John Muir High School

Early College Magnet


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Hello Mustangs, this is your weekly update.

Monday, April 19 is an Odd Day. 1st period will start online at 8:30.

This week we will begin to Welcome students back on campus for in person learning. Students, parents and guardians should have received the student’s cohort assignment last week by email, if you chose to come back onto campus. If you wanted to come back on campus, but did not complete the survey, please email me at and I will take your request and place you on a waiting list. Students will not be allowed to attend school on campus unless they have been assigned a cohort group. Once again, if you have not received your cohort assignment you will not be allowed on campus until that occurs.

On Wednesday we will have our PTSA Meeting at 6:30. Please click here for the PTSA Meeting link. Looking forward to seeing you there.

In sports this week, on Monday our Boys Basketball team will play La Salle. On Tuesday our Swim team will have a meet at Arcadia, our Boys and Girls Soccer and Baseball teams will play Crescenta Valley, our Softball team will play Burbank and our Girls Basketball team will play Pasadena Poly. On Thursday our Softball team will play Hoover. On Friday, our Boys and Girls Soccer teams will play Hoover our Baseball team will play Crescenta Valley again and the Swim Team will compete against Marshall. And on Saturday our Track team will have a meet at Arcadia.

Don’t forget to wear your college gear on Monday, as every Monday is “College Day” and your blue and gold on Friday to show your school spirit.

For more information regarding any of these events or other questions, please call us at (626) 396-5600.

Have a great week and GO Mustangs!


New Student Virtual Orientation

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April is Autism Awareness Month

The ASB is hosting an Autism Awareness Spirit Week this week, April 19-23.
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Sophomores Fundraiser

This Tuesday, the Sophomore class is having a fundraiser. They will be selling candy apples in the main parking lot from 3:30 to 6:30.

John Muir High School PTSA Movie Night

The John Muir High School PTSA is hosting a movie night on Friday, April 23 at 7:45 in the Grocery Outlet shopping center. The price is $10 per car up to four people and $15 for five or more. The movie will be "Grown Ups"


John Muir High School Early College Magnet Virtual Tours

Please join us for our JMHS Early College Magnet Virtual Tours on Tuesday May 25, 2021. Learn all about our Career-Theamed Academies and the Early College Program at JMHS. We will begin the presentation at 5:00 PM. Please go to our website and sign up now!

Mustang Counseling Corner!

Ms. Diaz's Couseling Corner Updates


We are here to help!

Application Assistance:

Mrs. Diaz - Make an appointment at

Ms. Connie available by appointment -

Here are some helpful videos for both UC and CSU applications.

YouTube - CSU Application Walk Through

If you are applying to any universities in California or on the Common App, to launch the applications through Make sure to register for an account first if you haven't already. If you need any help on navigating the website, please let me know!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out! If you have anything to promote for ASB, a club or sport, etc., feel free to email it to me with the info and I can include it in future emails/instagram posts. Our counseling IG is @ mustangcounseling, follow us for updates!

Consuelo Martinez

Make an Appointment:

Virtual College Fairs

Virtual College Fairs are FREE and open to view for long periods of time. Unlike in-person fairs, you can search colleges by attributes that are important to you, return to watch recorded presentationslater, and download materials from colleges...all from the comfort of home!

Calendar of virtual college fairs:

NACAC College Fairs

Spring 2021 Schedule

Students may attend as many fairs as they wish throughout the spring! Log on to the website see a list of colleges that will be at each fair. Additional colleges will be added throughout the spring. Students are encouraged to register for free at

PCC Study Hall

Study Hall for PCC classes is available! Come and get help with your PCC classes. Click on the LINKS to be directed to the WebEx for Study Hall or other PCC resources. Study hall is open on a drop-in basis on Mondays from 11am-1pm and Fridays from 2:30-4:00pm. In study hall, we can help you navigate your PCC class and help you with upcoming assignments.





Tips on how to be successful in your PCC Class:

  • Make sure to check PCC Canvas on a daily basis.
  • Not all PCC classes meet during the scheduled high school period. This is why it is important to check Canvas for updates and links to class, if any.
  • Remember, this is a college course, YOU are responsible for completing the work and communicating directly with your professor about assignments or other concerns using the Canvas "Inbox" feature.

Chromebook Access:

  • Your chromebook has been unlocked to access the PCC domain.
  • If you are having issues logging into your PCC account on your chromebook, please make sure that you are using your PCC email and your Lancer Point password.
  • Your email is your PCC username plus

Dual Enrollment

Do you need help with your PCC class? Or have a question on an assignment? Stop by with Ms. Selena during drop-in hours. See flyer below for day and times and Ms. Selena's introduction email.

As a PCC student you also have a variety of free resources available to you, such as 24/7 PCC library access, tutoring, and personal counseling just to name a few. See attached flyer for links to these resources and more.

