community events of interest

  • Welcome to our "community events of interest" page that will provide information on non-San Mateo High School Union District events. Email Sayre Happich at with information about your upcoming event. 


    silhouette of a head with colorful arrows flowing out of the brain Focused and Winning with ADHD

    Thursday, November 14
    7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Burlingame Public Library
    480 Primrose Avenue, Burlingame, CA

    Dr. Sarah Cheyette, MD and Peter Johnson will give a talk on nonmedication strategies that people with ADHD use to help themselves focus. Both speakers also have a lot of experience working with children.

    Learn more and RSVP



    San Mateo County Office of Education's Youth Advocacy and Social Summit (YAASS)

    2nd Annual Youth Advocacy and Social Summit (YAASS) is November 19 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
    San Mateo County Office of Education
    101 Twin Dolphin Drive • Redwood City, CA 94065

    Under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools for the County of San Mateo and the Gender and Sexuality Diversity Task Force, YAASS aims to lead, inform, engage, and inspire all students in San Mateo County to be inclusive and supportive of all students. YAASS is an event organized to specifically to support the work of LGBTQ+ high school students and their allies In an effort to make all high schools safer and more inclusive.

    Breakfast, lunch, and free SWAG provided!

    Breakout session topics include the following:

    • Boi Bye
    • The Walk-In Closet
    • Coming Out: The Life long Process
    • How to Have a Kick A$$ GSA
    • Throwing a Drag Show: How it Shifted School Climate
    • Holding Religion and Your Identity
    • Know Your Rights
    • Disrupting Hate Speech
    • Tobacco Use Prevention And Education
    • Healthy Sexual Choices for LGBTQ

    Featuring a creative space for artistic expression and more!

    Students: Early registrants may qualify for free transportation! Don't delay--register today!

    Adults: This free event does not cover substitute teacher costs or provide a stipend.

    For more information, contact Sheléne Peterson at or register at

    Download the flyer


    Millbrae Library Presents its Teen Short Story Contest and Young Adult Novelist Convention on January 25, 2020YANOVOCOn Short Story Contest Flyer
    Deadline to enter the YANovCon Teen Short Story Contest is December 20, 2019

    Enter the Teen Short Story Contest for YANovCon (Young Adult Novelist Convention, January 25, 2019 at Millbrae Library) and you could win a one-on-one lunch and feedback with a published YA author. Stories can be realistic fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, dystopian, or whatever you come up with. This year we are asking you to create a short story where a character's academics or online interactions has MAJOR impacts on their life. 

    We understand that social media and academic pressure can create a lot of anxiety in middle and high school students. Many people come up with healthy and unhealthy techniques to handle this pressure. How might the characters in your story work through these issues?

    Short Story Guidelines:
    - Contest is open to 6-12th graders who reside in San Mateo County
    - Submit your own original work of 500 words or less in any genre or style
    - All submissions are due by December 20, 2019

    If you are under 13, please ask an adult to fill in this form for you.

    Winners will be contacted on by January 11, 2020 and will be offered the opportunity to read their stories publicly at YANovCon.

    For more information on YANovCon, the #1 young adult author event on the Peninsula, visit