important             aspect to promoting positive mental health
    o When teens feel that they are heard and understood, it helps them feel supported and helps them process       and cope with the stresses of high school

• Learn all that you can:
    o In addition to seeking help from healthcare professionals, it is beneficial to educate yourself as much as           possible about your teen’s mental health condition.
    o The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a good online resource to receive information on all things                     related to mental health
    o https://www.nami.org/#

• Talk with your teen’s school
    o Check to be sure that your teen is receiving appropriate care and services at school. Teens with mental             health conditions may struggle in school without assistance, leading to frustration and stress. Fortunately,          the law requires that schools provide special services and accommodations to teens with mental health             conditions that interfere with their education.
    o Even if your teen does not have a diagnosed mental illness, but is struggling to cope with stress or                     manage their behavior, counseling services can help support your teen in getting back on track.

Resources at Willow Glen High School

• Here at WGHS, we have two local non-profit agencies that provide counseling services to students based on     a contract with the San Jose Unified School District
    o Gardner Family Care
    o The YWCA
• Both agencies have well-trained professional counselors that are here to help students with whatever                 difficulties they may be experiencing.
• It is the goal of counseling services to provide support for students in providing coping skills to
• Type of support:
    o Counseling services offer student support for behavioral, academic, and emotional needs
• If you feel that you need assistance contact Liz Roselman (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or (408)-535-6330 x 67611.

References

https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Family-Members-and-Caregivers/Learning-to-Help-Your-Child-and-Your-Family

https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-development/mental-health/adolescent-mental-health-basics/index.html

http://www.who.int/mental_health/mhgap/risks_to_mental_health_EN_27_08_12.pdf

Performing Arts

Drama Department

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Willow Glen High School’s award-winning performing arts department has something for everyone. The Music department offers two choirs (Mixed Choir and Chamber Singers), three bands (Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Marching Band), and an AP Music Theory class. The Drama department offers Drama One/Two and Advanced Drama. Additionally, we perform three productions per year (Fall One-Acts, Winter Musical and Spring Musical).

Click below for a link to the Drama department website, which include information about auditions, rehearsals and performances.

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Athletics Hall of Fame

Willow Glen Athletic Hall of Fame

Welcome to the Willow Glen High School Athletic Hall of Fame.  It is our goal to recognize those men and women who, while either students or impactful individuals at Willow Glen High School, distinguished themselves through athletics. It is our hope to create a Hall of Fame that will honor the accomplishments of past Willow Glen High School athletes and members, as well as serve as a source of community pride. It has become an impossible task to recognize all the athletes and individuals worthy of this honor, so we ask for your understanding.

We have 3 unique categories:

1.  Hall of Fame Student-Athlete

It is our goal to recognize those young men and women who over the years distinguished themselves through athletics while attending and representing their school and community.  It is the hope of this committee to create a Hall that will make the Willow Glen community proud.  It is not possible to recognize all the athletes worthy of this honor in the first year or even in the first ten years, so the committee asks for your understanding.

2.  Special Recognition

It is our goal to recognize those individuals whom over the years distinguished themselves through servicing Willow Glen Athletics in various capacities for a minimum of 5 years. These individuals could have been connected through coaching, administration, spirit, broadcasting, and multiple other outlets that have provided a profound impact on the Willow Glen High School Athletics programs. 

3.  Team Inductions

It is our goal to recognize those monumental teams whom over the years distinguished themselves in historic proportions while representing their school and community.

Submissions due by July 10, 2018

Submit Nominees

INDUCTEES

To be inducted to the Willow Glen High School Athletic Hall of Fame, a candidate must be nominated and receive 75% of the votes from the standing committee.  This committee is dedicated to recognizing those athletes, individuals and teams who clearly displayed greatness on the playing fields during their participation at Willow Glen High School.

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Alumni Page

Willow Glen Alumni Registration

We are making an effort to tie in with our strong alumni foundation and share upcoming information that may be of interest to our former student-athletes.  Please take a moment to sign up and allow us to add you to our data base of Willow Glen Alumni

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Rams Moving On Up!!!

Julio Cerda at Mt San Antonio

Congratulations to Julio Cerda (‘18) for continuing his Cross Country career with Mt San Antonio College, the number one ranked Junior College in the state.  Cerda had a prolific career under the tutelage of Coach Victor Santamaria here at Willow Glen, capturing three league titles and making four straight State appearances.

Willow Glen Athletic Hall of Fame

Nomination are now being accepted for the induction into Hall of Fame Class of 2018.  Nominees MUST have graduated in 2013 or earlier and participated in athletics at Willow Glen High School.  For Special Recognition an individual has been involved in Willow Glen High School Athletics for a minimum of 5 years and has made significant contributions to our programs.

