Support Capuchino’s High School Science Program

Our High School Students are the future leaders of America. Leaders in many things, including Science.  Science is the first building block of education for careers such as pharmacists, environmental engineers, and those that go into research to cure illnesses and disease (just to name a few).

If we want them to be successful we need to provide them the tools they need, such as working microscopes and equipment as well as consumable materials.


  • $3000-$5000 Replacement and repair funding
    • needed to replace or repair such as microscopes, spectrophotmeters, mass,scales, electronic balances, etc.
  • $2000-$3000 Physics NGSS materials
    • Physics is working very hard to incorporate building / designing projects into the curriculum so that studens can work on the Science and Enginnering Practices as well as expanded topics that were not covered in Physics 1 previously.  New materials and sensors are needed to support the work.
  • $3000 AP Physics materials
    • The newly revised AP 1 course requires that students spend 25% of their class time on hands-on labs that emphasize inquirey-based investigations that provide opportunities to engage in the seven AP science practies for the course.  Equipment is needed to support the new requirement as it has been challenging o share the existing limited equipment with 10 sections of CP physics.
  • $3000 Expansion fo IB Biology and IB Chemistry IA equipment
    • Each IB Science student must conduct their own individual lab investigation, and the school must provide the materials and equipment.  This is a new requirement therefore funding needs have increased.

Would you please help us purchase new equipment for our Science department?

You would be helping our future and your children’s future.

Thank you.


In association with “Giving Tuesday”gt_logo-green

The loss of a great Capuchino Teacher and Counselor – Mr. Greenleaf



William Patrick Greenleaf      September 5, 1926 – March 10, 2016

Bill was born in Sacramento, CA on Sept 5, 1926. He moved to San Francisco in the 5th grade where he attended Mission Dolores School thru 8th grade. He attended St. Joseph’s Seminary in Mt. View, CA during his high school years, until he met the love of his life, Barbara Jeanne Carroll at which time he abandoned his quest for the Priesthood, and joined the U.S. Navy. After spending 2 years in the Navy, he attended his beloved Stanford University where he played football, ran track, and earned his teaching degree in 1949. While Bill was at Stanford, Barbara Jeanne “Bobs” was attending St. Joseph’s College of Nursing in San Francisco and Bill would take the train up to visit her every weekend where they would walk through The City holding hands. He married Bobs on July 1, 1950, and after spending 3 years in Ione, CA the couple settled in Millbrae, CA where they raised six beautiful children, Suzie, Christy, K.C., Dan, Liz and Michael. Bill and Bobs had a magical love affair lasting over 70 years, which was admired by all who knew them.

He taught numerous subjects, and coached many sports at Capuchino High in San Bruno, CA. Although he loved all sports, his favorite was football, which he coached for 36 years. He won many league titles along with an undefeated/un-scored upon season in the fall of 1966. He was considered one of the top prep coaches in the state, and sent many athletes on to Div I schools. He had a real passion for teaching the game and his teams showed it. Bill was also passionate about teaching Latin and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1962. He spent that summer in Italy studying the language and Italian history. Bill and Bobs truly cherished the early friendships they made with the young Capuchino faculty and their wives. They raised their children together, rotated houses for Friday night after-game parties, vacationed together and became life-long loving friends.

Bill and Bobs loved having a large Irish Catholic brood. There was never a dull moment at the Greenleaf household with all their kids and their friends in and out of the house on Bayview Ave. They spent summers at their cabin in Arnold, CA. They loved to travel, including month long camping trips and an epic 7-month sabbatical to Europe in 1971 with the whole family in a VW camper. Bill loved European history and was comfortable playing tour guide for his family, and numerous college touring students.

“Papa” treasured being an active and enthusiastic grandfather. He was generous with both his love and time. He was so proud of the wonderful young people his children had brought into the world. Family and friends will remember Bill as gregarious, fun loving, often the life of the party, having a great sense of humor, and a little mischievous twinkle in his eye.

He is survived by his loving wife Barbara Jeanne, his six children and their spouses, his 13 grandchildren, Justin and Alexon Massei, Kelsey, Melissa and Shane Greenleaf, Kathleen, Danny, Patty and Marty Koenigs, Callie and Jenna Greenleaf, Josh Bailey and Carissa Bailey Matheson, and great-grandsons Logan Greenleaf Mallette, Jace and Pierce Bailey and Nixen and Phenix Bailey-Matheson. He also leaves behind many loving relatives in the Finigan, O’Brien, Landuyt, Holcombe and Ribera families.

Bill’s family greatly appreciates the loving care given to him by the staff at the Willow Creek Alzheimer’s Care Center, and the caring Vitas hospice staff. A Celebration of Life is being planned for all to attend this summer – details will follow.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Willow Creek, 22424 Charlene Way, Castro Valley, CA 94546 memo: Employee Fund/Greener.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Mar. 27, 2016

The Battle of the Wits…, September 29, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 29th
Lasagna Dinner @ Theater Lobby 6-7pm
Contest 7-8:30pm @ Main Theater
Tickets: $15, $40 for family of 5 or less (includes dinner)
Student & Teacher participants are free.

To RSVP,  go to Growth Fund on our website and then enter the information with the number of people attending after your last name. If you wish to make a financial donation, skip the number attending.

