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Screen Shot of New District Office Site
If you have not already heard the news, the SMUHSD and all of its schools will be launching new websites Friday, December 1st!  

 

The district website address remains the same, but the school websites will have new web addresses...bookmark them now in preparation for December 1st!

 

The new school web addresses are:

  • Aragon High: www.smuhsd.org/aragonhigh
  • Burlingame High: www.smuhsd.org/burlingamehigh
  • Capuchino High: www.smuhsd.org/capuchinohigh
  • Hillsdale High: www.smuhsd.org/hillsdalehigh
  • Mills High: www.smuhsd.org/millshigh (www.millshigh.org will work too)
  • Peninsula High: www.smuhsd.org/peninsulahigh
  • San Mateo High: www.smuhsd.org/sanmateohigh (www.sanmateohigh.org will work too)
  • San Mateo Adult School: www.smuhsd.org/smas (www.smace.org will work too)

Remember...the links will not work until late Thursday night/early Friday morning.

 

When you visit the new sites, you’ll find:

  • A more visually appealing look (with more photos!)
  • A more intuitive reorganized website
  • More ways to highlight school and student accomplishments and events
  • A list of “quick links” and visual clickable “icons” that will take you to the pages most visited on our sites
  • “Portals” that will take you to all of the school tools you use in one place
  • Responsive design, meaning that you can easily view our website no matter using your home computer, phone or tablet

Looking forward to providing you new and improved websites!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis, District Admin, San Mateo Union High School District
Published: 11/28/17




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SMUHSD Staff Members Help Organize the FairThis past fall, the 4th annual Transition to Independence Fair was held at Sequoia High School. This annual event helps to promote the independence and full participation of people with disabilities in San Mateo County. This year's feedback on the Transition to Independence Fair was that it was the best fair to date! There were 30+ support agencies present to help guests with information on post-secondary education, training, employment, housing, benefits, transportation, and so much more. The highlight of this year's fair was a band from Stockton called The Advocates who are made up of 10 adults with developmental disabilities who sang motown, pop, and country songs to the crowd.  Guests had a variety of activities to choose from on the day of the fair including petting animals from Jasper Ridge Farms, painting art boxes provided by the Riekes Center from Menlo Park, a Zumba class put on by Community Gatepath, and more. In addition to the large presence of support agencies, fun activities, and entertainment there were six 50 minute workshops provided. The workshops covered benefits, healthcare, assistive technology, an agency support panel, and a youth panel sharing their experiences and challenges and successes in our community. SMUHSD staff members Eli Poblitz and Ofelia Angulo were on the Activities subcommittee and Judy Camarota also volunteered and represented Project Search. Learn more about the fair HERE.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis, District Admin, San Mateo Union High School District
Published: 11/20/17




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Seanna Fess Presents at Astrophysics ConferenceMs. Seanna Fess presented her work on exoplanets at the recent international conference “Know Thy Star, Know Thy Planet." Over 160 professional researchers from more than 10 countries gathered to discuss the star beyond the Sun that are known to have planets orbiting them. Ms. Fess, working with Dr. Steve B. Howell, the Head of Space Science and Astrobiology at NASA Ames Research Center, presented her findings related to NASA Kepler mission-discovered exoplanets. She studied a group of exoplanets known to orbit one star of a binary pair and performed calculations to determine which of the two stars the planet actually orbited. To date, her work suggests that the majority of exoplanets found in binary star systems orbit the brighter, more massive star, although she did find some evidence for a small portion that may orbit the smaller, fainter star. This work provides robust inputs to exoplanet formation models. Seanna is currently writing her results as a research paper to be submitted to a professional astrophysics journal in a few months.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis, District Admin, San Mateo Union High School District
Published: 11/20/17




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LOgo  SMHS Strikes Back Against HungerSan Mateo High School (SMHS) students are conducting their annual holiday food drive through November 27, 2017. The students’ goal this year will be to collect more than 100,000 pounds and continue their tradition of being one of the largest food drives in the country.  All donations will benefit the Samaritan House in San Mateo and Second Harvest Food Bank. This year’s campaign theme is “Can Wars: San Mateo High School 2017 Food Drive.” Community members who wish to donate may bring their canned food or monetary donations directly to San Mateo High School, located at 506 N. Delaware Street, San Mateo, weekdays from 7:45am - 3:15pm. You can also donate HERE. Monetary donations are tax-deductible and checks should be made out to “Samaritan House.” (An online donation link will be available soon.) Also, during after-school hours and weekends, students will be collecting donations at local supermarkets throughout the Peninsula from Burlingame to Belmont! Please help San Mateo High continue their tradition of helping people in need this holiday season!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 11/15/17




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Empty Bowls LogoCapuchino High Ceramics Students and the Skyline College Ceramics Club Present:

Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Wednesday, November 15th
6-8pm
Skyline College Fireside Dining Room, Building 6

3300 College Drive, San Bruno

Join us for an evening of entertainment, fun and food! For a minimum donation of $15, buy a handmade ceramic bowl created by Capuchino High School and Skyline College Ceramics students and fill it with your choice of soup made by Pacific Dining. Keep your bowl as a reminder of your generous donation to help support those in need. Money raised will be donated to the Skyline College SparkPoint Center, which provides resources to our students and the local community. The event will include the opportunity to purchase tickets for prize drawings of artwork and other gift items. Hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 11/13/17




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Who Am I logo for Mills High
Mills High Presents...
"Who Am I?" -- A Drama Showcase 
November 16-18 at 7pm and November 19 at 2pm 
Mills High School Theater, 400 Murchison Dr, Millbrae

Something new is coming to Mills Drama! The Mills Drama Department is mixing things up with the fall production or "showcase" of a collection of pieces and one acts centered around the same theme -- the theme of identity. The scenes will all deal with relationships and how we connect as human beings. The pieces will all be [mostly] student directed. You'll view numerous pieces that are written/directed by one of Mills' very own students! Notably, Chacha Tahng is writing an original show focused on the harsh realities of teenage life; Joseph Bonavia is writing an original show satirizing the current political climate; and Rachel Galles is pulling scenes from The Princess Bride and making them her own. The showcase's visionary, Ms. Tannous-Weisgerber, will be directing a piece on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, something she personally deals with as a person of Palestinian and European descent. Those watching will surely remain entranced watching the characters' stories as they find out who they are and who they want to be. For tickets, call Mills High at 650-558-2299.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 11/13/17




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Poster for Cap s play, Miracle Worker
Capuchino Drama Brings You...

