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David Rice Joins Administration Team

Marina Furbush

March 17, 2017


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At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, Assistant Principal Brian Lynch was replaced by former Drake Assistant Principal David Rice, who previously worked at Tam as a social studies teacher. Lynch is now working as assistant principal at Redwood.   “Ultimately, the district office places As...

Here But Not Heard

Here But Not Heard

Danielle Egan, Danielle Egan, Danielle Egan, Danielle Egan, and Danielle Egan

May 16, 2016


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While the Sexuality and Gender Alliance Club (SAGA) was working to designate new, gender-neutral bathrooms, the unaffiliated Gender Alliance Club was putting up signs on school bathrooms saying that anyone who identified as female could use the female bathrooms, and anyone who identified as male could...

Committee Designs Wellness Center

Committee Designs Wellness Center

Danielle Egan

March 7, 2016


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With the goal of tailoring a counseling plan to the needs of the student body, the Health and Wellness Center Committee is hard at work assessing student concerns and designing a plan that suits them, having had its third meeting on Wednesday, February 24 during 5th period. Whether or not there will be a Wellness...

SAGA Pushes for Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

SAGA Pushes for Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

December 14, 2015


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The Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) club is pushing to implement a gender-neutral bathroom system starting this school year. SAGA plans to designate one bathroom on campus as gender neutral and to create signage to indicate that it is available. SAGA co-president Amara Radetsky believes that cr...

Tam Administration Increases Focus on Attendance

Tam Administration Increases Focus on Attendance

Ethan Lawrence

December 10, 2015


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Emails sent from Tam administrators to Tam High Staff November 5 and 13 informed them that a stricter attendance policy will be enforced and that Jay DeMaestri was hired as a new campus supervisor. “We believe that kids need to be in class and based off where the last few months have been, we’re m...

CAHSEE Suspended for Three Years

CAHSEE Suspended for Three Years

Kate Finn

November 5, 2015


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California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 172 on October 7, which allows students who completed all graduation requirements but failed the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to receive diplomas.  The bill takes effect in January 2016, and suspends the test until the 2018-2019 school y...

Principal Julie Synyard Resigns, David Brown to Take Over

Principal Julie Synyard Resigns, David Brown to Take Over

Hannah Chorley, James Finn, and Marina Furbush

November 5, 2015


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Principal Julie Synyard sent an email to Tam staff and parents on the morning of October 21 announcing her resignation,  which took effect on November 1. For the duration of the 2015-2016 school year, Dr. David Brown will serve for three days a week as the interim principal effective November 10. Assistant...

Administration Enforces Strict Homecoming Rules

Administration Enforces Strict Homecoming Rules

Elissa Asch

October 2, 2015


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All Tam students attending the homecoming dance this year will be expected to abide by the same safety rules expected at the dance last year. An email was sent out on September 25 by the administration to parents and students detailing the measures being taken to provide a fun and risk-free environment...

Seven Tam Teachers Apply to Transfer to Drake

Seven Tam Teachers Apply to Transfer to Drake

Sarah Asch, James Finn, Marina Furbush, Wanya Williams

May 18, 2015


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Seven current teachers will transfer to Drake High School at the start of the 2015-2016 school year. English teacher LoRayne Ortega, social studies teacher Michael Rawlins, science teachers Erin Ashley and Cody Bartrug, physical education teacher Nate Severin, Spanish teacher Jose Anchordoqui and math...

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Sarah Asch & James Finn, Additional Reporting by: Marina Furbush and Hannah Chorley

May 14, 2015


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Ruby Scott Gym was packed with 200 parents on the evening of April 3, 2014. On that night, the Tam administration hosted a curriculum meeting to explain the benefits of hiring a professional development company that most people had only just heard of: New Tech Network. The atmosphere in the room grew...

Every Fifteen Minutes Program Discontinued

Every Fifteen Minutes Program Discontinued

James Finn

November 21, 2014


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The “Every Fifteen Minutes” program, traditionally conducted at Tam every four years, will not take place this year. The program, which involves a single realistic enactment of a car accident caused by drug or alcohol use and is meant to combat the effects of teenage drinking and drugs use on driving,...

New College and Career Center Counselor Hired

New College and Career Center Counselor Hired

Marina Furbush

October 24, 2014


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Tam has filled the vacant college and career counselor position, according to an email sent by the administration to parents on October 8. New counselor Leslie Roberts will take on the role of college and career counselor on October 21. Assistant Principal Brian Lynch said that Roberts brings with...

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