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The San Mateo Union High School District believes - all students have the right to participate fully in the educational process, free from discrimination and harassment.  These rights are assured to students by CA Education Code Section 200 and Penal Code Section 422.55.

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National Merit Scholarship Program LogoTwo dozen San Mateo Union High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the competition for 2018 National Merit Scholarships. The District seniors are among 16,000 National Merit semifinalists nationwide announced this week. Of those, about 7,500 are expected to be scholarship recipients next year.

In all, about $32 million worth of National Merit awards will be made. Those scholarships, considered among the most prestigious in the U.S. for secondary students, are funded by colleges, corporations and the National Merit Scholarship Program, now in its 63rd year. These are the District semifinalists:


  • Aragon:  Arthur Cai, Avichal Goel, Diana Gong, Frank Liu, Eric Shen, Meilling Thompson, Michael Wang, Chris Xiong, Lily Zhou.
  • Capuchino: Julio Cordero, Niven Jayanthi.
  • Hillsdale: Jamie Ip, Benjamin Liao.
  • Mills: Jasmine Carson, Kaitlyn Chan, Carson Eschen, Sarah Huang, Hongxiao Zhou, Eric Zhu.
  • San Mateo: Vidaat Dunna, Shannon Lu, Lily Sai, Emily Sun, Charles Xiao.

BHS Band Pet Parade photo courtesy of Lucas Avillez
Join the Burlingame High School Band and the City of Burlingame for the 14th Annual Burlingame Pet Parade. The BHS Band will join Pickles, a miniature pig who serves as a therapy pig for the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA and the parade's Grand Marshal, for this wonderful community event scheduled for this Saturday, September 23rd. The family-friendly parade will begin at 10am on Broadway in Burlingame. For more information, including a map of the parade route and photos of previous parades, see www.burlingamepetparade.com, or call (650) 342-2073. We hope you can join our BHS Band this Saturday!


iStock  Teens in HallwayDon't miss the SMUHSD's 8th Grade Parent Information Nights held at each of our comprehensive high schools. This event is designed to help families of 8th grade students learn about the wonderful high schools of the SMUHSD. Highlights:

  • Learn about academic programs, and extracurricular clubs and activities.
  • Meet the staff who will help to guide your soon-to-be freshman.
  • Tour the school grounds.
  • Learn important pre-enrollment and registration dates.

Each school will have a unique and informative evening planned for you.

Also, Shadowing Days 2017 are great opportunities for your student to spend a “day in the life” of a high school student!

See the two page flyer with the details on both events:


SMUHSD Bridge ProgramWe are excited that the District’s newly established English Language Development (ELD) Bridge Program -- a much needed program that serves older newcomer students -- is under way and growing weekly! The ELD Bridge Program, an extension of Peninsula High School, is hosted by the Adult School and is designed to serve the district’s newcomer ELD students who are entering the SMUHSD as juniors or seniors with few to no credits and who would be better served in an alternative program. The goal is to accelerate students’ language acquisition, prepare them to successfully “bridge” to the Adult School and open up greater opportunities to fulfill students’ educational and career goals. In addition to a robust academic program consisting of double block (a two hour class) of ELD, Math and Spanish for Native Speakers, students work with bilingual mental health therapists and are exposed to a variety of guest speakers and field trips, with the goal of developing academic and social communication skills for school, work and life. We thank the Adult School administration and staff for their hospitality and we look forward to partnering with community organizations and accessing community resources that will support our students as they step into adulthood and integrate in this new society.


iStock Holding HandsThe San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) and Kara Invite You to...

Caring Presence - Supporting our Teens In Their Grief
Monday, September 25, 2017
Registration: 6pm-6:30pm
Presentation: 6:30pm-8pm
San Mateo High School Library
506 Delaware Street, San Mateo

This event is intended to provide SMUHSD families and our broader community with additional skills to address our teen's grief by developing a foundation of knowledge on grief, growing one's sense of compassion, and providing opportunities to reflect inward on one's own grief history. Through psycho-education, experiential exercises and group discussion, attendees will learn to: use tools that will allow them to recognize symptoms of grief, support those in grief, and gain skills to use a framework to process loss.

Interpretation will be available in Spanish and Chinese. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact Sheri at 650.558.2202 or scosta@smuhsd.org.

Flyer with Details:
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Interpreter Service

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

La Oficina de Servicios Estudiantiles 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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