In order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning, we are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in your students’ lives. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy.
Please use the following link to access the 10 minute survey:
New Temporary Business and Student Services Offices in October
The SMUHSD is saying “farewell” to its antiquated, over crowded facility and trailers, and saying “hello” to a state-of-the-art District Office scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. To make room for construction, Business Services and Student Services will be located in a temporary facility at 839 Hinckley in Burlingame starting in October. Business Services will relocate on October 7th. Student Services, including Special Education, will relocate October 22nd. See the flyer with complete details.
Students may begin submitting their Athletic Packets for the 2016-2017 school year! Any student interested in participating in an athletic program at Mills will need to have a new athletic packet on file with the Health Office. All documents must be on file BEFORE the student begins to participate - that includes summer conditioning as well. Please click here to print and complete ALL of the athletic forms. Students will also need to have a current physical on file to participate. Physicals expire after one year. Please plan accordingly! Students and/or parents may bring completed Athletic Packets to the Health Office during regular school hours. Thank you!
Discounted SamTrans month passes are available at the Health Office for $22! High School student that are on the Free/Reduced Lunch Program qualify for month passes on SamTrans. Please see Lori Durham in the Health Office for more information.
School Board Liaison
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 email@example.com.
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."
HOME OF THE VIKINGS!
Mills Vikiing Iron Chef 2017
Seven teams competed in the sixth annual Iron Chef in Stadium Room 214 on Tuesday, March 14th. Teams competed during a frantic 60 minutes, each creating one entree and a dessert. Three guest judges, observed,tasted and tallied to select the Mills Iron Chef 2017. The secret ingredients were revealed that reflected our five taste buds and the secret protein was Atlantic fresh salmon. Chefs were buzzing around the kitchen, camera crews were filming and reporters interviewing, and in the midst of this all, teachers and students worked collaboratively to present beautiful entrees and desserts reflecting the secret ingredients. The 2017 winning team for the bragging rites and trophy is:
Turn Down For Wok team of Mr. Wang, Tiffany Liang, Priscilla Kwong, Maryam Hassen. The entree prepared: Pan-seared salmon with vinegar potato chip crust, topped with cherry tomato and lemon zest gremolata, roasted radicchio, asparagus and soprassata salad with a lemon buttermilk vinegarette, brown butter-roasted fingerling potatoes with fresh dill. The winning dessert: Hawaiian bread pudding with white chocolate creme and lemon zest whipped cream. WOW!!
Congratulations to all the participants that challenged their culinary skills to showcase culinary innovations. Many thanks to the GATE Parent Group for sponsoring this event. .
If you are interested in helping as a peer tutor at Mills High School this Spring 2017 or Fall 2017, please complete the following application. We need peer tutors who are friendly, responsible, good communicators, and possess a strong academic record (ideally 3.0 GPA or higher). Most importantly, we are seeking students with a genuine desire to help others. Please note that paid positions are open to juniors & seniors only. For questions, please contact Emily Baize via Schoolloop or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to our National Hispanic Scholars
Mills is proud to announce two seniors who were named as National Hispanic Scholars through the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program. Every year, the NHRP recognizes about 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the test.
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 ...more
Boys and Girls State
What is Boys State? American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. A participatory program in which ...more
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!
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 www.CoveredCA.com 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 www.smuhsd.org/studenthealth.
San Mateo Credit Union (SMCU) was established in 1952 to serve the San Mateo County community. In keeping with our commitment to assist our area’s young people with college expenses, the SMCU Educational Scholarship was created.
SMCU is offering TWO scholarships ($2,500 each)
1. Scholarships are available to 2017 graduating high school seniors. 2016 high school graduates enrolling in a college/ technical school for the first time are also eligible to apply.
2. Applicants must have already applied to a college or technical school for the fall of 2017, semester/quarter. Verification of acceptance must be provided to the Credit Union.
3. Applicant must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above, and must submit a high school transcript (obtained from school counselor) and SAT/ACT scores (if applicable). Additional consideration will be given to students based on academic standing, community service and school involvement.
4. Applicant must provide a typed, 500-word minimum essay describing their relationship with money.
5. There is no restriction regarding the applicant’s county of residence.
6. Immediate family members of SMCU employees or board members are not eligible.
PFLAG San Jose/Peninsula Scholarships - 2017 - Deadline March 31
Each year our chapter offers scholarships to high school seniors who reside in or attend high school in Santa Clara or San Mateo County. We award the scholarships to individuals of any gender identity or sexual orientation whose history, activities, and personal plans demonstrate support for justice and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons. This year we will award up to eight $3,000 scholarships to students who will attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or business/technical school in the fall of 2017.