Battle of the Wits flyer

Contest and Attendee form

Capuchino High School WELCOMES IB French Students


Capuchino High School welcome a delegate of IB French students from the Normandy region of France shadowing some of our students this week April 4 to April 8, 2016. They will be here every day this week except Wednesday, when they will be taking an excursion to San Francisco.

If you see them around our campus, give them a warm welcome from Capuchino High!  Thanks so much for welcoming them into your classrooms and helping to fulfill Capuchino’s mission as an Internation Baccalaureate School.

San Bruno Police Department presents U.D.E.T.E.R. to Capuchino High School

San Bruno Police Department presents U.D.E.T.E.R. to Capuchino High School

San Bruno Police Department present U.D.E.T.E.R.

On March 16, 2016, Officers from the San Bruno Police Department along with the Capuchino High School Administration, the California Office of Traffic Safety and Mothers Against Drunk Driving conducted a hands-on demonstration at Capuchino HS today. The demonstration, known as U-DETER “Underage DUI Education Through Exposure to Reprercussions” was developed by the SBPD as part of its ongoing commitment to educate underage drivers of the dangers of drinking and driving. More information related to todays event can be located on the City Web Page/Police/Press Releases/UDETER Program.

Thank you San Bruno Police Department for educating our school on this issue!


Capuchino Drama presents “Alice in Wonderland” – November 20, 2015 to November 22, 2015

Alice in Wonderland

Capuchino High School Performing Arts presents “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll and adapted / arranged for the stage by Brainerd Duffield.  Directed by Joe Hudelson

The fantasy of Wonderland has landed on Capuchino’s stage and it seems Alice has found herself surrounded by its whimsy. Venture along through the insanity as Alice tries to find her way back home to reality. Come see the absurdity and lunacy unravel first hand as you too will soon find out that “We’re all mad here…”

Alice in Wonderland Cast List
Alice………………………….….Tara Webster / White Rabbit……………….Cheril Ellingson
Queen of Hearts……………..Allison Cospin / Dormouse………………………Karina Larsen
Mad Hatter…………….…Brandon Williams / March Hare………………..…….Raul Gomez
Cheshire Cat…….……Franco St. John Silva / Caterpillar………………..……Shyria Jayanthi
Mouse…………..…………….Gabby Laughlin / Frog Footman……………………..Joao Costa
Duchess………………………Kylea Pearson / Fish Footman…………………..Ricardo Celis
Cook……………………….………Dan Zuniga / 2 of Spades………………….….Jenna Ward
5 of Spades………………………..Joy Awaad / 7 of Spades………………….Graycen Mahon
Gryphon……………….………….Bryant Arias / Mock Turtle…………..…Matheaus Medieros
Knave of Hearts……………..……Bella Tapia / Humpty Dumpty…………………..Maria King
Tweedledee………………….Mario D’Amato / Tweedledum…………………Jessica Lowery
Red Queen……………………..…..Xinna Lai / White Queen……………….….Amber Larsen
Sebastian Usu / Sofia Dos Santos / Alexis Schoensee
Giselle Bacigalupi / Yasmin Esquivel / Yulissa Ponce
Charlene Smith / Jacob Eliares / Shawn Prasad
Lily Bustos / Jenna Ward / Jasmine Shafiq
Alissa Borlat / Halah Salameh / Salma Garcia
Annie Deyour /Melissa Rodriguez

CHS Main TheaterCapuchino High School

Samuel Johnson, Jr. Performing Arts Center 

1501 Magnolia Avenue 

San Bruno, CA  94066

Tickets for purchase will be at the Capuchino High School’s main office

November 20, 2015

November 21, 2015

November 22, 2015

Ticket Prices
$10 General/Adult
$8 Student


8th Grade Family Night – November 5, 2015

Capuchino-Logo8th Grade Family Night Thursday, November 5th

(Prospective Students are Encouraged to Attend with their Families)



6:00 pm: Family Reception – Main Theater Lobby

Welcome: Introduction with Cheer, Cap Drumline – Main Theater


6:15-7:15: Admin Presentation for Parents – Main Theater

Interactive Scavenger Hunt for Students – Throughout campus


7:15-8:00: School Faire for Parents and Students – Upper Gym -Visit representatives from departments, programs, clubs, and sports

Capuchino High School – STADIUM LIGHTS Community Forum – November 9, 2015

A Message from our Athletic Director

Stadium LightsHello All, I hope you are all doing well. I am reaching to you because I need your help and I know that you are the people that can help me.  San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) has approved to move forward on discussion for our high schools to get lights. Capuchino students and community would benefit from this in a major way.  Some examples are students would miss less class time, JV soccer students would get a chance to finish games, the community would be able to take advantage of using the track to walk or run, and more.
SMUHSD is having a forum for all people of the community to attend to give their opinions on the light situation.  Having a strong presence at this meeting will be a great help.  I am asking for you to round up as many people as you possibly can to come and support this. The more people we have to come the better the chance we have of getting it done.
The community meeting is:
Monday – November 9th
Mills High School
Millbrae, CA

Our Assistant Vice Principal, Joe Hudelson is going to put it on schoolloop, but we need as many people in the community to show up as possible.  Even if we can get people that don’t have kids at Capuchino but live in San Bruno or Millbrae areas to attend, to speak … it will be huge.

I appreciate everything that you all do at Cap to make it a great school. This would help make our school even better. Thank you.

Matt Wilson
Athletic Director
Physical Education Dept.
Head Varsity Baseball Coach
Capuchino High School