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  • We Are Looking for Your Input!

    The San Leandro Unified School District is currently searching for a new principal for the 2014-15 school year at John Muir Middle School. We would like to know what qualities you would like to see in principals for these sites.  Please click on the survey link below to take the short survey so that our selection team will have your input when choosing the best candidate for our principal vacancies. 


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  • Season of Service,
    Period of Peace continues
    SOSPOP is our annual JMMS celebration and observation of the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Fred T. Korematsu, and Cesar Chavez. For a month JMMS students will involve themselves in fun learning activities promoting fairness, non-violence, giving, civil rights, knowledge, and equality for all, as demonstrated by these three great Americans.

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  • John Muir Middle School student featured on KQED 
    George Hofstetter, 8th-grade student at JMMS, is filmed by KQED cameraman Jeremy Raff during a typical school day.  
    [SAN LEANDRO, CA – February 26, 2014]  As San Leandro Unified School District embarks on a new technology integration component to ensure that all students receive the tools and training they need to succeed, one eighth-grade student at John Muir Middle School, George Hofstetter, is demonstrating just how powerful technology tools are when students are empowered to create.


    Earlier this month, Hofstetter attended Startup Weekend/Black Male Achievement, held in Impact HUB Oakland’s new headquarters for a hackathon where over 40 African-American teenagers participated in a two-day coding, problem-solving, and business planning event alongside engineering and business professionals. 


    Participants produced 14 viable computer applications/business start-ups, and Hofstetter’s team took third place for the creating of a social media app called Connectthedots, which allows students of color to connect with other students to get the support and affirmation they need to succeed in various academic environments.


    “George’s idea was chosen to develop as an Apple app,” said Muir Principal Belen Magers. “After KQED interviewed George at the event, they were so impressed with how articulate he is they asked to shadow him at school for a news segment.” According to George’s mother, Gerri Hofstetter, KQED cameraman Jeremy Raff spent several days by the family’s side, following George to his martial arts class and other extracurricular activities. “He really is a special young man,” said his mother. “This has been quite a year for him.”


    “George is a perfect representation of today’s youth and what they can accomplish if they are provided the tools and the space to learn and create,” said Superintendent Mike McLaughlin, Ed.D.

    KQED segment

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