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District adopts new science standards

District adopts new science standards

Zoe Cowan

September 21, 2018


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Starting this school year, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) has begun phasing out the Integrated Science program. The new program, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), complies with new California science standards that were adopted in 2013. The NGSS program is not a curriculum, but r...

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Jessica Watts

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Jessica Watts

Tenaya Tremp

September 18, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Normally, zoology and teaching are two professions that don’t intermingle—unless, of course, the students of a particular class are extraordinarily misbehaved. For Jessica Watts, however, her passion for zoology was what initially led her to teaching, and once she started, she never looked back....

Bridge the Gap College Prep Moves to Tam Campus

Bridge the Gap College Prep Moves to Tam Campus

Josh Love

October 16, 2015


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Bridge the Gap College Prep (BTGCP), an educational and college preparation organization, has finally arrived at Tam. Bridge the Gap began meeting on campus at the beginning of the school year in an attempt to improve services for students who went to Bridge the Gap in Marin City, providing them addi...

Edward Harrison Profile

Edward Harrison Profile

October 9, 2015


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This year, we have a new teacher for IS 1-2, Edward Harrison. Harrison is a New York native and earned his degrees at multiple universities, including Long Island University, New York University, Cornell, and Nova Southeastern University in Florida. In 1980, he moved to Florida and was teaching a few ...

Laura Valentine Profile

Laura Valentine Profile

October 1, 2015


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Laura Valentine became interested in teaching when she was in college. “I was a teacher assistant for a couple of classes and I enjoyed that experience. So that made me think more about the idea of teaching,” she said. Valentine, a new Tam Integrated Science 3/4 teacher, caries experience of teachin...

Ginnie Chu Profile

Ginnie Chu Profile

Danielle Egan

September 28, 2015


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Integrated Science 1-2 and 3-4 teacher Ginnie Chu has been struck by the unique and creative nature of Tam students. “I’ve never taught at a school that’s this big, and so I feel that there are many pockets of different things happening all at the same time. In general, I’d say it’s a very progres...

Science Department Re-Evaluates Integrated Science Curriculum

Science Department Re-Evaluates Integrated Science Curriculum

Jackson Gathard

February 13, 2014


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In an effort to improve the Integrated Science program at Tam, the science department took a survey of all science students to gauge how effective the current program is. Some teachers are not confident that the program is fully working. “I wonder if we need more opportunities for students who learn...

Lauren Killingsworth Receives $1,000 Grant

Lauren Killingsworth Receives $1,000 Grant

Isaac Cohen

November 23, 2013


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Tam High-Martin Luther King (MLK) Science Outreach, founded by senior Lauren Killingsworth, received a $1,000 grant this summer to continue bringing science labs and tutoring to students at MLK Middle School. The money will go toward the purchase of science supplies and safety equipment. The grant...

Video: Marine Science ROV Launch Day

Video: Marine Science ROV Launch Day

Randy Shapiro

November 6, 2013


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lAAm44TnpE During the week of October 27, the Marine Science classes launched the Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) they had been building since October 1. The Tam High administration allowed the ROVs to be piloted in the Tam pool through an engaging obstacle course.

William Bartrug Joins Tam Staff

William Bartrug Joins Tam Staff

Jackson Gathard

October 29, 2013


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William Bartrug began teaching both Integrated Science 3/4 and Chemistry courses at Tam on October 7. After six weeks of searching, the administration has hired a replacement for Chemistry teacher Dr. Leslie Hart, after she announced an emergency leave of absence just days before school started in August. “I...

New Marine Science Course Pending UC Approval

New Marine Science Course Pending UC Approval

CJ LaDuke & Sam McDonogh

March 11, 2013


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For the first time at Tam, a marine science course will be offered for the 2013-2014 school year. Spearheaded by Amgen Award-winning science teacher April Tucker, Marine Science will offer a unique an interesting alternative to traditional science curriculum. Tucker has a strong background and special...

Zoab Kapoor: Science by Day, Comedy by Night

Zoab Kapoor: Science by Day, Comedy by Night

Sander Lutz

January 6, 2013


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Born and raised on the independent Southeast Asian island of Singapore, senior Zoab Kapoor has pursued a range of very diverse interests since his youth. “My ideal career goal is ‘physicist who is a comedian in the evenings,’” Kapoor said. “That would be strange, I admit, kind of un...

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