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August 25, 2023

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What's Happening at Hillsdale

Knights Families,

We are pleased to announce that we are fast approaching our pre-covid membership numbers!! Thanks to all who have signed up--no obligation when signing up...we just want to be able to reach as much of our HHS community as possible. We are not picky--we take support of any type.---just signing up on the Google doc is support! You can also support by gifting items, your time, or monetary donations. We appreciate it all. PTSO Member Info Form

Before you know it the germs will be back-to-school, too. Yuck! We are in need of kleenex, clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, and AA batteries schoolwide. If you are able to donate, please contact us hhsknightsPTSOpresident@gmail.com and we can give you further instructions. Thanks for helping us keep germs out of the classroom!

Our Parent/Family Booster groups have started up for the year...we had our first meeting last week. Check the calendar for our other booster meetings---athletics, dance, music, drama, and of course The HHS Foundation. The Foundation is doing their beginning of the year drive right now-- Foundation Drive & Corporate Matching Opportunity These donations directly help our students with smaller class sizes, our amazing house and advisory system, and tech upgrades--to name a few. Every little bit counts!!

Our fall sports are also starting up and on any given night, we can have any number of teams competing. Last night, it was volleyball and waterpolo. This afternoon and tonight, the JV and Varsity football teams will be playing in Livermore. If you haven't watched our Knights teams in action--you should! See below for the sporting events for this coming week.

Next week is our Week of Welcome! We wrap up this amazing week with our first rally of the year. It is always a treat to see the performances and fun spirit activities that happen.

Make sure to scroll through this entire bulletin to see more of the exciting happenings in and around our campus...the HHS Marketplace is back at the end of September. See how to become a vendor and other ways you can support this Senior Class Fundraising event!

Until next week...

Jen and Holly

HHS PTSO Co-Presidents

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Happy Birthday, SLCs!

We’re thrilled to celebrate a remarkable milestone - our beloved house system is turning 20 this year! To commemorate, all students will receive a fun token during back-to-school-night in September.

Hillsdale teachers and staff take great pride in nurturing our students through Small Learning Communities. The HHS Foundation was established with the sole purpose of supporting the Houses by bridging the gap between what the district pays and the resources required by our school.

Thus far, the Foundation has covered millions of dollars of costs, and this year our goal is to raise $600,000. While the suggested contribution is $750 per student, we’re truly grateful for any amount you can contribute. Let’s come together to continue to make a difference in the lives of our students.

Please show your support: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/HillsdaleFoundation/default/index.php

¡Feliz cumpleaños, SLC!

La Fundación de Hillsdale les da la bienvenida al comienzo del Estamos encantados de celebrar un hito extraordinario: ¡nuestro querido sistema de casas cumple 20 años este año! Para conmemorar, todos los estudiantes recibirán un divertido obsequio durante la noche de regreso a clases en septiembre.

Los maestros y el personal de Hillsdale se enorgullecen de educar a nuestros estudiantes a través de Pequeñas Comunidades de Aprendizaje. La Fundación HHS fue establecida con el único propósito de apoyar a las Casas cerrando la brecha entre lo que paga el distrito y los recursos que requiere nuestra escuela.

Hasta ahora, la Fundación ha cubierto millones de dólares de costos, y este año nuestro objetivo es recaudar $600,000. Aunque la contribución sugerida es de $750 por estudiante, estamos realmente agradecidos por cualquier cantidad que puedas aportar. Unámonos para seguir haciendo la diferencia en las vidas de nuestros estudiantes.

Para mostrar su apoyo, por favor visite: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/HillsdaleFoundation/default/index.php

HHS Athletic Contests Calendar

Come out and support HHS Athletes and their teams - Home contests are in Blue. GO KNIGHTS!!!

HHS College and Career Center

The HHS College & Career Center supports all students with their post-high school plans, whether they be career, college, military or other destinations.  We also support students and families learn about the cost of those choices.

But we do more than that…. Work permits, job placement, resume support, college application support, summer programs, volunteer opportunities, and more!

