Last weekend really was a Mid-Pen Weekend. On Friday night, our community gathered on campus to celebrate the dedication and creativity of our students at our annual Night of the Arts. And on Sunday afternoon, we all came back to celebrate Doug’s 15 year tenure as our Head of School.
Service is such a longstanding tradition at Mid-Pen that you could say it’s in our DNA.
Every year, Julia’s Advanced Biology class travels to Catalina Island for a learning adventure that transforms classroom topics into vivid, firsthand experiences.
The Boys Varsity Basketball team had a clear goal at the beginning of their 2016-17 season—qualify for the CCS tournament and send notice that Mid-Pen basketball was on the rise.
Could there be a better trio than Valentine’s Day, Mid-Pen talent, and a big pasta lunch?
Mid-Pen transformed the Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel in Redwood City into an old-timey carnival boardwalk on Saturday night.
Having a diverse school community means that our students have myriad opportunities to connect with and learn from students who come from backgrounds different from their own.
Since graduating from Mid-Pen last year, Emmett Rodriguez has been immersed in ballet study at Atlantic City Ballet in New Jersey.
A welcome harbinger of winter vacation, our annual Winter Concert once again brought our community together for a fantastic evening of music supplied by our talented students.
Thanksgiving is always a special day on our calendar. Yesterday’s celebration, however, was undoubtedly the most special Thanksgiving event in Mid-Pen history; yesterday was the day our community came together to dedicate a bench to Larry in honor and celebration of his remarkable life and 35 years of service to our school.
Not only are community service requirements built into our graduation requirements, be we also close the school down two days a year so we can all go out to serve our community
Halloween at Mid-Pen is about celebrating creativity and shaking up our normal routine.
The Mid-Peninsula High School Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce the appointment of Phil Gutierrez as the fourth head of school to serve in what will be the school’s 38th year of operation.
Mid-pen will debut The Zoo Story on Thursday, October 27th at 7pm in the school gym.
Last Saturday the Mid-Pen community gathered on campus for the Annual Back-to-School BBQ.
As if we weren’t excited enough for the first all-school BBQ of the year, the aroma from the grill came wafting through 4th period classrooms to pique our interests even more.
As previously announced by Doug Thompson, his tenure as Head of School will come to an end with this school year. The search for his successor is progressing well and on schedule. The strength of the school’s program and culture have helped to draw candidates to Mid-Pen and this is in large measure a credit to Doug.
The final week of Summer Session concluded with capstone projects, a field trip to a local farm, and our final BBQ together until the fall.
In week two of Summer Session, students produced finished drafts of their college admissions essays, took their first steps into the world of flight and rocketry, and travelled to San Francisco to visit Pier 24 Photography.
Week one of Summer Session came to a close yesterday, marked of course by one of our traditional Thursday BBQ’s.
Commencement ceremonies can seem indistinguishable and interchangeable.
The End of School BBQ happens the day after our senior’s last day of school, which gives us the opportunity to celebrate our new seniors, the Class of 2017.
The week leading up to Night of the Arts is always electric. As the night approaches, the school is abuzz with students carefully mounting their works in the hallways, musicians perfecting their songs in every corner of the school, and a host of helping hands moving stage and lighting equipment to the gym
Each year, the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto presents the Andy Anderson Award to local students with the most improved GPA between their freshman and sophomore years.
Alright, so it was the fourth of May. But we figured why not celebrate Cinco de Mayo a day early.
On Thursday, March 31st, a group of ten students travelled to Ireland to immerse themselves in the complex history and culture of Ireland. They already had the benefit of closely studying Ireland in their British History course, taught by Alan Cameron.
Mid-Pen’s Spring Community Service Day marks a special time of the year.
This week, students in British History and Studio Art will board planes to Ireland and Los Angeles respectively so they can deepen their classroom learning through firsthand experience.
Opening night of Ruthless! The Musical will be the culmination of a concerted effort over the past few years to beef up our drama program.
Mid-Peninsula art students got the opportunity to work with a local Bay Area artist in an on-campus workshop.
Our MC’s kicked off our Valentine’s Day Talent Show with a choreographed dance routine to the Space Jam Theme.
The search for our new Head will be inclusive, thorough, and professional, seeking input from the various stakeholder groups as the search for qualified candidates begins.
His retirement will mark the conclusion of 42 years of service in education.
Most vitally to our student body, mindfulness is a way to mitigate stress and focus on the moment—or, simply put, exactly the skills teens need most to thrive in high school and life.
The Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula presents their annual Youth of the Year Award to the most resilient and inspiring youth in their organization.
This year’s Winter Concert made for a stellar evening of musical performances
It is with great sadness that we report that Larry Johnston died yesterday, 9 December 2015.
The holiday season officially began today with our Thanksgiving Feast and Talent Show!
Our entire school broke from our typical routine and went out to serve eight agencies that provide vital services for our local communities
This trip is the second science-based learning trip in recent memory, as Advanced Biology journeyed to study marine life around Catalina Island three weeks ago.
Our community filled the Palo Alto Hills Country Club last Saturday to eat, dance, and bid on items in support of DragonFest 2015
The costumes were on point, the contests inspired enthusiasm and laughter, and then we had pizza.
Four-day trip to study the marine life surrounding Catalina Island
Shelley Willig knows a lot about helping high school students get into the right college
Rising stress levels in local public schools
The event was a great kickoff to the fall semester!
Charlotte Rayfield and Dozer, her right hand guy