The Tam News

Jolly Roger Unable to Print

Jolly Roger Unable to Print

By Zoe Wynn

April 3, 2017

The Drake High School newspaper, The Jolly Roger, is not able to print their magazine due to the Tamalpais Union High School District Print shop shutting down. The Jolly Roger and the Tam district have a contract with the California Schools Employee Association (CSEA). This contract lays out the guid...

Wellness Center Update

Wellness Center Update

By Marie Hogan

April 3, 2017

Development of Tam’s Wellness program continues, with the school set to begin hiring Wellness coordinators April 3rd. Due to space constraints, Tam is going forward with a Wellness program that combines counseling support with community outreach, rather than constructing a separate Wellness cent...

Senior Revives Gardening Club

Senior Revives Gardening Club

By Sophia Krivoruchko and Megan Butt

October 25, 2016

After visiting Panama this summer and working in a preserve, senior Eva Brazer was inspired to revive the gardening club at Tam. “About a year ago there was a garden club [at Tam] but it wasn’t advised,” she said. “I was motivated to [re-start the club] after seeing a natural preserve in Pa...

New Staff Profiles

New Staff Profiles

By Tam News Staff

October 11, 2016

Special Education Department: Molly Fries  by Ryan Leake Tam’s newest member of the Special Education Department, Molly Fries, claims she is “not actually a teacher.” Fries spends her time in the classroom as a paraeducator, which she defines as extra support staff. Fries describes her role ...

New Benches in Tam Memorial Garden

New Benches in Tam Memorial Garden

By Raqshan Khan

September 12, 2016

The Memorial Garden at Tam has a new addition this year. In the far left corner, a new bench has been set up, adding a fresh feel to the cozy nook. Starting this project in the last few weeks of the previous school year, current sophomores, Jason Buechel, Jace Monti, Jason Zook, and Brycen Falzone all wo...

Hawks Look to Exceed expectations on the Grid-Iron

Hawks Look to Exceed expectations on the Grid-Iron

By Jack Loder

September 12, 2016

School is back in session, the leaves are beginning to change color, and football players and fans all over the country are gearing up for kickoff. Here at Tam High, this year’s Red Tailed Hawks believe they have something to prove. This team, one that has  lost nearly half of its starters from last ...

Possible Marijuana Dispensary to Open in Dipsea Cafe’s Place

Possible Marijuana Dispensary to Open in Dipsea Cafe’s Place

By Maddie Asch

August 24, 2016

John Siotos, owner of the Dipsea Cafe in Tam Valley, announced on the community website, NextDoor, that the Dipsea cafe would be closing, and in its place, he hopes to open a medical marijuana dispensary on August 15. In December of last year the County of Marin passed an ordinance allowing up to fo...

Tam Math Teachers Receive Leadership Award

Tam Math Teachers Receive Leadership Award

By Cam Vernali

June 3, 2016

David Wetzel and Susan Proksch are part of a group that received a district-wide leadership award. The Chris Anderson Instructional Leadership Award is an award given out yearly to a program, group or individual in the Tamalpais Union District. It is given out based on demonstrating “exceptional le...

Novato Shooting Leaves One Dead

By Raqshan Khan

June 3, 2016

On May 26, two students from Novato High School were attacked. Suffering from gunshot and stab wounds, 17-year-old Edwin Guerra passed away due to his injuries and Llefferson Diaz was severely wounded. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said the teens involved in the case lived in San Rafael but at...

Dominican Republic Baseball Fundraiser

Dominican Republic Baseball Fundraiser

By Raqshan Khan

June 3, 2016

Special Education teacher Isaias Franco is collecting donations of baseball equipment and traveling to the Dominican Republic for Homeruns 4 Humanity, a baseball camp for underprivileged children. He started collecting donations in May, and so far over 100 baseball gloves, 300 jerseys,  25 bats,  50 ne...

Congressional Candidate Visits Tam

Congressional Candidate Visits Tam

By Megan Butt

June 3, 2016

On May 16, congressional candidate and Marin County native Erin Schrode visited campus. She attended Marin Academy in San Rafael, before graduating from New York University. Eleven years ago, Schrode founded her own nonprofit, Turning Green, which encouraged high school students to fight broken polici...