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Students in Action Leadership GroupThis past Spring, Capuchino High formed a new club -- Students in Action which is part of the Jefferson Awards progrma. This newly formed student group presented at the Regional Celebration earlier this year.  There were 31 high schools that presented. Capuchino won the "Fast Start Winner" award.  Please congratulate the leadership of this club:

  • Shylo Drenning - co President
  • Kathy Lin - co President
  • Emily Vasil - Vice President
  • Hannah Engel - Secretary
  • Alaina Keys - Treasurer
  • Josie McHale - Advisor

Maxum Yu with Award CertficateCongratulations to BHS sophomore Maxim Yu was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco’s Forty- Eighth annual high school design competition! Eighty eight students participated in the competition from both public and private high schools in the San Francisco Bay area. This is an exciting competition where high school students put their design skills, creativity, spatial and analytical thinking and craftsmanship to the test. Students design a building and communicate their design solutions through a narrative essay, CAD drawings and architectural models. Congratulations Maxim!


2016 SIA Food Drive
San Mateo’s Jefferson Awards, Students in Action (SIA) team earned first place for their commitment to the expansion of service not only in their school but also by their deep engagement with community partners and service agencies. The team exuded the spirit of SIA through their achievements towards the main goal they set for themselves: to support the 15 other service clubs (thanks to the 15 advisors and Club Leaders) on their campus. In doing so, they not only demonstrated growth and leadership, but they also inspired others to volunteer (driving 9,200 hours of service) and impacted an estimated 25,000 individuals. In addition to hosting two Volunteer Fairs, San Mateo implemented a more personalized approach by partnering with the college and career center to host “Meet and Greets” (with Advisor Nancy Kane) with local non-profits. This effectively allowed a broader cross section of students the opportunity to volunteer outside of school. As a result 50 percent of their school engaged in volunteerism – a 22 percent increase from last year. The team raised $50,000 (a 32 percent increase from last year) to benefit more than 15 organizations in the Bay Area. To deepen community involvement, San Mateo collaborated with the Adult School (thanks Adult School!), Menlo Atherton High School (thanks to Mr. Amoroso!), Berkeley High (thanks to John V.!)  and Hillsdale High (thanks to BOTH basketball schools teams, thanks Ms. Dinges and Coach Lui) on activities ranging from a food and fund drive to cancer awareness events Go4TheGoal (with Mr. Scheller) and the Pink Out (with the Athletic Boosters).  They also expanded the mission of The Jefferson Awards by bestowing 15 Jefferson Awards to exceptional students, parents and faculty.


Ms. Johnson with Daughter at Earth DayEvery day and especially on Earth Day, Environmental Science teachers, Ms. Johnson and Ms. Kirkpatrick help to make our community a better place. This year, Ms. Johnson and her daughter joined others at Coyote Point Park at the Earth Day Beach and Park Cleanup.  As Ms. Johnson shares, "Part of being a good citizen is teaching kids to do their part through being an environmental steward. It feels good to do my part in being a role model by cleaning up trash to better our shared resources."


Thank you Ms. Johnson!


Stanford University LogoAttention teens...join our community partner Stanford for an exciting event on teenage mental health. Details:


Stanford Mental Health Innovation Challenge
Empowering youth to shape the future of mental health
Li Ka Shing Center, Stanford University
June 24-25, 2017


This is an event for incoming San Mateo and Santa Clara County 10th-12th graders to better understand the mental health challenges that affect our communities and develop innovative ideas to tackle these issues. For more information, go to www.smhic.com.


Interpreter Service

The Office of Student Services provides on-site interpreting services for Spanish and Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin) speakers. Interpreter Service available in any language upon request. Learn the details.

La Oficina de Servicios Estudiantiles ofrece servicios de interpretación en el mismo lugar para las personas que hablan español y chino (mandarín). Se dispone de intérpretes de cualquier otro idioma previa solicitud. Averigüe los detalles.



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