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All San Jose Unified School District Students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.
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San Jose Unified School District’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.

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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.


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.

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WGMS Musical

Bring the whole family to see Willow Glen Middle students bring to the stage the smash hit movie:

Disney High School Musical Jr.

Show times are:
Thursday - April 2 at 7 pm
Friday - April 3 at 5 pm & 8 pm
Saturday - April 4 at 1 pm, 4 pm & 7 pm.

Regular Reserved seats are $15 for adults and $5 for students, staff, and seniors.
Premium Reserved seats are $20 for all ages.
You can buy tickets at or at the door while supplies last; this show is expected to sell out, so please don’t wait too long to buy your tickets.
WGMS Little Theater, 2105 Cottle Ave in San Jose.

Willow Glen Middle School Testing Schedule

Hello parents of Willow Glen Middle School,

Testing is coming!  The testing window for WGMS runs from Monday March 30th to Friday April 10th.  Below is a copy of the bell schedule for those two weeks.  Dropoff and pickup times remain the same, except that the Monday “late start” schedule will be on Wednesday.

Please contact the Main Office with any questions or concerns. Testing Sch15

2015-2016 Course Selection Forms

WGMS 8th Graders going into High School 2015-2016

Course Selection and Sequence Information Night for Current 8th Graders

WGHS will have a Course Selection and Sequence Information Night for all incoming 8th graders and their parents in the Library on April 1, 2015 from 6 to 7pm.

This is an opportunity to learn more about the courses available, graduation requirements, and the order in which courses are taken throughout high school. This event is geared towards current 8th graders, though all are welcome. Randy Schmidt Assistant Principal of Instruction Willow Glen High School 408.535.6330

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.



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.


2014-2015 YEARBOOKS

yearbook1415 YEARBOOKS ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT!  DON’T WAIT!  ORDER YOURS TODAY!! There are a few baby picture slots left.  Get yours in today! Order your yearbooks atJostens

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


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.


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.

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2014-2015 instructional calendar.pdf

2015-2016 instructional calendar.pdf

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