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eScrip is simple to use, very secure and doesn't cost you anything to support your school. Simply create an account at escrip.com, register your credit cards AND debit cards and choose Hillsdale High School Foundation (Group # 500024524) for your donations.
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The GATE Parents Group has partnered with Mindful Schools to sponsor and bring their online courses, to SMUHSD for all parents, teachers and staff, free! - to you for the next year.  To learn more about mindfulness, the courses and how to sign up look here. 


Looking for more patience and less stress?  Summer is here and it might be a great time to learn a new skill MINDFULNESS.  Mindfulness is a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and environment.  Research finds that mindfulness decreases stress and anxiety, increases attention, improves interpersonal relationships, fosters compassion and strengthens emotional regulation.

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SMUHSD Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Parent Advisory Workshops

The San Mateo Union High School District is looking for parent volunteers to help shape district goals and budgets in alignment with state mandates under California's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The next meeting will be Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 - 8:30pm. Dinner will be served.  Please remember to RSVP to sgill@smuhsd.org. 


We are hoping to have 5-10 parents there as representatives of Hillsdale High School. 

Hillsdale High Recognized as "School of Opportunity"

Hillsdale High School in San Mateo is one of only 20 schools from across the country to receive recognition as a "School of Opportunity," a coveted national designation honoring excellent public high schools that engage in practices that build on students' strengths and create supported learning opportunities for all students.

The National Education Policy Center (NEPC), based at the University of Colorado Boulder, sponsors the Schools of Opportunity project, which identifies excellent public high schools that actively strive to close opportunity gaps - the differences in opportunities and resources that drive the well-known achievement gaps.

For more information about the Schools of Opportunity project, including descriptions of all recognized schools, click here.

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8th Grade Shadowing Dates for 2016


CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR HHS SHADOW DAYS NOW!!!  Spots are limited, so be sure to apply today.  Please go to our Prospective Students’ Page for more information about our Shadow Day Program and more.  Here are the Shadow Dates for 2016:


·  Tuesday, October 25 (Priority for SMFC Schools)(WAITLIST ONLY) 

·  Friday, October 28 (Priority for SMFC Schools)(WAITLIST ONLY) 

·  Monday, October 31 (Priority for SMFC Schools)(WAITLIST ONLY) 



Internationally acclaimed author and UCLA psychiatrist, Dr. Daniel Siegel, will share the exciting neuroscience behind the heightened social, emotional and creative energy that drives adolescent behavior. Dispelling myths of raging hormones and immaturity, he explains how crucial changes in the brain prepare us to thrive as interdependent adults. Dr. Siegel teaches us how to harness these changes to help our adolescents navigate a happy, stable transition to adulthood. He offers strategies to enhance self-awareness, support family connections and reduce vulnerability to risks. 


Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00pm

San Mateo Center for the Performing Arts

600 N. Delaware Street, San Mateo

Tickets:  $5 in advance, $10 at the door

This will be a very popular presentation!  Secure your ticket in advance at the attached link

Congratulations to the Hillsdale Semifinalists for National Merit Sholarship


Thirty of the top scholars in the San Mateo Union High School District's Class of 2017 have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. The monetary awards, to be announced through the spring and summer of next year, are regarded as being among the most prestigious available to U.S. high school seniors. Here are the District's semifinalists:


Karinna Chong, Hannah Doyle, Juliet Lee, Sabrina Lin, Michael Vande Voorde



Purchase the 2017 Yearbook Online today to receive the lowest price of the year

Families will pay $75 through 8/31/16.  Please use the link and the 'job number' below. 


Job #12309

Hillsdale Leadership Page!! 

Check our calendar here


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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."

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. 

Click here to access the SMUHSD Title IX Policy.  

2015-2016 Hillsdale High School athletic information as it relates to SB 1349 can be accessed here