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

Teacher Proflie: Jane McCabe

Ms. Jane McCabe has been teaching at San Mateo since 1999.  The veteran teacher is currently teaching A.S. sophomore English, C.P. junior English, and Photography. Ms. McCabe has loved reading ever since she was a little girl.  She was a part of a book club then, and still is now.  She also started taking pictures when she was nine years old and has always loved art. She strives to make sure every student feels safe and welcomed in her classroom.  As long as every student is learning and having fun while doing it, she feels she has succeeded. Mrs. McCabe…

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Ms. Micheletti: Spanish Teacher

She’s one of the most popular teachers at school, which might explain why there’s always another student or teacher in her classroom during lunch: this teacher is Ms. Micheletti, one of the Spanish teachers at SMHS. She tells us about her experiences with teaching Spanish to high school students. She has been teaching at this school for a long time  “I have been teaching at this school since 1992,” she says. When Ms. Micheletti was asked why she decided to teach Spanish, she answered with, “I think studying language is important, and that being bilingual is important. I also enjoyed…

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James the Rocketeer Norman

Walking through the second floor of the A building, you will hear an energetic and passionate voice, shouting out AP U.S History terms like Compromise of 1850 and Kansas-Nebraska Act. He is the lead singer in his own teacher band. He is the teacher with the spirit of a bearcat. He is one of the only two AP U.S History teachers at SMHS, and his name is Mr. Norman. Mr. Norman has been teaching at SMHS for years, starting in 2008. He has taught various courses, including U.S History, U.S. Government, Economics and AVID. 2013-14  is his first year to…

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Mr. Thrasher, the physics wizard

The one-of-a-kind physics teacher, Mr. Thrasher, began his career of teaching at SMHS in 2012. Even though Mr. Thrasher is one of the newer teachers, he quickly proved his strengths as students grew to love both him and his class, not to mention he is qualified enough to teach AP Physics without having ever taught at SMHS before. Mr. Thrasher was drawn to teaching ever since he was in kindergarten. He has always enjoyed science and believed that teaching Physics was a “natural fit”.  Mr. Thrasher has lived with one teaching philosophy throughout his studies and years of teaching: “I want…

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Mr. Tribuzi, The Music Extraordinaire

Mr. Attilio Tribuzi is the much-loved music teacher here at San Mateo High. He began teaching in 1986 at South San Francisco High School, and came to SMHS in 1992. “I began teaching because I wanted to do music as a professional conductor,” said Mr. Tribuzi. “I like teaching at SMHS because the students are fun!” He teaches Marching Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Orchestra classes. In addition, he also organizes all the music for the San Mateo Musicals. “I love being in Mr. Tribuzi’s class. It is always really fun and he is an amazing teacher,”…

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Mr. Jimmy Ikeda

Dedicated to his job, with a passion to educate young minds, Mr. Ikeda began teaching AP Biology and Life Sciences at SMHS in January 2001. He has also taught AVID , coached baseball and volleyball, and is currently coaching Girls Golf. Mr. Ikeda started teaching Biotech when the original pioneer of the Biotech program, Ms. Ellyn Daugherty, took a leave from San Mateo High School to spread her program to other schools. In a new building all its own, Biotch is a an exciting, hands-on program using top-notch lab equipment — better than many colleges and even some commercial labs–…

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Club Profile: Jew Crew

As one of the few religious clubs on SMHS campus, Jew Crew is proud to represent the beliefs of its members and heir culture. During their meetings, co-presidents Sarah Halpern and Eliana Talcove-Berko talk about different holidays coming up and how they plan to make an impact through their religion at school. “Honestly, I love the fact that I get to be with other people who can relate to me through my religion,” said Jillian Osheroff, a sophomore and future president of the club. “I get to connect with other Jews at San Mateo High School. We’re a very small…

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DJ Melissa Kamura

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She plays the djembe, loves mac and cheese, and teaches algebra at San Mateo High. Who is this teacher? Ms. Melissa Kamura, of course. Ms. Kamura grew up in a city Southern California called Victorville. There she went to Silverado High School where she spent time playing basketball and softball, and even enjoyed rapping. After her high school years, Ms. Kamura attended Stanford University and studied Mechanical Engineering. She’s intrigued by the patterns and many ways to solve a problem in math. Ms. Kamura loves being an algebra teacher. Her favorite thing about teaching is her students get into math…

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Ms. Pappas’s philosophy

Known for her humor, knowledge, and ability to keep the classroom engaging and interactive, Ms Pappas is one of the most loved and funniest teachers here at SMHS. Ms. Pappas started teaching at San Mateo in 2002, as the teacher of AP Government/Economics and AP US History. She added that she started teaching because she loves it. “I get to be bossy. I know everything anyway,” she said jokingly. Ms. Pappas also has a unique philosophical views on education. “Students should like learning for the sake of learning,” said Ms. Pappas. She believes that far too often, students are disinterested…

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Ms. Kalinski

Notable for her bundle of energy, petite stature and humor, Shoshana Kalinski has an immense heart. Her patience and benevolence is evident throughout her efforts in helping students. A teacher since 2007, Ms. Kalinski enjoys teaching U.S. History because of its relevance in everyday society. “It allows students to think critically about the world around us,” said Ms. Kalinski. Her passion for and knowledge of American History is impeccable and she channels it into her work with students. She aims to help students “build their repertoire and feel supported and protected.” One of the best things about her job is…

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