Submissions due by July 10, 2018

Submit Nominees

Alumni Events


March 24th Baseball Double Header vs Mt. View - JV @ 11:30 and Varsity @ 2:00

We will BBQing Hot Dogs at the Park to honor our Willow Glen alumni during this event.  Rams apparel will be on site for sale.  Come pick up an official WG Baseball cap, a hot dog, and enjoy some great baseball action. 

October 5th Homecoming Football Game vs Silver Creek - JV @ 4:00 and Varsity @ 7:00

Come support your Willow Glen Rams football team and reunite with our Willow Glen alumni.  Our Athletic Boosters will have a complete line of new apparel which will sport our new Ram Logo!!!!!

November 21st Alumni Basketball Game:  Girls Varsity 5:00;  FS Boys 6:00;  Varsity Boys 7:00

You think you still have game?  Come out an lace them up and see if you still have what it takes.  Or better yet, come out and get a good chuckle watching your old classmates try to keep up with our 2018 basketball teams.  Rumor has it there may be a special halftime presentation   So mark your calendars now!!!

Coaching Staff

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Ting, PhillipAthletic TrainerYear Round.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Sierra, ErnieSpirit SquadYear Round.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)Tryout Information
Santamaria, VictorCross CountryFall.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Siehl, GregField HockeyFall.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Caballero, OscarFootballFall.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Pasqua, CraigGirls TennisFall.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Pham, ThaoGirls VolleyballFall.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Leresche, DougBoys Water PoloFall.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Samson, TonyGirls Water PoloFall.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Marino, DrewBoys BasketballWinter.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Rudder, MikeGirls BasketballWinter.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Llamas Sr, JohnBoys SoccerWinter.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Garza, FabianGirls SoccerWinter.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Price Benitez, AdamWrestlingWinter.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Tran, TrangBadmintonSpring.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Vieira, BrianBaseballSpring.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Riley, MikeGolfSpring.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Weitz, AnnGirls LacrosseSpring.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Nishikawa, RandySoftballSpring.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
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Pasqua, CraigBoys TennisSpring.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Owens, JohnTrack and FieldSpring.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)Willow Glen Invitational
Sarinana, MarkBoys VolleyballSpring.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Janda, MikeIce HockeyClub.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

 

Related Links

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Parent Information

Willow Glen Athletic Boosters

A vital piece of our success here at Willow Glen High School is the support of our parent-led Athletic Booster Club.  Their mission is purpose is to aid in the financial and moral support of the athletic teams and programs of Willow Glen Middle and High Schools and their related facilities. We also coordinate and assist with individual team fundraising opportunities for uniforms and equipment.  In order for the Boosters to function, we need parent, alumni, neighbors, and committed community members to actively participate by giving some of your personal time and energy. In addition to attending meetings, we need some volunteers to help host events, sell snacks, promote the Boosters and more! 
To learn more visit:  Go Rams!!!

Volunteer Opportunities

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Varsity Jackets

Show off your school accomplishment and school pride by sporting your personalized Varsity Letterman Jacket!!

Click on this link here:  Design My Varsity Jacket to start creating the look you desire.  Once you are complete you will be given a SAVE CODE.  You can contact Brand U at 408-429-8330 or click on their name to visit their Website.  Provide them with your SAVE CODE and they will walk you through the pricing and finalization process.  Ask for Peter and let him know you are a RAM!!!

 


Season of Sports

FallWinterSpring
(Start date 8/4)(Start Date 10/30)(Start Date 1/29)
Cross CountryBasketball – BoysBadminton
Field HockeyBasketball – GirlsBaseball
FootballSoccer – BoysGolf
Tennis – GirlsSoccer – GirlsLacrosse - Girls
Volleyball – GirlsWrestlingSoftball
Water Polo – Boys Swim/Dive – Boys
Water Polo – Girls Swim/Dive – Girls
  Tennis – Boys
  Track & Field – Boys
  Track & Field – Girls
  Volleyball - Boys

BVAL Ticket Prices
Football/BasketballWrestling/Volleyball/Water Polo
General Admission $6General Admission $5
Senior Admission $5Senior Admission $4
Children (Under 12) FREEChildren (Under 12) FREE
ASB (Participating Schools) FREEASB (Participating Schools) FREE
WGAB Sport Pass/BVAL/CCS FREEWGAB Sport Pass/BVAL/CCS FREE

Sportsmanship Updates

Together, the CIF and its member schools can change the very nature of high school athletics and bring back the
character, sportsmanship, ethics and integrity that high school sports can instill. This particular issue of the newsletter also features links to “Teachable Moments from the Olympics”, “Steps Involved in Hiring Coaches for Education-Based Athletics Programs”, a video on “How Parents can Improve the Game” as well as several other topics of interest.

