The Tam News

Investigation alleges sexual abuse by former Branson coaches, counselor

Investigation alleges sexual abuse by former Branson coaches, counselor

Skye Schoenhoeft

May 2, 2019


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Four former staff members from Branson, a private school in Ross, were implicated for sexual misconduct with students in a report commissioned by the school, written by two investigators of the law firm Covington & Burling, and released on Friday, April 5. Those named in the 10-month investigation...

Disparity in the Sausalito Marin City School District

Disparity in the Sausalito Marin City School District

Lucas Rosevear

May 2, 2019


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The Sausalito Marin City School District (SMCSD) was accused last December by the California Attorney General’s office of segregating schools on the basis of class and race, according to a letter obtained by the Marin Independent Journal. The district, comprised of two K-8 schools, Willow Creek Acade...

Farr receives award for work in student equity

Farr receives award for work in student equity

Leah Fullerton

May 2, 2019


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Principal J.C. Farr received The Shakir Stewart Foundation Award for Educational Excellence at the 7th annual Shakir Stewart Ascot Awards & Gala on Saturday, April 13. The gala served as both an award ceremony for accomplished St. Mary’s College High School alumni and a fundraiser for the Shakir...

Amaral, Hopper receive Golden Bell Awards

Amaral, Hopper receive Golden Bell Awards

Kara Kneafsey

May 2, 2019


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Head custodian Robert Amaral and special education teacher Angela Hopper were given the Golden Bell Award by the Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) on Friday, April 26, for their work at Tam.   According to the MCOE website, the Golden Bell Awards “celebrate public education in Marin Cou...

Junior Sebastian Ames banned from Nextdoor over satirical Safeway parking post

Junior Sebastian Ames banned from Nextdoor over satirical Safeway parking post

Dylan Layden

May 1, 2019


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Junior Sebastian Ames was banned from the neighborhood social media network Nextdoor after a satirical post over parking at Safeway on March 11. Tam parent Anne Elisco-Lemme fought back against the Nextdoor moderators in a post titled “Enough with the ND police. Let Sebastian Ames back on!” ...

District adds CECs at Tamiscal, Drake

District adds CECs at Tamiscal, Drake

Olivia Merriman

April 4, 2019


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Names of sources have been kept anonymous in order to protect student privacy. The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) director of special education, Amira Mostafa, and the TUHSD board of trustees have increased the number of Counseling Enriched Classrooms (CECs) over a two-year period (2...

Prom exchange aims to make dresses affordable

Prom exchange aims to make dresses affordable

Stevi Dunn

April 4, 2019


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  The first prom attire exchange, organized by parent Stephanie Young, took place in Ruby Scott Gym on Tuesday, March 26. The event allowed students to choose from a range of upcycled prom attire for free. By reusing clothing, Young, who is the mother of Tam News reporter, Aaron Young, hop...

Student anti-sexual harassment initiative holds first fundraiser

Student anti-sexual harassment initiative holds first fundraiser

Logan Little

April 4, 2019


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The Students Against Sexual Harassment and Assault (SASHA) initiative hosted a gala to raise funds and awareness for SASHA in San Francisco on Saturday, March 30. The gala, SASHA’s first public event, featured a speech from Tam senior Georgia Westfall and commentary from a panel of five Bay Area-b...

Ramping Up: Tam students spur skate park renovation

Ramping Up: Tam students spur skate park renovation

Skye Schoenhoeft

March 17, 2019


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The newly renovated skate park adjacent to Mill Valley Middle School opened for use on Monday, February 25. The campaign to build the new park was driven by Tam freshmen Jacob Moore and Cristian Piombo and has been in the works for nearly two years. The old park was taken out entirely, redesigned, and r...

District updates school safety plan

District updates school safety plan

Johanna Meezan

March 17, 2019


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The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees approved an update to the School Safety Plan during a meeting on Tuesday, February 26. The update consists of a new section on suicide prevention, along with minor alterations related to school board policy and the education code. The ...

Board approves new teacher contract

Board approves new teacher contract

Benjy Wall-Feng

March 17, 2019


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The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees voted on Tuesday, February 26 to approve a two-year contract agreement between the district and the Tamalpais Federation of Teachers (TFT) union. The agreement will be applied retroactively starting from July 2018, when the previous co...