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Black takes on double duty as teacher and coach

February 17, 2011

A season after going 8-4 (4-3 MCAL) and making the NCS Division 3 Playoffs under first year Tam Football varsity head coach Kevin Goyer, the 2010 season resulted in a 5-5 record (2-5 MCAL).  The season ended with no playoff berth, and a new head coach for the varsity football team.  Jon Black, the...

Alumnus Kevin Templeton molds a future

Alumnus Kevin Templeton molds a future

By Kristina Willis

February 17, 2011

One has never seen an art class so silent.  Seventh period ceramics, a class of merely 20, crowded around a single wheel on January 14.  Focused on the level instructions of the guest artist, the voices of the audience were non-existent, aside from the numerous questions directed at the guest.  Kevin...

Access denied

Access denied

By Jenna Tuttle

February 17, 2011

Behind the veil of the internet, a quiet war for morality rages. The school librarian sees it as censorship. The information technology systems specialist sees it as protection. The it factor is an Internet filtering system called Lightspeed which blocks certain websites deemed inappropriate for school....

Videos: Ceramics with Kevin Templeton

Videos: Ceramics with Kevin Templeton

January 26, 2011

In this mini-video series, 2010 Tam Alumni Kevin Templeton teaches you how to make a ceramic pot. Read More »

Quilt visits for AIDS day

Quilt visits for AIDS day

By Julia Francis

January 10, 2011

Weighing in at more than 54 tons, the national AIDS memorial quilt represents only a small portion of the half-million people that have died from AIDS in the United States alone. The AIDS quilt is the largest community art project in the world, with over 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels, each created by a family who has lost a lov...

Galapagos experience meets school

By Billy Butler

January 9, 2011

Science teacher Lyanne Abreu returned from a two week trip to the Galapagos Islands on December 4. Abreu was selected by the Toyota International Teacher Program with the help of community recommendations. The program focused on increasing environmental care by having teachers from different countries...

Summer school is reinstated

December 14, 2010

Following a series of budget cuts, the Board of Trustees of the Tamalpais Union High School District voted unanimously to reinstate summer school for the next two years. After receiving a one-time disbursement of about $729,000, the district will now be able to serve over 800 students a year to earn...

Shadowing dropped district-wide

December 14, 2010

Due to budget cuts, the Tam High School District has eliminated the shadowing program for incoming freshman and replaced it with tours for parents and eighth graders. Read More »...

A look into the mind of an ambitious conceptual artist

December 13, 2010

Spicing up the Tam campus with her unique style and fascinating creativity, Emily Schwenk is a girl worth knowing. Read More »...

Junior-senior prom confirmed

November 23, 2010

Tam’s prom moved away from tradition when the school invited juniors to the typically seniors-only end of the year dance. This change, believed to help the school economically, has prompted uproar amongst the student body. Tam joined the rest of the district in the decision to have a junior-senior...

New housing built by Old Mill Park

New housing built by Old Mill Park

November 19, 2010

Across the street from Old Mill School, a new addition to the Mill Valley community is underway. Several new buildings, nicknamed the Old Mill Cottages, will provide three 3 bedroom and 2.5 bath homes, and one 1 bedroom and 1 bath gate house. Read More »...