The Tam News

Three Students Hospitalized Due to Effects of Coricidin

Three Students Hospitalized Due to Effects of Coricidin

By James Finn

October 21, 2015

Between October 12 and 19, three students were removed from school and hospitalized after misusing the over-the-counter prescription drug Coricidin (also known as cough syrup, “Triple C,” or “Skittles”) according to an email sent from Principal Julie Synyard to Tam students, parents, and staff...

Teachers Pilot New Haiku Online Gradebook

Teachers Pilot New Haiku Online Gradebook

By Avi Cahn

March 25, 2014

This semester a group of teachers have begun using Haiku, a website created to input grades on a four-point scale. The website, offered by the district for teachers to pilot, is a way to implement the “standards based grading” system put in place to support the Common Core curriculum, which divides...

New teachers Severin, Pender and Lawley bring their own philosophies to Tam

New teachers Severin, Pender and Lawley bring their own philosophies to Tam

By Sophie McGuinness

November 2, 2011

Nate Severin PE Teacher Teaching Philosophy: “First and foremost is my relationship with my students. If I know who they are and what they like, then I can teach them better. When students know I care about them, then a mutual respect is formed.” When Mr. Severin was in high school: “One ti...