November 19, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mr. Cooley is a Cool Cat

FLOSETcooleyAs soon as we entered the room, both of us couldn’t help but notice the laid-back attitude of Mr. Cooley. Dressed casually and swiveling around in his wheely chair, he definitely lives up to his name. Mr. Cooley is one cool guy, and both of us immediately noticed it.

Being a new teacher at such at big school can seem extremely daunting, but Mr. Cooley is up to the task. A UC Davis grad, Mr. Cooley has always loved math and believes it to be a useful tool in everyday life. Growing up in Clovis, Central California, math was his favorite subject, which prompted him to want to “impart that love for the subject on his students”.

In his free time, Mr. Cooley enjoys singing and playing the guitar. Throughout high school and college, he partook in running cross country and track-and-field; his fastest mile time was 4 minutes and 13 seconds.

Not only does Mr. Cooley enjoy spending time outside and exercising, he also likes hunkering down to watch the new episode of Game of Thrones. He has also read the books, which he admitted makes him feel quite superior to those who haven’t.

Even in his short time at San Mateo, Mr. Cooley says that the students are very intelligent and have demonstrated an understanding of the concepts he has taught them. “The kids here are very nice and very dynamic,” he said “they’re way of thinking makes them seem more like adults and less like kids.”

Mr. Cooley says that the one thing that he wants his students to take away from his classroom is that “Math is not just a bunch of facts and numbers, it is a skill set that can help you to tackle any problem that comes your way.”

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