Peninsula High School

Congratulations to our September/October Staff Members of the Month!

Congratulations to Caroline Wisecarver and David Pinedo our September/October Staff Members of the Month.  Ms. Wisecarver teaches physical education, health science, Guided Studies and OSCR.  She provides energy, rigor, and leadership to our students.  Mr. Pinedo is the social science department chair and leading our seniors through a college study skills course working with Skyline College to help our students prepare for college.  The students appreciate his passion for teaching.   We appreciate their contributions to the Puma Family.  if you see them, congratulate them.


Mr. Campana


First Fun Friday of the Year is a Success with a Special Guest Appearance

For the first Fun Friday of the year, students had the opportunity to attend a music-filled, extended lunch! Students that have shown a strong commitment to their success this year, by attending regularly and arriving to class on time, earned their way to a longer lunch period spent playing basketball, chatting with friends, and listening to music on the courtyard. The afternoon also included a special guest appearance from our school mascot, Prudence (Pruddy) the Puma!



Mr. Campana

PHS Canvas Parent Observer Account Directions

Puma Parents/Guardians,


Here’s the link that includes information on directions on setting up their observer account on Canvas software.


Please click on the link to know your student's gmail account:


Feel free to contact us if you need further assistance.  Directions are available in Spanish and Chinese as well.


Mr. Campana  

Back to School Night 2017

District-Sponsored Grief and Loss Event Monday September 25th

The San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) and Kara Invite You to...

Caring Presence - Supporting our Teens In Their Grief

Monday, September 25, 2017

Registration: 6pm-6:30pm

Presentation: 6:30pm-8pm

San Mateo High School Library, 506 Delaware Street, San Mateo


This event is intended to provide SMUHSD families and our broader community with additional skills to address our teen's grief by developing a foundation of knowledge on grief, growing one's sense of compassion, and providing opportunities to reflect inward on one's own grief history. Through psycho-education, experiential exercises and group discussion, attendees will learn to: use tools that will allow them to recognize symptoms of grief, support those in grief, and gain skills to use a framework to process loss.


Interpretation will be available in Spanish and Chinese. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact Sheri at 650.558.2202 or


Mr. Campana


The College & Career Fair is Coming!!!

College & Career Fair 2017

The annual San Mateo Union High School District's College & Career Fair is here again. More than 100 vendors will speak and offer guidance to more than 1,000 students and family members who will attend this popular and informative event.



Monday, October 16, 2017

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Mills High School, 400 Murchison Dr., Millbrae

See the flyer! (Link:


Event highlights include:


•UC and CSU system Representatives and Speakers

•California Independent Colleges (AICCU)

•CSM, Skyline and Cañada Colleges and Presentation

•College Testing Information and Online Learning

•Financial Aid Information and Presentations

•Representatives from a variety of Universities throughout the Country

•Apprenticeship Programs, Trades and Special Guests


Questions may be directed to your College and Career Advisor, Mr. Nolasco.


Hope to see you on October 16th!


Mr. Nolasco

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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Black Parents Association (BPA) Information

The BPA will be meeting every other month this year, starting in October. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Meetings will be held in the library at San Mateo High School, 506 N. Delaware St., from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 2017/2018 BPA Officers are as follows until further notice: Cynthia Eagleton - Acting 2017/2018 President Medina McKinney - BPA Board President Kimya Cotton - BPA Board Vice President If you have any questions and/or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to a positive and productive school year. Warm regards, Kimya Cotton

Health Van

The Teen Health Van will be here again in 2017-18!!! It will be here October 24th, 2017. 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 August 31th, September 19th, October 24th, November 21st, and December 19th.  More dates will be posted later in the year.