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.

 

Thanksgiving Closure

All SJUSD schools and offices will be closed November 27 and 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 is district-wide minimum day.

Todas las escuelas y oficinas del SJUSD estarán cerradas el 27 y 28 de noviembre por motivo del Día de Acción de Gracias.
El 26 de noviembre de 2014 tendremos un horario más corto en todo el Distrito.

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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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


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Willow Glen Choir Color Run


Saturday, November 22nd @10:30am


WGMS Fall Musical “GREASE” 14-15 grease For questions, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) *Note: This will be a “junior” version of Grease, where mature content and lyrics have been omitted. This production is financially and volunteer supported by the Willow Glen Performing Arts Boosters (WGPAB). Willow Glen Middle School - ­The Little Th­eater 2105 Cottle Ave, San Jose 95125

Show Dates: Thursday November 20, 7:00 PM – Cool Cats Cast Friday November 21, 7:00 PM – Hot Rods Cast Saturday November 22, 3:00 PM – Hot Rods Cast Saturday November 22, 7:00 PM – Cool Cats Cast

Ticket Prices: General Seating - Students/Seniors/Staff $5.00 Adults $15.00 Reserved Seating (Online Only) - All Ages $20.00 Buy tickets at http://wgpab.org/ for a guaranteed seat or you can purchase at the door.  This show is expected to sell out, so please don’t wait too long to buy your tickets.


2014-2015 YEARBOOKS

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Start thinking about ordering your yearbooks today. Yearbooks will be priced at just $40.00 until October 26, 2014, and then the price will be $42.00. Personalize your books with your name for just an additional $5.00 and get 4 icons free.
Order your yearbooks at:  Jostens



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

14-15_Uniform_Policy_(1).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