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December 15, 2023

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PTSO 2023-24 Membership Form (No Donation Required)

What's Happening at Hillsdale

It's Friday and it's bulletin day!

First and foremost, our sincerest apologies if you tried to attend our PTSO meeting via Zoom on Monday. We were having Zoom technical difficulties--again! We look forward to seeing everyone at our January Meeting, though.

We hope that you enjoyed our "Cookie Matching" in last week's bulletin. Let us know what you thought of it by clicking this anonymous link Cookie Matching Stay tuned for next week's fun.

This past week, we have had concerts, auditions, and a dance show! Our VAPA Program was definitely in full performance mode! Guess what else we've been having a lot of--Winter Athletic Contests! Basketball, Soccer, & Wrestling to name a few. There have been local tournaments, too. Check this week's line-up in the bulletin and come out to cheer on a Knights Team!

The Freshmen and Sophomores co-hosted a movie night on Wednesday, complete with pizza, cocoa, and candy for sale! The Juniors had a Hot Cocoa Study Hall yesterday from 7th period until 4:30. Seniors are having candy canes during advisory today! It's looking like all classes are getting ready for finals next week!!

The Freshmen and Sophomores are kicking off next week with a candy sale at brunch. See flyer for details.

'Tis the season for giving...what better way to give than to give directly to your Hillsdale Community! The Peace Pantry, Community Closet, and Community Garden are having their annual funding drive right now. They are trying to raise $80,000 so they can maintain the current level of support they give to our community in the coming year. Your donations can be monthly or as a lump sum. ANY donation is tax deductible and you are also standing with other donors to support vulnerable families in our HHS Community. Click here to give--- HHS Community Support or scroll down the bulletin for more information.

If you can't give monetarily, then maybe you can give the gift of time. We would love to have you help with Junior Mock Interviews. Click here for shifts Mock Interviews and scroll down for more details. We are also looking for an ETA Job Placement Volunteer (flyer is in this bulletin). Can't do anything at all right now?? Show your support by thanking a teacher/staff member for all that they do.

PTSO in partnership with Leadership will be thanking the HHS Staff and Faculty next Monday by hosting a Cookie, Cocoa, and Coffee event. Thanks so much to all who have donated treats. If you'd like to be included on our hospitality mailing list, you can click the PTSO Membership link (no money required--but it is appreciated) or email us with your name, your child's name and grade and we will add you to the mailing list.

Please remember that all who submit/write for this bulletin appreciate you and the time you take to read the weekly information. Your participation truly matters!  

Thanks and have a great week!

Holly and Jen

HHS PTSO Co-Presidents

4th Annual Hillsdale High School Holiday Giving Campaign

Hillsdale High School Stands Together to Support

Vulnerable Families in our Community

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to help us continue to serve families in need through our Peace Pantry, Community Closet and Community Garden:


  • For $50 a month you can support a Hillsdale family with groceries and essential items from Mi Rancho Market every other week. 
  • A pledge of $600 will support a family for the next twelve months.
  • A donation of any amount will directly support a Hillsdale family experiencing food insecurity.

We Need Your Help!

Can you help us make a bigger impact in 2024?

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our Holiday Giving Campaign (runs December 1st -31st) so we can continue to offer support through our Hillsdale Peace Pantry, Community Closet and Community Garden. 

Tax-deductible donations can be made through the Hillsdale Foundation, a 501c3. If your employer does matching gifts, you can double your impact.

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members, a heart of grace, and a soul generated by love.” Coretta Scott King

HHS Athletic Contests Calendar

Come Support our teams! GO FIGHTING KNIGHTS

GoFan Ticket Link

Family Pass Link

Finals Schedule for Week of December 18th

Next Week is Finals Week. Please see the complete bell schedule here. (Flyer Link)

Hillsdale Effect's Annual Holiday Alternative Gifting

The Hillsdale Effect is accepting orders now through December 17th. Order online at bit.ly/2023holidaycards.

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]

HHS Yearbook Senior Ads

Create that Special Memory for your Graduating Senior!

Yearbook Senior Ads are available from Friesens.com. Prices go up December 31st. You can purchase ads next semester, but space is limited, so purchase soon! See the flyer for ideas from last year. Buy your ad using the link: https://ybstore.friesens.com/768274

Already purchased a Senior Ad? Make sure you upload your photos and submit your written message using this HHS Senior Ads Form by Dec 31, 2023: https://forms.gle/9wA3igpZZzhhX6Qt7

Questions? Please email: [email protected]

Yearbooks can still be purchased at: https://ybstore.friesns.com/768274

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

Get early-bird pricing for Senior Ads before December 31, 2023. 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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