Please forward the newsletter on to your coaching staffs and athletic communities in our efforts to share ideas in sportsmanship, leadership, administration. and teaching skills that have been recognized throughout the CCS, CIF and NFHS.

Below you will find a link to the newsletter:
Spring Newsletter
Winter Newsletter
Fall Newsletter

Education Opportunities

Concussion in Sport Course
Social Media Course for Parents
Positive Sport Parenting Course

Recent News

Cross Country State Finals

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Congratulations to both our Boys and Girls Cross Country teams for outstanding performances in the State Finals this past weekend.  Our Boys finished 17th overall, topping the Mitty, who finished one slot ahead of them in the CCS finals.  Our Girls took 21st overall, finishing only 14 points behind CCS Champion St Francis.  We are proud of our Ram runners and look forward to their growth next season as we return all but one runner.  Go Rams!

Rams Moving On Up!!!

Julio Cerda at Mt San Antonio

Congratulations to Julio Cerda (‘18) for continuing his Cross Country career with Mt San Antonio College, the number one ranked Junior College in the state.  Cerda had a prolific career under the tutelage of Coach Victor Santamaria here at Willow Glen, capturing three league titles and making four straight State appearances.

Sport Nutrition Seminar for Student-Athletes and Parents

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Dr Heather Rothenberg presenting our first Sport Science class: Sport Nutrition.  Thank you to everyone who was able to come out and help us educate our student-athletes.

All-American Zach Dietz - 49.44 in 100 Backstroke

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Congratulations to Zach Dietz (Jr.) for his 5th place finish in the CIF State Finals with an All-American time of 49.44 seconds in the 100 Backstroke. 

Senior-dominated Willow Glen Baseball Team Aims for Success

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Rams Varsity Baseball off to a hot start.  Read all about it in this Mercury News Article:  Read More

NCAA Signing Day Class of 2018

2018 Signing Day


Congratulations to our NCAA Signing Class of 2018!!!!  From left to right in the group photo we have Daniela Bermeo (Eastern Illinois University - Soccer), Jaeden Tamayo (University of San Francisco - Soccer), Sierra Soltis (Sonoma State University - Soccer), Katie Carley (University of Puget Sound - Volleyball), Zach Walker (UC Santa Barbara - Cross Country), and Emma Clark (Lee University - Cross Country).  We will continue to follow our Rams as they move on to the next chapter of their athletic careers.

FS Boys Basketball Finish On Top at the Ram Rumble

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Our Frosh-Soph Boys Basketball team did not want to be outdone by their Varsity counterparts.  In the second annual Ram Rumble, the Rams showed that they will be a team to be reckoned with once league play begins.  The Rams opened the tournament with a win over Mt Pleasant.  They then took down a strong Soquel team by 11 points.  They capped the tournament off with a 10-point win over Piedmont Hills in the Championship, avenging an earlier season defeat on the floor of the Pirates. 

Sarah Krall Pins the Championship in Overfelt Inviatiaonal

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Congratulations to Sarah Krall for capturing the championship at the Overfelt Invitational.  Sarah was seeded 4th in the tournament, but showed the seeding committee had made a mistake.  She pinned the one seed from Hollister in the Semifinal match up and then cruised to the Championship win.  Hard work paying off for the Rams.  Teammate Alex Flores took 3rd place in his weight division.

Varsity Boys Basketball Take Wesmont Invitational Gold

WGHS Ice Hockey is Back!!

Ice Hockey

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See Video Highlights From SAP Center
Willow Glen vs Los Gatos

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Willow Glen vs Bellarmine

Cultural Experience

Argentina Volleyball
Our Girls Volleyball team enjoyed a unique experience while opening their doors to a group of young ladies from Argentina.  The girls joined each other in an open gym format for volleyball and then shared their experiences and stories about school and sport.


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Varsity Boys Basketball took the Championship in the opening weekend of the season at the Westmont Invitational.  The Rams opened with a win over Del Mar, followed by a victory over Leland High School in the semifinals.  In the Championship the Rams took an early lead against Mt View and never looked back.  Senior Max Moody was named tournament MVP!

Footlocker Western Regional Championships in Los Angeles


8 All-Western Regional Individual medalists:


Freshman boys: Kelly Hubbard

Sophomore boys: Marco Dal Canto, Alex Asch

Sophomore girls: Maddie Yen, Carly Zamudio, Hermela Abrha

Senior boys: Julio Cerda

Senior girls: Emma Clark



Great closing results on a remarkable Cross Country Season for our Boys and Girls!!!


Academic Excellence


Field Hockey CCS Academic Champions!!!



Congratulations to our Varsity Field Hockey team for capturing Willow Glen’s first CCS Academic Team Championship with a team GPA of 3.8148.  That leads all other CCS qualifying schools, which range from San Francisco to King City.  Great job on the field and in the classroom.  Go Rams!



