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

International Week Shines -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Design Tech Moving to Oracle

Oracle is planning to build a brand new building that is going to house Design Tech High School. The founder of Oracle, Larry Ellison, came up with the idea of having the school on Oracle’s headquarters in Redwood Shores, Redwood City. The building will be a two-story, 64,000 square foot building with a 35-space parking lot and a 24-space drop off area. Design Tech High School (d.tech) first launched in August 2014. The school is currently located in Burlingame, after a short stretch in Millbrae. The new location will be home to 30 faculty and over 550 students starting in…

Read More

UPDATE: Senior Activity Day Halved After 200 Seniors Ditch

Senior Activity Day 2014

Senior Activity Day will be cut in half in response to Senior Ditch Day, the leadership class learned Monday. Requests for extra graduation tickets will also be processed first for those present on Monday, April 11, when almost two-thirds of the senior class was absent. Ticket requests from those that were absent will be reviewed after. On the Monday following prom, 214 of the 357 seniors—around 60 percent—were absent on an unsanctioned Senior Ditch Day. “I’m extremely disappointed in the senior class,” said Principal Yvonne Shiu in an interview with the Hi. Senior Activity Day is held with the sole…

Read More

Girl Up and UNICEF Host Movie Night

SMHS Girl Up Club and UNICEF are teaming up to fight for women’s rights in third world countries. The two clubs will be hosting a movie night together on April 22 in the MPR of the M building. He Named Me Malala is the movie of choice, and plenty of food and snacks will be available for purchase at the showing. Admittance is free, though! All you have to do is show up at the door and bring a little cash for pizza, beverages and candy. A lot of seating will be available, but there will also be space on…

Read More

District to Dismiss Librarians

Fewer librarians will work in our six-school district after a split vote at February’s Board meeting to cut staff. Board member Marc Friedman abstained and Greg Land voted against the resolution to cut 1.5 librarian positions overall. “It’s a decision made to utilize our resources better, and recognize the realities that we’re dealing with in terms of staffing,” Superintendent Dr. Kevin Skelly said in an interview with the Hi. Though the library used to be people’s main source of information, students now rely on their phones and other technology for guidance. As a result, the district wishes to make better…

Read More

Senior Ditch Day Upsets Admin

By Breana Picchi More than half of the senior class took a unapproved “Senior Ditch Day” on April 11, and administrators are considering what to do about it. In lieu of an unapproved Senior Ditch Day, SMHS offers “Senior Activity Day” to allow seniors to skip their classes, enjoy music and activities, and hang out in a safe and supervised environment, said Principal Yvonne Shiu and Student Services Secretary Ms. Cervantes. The purpose of SAD is to keep kids from going out and putting themselves in danger. “I’m extremely disappointed in the senior class. The last thing I would want…

Read More

Green Week is here!

Make sure to come out during the quad during lunch this week to catch all the events that support a more green environment.  

Read More

San Mateo elects leaders

San Mateo is not only known for it’s top-notch biotechnology program, it’s amazing musicals and performing arts program, but also it’s great student leadership. “I love the leadership here at San Mateo High,” said Ms. Cowey. “I love how the students have a genuine interest for the school and i love their spirit.” On the week of March 4, Students running for class councils and ASB, got to school at 6:30 and decorated the halls with colorful posters and clever slogans. Luggage tags were hanging from almost every backpack on campus and all the candidates campaigned hard for their spot…

Read More

Seniors take over the day

Seventy seniors will be taking the roles of teachers during Senior Takeover Day on Monday, March 14. On this day, seniors, solo or in pairs, will run the school, teaching their fellow peers in the subject class they take over. They even need to dress up like the teacher that they overrun, literally stepping into their shoes. Students around campus will have interesting classes that day lead by the seniors they see around school. Event organizers Chelsea Young and Kyle Tan of the Senior Class Council say, “They don’t just get to do whatever they want with the classes. They…

Read More

First Cheer Team Ever Goes to Nationals

After an eight-month-long season, San Mateo Cheer has unfortunately come to an end for this year. The San Mateo Cheer Team has been a part of everyone’s lives. Whether you see them cheering  on our Football or Basketball teams, whether you see them walking around dressed in all orange and black on fridays, or you are one of them you have been impacted by the energy and spirit of our cheer team. This year was an especially incredible year for our cheer team. They started off to a bit of a rough start with the previous coach they all loved…

Read More

JSA is Resurrected

San Mateo has a new club opportunity on campus. Although we previously offered a JSA club, it died out due to a lack of leadership. Now a leader has been found in Ryan Legault, junior, who, with the help of Ms. Kalinski, decided to resurrect the club. “Both Ms. Kalinski and I wanted there to be a club where students could come and express their ideas on current political and social issues. I think it’s interesting to listen to what other students have to say, especially when there are differing points of view,” said Legault. The Junior Statesmen of America,…

Read More