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(Mikyla Williams)

Pipeline

By Samantha Nichols February 23, 2022
Black students at Tam are suspended at nearly four times the rate of their white counterparts, contributing to a process known as the school-to-prison pipeline. But a novel approach to school discipline called restorative justice shows potential to dismantle that system from its roots.
(Jessica Bukowski)

Students express concern over AP turnover rate

By Sophia Martin September 27, 2019
Eight assistant principals have been employed at Tam within the span of three years.
Unofficial attendance policy violates California Education Code

Unofficial attendance policy violates California Education Code

By Kennedy Cook and Lola Leuterio June 24, 2019
The policy limits adult students to 10 self-excused absences, after which they must be excused by a parent or guardian. This is inconsistent with California Education Code 46012.
AP Angela Gramlick plans to leave Tam

AP Angela Gramlick plans to leave Tam

By Ian Duncanson December 14, 2018

Assistant principal Angela Gramlick will leave Tam on December 21, the last day of the school semester, to accept a new job as principal at Ross Elementary School. The Tam community was notified of the...

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...

Wellness Center Update

Wellness Center Update

By Marie Hogan April 3, 2017

Development of Tam’s Wellness program continues, with the school set to begin hiring Wellness coordinators April 3rd. Due to space constraints, Tam is going forward with a Wellness program that combines...

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...

Political March on Town Hall

Political March on Town Hall

By Marie Hogan and Raqshan Khan February 2, 2017

On January 27 President Donald Trump signed an executive order that suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, blocked Syrian refugees indefinitely, and denied entry for citizens...

Clown Hysteria Strikes the Bay Area

By Ava Finn October 30, 2016

KRON4 has broadcasted news of “creepy” clowns targeting schools and children in the Bay Area. On October 4, in Concord, California, KRON4 documented the aftershock of a young girl attacked by a clown...

Admin Hosts Informational Meeting on Project-Based Learning and New Tech

Admin Hosts Informational Meeting on Project-Based Learning and New Tech

By Sarah Asch & Emma Boczek April 4, 2014

The Tam administration held an informational meeting for parents on April 3 in Ruby Scott Gym as a “Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Overview,” including discussion of a proposed contract with...

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