CAASPP Test Results Released

CAASPP Test Results Released

Fergus Campbell and Abby Frazee

December 18, 2017


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This past March, juniors at schools in the Tamalpais Union High School District all took the updated version of the Smarter Balanced Assessment, which shed further light on the academic achievement gap that exists between Tam students. Through both multiple choice and long form answers, students wer...

Photos: Winter Rally

Photos: Winter Rally

Kylie Sakamoto

December 18, 2017


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Tam held its annual winter rally in Gus Gym, on December 1. The rally opened with a performance by Music Together, singing Three Little Birds by Bob Marley. Music Together is a club at Tam that sings covers of songs, and is made up of students from Mr. Lovejoy’s special needs class, as well as the gen...

Marin County Local District Election

Cal Mitchell

December 18, 2017


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A countywide election was held to determine various positions in each local district across Marin County, on November 7, 2017. Townships across the county opened their polls for both individual candidates, as well as different measures. While Mill Valley had nothing on the ballot, a position on the C...

Rally MC’s Announced

Elissa Asch

December 18, 2017


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Seniors Jack Loder and Liam Shore were announced as our Rally MC’s for this school year on September 14. After an initial audition and callback, a panel of leadership students and advisors decided on the duo. “Everyone we auditioned was great, Jack and Liam just add a certain energy that we really...

Breaking News: Bomb Threat at Tam

Ethan Swope

December 15, 2017


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Principal J.C. Farr sent out an email addressed to parents and guardians warning of an apparent bomb threat for Friday, December 15. The email stated that administration discovered the threat in writing on the stall of a Wood Hall bathroom. Police were immediately notified and are investigating the incid...

Fire Hydrant Causes Flooding on Shoreline

Fire Hydrant Causes Flooding on Shoreline

Kennedy Cook

December 12, 2017


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At around 4:30 pm on December 12, a commuter bus hit a fire hydrant on Shoreline Highway in front of The Proof Lab. “The bus was straightening out and the tail end swung into the fire hydrant,” California Highway Patrol Officer, Sandro Salvetti said. The fire hydrant exploded and water sprayed...

ASB Conducts Schoolwide Blood Drive

Kennedy Cook & Michael Diamandakis

December 12, 2017


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Tam’s leadership class organized a blood drive in the student center, on October 30. According to co-commissioner of Leadership’s Outreach Committee, senior Ellie Evans, the Tam community’s participation in the event was a pleasant surprise. “We had significantly more blood donations than expected,” she ...

California Becomes First State to Offer Non-Binary Option

Logan Little

December 12, 2017


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It will be possible to identify as gender non-binary on California driver’s licenses and state documents, starting in 2019. Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 179 or the Gender Recognition Act on Sunday October 15th a few minutes before his midnight deadline. In the past, Californians were req...

Students Organize DACA Walkout

Marie Hogan

December 12, 2017


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Approximately one hundred students walked out of their seventh period classes and gathered at the arches in a protest of President Donald Trump’s handling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, on October 25. The walkout was organized by Tam’s Students for Social Justice clu...

AIM Student Wins National Award

Dahlia Zail

December 12, 2017


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Tam senior Keldon Duane-McGlashan won the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Award for Best Student Editor in the United States, for the 2016-2017 school year. The piece submitted was a personal statement, something he worked on in school as an assignment from AIM. According to AIM teac...

Inaugural Tam Unity Day

Samantha Locke & Maddie Asch

December 7, 2017


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Tam had its first Unity Day on Friday, October 27. Lunch was extended by ten minutes and four different categories of activities were spread out around campus: food trucks and music were in front of the school, staff versus student basketball game took place in Gus Gym, art supplies were provided in O...

Farr Calls Attention to Substance Abuse

Farr Calls Attention to Substance Abuse

Megan Butt

December 7, 2017


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Principal J.C. Farr sent an email to Tam parents and students on October 19,  requesting support for better drug and alcohol prevention in the community. He cited the 20 drug and alcohol-related suspensions since the beginning of the school year, as well as data from the 2015-2016 California Healthy...

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