The Miracle Worker

Samuel Johnson Jr, Performing Arts
Capuchino High School
1501 Magnolia Ave, San Bruno (*entrance on Millwood Ave.)
November 17 & 18 at 7pm
November 19 at 1pm

The Miracle Worker is the true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever, which leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Separated from the world of those with hearing and sight, Helen
cannot communicate with anyone, nor anyone with her. Often frustrated and desperate, Helen flies into uncontrollable rages, outbursts, and tantrums that horrify her hopeless family. The gifted teacher Annie Sullivan is summoned by the family to help the girl understand the world from which she is isolated, freeing Helen Keller from her internal prison forever. 

Tickets:      

  • Tickets Online: $10 Adults, $8 Students/Seniors 
  • Purchase tickets at capuchinodrama.weebly.com
     
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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 11/13/17




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Poster for Aragon s Production of 9 to 5
9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? Performance dates:

  • Preview Night: Wednesday, Nov. 15th @ 7pm (door tickets only)
  • Opening Night: Thursday, Nov. 16th @ 7pm
  • Friday, Nov. 17th @ 7pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 18th @ 7pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 19th @ 2pm

Online ticket sales are open! https://aragondrama.com/tickets/

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 11/8/17




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Members of Aragon s GSA Club
Aragon's football games draw sizeable crowds, so the games become great opportunities to share education on a number of important and relevant teen related issues. At a recent home game, a group of Aragon students representing Aragon's GSA (Gender and Sexuality Awareness Club) educated sports fans on the importance of inclusivity of all students, including those teens who identify with the LGBTQ+ community. At the Aragon "Pride
Game," a number of students gave away Ally Stickers (rainbow emoji hearts), information and resource handouts, and wristbands with an inspiring message on the outside and the Trevor Project 24/7 hotline number on the inside. Thank you to all of the students who took the time to educate attendees on the important topic of gender identity. Photo: Front Row (L-R) Sara McNevin, Angela McNevin, Jayna Swami, Symonne Shih. Back Row: Granger Brenneman, Sean Parkis (Middle College), Eden Vasquez, Sofia Veizades.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 11/7/17




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iStock Image of Registration Key on Computer KeyboardSan Mateo Union High School District will begin accepting enrollments for the 2018-2019 school year on December 5th at the Office of Student Services located at 839 Hinckley Rd. in Burlingame. But you don't have to come into the office to make your appointment. Save yourself a trip and a phone call by going online to our new online enrollment booking system to secure your appointment. Click HERE starting November 6th -- the first day you can make an appointment. The last day for appointments is February 15, 2018.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 11/7/17




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Head shot of speaker Denise PopeThe SMUHSD and the Peninsula Parent Speakers Series Bring You...

Dr. Denise Pope: The Well-Balanced Student
Tuesday, November 14th, 7:00-8:30pm
Performing Arts Center
600 N Delaware St, San Mateo
 
Today’s high-pressure, fast-paced culture can interfere with healthy child development. When we are too focused on test scores, performance, and grades, we may deny our students the time and energy they need to effectively tackle the demanding work of growing up. This presentation will examine the tensions that can occur between students, parents, and educators over issues such as homework, grades, and the culture of competition. We’ll offer parents research-based strategies to create healthier home and school environments.
 
In this presentation, you will learn:

  • How students today are coping- or not- with the academic pressure they face
  • Ways you can reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement or engagement in school
  • Strategies to increase resilience, creativity, and well-being for your child

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 11/1/17




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iStock FootballIt’s Rivalry Week for the San Mateo Union High School District’s six comprehensive secondary schools. The week’s spirited activities center on three traditional football games scheduled on Friday and Saturday. The first two games are set for Friday, Nov. 3, when Hillsdale hosts Aragon and Mills travels to Capuchino; both games begin at 7:30 p.m. The following day, Nov. 4, Burlingame journeys to San Mateo; kickoff at the historic Little Big Game is set for 11 a.m.

  • The Aragon-Hillsdale contest was first played in 1962. Since both schools are located along Alameda de las Pulgas (literally “Avenue of the Fleas”), the game is called “The Battle of the Fleas.” Aragon leads in the series 34-18; there have been three ties.
  • The Mills-Capuchino game has been dubbed “The Battle of the Strip” because the two schools are located near one another off a section of El Camino Real in Millbrae/San Bruno. The rivalry began in 1959. Capuchino has the edge in the series, 37-21.
  • Saturday’s Little Big Game marks the 90th renewal of one of the oldest traditional contests between public schools in the Greater Bay Area. The two schools -- San Mateo High and Burlingame -- are located about a mile from one another. Burlingame leads in the series, which began in 1927, 53-32, with four ties. The two schools are the oldest in the San Mateo Union High School District.

