The Tam News

Administration addresses scavenger hunt at town hall

Administration addresses scavenger hunt at town hall

By Lucas Rosevear

July 6, 2019

Parents, students, and school and district staff attended, as did the Marin Youth Court director. Whether the administration will be able to effect change without a cultural shift is unclear.

Unofficial attendance policy violates California Education Code

Unofficial attendance policy violates California Education Code

By Kennedy Cook and Lola Leuterio

June 24, 2019

The policy limits adult students to 10 self-excused absences, after which they must be excused by a parent or guardian. This is inconsistent with California Education Code 46012.

Farr receives award for work in student equity

Farr receives award for work in student equity

By Leah Fullerton

May 2, 2019

Principal J.C. Farr received The Shakir Stewart Foundation Award for Educational Excellence at the 7th annual Shakir Stewart Ascot Awards & Gala on Saturday, April 13. The gala served as both an award ceremony for accomplished St. Mary’s College High School alumni and a fundraiser for the Shakir...

Homecoming rally erupts in controversy

Homecoming rally erupts in controversy

By Skye Schoenhoeft

October 11, 2018

The homecoming rally on September 28 received backlash from some students and staff for a number of questionable moments, some of which contained racist behavior. The events in question included juniors and seniors throwing water balloons at each other, white students dressed in Rastafarian hats with...

Spectators’ Behavior Criticized by Admin

Spectators’ Behavior Criticized by Admin

By Ravi Joshi-Wander

January 19, 2018

Principal J.C. Farr held a town hall-style meeting in Gus Gymnasium to address the behavior of students at recent boys varsity basketball games, played at Marin Catholic High School and Redwood High School, on Thursday, January 18. Speaking to a small crowd, Farr admonished students for chanting “Bulls*...

Breaking News: Bomb Threat at Tam

By Ethan Swope

December 15, 2017

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...

AVID Program Debuts at Tam

AVID Program Debuts at Tam

By Benjy Wall-Feng

September 23, 2017

This school year will see the trial run of a new program: Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). In broad terms, it aims to impart specific learning strategies to students in demographics that have traditionally been overlooked, in order to better prepare them for college. AVID, a nationwide...

Race Matters Panel

By Samantha Ferro

September 22, 2017

Over the next two months, Marin County is offering a series of panels and workshops called Race Matters. The panels are about how race overlaps with topics like criminal justice, health, jobs, environment, and housing. Tam principal J.C Farr will speak at one of the upcoming panels about what the...

Political March on Town Hall

Political March on Town Hall

By Marie Hogan and Raqshan Khan

February 2, 2017

On January 27 President Donald Trump signed an executive order that suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, blocked Syrian refugees indefinitely, and denied entry for citizens of six Muslim majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen) for 90 days. The order also temporarily blocked ...

Tam Partner Program with COM

February 2, 2017

College of Marin (COM) began a college readiness program in collaboration with Tam High, called Compass, at the start of the second semester. The program’s goal is to improve the readiness of low income and first generation college students, according to assistant superintendent of educational...

Table Dedicated to Tam Alumni Eleanor and Ralph Tierney

Table Dedicated to Tam Alumni Eleanor and Ralph Tierney

By Marina Furbush

November 17, 2016

Tam unveiled a new table in honor of Eleanor Tierney, and her late husband Ralph Tierney, who met at Tam in the 1940s. The ceremony took place on November 16, Eleanor’s 90th birthday. "I'm so impressed that all of you turned out and showed up to honor my husband and myself and to bring back won...