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Class notes
November 02, 2013, 05:00 AM

Glee guitarist Derik Nelson and his band will be coming to Mills High School to help raise money for their high school arts programs through a live pop/rock concert.

This concert is part of Nelson’s Take Chances Tour, providing high schools the opportunity to raise money through ticket sales for his shows.

Mills High School’s concert is 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Mills High School Theatre, 400 Murchison Drive in Millbrae. Tickets are $15, $22 and $30 and are available at For more information contact 619-3582.


The San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees will hold a dedication ceremony for the naming of Capuchino High School’s new performing arts center to Samuel Johnson Jr., a former superintendent with the district. The event is 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Capuchino High School, 1501 Magnolia Ave. There will also be hors d’oeuvres, music and a tour of the new center. RSVP to Judy Puccini at by Nov. 10.

Following the ceremony, the Capuchino High School Alumni Association is sponsoring a dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria and trivia contest. The cost is $10. Reservations can be made at and tickets can also be bought at the door.


Through donations from parents, school staff, community members and students, the Millbrae Education Foundation raised more than $158,000 during the recent Donation Days event, a new record for the annual two-day fundraising effort.


The Sequoia High School Alumni Association announced it has awarded $5,312 to teachers at Sequoia High School under its annual “Cherokee Grants” program as well as $150 to the Cheer Team and $165 to the baseball program.


Carleton College honored Menlo Park’s Julia Morgan Jones and Woodside’s Emma Southgate for their accomplishments and service during the 2012-13 academic year.


Sequoia High School will perform, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” 7 p.m. Nov. 22-24. There will also be a Sunday matinee 3 p.m Nov. 24. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Advance tickets are available at, by phone at (866) 976-8167 and at the door. The box office will open one hour before each performance.

Class notes is a column dedicated to school news. It is compiled by education reporter Angela Swartz. You can contact her at (650) 344-5200, ext. 105 or at



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