Become a member - Join PTSA to help support your child’s education.
Click on the link below to go to our PTSA Website for more information -
For more PTSA information go to “Parents” tab on this page, from the drop down menu click on PTSA.
Check the PTSA Website for the current Falcon Feeding Frenzy date and flyer -
Our next one is being planned!
All SJUSD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.
Todas las escuelas y oficinas del SJUSD estarán cerradas el lunes, 1o de septiembre de 2014, a fin de conmemorar el Día del Trabajo.
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Message from Jeannette Harding, Principal
Welcome parents and students to John Muir Middle School!
I am extremely excited for the 2014-2015 school year! We have been working very hard preparing classrooms and curriculum, organizing staff and planning for a wonderful opening to the school.
I previously was an assistant principal at Gunderson High School for nine years. During that time, I always enjoyed working with former John Muir students and now I get the opportunity to help prepare them for high school! The staff at John Muir is working diligently to offer a high quality of instruction for students able to accelerate academically as well as to students who need tailored academic support to meet their full potential. As your principal, it is my honor to ensure that we are all doing the best that we can to support, prepare and guide our students towards their future goals.
As school resumes, please do not hesitate to contact us with any concerns/questions you may have. For your information, each administrator is responsible for a class –
6th grade Ms. Jeannette Harding, Principal
7th grade Mr. Giovanni Bui, Assistant Principal of Discipline
8th grade Mr. Ryan Chamberlin, Assistant Principal of Instruction
Thank you for your time. It is going to be a great year!
Sign up for our Falcon Weekly email news and reminders! It only takes a couple of minutes, and is an easy way to find out what’s happening. All John Muir parents should plan to join!
You will receive an email with the subject line “Please confirm your request to join JMMS_FalconWeekly.” (If you don’t receive this right away, check your spam folder.)
You MUST confirm by either: 1) Clicking on the link in the confirmation email OR 2) Replying to the confirmation email (click “reply” and send)
“Like” our FALCON FAMILY page on Facebook—another easy way to stay informed!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Falcon-Family/154343547954213 or just search for “Falcon Family”
Below are sites that can assist parents and students in understanding and preparing for the upcoming shift to Common Core Standards. These links outline what is Common Core, the rationale for a National Common Core Standard, the shifts in thinking these changes will require from educators, parents, and students, and the substantially different manner in which students will be assessed in 2014-15. The district team of Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a team of classroom teachers, has been meeting, reviewing the standards, and creating units to prepare SJUSD for this change. As well, the team of teachers have been piloting these units in preparation for next year’s rollout of Common Core. We are excited about the change to curriculum that fosters greater analysis and critical thinking to assist our students in preparing for their future in the 21st century.
This is the link from the state in regards to our ELA standards K-12 and as well as history and science ELA literacy.
Link with more information about assessment and what they could look like when implemented in 2014-15
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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
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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