September 21, 2017

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New Tardy Policy Pilot Is Over -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chalk Fest is Shaping Up Well This Year -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boys Volleyball Season Comes to a Close -

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bearcat Chefs Compete in Nacho Contest -

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bearcat Invitational Track Meet a Huge Success -

Monday, May 8, 2017

Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life” -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Olaiha Fonua and His Friend Perform at Green Week -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eureka, We Built It! -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

International Week Celebrates Diversity -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

International Week Shines -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Patent Battle Closed for CRISPR -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Trump’s New Executive Order Is Not Effective -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Uber Drives Itself Into a Corner -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A New Tale That’s As Old As Time -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

“Life” Falls Flat -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

SMHS Reaches 105,000 LBS in 2016 Canned Food Drive

Ethan Low, Aleen Ghanem, Kazuki Fukada and Connor Giffin (From left to right) are working to end hunger in San Mateo county by collecting cans of food at SMHS

Every holiday season, San Mateo High holds one of the largest Canned Food Drives in the nation. The 2016 drive took place from November 10 to November 28 and the goal was to collect 100,000 pounds. This year, SMHS raised 104,369 pounds, beating the goal.

Every year, tutorial classes compete for which class can raise the largest amount of pounds. This year, Ms. Moore’s tutorial took first place, with a total of 6106.19 pounds. In second place, Ms. Pappas with a total of 4887.26 pounds. Mr. Ikeda was third place, with 4597.55 pounds. Fourth place was Mr. Pirie, with 4507.38 pounds, and fifth place was Ms. Seebode, with 4480 pounds.

All of the donations from the drive went to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank and the Samaritan House. The donations help make large contributions to San Mateo County, where according a 2014 study from kidsdata.org, the rate of children living in food insecure houses is 16.1 percent in San Mateo.

Ms. Cowey, who teaches Leadership, is in charge of the CFD. She, like many others, are very pleased with the 2016 results. “We are incredibly grateful for your support of this year’s Food and Fund Drive. There are so many people to thank for the great results this year. Thanks to all of you for all you did to help so many,” said Ms. Cowey.

Mallorie Jenne, sophomore, was one of the many Bearcats who participated in the drive. “I think we did a good job this year in the Canned Food Drive, since we reached our goal this year. It feels good knowing that my donations in the drive are helping someone in need,”said Mallorie.

Overall, the 2016 Canned Food Drive was a success. SMHS beat its goal once again and will hopefully continue to do so in the future.

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