We hope you are able to make it to these historical games!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/30/17




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HHS  Promo Poster Les MisHillsdale Drama is proud to announce our 2017 Fall Musical, Les Misérables. One of the greatest musicals of all time, Les Mis is based on Victor Hugo’s landmark novel about social change and political revolution in 19th century France, and Boublil and Schonber’s musical adaptation is a powerful examination of justice, change and redemption. Les Misérables has indisputably become the world's most popular musical, having been seen by over 50 million people worldwide, in 38 countries and translated into 21 languages. From its celebrated opening in London in October 1985, this adaptation immediately captured the imagination and enthusiasm of the theatre-going public. Les Misérables is directed by Allison Gamlen with musical direction by Matt Mattei, lighting and scenic design by Tom Stucke, and costume design by Audra Batter. Performances will be in Hillsdale’s Auditorium November 9-12. Length of show: approx. 2 hours.

Dates:

  • Thursday, Nov. 9th: 7:00 pm (Preview)
  • Friday, Nov. 10th: 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 11th: 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 12th: 2:00 pm

Tickets:

  • Online: $17 Adults; $12 Students/Seniors; $10 Preview
  • At the Door: $20 Adults; $15 Students/Seniors; $10 Preview
  • Purchase tickets at www.hillsdaledrama.com

For more information, email hillsdaledramatix@gmail.com

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/30/17




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iStock Music PaperMills High School Music Presents the Fall Concert
October 27, 2017, 7pm

Mill High School Theater, 400 Murchinson Drive, Millbrae
Ticket Information:

  • Tickets on sale HERE.
  • $5 for High School/College Students and $10 for Adults.
  • Family Package (more than four people): $30
  • Middle School Students and Below: FREE
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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/25/17




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iStock Illustration of Student Being BulliedDid you know that more than 1 out of every 5 students report being bullied? It is statistics like these that make National Bullying Prevention Month, sponsored by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, so important. This nationwide campaign was founded in 2006. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. This campaign has grown from an initial week-long event to a worldwide effort with thousands of individuals participating in multiple activities throughout October. Hundreds of schools, major corporations, and many celebrities have joined the movement. Take action and show that you care about kids being safe at school, while online, and in the community. The SMUHSD has strict policies about any type of bullying. We ask that you join the SMUHSD in recognizing this national issue and help us prevent the devastating effects of bullying.

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Published: 10/24/17




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Poster for BHS  My Favorite YearBurlingame High School presents:
My Favorite Year
October 21, 27, 28 @ 7:30
October 22, 29 @ 2:00
Tickets available online
A classic musical comedy with a heart of gold, My Favorite Year features a tuneful score by the incomparable Tony-winning songwriters, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and is based on the hit Peter O'Toole film of the same name. The show opened on Broadway in 1993, and Andrea Martin won her first Tony Award for her hilarious turn in the original production. The story takes place in 1954 and Benjy Stone, writers' assistant on TV's "King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade," is assigned the daunting task of babysitting the veteran Hollywood swashbuckler, Alan Swann. The reckless Swann is in town to do a live guest appearance on the show and his antics and alcoholism nearly get Benjy fired. When Benjy is given an unexpected glimpse into Swann's broken heart, though, he begins to discover a thing or two about life and love. We hope you can join us!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/20/17




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iStock Sneakers with Arrows in Different DirectionsCollege Application Road Map
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7-8:30pm
Performing Arts Center

600 N. Delaware, San Mateo
FREE!


The College application process can be overwhelming and intimidating both for parents and students. There are a myriad of decisions, conflicting information, and as a result, stress levels tend to be high. Come join us for this informative lecture on the "College Planning Road Map." Event participants will:

  • Gain insights on how to manage the stress of the process.
  • Understand roles and responsibilities of the students, parents, and support resources
  • Review a step-by-step "roadmap" including how to plan for academics, testing, extra-curricular activities, college selection, submission strategies, writing effective essays, financial planning and more.

More Information:

  • Due to limited seating, you must register by clicking HERE.
  • See the FLYER for the details. (Spanish and Chinese flyer coming soon!)
  • Event will have Spanish and Chinese interpretation.
  • Please come prepared to take notes. Photos and recordings of the workshop are prohibited and there will be no handouts.
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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/13/17




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iStock Image of Board MeetingSMUHSD’s Board of Trustees invites you to its Thursday, October 12, 2017 regular meeting. The meeting highlights include a celebration of teachers who gained permanent or partial permanent status the first day of the 17/18 school year, a visit from board members from the San Mateo County Board of Education who will be sharing information about their roles as county board members, a presentation to adopt an energy sustainability policy and budget, and a photo presentation of construction projects. The public meeting will take place at the San Mateo Adult School, 789 E Poplar Ave, San Mateo starting at 6:45pm with the teacher celebration. See the complete agenda by clicking HERE.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/11/17




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Hillsdale Knights Being Interviewed by Sky TV
The Hillsdale Knights won the first annual Sky Link Quiz Tournament which gave high school teams from all over the Bay Area an opportunity to showcase their knowledge of Asian culture, arts, language and history. The team consisted of Isaac Mao, Katia Pramono, Henry Gu, Spencer SihKatia, Katia Pramono, Hana Schwarz and Micah Dayag. The final competition on Saturday, October 7th also featured an additional "presentation round" during which our students spoke about what it means to be Asian American. Click HERE for a link of a 3 1/2 minute Chinese newscast of last week's regional championship. (Hillsdale is featured prominently from 0:30 -1:00.) The actual championship will be broadcast on Sky Link TV Channel 4.2/Comcast 193 this Saturday, October 14th from 7:30-8 pm. Please join the SMUHSD team in congratulating the Hillsdale Knight team that took home yet another honor for their school and the SMUHSD!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/11/17




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iStock  Teens in HallwayDon't miss the SMUHSD's 8th Grade Parent Information Nights held at each of our comprehensive high schools. This event is designed to help families of 8th grade students learn about the wonderful high schools of the SMUHSD. Highlights:

  • Learn about academic programs, and extracurricular clubs and activities.
  • Meet the staff who will help to guide your soon-to-be freshman.
  • Tour the school grounds.
  • Learn important pre-enrollment and registration dates.