Other Fall CCS Qualifying teams:



Boys Cross Country – 3.3247

Girls Cross Country – 3.6322

Football – 3.0211

Girls Tennis – 3.5243

Girls Volleyball – 3.5908

Boys Water Polo – 3.3198

Girls Water Polo – 3.5975

Run Rams Run

Cross Country 2017

The Rams were all over the leaderboard at the Early Bird Inviational in Salinas; with over 60 schools participated.  Our Boys’ Senior Division, 1st Place, narrowly beating out top-ranked Bellarmine, led by Zach Walker, 2nd place overall.

Boys Sophmore Division, 1st place, led by Marco Dal Canto, 3rd place
Girls Sophomore Division, 4th place, led by Maddie Yen, 8th place
Other Individual Top-10 medalists
Emma Clark, 10th place, Senior Girls
Maddie Yen, 8th place, freshman girls.

Rams in the News

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Cal Hi Sports

CalHi Play of the Week

Jason Arita

Congratulations to Jason Arita for being honored Cal-Hi Sports Play of the Week

Student Athlete Checklist

Student-Athlete Registration

1. Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form Student Athlete Registration
Completed Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Forms can be uploaded through Register My Athlete account or emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or dropped off in the front office.

2. Intent to Try Out Registration: Completed for each sport, each new season.

3. Seasons of Sport:  Must complete current season of sport before trying out for next season of sport.
            a.  Fall Season (August 3rd - November 2nd)
            b.  Winter Season (October 29th - February 15th)
            c.  Spring Season (January 28th - May 17th)

4.  Academic Eligibility Standards:  All Student-Athletes must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and complete a minimum of 20 units per grading period. 

5.  Any Student-Athlete that did not attend Willow Glen High School for the entire previous year needs to set up a meeting with the Athletic Director to discuss transfer paperwork for eligibility (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). 

Student-Athlete Education Opportunities

Concussion in Sport Course
Social Media Course for Students
Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs Course
Bullying, Hazing and Inappropriate Behavior Course
Sportsmanship Course

Student-Athlete Conduct Policies

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End of Season Student Survey

Varsity Jackets

Show off your school accomplishment and school pride by sporting your personalized Varsity Letterman Jacket!!

Click on this link here:  Design My Varsity Jacket to start creating the look you desire.  Once you are complete you will be given a SAVE CODE.  You can contact Brand U at 408-429-8330 or click on their name to visit their Website.  Provide them with your SAVE CODE and they will walk you through the pricing and finalization process.  Ask for Peter and let him know you are a RAM!!!

Athletic Honors

September Athlete of the Month

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Back by popular demand, Willow Glen High School’s Athlete of the Month sponsored by Jack Holder’s Restaurant on Meridian Ave!!

Jamison Evans has been an instrumental piece of the Rams success in the pool, as he captains our Boys Water Polo program.  Coach Leresche notes Jamison’s hard work and passion for the game as being key to the team’s hot start.  During the month of September Jamison has netted 22 goals, had 7 assists and added 10 takeaways on the defensive end.  The Rams are eyeing a long awaited league title, which is definitely within their grasps.  Evans will definitely be a huge factor in reaching that goal.

Whitley Moody has been as steady as they come this year.  Her thunderous kills can be heard across the Willow Glen campus.  Moody leads the team in kills for the month with 348 and has 280 digs to boot.  A key member in a Senior heavy 2017 Mt Hamilton Championship team, Whitley is now captaining a younger group looking to stay atop of the Mt Hamilton Division.  Recognized as one of the top Juniors in the league, Moody will continue to navigate our Girls’ Volleyball team towards another CCS Playoff Appearance.

March Athlete of the Month

March AOTM 2018

Congratulations to both Zach Dietz and Melissa Carrasco for being nominated Willow Glen High School’s March Athletes of the Month. 

Junior Zach Dietz has made quite the splash this season, already posting qualifying times in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 backstroke, and 100 fly.  In addition he has also teamed up with fellow Ram swimmers to qualify both our 200 medley relay and 400 free relay.  Coach Jerome Chung has some high praise for Dietz, stating that he is truly something special.  Dietz will continue working to prepare himself for both the CCS Finals, as well as an appearance in this year’s State Finals. 

Junior Melissa Carrasco has been a dominate force on the softball diamond this month.  Carrasco is currently carrying an impressive .628 batting average, while blasting 4 home runs and driving in 14 RBIs.  Coach Vanessa Silva notes, “she has been amazing!  She is always coming up with a big hit for our team.”  Carrasco’s latest long ball almost took out the visiting outfielder on the BASEBALL FIELD, as she sent a high, deep drive over our mini-Green Monster in left field.  Her offensive prowess has the Rams on a three game win streak, highlighted by a 9-7 win over the previously undefeated Westmont Warriors.