Subscribe to our Instagram to learn more about what we offer.  (This social media is appropriate for all grade levels, both students and their grown ups.) @hhscollegeandcareercenter

Seniors! Save the Date for

Grad Knight @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

For the 4th year in a row, Grad Knight will be held at the Boardwalk on Thursday, May 30th, following the graduation ceremony. Early bird pricing of $175/student will be available on or before Friday, 10/13. Price includes a ticket to an exclusive area of the Boardwalk just for Hillsdale's Class of 2024 and transportation to and from the event. This is a parent-organized and chaperoned event and not sponsored by Hillsdale High School. Stay tuned for more info!

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Concession Volunteers Wanted

Help us kick off another delicious season serving up good eats to hungry crowds. Home opener is next Friday, September 1st. Suggested sports team nights are noted for each game, but feel free to join us when it works with your schedule best.

We have a great time at the grill and in the trailer. Bonus: volunteers get free entry into the game and a free meal!


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Music Boosters August Meeting

Please join us for our 1st Music Booster meeting of the year on Wednesday, August 30th @ 7PM in Choir Room 501. Find out about all the musical events happening this year!

HHS Drama Presents: Shrek The Musical

Link: https://linktr.ee/hillsdaledrama

HHS: The Marketplace

Come support the Class of 2024 at The Marketplace, Sunday, September 24th @ 11am in the HHS 31st parking lot.

Know a small business that might be interested in renting a booth? Contact Andrea Celentano Savage (chefai@hotmail.com) or Rosemarie Pozzobon (rosemariepozzobon@gmail.com) for additional details.

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The Shield 2024 Yearbook Pre-sales 

We have chosen a new publishing company that has better printing and better pricing for our 2024 yearbooks. The deadline schedule for the yearbook students also make production more smooth. 

Buy now!

$80 Early Bird Pricing ends October 1, 2023

Deals on personalization and icons included.


Preventa del anuario The Shield 2024 Hemos elegido una nueva editorial que tiene mejor impresión y mejores precios para nuestros anuarios de 2024. El calendario de fechas límite para los estudiantes del anuario también facilita la producción. 

¡Comprar ahora! El precio de reserva anticipada de $80 finaliza el 1 de octubre de 2023 Ofertas en personalización e íconos incluidos.

Chipotle: Girls Water Polo Fundraiser

Order dinner from Chipotle (near Whole Foods) on Tuesday, October 3 and 30% of your total bill will be donated to the Girls Water Polo team. Thanks for your support!

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Hillsdale Peace Pantry/

Community Garden

Hillsdale Community Closet

The Hillsdale Community Closet will be open each Friday in August to offer clothing and essential items to Hillsdale students and their families. We need adult volunteers for Fridays in August who can simply open and close the Community Closet morning hours (7:30am-10am) OR the afternoon hours (3:30pm-6:00pm). If you would like to volunteer at our Community Closet (Alameda Parking Lot) on a Friday in August please sign up here. *Please follow us on Instagram @hhs_community_closet

Hillsdale Community Peace Pantry

Our Emergency Food Drive Thru supports 130 Hillsdale families experiencing food insecurity. Every Friday a family receives a week's worth of groceries, cultural food staples from Mi Rancho (2x month) and essential items. We are open every Friday from 7:30am-9:00am in the Alameda parking lot. We need August volunteers to work the drive thru OR deliver groceries to 2-3 families who do not have transportation. If you would like to volunteer in August, please sign up here.

Hillsdale Community Garden

Our Hillsdale Community Garden provides organic fruits and vegetables to Hillsdale families enrolled in our Peace Pantry. Primary volunteer opportunities are Thursday harvest support from 4:00pm-5:00pm and Friday morning projects from 8:00am-11:30am. We also have flexible volunteer times to help with watering, pruning or special projects. Our amazing HHS Community Garden Directors Daniel and Yvonne indicate we will have an amazing harvest this year of fruits and vegetables so we definitely need a lot of help every Thursday afternoon for distribution Friday mornings at our Emergency Food Drive Thru. Please follow us on IG at @hhs_community_garden for updates. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Brett Stevenson at bstevenson@smuhsd.org. We have a WhatsApp group where we publish our weekly tasks in the garden.

Hillsdale Stands Together!

News from the College and Career Center

College and Career Counseling link


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

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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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