The Tam News

Board Considers Parcel Tax Increase

By Samantha Locke

January 12, 2018

The Tamalpais Union High School Board of Trustees will vote on whether or not to propose an increase in parcel taxes, if they can garner enough community support, according to an announcement made at the November 14 board meeting. Parcel taxes are localized property taxes that are frequently used to fund ...

Serious Answers to Silly Questions (Bizarre Hypotheticals with Tam & District Staff)

Serious Answers to Silly Questions (Bizarre Hypotheticals with Tam & District Staff)

By Samantha Locke and Samantha Locke

June 3, 2017

We so often only see administrators and teachers as their positions or subjects, but  they are so much more. To bring this to light, The Tam News asked bizarre hypothetical questions to show that our staff members are people too. Q: If You Were A Vegetable, What Vegetable Would You Be And Why? SUPERINTENDENT...

Dear Prospective Student…

Dear Prospective Student…

By Glo Robinson and Samantha Locke

September 21, 2016

Amal Hayat was a sophomore when her letter from Harvard came in the mail. “It’s [like] a muggle getting accepted into Hogwarts,” said Hayat, now a junior  about receiving a recruitment letter from her dream school, Harvard, encouraging her to apply when she was just a sophomore.  “You don...

Attendance Team Tackles Absences

Attendance Team Tackles Absences

By Samantha Locke and Elissa Asch

March 7, 2016

Assistant Principal Wendy Stratton and  a group of teachers assembled on February 26 to discuss the issue of recurring absences at Tam. “[We] established the attendance passes...the design and the funding,” Stratton said. Throughout this meeting the attendance team, which has been gathering since November,...

November 17 Board Meeting Recap

November 17 Board Meeting Recap

By Samantha Locke

December 10, 2015

The Tamalpais High School District community discussed the status of former Tam baseball coach Scott Osder, critiqued the English language learner program, reviewed the budget, and added workshops to the 2016 board schedule at the November 17 board meeting. Many Tam baseball players were present to di...

Board Elections: Matt Nagle Profile

Board Elections: Matt Nagle Profile

By Samantha Locke

November 6, 2015

Matt Nagle sees himself as saving the TUHSD board. “The district needs help,” he said. One of the most important issues to Matt Nagle is the gap between high and poorly achieving students.  “We have very wide...gap in [grades],” he explained. He says that one of his main goals is to focus on bringi...

Board Elections: Michael Futterman Profile

Board Elections: Michael Futterman Profile

By Samantha Locke

November 6, 2015

Michael Futterman is running for the single available two-year position on the Tam Union High School District board. He is an attorney practicing law in San Francisco and has previously served as a trustee in the Larkspur- Corte Madera district. A little over a year ago, Futterman was appointed to the ...

Board Elections: Robbie Powelson Profile

Board Elections: Robbie Powelson Profile

By Samantha Locke

November 6, 2015

Robbie Powelson was a student at Redwood in 2008, and has decided to bring his insider perspective to light by running for the Tamalpais Union High School District board. “I thought I had something to say as a recent student and a perspective that needs to be heard more in our decision making p...

Yearbook Reincarnated as Student-Run Club

Yearbook Reincarnated as Student-Run Club

September 30, 2015

After the cancellation of this year’s yearbook class due to lack of enrollment, senior Mattie Fritz has brought the yearbook back as a club. The members of the club are optimistic about the challenges they will face and they hope to refine the entire yearbook process. “When I heard that the yearbook...