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Parent Education Opportunity!

On the evening of Monday, February 29, the San Mateo Union High School District, San Mateo County Office of Education, and StarVista are presenting a panel on Teen Mental Health called "Navigating the Tides of Adolescence".  The event will take place at Hillsdale High School from 7-8:30PM.  Further details are available in the flyer, in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

Tuesday February 23rd and Wednesday February 24th are Finals and Minimum Days

School will start at 8:30 and end at 12:35 on Tuesday February 23rd and Wednesday February 24th.  

New Student Orientation is Coming!!! February 23rd 1:00 pm in the School Library

All new students and their families should plan on attending.  The orientation will be about one hour.  After the presentation, there will be time to talk to our support staff or to schedule a formal meeting.  Welcome to the Puma Family.


Ron Campana


Our Second PAHS Community Night is coming February 18!

Greetings parents, caregivers, and community members!  Please keep an eye on your mailboxes for a letter from our Counseling Department.  It is an invitation to our second PAHS Community Night which will be held at the San Mateo Adult school, Thursday, February 18th from 6 to 8PM.  Please contact any of our Counseling Department staff to RSVP or ask questions.


Les saludamos a ustedes madres, padres, y miembros de la comunidad!  Por favor, mantenga un ojo abierto con el correo, les mandamos una carta de nuestro Departamento de Consejería.  Es una invitación a la segunda "PAHS Community Night,” que se llevará a cabo en la Escuela de Adultos de San Mateo, jueves, 18 de febrero de las 6:00 P.M. a 8:00 P.M.  Por favor, póngase en contacto para confirmar su asistencia o si tiene alguna pregunta llámenos al Departamento de Consejería.

Students Consider Their Future at our Fun Friday's Event

With the collaboration of our certificated and classified staff we were able to put together another great Fun Friday event.  Students learned about career choices, life experiences, and decision making from District Counselor Bettina Graf, District Maintenance/Locksmith Martin Sanders, and former PAHS graduate Class of 2007 Charles Baker.  Thank you to all of them for donating their time, helping educate our students, and making a difference in their lives. 

Fresh Lifelines for Youth Supporting Our Students

I would like to thank the Fly Law Program for their help and support working with our students. FLY's mission is to prevent juvenile youth from making bad choices through legal education, leadership training, and one-on-one mentoring.  This program gives our students life skills to become positive community leaders.   This picture was taken on the day twenty-five students completed a twelve week course and received their certificates.

Samtrans Bus Service Available

Samtrans is offering bus service from our school daily.  The Bus is #141 and will arrive at PAHS at 3:20 Monday thru Friday.  Any questions see Mr. Campana.

Remembering A Former PAHS Student

Former Peninsula High School and Haven Program student, Jose Garcia Sanchez, passed away on December 12, 2015.  Many students remember him as a kind and fun person.  He was focused on moving along and creating a loving family with his daughter and her mother.  Jose is in our thoughts and prayers.


Mr. Campana


Building a Strong Puma Community is a Success

Thank you to all the families and participants of our First Annual "Building a Strong Puma Community."  Parents/Guardians were able to learn more about our programs and vision, visit classrooms of their choosing, and ask questions to a panel of both site and district personnel.  The day's events were topped off with a delicious lunch provided by our culinary department.  If you could not make today's event, stay tuned and there will be more opportunities to get involved in the Spring.  Take care.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Campana at (650) 558-2400 or for En Espanol, Carlos Nolasco at (650) 558-2427.
Mr. Campana



Photos from 12/8 PAHS Mr. Hamilton's Exploratorium Field Trip

The field trip to Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco provides the opportunity for Peninsula students to do lots of hands-on science that we could not do in the classroom.  Please click on the link below to see pictures from the field trip.


Exploratorium Photo Album Link

Peninsula Alternative High EMR Student Uses Knowledge to Help People in Danger


Edgar Noriega, a second year Advanced EMR student at Peninsula High, recently aided two people in medical distress using his knowledge and skills learned in his EMR career technical course. Edgar, while at a concert, saw a young man fall unconscious after consuming too much alcohol. Edgar, recognizing the potential danger of aspiration (vomiting into the airway), turned the young man on his side in the left recumbent position allowing the young man to safely vomit and recover while waiting for paramedics. Aspiration is one of the number one cause of death in alcohol-related circumstances and Edgar may have saved this young man's life! Very recently, Edgar also witnessed a car strike a pedestrian. He had his friend pull over, secured his own safety, directed traffic away from the victim, asked someone to call 911 and then stayed by the victim's side to ensure no one moved him until paramedics arrived and could asses for a spinal injury. Peninsula's EMR students are trained to understand that with EMR knowledge, they have an obligation to step up until someone with equal or higher training arrives to help. In both of these scenarios, Edgar demonstrated his skills and knowledge, but more importantly, demonstrated that he understands that he now has a responsibility to help the lives of others. 