Winter BVAL All-League Team

2018 Winter BVAL Team

Congratulations to all of our Willow Glen Student-Athletes who were selected by the BVAL coaches as All-League members of their respective sports.  We are very proud of our young men and women for representing Willow Glen High School in such high honor and commend them on their excellence in their sport.  Go Rams!!

Boys Basketball
Max Moody, Senior of the Year (Not PIcutred)

1st Team
Kevin Mayeda, Jr., Guard

2nd Team
Noah Yang, So., Forward

Girls Basketball
Silei Reed, Senior of the Year

1st Team
Jessica Espinola, Sr., Guard

2nd Team
Taylor Trawick, Sr., Forward

Boys Soccer
Noah Blom, Sr.,  Most Valuable Player

1st Team
Nathan Verdonk, Sr., Goalie

2nd Team
Finn Gordineer, Sr., Defense

Girls Soccer

1st Team
Sierra Soltis, Sr., Defense

2nd Team
Gabriella Bermeo, Sr., Goalie

Wrestling

CCS Qualifiers
Sarah Krall, Jr., 116 lbs
Dylan Pruitt, So., 182 lbs
Martha Monsivais, Jr., 132 lbs (Not Pictured)

February Athletes of the Month




February AOTM 2018


Congratulations to Seniors Davis Miller and Kate Kiesow for their selections as February Athletes of the Month for the Willow Glen Rams!

Davis Miller started off strong, pitching a complete game no-hitter in the opener for the Rams.  In 18.1 innings of pitching work, he has struck out 15 while not surrendering a single earned run.  Miller has been equally impressive at the plate, batting .435, driving in 8 runs, and scoring 8 of his own.  He has been an instrumental part of the Rams 7-2 record to begin the season. 

Kate Kiesow has shown that the Willow Glen Lacrosse team is for real this season.  The Senior Captain has done a little of everything to start the season.  She has netted 20 goals, while dishing out 18 assists.  To add, she has won 18 draw controls, caused a turnover and has recovered 7 ground balls.  Kiesow’s knowledge and leadership has led the way to an early 6-1 record for the Rams. 

January Athletes of the Month

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Sophomore Dylan Pruitt has been instrumental in the Wrestling Program’s success this season.  Pruitt has accumulated a 27-6 record on the season, including placing in three tournaments this year.  Consistently improving week to week, Coach Price has a lot of praise for his Sophomore sensation.  Coach Price says he is expecting a great finish in the dual meets remaining and is optimistic about a run in the CCS Championships in a couple weeks. 

Senior Jessica Espinola is a steadfast member of our Girls Basketball program.  She is a team captain and point guard for our Rams.  Espinola leads the Rams in scoring with 9.8 points per game, as well as leading in assists with 6.3 per game.  A well-rounded athlete, Espinola is known for her fierce competitive attitude and tenacity on the hardwood.  Coach Diana Schnabel notes, “Always giving 100%, Jessica has played through numerous injuries, remaining a positive leader along the way.  No matter the score, Jessica is there for her teammates and doesn’t shy away from the competition.”

Decembers Athlete of the Month

December AOTM

Sarah Krall (Wrestling) took 1st place in both the Lynbrook Ladies Invitational and the Cupertino Dusty Classic during the month of December.  Coach Adam Price Benitez added, “She is very inspirational to the team by her work ethic and attitude of lets not talk about let’s get it done.  She assists the newer wrestlers on the mat with there basics and our Ram offense system.  Her fellow wrestlers love to see her wrestle because of her example of never giving up to the last whistle.  She somehow pulls out what she need by giving a committed effort and, just a little bit more.”

Noah Blom (Boys Soccer) led the way for the Rams in December, scoring 9 goals while helping guide the team to an early 5-1 record.  Coach John Llamas praised, “Noah’s leadership kept the team together during the preseason and during the winter break.  Noah has never missed a single day of practice and his work ethic is just amazing.  Noah leads by example and well respected by his peers.”

Sierra Soltis (Girls Soccer) perhaps capped the month off with the goal of the year.  The defensive specialist showed off some amazing athleticism with a bicycle kick goal from 18 yards out.  This one is sure to be talked about all season long!  Coach Fabian Garza noted, “She has anchored our defense and provided immense leadership for our team.”

