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BHS Music Department Holiday Schedule

Get into the holiday spirit with music:


Wed, Nov 30 - Winter Jazz Concert, 7pm, BHS Theater

Toe-tapping jazz by the BHS Jazz Band and Jazz ensembles to get into the holiday groove! Tickets at the door $10/adult and $5/students. Middle School students and younger are free with an adult -- bring your student ID.


Fri, Dec 2 -- Burlingame Holiday Parade, 6pm, Burlingame Avenue

The BHS Marching Band and the Cheer Team will lead the festivities down the Ave'!


Wed, Dec 7 - Winter Band Concert, 7pm, BHS Theater

Savor live symphonic music featuring our BHS Concert Band and Wind Ensemble students. Tickets at the door $10/adult and $5/students. Middle School students and younger are free with an adult -- bring your student ID.


Thur, Dec 8 -- Ho Ho Ho!  Merry Mozart! - 7pm, San Mateo Performing Arts Center

The choirs of BHS and SMHS present a Winter Concert including seasonal-inspired songs and other choral selections from classical composers, such as Mozart and Haydn.  The finale will feature the mass choir singing "The Hallelujah Chorus!" Don't miss this great celebration of the season! Tickets at the door $10 General/$5 Student.  

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Mozart!


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BHS Winter Formal 2017


Hi Panthers!

The Senior Class Cabinet is proud to announce this year’s winter formal “Journey Through the Sky.”

This year’s dance will be held at the CSM Bayview Dining Room (2nd Floor of College Center, Building 10 East Perimeter Road, San Mateo, CA) on Saturday January 14th, 2017.  The dance will start at 8:00 p.m., doors will close at 9:00 p.m., doors will reopen at 10:30 p.m., and the dance will conclude at 11:00 p.m.

Ticket Sales

Thursday December 15th at lunch- $30 w/ PAL, $35 w/out PAL

Friday December 16th 3:15-4:00- $30 w/ PAL, $35 w/out PAL

Tuesday December 20th at lunch- $35 w/ PAL, $40 w/out PAL

Wednesday December 21st starting at 12:45- $35 w/ PAL, $40 w/out PAL

Cannot wait to see you there!

-Your Senior Class Cabinet

LCAP Parent Advisory Meeting Dates

BHS is looking for 5-10 parents interested in participating in on a SMUHSD LCAP advisory committee. Please see the attached flier for details.

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BHS leads the district in state and national rankings

San Mateo Union Schools Again Rank High in State, U.S.

The schools of the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) regarded as some of the best high schools in the state and country by US News and World Report and the Washington Post.


San Mateo, Calif. – Schools of the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) have again been ranked among the most outstanding public high schools in the U.S. in 2016. Two media rating systems that regularly analyze the top public secondary schools in the nation using their own specialized calculations – one is produced by U.S. News and World Report and the other by the Washington Post – provided the results.


In the former listing by U.S. News and World Report, Burlingame High School secured a California ranking of No.80 and a national rating of No.490; Mills High School was ranked No.152 in the state and No.946 nationally.


In the latter analysis by the Washington Post, dubbed “America’s Most Challenging Schools,” five of the District’s schools received notice of laudable academic achievement. In order of national ranking, they were: Burlingame High School, No.622; Aragon High School, No.686; San Mateo High School, No.712; Mills High School, No. 904; Hillsdale High School, No.1,438. Burlingame, Aragon and San Mateo were the highest-rated public high schools in San Mateo County, according to the Washington Post.


"Ranking schools is, at best, an inexact science,” explains Superintendent Skelly.  “That said, I believe our schools are outstanding by virtually every measure.  I am proud to be part of a school system that puts a high priority on student success and distinctive opportunities for students to thrive and grow."


According to US News and World Report online, the publication’s rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Rankings were based on schools’ performance on state assessments, their graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college.


The Washington Post issued rankings on just over 2,300 of the best U.S. public and private high schools. According to its website, the Post determined rankings by a host of factors including: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school, percentage of students eligible for government meal subsidies — a common benchmark for poverty — and each school’s average scores on the SAT, a common college entrance exam. The rankings prioritize college test participation over test scores, which the Post notes largely reflect parental income.


To learn more, call Sheri Costa-Batis, Communications Manager, at 650-558-2202.



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Suspension of CAHSEE graduation requirement

On October 7, 2015, Governor Brown signed SB 172 suspending the administration of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).

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