The Tam News

New Pool Heaters to Conserve Energy

New Pool Heaters to Conserve Energy

By Sonja Hutson

May 19, 2014

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) School Board approved three actions regarding energy efficiency at Tam on April 23. The actions included installation of high efficiency pool heaters from Lincoln Aquatics, applying for PG&E’s energy project financing to pay for the new heat...

School Board Grants Credits to 2014 Seniors

School Board Grants Credits to 2014 Seniors

By Sonja Hutson

December 20, 2013

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees voted unanimously at a Board meeting on November 13 to grant class credits to 40 seniors who lost them due to unexcused absences. The Board made the same decision last spring, although they previously stated this action would not need...

School Board Election Results

School Board Election Results

By Sonja Hutson

November 25, 2013

Chuck Ford, Sheri Mowbray and Laura Anderson were elected to the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees (also known as the School Board) on November 5. As previously reported, Ford taught at Tamiscal’s Team program for 21 years before retiring in June, is a former Board member...

The Case Against Athletic Recruitment

The Case Against Athletic Recruitment

By Sonja Hutson

November 24, 2013

While losing sleep and stressing about college applications, the last thing a senior wants to hear about is their friend’s guaranteed admission to a university because of their athletic excellence. An inequality between athletic versus academic acceptance is extraordinarily prevalent. This disparity...

School Board Elections November 5

School Board Elections November 5

By Sonja Hutson

October 3, 2013

Five candidates will be running for three seats on the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees this November. Chuck Ford taught at Tamiscal’s Team program for 21 years before retiring in June, is a former Board member for the Lagunitas School District and a parent of two former...

Tam Holds Memorial for Attendance Clerk Johnnie Daniel

Tam Holds Memorial for Attendance Clerk Johnnie Daniel

By Sonja Hutson

September 23, 2013

A memorial for attendance clerk Johnnie Daniel, who passed away this August while hiking in Sequoia National Park, was held in the Memorial Garden (outside of Palmer Hall) on Friday, September 20 during lunch. The student-run event, organized by senior and leadership student Rachael Ferm, marked the erec...

District Establishes New Advisory Board

District Establishes New Advisory Board

By Sonja Hutson

June 12, 2013

In the wake of the March debate that ended in the continuation of the Team program, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) is assembling an Alternative Programming Advisory Committee to “work collaboratively over the course of the 2013-2014 school year to develop measurable criteria by which...

How Soon is too Soon?

How Soon is too Soon?

By Sonja Hutson

June 10, 2013

I remember the first time I started to think seriously about college. I was visiting my cousin the summer before my freshman year, and he asked me where I wanted to go to school. Not having thought about it, I spit out the first college that came to mind: UC Berkeley. “If you want to go there, you...

Yes, Girls Can Kill People Too

By Sonja Hutson

May 21, 2013

The actors brutally stabbed Caesar on the steps of the courthouse, using red ribbons to symbolize blood. Their betrayal rang out through the theater and red ribbons were flying everywhere- it was a fantastic spectacle. Until I heard a gasp and a disgusted “They’re girls!” from a few rows behind...

Classified Staff Petitions for Raises and Benefits

Classified Staff Petitions for Raises and Benefits

By Sonja Hutson

May 8, 2013

Members of the TUHSD chapter of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) held another rally regarding pay raises and increased health and retirement benefits for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 contracts on April 23 outside the back parking lot at Redwood High School, preceding a school board meeting...

District Proposes New Unexcused Absence Policy

District Proposes New Unexcused Absence Policy

By Sonja Hutson

February 11, 2013

The Tamalpais Union Board of Trustees is drafting a new policy on consequences for unexcused absences. The new policy, which continues to be revised with input from the community and is not yet in effect, aims to remedy what Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel calls “double and triple jeopardy.” The...

AIDS Quilt Visits Tam

AIDS Quilt Visits Tam

By Sonja Hutson

December 22, 2012

Portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt visited Tam and were displayed in Ruby Scott Gym on Friday, November 30. The nationwide quilt, which memorializes those who have lost their lives to AIDS, is composed of patches made by the deceased’s loved ones. The Marin AIDS Project, which provides HIV/AIDS s...