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Students dancing at a prom
SMUHSD

 

Read "Students: You can be yourself at Pride Prom," written by former SMUHSD Director of Special Education Services Dr. Holly Wade, The article was written for EdCal, a publication of the Association of School Administrators (ACSA).

The article talks about how Pride Prom, open to all students attending high school in San Mateo County, celebrates students' diverse identities alongside their peers, allies and community members.

Student Board Members and Staff with the Kent Award
SMUHSD

The SMUHSD Student Board Council program, established this school year, was a recipient of a San Mateo County School Boards Association 2024 Kent Award. Kent Awards recognize District or school programs that designed with clear and intentional goals, are innovative and also demonstrate clear evidence of student success.

 

The SMUHSD Student Board Council program, established this school year, was a recipient of a San Mateo County School Boards Association 2024 Kent Award. Kent Awards recognize District or school programs that designed with clear and intentional goals, are innovative and also demonstrate clear evidence of student success.

The primary objective of SMUHSD’s student board council is to serve as a representative body for the diverse student population within our District.

The program is structured to promote intersectionality and equity within the student body. By representing the diverse backgrounds, identities, and circumstances of students across the district, the council seeks to address issues that affect different groups of students and advocate for their needs. This intentional focus on intersectionality and equity is essential in creating an inclusive and supportive school environment where all students feel valued and represented.


The program empowers students to actively participate in discussions about policies, programs, and initiatives that impact their educational experiences. By selecting two Student Board Members each quarter to attend school board meetings, the program provides students with a platform to voice their concerns and advocate for positive change at the district level.

The award was presented on May 10, 2024 at the SMCSBA Awards Banquet.

Dr. Michael Jones
SMUHSD

 

The San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees approved a contract to hire Michael Jones, Ed.D. as the new Principal of Aragon High School. Dr. Jones is replacing Valerie Arbizu, who will join the District Office to serve as the District’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)/504 Coordinator. His start date is July 1, 2024. Read the press release

Bridge Staff and students
SMUHSD

We are excited to announce that we are officially designated as a high school starting in the 2024-2025 School Year!

On January 18 the board approved the District’s request for Bridge to apply for a CDS code and on March 8 the District was notified by from the California Department of Education that our application was approved! 

Having Bridge become the tenth school in our District is an absolute blessing. Our board, our community and this District VALUE our Multilingual Learners and more specifically our newcomer students. Bridge is a school that embodies heart. The care and love that educators have for students and that the students have for educators and one another is tangible and palpable. I look forward to seeing the growth of this school in its first official year and for years to come. Shout out to Bridge Principal Dr. Samia Shoman, whose fierce leadership has brought Bridge from a small program that was partnered with Peninsula High School to become its own school and what will grow into a community school to serve not only newcomer students BUT the whole community.