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January 5, 2024

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What's Happening at Hillsdale

Knights Families,

Happy 2024!! We hope that you've enjoyed the holiday season. We wanted to make sure to get this week's information to you, so you can start the week knowing what's up and coming.

We start the Spring Semester when we return. Please note that Monday, January 8 is a Professional Development Day for teachers/staff, so there is no school for students. PTSO will be providing lunch for the teachers/staff from Bizza (located on 25th Ave, close to the Event Center) Pictures will be shared in next week's bulletin. For those interested in donating food items to our January or February Teacher/Staff Hospitality events, click here. Hospitality

We will be welcoming students back to school on Tuesday with an odd block schedule. If your student's schedule may have changed (they aren't taking the same classes they were in the fall), they can find directions about how to access the new schedule here Spring Schedule

Monday, we are having our monthly PTSO General Meeting! All are invited to attend. We will be meeting in person, in the library, but you are also welcome to join the meeting via Zoom (glitches all fixed) Note: the Zoom link that was previously shared has been changed, the attached flyer has the current link) For those who have never attended a meeting, 2024 is a great time to start. Here is a brief general meeting overview: We will hear updates from the administration, leadership/activities, the foundation and other boosters, plus PTSO gives updates on events/activities. You are welcome to ask questions, volunteer, or maybe just sit, listen, and observe! We would love to have you stop in!

There is also an Athletics Booster Meeting--Monday at 7:00pm via Zoom only. Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/6745223790#success Passcode: xbWV2W

Wednesday, January 10, there is a College Financial Aid Webinar being hosted by the district. Click here for links/information Financial Aid Webinar -or- En Español

This week is the final call for Senior Portraits--Jan 11-12 Senior Portrait Info Click the link for information and times. This is FREE (with options to purchase) for each Senior so they can have pictures in the yearbook. 

We are still in Winter Sports Season, but before we know it, Spring Sports will be here--tryouts and clearance information can be accessed through this link. Spring Sports Info Speaking of Winter Sports, we have a Basketball Quad on Friday, January 12. For those unfamiliar with what a quad is---it is a basketball evening where JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys all play at home, one after. (Note: the freshmen play on Thursday)

On behalf of the Peace Pantry/Community Garden and Community Closet team, as well as those who receive support from the Peace Pantry, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude. If you're doing closet clean outs during break, the Community Closet is looking for clothing donations, especially jackets & warmer clothing.

Enjoy the weekend and we look forward to welcoming everyone back on Tuesday!

Holly and Jen

HHS PTSO Co-Presidents

Schedule for Week of January 8, 2024

The first day back at school is Tuesday, January 9, 2024 with an ODD block schedule. Please see the complete bell schedule here.

HHS Athletic Contests Calendar

Come Support our teams! GO FIGHTING KNIGHTS

GoFan Ticket Link

Family Pass Link

Athletic Booster Meeting

Athletic Booster Meeting on Monday, January 8 @ 7:00 PM will be via ZOOM ONLY!

Please join us:

Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/6745223790#success

Passcode: xbWV2W

Clue Onstage: Crew Applications

Hillsdale Drama is now accepting Crew applications for the spring comedy Clue Onstage running March 21-24. No experience necessary. Applications due January 12, rehearsals begin January 23. Contact: [email protected]

APPLY HERE: https://forms.gle/8cHrrVCxMeFBR26v5

Junior Mock Interviews - Volunteers Needed to Conduct Interviews!

During 11th grade advisory, every student will write a professional resume and participate in a 30-minute mock interview. This long-standing project is a great way to support students as they prepare for the world after high school. We need your help to make the experience authentic!

Interviews will be on February 27, 28 and 29 (Tues/Wed/Th) and will be both in person and via Zoom. Friends, family and community members are welcome to participate.

Sign up for a shift(s) at https://bit.ly/HHSMockInterviews2024.

Questions? Contact Hillsdale teacher Rachel Mariucci at [email protected]

Warriors Game ~ Spirit Squad Fundraiser

Support the Cheer team - Gather your family and friends and join Hillsdale High School Nights at Chase Center as your Golden State Warriors take on the Utah Jazz on Sunday, April 14 @ 12:30pm! Last day to buy tickets is February 23, 2024.

See Flyer for details...

For Seniors...

Senior Information link

Forms for Senior Day and Senior Knight (Due March 1)

Senior Ads for the HHS Yearbook

Use https://ybstore.friesens.com/768274 or the QR code. (Flyer Link)

Seniors - Grad kNight Tickets Still Available

Limited # of tickets still available for Grad kNight! Thank you to those who have completed their forms and turned in their payment for Grad kNight. If you are still interested, we have a limited number of tickets still left, on a first come, first served basis. Once the buses are full, we will NOT be able to accommodate more students. (Flyer Link)

Full and/or partial scholarships will be available, simply indicate your interest/need on the Google form: https://bit.ly/GradKnight2024.

Senior Quote for Yearbook

It is time to submit your Senior Quote that will be printed under your portrait photo in The Shield 2024 Yearbook.

Fill out this form to share what you want people to remember about you. Due January 19, 2024

News from the College and Career Center

College and Career Counseling link


December College & Career Newsletter


Greetings, and happy December!

Here is the latest College & Career Newsletter, in English and Spanish

Highlights of this Senior Newsletter:


  • SMCCD and CSU updates, including 11 CSUs that have extended deadlines!
  • 10+ new scholarships
  • Campus Pride Index
  • Spotlight on Skyline College’s programming
  • Supporting friends who applied to college Early Decision or Early Action.
  • and more!

As always, contact me if you have any questions or concerns. If you have been living with a 12th grade who just turned in their CSU or UC applications--- congratulations! : )

We'll be celebrating ALL students who have submitted ANY application of ANY kind (2 year college, 4 year college, job application, driver's license, ....!) on Tuesday during brunch. Let's celebrate the attempts.


Laura Burtness, [email protected]

College, Career, and Financial Aid Advisor

650 558 2613

Volunteer Opportunities for Teens!

Check this site for virtual volunteer opportunities https://teensvolunteer.org/

The inclusion of an opportunity in this document is not an endorsement or recommendation by SMUHSD.
Important District Updates
Updates from SMUHSD

For the latest updates, please click here.
Ways to Support Hillsdale
Support Hillsdale by becoming a Basementeer! 

Sports Basement is spinning the traditional “loyalty” program into a win-win for their loyal customers and our community. Basementeer’s receive 10% and give 10%:
  • 10% off every item every day
  • 10% of profits back to Hillsdale High School
  • Please watch this one minute video to get the idea
On your next visit to Sports Basement, register as a Basementeer and select Hillsdale High School as your beneficiary! Better yet, register online and the $25 fee is waived!  
Please visit Sports Basement – they have stores throughout the Bay Area including Redwood City and San Francisco) or visit them online at https://shop.sportsbasement.com/

Thank You to Our Hillsdale High School Foundation Business/Corporate Sponsors!

Learn How to Become a Business/Corporate Sponsor

We encourage you to support these businesses that have generously donated to HHS.

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