This week . . .
17 6th Grade Music Concert 12:15 to 1:15 pm. Gym
School Climate Change Initiative
As we enter our third year of this initiative, which is about changing the culture of our community to one of caring and empathy, we have seen great growth in the students of Abbott.
When I hear students talking proudly about being an upstander and preventing another student from suffering the pain and isolation of bullying, and see examples of empathy on our campus, I know that we are on the right track. (read more here)
New fencing installed
The end of our summer brought the first installment of the new security fencing that will ring the perimeter of our campus. The eight-foot high fencing is designed to keep unauthorized visitors off campus during the school week and on weekends.
Things to know!
Information and instructions for signing up for Parent-Teacher conferences is being mailed out this week. Everything is online and allows parents to sign up from the convenience of one’s home. The sign-up window opens on Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 am and closes on Friday, Nov. 15 at midnight.
New signage around the school notifies everyone that our campus is now under 24-hour camera surveillance. This is another part of our security upgrades provided by Measure L. funds. Fencing and gating will be completed in the near future.
Our Campus Climate Committee under the sponsorship of teacher Jordan Sher is rocking! As the result of almost three years of focused dedicated efforts to create and maintain a climate that support student safety and well-being, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The Vision Statement is being reflected in the way students interact and behave towards each other. Kudos to the students and teachers who are actively involved.
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December 9-13 is SPIRIT WEEK!! *click here for scheudle*
Hey Abbott Falcons--are you ready for our next Spirit Week? During the week of December 9th, you can join in fun games in the Lunch Court during lunch and creatively dress up every day to show off your school spirit. · ... Continue
WINTER HOLIDAY GRAMS!
Holiday Grams are in season! Buy holiday cards and send them to all of your friends! Here's what you do: Buy holiday grams between December 5 and December 18 , address them to your friends, and turn them in to Room 17 by Wednesday, Decem... Continue
Holiday Greenery Fundraiser *Click here for information and flyer*
Lynch Creek Farm holiday wreath, garland, and decorative greenery fundraiser to run November 4-December 11. 20% of every sale goes to our student activities program (Student Council, Leadership). Orders are sent directly to the custome... Continue
A HUGE Thank you to the volunteers for the Lunch Court Project on Nov. 10th
Hillsdale High School Drama Department presents . . .
In The Heights
Music and Lyrics by Lin Manuel-Miranda
Cost of tickets
About the show
In the Heights is directed by Allison Gamlen, with choreography by Sabrina Braccini, musical direction by Kevin Gallagher, and vocal direction by Mark Fish.
Hillsdale High School Theatre is located at 3115 Del Monte Street, San Mateo, CA 94403.
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From the Principal's Pen
How wonderful to be at a school where children are happy! This school year has really made all of us on the Abbott staff believers that a school’s climate and culture can change. We have had multiple days of students following rules and meeting expectations for behavior and academics. While we are not 100% in every area, we have certainly started the year with the most positive learning environment that I have experienced in my twelve years as Abbott’s principal. Thank you to parents who are instilling the value of education and promoting positive attitudes towards school, teachers, and fellow classmates.
Principal's essential theme . . .
for the months of November and December is “Demonstrate Mutual Respect.” Every Monday students receive practical tips broadcast via KABB on how to contribute to the safety and well-being of every person on our campus. We encourage all students to put into action the themes for each month.
Student essays . . .
Promoción de 5to Grado
11 essay phrases to outlaw!
Ask any teacher who has ever spent every single minute of a beautiful weekend grading student essays and he or she will tell you this: In the garden that is student writing, certain “weeds” pop up again and again, and yes, again. Every year, teachers work hard to eradicate these should-be-outlawed phrases, yet still they persist. So we decided to make a list of the worst offenders. We asked middle- and high-school teachers: “What are the phrases in student writing that make you cringe, wail, and gnash your teeth?” From hundreds of responses, we narrowed it down to a carefully chosen list of Outlawed Words and Phrases. (From "We Are Teachers". Download the PDF here.)