Each school will have a unique and informative evening planned for you.

See the event flyer with the details:

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/10/17




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Stock Image of Marijuana PlantsJoin the SMUHSD for an important family education event:

Clearing the Smokescreen: A Frank Conversation about Marijuana
Tuesday, October 24th
7:00-8:30pm
Burlingame High School Theater
1 Mangini Way

FREE!

In January of 2018, the Marijuana laws in California are changing. What does that mean for our community? What do we know about how students are accessing marijuana now? What forms does it take? What should parents know about the effects of marijuana on adolescent brain development? What are the myths and what are the facts? No matter where you stand on the ideological spectrum of legalization, you won’t want to miss this panel conversation dedicated to giving you the latest information on this important health topic.

PANELISTS (subject to change)

  • Daniel Becker, M.D. Mills Peninsula Health Services
  • Dave Pine, San Mateo County Supervisor
  • Al Serrato, Assistant District Attorney

MODERATOR: John Ryan (BHS Parent)

TO RSVP and submit questions, click HERE.

Special thanks to Burlingame High School Parent Education Team which opened this event up to the entire district! Spanish and Mandarin interpretation will be available. See flyers in ENGLISH, SPANISH and CHINESE.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/9/17




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MItra at UC Davis
Mitra Pourmehraban, a senior at Mills High School, was among a select group of students who attended the UC Davis Young Scholars Program. The advanced science program, now over 50 years old and offered by the School of Education, introduces up to 40 high achieving high school sophomores and juniors to the world of original research in the biological and natural sciences. “Students work under the direction of real-world researchers,” said Rick Pomeroy, program director and teacher educator in the School of Education at UC Davis. “In fact, these high school students are engaged in research that most college undergraduates don’t have an opportunity to do.” Under the mentorship of Aldrin Gomes, Mitra conducted two research projects in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. To qualify for the program, students must have a strong academic record, have taken biology and two years of college preparatory mathematics, and have recommendations from teachers. In addition, applicants must write a personal essay. Congratulations Mitra!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/9/17




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Photo of Past College and Career FairThe annual San Mateo Union High School District's College & Career Fair is here again. More than 100 vendors will speak and offer guidance to more than 1,000 students and family members who will attend this popular and informative event.

Details:
Monday, October 16, 2017
Mills High School
College Fair: 6:30pm
Financial Aid Presentations in Auditorium: Session #1 starts at 5:45pm and Session #2 starts at 7:30pm

Click HERE for all of the details.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/4/17




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Stock Illustration  Cash for CollegeAttention High School Seniors and Families...

Don't miss "Cash for College!"
College of San Mateo
October 7, 2017
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo

Financial Aid Information Workshops
Building 10, College Center
(Offered in English & Spanish)
10:30am–11:30am OR 12:00pm–1:00pm

See all of the details on the event flyer.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/3/17




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iStock Training Stock ImageThe Student Services team -- the team that handles topics such as enrollment, registration and requests for transfers to other schools -- will be at an all day training on Monday, October 9th. If you have any immediate questions, please call Student Services in advance. Thank you!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/3/17




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iStock Group Holding HandsThe recent act of violence in Las Vegas -- the largest mass shooting in US history -- can be unnerving for students, creating feelings of confusion, sadness and anxiety. As news reports of this frightening event unfold in the media, it is important that we all -- families, teachers and staff -- talk with students about their feelings and thoughts around this national tragedy and the many others in recent news. The SMUHSD team would like to share some links to tips from the National Education Association as originally offered by the National Association of School Psychologists and from the Orange County Department of Education. Both offer helpful information and guidance for families. If you have any concerns about your student, please contact your school's health and wellness coordinators.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/2/17




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iStock diversity illustrationOn September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years. The ILRC web page lays out what this means for DACA recipients, those with pending applications, those who need to renew their DACA, and more. Click HERE to access resources.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 9/28/17




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National Merit Scholarship Program LogoTwo dozen San Mateo Union High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the competition for 2018 National Merit Scholarships. The District seniors are among 16,000 National Merit semifinalists nationwide announced this week. Of those, about 7,500 are expected to be scholarship recipients next year.

In all, about $32 million worth of National Merit awards will be made. Those scholarships, considered among the most prestigious in the U.S. for secondary students, are funded by colleges, corporations and the National Merit Scholarship Program, now in its 63rd year. These are the District semifinalists:

 

  • Aragon:  Arthur Cai, Avichal Goel, Diana Gong, Frank Liu, Eric Shen, Meilling Thompson, Michael Wang, Chris Xiong, Lily Zhou.
  • Capuchino: Julia Cordero, Niven Jayanthi.
  • Hillsdale: Jamie Ip, Benjamin Liao.
  • Mills: Jasmine Carson, Kaitlyn Chan, Carson Eschen, Sarah Huang, Hongxiao Zhou, Eric Zhu.
  • San Mateo: Vidaat Dunna, Shannon Lu, Lily Sai, Emily Sun, Charles Xiao.
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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 9/27/17




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Hillsdale Effect Being Honored at San Mateo City Council
The Hillsdale Effect, Hillsdale High's unique Interact Club which focuses on addressing issues of poverty, was honored at a September San Mateo City Council meeting for its work in providing microloans to impoverished women in Guatemala. The Guatemalan Consul General was in attendance and hand-delivered certificates of recognition to more than 20 students and then met and talked with them after the ceremony. This was part of a celebration of the friendship between Guatemala, Mexico and the City of San Mateo. The Hillsdale Effect, entering it's 10th year, has raised over $60,000 for microloans to help women in Guatemala start or grow small businesses. Since 2009, the club -- a partnership between San Mateo Rotary Club, the non-profit organization Namaste-Direct, and students from Hillsdale and Middle College -- has sent over 80 students to learn about poverty, international development and Guatemalan culture as part of an annual Microfinance Study Tour held each summer. Teachers Sarah Press and Greg Lance advise the club, which is about to begin it's annual "Penny Wars" fundraising campaign for microloans. Those interested in learning more about the club and how you can help are encouraged to visit the Hillsdale Effect's student-designed website

