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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...

Athlete of the Issue: Ben Soicher

Athlete of the Issue: Ben Soicher

By Josh Love and Josh Love

November 9, 2016

Most people consider golf to be a sport designated for old, wealthy men who socialize more than exercise and drive around the golf course in their Polo T-shirts and slacks. Well, that’s not the case for Ben Soicher, an eighth grade student at Mill Valley Middle School (MVMS). Soicher picked up hi...

New Tam High Principal

By Raqshan Khan

June 28, 2016

On June 22, the Governing Board of the Tamalpais Union High School District approved the recommendation of the selection committee to hire JC Farr as the new Principal of Tamalpais High School after an extensive search. “We are confident that Mr. Farr will bring professional experience, strong intellectual...

Varsity Football Team Beats San Rafael, Seniors Reflect on Season

Varsity Football Team Beats San Rafael, Seniors Reflect on Season

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

November 21, 2015

The varsity football team beat San Rafael 54-6 for their seniors’ day game on October 31. For seniors Davon Cunningham, Treyvon Cunningham, Kimo Karp, Riley Walls, (a Tam News reporter) Wanya Williams, Brett Quai Hoi, Trenten Francis, Brian Rivas, and Sasha Damore, it was their last regular season h...

Editorial: Friends or Foes of Tam District?

Editorial: Friends or Foes of Tam District?

By Tam News Staff

November 24, 2014

The New Tech Network is once again on the radar at Tam, and the atmosphere at our school has shifted for the worse. Much like last spring, a negative school environment has been created, with hushed conversations between staff members in the hallways and inappropriate teacher outbursts during class....

District Announces that Team will Continue

District Announces that Team will Continue

By Billie Mandelbaum and Emma Boczek

February 11, 2013

On February 11, the Tamalpais Union High School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel announced that Team, the experiential learning program open to juniors in the Tam District, will continue next year. In an e-mail message sent out to district parents, community and staff, the board wrote, “Board discussion showed support for...

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...

Technology graduation requirement suspended for the 2012-2013 school year

By Billy Butler

May 9, 2012

Last night the Tam District Board of Trustees removed the technology graduation requirement for the 2012-2013 school year, exempting the class of 2013. According to a release sent out by district Superintendent Dr. Laurie Kimbrel, "the recommendation to suspend the requirement was based on the recognition...