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!

Administrators

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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Assessment Update

Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, California is moving to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These computer-based tests replace the STAR program. CAASPP is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English and math, which California adopted in 2010 to describe what knowledge and skills students need to be well prepared for college and careers, no matter where they come from or where they live.

This year, CAASPP is being field tested to determine how well individual questions allow students to demonstrate what they know and still need to learn.

Who will take the test?
All students in grades 3-8 and in grade 11.

When?
Willow Glen Middle School will be testing April 7, 2014 - May 2, 2014

Will parents receive test results?
No. Because this is a field test to determine how effective CAASPP is, schools, districts, and students/families will not receive scores.
Visit http://www.sjusd.org/parents/assessment-information/ for complete testing information and dates.

The practice and training tests are available here


Últimas noticias sobre los exámenes estatales

A partir del ciclo escolar 2013-2014, California pondrá en marcha la nueva Evaluación de Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil de California (CAASPP, por sus siglas en inglés).  Estos exámenes que se tomarán vía computadora reemplazarán al programa STAR.  El nuevo examen CAASPP está alineado con los estándares académicos, comunes y fundamentales de Inglés y Matemáticas que California adoptó en 2010 para describir cuáles conocimientos y habilidades necesitan tener los estudiantes a fin de estar bien preparados para los estudios universitarios y las carreras profesionales, independientemente de su lugar de procedencia o la ubicación de su domicilio.

Este año, el CAASPP se pondrá a prueba para determinar qué tan bien funcionan las preguntas individuales de dicho examen a fin de que los estudiantes demuestren lo que saben y lo que todavía necesitan aprender.

¿Quién tomará este examen?
Todos los estudiantes del 3º al 8º grado y los estudiantes del 11º grado.

¿Cuándo?
Entre el 7 de abril y el 2 de mayo de 2014.

¿Recibirán los padres los resultados de este examen?

No. Debido a que este ciclo escolar el examen CAASPP únicamente se está poniendo a prueba para determinar cuán eficiente es, las escuelas, los distritos escolares, los estudiantes y sus familias no recibirán los resultados.

Visite http://www.sjusd.org/parents/assessment-information/ para obtener la información detallada acerca de este examen y las fechas de administración.

El examen de practica se encuentra Aqui


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New Date for WGAB Fiesta: Sunday, May 4 from 4-7 p.m. at Elks Lodge
Mark your calendars for our biggest and most fun event of the year, which features live music, a delicious taco bar, margaritas, and a fantastic auction!  Money raised at this event pays for middle school coaches, referees and league fees; uniforms/equipment for middle and high school teams; athlete and coach recognition; and athlete scholarships.  If you are interested in helping with this event,  contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


2014-2015 WEB Day:  August 11th 8:30-1:00.

WEB day is for ALL incoming 6th grade Rams and will be filled with fun, prizes, food and activities.
Contact WEB Coordinator Katharine Norton, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), if you have any questions or see detailed information here : WEB


See all information under Students Link Ups (Student Link Ups )

PARENT PORTAL UPDATE

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.
Instructions_Portal_Self_Serve(4).pdf
Log onto Parent Portal here:  Campus Parent Portal Access


Check out what our students are doing

More detailed information on current activities see Student Activities


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

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

2013-2014 INSTRUCTIONAL CALENDAR
2014-2015_instructional_calendar.pdf
2015-2016_instructional_calendar.pdf