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 9/26/17




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BHS Robotics TrophyThe BHS Robotics team recently competed in its first competition this school year. It was a tough competition as many of the best robotics teams in the world were present. Before the "Alliance" selection, the BHS Panthers were 23 out of 40, but with very good individual stats. The BHS team was the second pick (better ranked than last year) on an Alliance of three other robots. The BHS Alliance won in the quarterfinals, won in the semifinals and made it to the finals. In the finals, the Panthers lost one, won one and had a tiebreaker, and ultimately did not win. This was the first time that BHS made it to the finals! They won their first trophy! What is most impressive about the BHS team is that it is a student-run team with adult mentors offering guidance but not actually doing the work (unlike other teams), meaning that this was really a major student accomplishment. We are proud of our "robo" Panthers. Congratulations!

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Published: 9/26/17




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iStock Board MeetingSMUHSD’s Board of Trustees invites you to its Thursday, September 28, 2017 regular meeting. The meeting highlights include a review of the past year’s summer school, a presentation on progress regarding academic goals and results from the 2016-17 pilot teacher evaluation system. The public meeting will take place at the San Mateo Adult School, 789 E Poplar Ave, San Mateo starting at 7:00pm. See the complete agenda by clicking HERE.

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Published: 9/26/17




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BHS Band Pet Parade photo courtesy of Lucas Avillez
Join the Burlingame High School Band and the City of Burlingame for the 14th Annual Burlingame Pet Parade. The BHS Band will join Pickles, a miniature pig who serves as a therapy pig for the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA and the parade's Grand Marshal, for this wonderful community event scheduled for this Saturday, September 23rd. The family-friendly parade will begin at 10am on Broadway in Burlingame. For more information, including a map of the parade route and photos of previous parades, see www.burlingamepetparade.com, or call (650) 342-2073. We hope you can join our BHS Band this Saturday!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 9/19/17




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SMUHSD Bridge ProgramWe are excited that the District’s newly established English Language Development (ELD) Bridge Program -- a much needed program that serves older newcomer students -- is under way and growing weekly! The ELD Bridge Program, an extension of Peninsula High School, is hosted by the Adult School and is designed to serve the district’s newcomer ELD students who are entering the SMUHSD as juniors or seniors with few to no credits and who would be better served in an alternative program. The goal is to accelerate students’ language acquisition, prepare them to successfully “bridge” to the Adult School and open up greater opportunities to fulfill students’ educational and career goals. In addition to a robust academic program consisting of double block (a two hour class) of ELD, Math and Spanish for Native Speakers, students work with bilingual mental health therapists and are exposed to a variety of guest speakers and field trips, with the goal of developing academic and social communication skills for school, work and life. We thank the Adult School administration and staff for their hospitality and we look forward to partnering with community organizations and accessing community resources that will support our students as they step into adulthood and integrate in this new society.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 9/15/17




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Logo for Girls Who Code ClubThe application process for the Girls Who Code Club is now open! All girls of any programming level are welcome to apply. The club will meet at the Burlingame Public Library every Sunday from 1pm-3pm.

More details about our curriculum can be found on the application. Click HERE to apply. Application Deadline: Saturday, 9/23/17 at 11:59pm. If you have any questions, please email Chelsea Lo or Priya Koliwad.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 9/12/17




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Aragon Volleyball Players with Donated Clothes

Go Dons! All three of Aragon's volleyball teams participated in a clothing drive to benefit the survivors of Hurricane Harvey.  Each player was asked to bring in 10 items of clothing that they were willing to donate; they went way beyond the initial request!  In all, the girls are shipping almost 500 items to Houston. This was a great learning experience for the players. They had the opportunity to experience the joy of service for those in need and they learned that together they can accomplish great things on and off the court! This is as great example of how a sport brings young people together for reasons beyond competition.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 9/8/17




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iStock Holding HandsThe San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) and Kara Invite You to...

Caring Presence - Supporting our Teens In Their Grief
Monday, September 25, 2017
Registration: 6pm-6:30pm
Presentation: 6:30pm-8pm
San Mateo High School Library
506 Delaware Street, San Mateo

This event is intended to provide SMUHSD families and our broader community with additional skills to address our teen's grief by developing a foundation of knowledge on grief, growing one's sense of compassion, and providing opportunities to reflect inward on one's own grief history. Through psycho-education, experiential exercises and group discussion, attendees will learn to: use tools that will allow them to recognize symptoms of grief, support those in grief, and gain skills to use a framework to process loss.

Interpretation will be available in Spanish and Chinese. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact Sheri at 650.558.2202 or scosta@smuhsd.org.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 9/8/17




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Head shot of Superintendent SkellyEarlier this week, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was rescinded by the president. DACA provided a way for young, undocumented immigrants brought to this country by their families to have the opportunity to work hard, graduate, go to college, begin careers, and lead meaningful lives as contributing members of our global society. It is estimated that nearly 200,000 young Californians are under the program’s umbrella; many of them have only known the United States as their home.
It seems appropriate to reiterate the San Mateo Union High School District's (SMUHSD) commitment to educating all students, regardless of their race, ethnicity, heritage, national origin, immigration status, or other characteristics. Every student we serve deserves our best efforts and we are committed to their success. 

