February 18, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chris Bosh Possible Comeback -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chloe Kim: The 17 Year Old Phenomenon -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Shaun White Wins Gold at Pyeongchang -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Biggest Problems with the NBA All-Star Games -

Friday, February 16, 2018

History of Super Bowl -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Where would you take your date out on Valentine’s Day? -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeff Sessions’ History with Race Follows Him -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crazy Trades During The NBA Trade Deadline -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“Love, Simon” and representation on the Big Screen -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Contraceptive Coverage Rollback Endangers Women -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rape Accusation Made Against Former “Voice” Star -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Should Confederate statues be taken down? -

Friday, February 2, 2018

John Aguilar: Ataque Rapido -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“The Mini Show” -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘Coco’ captura corazones de todos -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

College Visits -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Viaje a Teotihuacán -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

R&B Comeback -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Visiting the Circle Show

There’s a lot of commotion in the gallery of the M Building, where art students opened The Circle Show Oct. 12.. The theme was inspired by last year’s yearbook cover when Ms. Elizabeth Yapp, one of the art teachers, collected the cardboard disks that were cut out from the cover of the yearbook for her students to paint on.  Some students from the Advanced Art and Drawing, Beginning Art and Drawing, 3D Art, Digital Photography and Art and Multimedia classes used the recycled disks and others didn’t, but all kept with the circle theme. Many students who visited have commented…

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Career Conversations: Dominique Davis

Dominique Davis has been a Deputy District Attorney in the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office since December 2015. Davis received a B.A. in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University and a J.D. in Criminal Law from the University of California, Davis. What is a district attorney? What do you do? Unlike most attorneys, we don’t have any clients. A district attorney (DA) is, essentially, employed by the people of California. If someone commits a crime, we assess whether or not all criminal elements are met and if it’s ethical to prosecute them. If we decide that it is, then…

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Pic Trip Club Takes First Trip

From left to right: Sianna Escalante, Anthony Salazar, Chandni Garg, Nia Malaluan and Kimberly Garcia, all of whom are members of SMHS Pic Trip Club, check out their shots of the Golden Gate Bridge on October 14, 2016.

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Gossip Girl Lover Ms. Dong

Name: Erin Dong Goals for the year: “I’m only here 2 days a week, so managing my time well so I can do transcript planning, meet with my students, see them in the classroom and just be visible and available for them. I want to help my seniors graduate on time and help my other students stay on track. A lot of my students are ELD and international so they have credits from out-of-country or maybe even out-of-state and having them stay on track because they come with a lot of credits too so you wanna put them in the right place.” Why SMHS:…

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Design Thinking Club Tours Stanford D.School

SMHS Design Thinking Club took a tour of the Stanford Design School on Friday, September 26. The tour was hosted by D.School students, including alumni from the school. During the tour, Stanford students explained the design thinking process to the group: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test. These five words are the steps Design School uses to solving problems. Zion Shih, a Senior, is the President of Design Thinking Club and was surprised by how much she already knew about the design thinking process. “I was surprised that I kind of knew some of the stuff they were talking about. I didn’t…

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Trainer to Teacher Matt Labbie

Name: Matt Labbie Favorite part about teaching: “My favorite part about teaching is just working with different students everyday – everyday is different. Also helping people and making their High School experience a good one.” Goals for the year: “My goal for this year is to get really involved on campus and help out any way I can: coach a team, coach the strength and conditioning program, help out in athletics, in rallies if anybody needs me – anywhere I can help and just get really involved in the school.” Why SMHS: “I went here for four years and was here as a trainer for three…

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English Pro Aura Smithers

Name: Aura Smithers-Cordell Classroom: M112 Favorite part about teaching: “I love getting to know students, seeing them grow and seeing them improve in their reading and writing.” Goals for the year: “I’ve taught middle school for 13 years. This is my first year teaching high school so I’m excited to be here and really get a handle for the curriculum and meet the needs of high school students. Obviously I want to make it challenging and rigorous and also support students where they need it.” Why SMHS: “I have some colleagues who teach here that I went to the UC Berkeley credential program…

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Introducing Ms. Campagnet-Reed, our New French Teacher

Teacher: Ms. Campagnet-Reed Room number: A146 What subject(s) do you teach: French 3, English/ELD, private language tutoring What is your favorite part about teaching?:  “My favorite parts of teaching include seeing students achieve those “aha” moments when they finally “get” how a certain element of the language works, and begin using it without thinking about it. I also love hearing my students take a verbal risk and speak French, even if it’s not perfect. I try to make them comfortable enough to do that.” What are your goals for this year?: My goals for this year are to help my…

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Presenting the new Spanish Teacher, Ms. Lara

Teacher: Ms. Lara Room nu mber: A143 Subjects: Spanish for Native Speakers, Spanish 3 for Non Native Speakers, Guided Studies Favorite part about teaching: “The interaction with the students and me being able to push their limits.” Goals for the year: “My goals are obviously to be the best teacher that I can be for my students so they can excel.” Why SMHS: “I love the spirit in the school. I think it’s a great school with a lot of resources for students and a lot of great opportunities.” Favorite cereal: “ My favorite cereal would be Captain Crunch.” Cats…

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Mr. Andruha, the new SMHS Mathematician

Name: Mr.Andruha Room Number: A237 Subject: Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra Support Favorite part about teaching: “Helping kids, getting the ‘aha’ moment when they finally understand something.” Goals for this year: “Survive. Also make a name for myself here at school as someone that can help kids out and someone that understands the subject matter.” Why SMHS: “It’s a great school, it’s ranked as one of the top 250 schools in the nation. Its academically top-notch.” Favorite sports team: 49ers Favorite movie: A Beautiful Mind Favorite dance move: “Sitting down. I can’t dance.” Early bird or night owl: “Both. I…

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