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September 16, 2014

Bearcats Making Back to School Night Posters -

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Back to School Night with the Bearcat -

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sophomore Students Enjoying Lunch -

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mr. Serena Clocks 39 Years as a Bearcat -

Friday, May 30, 2014

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Acts of Random Kindness Club: Coming Soon -

Monday, May 19, 2014

Seniors Relax On Senior Activity Day -

Monday, May 19, 2014

American Society Neglects the Humanities -

Monday, May 19, 2014

Stage Fright Sure To Please -

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Chalk Fest Beautifies Quad -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Peace. Trashion. Pride. -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Red Cross: Leadership Development Camp -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Read the Hi! -

Friday, April 18, 2014

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Monday, April 14, 2014

The Secret Life of an Indian Teen -

Saturday, April 12, 2014

French Students Make A Racket -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Back to the 90′s: Fashion -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Teachers Work Out In the Quad -

Friday, April 11, 2014

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    Bearcats Making Back to School Night Posters

    Bearcats James Wang (12), Maximilian Chen (11), and Andy Kwong (11) diligently work on a “Food Service” poster for Back-to-School Night. The poster features an array of foods including fruit, a donut, ice cream, and much more.

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    Back to School Night with the Bearcat

    Ms. Gomez,Mr. Morales, Ms. Watson and Mrs. Furgiuele take a break from the madness of Back to School Night to take a picture with our Bearcat.

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    Sophomore Students Enjoying Lunch

    Sophomores Andrew Skelton, Nic Wratten, Libby Hays, Isabelle Chen, Nick Morris, Nayelli Ah Tou, and Cole Majocha have fun during lunchtime together.

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    Mr. Serena Clocks 39 Years as a Bearcat

    Joseph Serena knows what it means to be a Bearcat. The PE teacher graduated from San Mateo High School in 1970 and retired from it in 2014. He was born and raised in San Mateo, and was inducted into the SMHS Athletic Hall of Fame for his talented pitching on Bearcat baseball teams. You could say that love for our school and giving back to our community runs in Mr. Serena’s family. His two sisters also graduated from SMHS and taught in local schools. “In 2011 I had students that my sisters Marilyn and Cathy had taught in the San…

  • Sabrina Ma, creator of Acts of Random Kindness Club gave a presentation at lunch. She hopes that her club that originally started at Independence High School, will spread to SMHS. The club believes that it's the little things that count and hopes to spread love and care to all students.
    Acts of Random Kindness Club: Coming Soon

    Sabrina Ma, creator of Acts of Random Kindness Club gave a presentation at lunch. She hopes that her club that originally started at Independence High School, will spread to SMHS. The club believes that it’s the little things that count and hopes to spread love and care to all students.



Red Cross: Leadership Development Camp

Apr 18, 2014

  “Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive” – high schoolers from all over the Bay Area will gather in a large room and sing “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees to get the proper beat as they practice pumping a heart back to life on mannequins specialized for CPR training this summer. The setting is LDC, or Leadership Development Camp, organized by the Red Cross every year for high school students to learn how to get more involved with the Red Cross, hone leadership skills, and get CPR and first aid certified. Lasting four days and three nights, LDC is an astoundingly…

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Of Mice and Broadway

Apr 11, 2014

Imagine being ten feet in front of James Franco, Chris O’ Dowd, and Leighton Meester for over two and a half hours. It’s going to be alright, my child, just breathe. That’s what I told myself when I saw the amazingness that was John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men brought onto the Broadway stage last week. It was directed by Tony award winning director Anna D. Shapiro. The play follows two friends, Lennie (O’ Dowd) and George (Franco), as they travel through California during the Great Depression. They work manual jobs on various farms, dreaming of one day owning their…

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No Heat Prom Hair Solutions

Apr 11, 2014

Getting ready for Prom but don’t know what to do with your hair? Last thing you should do is burn it! Hot ironing is one of the top three reasons for hair-loss in teenage girls. And how many Prom hairstyles don’t require heat? But there are, in fact, plenty. Heat is pretty much horrible for your hair. Also, heat protectant doesn’t shield the hair from temperatures higher than 375 degrees. If you didn’t think that was bad enough, it’s worse for damp, bleached, permed, or dyed hair. When heat is applied to hair too often, the hair begins to break,…



We Dig Boys Volleyball

Our Boys Volleyball team has been taking the sport by storm. Taylor Ho, junior and captain of the team, came to Mr. Scheller with the idea for a team before school began in order to practice in the off-season of his club team. “My favorite part about this team is seeing how kids with no volleyball experience drastically improve in just a couple of weeks,” said Taylor. The team is filled with guys eager to learn more about and improve in the sport, as well as win their games. “It’s not as easy as other people would think it is,”…

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NBA MVP: Who’s it Gonna Be

Here’s some good news and bad news. The bad news is that the NBA regular season has come to an end, but the good news is that the postseason is about to start! Now that the regular season  is over, it’s time to choose the top 5 players of the year. Sportswriters and broadcasters will be voting for the top five players in the league. Votes will be casted in on  (date they vote). Kevin Durant and LeBron James have been giving monstrous performances throughout the year. Durant is averaging 32.2 points per game including a career high of 54…


Striving for Their Goals

The baseball team is getting ready for another season. This year SMHS will have both a varsity and a JV team, unlike last year where there was only a varsity team. Ryan Fujinaga, 11, said, “I like having two teams more, because it gives the freshmen and some of the sophomores some time to prepare for when they make varsity. The varsity team is also more focused and more mature than last year, be cause it is a much smaller team, so it is easier to communicate with all of the players.” Baseball is playing an estimate of around 27…


Gearing Up for Another Softball Season

Throwing themselves back into the game, softball players suit up to get back and play. San Mateo High School girls get ready for another year of softball playing more games than last year, and practicing twice as hard. Gina Titus, senior, captain for the SMHS Varsity Softball teams said, “It’s going to be a tough season, we are missing one of our starting players, but we plan to go out and give it our all.” Titus is the starting pitcher for the team, and is ready to lead the team to victory. “I’ve been playing since I was four, and…