Fall All-League Student-Athletes

2017 Fall All League
Congratulations to all of our Willow Glen Student-Athletes who were selected by the BVAL coaches as All-League members of their respective sports.  \  We are very proud of our young men and women for representing Willow Glen High School in such high honor and commend them on their excellence in their sport.  Go Rams!!
Cross Country

Boys and Girls League Champions;  State Finalists

Field Hockey

1st Team All League
Quincy Strasilla, Sr., Midfield

2nd Team All League
Hayley Piazza, Sr., Forward

Football
Connell Ryans, Sr., Most Valuable Player
Waking Bailey, Sr.,  Most Outstanding Utility

1st Team
Lorenzo Gayles, Sr, Quarterback
Anthony Barba, Sr., Offensive Line
Gilbert Pizarro, Sr., Defensive Back
Alex Garcia, Sr., Offensive Line

2nd Team All League
Dylan Pruitt, So., Defensive Lineman
Nathan Fuentes, Sr., Defensive Lineman
Jacob Soria, Jr., Defensive Back
Aaren Zamora, Sr., Offensive Lineman
Stephen Neary, Jr., Linebacker

Girls Volleyball
Katie Carley – Most Valuable Player
Whitley Moody – Sophomore of the Year
Charlie Martin - Freshman of the Year

1st Team All League
Jada Sealy, Sr., Middle
Kamryn Oxenford, Sr., Outside Hitter

2nd Team All League
Nataly Weir, Sr., Libero

Boys Water Polo
Jason Arita – Most Valuable Player
Grant Chiponis – Senior of the Year

1st Team All League
Jamison Evans, Jr., Utility
Connor Brobst, Sr., Utility

2nd Team All League
Zach Dietz, Jr., Driver
Jack Carlson, Jr. Utility

Girls Water Polo
Ailish Hutchings – Senior of the Year

1st Team All League
Grace Smith, So., Goalie
Caitlin Meusel, So., Utility

2nd Team All League
Leah Chiponis, Fr., Driver

November Athlete of the Month


Congratulations to Max Moody, Boys Basketball.

October Athletes of the Month

October ATOM
Congratulations to Waking Bailey and Grant Chiponis for receiving October Athlete of the Month honors.  Waking Bailey was a regular highlight reel for the Rams his season.  Accumulating over 1000 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns on the season, Bailey was a consistent home run threat.  Bailey flashed some of that brilliance in the final CCS game for the Rams as he scampered for an 82 yard touchdown run in the third quarter versus Leland High School.  His hard work and team first attitude has helped guide the football team this season.  Grant Chiponis made a big splash for the Rams this season holding down the Hole Set position.  Not sure what occurs under the water, but above the water Chiponis could be seen consistently shredding the net.  The 6’4 beast netted 105 goals on the season while adding in 19 assists and 25 steals.  The mild mannered captain for our Boys Team was a beacon for guidance all season long.

September Athletes of the Month


Congratulations to Ailish Hutchings, Zach Walker and Katie Carley!

August Athletes of the Month


Congratulations to Morgan Riley and Waking Bailey!

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To ensure student access to Blended Learning programs, please use the application links above. You can bookmark this page on your personal device/s so that you can easily navigate back to it in the future. In addition to this page, you can also review the Blended Learning links guide here. This guide explains how to use the OneLogin or Clever dashboard for access, both methods are fully supported. We do not advise using a search engine (Google, Yahoo, etc.) to find application login pages. San Jose Unified uses Clever to sync student/teacher/roster data so that it is always up-to-date, our supported programs have to be accessed through the unique links that integrate with Clever.

If you are using an iPad at home, please download the “Clever” application and the specific app (Dreambox, Lexia) that your student is trying to use from the App Store. Open the Clever app, login, and it should work as expected.

If you have any questions, please contact your site TSC or submit a Help Desk ticket via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

Community Service Opportunities

40 hours are required for graduation.
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Clubs

Any student can begin a club by submitting a proposal to the Student Council (STUCO) at the monthly meeting. 
Paperwork can be found in the Leadership classroom R-106.

Asian Club

Advisor: Jeannette Ekeruo, Social Sciences
Meetings 2nd Thursday every month (1st meeting 10/21/10)
Room V-206

California Scholarship Federation

Advisor: Sarah Bielefeld, Social Studies
President Steven Moran, 2012
Meetings 3rd Wednesday monthly at lunch
Room R-106
Membership
CSF State Website

Confidence & Community Outreach Club (C&C)

President: Kylee Kiesow
Meets: Every Other Wednesday at lunch in V104

Dance Club

Advisor: Lauren Camarillo, Foreign Language-Spanish
PresidentTonet Tayag
Meetings Every Thursday 2:45 - 3:45
RoomMini-Gym

Drama Club

Advisor: Scott Patterson, English Language Arts
Meetings Every Tuesday after school
Room R-101 or Little Theater

French Club

Advisor: Melissa Foster, Electives
Meetings 2nd Wednesday of every month at lunch
Room R-106

Go Veg! Club

Advisor: Katie Crichton, English & Certified Vegan
Meetings 4th Wednesday of every month at lunch
Room Q-202

Key Club

Advisor: John Old, Science and Mathematics
Meetings 1st Tuesday at lunch
Room W-104

