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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.
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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The WGMS Vex Robotics Program is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 School Year!
The WGMS Vex Robotics Program is for 6th through 8th grade students interested in joining an educational, challenging and competitive robotics team designed to increase students’ awareness and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). After generous initial funding from PTA, WGMS has joined the VEX IQ Challenge where students design and build robots using the VEX IQ robotics platform. Teams have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of robotics through the design and execution of building the robot, controlling the robot, basic programming, design notebooks, and the STEM research project. Applications for spots on this year’s teams are now being accepted. This program will be popular, and is very dependent on parent involvement and volunteer support, especially parent coaches. The total number of spots available for students will be based on the number of parent coaches who volunteer to run the teams next year. The Robotics Program is available to students who are able to meet the attached participation requirements. Thanks Rams! Please join us for robotics this year.
Paul Slayton Principal
CHECK OUT WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE DOING: STUDENT ACTIVITIES
WGMS Students decorate Christmas tree for San Jose’s Christmas in the Park.
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
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.
Log onto Parent Portal here: Campus Parent Portal Access
Make sure you check out (Student Link Ups )for log on access to English magazines and news sources from your classes.
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.
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The San Jose Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race,ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability in its educational programs and activities or employment practices as required byAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vocational Education Act of 1976. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the District’s programs. Students, parents, employees, or others who wish further information about these regulations, or whom wish to file a complaint, should contact the following persons: Director of Student Services, Dane Caldwell-Holden (408) 535-6080 ext. 13212 The District’s 504 Coordinator, Delphia Edwards (408) 535-6195 ext. 13229
Declaración contra la discriminación
El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José no discrimina por motivos de edad, sexo, orientación sexual, género, raza, identificación de grupo étnico, linaje, religión, color de piel o discapacidad física o mental, en sus programas y actividades educativos ni en sus prácticas de empleo, de conformidad con los requisitos de la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA), el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, el Título IX de las Enmiendas a la Educación de 1972, la Ley de Discriminación por Edad de 1975, el Artículo 504 o la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973 y la Ley de Educación Vocacional de 1976. La falta de competencia en el idioma inglés no será una barrera para ser admitido y participar en los programas del Distrito. Los estudiantes, padres de familia, empleados u otras personas que deseen obtener más información acerca de estos reglamentos o que deseen presentar una queja, deben ponerse en contacto con las siguientes personas: Director de Servicios Estudiantiles: Dane Caldwell-Holden (408) 535-6000 extensión 13212 Coordinadora del Artículo 504 a nivel del Distrito – Delphia Edwards (408) 535-6000 extensión 13229