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May 19, 2023

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Knights Families,

As we get closer to the end of the schoolyear--and next week IS the end of the schoolyear, we need to remember that we would never have gotten to where we are without the wonderful teachers and staff at Hillsdale. Wednesday, we had our monthly teacher appreciation with treats and goodies for them. Thanks to all who donated and contributed to the treats for the day. This Monday, the PTSO will be providing lunch to our faculty and staff as a kick-off to the final week of the 2022-2023 schoolyear. We truly can't thank them enough for all that they do!

This week, we had our Sports and Senior Awards Knights. Congrats to all that were recognized and awarded. Thank you to James Madison and Laura Burtness for organizing these evenings for our students to be honored. Through your support of the PTSO, we were able to provide treats for Senior Awards Knight.

Yesterday, we celebrated our Latinx graduates with a ceremony that was organized by the Latinos Unidos Organization. Felicidades Classe de 2023! Next Thursday morning there will be graduation rehearsal, then in the evening, we will have graduation for Hillsdale's Class of 2023. If you are a senior parent, you and your student should have received instructions regarding rehearsal, graduation, and tickets. 

Today, we have our final spirit rally of the year, and it is always bittersweet. For the seniors, it's another "last" for them, but as the saying goes..."we save the best for last" so we know it will be amazing!!

Tonight, we have part 2 of our Spring Concert series and our Dance Final Showcase. It is one last opportunity to see our amazing performing arts this schoolyear--come on out to support!

Next week is finals week! A detailed schedule was sent out in the weekly administrative memo. You can also check the Hillsdale Website for details and times.

Senior families--graduation is creeping upon us, so savor every moment. Freshmen-Junior families, it will be your turn before you know it! (and the class of 2027 is getting ready to be the new kids on campus)

Until next week...

Jen and Holly

HHS PTSO Co-Presidents

Bell Schedule for May 22-25

Please see the Bell schedule for this week below - there is No School Friday.

Please see this link for Spring Semester Finals schedule and this link for the complete bell schedule..

Good luck to all the students in their Finals and have a Happy Summer!

Attention Seniors!

Graduation is May 25th! All information regarding the graduation ceremony can be found here.

Congrats to the Class of 2023!

Hillsdale's Spring Concert Series

Concert Band, Wind Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble: Friday, May 19th @ 7PM in the HHS Auditorium

Tickets available: www.hillsdalemusic.blogspot.com

$10/Adults - $5/Seniors - Students Free

Hillsdale Peace Pantry/

Community Garden

Hillsdale Community,

On May 24 @ 5:00pm in our Hillsdale Community Garden, we will celebrate the three year anniversary of our Hillsdale Peace Pantry and we will recognize the dedicated volunteers who continue to show up and give their time to ensure that all Hillsdale families have access to a basic human need. . .food. If you would like to come by on May 24 for our BBQ or want to reconnect with these volunteer efforts please RSVP to bstevenson@smuhsd.org by May 21. Everyone is welcome. 

Summer Peace Pantry Volunteer Opportunities 

This summer we will continue to operate our Peace Pantry Emergency Food Drive Thru every Friday and we will depend on volunteers to step up as some of our core group of volunteers start to take summer vacation. If you would like to sign up for a volunteer shift, please sign up for a Friday in May/June/July. We are open every Friday except June 30. 

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News from the College and Career Center

College and Career Counseling link


College & Career Newsletter

Latest College & Career newsletter - Direct URL here.

Did you miss one of the Workshops?? Find links to the recordings here


  • Latest and upcoming, including UC PIQ essay workshop in May & all the recordings from Advisory
  • Next steps for looking into colleges…the search and organization!
  • College presentations in May
  • CSM’s Connect to College Program on May 4 for all families!

Laura Burtness, Hillsdale's College & Career Advisor, LBurtness@smuhsd.org

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.

SMUHSD Career Opportunities for 2022-23

There are new jobs, virtual career information programs and volunteer opportunities for students listed in our SMUHSD Career Opportunities slide deck. This slide deck is updated frequently, so you might want to bookmark the link as the deck is frequently updated.

If you have questions about any of these opportunities, please contact Laura Burtness, Hillsdale's College & Career Advisor, LBurtness@smuhsd.org

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

Knight Level $5,000

Armor Level $2,500
Shield Level $1,250
Sword Level $850
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