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eScrip is simple to use, very secure and doesn't cost you anything to support your school. Simply create an account at escrip.com, register your credit cards AND debit cards and choose Hillsdale High School Foundation (Group # 500024524) for your donations.
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The GATE Parents Group has partnered with Mindful Schools to sponsor and bring their online courses, to SMUHSD for all parents, teachers and staff, free! - to you for the next year.  To learn more about mindfulness, the courses and how to sign up look here. 


Looking for more patience and less stress?  Summer is here and it might be a great time to learn a new skill MINDFULNESS.  Mindfulness is a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and environment.  Research finds that mindfulness decreases stress and anxiety, increases attention, improves interpersonal relationships, fosters compassion and strengthens emotional regulation.

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Hillsdale High Recognized as "School of Opportunity"

Hillsdale High School in San Mateo is one of only 20 schools from across the country to receive recognition as a "School of Opportunity," a coveted national designation honoring excellent public high schools that engage in practices that build on students' strengths and create supported learning opportunities for all students.

The National Education Policy Center (NEPC), based at the University of Colorado Boulder, sponsors the Schools of Opportunity project, which identifies excellent public high schools that actively strive to close opportunity gaps - the differences in opportunities and resources that drive the well-known achievement gaps.

For more information about the Schools of Opportunity project, including descriptions of all recognized schools, click here.

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8th Grade Shadowing Dates for 2016


CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR HHS SHADOW DAYS NOW!!!  Spots are limited, so be sure to apply today.  Please go to our Prospective Students’ Page for more information about our Shadow Day Program and more.  Here are the Shadow Dates for 2016:


·  Tuesday, October 25 (Priority for SMFC Schools)(WAITLIST ONLY) 

·  Friday, October 28 (Priority for SMFC Schools)(WAITLIST ONLY) 

·  Monday, October 31 (Priority for SMFC Schools)(WAITLIST ONLY) 

A Knight for the Cure!!!


A flag football fundraiser for breast cancer (formerly known as Powderpuff) will be on October 22nd at 7 PM on the HHS football field.  There will be a "Wall of Hope" display, dedicated to those affected by breast cancer- both survivors and those who have passed away. If you would like to honor a loved one on this wall, please submit a photo, along with their name. If you’d like, include a small biography, description, or inspirational story in 100 words or less. The photo should be printed no smaller than 5x7 inches and no larger than 8x10 inches. The photo will not be returned, so make a copy if necessary. Submit photo and optional description to Hillsdale’s main office by no later than October 6th at 3:30 PM.

Congratulations to the Hillsdale Semifinalists for National Merit Sholarship


Thirty of the top scholars in the San Mateo Union High School District's Class of 2017 have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. The monetary awards, to be announced through the spring and summer of next year, are regarded as being among the most prestigious available to U.S. high school seniors. Here are the District's semifinalists:


Karinna Chong, Hannah Doyle, Juliet Lee, Sabrina Lin, Michael Vande Voorde



Purchase the 2017 Yearbook Online today to receive the lowest price of the year

Families will pay $75 through 8/31/16.  Please use the link and the 'job number' below. 


Job #12309

Hillsdale Leadership Page!! 

Check our calendar here


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"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."

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. 

Click here to access the SMUHSD Title IX Policy.  

2015-2016 Hillsdale High School athletic information as it relates to SB 1349 can be accessed here