San Mateo High School
Friday, February 24, 2017
CLUB/CLASS ACTIVITIES- Meetings today at lunch are:
IOS App club A157
Math Team A162
American Sign Language A204
February is Black History Month! Today, we are featuring a couple of celebrated Black Americans:
Sarah Boone (1832-1904) was an African American inventor who on April 26, 1892, obtained United States patent rights for her improvements to the ironing board. Boone's ironing board was designed to improve the quality of ironing sleeves and the bodies of women's garments. The board was very narrow, curved, and made of wood. The shape and structure allowed it to fit a sleeve and it was reversible, so one could iron both sides of the sleeve easily.
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is a retired American neurosurgeon, author, and politician who is the nominee to be the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and was a candidate in the Republican Primary election for President in 2016.
In addition to his political endeavors he was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until his retirement in 2013. As a pioneer in neurosurgery, Carson's achievements include performing the ONLY successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the back of the head, and pioneering the first successful neurosurgical procedure on a fetus inside the womb.
Quotes from famous African-Americans meant to inspire African-Americans and others to greatness….
- “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” —Thurgood Marshall, first African American U.S. Supreme Court member
- “Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” —Coretta Scott King
Health Week- Come to the quad today to celebrate the last day of Health week with Mr. Moreno’s Zumba Class.
If you’re planning to attend Cañada College next year, stop by the Career Center for help with your application Today from 12:45 – 2. A representative from Cañada College will be here to help you.
The Jennifer Nathan Travel Scholarship
If you are applying for The Jennifer Nathan Travel Scholarship, your application is due Today.
Teen Poster Contest
If you are submitting a poster for the Teen Mental Health Awareness contest. It must be submitted by Tomorrow. See http://smcl.org/teen-mental-helth-poster-contest/
Sign up for Spring Elections-
Interested in running for student council? Sign up in A001, decisions are due Monday, Feb 27th.
Mandatory Meeting for Candidates
All Candidates interested in running for student council must come to the MPR @ lunch on Monday, February 27th. Finish you election packets!
Spring Sportsmanship Meeting
Come on Monday, February 27th at 6:30pm in the Performing Arts Center. All athletes are required to attend the meeting along with a parent or guardian. Individual team meetings will be following the general meeting.
Senior Grad Night Fundraiser - Dinner Box
Come enjoy a Delicious Asian or Italian Dinner, served with Side Salad, Dessert and Water, all for a $10.00 donation. Purchase a Dinner Box on Monday, 2/27/17 from 5-8pm at the Spirit Lawn and PAC before the mandatory Spring Sports/Sportsmanship Meeting. Class of 2017 Seniors and Families thank you for your support!
The deadline to register for upcoming AP exams is this Monday. No late exceptions will be made. Make sure to get signed up by Monday, February 27th!
Students who are in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program can purchase discounted SamTrans bus tickets for the month of March. Please see Mrs. Hickey in the Health Office, A116. Estudiantes que teinen almuerzo reducido o gratis pueden compra uno tarjeta mensual a precio descontado para el bus Samtran
Attention seniors, Have you filled out your FAFSA or Dream Act? Don’t miss out on this free money for college by waiting too long to fill out your application. It is due on Thursday, March 2nd in order to qualify for Cal Grant. Stop by the Career Center if you need any help.
Sports for the Day
Varsity Boys Tennis vs Sacred Heart Cathedral @ SMHS 4:00
Wrestling Boys CCS
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Wrestling Boys CCS
For updated SMHS sports information go to www.sanmateoathletics.org