Revolución Latina

Advisors: Marta Norment and Linda Guevara-Gray, Foreign Language
President Joseph Davalos
Meetings 2nd Thursday of the month at lunch
Room S-104
Membership Everyone is welcome to attend meetings

Mock Trial

Room W-103
Webpage Team info

National Honor Society

Advisor: Hetal Patel, Social Studies
President Tiffany Tse, 2014
Meetings Dates are announced in the beginning of each semester.  Meetings take place once a month on Fridays during tutorial in the College and Career center.
Membership Is by invitation only: invitation is decided by the WGHS NHS Chapter faculty committee and is based on Character, Leadership, Service, and Scholarship.  Students are invited to apply their sophomore year or the first semester of their junior year.  The committee considers cumulative grade point average (3.5 and above), community service hours that exceed the district requirement, participation in and dedication to the chapter philanthropy, discipline record, and demonstrations of leadership skills.  Students who are invited to participate are asked to fill out a survey of student information and have to obtain 3 personal recommendations for the consideration to membership of the faculty committee.  Click here to see the NHS By-Laws.
national website

Red-Head Awareness Club

Advisor: Sarah Miller, English Language Arts
Meetings 1st Friday monthly
Room P-101

Robotics

Advisor: Ahmad Khanssari - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Meetings: Check Events Calendar
Room W-102

A.S.B.

All Students Belong
ASB staff advisor is in P102.


To download ASB forms, please click below on the specific form needed.  For questions, please see our ASB clerk in N101.


 


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Willow Glen High School Mock Trial Team Information

Mock Trial - Santa Clara County Finalist

Mock Trial 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 Willow Glen Mock Trial Team on an outstanding performance.  Read full press release details by following this link:  PRESS RELEASE

General Information


Willow Glen is one of approximately twenty-five public and private high schools that participate in the Santa Clara County Mock Trial Program.  Students in Mock Trial have the unique opportunity to learn what it is like to prepare and present a legal case before the court.  Each year Mock Trial teams analyze and prepare a hypothetical criminal case that is provided by the Constitutional Rights Foundation and used by all participating California high schools.  Past cases have involved such topical issues as unlawful search and seizure, felony hit and run and forced labor human trafficking. Team selection, case preparation and competitions run from September through February. For additional information please see the Frequently Asked Questions below or contact head coach James A. Scharf at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How does Mock Trial work?

A:  Mock Trial is a competitive program that blends elements of law, debate, and theater.  A Mock Trial team is comprised of a prosecution team, a defense team and court staff roles.  Each separate team consists of one pre-trial attorney, three trial attorneys, and four witnesses.  Approximately 18 students participate on a team each year.  Team selection is competitive, particularly for attorney roles. Auditions for the 2017-18 attorney roles will be conducted in Spring 2017.  Auditions for witness and other roles will be conducted in October 2017 after the publication of the new case.  Casting is selective and not all students will be given speaking roles.

Q:  Why should I try Mock Trial?

Mock Trial is a unique opportunity to learn about our legal system and improve your public speaking skills.  Teams conduct legal research and receive individual coaching in trial preparation, courtroom protocol, courtroom procedure, analysis and communication. Tournament rounds are presided over by real judges, and are scored by real lawyers. You can not only strengthen your critical thinking and communication skills, but also learn about topical issues and be part of a winning team!  Check out this year’s case, or go to the Santa Clara County Mock Trial web site and scroll down to the Coaches Clipboard.

Q What is the time commitment? 

A Willow Glen’s Mock Trial program is competitive, rigorous, and time-intensive.  Mock Trial meetings are typically held 6:00-7:30 pm on Tuesday nights.  There are also some Saturday scrimmages.  The team participates in three weekend Invitational tournaments in November, December, and January, in preparation for the county tournament in February.  The county tournament rounds in February are typically held 6:00-8:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Santa Clara County Superior Court in downtown San Jose.  In addition to attending these meetings, scrimmages, and tournament rounds, students are expected to practice on their own time.       

Q How much does it cost?

A The student cost is typically $150.00 This pays for the team sweatshirts, and food and lodging at the Carmel Invitational over MLK weekend in January.  Mock trial families will also need to make potluck contributions for several scrimmage events. We are fortunate to be able to keep program costs low because of the generosity of The Willow Glen Education Foundation, WGHS and the Santa Clara County Mock Trial program sponsors - the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the Santa Clara County Office of Education, and the Santa Clara County Superior Court. 

Q How has the team performed in past tournaments?

A Since Willow Glen reformed its team in 2011 under the leadership of Head Coach James A. Scharf, the team has won the county tournament twice (2013 and 2014) and placed second twice (2012 and 2016). 

Q How do I join?