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First Congressional Church of Pasadena, UCC, Women's Scholarships

First Congregational Church of Pasadena, UCC, Women's Scholarships are available annually in the amount of $2500 or more for persons who identify as female who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll by Fall, 2021, at a college or trade/technical school. Preference will be given to Pasadena residents or to women who are currently attending school in Pasadena. The application may be completed online and must include transcripts and two references. The deadline to receive applications is April 30,2021,in order to be considered. The full application is available and may be completed online at:

College Access Plan (CAP)

A reminder that College Access Plan will continue to offer their regular services for all students throughout the semester, with drop-in sessions on Mondays from 3-5pm and one-on-one appointments available between 2-5pm on Tue-Thurs.

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Upward Bound Math-Science

Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) is an academic enrichment program designed to prepare and empower high school students from underrepresented backgrounds (low-income and future first generation) to:

• Successfully graduate from high school.

• Increase their opportunities for admission to college.

• Recognize and develop their potential to excel in the fields of math and science, and encourage them to pursue post secondary degrees in math and science.

ASB Announcements

Yosemite Nature Bridge

The Yosemite Nature Bridge virtual program starts next Thursday! Please register in order to participate. This is a great opportunity to learn about Yosemite, environmental activism, national public lands, and to become part of a network that connects you with internship opportunities!

Program dates:

Thursday, April 15

Thursday, April 22

Program time:

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

For more information about NatureBridge visit: NatureBridge

Check out this awesome virtual tour of Yosemite!

NatureBridge requires all adult and child participants to complete an online registration form in order to participate in their online learning programs. It can be filled out via computer or smartphone and from any location with internet service. Please complete your registration ASAP. Without a complete form your child will not be able to participate in the program.

NatureBridge Form Link: NatureBridge Participant Registration Form

If for any reason you are unable to fill out this form online, please reach out to Jessie Ayala, Generation Green Coordinator 559-904-6342, as soon as possible. We want everyone to be able to attend!

Muir vs. PHS Class of 2021 Challenge by John Muir High School Alumni Association

This challenge is in support of the Class of 2021 at John Muir High School and Pasadena High School. With these difficult times including Covid-19 and Virtual School, our students need our support more than ever! With your contribution we can help offset the costs for activities for the Senior Class of 2021.

In these challenging economic times, we are committed to supporting our Pasadena and Muir students and your tax deductible donations allows us to do so.

So, without a 2020 Turkey Tussle it's time to see who can win THIS challenge...the Bulldogs or the Mustangs! Each school will receive the amount of money that their team raises.

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Who Rocks the House!

Arlington Garden Tour

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Gay-Straight Allianace

John Muir High School Early College Magnet Gay-Straight Alliance meets every Thursdays at 4:00PM

Room 13

The Light Bringer Project presents Room 13. This is a safe place for students to gather virtually to create , discuss, and inspire artmaking, creativity, and address the social and emotional impact on mental health for teens. Room 13 is hosted on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays, 3:30- 5 PM by our own Jackie Aqguirre. Students will earn work-based learning hours for attending and participating.

Room 13 is not only for artistic fellows, but for those who are trying to discover what their passions are in the arts, have fun through their discoveries, ultimately leading these people to love art in all different forms! Room 13 is also open from freshmen all the way to seniors, and they don’t have to be specifically from the AEM academy, but from any of the three academies,

Please visit our Youtube sight for more information.

MUIR GEAR is Now Available!

Email Mr. Bond at to get more information about purchasing your Muir gear and to schedule a pick up of your order. Get your gear while supplies last!

John Muir High School PTSA

Join John Muir's PTSA for only $10.00. Please contact Ms. Courtney Scrabeck at
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JMHS Drive-Through Library

JMHS Drive-Through Library every other Thursday from 1:30 to 4:00. Please see flyer for more details

Writes of Passage

IF you're looking for a fun, creative, inspiring, and supportive group to participate in, email to receive the Zoom Meeting Link jto oin their weekly program sessions!

John Muir High School Early College Magnet Tech Support

For John Muir High School tech support, please log onto Clever and click the John Muir Tech Support icon to complete a form for technical assistance. Our support team will get back with you shortly.

Other Technology Updates and Reminders

PUSD Helpdesk Reminders:

  • Parents/Guardians can now submit support tickets for their students by sending an email to
  • Call Helpdesk for support or to submit a ticket. They are available Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 7:00pm. Call (626)396-3699
  • Students and staff can still submit support tickets at

Upcoming Events

April 17 - Track and Field Team vs. Crescenta Valley


April 20 - New Student Virtual Orientation Night

April 19 - Boys Basketball team will play La Salle.

April 20 - Swim team vs. Arcadia, Boys and Girls Soccer and Baseball teams vs. Crescenta Valley, Softball vs. Burbank and Girls Basketball vs. Pasadena Poly.

April 22 - Softball vs. Hoover.

April 23 - Boys and Girls Soccer vs. Hoover, Baseball vs. Crescenta Valley again, and Swim team vs. Marshall

April 24 - Track team will have a meet at Arcadia.