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PAHS Picture Make-Up Day is Monday October 3rd!!!

This day of pictures is offered with LifeTouch for students who are making up pictures or have requested to do retakes.  Senior Portraits are coming in February 2017.  Stay posted.


Mr. Campana

Students, District Personnel, and Community Members Enjoy the PAHS Cafe


Above are photos of our Culinary program in action.  On Fridays, they run their cafe program.  These photos were taken from Friday September 16th.  The top picture is of student Jacinto Cano proud of his seasoned chicken.  The middle picture is of student Aiden Stewart tending to point-of-sale.  The menu on this day was Shredded Chicken Tacos with Refried Beans and Pico de Gallo and Hulk Blood Green Juice (apple, coconut water, grapes, celery, lime, spinach).  Culinary CTE teacher Mr. Warshauer said "Students are doing an amazing job and learning both how to make well-balanced meals while learning how to run a business."  Next week is scheduled for sandwiches with side salad, and lemonade made with lemons provided by staff lemon trees, sweetened with organic evaporated cane juice. Come by during lunch for a fresh meal and a refreshing drink.  



Mr. Campana

District-wide College & Career Fair!

Mark your calendars to reserve Monday evening, October 17th!  Don't miss the San Mateo Union High School District's 2016 College & Career Fair, to be held at Mills High School from 6:30 to 8:30.  Over 100 vendors, including representatives from the UC, CSU, and California community college systems, will be present.  For more information download the flyer or look at the District's event webpage.

PAHS Olympics Has Started. The First Goal Medal Awarded to the Fighting PUMAS

On Fun Fridays, our students and staff are participating in an Olympic Theme.  These activities throughout the year will be created with good-spirited competition to get students/staff involved in projects around educational decisions and self-growth.  Mrs. Victorio's class came in first in the competition on room decorations, stories, and career center posters on their goals, aspirations, and reflecting on qualities of healthy living.  Mrs. Victorio's classes country's name is the Fighting PUMAS and they took home the gold medal.  The silver medalist was Ms. Rasmussen's class with the country name of ITALY.  The bronze medalist was awarded to Ms. Plancq and Ms. Suess classes and their Therapeutic Day School Students participated admirably.  Their country name is Mexico.  Stay tuned as many more Olympic events will be posted and shared on our website throughout the year.   


Mr. Campana 

Back to School Night 2016

Important News From the Free and Reduced Meal Program



Many students who were eligible for the Free and Reduced Meal Program last year have not yet re- applied for the 2016-2017 school year. Those students' eligibility will expire on September 23, 2016 and they will no longer be able to receive a free/reduced meal. We would like to encourage students/parents to apply as soon as possible to remain on the program.


The quickest method is to submit an application online at www It takes approx. 5-10 minutes and is submitted directly to the district. Paper applications are still available at the Health Office. 


If you have any questions, please see Mr. Dauwe at the Health Office. 


Thank you


Mr. Campana

PAHS Cafe Off to a Strong Start

This is a picture of our culinary students last Friday September 2nd officially opening their cafe.  On this day our students are serving French Toast with berries and fresh squeezed orange juice.  Our students are given the opportunity to create healthy, balanced meals while learning many aspects of running a small business.  Stay tuned next week as Mr. Warshauer's students will be making chicken tacos.IMG_3359.jpg

PAHS Art Students Explore Their Craft

This picture is a group of PAHS Art Students at the King's Mountain Art Festival from September 3rd-5th.  Students were given an opportunity to join our Art Teacher Mr. Warshauer to meet local artists and discuss different artistic styles. IMG_3592.JPG

Congratulations PUMA Staff of the Month Dan Varela and Lou Rivera

Thank you to PAHS Maintenance Day Crew Dan Varela and Lou Rivera for being selected PUMA Staff of the Month.  Mr. Varela and Mr. Rivera are key members of our staff and are always working tirelessly.  They are responsible for getting all of our classrooms set-up and making our grounds look fantastic.  If you see them, say Congrats and Thanks.


Mr. Campana


Tourism and Hospitality Students at Skyline College


PUMA students at Skyline College on the first day of our Sanitation Course.  This is offered through our Hospitality & Tourism Management CTE pathway.  Students are working towards CSU transferable units and the course will conclude with the opportunity for students to earn a ServeSafe Food Handlers Certificate.  Student are guided through the program with PUMA instructor Mr. Warshauer and Skyline Instructor Ms. Fortkamp.

Fun Friday Arrived August 26th and our Puma Spirit was on Full Display

Students and Staff engage in an activity to redecorate our hallways.  This was a great opportunity for all to work as a team and become involved in the development of our school particularly our wellness center.  Students and staff were given the opportunity to develop a sense of ownership of our school while exploring their academic, social/emotional, and life goals.  We have an Olympic theme this year as each Guided Studies class will compete throughout the year.  Fun Fridays are designed to advance and examine the needs of our students while working as a team to become ready for college and career.  Copy of DSC_0272 - Copy.JPG
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Welcome Message from the Principal for PUMA Students & Families

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.  




Thank you.


Principal Ron Campana

Planet Fitness Donates Fitness Equipment to the PAHS Weight Room

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With the help of our physical education teacher, Ed Larios we have received equipment donated to us from Planet Fitness.  The facility looks great with a room dedicated to strength building and another room for cardio.  Thank you Mr. Larios, Plant Manager Dan Varela, Director of Facilities Linda Carlton and Planet Fitness.  


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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.


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 Tuesday September 20th!!! Stay Tuned for More Upcoming Dates

Please sign up with Mr. Dauwe at the Health Office.  

It is first come first serve.  


The Health Van will be located in the front school parking lot.
The Teen Health Van will be coming Tuesday September 20th, Tuesday October 18th, and Tuesday November 15th.  More dates will be posted later in the year.