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Congratulations to our Re-Classified Students of 2016!

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HMB High School Students Excel in Teen Poetry Contest!

Half Moon Bay High School students stood out in the Half Moon Bay Library Teen Poetry Contest. Freshman, Lani Southern was awarded 1st Place with her poem, "Song to the World". Willow Gelphman, a Junior earned second place honors with "Wonderful Monsters", while Junior, Logan Jaeger was awarded third place with his piece, "We Fight".

The "Librarian's Choice Award was claimed by Senior Elyse Abramson, and Junior Samantha Aguilar and Mikey Neves were recognized for Honorable Mentions for their poems, "When the Night Comes to Life", and "Red Black".

To read their poems and others, please look to your right, and click The Teen Poetry Contest Anthology.


Hack-SMC: Web and mobile app Hack-a-thon contest!

The County of San Mateo is holding its second Hack-a-thon May 21, 2016, called "Hack-SMC." The goal is to use open data and technology to create web and mobile apps that improve our communities.  The event will be held at GSV Labs in Redwood City, which as you may know is essentially a tech-savvy startup incubator. They have plenty of space, a stage, fast WiFi, and even a curvy slide that people can use to quickly get down to the first floor (because you never know when you’ll need that!). 

Folks should register by May 1 to be eligible for door prizes. The fee is $15.00 (for under 18 -- $20 for 19 and up), which covers breakfast, lunch, a t-shirt, and giveaway items.

Flyer link:  Hack-SMC_Flyer-2016.pdf              Here’s the website:


Earn Community Service and Make a Difference This Summer!


Get your volunteer hours helping a child learn to read here in our own community. You truly can make a huge difference in a young child's life!

Tuesday & Thursday afternoons - 1:30-3:30pm at Moonridge in HMB, grades 1-3, starting in June.

Complete your application now, so you will be cleared in time for summer (applications in 

counselors’ offices)

Fantastic resume builder for college applications and/or job applications

Sponsored by The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League

Click here for the  Application




  • Talent Battle will be held on May 20th from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in the MU. To sign up please see Tamia Parsons or go to Mrs. Towers classroom G4. Class of the year point will be awarded to students that attend. $3 entrance fee.
  • Para Michele Harris is available to assist students with their Sr. Exit Projects. Please email her at
  • Seniors: Jostens will be here to deliver Graduation announcements at lunch on Thursday. Make sure you get yours!
  • Need Community Service hours? Young Actors Workshop needs volunteers to work backstage and in the light booth during their tech week and shows next weekend. You can meet the director at 3:30 in the MU to sign up.
  • Cabrillo Unified School District is looking for students who would like to serve as volunteers for the food distribution that takes place on the 4th Thursday of the month. We need volunteers especially during the summer between 2:00-5:30pm. If you would like to earn community service hours please go to and click on the link to sign up as a volunteer. 
  • Congratulations to the following students for their accomplishments in the Half Moon Bay Library Teen Poetry contest:


1st place went to Lani Southern for her poem “Song to the World”


2nd place went to Willow Gelphman for her poem “Wonderful Monsters”

3rd Place went to Logan Jaeger for his poem “We Fight” 


Librarian’s Choice went to Elyse Abramson for her poem  “Flakes” 


Honorable Mention went to Samantha Aguilar for her poem “When the Night Comes to Life” 


Honorable Mention went to Mikey Neves for his poem “Red Black” 


  • Prom and attendance: This is a reminder that anyone planning to go to prom on Saturday must attend school on Friday. If you have any issues come see Mr. Barnes. You ditch, no dance!
  • "Want to watch, discuss, and enjoy anime in a community setting? Then come to Anime Club Today, and every Wednesday, at lunch in P4!- Believe It."
  • Graduation packages for sale online Every graduating senior will receive six tickets for family and friends. If you would like to purchase leis, additional tickets or packages, you can now order them online.  Go to the HMBHS website under Students/Graduation for more information and to purchase tickets


Half Moon Bay

1 Lewis Foster Dr., Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019

Agenda: 05/02/2016 - 05/06/2016

Wednesday May 04, 2016

03:30PM Swimming & Diving, COED Varsity Away TBA - PAL Team Trials

Dismiss: 01:30PM

03:30PM Swimming & Diving, COED Junior Varsity Away TBA - PAL Team Trials

Dismiss: 01:30PM

Thursday May 05, 2016

03:30PM Swimming & Diving, COED Varsity Away TBA - PAL Team Trials

Dismiss: 01:30PM

03:30PM Swimming & Diving, COED Junior Varsity Away TBA - PAL Team Trials

Dismiss: 01:30PM

04:00PM Softball Junior Varsity Away Carlmont Carlmont

Dismiss: 02:20PM

04:00PM Softball Varsity Home Carlmont Half Moon Bay

04:00PM Baseball Varsity Away The Kings Academy The Kings Academy

Dismiss: 01:45PM Depart: 02:00PM Return: 07:00PM

04:00PM Baseball Junior Varsity Home Woodside Half Moon Bay

Dismiss: 02:40PM


  • All girls interested in playing water polo in the fall, please plan on attending a mandatory meeting Friday May 20th at 3:00pm in G-3.  The new coach will be introduced and some important information will be shared

You can pay with cash or a check. Online ordering is no longer available.


Great Summer Opportunity for HS Students!

Range Camp 2016 is happening June 19-24 at Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center. Amazing opportunity for students 15-18 years to discover the science and management of our natural resources from experienced professionals and university faculty.

The camp flier and application can be found on the CALPAC website:

There is limited space and early applicants will benefit, and scholarships are available.

Virginia Bolshakova MEd, PhD
County Director / Elkus Ranch Director / Advisor
UC Cooperative Extension San Mateo / San Francisco Counties

Earn Community Service & Help our Community

Screen Shot 2016-02-07 at 8.17.16 PM.png Cabrillo Unified School District teams with Second Harvest to Distribute Food

We need volunteers during any or all of the time frame.

We'd LOVE to have high school students do their community service ...more

HMBHS Awarded Gaston Caperton for 2015

 The College Board is pleased to share the exciting news that your district has earned a position on  the 2015 Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll!  The Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll  recognizes districts for creating opportunities for traditionally underrepresented students; expanding  access to higher education by providing students with rigorous academic offerings and innovative  college-preparation programs; and demonstrating significant and consistent growth in the number of  traditionally underrepresented students and low-income students taking college-level courses, and  applying to four or more colleges.

HMBHS H&W Committee

The Half Moon Bay High School Health & Wellness (H&W) Committee has been formed in order to address issues surrounding the mental and physical well being of our students. The committee is comprised of faculty, staff, parents and students. The first issue that the committee decided to address was the start time and bell schedule at the high school.  Learn more

SENIOR Activities, Dates & Deadlines Letter: English & Spanish


Food Distribution

Food Distribution will begin again in the Fall of 2016 and will not take place over the summer. The final dates for the year are: April 28th, 2016 and May 26th, 2016. Please see the FLYER for more information. 

EIR - Availability

HMBHS Track and Field Project Draft EIR

Notice of Availability

The Cabrillo Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex (sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital, family, parental status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For questions or complaints regarding this policy, please contact John Corry, Assistant Sup. of Personnel and Pupil Services, Equity/ Title IX Compliance Officer at (650) 712-7109.