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District adopts new science standards

District adopts new science standards

By Zoe Cowan

September 21, 2018

Starting this school year, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) has begun phasing out the Integrated Science program. The new program, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), complies with new California science standards that were adopted in 2013. The NGSS program is not a curriculum, but r...

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...

Leadership announces new rally MCs

Leadership announces new rally MCs

By Kara Kneafsey

September 20, 2018

Seniors Logan Zook and Holden Waltz will be this year’s rally MCs. “Holden and Logan show so much enthusiasm and embody the spirit and pride that we hope that the students will feel,” senior and rally co-commissioner Tessa Pares said. Auditions were held in the spring and applicants were li...

2018-19 back to school dance

2018-19 back to school dance

By Summer Solomon

September 20, 2018

This year’s back to school dance took place on Friday, August 24 from 7:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m in the student center. Students paid $10 or received a free entrance by having an ASB card, which allows students to go to all home sports games for free and receive special discounts on school events. The dance wa...

Active Shooter Drill Held at Drake

Active Shooter Drill Held at Drake

By Ethan Swope

August 16, 2018

Police and firefighters from around Marin County converged on Drake High School to stage an active shooter drill on June 19 and 21. The Central Marin Police worked in conjunction with Ross Valley Fire Department and the Central Marin Fire Department to conduct the training. “Now that school is out, we are using this...

Assistant Principal David Rice Leaves Tam

Assistant Principal David Rice Leaves Tam

By Ethan Swope

August 11, 2018

Assistant Principal David Rice has accepted the position of Interim Middle School Principal at the Ross School, and will not be returning to Tam. Principal J.C. Farr sent out an email addressed to students and parents regarding his departure. Rice was a teacher and assistant principal with the Tam Union H...

Superintendent Yoshihara to Resign June 30

Superintendent Yoshihara to Resign June 30

By Milo Levine and Milo Levine

June 23, 2018

In an email sent to members of the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) community, immediately following a closed session board of trustees meeting on June 21, board of trustees president Leslie Lundgren Harlander announced that superintendent David Yoshihara would step down from his position....

Fire in Downtown Sausalito

Fire in Downtown Sausalito

By Rocky Brown, Rocky Brown, and Rocky Brown

June 11, 2018

At 6:25 p.m., on the corner of Princess and Bridgeway in Sausalito, a fire erupted in the alley between Starbucks and Sausalito Jewelers. Within five minutes of the ignition, the fire quickly engulfed the alley, sending a plume of smoke into the air. “The cause of the fire is yet to be determ...

Sausalito Continues Waterfront Cleanup

Sausalito Continues Waterfront Cleanup

By Calvin Rosevear

June 10, 2018

Sausalito police and city employees continue to engage in a city council-sponsored cleanup of marine debris in the Sausalito waterfront area. The cleanup focuses on the anchor-outs, a handful of boats anchored in the Sausalito waterfront used as housing for a slim minority. Many of the boats are currently...

Students Win Rube Goldberg Competition

Students Win Rube Goldberg Competition

By Hana Curphey

June 10, 2018

Mill Valley students representing Tam were informed that they had won the International Online Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, High School Division, on May 16. The team consisted of sophomores Rebecca Preis, Maddie Cope, Hannah Khan, Theo Koffman, Ben St. John, and Hayden Yearout, as well as sophomore O...

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...

Prom Has Record Sales

Prom Has Record Sales

By Elissa Asch

June 7, 2018

Tam’s 2018 prom was held on May 26 at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Though prom planning included all of the basics — DJ, photo booth, food — there were three things about this prom that stood out, according to student, teacher planners and attendees. One was the venue. Event coordinator and sen...