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.


Admin staff14-15



Comedy Sportz Flyer

jazz on the grass5-15-15


2015-2016 Course Selection Forms



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



2014-2015 YEARBOOKS

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If unable to order online, email Mrs. Bishop at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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