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.
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
Fresh Lifelines for Youth Supporting Our Students
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.
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.
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.
Peninsula Alternative High EMR Student Uses Knowledge to Help People in Danger
New Bus Schedule
2015 PAHS Bus Schedule
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 sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voting-California/ Follow the directions or see Mr. Campana if you have questions.
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.
https://youtu.be/sWDn8cil1eI AHORA EN ESPANOL
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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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.
Information on our Health Science and Medical Tech Academy
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