sjlogo 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.




School Colors
Red and Gold

Mascot:
Ram

Number of Students:
1200

Number of Teachers:
60

Formerly Edwin Markham Middle School

Willow Glen Middle School, built in 1950, was formerly called Edwin Markham Middle School, named after famous poet Edwin Markham (1852-1940).  Markham taught literature in El Dorado County until 1879, when he became Education Superintendent of the County.  Markham attended an early college in Vacaville, CA, where he studied literature, and eventually completed his classical courses in 1873 in Santa Rosa, CA.  At the time of his death, he’d amassed a huge personal library of 15,000+ volumes. Edwin’s correspondents included Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, Carl Sandburg and Amy Lowell.  Five schools in California were named in honor of Edwin Markham, one of which was our middle school.

 

Welcome to Willow Glen Middle School!

Willow Glen Middle School focuses on academic excellence and college readiness for all students by providing a strong academic curriculum supported by core instructional teams at each grade level. Electives include art, band, choir, computer technology, drama, journalism, leadership, robotics, speech, solar energy science, French, Spanish, and yearbook. Advanced math and foreign language courses are offered, as are support courses in reading and math. Additional academic support and student activities are also provided through the After-School All-Stars program. A wide variety of sports are popular after school in conjunction with the Eastside Athletic League, SJUSD Basketball League and the After-School Think Together Group.


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WGHS Freshmen Welcome Night Welcome incoming freshmen!  Please join us at our Freshmen Welcome Night this Thursday, May 21st, 6:00pm, in the cafeteria.  We look forward to meeting you!


8th WGMS PROMOTION INFORMATION

When:  Thursday, June 4, 2015

Time:  2:00 PM (students must arrive at 12:45 p.m.)

Where:  SAP Center- 525 West Santa Clara Street

Who:  Students who are eligible based on grades

Dropoff: Transportation to the SAP Center is the parent’s responsibility.  Students must arrive at 12:45 p.m. at the loading dock on Autumn and St. John streets.

Pick Up:  After the ceremony, students must be picked up in the park across from the SAP Center on Autumn and Santa Clara Streets.

Parking:  Free - Park in Sections A, B, or C

Helpful Information

  • No balloons or helium are allowed in the SAP Center.  Flowers are allowed.

  • Please invite family and friends; plenty of space is available.  Tickets are not necessary.

  • Promotion is not formal dress, but feel free to dress for a special occasion.  Hats are not allowed.

  • Cameras and picture taking are welcomed. Rehearsal is Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    We will bus students to rehearsal on June 3rd.  Our rehearsal time is 11:00 a.m. so we will leave campus at 10:45 a.m and return by 12:30 p.m.


    END OF YEAR IMPORTANT NOTICES

  • The after school Homework Center will end on May 19, 2015.
  • All Library books checked out by students must be returned no later than Friday, May 22, 2015.
  • Golden Book Ceremony will be held in the Little Theater at 6:00 pm

    WGMS Applause Choir AUDITIONS!

    Thursday, May 28 from 3 to 4:30pm Room H104 All incoming sixth through eighth graders are encouraged to audition. For more info contact Mrs. Duarte .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


    2015-2016 Course Selection Forms



    CAC The Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (SELPA IV - SJUSD)

    Community Educational Speaker Series presents 2014-2015 : A Year in Review Educate Us! Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 7:00 - 8:00pm 355 Lenzen Ave, San Jose, CA 95126

    We want to hear from YOU, about the good, the bad and the pretty. Come share your experience with the SJUSD Department of Special Education. We welcome comments from students, parents, teachers, specialists, administrators and community members. Your input will be used to help set priorities for the next year. We are actively seeking members for the CACSE, and will have several executive board vacancies entering the 2015 - 2016 school year. More information and applications will be available at the meeting or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . Our Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/sjusd.cacse . Child care and Spanish interpretation services are available for all CAC-SE Community Education presentations.

    The Agendas can be downloaded below:

    English Agenda:  CACSEAgenda5.26.15-5.pdf

    Spanish Agenda: Agenda_Span-1_copy.pdf CAC Spanish

    Student Email Accounts

    San José Unified School District is aligning academic counseling services to all students in both middle and high school. As part of our initiative, we would like to prepare students beginning in middle school for College and Career Readiness. One step in this process includes creating a professional e-mail that can eventually be used to correspond with colleges, universities, and other post-secondary opportunities available to your student.

    In the Spring of 2015, your 8th grade student will be creating a professional e-mail account with the help of their school counselor. The main purpose of creating this e-mail account will be for your student to create a California Colleges profile that will save their career interests and college searches. Through this email account, the middle school counselor may send students information about age-appropriate college and career opportunities available to them, such as summer programs and volunteer opportunities.The student will enter their e-mail into the Infinite Campus Student Portal, and when the student enters 9th grade, they will begin to receive emails from their high school counselor regarding college and career information through their Naviance account. (Naviance is a web-based college and career readiness platform that allows SJUSD high school students to manage their college applications and process).  As students transition to high school, and move towards their post-secondary college or career option, your child will be required to regularly check emails that colleges, universities, or workplaces may send with critical,  time-stamped deadlines. We would like to prepare our students to understand the importance of this practice as early as 8th grade.

    If you have any questions about this process, please contact your school’s academic counselor. An opt-out form will be distributed to each student that parents/guardians may fill out if they prefer that their child not have an e-mail account.

    E-mail-Opt-Out-Form.pdf

    E-mail-Opt-Out-Form-SPAN.pdf


    Hello parents and students of Willow Glen Middle School, Follow us on Twitter at @wgmiddle. Updates, news and notifications for everyone. Thanks Rams. Have a great evening.


    CHECK OUT WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE DOING: STUDENT ACTIVITIES



    PARENT PORTAL

    As of October 11, 2013 the portal is now self-serve.  Parents and students will need to add additional security preferences when registering a new account or logging into an existing account.
    Security preferences are another layer of protection for your account and will allow you to reset your password should you ever need to.  Users can log in up to three times before these settings will be required.
    If you have questions, please call the school and ask for Katherine M.
    Instructions_Portal_Self_Serve(4).pdf
    Log onto Parent Portal here:  Campus Parent Portal Access


    STUDENTS:

    Make sure you check out (Student Link Ups )for log on access to English magazines and news sources from your classes.

    UNIFORM/DRESS CODE

    2014 - 15 WGMS Uniform Policy.pdf
    CLICK HERE: Uniform/Dress Code


    Uniform Donations are Appreciated
    All students are encouraged to donate outgrown uniform items in room D104. Clean items only, not torn or stained items, please.




    Family News


    2014-2015 instructional calendar.pdf

    2015-2016 instructional calendar.pdf

  • Quick Links

    Student Survey
    click following address:

    http://go.sjusd.org/secsurvey

    Students need to login using their

    student ID (with the s in front of it)

    and birthdate


    Contact Us Instructional Calendar

    Bell Schedule

    School Accountability
    Report Card

    Access to Parent Portal

    Performing Arts Boosters

    Willow Glen Foundation