November 14, 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

Another Successful Year of Open House

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Open House was Thursday, March 16 this year, and it was a huge success. Hundreds of students and parents from all over the Bay Area came to get an idea of what SMHS is like. Leadership students volunteered in the dozens to answer any questions, in any language, that incoming students and parents might have had. The infamous Bearcat mascot even made an appearance! The night was one of spreading both information and fun, with teachers hosting the guests in their classrooms and explaining all that is taught throughout the year.

Ms. Cowey, Leadership and Renaissance teacher, organized much of the student distribution throughout the night. Leadership students congregated in their classroom prior to Open House to make posters, set up tables and chairs as well as blow up balloons. Once the night started, these students ventured out with balloons that had “Ask Me!” written on them. Students were very welcoming to anyone’s questions. As a team, they answered questions not only in English, but also in Mandarin as well as French and Spanish.

During the night, students were able to see the amazing art that other students have produced in various SMHS art classes. Ms. McCabe and Ms. Yapp helped put on an art show in the M Building for all to see. There was food and refreshments for those who stayed as well. The gallery was huge success, with incoming students even voicing interest in taking an art class next year. Not only was there an art show featuring a gallery of all the art created throughout the year, but there was also an event in the rotunda highlighting student-photographers’ work. On display, there is an awesome photo of Mr. Norman playing with the teacher rock band, taken by sophomore Jayce Gispan.

As students and parents walked around the campus, they were approached by a special visitor. Everyone was greeted by the one, the only, the Bearcat. Our mascot made its way around campus, greeting those left and right. The Bearcat even volunteered to take a few photos with students and parents alike. Seeing the mascot was a big draw for the younger visitors to SMHS, who burst into big smiles when seeing the friendly creature.

In the science wing of the school, demonstrations were being put on everywhere. Biotech students were showing labs that have been taught throughout the year. In the biology classroom, AP biology students were putting on a clinic of labs. Juniors Emily Chan and Annabel Li were more than eager to extract visitors’ cheek cells and show them under a microscope. Ms. Abrams was there to answer questions about the various classes that she teaches as well. The science wing was a very popular destination for those visiting the school.

In the A Building, the atmosphere was very lively. Volunteers were selling SMHS gear, food and drinks. Teachers and administration were there to answer any questions from parents and guardians. Down the hall, counselors were there to help with any registration questions parents or guardians might have. Adults, as well as incoming students, left feeling reassured and eager to attend our school.

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