The Tam News

Taupier and Elsen discuss budget, potential cuts at community forum

Taupier and Elsen discuss budget, potential cuts at community forum

By Benjy Wall-Feng

January 27, 2019

In a community forum at Tam on Wednesday, January 22, district superintendent Tara Taupier and chief financial officer Corbett Elsen presented the current Fiscal Advisory Draft Recommendation to a crowd of about 50 students, parents, and faculty. The recommendation was designed by a committee compose...

Roenisch, Oppenheim, Saavedra elected to TUHSD board of trustees

Roenisch, Oppenheim, Saavedra elected to TUHSD board of trustees

By Benjy Wall-Feng

December 17, 2018

Cynthia Roenisch, Dan Oppenheim and Kevin Saavedra were elected to the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees on Election Day, November 6. The board will be responsible for navigating the district’s current budget crisis, and as a result financial experience was a major focus of the candidates’ campaigns, as...

District considers consolidating, cutting electives

District considers consolidating, cutting electives

By Benjy Wall-Feng

December 14, 2018

Administrators, teachers, and students across the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) are discussing the potential proposal of a number of cost-cutting changes to scheduling policies next year, according to Tam principal J.C. Farr and multiple teachers. If the changes are proposed and approved...

JSA registers students to vote

JSA registers students to vote

By Benjy Wall-Feng

October 18, 2018

Members of JSA went into 25 junior and senior social studies classes on October 15 with the intent of registering or pre-registering students to vote. "We go through our slideshow, we have everyone take out their phones, computers, anything that they can use," junior and JSA president Avery Schoen,...

District attorney election pits inside experience against outside perspective

District attorney election pits inside experience against outside perspective

By Benjy Wall-Feng

October 17, 2018

One of the most contested races in Marin County will be the runoff election for county district attorney between Lori Frugoli and Anna Pletcher on November 6. A June 5 election gave Frugoli and Pletcher 48.9 and 30.6 percent of the vote, respectively, and a third candidate, A.J. Brady, received 20...

District appoints new superintendent

District appoints new superintendent

By Benjy Wall-Feng

September 20, 2018

Dr. Tara Taupier was named as the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) superintendent in an August 28 press release. The announcement followed the sudden June 30 resignation of former superintendent David Yoshihara and the subsequent appointment of interim superintendents Dr. Walt Buster and Dr. Valeri...

Nygaard Steps Down as Golf Coach

Nygaard Steps Down as Golf Coach

By Benjy Wall-Feng

June 10, 2018

P.E. teacher Dustin Nygaard ended his tenure as boys golf coach following the conclusion of the spring 2018 season. “I just stepped down from the position, and I’m going to be an assistant coach working with Shane [Kennedy] on the girls varsity soccer team next season,” Nygaard said. Nyga...

Grey Area

Grey Area

By Benjy Wall-Feng

March 23, 2018

My first brush with the cultural tsunami that is "Fifty Shades of Grey" was in fourth grade, when I noticed, in one of the magazines my class was gleefully vivisecting for collage fodder, a book review with the alarming first sentence: "There are three kinds of sex — sex in the kitchen, sex in the...

Administration Prepares for Enrollment Growth

Administration Prepares for Enrollment Growth

By Benjy Wall-Feng

February 8, 2018

Two new portable classrooms will likely be added to Tam’s back parking lot in the fall as part of a short-term effort to accommodate enrollment growth, according to principal J.C. Farr. Those portables will join the two which were added prior to the beginning of this year, also as a resul...