November 24, 2017

FC Barcelona’s Shaky Future -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gordon Hayward Injured -

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mrs. Tribuzi, Dance Teacher Extraordinaire -

Monday, October 30, 2017

theSkimm: The Millennial Generation of News -

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cross Country Runs into the 2017 Season -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Should You Attend the Women’s Marches? -

Sunday, October 22, 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

SMHS Decodes Emojis!

Have you ever wondered what an emoji means? A friend texted you a bizarre string and you don’t know what to think? Well, we here at SMHS have taken on the challenge of decoding an actual string of emojis. Original link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqdoLVcJ3SM Filmed and edited by Quinn Hughes Special Thanks: Walden Kidd Ben Kara Williams Drake Kapoor Caitlin Lim Ms. Kalinski Mohammed Al-Janaby Mr. Pirie

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New Teacher Mr. Rahman Joins the SMHS Community

Mr. Rahman teaches Biology, Applied Chemistry and Chemistry in room C010.   Favorite part about teaching? “The energy of my students.”   What are your goals for this year? “To integrate into San Mateo. This is my first year, so I really want to engage with the community. Also, they’re revising all of the science curriculum in Next Generation Science Standards, so one of my goals is to start to implement these Next Generation Science Standards in my teaching practice.”   Favorite sports team? “My quick response would be FC Barcelona.”   Why SMHS? “I went on a leave of…

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Meet the New Spanish Teacher, Mr. Moreno

Please welcome the new Spanish teacher, Federico Moreno! Profe. Moreno teaches Spanish 2 and AP Spanish Literature and Culture in room A147. Favorite part about teaching? “I think my favorite part is when I see my students get their ‘ah-ha!’ moment.” What are your goals for this year? “My goals for this year is to get through the year!” Moreno jokes. “My goals for this year is for all of my students to get to their next level, particularly my AP students, to do well in their AP test. As a person, I want to finish my second master’s degree.”…

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Please Welcome Ms. Gomez, the New Counselor at SMHS

  Meet SMHS’s newest counselor, Sandra Gomez! Ms. Gomez counsels for 9th grade last names A-B, and 10th-12th grade last names A-D.   Favorite part about counseling? “My favorite part about counseling is actually meeting with the students and talking and getting to know them. I always like to ask what their plans are after graduation. The reason I ask is because I would like to help them reach that goal or that dream of whatever career or school that they want to pursue.”   What are your goals for this year? “My goals for this year is getting to…

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SMHS Welcomes Ms. Causor!

Not only is she a huge history geek, a dog lover and our new librarian but is optimistic about her upcoming year at SMHS. Jasmine Causor, from Fontana, CA has traveled over 300 miles in order to aid our library and help students succeed. Causor wants to, “find ways to improve the library”. Causor is a first generation American citizen, with her family being a mix of Italian and Mexican. In school Causor took French and after receiving a low grade decided she would never speak it again. Instead, she is fluent in English and Spanish. She was raised in…

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Welcome Our New Dean, Patti Giamoni!

The future of disciplinary actions at school will never be the same thanks to Patti Giamoni, who has started her position this 2016-17 school year as our new dean. Ms. Giamoni has fifteen years of experience in education, focusing on student discipline as an assistant principal at Prep Charter High School, Everest Public High School and as a Spanish teacher last year, here at SMHS. She has never been a dean, but is confident of her ability to support her ideas about what it means to maintain justice and discipline in a high school community. Ms. Giamoni plans to make…

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Got Pics? Want to Go on Trips? Join Us!

Are you a photographer? New or experienced in the field? This year SMHS has the club for you! The Pic Trip club run by myself, Alex Owen, and Sianna Escalante is a new club on campus that expands a photographer’s skills and travels around the Bay. This club meets on Wednesday in room M127. Ms. McCabe is thrilled to bring this club back to San Mateo. The club was active a few years ago. Sadly after just three years the club came to an end. But now it is back for all students to enjoy. McCabe’s goal for students participating…

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Career Conversations: Christiaan Vorkink

  A Conversation with Christiaan Vorkink Christiaan is a Vice President at True Ventures where he supports the Founders and employees of the 120 company True portfolio. Prior to joining True in 2008, he was a senior analyst at Cambridge Associates and worked in network development at BrightRoll, an early True investment.  What is venture capital? It’s all about helping people build and scale businesses. Venture capitalists provide money and support to people excited about creating something fundamentally different. Our job is to say “We love what you’re doing, we think your vision for the future is very exciting, and…

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You Know What Time It Is, Bearcats…

Sports Puns Marc: Why was Cinderella so bad at baseball? Ankur: Why? Marc: She had a pumpkin for a coach!   Why did the police officer go to the softball game?… Some stole second base!   Marc: What’s the difference between a high-hit baseball and a maggot’s father? Ankur: What? Marc: One’s a pop fly. The other’s a fly pop.   “Did you hear the joke about the fast pitch?”…  ”Forget it. You just missed it.”   What do runners do when they forget something? They jog their memory!   I used to have a fear of hurdles, but I got…

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Savoring College

College is terrifying. You probably have spent a majority of your life living with your parents- having your food, bed, and clothes set for you. But once you graduate twelfth grade and decide to go to a four year university, you can forget the hand-held life you’ve had so far. One of the many things you have to do on your own is cook, or at least eat in some form- whether it is the cafeteria buffet or something you make on your own in the kitchenette in  your suite. Knowing what I know so far, as a high school…

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