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Columbus Day: District Office/Schools Closed for Professional Development Day

Columbus Day.jpgOn Columbus Day, your student has the day off.  How will SMUHSD teachers, administrators and support staff be spending their Columbus Day?  On Monday, October 12th, the SMUHSD team will be participating in a Professional Development Day – an employee development program that allows teachers and staff to spend time on learning and collaborating on important topics that impact both students and teachers, and the employees who support your student’s high school experience. The District Office team, including the staff of Attendance and Welfare, will be back on Tuesday, October 12th to respond to your questions.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/9/15

New Learning Lab Opens at BHS

DSC_0364.JPGThanks  to a generous donor, BHS now has a new learning lab! The new Learning Lab at Burlingame High School was made possible by a $100,000 donation by 1982 alum, Marc Benioff of Sales Force. The donation enabled the school to complete  the first phase of the new lab, which includes new computers, computer stations, and a refurbished space with significant rewiring. Yesterday's Learning Lab opening was not just a tribute to Mr. Benioff for his donation; it was really a tribute to his teachers, Walter Saito (BHS Math  teacher from 1969-1999) and Tom Willard (BHS Math teacher from 1990-2006) for their time  and commitment to their students, including Marc Benioff, who they helped  to nurture into the successful business man and innovator he is today.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/9/15

GRAMMY Nominated Jazz Pianist to Perform at Aragon High School

Eigsti3.jpgNew York-based pianist and composer, Taylor Eigsti, will perform with Aragon Jazz in the Aragon Theater on Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm. In 2006, Eigsti received two GRAMMY nominations for Best Jazz Solo and Best Instrumental Composition after releasing "Lucky to Be Me.”  Since his nominations, Eigsti has released two much-acclaimed albums, "Let it Come to You" and "Daylight at Midnight.”  Eigsti has performed, toured or recorded with such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Esperanza Spalding, Chris Botti, David Benoit, and Christian McBride among many others. He has performed at many premiere venues throughout the world, including the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Salle Pleyel, Royal Festival Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Davies Symphony Hall, and now the Aragon High School Theater! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see world class talent.

Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm
Aragon High Theater, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tickets are $15 online; $20 at the door. Students/Seniors $10.  Purchase tickets online at  http://tinyurl.com/aragonmusic

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/7/15

Attend Middle College's Showing of Award Winning Film "Living on One"

Living on One Film_Oct 15.jpgMiddle College students invite you to a showing of “Living on One” -- a film about two young Americans who attempt to live, as many impoverished Guatemalans do, on a dollar a day in rural Guatemala. The film won Best Documentary at the Sonoma International Film Festival, and received endorsements from Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, and the Director of the Hunger Games, Gary Ross. The event is a fundraiser for The Middle College Effect, a branch of The Hillsdale Effect, which raises money to provide impoverished women in Guatemala with microloans to start small businesses. Details: Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:30pm, College of San Mateo, Building 10, Room 193. This event is open to the community. The film is just one way Middle College has students engage in authentic learning experiences beyond the classroom.  We hope you all will attend the “Living on One” event! Questions? Call Greg Lance at 574-6537. To learn more about the film, click here. To learn more about the amazing program, The Hillsdale/Middle Effect, click here.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/6/15

Disabilities’ Transition To Independence Fair - FREE Community Event!

Transition to Indepenence Fair 2015.jpgThe Transition to Independence Fair, sponsored by the Commission on Disabilities and hosted by the San Mateo Union High School District, will be held on Saturday, October 10th from 12pm – 3pm at Hillsdale High School, 3115 Del Monte Street, San Mateo. This event is FREE and open to the public. The fair will focus on transitioning youth, ages 14-25, with disabilities to employment. Youth with disabilities, within this age demographic, and their families, need to be connected with resources to ensure future success. Please note that although the fair will focus on youth, it can be informative for all ages. This year’s event will feature a variety of workshops and resource tables, as well as demonstrations and entertainment. See the event program. October is also Disability Employment Awareness Month. In addition, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act, enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 10/5/15

Interpreter Service

The Attendance and Welfare Office provides on-site interpreting services for Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin) speakers. Interpreter Service available in any language upon request. Learn the details.

La Oficina de Asistencia y Bienestar ofrece servicios de interpretación en el mismo lugar para las personas que hablan español y chino (mandarín). Se dispone de intérpretes de cualquier otro idioma previa solicitud. Averigüe los detalles.



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The San Mateo Union High School District continues to be in Program Improvement for 2014-2015 school year.  For more information click on "SMUHSD Program Improvement."  "SMUHSD Program Improvement letter (Spanish)" "SMUHSD Program Improvement Letter (Chinese)"

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