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SAN MATEO HIGH SCHOOL                     STUDENT BULLETIN                     Friday, October 18, 2019

Class Activities Today at lunch:
Design Thinking Club-A234
Science Bowl Club –C110
Library will be closed:  Today, Oct. 18th at 4 pm.
Science Bowl Club
Come out to the spirit lawn this Today, October 18th, and buy T-pumps to support the science bowl club!
MATILDA and our Ronald McDonald House Charity Drive
The Drama Department is holding a charity drive to benefit Ronald McDonald House, which supports families of children with life-threatening illnesses. To participate in the "When I Grow Up" campaign, find our table in the Quad during lunch or in the lobby at each performance. When you donate, we will ask you to fill out a "When I Grow Up" card: tell us what you hope your future will be like, and will post your cards on our lobby wall. 100% of donations will be given to the Ronald McDonald House, in the hopes that every child supported by them will have a chance to grow up and have a great future, too! Please participate and give generously! And come see MATILDA this week in the PAC at 7:30 Tonight and Saturday, and Sunday at 2:00. Admission for SMHS students is free!
Homecoming Guest Passes
Homecoming guest passes are available today in Student Services.  Passes due Monday, October 28th.
College Visits
Today, we’ll have the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign at tutorial, UC Santa Barbara at the start of fourth, and the University of Redlands at lunch.  Passes are available in the Career Center.
Boys Soccer meeting
Informational Boys Soccer meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd at lunch in E115. Tryouts start on November 4th. Come to the meeting for more information.
PE Students
Please put your backpacks in your lockers before PE starts.  Do not leave them in the locker room unlocked.
Yondr info
Students must show their NAS sticker to get un-yondr or get a yellow form from the Counseling office.
Transcripts for College
Application deadline for colleges are arriving soon. Seniors who need transcripts, please fill out a request form in front of the Student Data Analyst’s office in room A103. See Mr. Gee, if you have questions.
Students, Come to the Career Center at lunch
On Monday, October 21st, Rael Rubin of Fischer Investments will be here. Rael will talk about his career journey and what he does at Fischer Investments.  Rael graduated from college 5 years ago with a bachelor's degree in Finance Management Information Systems.  
On Tuesday, October 22nd, Lieutenant Kainoa Chun-Moy, former Burlingame High School Student, will be here to talk to students about his experience in the Airforce Academy. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management & a Minor in Mandarin. He is only 23 years old & is about to start his pilot training! Come to the Career Center at lunch and learn about how you can get paid to go to College. The Airforce Academy is the equivalent to West Point & Annapolis!
Stanford Pegasus Wings Club
Stanford University is accepting applications to join the Stanford Pegasus Wings Club. This club is a biomedical & writing club that meets once a month. Stanford Professors talk to students about different topics. Click here to join the club. 
Are Humans Naturally Savage or the Victims of a Savage Environment?
Come and serve on the jury for The Lord of the Flies mock trial.  The English 2AS classes are holding several mock trials October 22-25 during the school day. Was William Golding right when he said humans are fundamentally evil by nature? Come help us decide. See Mr. Johnson in B200 for a permission slip and more details.
Message from Mr. Gil
California Scholarship Federation (CSF) applications are due Friday, October 25th at 3:00 pm to Mr. Gil in the counseling office. No exceptions. Include A photocopy of your Spring 2019 report card or updated unofficial transcript and $5.00 cash suggested donation (checks made out to "SMHS")
CSF Applications are in the Counseling Office or at:  

Juniors & Seniors 
Outdoor Education Cabin Leaders are still needed for Abbott Middle School October 28th -31st.  You will be back in time for Halloween! Please see Ms. Kane in the Career Center ASAP?
Key Club Book Drive
Bring new and gently used books to B205 and support literacy in the Bay Area by Wed, October 31st.
AP Exam Registration
The window for AP exam registration is now open. Students can find links for Total Registration and their ‘My AP Portal’ on the SMHS homepage. The initial deadline to complete registration and submit payment is Friday, November 1st. Please contact Mr. Holtz with any questions.
Hello from the SMHS Attendance Office
There is now an attendance reporting form that you can access to report your student's absence.  This is the SMHS Absence Reporting Form.  The form is also available in Spanish Attendance Reporting Form and Chinese Attendance Reporting Form.
If you have questions about how to use this absence reporting form, you can email Assistant Principal Patti Frias at or Attendance Clerk Corina Mendez at  
Sports for the Day
Football @ Carlmont V-7:00 pm; JV-4:00 pm
For more updated SMHS sports information go to

San Mateo High School
506 North Delaware Street
San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: (650) 558-2399

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