We want all students and our community to know that all students have full access to our schools and are protected from pressures and intrusive actions that would disrupt or impair their education.  The District complies with all Federal and State laws governing the privacy of student records including the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

We remain dedicated to all of our students and will do everything we can to ensure their success.
 

One Page Resource Sheet:

The Latest News on DACA
Las últimas noticias sobre DACA
關於DACA(兒童抵達延期行動)的最新消息

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 9/6/17




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Mills Viking Students - Big SmilesDon’t miss an opportunity to meet teachers and learn more about your teen’s high school education!

All SMUHSD High Schools:
Thursday, September 7th Starting 6-7pm*

(*Please check with your school for exact start time and room information.)

Questions? Visit www.smuhsd.org or call 650.558.2299.

See the event flyer.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 9/1/17




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Photo of Abaya with NY Lyric OperaSan Mateo High School Student Abhaya Krishnan-Jha won first place in the High School Musical Theatre Competition in the 2017 Classical Singer National Voice Competition held in Chicago, IL. More than 1,300 singers participated in the first round of the Classical and Musical Theatre divisions, with winners advancing to the final rounds at the CS Convention in Chicago, where the Grand Champions in each division were selected and announced. In addition to her first place award in the High School Musical Theatre Division and a check for $1,000, Abhaya was also a Quarterfinalist in the High School Classical Division of the CS Voice Competition. Following her awards, Abhaya was accepted to be the youngest cast member of the New York Lyric Opera Theatre Summer Program at the age of 16 and had the opportunity to perform in both lead and ensemble roles in New York with pre-professional and professional opera singers at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and National Opera Center. Abhaya's achievements are in large part, due to the incredible performing arts programs at San Mateo High School and the District!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 8/25/17




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Hilllsdale Robotics Team Enjoys Victory Over DinnerThe Hillsdale Robotics club attended the Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER), this year scoring 5th place worldwide out of the 65 teams competing, with around 350 teams registered worldwide. In the summer of 2016, with five members and only one representing them at the competition, they scored 6th place worldwide out of over 55 teams that attended. This year, the club had many more members, with 12 out of the 14 members representing the club at the competition. GCER is part of the Botball robotics competition. Botball is an objective-based competition that is played with robots comprised of metal and LEGO parts. The robot must autonomously complete goals such as displacing foam cubes or a plush version of the competition's mascot, Botguy. The Hillsdale Robotics club is an after school club that aspires to teach creativity and free thinking. Our activities include teaching mechanics and coding to those interested and then organizing a novice competition to allow our members to utilize the skills they have learned. No previous experience is needed to partake in the club.


Team members:

  • Aria Rouzmehr
  • Cameron Lee
  • Chaninder Rishi
  • Henry Gu
  • Jason Odell
  • Ben Liao
  • Felix Miyago
  • Wesley Hwa

Captains:

  • Kevin Lane
  • Luke Hofstetter
  • Natalie Swetlin
  • Tijmen Sep

Congratulations to the Knights' Robotics Team!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 8/25/17




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Dartmouth Website - Boy StudyingHas your student ever thought about attending Dartmouth? If so, Dartmouth will have a special evening information session at Aragon High School's Theater, 900 Alameda De Las Pulgas, San Mateo, on September 6th. The evening will feature two guests: Dr. Joe Helble, Dean of the Thayer Engineering School, and Dr. Eric Fossum, Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (and the creator of the chip-in-the-camera responsible for selfies!). The registration and information can be found on: Why STEM, Startups, and Software Matter in Liberal Arts – Dartmouth Public Information Session.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 8/25/17




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Capuchino Mustang Football Team
Help us celebrate the new modern and advanced stadium lights and public address systems, and get into the school spirit! Tailgate fundraiser BBQ (with student musical performances) starts at 5:30pm, followed by a brief "thank you" ceremony at 7:10pm and then finally a student musical performance will open up the varsity preseason football game at 7:30pm. Dates of celebrations are as follows:

  • Hillsdale vs. Laguna Hills: August 25th
  • Capuchino vs. South San Francisco: September 1st
  • SMHS vs. Los Altos: September 8th
  • Aragon vs. South San Francisco: September 8th
  • MHS vs. Yerba Buena: September 15th

We hope you can come support our students and get into that school spirit!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 8/21/17




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SMHS in Oregon Watching Total Eclipse
SMHS teacher Miguel Appleman, Superintendent Skelly and a group of students from an Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science class are in Oregon on a farm watching the eclipse -- perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse (“perhaps” because there is the possibility of catching another in the Northwestern US in 2045). Eclipses, being illustrative of the earth-sun relationship, are connected to the Earth Science unit of the AP Environmental Science curriculum. A secondary goal of the field trip will be a study of agriculture, while staying on the small Oregon farm. Topics include agricultural laws and policies, agricultural economics, food production, range management, integrated pest management and sustainability. Students will return late tomorrow ready to share this unforgettable field trip made possible by a dedicated SMHS teacher. Thank you Mr. Miguel!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 8/21/17




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Katie WardKatie Ward, an Advanced Placement (AP) Biology and Biotechnology teacher at Aragon High, has recently earned the distinction of being recognized as the Outstanding Biology Teacher of America (OBTA) for the State of California.  Katie has been very ambitious and active in her extended teaching career attending numerous workshops and national conferences in addition to working at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Katie will be recognized at the Honors Luncheon at the Annual National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Professional Development Conference this November. Congratulations Katie! Thank you for always striving to be the best teacher you can be for your students.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 8/18/17




