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

Celebrating the 2015 Peace Week

San Mateo is a place where we respect our peers and our teachers. We appreciate what we have and we show support to the people we care about. Peace Week, is a week symbolizing the love at San Mateo.         Peace Week took place from 10/5 to 10/9. There were many different activities everyday of the week. They were: Monday Hope Tie-dye T-shirts were sold and almost sold out. Pins were sold as well. Some students did facepaint. Tuesday Unity Tie-dye shirts and pins were sold. The hand mural where the school dipped their hands in paint and printed their…

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Spreading SMHS Love

It has been a peaceful week for SMHS students this year. Love was one of the themes of the week and students were getting ready for the “cinnamon roll hug” to show their love for each other.

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Lady Bearcats Bring The Action

  Our lady bearcats are jumping into action for an all new season of intensive volleyball. These girls have been practicing for weeks. Although their first game was cancelled, they are still hyped up to what they got this year. For a lot of new players this is there first time playing. Freshman, Jada Walker joined the JV volleyball team “because it’s fun and I have always wanted to play.” Even though this is not her favorite sport, she still enjoys bringing the pressure to our rivals. Along with a whole week of tryouts after school, summer clinics were held…

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Bearcats like social media

News Question Man: What’s your favorite Social Media? Thia Dotson, Freshman “My favorite social media is Snapchat because I get to communicate with my friends and it’s like talking to them face-to-face.” Elvis Aguilar, Sophomore “My favorite social media is Instagram because I feel connected to peoples Lives.” Bruno Brasiliero, Junior “My favorite social media is Snapchat because it’s a fun way to talk to my friends.” Alison Coyle, Senior “My favorite social media is Twitter because I enjoy following people.” Ms. Dybdahl, Health Teacher “My favorite social media is Instagram because people can’t give you a play by play…

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San Mateo Brings Intro Computer Science Class to Campus

AP Computer Science brought programming classes to San Mateo last year, but this year, a new computer science class has become available for students to take. In Principles of Computer Science, students explore the basics of computer science through an introductory program called Snap! while having fun with the easily-navigated program at the same time. Ms. Dirksen leads the computer science classes this year, both AP and intro. “I want everybody to come out of this class feeling like they understand what programming is and feel like they can do it at some level,” said Ms. Dirksen. Though it’s challenging…

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Students Enjoy First Rally

The 1600 students of San Mateo High School enjoyed their first rally on September 11 in the gym. Pictured is Nathan Kruse, Spirit Commissioner.

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First Rally is Filled with Spirit

San Mateo Bearcats brought the meaning of “spirit” to a whole new level on Friday, Sept. 11 at the first rally of the year. The vibrant line-up planned by spirit commissioners Ankur Kela, senior, and Nathan Kruse, senior, included clubs and sports teams in friendly competitions, Mr. Thrasher (decked out in red, of course), cheerleaders with orange and black pom-poms and as always, the dance team.  

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New SMUHSD Superintendent Has New Plans for a New Year

The new superintendent of the San Mateo Union High School District plans to make high school a life-changing experience for students. “We want to be that institution that really changes kids’ lives and puts them on a trajectory where they can be super successful,” said Dr. Kevin Skelly, who has been working in education for over 30 years. The former teacher and principal previously worked as the interim superintendent of the Mountain View Whisman School District. Before that, he served as the Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent for seven years. “I think the biggest goal is to make sure…

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M is for Media

The east end of the campus has been dominated by a mysterious, noisy building project for the past 18 months. The curtain was drawn this school year, revealing the beautiful new M building. With a media lab, two art studios, two meeting spaces, three classrooms, a multipurpose room, a campus art gallery and offices for our computer technician, the building is a valuable addition to our campus. Originally built as a Shops Building in the 1920s, the abandoned space was restored and modernized with an environmentally conscious attitude, utilizing natural light and ventilation, sustainable new materials, water conserving fixtures, and…

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Young Philosophers Throw Down

Have you ever wondered about the meaning of life? The meaning of the things around us? The meaning of why we do the things we do? Over the past couple of months, several students have been pondering the answers to these questions at an event known as philosophy throwdown. At a local coffee shop in downtown Redwood City, students from San Mateo High are discussing philosophy. Many of us have heard of philosophy, but we don’t really know what it is. Well then, let’s have Merriam Webster explain it for us. “Philosophy is the study of ideas, knowledge, truth, the…

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