The Tam News

New Field Trips Approved in 2018

By Shane Lavezzo

December 18, 2017

Amid concerns about student equity, the Tamalpais Unified High School District Board of Trustees approved field trips to Hungary/Serbia, Belize, and London in 2018, at the board meeting on November 15. As the field trips were being motioned for approval, Board of Trustees member Michael Futterman brou...

Marin Theatre Company Controversy

Marin Theatre Company Controversy

By Ravi Joshi-Wander

December 7, 2017

Marin Theatre Company (MTC) has found themselves at the center of a racially charged controversy with their latest production “Thomas and Sally.” The play, written by Thomas Bradshaw, is a fictional retelling of former president and founding father Thomas Jefferson’s sexual relationship with his...

Cate Hayman: YouthArts Finalist

Cate Hayman: YouthArts Finalist

By Hannah Chorley

March 3, 2016

A self proclaimed “Mill Valley mom,” Cate Hayman spent the month of January hiking in the morning, doing pilates, and getting coffee with her friends — as well as auditioning for 14 college-level musical theater programs. Hayman, who graduated from Tam in December following the first semester...

Special Education and Drama Create One Act

Pictured are many of the teachers, guest  artists and students  that  worked  to  create  a  successful one  act.
Photo by: Sammy Herdman

By Sammy Herdman

June 5, 2015

The most recent set of Conservatory Theatre Ensemble’s (CTE) one acts, on May 28, brought a performance that stood out from the rest. Special education teacher Michael Lovejoy’s class performed a one act they’ve been working on since the start of the semester, and their work was rewarded with a...

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

By Sarah Asch & James Finn, Additional Reporting by: Marina Furbush and Hannah Chorley

May 14, 2015

Ruby Scott Gym was packed with 200 parents on the evening of April 3, 2014. On that night, the Tam administration hosted a curriculum meeting to explain the benefits of hiring a professional development company that most people had only just heard of: New Tech Network. The atmosphere in the room grew...

Daniel Caldwell, Influential Drama Teacher, Dies

Daniel Caldwell, Influential Drama Teacher, Dies

By Raqshan Khan

April 23, 2015

Former Tam student and visionary drama teacher Daniel Caldwell, who founded Tam’s Conservatory Theater Ensemble (CTE), died on March 15 at age 79 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Born in 1935, Caldwell attended Tam for three years before transferring to Sir Francis Drake High School...

Ashley Baker: Behind the Scenes

Ashley Baker: Behind the Scenes

By Elizabeth Archer

November 13, 2013

Juggling classes at Tamiscal High School, directing and acting in Tam’s drama program, and classes at ACT (American Conservatory Theatre), junior Ashley Baker has found a sense of independence both on and off stage. Baker’s interest in theater began as a summer activity, but quickly morphed into...

Briefly: Sophomores Attend Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Briefly: Sophomores Attend Oregon Shakespeare Festival

By Elizabeth Archer

June 3, 2013

Twenty-four sophomore students from social studies teacher Jon Hartquist and English teacher Mike Levinson’s Core classes traveled to Ashland, Oregon for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on May 3-6. The students attended three plays: “My Fair Lady,” “The Unfortunates” and “Taming of the...

Briefly: The Mountain Play Turns 100

The 100th Mountain Play, “The Sound of Music” runs until June 16.

By Cody Duane-McGlashan and Cody Duane-McGlashan

May 23, 2013

The 2013 Mountain Play “The Sound of Music” opened on May 19, marking the event’s 100th anniversary. The Mountain Play Association, which has put on the outdoor theater experience annually since 1913, is a nonprofit organization that coordinates the event. The play is performed in an outdoor theater...

GALLERY: Behind the Scenes of the 2013 Winter One Acts

GALLERY: Behind the Scenes of the 2013 Winter One Acts

By Anna Vandergriff

February 12, 2013

The 2013 Winter One Acts presented by the Conservatory Theater Ensemble (CTE) ran from January 16 to February 2. The One Acts are a festival of Advanced Drama student-directed and acted short plays. Cast members were freshmen and sophomores in beginning level Drama classes, while directors were Advanced...

CTE students take on new leadership roles

By Emma Talkoff

October 31, 2011

For the 400 students currently enrolled in Tam’s Conservatory Theater Ensemble (CTE), new opportunities for leadership have provided a, “great reality check for a lot of high schoolers,” according to Membership Director and senior Robin Weisselberg. Student leadership has always been a big part...