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District adds CECs at Tamiscal, Drake

District adds CECs at Tamiscal, Drake

Olivia Merriman

April 4, 2019


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Names of sources have been kept anonymous in order to protect student privacy. The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) director of special education, Amira Mostafa, and the TUHSD board of trustees have increased the number of Counseling Enriched Classrooms (CECs) over a two-year period (2...

Prom exchange aims to make dresses affordable

Prom exchange aims to make dresses affordable

Stevi Dunn

April 4, 2019


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  The first prom attire exchange, organized by parent Stephanie Young, took place in Ruby Scott Gym on Tuesday, March 26. The event allowed students to choose from a range of upcycled prom attire for free. By reusing clothing, Young, who is the mother of Tam News reporter, Aaron Young, hop...

Student anti-sexual harassment initiative holds first fundraiser

Student anti-sexual harassment initiative holds first fundraiser

Logan Little

April 4, 2019


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The Students Against Sexual Harassment and Assault (SASHA) initiative hosted a gala to raise funds and awareness for SASHA in San Francisco on Saturday, March 30. The gala, SASHA’s first public event, featured a speech from Tam senior Georgia Westfall and commentary from a panel of five Bay Area-b...

Ramping Up: Tam students spur skate park renovation

Ramping Up: Tam students spur skate park renovation

Skye Schoenhoeft

March 17, 2019


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The newly renovated skate park adjacent to Mill Valley Middle School opened for use on Monday, February 25. The campaign to build the new park was driven by Tam freshmen Jacob Moore and Cristian Piombo and has been in the works for nearly two years. The old park was taken out entirely, redesigned, and r...

District updates school safety plan

District updates school safety plan

Johanna Meezan

March 17, 2019


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The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees approved an update to the School Safety Plan during a meeting on Tuesday, February 26. The update consists of a new section on suicide prevention, along with minor alterations related to school board policy and the education code. The ...

Board approves new teacher contract

Board approves new teacher contract

Benjy Wall-Feng

March 17, 2019


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The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees voted on Tuesday, February 26 to approve a two-year contract agreement between the district and the Tamalpais Federation of Teachers (TFT) union. The agreement will be applied retroactively starting from July 2018, when the previous co...

Junior Lily Bogas wins state poetry competition

Junior Lily Bogas wins state poetry competition

Erin Edgar and Kara Kneafsey

March 14, 2019


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Junior Lily Bogas won the state championship for the poetry recital competition Poetry Out Loud on Monday, March 11, after first winning competitions at the school and county levels. “I was just really shocked when they called my name. There were some amazingly talented people there, professional actors, singers, poets,” Bogas said. “I feel extremely...

Marin County Sheriff’s Dept. discovers weapons, drugs in abandoned vehicle

Marin County Sheriff’s Dept. discovers weapons, drugs in abandoned vehicle

Kennedy Cook

March 6, 2019


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On the morning of Tuesday, February 26, the Marin County Sheriff's Department arrested Frank Deedywoo Garcia-Calloway, 20, of San Pablo after a car investigation in unincorporated Mill Valley revealed multiple firearms, armor-piercing ammunition, and various suspected drugs. At around 9:30 a.m., ...

Board approves $3 million in budget cuts

Board approves $3 million in budget cuts

Summer Solomon

March 6, 2019


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The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees unanimously voted on Tuesday, February 26 to approve the budget cut recommendations that superintendent Tara Taupier proposed to the board on February 12. The decision to approve the budget came after a combination of rising enrollme...

Former principal Jim Hanretty dies at 92

Former principal Jim Hanretty dies at 92

Saranyu Nel

February 15, 2019


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Jim Hanretty, a former teacher, coach, and Tam principal, passed away on Tuesday, January 8 at the age of 92. School district administrators were notified by superintendent Tara Taupier in a January 9 email. A private funeral will be held on the morning of March 2. Hanretty first started working at Tam in 195...

School closed due to flooding

School closed due to flooding

News Staff

February 14, 2019


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Tam will be closed on Thursday, February 14 as a result of flooding on Miller Ave, according to an email sent by superintendent Tara Taupier. Other schools in the district will remain open. On Friday, school will follow a Monday schedule; that is, it will include all seven periods, to “allow...

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