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

MateoMatics—Take Two

The San Mateo High School Math Team will be hosting their 2nd annual MateoMatics middle school math competition on Friday, March 4. If you want to volunteer, or if you want to learn more about MateoMatics, visit the SMHS Math Team website!    

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Journalism Class Chosen by PBS

San Mateo High School’s Journalism program has been chosen by PBS as a Student Reporting Lab. This means our students will make short news videos with PBS’ guidance, and if they like what we produce, they’ll air it on national television to an audience of half a million plus viewers. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and a great honor for our school,” said Journalism teacher Ms. Fergusson. “I’m excited to see what the future holds for Journalism at SMHS.” One hundred high schools across the nation participate in the Student Reporting Labs program. Drawn by the quality of this journalism website, www.thebearcat.net, PBS…

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Mock Trial Takes North County

San Mateo High School’s Mock Trial team took first place in North County Tuesday night. Led by co-captains Janani Krishnan-Jha, senior, and Chitra Kulkarni, junior, the 20-student team narrowly edged out Mills High School for the top spot. Both teams will advance to the semi-finals Feb. 23 to face the top two teams from South County. “This is the Dream Team!” wrote attorney Kristin Coleman after getting the scores at 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Ms. Coleman, who works in the District Attorney’s office, is one of three local attorneys who donate their time coaching San Mateo on how to win…

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Cheer Coach Excited for Future of Team

It’s official! Our very own lady bearcats will be participating in  Jamz Nationals for the very first time. Our cheer team will be competing against the very best in the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas on the last weekend in February. The cheerleaders have been religiously practicing their nationals routine and are constantly adding new crazy stunts to their performance. They have been performing their routine at basketball games in order to be perfect and polished at nationals. As most of you may know, our cheerleaders have just completed at their very first competition, Jam Slam City at the Cow…

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New Creative Writing Class at SMHS?

There is talk about starting a new Creative Writing and Speech class at San Mateo High School next year. The idea is not set in stone, but the class will be showcased at Course Preview Day Feb 5 to evaluate student interest. The class would be an elective in the English department and run in a workshop style. It would be a year-long class with the first semester focusing on creative writing and the second semester focusing on speech, according to Ms. Bluvstein, who proposed the class. In the first semester, students would read a lot of non-fiction literature, short…

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Interact Moving Playground to Eureka

Volunteers from the San Mateo High School Interact club will be building a playground in the Yurok Native American Reservation in Eureka, California this spring break. “The purpose of this project is to provide things that we take for granted, like playgrounds, to kids up on Indian reservations that don’t have access to these kinds of things,” said Interact co-president Sethmi Kachchakaduge, junior. “I think this trip is a big step for Interact. We’re building this playground to not only help the Yurok community, but also to unite our club towards a common goal,” said Lauren Hayat, junior, the other…

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Pick the Best Courses

Course Preview Day, February 5, was a chance for students to learn more about classes they are interested in taking next year. Course Preview Day allowed students to learn about elective classes in every subject, including language, dance and AP classes. Students first met at their home tutorial in the morning, then went on to three sessions, each showcasing a different class of the student’s choice. Each session was 13 minutes. Below is a little advance information about a few of the courses on offer. San Mateo High School offers students the chance to learn a variety of different languages, including Spanish,…

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Coach Riley Re-Hired

After being told Nov. 19 that the Track and Field coaching position would be opened to all candidates, Edward Riley was re-hired as Head Coach on the last day before Winter Break. “He’s a highly-qualified track coach with a lot of experience. We are really excited to get the season going,” said Athletic Director Jeffrey Scheller about the re-hire. The posting of the position upset many athletes, past and present, who started a change.org petition which garnered more than 800 signatures and prompted a story in the December issue of the San Mateo Hi. In that story, we quoted an…

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What Does El Niño Precipitation Mean For California Drought?

  So, it’s raining. And for us Californians, not only is water falling from the sky, but hope about the end of the five-year, record-breaking drought falls with it. Two years ago, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought emergency, which was followed by new conservation laws restricting water usage. And though the recent rain is good news, the laws won’t be lifted soon. Using satellite data, NASA scientists estimate that the drought has caused California’s rivers, creeks, snowpack and underground aquifers to be short 12 trillion gallons of water, reported the San Jose Mercury News. Most important is the…

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Sojourn To The Past

  A select group of juniors and seniors will be going to the deep South over spring break to learn about the Civil Rights movement. On Sojourn To The Past, students from throughout our district and beyond will experience the insane history and the rich culture of the deep South. “It is a great program that gives students the opportunity to experience history in real life,” says junior, Catalina O’Meany. They travel for ten days by bus through different cities and states including: Little Rock, Ark.; Memphis, Tenn.; Jackson, Miss.; Meridian, Miss.; Hattiesburg, Miss.; Birmingham, Ala.; and Selma, Ala. It…

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