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Final budget reduction recommendation reduces impact on BACR

Final budget reduction recommendation reduces impact on BACR

Benjy Wall-Feng

February 13, 2019


Filed under News

Superintendent Tara Taupier presented her final budget reduction recommendation to the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees on Tuesday, February 12. The recommendation, which contains a proposed $2.8 million in annual districtwide cuts, is a revision of the draft recommendation whi...

District approves early retirement plan

District approves early retirement plan

Logan Little

February 6, 2019


Filed under News

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees passed the Public Agency Retirement Services’ (PARS) supplementary retirement plan (SRP) in an effort to reduce district expenses on Tuesday, January 29. The retirement plan, offered to both certificated and classified staff, will allot those who choo...

O’meara’s Return and Retirement

Emlen Janetos

September 20, 2017


Filed under News

Michael “Mick” O’Meara, a highly regarded teacher at Tamalpais High School, shocked many of his students when he announced his plans to retire at the end of school last year. After dedicating forty-two years to his profession, the thought of him no longer teaching saddened many students. O’Mea...

Jewel Barrow Retires

Jewel Barrow Retires

Raqshan Khan

June 10, 2016


Filed under Profiles, TBN, Video - Lifestyles

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“Ms. Jewel” Retires

“Ms. Jewel” Retires

James Finn & Hannah Chorley

June 3, 2016


Filed under Featured, Lifestyles, Profiles

Hailed as the “mother” of the Marin City community at Tam, Jewel Barrow, known by many as “Ms. Jewel” has been a fixture at Tam for 52 years.  Since she graduated from Tam in 1964, Ms. Jewel has worked a number of jobs at Tam, ranging from “community liaison” to “staff assistant,” b...

Mary Crowe to Retire from Tam’s Library

Mary Crowe to Retire from Tam’s Library

Holly Parkin

June 11, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Most students, no matter what grade, have probably met Tam librarian Mary Crowe at some point in their high school career. Whether helping a student with a project, suggesting a fun new book, or even telling kids not eat their lunch in the library during a last minute study session, Crowe has alwa...

Bidding Farewell to Susan Gertman

Bidding Farewell to Susan Gertman

Cassie Jeong

June 11, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

You know her from her workshops on everything from financial aid to college essays, conducting class-wide surveys on Naviance, or sending out informational emails on upcoming events and scholarships. Her lookout perches on the busiest part of campus — the intersection of the two Keyser buildings —...

Students Say Farewell to Ms. Klein

Students Say Farewell to Ms. Klein

Jordan Blackburn

June 11, 2014


Filed under Hawk Talk, Lifestyles

Alex Cabana, Junior “I was really looking forward to having Ms Klien as a teacher [again next year] so I’m a little disappointed that she won’t be here ... I really enjoyed having [her].”   Connor Brogan, Sophomore “She’s a really nice teacher. I was never art inclined, I just ...

¡Que Viva La Vida! The life of Señor Cruz

¡Que Viva La Vida! The life of Señor Cruz

Emma Talkoff

May 10, 2012


Filed under Features

Almost half a century ago, a young man and his family received a massive stroke of luck: despite limited English, they were granted visas into the United States. On the edge of one of the biggest transitions in his life, the Bogotá, Colombia native sought financial stability, a chance at a higher education, and, he said, “like ev...

Wil retiring

June 11, 2011


Filed under News

After seven years as a Campus Supervisor at Tam, Wil Owens has decided to retire. He will be leaving after the 2012 graduation, for personal reasons, to spend his retirement in Italy, with his wife. “Even though I will still be around, I’ll always miss the students,” said Owens, who has devoted...

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