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  'Stangs House

Today is


Principal Tim Sippel is
Headed for Harvard

The Sippel Family


In Loving Memory of a Muir Icon
Mr. Loren Shirar

Loren was a Mustang in the truest sense.
He attended Muir from 1950 to 1952
He then taught at Muir for more than 30 Years
Since 1988, he and Larry Tharp cared for the Muir Museum
and made it the "Crown Jewel" of John Muir High School
In 2013, Lauren was inducted in the Alumni Hall of Fame.
Lauren will be missed by us all.

A Memorial Service is being planned, details to follow...



Principal Tim Sippel has announced that he will leave John Muir High School at the end of the school year to complete a three-year Doctor in Education Leadership program at Harvard University. The highly competitive program admits only 25 students each year.
“John Muir High School is an amazing place that is doing transformative work to prepare all of its students for college, career, and life beyond,” said Sippel. “It has been my honor to have led this great school and be part of the Mustang community.”

Sippel, who was named principal of John Muir High School in 2012, has had a distinguished career in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). During his tenure, John Muir High School earned distinction for its high admission rate to UCLA, one of the most competitive universities in the country. He partnered with district staff and Pasadena City College to establish a satellite campus for the college at John Muir and expand access to college-level classes. John Muir has also pioneered the establishment of a senior research paper and oral defense as a graduation requirement, a practice that will be implemented throughout the district in the coming years.

The Alumni Association is very proud of the progress that Mr. Sippel has made here at Muir. He was a friend and complete supporter of the Alumni Association, in fact he became a board member! He will be EXTREMELY missed by us all. For someone that did not attend Muir, he was the biggest Mustang around. While we are sad to see him go, we wish him all the best and look forward to seeing him again when he will be Dr. Sippel.

Congratulation's Mack Robinson Family, the Muir Alumni and the entire city of Pasadena are proud of Mack's accomplishments.

"President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice-President, Joe Biden, invited family members of the 1936 Black Olympians, Berlin, Germany to the White House, along with the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team on September 29, 2016.
It was an honor for my brother, Edward Robinson and myself (circled in photo), to represent our Father - Matthe
w "Mack" Robinson (Silver Medalist, 200 Meters), along with other distinguished family members in Washington, D.C.!

Thank you - Deborah Riley Draper, for your NAACP Image Award Nominated film "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice", for recognizing these 16 men and 2 women, in bringing them to the "big screen"! Also, THANK YOU Coffee Bluff Pictures, Proctor & Gamble, United States Olympic Committee, and GMR Marketing, for making this an AMAZING visit to Washington, D.C. to honor our family members!!"

Kathy Robinson Young


(L-R) Dr. Rosemary Smith, Richard Okumoto, Dr. Fran Vernon, Dr. Julie Bunn,
Ken Whittingham, Jan Berkeley, Joel Bryant and Angela King

Nominations for Hall of Fame for 2017 have been submitted and are in
the hands of the Selection Committee. Inductees will be announced in July.
Be sure to check back to learn their identities!


We are super-proud of 2017 Tournament of Roses - Rose Parade President
and John Muir Alum Brad Ratliff! Well done!
Pasadena Unified School District #MuirRising #GoMustangs


Muir principal Tim Sippel (2nd left) was named "Principal of the Year" by the Pasadena Unified School District.
We are proud of his leadership and ability to motivate students and staff to work hard to keep a Muir a top performing school. Congratulations!


Part of 210 Freeway in Pasadena to be named after Jackie Robinson
Full story provided by Pasadena Star News.

The state Assembly named a 4.2-mile stretch of the 210 Freeway on Tuesday after Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play baseball in the major leagues.

By a vote of 71-0, the state Legislature created the Jackie Robinson Memorial Highway between Gould Avenue in La Cañada Flintridge and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, just north of the juncture with the 134 Freeway.

A big thank you to Perry's Joint for always being there to provide food for our students during their lunch period. We also want to say thank you for giving back to the community; Perry's raised over $4,500 in scholarship funds for three John Muir 2016 graduates. Way to go Perry's and way to go graduates!

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Celebrating 10+ Years of Service to Alumni & School

We are so very proud that we are celebrating a milestone for the John Muir High School Alumni Association - More than Ten Years of Service to the Alumni, School, Students, Administration and Faculty of our beloved Alma Mater. We ask now more than ever that you join and become a paid member!

We thank those Alums that shared a vision and started this organization to support Muir and help to make it a better school for its students and to be a resource for the thousands of alumni that still care about the school.

Thank you to all of our members that, through their dues, support us so that we, in turn, support the school.

Please help us grow into the largest Alumni Association- Ever. Become a Member of the John Muir High School Alumni Association.  The only way you can become a member of this organization is to complete an application and send it in or join online here. So why not do it today. It's only $20 annually and we can do so much to help make Muir better when we put all those dues dollars together.

We need you, won't you Join Today?    And don't forget those Member Benefits !

      A few words about Facebook. While we encourage you to join our Facebook page and join in on the varied conversations that are lively and informative, joining Facebook does NOT make you a member of the Alumni Association. We realize that there has been some real confusion about that so we want to make it clear that there is only one way to claim membership and that is to complete an application and send it along with your check or to pay your dues online and receive your membership card. That's it - So no more confusion, right?

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