February 20, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chris Bosh Possible Comeback -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chloe Kim: The 17 Year Old Phenomenon -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Shaun White Wins Gold at Pyeongchang -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Biggest Problems with the NBA All-Star Games -

Friday, February 16, 2018

History of Super Bowl -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Where would you take your date out on Valentine’s Day? -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeff Sessions’ History with Race Follows Him -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crazy Trades During The NBA Trade Deadline -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“Love, Simon” and representation on the Big Screen -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Contraceptive Coverage Rollback Endangers Women -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rape Accusation Made Against Former “Voice” Star -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Should Confederate statues be taken down? -

Friday, February 2, 2018

John Aguilar: Ataque Rapido -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“The Mini Show” -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘Coco’ captura corazones de todos -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

College Visits -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Viaje a Teotihuacán -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

R&B Comeback -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mr. Gin

Mr. Gin has been teaching since 2004. He started out his career teaching chemistry in the East Bay as a part-time job, but his first full-time job was here at SMHS. He originally wanted to teach chemistry, having studied biochemistry in college, but after finishing his teaching credential he met the requirements for both biology and chemistry. After a long job search he ultimately came to find a job teaching biology here at SMHS and quickly fell in love with the discipline. When I asked what his teaching philosophy was Mr. Gin told me he had never really thought about…

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Ms. Zenilman

A biology teacher coming all the way from her homeland in Baltimore continues her exciting teacher career here at San Mateo High. Even though she’s from Baltimore she came to San Mateo from Boston where she previously taught. Ms. Zenilman cares about her students because she always has time after school, before school, and during lunch to help them. She is a really nice teacher, and she told a story of a time in Brown when Emma Watson was there: “So the teacher asked a question and Emma Watson raised her hand and answered correctly, and somebody shouted in the…

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Ms. Perey

Ms. Perey’s presence on campus means a new learning experience for both her and her students: she was a student teacher last year, and now she has taken over Mrs. Abrams’s class after two months. Ms. Perey is very interested in science and says that she likes it because “there are always new discoveries and new organisms to be found.” Her goal as a teacher is to challenge her students to do better and become a better version of themselves. She advises her students to “set genuine and achievable goals for yourself regularly. If you aim nowhere that’s exactly where…

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Ms. Mitchell

Every day, Spanish teacher Ms. Mitchell graces the students of San Mateo with her knowledge of the Spanish language and culture. Ever since she began her teaching career at San Mateo in 1998, she has continued to inspire her students to learn and enjoy her classes. After the experience of going to Argentina in high school as an exchange student, Ms. Mitchell lived in Spain during her time in college as well, which later led to her passion for teaching Spanish to students. “I love that language connects people,” she said, voicing her desire to spread this passion to her…

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Ms. Laszlo

Mrs. Laszlo

Ms. Laszlo is a Spanish teacher at San Mateo High School. She wanted to teach at San Mateo High School because she did her student teaching here and fell in love with the diversity, the community, the awesome spirit, and of course the students. Her favorite part about teaching is working with the students and watching them grow. Her least favorite thing about teaching is that since the government is still evaluating her because she started teaching recently, she doesn’t like having to do the state evaluation process. Some interesting facts about her are that she is Brazilian, she has…

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Ms. Morones Math Genius

Bright and calm math teacher Ms. Morones  began teaching at San Mateo High in 2011. She received a scholarship for math at UC Santa Barbara before becoming a teacher, a decision influenced by her own fantastic sixth grade math teacher. Ms. Morones advises to “do your best at everything because you don’t know where life will take you. Do you homework, it’ll help you understand what will be on the test.” Her goal for giving out homework is two hours per week (not so bad for those who like math). “While all subjects are important including math, the development of…

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Ms. Knott

Ms. Knott is one of the three health teachers at SMHS. She has been teaching here for four years now, and will be moving to another school at the end of 2013 to help with her new school, Design Tech High, a new charter school that will be opening in the fall of 2014  in San Mateo. She came to work at SMHS because she had worked with Ms. Shiu, San Mateo High’s principal, before and wanted to work with her again. She also was impressed by the amount of spirit that San Mateo had. Some of her favorite things…

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Ms. Stock

Nurturing creativity in Bearcats since 1998, Ms. Stock teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced art and drawing classes. Under Ms. Stock’s guidance, San Mateo art students have furthered their creative pursuits by participating in the art certificate program and pursuing independent art projects. Some students like David Huang and Vi Bautista have even gone to study art at the nation’s most prestigious art schools, such as the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. “Pure passion for making art, seeing other people make art,” and her students’ potential inspire Ms. Stock to teach. “I…

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Mr. Ortega

Mr. Ortega has been teaching at SMHS for over a decade, starting in 2002. He’s taught various classes such as US history, Contemporary World Studies, and Psychology/Sociology, but the one class he’s most notable for is AP European History. Why does he love his social studies? “The political nature and the fact that it’s issue based gives me the ability to talk to the students about real things.” Mr. Ortega believes that every student should be accountable for content and facts. It’s important to him that the students learn through a Socratic process, and learn to be inquisitive and collaborative….

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Ms. Hofmann: A Rad English Teacher

  Ms. Hofmann, an English teacher and Knitting Club advisor here at SMHS, is a true believer in the greatness of an unexpected turn of events and aha moments. She actually didn’t decide to be a teacher until graduate school when she realized how much she enjoyed teaching. As a teenager, Ms. Hofmann excelled in English class compared to her other general studies classes, which is why she studied it in college. When she was a child, she wanted to become a nurse, but now says that she would never change her profession. Her best advice for her class: Do…

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