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Lauren Valles photographed with Girls State Alumnae Foundation Vice President Yumi NamCongratulations to Lauren Valles of Capuchino! This upcoming 2018 graduate is already making her mark on the community. She was recently elected to a statewide position in Girls State -- a leadership program of the American Legion Auxiliary designed to increase awareness and knowledge of governmental processes while learning about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Lauren was elected Most Outstanding Citizen of her "city" by her 34 city-mates which qualified her as a nominee for Most Outstanding Citizen of the State. She was then elected by the "state" -- comprised of more than 500 girls from all over California -- to be the 2017 Most Outstanding Citizen of California Girls State. For this honor, she was given a one-of-a-kind Citizenship Medal and a $1,000 scholarship by the Girls State Alumnae Foundation as a reward. Finally, shortly after receiving these great honors, she was called back on stage because she was also named the First Alternate to attend Girls Nation in Washington D.C. Because of her many achievements, she was escorted separately by the Sergeant at Arms during the closing ceremony to join the two other Senators, the Second Alternate, and the Governor on Stage. As she says with excitement, "I had the privilege of retiring the Girls State Banner!" Congratulations Lauren! For more information about Girls State click HERE.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 8/18/17




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Nicholas Sanchez Signing  SCapuchino graduates go on after high school to make significant community contributions. Nicholas Sanchez is one example of a Capuchino graduate who is making his mark in a positive way on the community he serves. As a California State University Northridge (CSUN) student, he is conducting professional development workshops for interpreters to better understand sports so they can help athletes. This is the first time a student will be hosting a workshop at the annual Summer Institute for Interpreter’s Professional Development — an event hosted by CSUN’s NCOD: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. As a student and athlete who is deaf, Sanchez was familiar with the struggles he experienced with his coaches instructing sports. When Sanchez attended Capuchino High School, he was recognized as a top athlete for sports such as, football, soccer and track and field. He later spent eight years at five different community colleges searching for a challenging, educational environment in sports. Nicholas is quoted in a CSUN article, “I hope that with my workshop, we will have more successful interpreters in the sports area and, as a result, more successful deaf athletes.” Thank you Nicholas for serving your community. You make the SMUHSD and the Capuchino Mustangs proud. Information and photo from a CSUN article found HERE.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 8/15/17




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NASA web photo of Aug Solar EclipseOn Monday, August 21st, sky watchers across the country will experience the Great American Eclipse. Many of our students with the guidance of our teachers will be safely watching the solar eclipse and we want you to watch this historical event safely too. Please take a moment to review this 2017 Solar Eclipse Safely sheet provided by the American Astronomical Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association and the National Science Foundation. Further, NASA recommends additional safety tips to view the August solar eclipse. Thank you and enjoy! Photo from Nasa Web Site.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 8/15/17




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Photo of Superintendent SkellyGreetings to the 17-18 School Year!

School starts Wednesday and for the past week, it seems that every staff member I encounter – from plant managers to school office assistants to new teachers – simply can’t wait for school to start.  Our staff enjoys the end-of-summer reunions our pre-start meetings represent, but they really look forward to making sure we are ready for the hustle and bustle of a new school year. As we walk around school campuses during the summer, the halls seem increasingly to cry out for your student’s energy and spirit.
As educators in our district, we have much to be grateful for.  We have a chance to do some of the most important work there is – educating our remarkable students so full of promise and talent, in this place – the heart of innovation and commitment to learning, at this time – when the connection between learning and one’s lifetime good fortunes is stronger than ever.
Lately I have been waking up and thinking to myself, “hot dang, I get to work in the San Mateo Union High School District.”  While it may not be the first thought on everyone’s mind here every morning, we are a lucky bunch, in no small part because of you and your family.
On we go!
Sincerely, Kevin Skelly, Ph.D.
Superintendent, San Mateo Union High School District

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 8/14/17




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iStock Board Meeting ImageSMUHSD’s Board of Trustees invites you to its Thursday, August 10, 2017 regular meeting. The meeting highlights include approval of the 2017-2018 organizational annual goals and a progress update on recommendations of the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC). The public meeting will take place at the San Mateo Adult School, 789 E Poplar Avenue, San Mateo starting at 7:00pm. See the complete agenda by clicking HERE.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 8/9/17




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Photo of Principal Gilbert at 2016 GraduationStanford's Graduate School of Education (GSE) has awarded a 2017 Alumni Excellence in Education Award to Hillsdale High School Principal Jeff Gilbert for his uncommon leadership, commitment and innovation in the field of education. He is only one of four GSE graduates to receive this annual award. In a Stanford press release, Dean of GSE Daniel Schwartz shares “GSE alumni are transforming education in countless ways—locally, nationally and internationally. We’re proud to call these honorees our own and celebrate the far-reaching impact of their work.”  Principal Gilbert is being honored for building and sustaining Hillsdale High School’s Small Learning Community (SLC) program. Under Principal Gilbert’s leadership, Hillsdale has become a national model with its success redefining the comprehensive high school, enhancing teacher capacity and improving college-going rates. Congratulations Principal Gilbert and Hillsdale High!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 8/8/17




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Photo of Jaclyn LiuJaclyn Hui Liu, a San Mateo High School student, was one of 96 high school students from throughout the country to graduate from the 2017 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) summer program at the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL). Liu joins a highly esteemed group of gifted young minds -- 96 high school students and six undergraduate research associates -- who graduated from this intensive six week research program. STARS pairs academically talented high school rising seniors and new undergraduate students with more than 60 local scientists in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medicine, physics and psychology. The mentors are top researchers from Confluence Discovery Technologies, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis and the host institution, UMSL. As a result of this experience, Jaclyn is one step closer to pursuing a career in science. Congratulations Jaclyn!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 8/8/17




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Sara Cowey, Vida Wadhams and Mari Rossi
Teacher Sara Cowey, and students Vida Wadhams and Mari Rossi attended the National Jefferson Awards Ceremony as the Jefferson Award winners. During this time they spoke at the reception breakfast, discussing the Students in Action Program at San Mateo High School. They appreciated the opportunity to visit Kamala Harris's office and received recognition for their own work and the achievement of the school in the area of community service. They particularly appreciated the opportunity to hear so many stories of dedicated people from across the country. Way to go Bearcats! Congratulations!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 7/31/17




