The Tam News

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...

Environmental Science Class Starts Recycling Program

Environmental Science Class Starts Recycling Program

Caroline Frost

March 18, 2015


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Several of science teacher Erin Ashley’s environmental science students have launched a program to increase the number of recycling bins around Tam’s campus. According to an email sent to Tam staff members by Assistant Principal Wendy Stratton, several members of Ashley’s class contacted the Marin...

Winter Rain Fills Marin Reservoirs

Winter Rain Fills Marin Reservoirs

Claire Donohue

February 24, 2015


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On February 8, the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) reported that the heavy rainfall in December and February has resulted in the seven Marin district reservoirs reaching 98 percent capacity, 15 percent higher than the average for this time of year. Despite the recent storm systems, the MMWD...

Pending Contract with New Tech Delayed

Pending Contract with New Tech Delayed

Sarah Asch

April 24, 2014


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In an email sent to parents on April 11, the Tam administration announced that its proposed contract with the New Tech Network, that would have gone into effect next school year, will be postponed until at least spring of 2015. New Tech is a professional development company that would give teachers who...

Admin Hosts Informational Meeting on Project-Based Learning and New Tech

Admin Hosts Informational Meeting on Project-Based Learning and New Tech

Sarah Asch & Emma Boczek

April 4, 2014


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The Tam administration held an informational meeting for parents on April 3 in Ruby Scott Gym as a “Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Overview,” including discussion of a proposed contract with the New Tech Network. Approximately 200 parents, students, and teachers attended, as well as the district...

Learning Goes Social: The New Age of Teacher-Student Communication

Learning Goes Social: The New Age of Teacher-Student Communication

Devon Stoeber

May 31, 2013


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One school night, sophomore Madelyn Lunder gets ready to begin her homework by checking her planner. After she realizes she forgot to write some assignments down she logs on to her Facebook. Lunder is a member of her sophomore English and social studies Core class Facebook group where she can ask fellow...