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.



RAM PRIDE PACKAGE


Help create a vibrant, well-rounded, and inclusive school community for all our WGHS students by purchasing your Ram Pride Package today. Support the WG Foundation, Performing Arts Boosters, Athletic Boosters, ASB (including ASB card), Manos Unidas, and Robotics.
Purchase a yearbook at the same time and get an early-bird discount. Due September 5!
Purchase online at:


WILLOW GLEN MIDDLE SCHOOL BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT


school house
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
6:00 p.m. “Meet the new administrators” in the Little Theater
6:30 p.m. Start time for the class rotations


WAT

WGMS WALK-A-THON IS COMING SEPTEMBER 26th

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Please click on the following downloads to get all the details.
WAT2014_Parent_Letter.pdf
WAT_Business_letter_.pdf
WAT2014_Prize_list.pdf
Any student who submits pledge money after September 22 may participate but will NOT be eligible for prizes.


2014-2015 YEARBOOKS

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Start thinking about ordering your yearbooks today.  Yearbooks will be priced at just $37.00 until September 5th, 2014.  Personalize your books with your name for just an additional $5.00 and get 4 icons free.  Order your yearbooks at:  Jostens


Parent Portal

The parent portal will be up and running after Friday, August 29th.  Thank you for your patience.


WILLOW GLEN MIDDLE SCHOOL 2014-2015 SUPPLY LIST

Click 2014-15 School Supply List.pdf to download and print list.




Check out what our students are doing

More detailed information on current activities see Student Activities



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



Local Control Accountability Plan


All SJUSD stakeholders are invited to review and comment on the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which describes the district’s vision for students, annual goals and the actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals.  The LCAP will be reviewed at the following district-level parent meetings:

District Advisory Committee (DAC)
Monday, May 5 from 6:00-8:00pm
District Office, 855 Lenzen Ave
Room 337

District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC)
Monday, May 19 from 5:00-8:00pm
District Office, 855 Lenzen Ave
Room 129

In addition, the Board of Education will conduct a public hearing at its regularly scheduled meeting:

Board of Education Meeting
Thursday, June 12 at 6:00pm and Thursday, June 29 at 6:00pm
District Office, 855 Lenzen Ave
Room 129


Plan de Rendición de Cuentas de Control Local
Invitamos cordialmente a los miembros de todos los sectores del Distrito para que participen en el proceso de revisión y comentarios del Plan de Rendición de Cuentas de Control Local (LCAP, por sus siglas en inglés), el cual describe la visión del Distrito para los estudiantes, las metas anuales y las medidas que tomará el Distrito a fin de lograr que se realice dicha visión y que se cumplan las metas.  El plan LCAP se analizará en las siguientes juntas para padres a nivel del Distrito:

Comité de Asesoría del Distrito (DAC)
El miércoles, 14 de mayo de 6:00 a 8:00pm
Oficinas centrales del Distrito, 855 Lenzen Ave
Salón 337

Comité del Distrito de Asesoría para Estudiantes Aprendiendo Inglés (DELAC)
El lunes, 19 de mayo de 5:00 a 8:00pm
Oficinas centrales del Distrito, 855 Lenzen Ave
Salón 129

Además, nuestra Mesa Directiva llevará a cabo una audiencia pública en su junta programada en la fecha siguiente:

Junta de la Mesa Directiva
El jueves, 12 de junio a las 6:00pm
Oficinas centrales del Distrito, 855 Lenzen Ave
Salón 129

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


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