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Katherine Ramirez Gets Library Card from Librarian Paul
This past summer, 18 English Learner Development (ELD) I students attended a field trip to the San Mateo Public Library. For nearly all of them, it was their first time in the library. The students received a tour with Librarian Paul. They visited each floor of the library and learned about the magazine collections, business section, Spanish language section, teen section and children section. Additionally, the students learned about the free computer usage and printing, study rooms available and how to check out and return books. At the end of the tour, students were able to roam the library and about eight students checked out materials to bring home. Thank you for supporting this opportunity and helping make it possible! Photo: Hillsdale student Katherine Ramirez with Librarian Paul.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 7/31/17




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Ignited LogoTeacher Elizabeth Doggett of San Mateo High School was awarded a 2017 Ignited Summer Fellowship! The Ignited Summer Fellowship Program is a unique professional development opportunity for educators to gain hands-on math, science, and technology experience while working side-by-side with the Bay Area’s leading industry, research, and university professionals. Ms. Doggett worked with Stanford University researchers to learn about and participate in hands-on laboratory experiments using the Aiptasia (small sea anemone) model system in order to assess the role of prior stress in acclimating coral to resist subsequent stresses! Wow! Congratulations Elizabeth. Thank you for continuously looking for opportunities to strengthen your teaching skills!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 7/31/17




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Previous Director Larry Teshara and Two Students
The San Mateo Adult School held its annual International Day Celebration this summer. English language students, grouped by country of origin, came together to celebrate their diversity. Tables with cultural displays, and food and beverages from each country, lined the Adult School court yard. The festivities started with a Parade of Nations, followed by an invitation by then beloved Adult School Director Larry Teshara to learn about other cultures and sample cuisines from around the world. The highlight of the event was student performances that were based on music from their country of origin. This event is a great reminder of how the Adult School is an invaluable resource to people from all over the world!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 7/31/17




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iStock-Image of Board MeetingSMUHSD’s Board of Trustees invites you to its Thursday, July 27, 2017 regular meeting. At this meeting, staff will provide updates on the following topics of school and community interest:

  • Discussion of the 2017-2018 Organizational Annual Goals
  • Presentation of San Mateo County’s Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)
  • A Progress Update on Recommendations of the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)

The public meeting will take place at the San Mateo Adult School, 789 E Poplar Avenue, San Mateo starting at 7:00pm. Click HERE for the complete agenda.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 7/26/17




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Photo of Teachers of Summer Institute
For the first time in SMUHSD history, more than 150 teachers came together this summer and participated in one of three professional development institutes tailored to the specific teaching and learning demands of their content area. Each institute was created and organized by a team of Curriculum Coordinators from the Instruction department, and focused on the key components of “first best instruction” and equity in a content-specific classroom. The Coordinators designed a cohesive set of workshops and experiences that resulted in teachers creating a lesson plan that ensured all students would have authentic access to a rigorous and relevant learning experience in their particular content area. One goal of the Summer Institute was to support teachers having a common knowledge about the effective components of teaching and learning in their specific content area. This type of professional development enriches the learning experience for all of our students.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 7/25/17




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Arlene Mitchell Receives AwardThe Larry Mobley Special Education Teacher Award is an award that recognizes a Special Education Teacher who works with students who have disabilities and who has created a positive impact resulting in a life changing experience for students. This year, the Special Education department recognized one of our most deserving Instructional Assistants: Ms. Arlene Mitchell. Congratulations Ms. Mitchell! The entire team appreciates your dedication to our students!

 

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Published: 7/25/17




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Officer and Teen at 5K Walk and Panel for Teen Mental HealthSMPAL and SFA, led by Aragon student Olivia Enriquez, held a weekend long event which included a 5K run and a mental health panel with experts and students and their families who have struggled with mental illness. Among the audience at the Speaker Session was a parent, who’s child currently exhibits high risk behavior. She spoke out and was able to connect with the speakers to obtain helpful information for her to help her child. Among the runners and walkers of the 5k were survivors of a life lost to suicide. Participating in the event was a way to heal and turn their grief to encouragement. One person or one group who benefits from these events is enough to make our collective efforts worthwhile because people become advocates, and together we are stronger in building a healthy mind, body and community. Everyone at SMPAL, SFA and the SMUHSD are truly thankful for the community’s overwhelming response in supporting this effort for the youth. We truly believe in the power of information, education, and involvement.

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 7/24/17




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iStock Registration KeyboardYou should receive a letter early in the week of July 17th from the San Mateo Union High School District informing you that the 2017-18 Online Annual Enrollment System powered by infoSnap is now open! The On-Line Annual Enrollment process performs two important functions. First, it gives you the opportunity to verify for us that the information we have about your student is correct. Second, it gives you the opportunity to provide us with important items such as Health and Medical information which will allow us to better serve your student. It is very important that the Parent/Guardian complete this information. Our on-line enrollment site is safe and secure! Please note: ALL students, grades 9-12, MUST complete the On-Line Annual Enrollment process! The deadline for completing the On-Line Annual Enrollment is Friday, July 28, 2017. Again, it is very important that the On-Line Annual Enrollment be completed by the student’s parent/guardian! Please be advised that the On-line Annual Enrollment must be completed prior to picking up your student’s class schedule!

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Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 7/14/17




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Regina Serving Food

San Mateo Union High School District announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP).  Effective through June 30, 2018 children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household income is less than or equal to the federal guidelines. To see the complete details, click HERE for English and HERE for Spanish.

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Published: 7/14/17