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Friday, September 4th

Minimum Day Bell Schedule

Period 1 8:00-8:31

Period 2 8:37-9:08

Period 3: 9:14-9:45

Brunch   9:45-10:00

Period 4 10:00-10:34

Period 5 10:40- 11:11

Period 6 11:17-11:48

Period 7 11:54-12:25

Mills High School named in Newsweek’s top 500 list

Mills High School has been recognized among the best in the nation, according to a national publication. Newsweek magazine, which annually ranks the high schools in the United States, named Mills high schools in its top 500 high schools for 2015. Read more about this in The Daily Journal.


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8th Grade Shadowing

Mills shadowing program is designed for all 8th grade students who are interested in attending Mills High School. This year, shadowing will take place on the following dates: 

Thursday, October 1st

Thursday, October 8th

Monday, October 19th

Thursday, October 29th


To sign up for shadowing, please click here!

Fall College Tour

Save the Date! On October 2-3, 2015, Mills will sponsor a college tour to Cal Poly Pomona, UC Riverside, and University of Southern California. On Friday evening, we also plan to stop by Knotts Berry Farm Amusement Park for some Halloween fun! Sign-ups will start in August. For more info, contact Ms. Alberta or Mrs. Mack.

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On Saturday, August 15th, the Latina Mentor Porgram's ballet folklorico dancers performed for the "Burlingame on the Avenue".  We invited three alumni to join us, Ariz and Crystal (Class of 2014) and Anna (Class of 2015) along with our LMP dancers.  We performed nine dances for the community on a stage on Burlingame Avenue sharing our cultural through dance. We were welcomed with smiles and applauds from the audience.  In the picture, right to left, Jahaira, Ariz, Anna, Caroleen, Crystal, Ali, Renee and Iliana)

Sparking Creativity: Imagining Tomorrow’s Schools

Friday, September 25th7:00-9:00pm at Stanford University

Challenge Success invites you to our biggest parent education event of the year. This year’s keynote speaker will be Tony Wagner, author and Expert in Residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab.  He will be joined by Challenge Success Co-Founders, Dr. Denise Pope and Dr. Madeline Levine, for an interactive discussion on fostering creativity in schools and at home. Event registration:

New Book - Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids

Challenge Success’s new book provides the research-based tools needed to begin making immediate changes at your school, in your community, and at home that will benefit all kids. Consider purchasing a copy for your school’s library, school board members, and faculty members through Amazon. Preview select chapters of the book with video clips narrated by Co-Founder and Co-Author, Denise Pope.   

Challenge Success Parent Education Offerings, 2015-2016

Challenge Success offers a variety of live and online parent education presentations.  Please see the attached flyer detailing these offerings and contact us if you are interested in bringing a parent education presentation to your school.


The Student Nutrition Services Department has a new, easy-to-navigate web site that is comprehensive, focused on nutrition and fitness, and includes nutrition-specific educational lesson plans, videos, calculators and tools. Check out the new nutrition web site!

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For paper order form, click here.



Apply for Covered California Affordable Health Insurance

We want our students and their families to be happy and healthy. Critical to health is having affordable and accessible health insurance. If you do not have insurance, please learn more about Covered California – a program that provides many individuals and families with affordable health insurance.  Financial assistance is available to many families if they qualify. For more information and to find free, confidential, in-person help in your area, visit and click on the green “Find Local Help” button or call 1-800-300-1506. Individuals and families may also qualify for Medi-Cal benefits. Informational flyers can be found at your high school or at



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Published: 8/20/15

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2015-2016 Mills Handbook
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Published: 7/23/15


Please use the 2015-16 Mills Course Catalog to thoughtfully plan your course selection for next year.



School Board Liaison

Linda Lees Dwyer

As your direct contact to the School Board, I am looking forward to becoming directly involved with the Mills community. Please contact me whenever you have a concern, compliment, idea, or an invitation to an event.  You can email me at 

Common Core State Standards

Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school. Since 2010, 45 states have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace. The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards. Please click on the links below for more information about the standards. You can also visit the California Department of Education website to read more about the standards and the CCSS-related activities taking place in California.


Chinese_CCSS_ELA.pdf 中文

Spanish_CCSS_ELA.pdf español