New Bus Schedule

2015 PAHS Bus Schedule


Mr. James Daily




Stop Location


Laurelwood Shopping Center, S.M.


E. Hillsdale Blvd. & Curtis St., S.M. (NW corner)


El Camino Real & 31st Ave., S.M. (east side of ECR)


El Camino Real & 20th Ave., S.M. (NE corner)


El Camino Real & 9th Ave., S.M. (SE corner)


S. Delaware St. & 16th Ave., S.M. (NE corner)


S. Delaware St. & 5th Ave., S.M. (NE corner)


N. Delaware St. & Monte Diablo Ave., S.M. (NE corner)


San Mateo Dr. & E. Bellevue Ave., S.M. (NE corner)



Mr. Richard So




Stop Location


Beach Park Blvd. & Foster City Blvd., F.C. (at St. Lukes Church)


Foster City Blvd. & Polynesia Dr., F.C.


E. Hillsdale Blvd. & Edgewater Blvd., F.C. (NW corner)


S. Norfolk St. & E. Hillsdale Blvd., S.M. (NE corner)


S. Norfolk St. & Susan Ct., S.M.


S. Norfolk St. & Kehoe Ave., S.M. (NE corner)


S. Norfolk St. & Shoreview Ave., S.M. (NE corner)


N. Kingston & & Monte Diablo Ave., S.M.


California Dr. & Howard Ave., Burl. (NE corner)


California Dr. & Oak Grove Ave., Burl. (NE corner)


California Dr. & Broadway, Burl.


El Camino Real & Meadow Glen Ave., Milbrae


Jenevein Ave. & Elm, San Bruno


PAHS Community Night is a Success

PAHS Community Night is a Success


Yesterday's Community Night event was fantastic!  We can't thank everyone enough for attending.  For anyone who missed the event, there is a summary of the evening below.  
Many caregivers and a few students participated in our first PAHS Community Night event.  Community Night allows our counseling department to provide the same information and education to both students and their communities.  It also provides a venue for a supportive sharing of community wisdom to help individual caregivers address their specific concerns.
Next we presented our Guidance Education module on Stress and Emotional Health  to the families. 
When the presentation was over, we all moved into an RJP circle.  This was an opportunity to a) introduce the community to more of what their students are learning/experiencing, b) reflect upon the lesson about stress and emotional health, and c) allow the sharing of wisdom and offering of support as a community of equals.  We started with the introductory question, "How do you handle stress?", before moving to the more substantive, "What causes you stress in regards to your student(s) or parents?"  Staff, students, and caregivers alike shared some of their struggles with respect, anxiety, and the deep caring we hold for our students.  Concluding with a round of, "What do you give to your community?", the night ended with some individual discussions connecting caregivers with our counseling department for further support.
We've already started working to plan our next Community Night which will most likely be held down at the San Mateo Adult School in response to several families' requests.  Once again thank you to everyone who attended and we hope to see more of you at our upcoming meetings. 

Student Voter Registration is here!

If a puma student is going to turn 18 by the end of May 2016, this is your opportunity to register to vote.  Simply go to  Follow the directions or see Mr. Campana if you have questions.

PAHS Improvements!!!!

Check out the pictures of our Center Court and atrium improvements.  This was work on our courtyard on Saturday October 24th.  These are Boy Scouts working on their Eagle Scout badges donating their time.  The materials such as soil, plants, paint, and cement were all donated by Osh Millbrae and the manager Joseph Conroy.  The boy scouts also removed all sorts of pine needles around our campus, debris, and swept the front of our school.  A big thank you to Osh Millbrae and the Boy Scouts who without their help and support this would not be possible.    They also removed all sorts of pine needles around our campus, debris, and swept the front of our school.  Stay tuned as we will begin work on building a Green House on Saturday October 31st.  Thanks again to everyone involved.  Go Pumas!!!!IMG_2694.JPG

Mr. Campana

Watch and Learn More about PAHS

Watch the Short Film "I Am Peninsula"
In an effort to educate the community about the amazing students, teachers, and programs of Peninsula Alternative High School, the District team made a short documentary-style film about this small, but powerful school up on the San Bruno Hills. This film features the bold students of Peninsula High, who stepped forward to tell the real story of Peninsula. Watching this film will better inform you of the power of Peninsula, which rests in the hands of determined students and passionate teachers who work daily to create bright futures. Watch the film and really come to understand Peninsula Alternative High School.  AHORA EN ESPANOL
Thank you.
Principal Ron Campana

Mr. Hamilton's Science Classes in Action

What are Puma Projects?

Mrs. Holmes's class Puma Project


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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Health Van

The Teen Health Van will be here!!! Stay Tuned for Upcoming Dates

Please sign up with Mrs. Maliga at the Health Office.  

It is first come first serve.  


The Health Van will be located in the rear parking lot.
The Teen Health Van comes every 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Information on our Health Science and Medical Tech Academy

Click for the Complete Flyer