A: First, you should contact Head Coach James A. Scharf, and ask to be placed on the email list for next year’s team.  Second, you should come watch a tournament round in February.  Third, you should participate in the August Saturday Tutorials which you will learn about through the team’s e-mail list.  Fourth, you should participate in the auditions this upcoming Spring for attorney roles and in October 2017 for all other roles.

Q Who should I contact for additional information?

A For further information, please contact head coach James A. Scharf, Assistant United States Attorney, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), (415) 912-6370.

 

 


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Willow Glen Athletics

We expect our student/athletes to strive to succeed in the classroom as well as on the athletic field. Our athletes are motivated to push themselves in their studies and provide an example for our student body of effective time management, sportsmanship and school spirit. Our coaching staff is highly skilled and our coaches are expected to provide our student/athletes with the training, tools and practice they need to succeed on and off the field.

As always, I am looking forward to another great year of Willow Glen Athletics. GO RAMS!

Eric Ostrowski
Athletic Director

Official WG Team Stores for Practice Gear and Fan Apparel



Wrestling Team Store CLOSES DECEMBER 3rd

Baseball Team Store CLOSES DECEMBER 7TH

Softball Team Store CLOSES DECEMBER 17TH



Winter Season Tryouts

Boys and Girls Basketball

Boys basketball tryout times for all student athletes not currently participating in a fall sport. Fall sport athletes will tryout after the completion of their season.

Monday, October 29th - Varsity Boys: 3:00-5:00 - F/S Boys 5:00-6:30 - All Girls: 6:00-8:00

Tuesday, October 30th - Varsity Boys: 6:00-8:00 - F/S Boys: 7:00-8:30 (meet in mini gym) - All Girls: 3:00-6:00

Wednesday, October 31st - Varsity Boys: 3:00-5:00 - F/S Boys: 5:00-6:30 - All Girls: 6:00-8:00

Wrestling

October 29th will be first day in the mat room. Practice will begin at 3:00 pm.

Boys and Girls Soccer

October 29th will be the first day of tryouts. Meet out on grass field with cleats and athletic apparel

Spring Season Conditioning

Baseball

Tuesdays/Thursdays Weight Room and Field Conditioning 3:00-4:30 pm

Softball

Tuesdays/Thursdays Field Conditioning 3:00-4:30 pm

Track and Field

Starting November 5th on Track - 3:00 pm

September Athlete of the Month



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Back by popular demand, Willow Glen High School's Athlete of the Month sponsored by Jack Holder's Restaurant on Meridian Ave!!

Jamison Evans has been an instrumental piece of the Rams success in the pool, as he captains our Boys Water Polo program. Coach Leresche notes Jamison's hard work and passion for the game as being key to the team's hot start. During the month of September Jamison has netted 22 goals, had 7 assists and added 10 takeaways on the defensive end. The Rams are eyeing a long awaited league title, which is definitely within their grasps. Evans will definitely be a huge factor in reaching that goal.

Whitley Moody has been as steady as they come this year. Her thunderous kills can be heard across the Willow Glen campus. Moody leads the team in kills for the month with 348 and has 280 digs to boot. A key member in a Senior heavy 2017 Mt Hamilton Championship team, Whitley is now captaining a younger group looking to stay atop of the Mt Hamilton Division. Recognized as one of the top Juniors in the league, Moody will continue to navigate our Girls' Volleyball team towards another CCS Playoff Appearance.

BVAL Ticket Prices
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Senior Admission $5Senior Admission $4
Children (Under 12) FREEChildren (Under 12) FREE
ASB (Participating Schools) FREEASB (Participating Schools) FREE
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February Athletes of the Month



Sportsmanship Updates



Together, the CIF and its member schools can change the very nature of high school athletics and bring back the character, sportsmanship, ethics and integrity that high school sports can instill. This particular issue of the newsletter also features links to “Teachable Moments from the Olympics”, “Steps Involved in Hiring Coaches for Education-Based Athletics Programs”, a video on “How Parents can Improve the Game” as well as several other topics of interest.

Please forward the newsletter on to your coaching staffs and athletic communities in our efforts to share ideas in sportsmanship, leadership, administration. and teaching skills that have been recognized throughout the CCS, CIF and NFHS.

Below you will find a link to the newsletter:

Spring Newsletter

Winter Newsletter

Fall Newsletter

Varsity Jackets

Show off your school accomplishment and school pride by sporting your personalized Varsity Letterman Jacket!! Click on this link here: Design My Varsity Jacket to start creating the look you desire. Once you are complete you will be given a SAVE CODE. You can contact Brand U at 408-429-8330 or click on their name to visit their Website. Provide them with your SAVE CODE and they will walk you through the pricing and finalization process. Ask for Peter and let him know you are a RAM!!!

Title IX Report



2018 Title IX Report Willow Glen High School