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Breaking News: Flooding at Tam

Breaking News: Flooding at Tam

By TBN and TBN

December 3, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eGZD8wdMto This is TBN's Breaking News.  Massive Flooding at Tam: the staff parking lot is submerged, police are directing traffic, and students are boogie boarding on the baseball field.  Reporters Riley Kuffner and Sarah Asch have the story.

Attack of the Yak: The New Breed of App-Based Cyber Bullying

Attack of the Yak: The New Breed of App-Based Cyber Bullying

By Sarah Asch & Holly Parkin

November 24, 2014

Melanie scrolled through the funny comments on the app Yik Yak, laughing occasionally at posts she found relatable. All of a sudden, she had an idea. Before she really thought about it, she typed out her joke into the app, making a joke about a girl in her grade, and hit post. Almost immediately afterwards,...

Update: Corkrey Elaborates on Her Reasons for Leaving Tam

Update: Corkrey Elaborates on Her Reasons for Leaving Tam

By Sarah Asch

November 3, 2014

A letter signed by former science teacher Lara Corkrey, in which she gives “insight into [her] decision to leave Tam High,” was distributed via email to “parents, students, and fellow teachers” by a parent group called the “Friends of Tam District” on October 16. In the email, Corkrey...

Science Teacher Lara Corkrey Resigns

Science Teacher Lara Corkrey Resigns

By Sarah Asch and Emily Pavis

October 12, 2014

Science teacher Lara Corkrey sent an email to the parents of her current students on October 2 announcing her resignation. “Despite my best efforts, the strain that has been placed on me is unmanageable,” Corkrey wrote. “These last few years of teaching have found me in impossible teaching posit...

Vacancy in College Counselor Position

Vacancy in College Counselor Position

By Sarah Asch

October 5, 2014

Principal Julie Synyard sent an email to parents on Friday August 29 announcing that there was a vacancy in the college counselor position. “Please be assured that we have begun to pursue a suitable candidate,” the email read. “We have posted this position internally, and if within ten days...

L’Shana Tova: A Jewish Perspective on Rosh Hashanah

L’Shana Tova: A Jewish Perspective on Rosh Hashanah

By Sarah Asch

September 30, 2014

Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Jewish New Year, falls on the Hebrew calendar during the first two days of Tishrei, which means that it is usually celebrated during the secular month of September. Rosh Hashanah is literally translated as “the head of the year,” and along with Yom Kippur (the day...

Marcus Jamison: Math Teacher and World Traveler

Marcus Jamison: Math Teacher and World Traveler

By Sarah Asch

September 11, 2014

Math teacher Marcus Jamison realized he wanted to be a teacher during his junior year of college. “I wanted to become a teacher, one because I like building confidence in others,” Jamison said. “And, also, I just enjoy seeing kids learn, and seeing the ‘Aha’ moments.” This is Jamison’s s...

District Pulls Contract Between New Tech and ITTC

District Pulls Contract Between New Tech and ITTC

By Sarah Asch & Tandis Shoushtary

May 29, 2014

Superintendent of Education Michael McDowell announced at a board meeting on May 14 that the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) will not proceed with the proposed contract between the New Tech Network and the Instructional Technology Teacher Collaborative (ITTC) which includes teachers from...

Parent Workshops Explore Project-Based Learning and New Tech

Parent Workshops Explore Project-Based Learning and New Tech

By Sarah Asch & Tandis Shoushtary

May 1, 2014

The Tam administration held a series of parent workshops on the subject of New Tech and project-based learning, on April 22 and 24. During the workshops, Assistant Superintendent of Education Michael McDowell presented a comprehensive overview of project-based learning and how it related to the New Tech...

Pending Contract with New Tech Delayed

Pending Contract with New Tech Delayed

By Sarah Asch

April 24, 2014

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

By Sarah Asch & Emma Boczek

April 4, 2014

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...

One Day at a Time: Marin Teens on the Road to Recovery

One Day at a Time: Marin Teens on the Road to Recovery

By Sarah Asch

March 29, 2014

Senior Zack Facter began using drugs with increasing regularity after his first experience at the end of seventh grade. “When I first started smoking [marijuana] it was once every couple of weeks,” he said. “Then it turned into once a week, and then I would say by January or February of eighth...