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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 Facts

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 YMCA wide variety of sports are popular after school through the San Jose Middle School Athletic League.


Attendance

If your child will not be at school, please call the Absence Reporting line at
(408) 265-1412


Course Selection for 2017-2018 School Year are Due!


Please contact the main office if your students needs help or has questions about next year’s course selection.  Below you will find the appropriate forms for your student, a guardian will need to sign the forms in order to be considered. Click here for the elective description information, the Elective information is for incoming 7th and 8th grades only.
Incoming 7th grade form
Incoming 8th grade form
Incoming 6th grade form -  DUE April 21, 2017


Testing Starts the Week of April 24!

Please note that there will be a revised bell schedule for April 24th thru May 5th. Click here to see the upcoming 2017 testing bell schedule.


8th Grade Promotion!

This year’s promotion ceremony is scheduled for June 8 at 2:15PM at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden.


For Updates, News and Notifications

“Like” us on Facebook, Willow Glen Middle and Follow us on Twitter at @wgmiddle.


California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Information and Opt Out Process

Each spring, schools across California participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP.

This year, your student will participate in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and mathematics (SBAC), the California Alternate Assessments (CAA), and, depending on their grade level, the pilot administration of the California Science Tests (CAST).

These assessments help school districts and the state monitor student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which support more rigorous instruction and increased expectations for students.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site.

To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.

Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil (CAASPP) Información y Processo de Exclusión


Cada primavera, las escuelas de todo California participan en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP.

Este año, sus hijos participarán en la Evaluación Acumulativa Smarter Balanced (SBAC) en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés y Matemáticas, en la Evaluación Alternativa de California (CAA), y dependiendo del nivel de grado que cursen, en la administración de la prueba piloto de los Exámenes de Ciencia de California (CAST).

Estas evaluaciones ayudan a los distritos escolares y al estado a vigilar el progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS), los cuales apoyan el que se imparta enseñanza más rigurosa y que existan expectativas académicas más altas para todos los estudiantes.

De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año.

Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí.


Order Your WGMS 2016-2017 Yearbook

Click Here to order today!


School Performances

WILLOW GLEN MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTS

singing in the Rain 16-17
For more information click here


Student Activities!

Click here to catch all of the exciting Student Activities going on at WGMS:


Attention Parents of Student Athletes

Parents now must register their students who are playing sports at WGMS.

Register here:  http://registermyathlete.com/


YMCA After School Program

YMCAAfterSchoolProgram.pdf


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.


Student Climate Survey:

http://go.sjusd.org/sec2017