The Tam News

David Rice Joins Administration Team

By Marina Furbush

March 17, 2017

At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, Assistant Principal Brian Lynch was replaced by former Drake Assistant Principal David Rice, who previously worked at Tam as a social studies teacher. Lynch is now working as assistant principal at Redwood.   “Ultimately, the district office places As...

Breakthrough Day

Breakthrough Day

By Megan Butt

March 10, 2017

Students participated in Breakthrough Day on February 27 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Operation Breakthrough, a student-led initiative that took place in 1967 following race riots on campus. Students and staff spent much of the day discussing issues of race in tutorial classes in addition to...

Attendance Team Tackles Absences

Attendance Team Tackles Absences

By Samantha Locke and Elissa Asch

March 7, 2016

Assistant Principal Wendy Stratton and  a group of teachers assembled on February 26 to discuss the issue of recurring absences at Tam. “[We] established the attendance passes...the design and the funding,” Stratton said. Throughout this meeting the attendance team, which has been gathering since November,...

Principal Julie Synyard Resigns, David Brown to Take Over

Principal Julie Synyard Resigns, David Brown to Take Over

By Hannah Chorley, James Finn, and Marina Furbush

November 5, 2015

Principal Julie Synyard sent an email to Tam staff and parents on the morning of October 21 announcing her resignation,  which took effect on November 1. For the duration of the 2015-2016 school year, Dr. David Brown will serve for three days a week as the interim principal effective November 10. Assistant...

Drop-Off Zone Undergoes Construction

Drop-Off Zone Undergoes Construction

September 21, 2015

The start of school has brought speed bumps, designated drop-off zones, and a new crosswalk to the drop-off area on Miller Ave. According to Assistant Principal Wendy Stratton, the school had been hoping to improve the drop-off zone for quite some time. “I think when people are dropping students of...

Juniors Take Smarter Balance Tests

Juniors Take Smarter Balance Tests

By Jordan Blackburn & Misha Krivoruchko

May 18, 2015

Tam juniors took the new Smarter Balanced tests April 28 through May 1. The Smarter Balanced Assessment System “utilizes computer-adaptive tests and performance tasks that allow students to show what they know and are able to do,” according to the California Department of Education website. The test...

Environmental Science Class Starts Recycling Program

Environmental Science Class Starts Recycling Program

By Caroline Frost

March 18, 2015

Several of science teacher Erin Ashley’s environmental science students have launched a program to increase the number of recycling bins around Tam’s campus. According to an email sent to Tam staff members by Assistant Principal Wendy Stratton, several members of Ashley’s class contacted the Marin...

New Social Media App Yik Yak Strikes Campus

New Social Media App Yik Yak Strikes Campus

By Caroline Frost

October 24, 2014

Yik Yak, a new social media app that came out in December 2013, has recently become popular nationwide and among Tam students. The app works as an “anonymous bulletin board,” where users can post anonymous messages of their choice. Since the app first gained popularity, students and parents have...

New APs Join Tam’s Administration

New APs Join Tam’s Administration

By James Finn

September 12, 2014

The Tamalpais Union High School District hired two new assistant principals (APs), Leah Herrera and Wendy Stratton, at Tamalpais High School prior to the start of the 2014 -2015 school year. Assistant Principal Brian Lynch, who has served as one of Tam’s APs since 2012, said that the admini...