September 25, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Tracy Freyre

Ms. Freyre has been working at SMHS for 4 years now. She teaches ELD, English, and Spanish for Native Speakers. Mrs. Freyre grew up in New York, and then moved to California to pursue her studies to become a teacher. I asked Ms. Freyre what she like most about SMHS and this is what she had to say, “The students because the students are supportive way different than my high school.” She is currently expecting her first baby boy! The baby is due on April 27th. She explains that being pregnant is an amazing feeling; it’s like having a little…

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Mr. Teague: The History Extraordinaire

Mr. Teague grew up in San Francisco and went to Lowell High School. He has been teaching at San Mateo High School since 2001 and hopefully has many more years here. He has taught everything from Freshman CWS, AP Government, and everything in between. After graduating from Lowell High School, Mr. Teague attended Willamette University. After being a Blitz at Willamette, he became a Bearcat at Binghamton University in upstate New York. His favorite class to teach is Modern World History because he loves European history and always gets “real” kids in this class. He enjoys how down to earth…

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Ms.Casale

Food and Nutrition teacher Ms.Casale would like to introduce current and incoming SMHS students to the new Culinary Arts class, coming in 2014-2015 school year.  This new class will help students develop knife skills, build knowledge of a variety of different cuisines,  and improve culinary skills. Students will also get their Food Handlers certification. The current Foods and nutrition class provides the opportunity to learn cooking techniques, learn nutritious facts to keep your body healthy. “It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, learn things you will learn and remember forever,” says Ms. Casale. Ms. Casale has been teaching at…

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Mr. Wilke: The Rockin’ Math Teacher

Mr. Wilke started teaching in 1999 in a small town called Gustine a city in the Merced County. He has been teaching AP Statistics and Finite Math at San Mateo High School since 2003. A little bit about Mr. Wilke was that he grew up in Modesto then later moved to Half Moon Bay. He is happily married for over 12 years and has two dogs named Jezebel and Faust. During his free time, he does acting and hosts an occasional midnight movie. His favorite music is mostly old punk rock. At one point in his life, he wanted to…

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Ms. Malatesta

“You must be the change you want to see in the world,” a famous quote by Ghandi, is Ms. Malatesta’s favorite quote. She is definitely having a huge impact on the many students at San Mateo High with her openness and enthusiasm for teaching her students. 2014 was her third year at SMHS, out of her total 15 years of teaching. Ms. Malatesta is an AS 1-2/CP English teacher, in room A202.   She chose to teach at SMHS mainly because of the admirable spirit, and wonderful students. Her favorite thing about teaching is her students and their sense of…

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Teacher Profile: Ms. Rosenthal

Ms. Rosenthal has been teaching at SMHS since 2009, and previously taught at El Camino High School for 5 years. She teaches the subject of mathematics, specifically Geometry and Pre Calculus. The reason for being a mathematics teacher is because she strives to make it a fun subject to students. “Everyone hates math, and I try to make people like it,” Ms. Rosenthal said. Her teaching philosophy is “if something does not work, try it a different way.” Many students would agree that Ms. Rosenthal achieved the goal of making people appreciate math in her class. “I love the energy…

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Ms. Burke

One of the most veteran teachers here at SMHS. Ms. Burke has been teaching her favorite subject, English, since 1991.

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Steve Asp

Mr. Asp has been teaching at SMHS for 14 years now. During that time he’s taught math for all grades. He’s known around school as the tall and rad math teacher. Even though in high school he never liked math because, he had a hard time understanding it, once he went to college, he found teaching math interesting because he finds the idea of helping others great. When Mr. Asp isn’t teaching, he likes to go biking during the days and at night he likes to cook with his wife. He also enjoys traveling the world and learning about other…

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Ms. Torres Enjoys Helping Kids

April Torres is a counselor here at San Mateo High School, and she has been working here for eight years. She is devoted to the school and she loves her job. She enjoys helping kids find their path in life by working with them to find their passion. Mrs. Torres was born in Oakland, California. She went to California State College, and graduated from San Francisco State. Before working at San Mateo High School she worked as a counselor at El Camino High School for five years. Mrs. Torres didn’t always want to be a counselor, at one point she…

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Who is Mr. Appleman?

Rhapsodizing on to high school students about the environment, giving misbehaving students comical sentences to copy, and dedicating his life to teaching others about biology: welcome to the life of the most interesting man alive, Mr. Appleman. Mr. Appleman has been a teacher here at San Mateo High School for a long time. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in botany. People love Mr. Appleman because of his sarcasm and dry sense of humor. When asked about any special talents, Mr. Appleman sat back in his computer chair, thought about it for a while, and finally replied with,…

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