You are invited to our IB Parent Night:

What is IB?  

What is in it for me and my child?

A joint presentation by our District IB Coordinators: January 14, 2014 in the John Glenn Middle School Multi-purpose Room at 6:30 pm

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Would you like to know more about the IB at John Glenn Middle School?

Come to our PTO meetings for monthly "MYP moments" presented by our IB Coordinator Julie Bloch.

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May 1st in the JGMS Library @ 5:30 was our first ever..


Parents joined us to find out...

  • What is an IB education?
  • What does it look like in the classroom?
  • What does MYP assessment look like, including the report card?
  • See the attached ppt presentation and publication from the evening as well as "What is an IB education" from IB as a reference.


Students who Promoted with Honors, High Honors, and those who Promoted with Honors All Three years at JGMS attended the Academy Awards night at La Quinta High School May 28th at 6:00 pm in the LQHS gym. These students were honored for being balanced and active learners, by having good academic standing, significant school invovlement, and going above and beyond in community service.  At the ceremony, nearly 100 students received medals and certificates according to their award level.

Students eligible for the Redhawk Participant Award were invited to the pizza and root beer float lunch on May 23rd in the multi-purpose room and received their Redhawk participant Certificates for completing at least 10 hours of community service.

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

~ John Dewey

L'éducation est pour l'enfance ce qu'est l'eau pour une plante.

~ Alphonse de Châteaubriant

Après le pain, l'éducation est le premier besoin d'un peuple.

~ Georges Jacques Danton

Siempre que enseñes, enseña a la vez a dudar de lo que enseñes.

~ José Ortega y Gasset


International Baccalaureate MYP

International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP)

 MYP Coordinator Julie Bloch

What is the MYP?

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) is a philosophy and a framework that is meant to...

What does the MYP look like at JGMS?


Students are involved in community and service, they have engaging classroom experiences that cause them to think about the environment, health and social issues, how human ingenuity has improved our world, and how we are interconnected.


Students are balanced learners, taking on eight subjects for each year of the MYP: Language A (English), mathematics, science, Language B (either Spanish or French), humanities, PE, arts, and technology. 


Each unit of study is driven by unit question that invites students into the content and inquire about it in the context of the Area of Interaction: Environments, Health and social education, human ingenuity, or community and service.


Assessment is engaging, rigorous, constructed response, projects, performances, responses or products.  All MYP assessments are graded with MYP criteria.  The criteria varies from subject to subject.

Holistic Education :

At JGMS we endeavor to support the development of the whole child: the academic as well as the social-emotional profile of each student. We have word of the month assemblies, follow-up activities in ASAP as well as reinforce these traits across all of the subjects.

Research shows that IB primary and middle-years students perform better in international assessments than their peers at non-IB schools (click here for more information)

View the Learner Profile video below:

What do students think?