The Tam News

Graffiti Targets Tam Principal

By Megan Butt

July 20, 2017

An act of vandalism targeting Principal JC Farr with the use of profanity and racial epithets occurred at Tam High on the night of July 18. The graffiti was found on an exterior wall of Hoetger Hall, documented, and then removed, according to Farr. “It was derogatory words addressed towards me....

Tam Wins Golden Ribbon Award

By Maddie Asch

June 4, 2017

Tamalpais High school was awarded the Gold Ribbon award by the California Department of Education (CDE) on April 18. “The [award] seeks to recognize outstanding educational programs and practices,” according to the CDE. According to Principal JC Farr, Tam received this award because of its core Prog...

Serious Answers to Silly Questions (Bizarre Hypotheticals with Tam & District Staff)

Serious Answers to Silly Questions (Bizarre Hypotheticals with Tam & District Staff)

By Samantha Locke and Samantha Locke

June 3, 2017

We so often only see administrators and teachers as their positions or subjects, but  they are so much more. To bring this to light, The Tam News asked bizarre hypothetical questions to show that our staff members are people too. Q: If You Were A Vegetable, What Vegetable Would You Be And Why? SUPERINTENDENT...

Craft and Dorsett Win Golden Bell Awards

Craft and Dorsett Win  Golden Bell Awards

By Miles Rubens and Miles Rubens

May 4, 2017

Budget secretary Carol Craft and counselor Evelyn Dorsett received Golden Bell Awards for classified and certificated staff, respectively, this year. The awards, given by the California School Boards Association (CSBA) and county offices of education, are meant to recognize excellence in education across ...

Increase in Swastika Graffiti in Marin

By Elissa Asch

April 3, 2017

Over the last few months the Marin community has experienced a sharp increase in anti-Semitic behavior. This behavior includes the drawing of five swastikas found at Tam, Mill Valley Middle School, the Mill Valley Community Center (MVMS), and the Safeway parking lot. “The Safeway incident involved a red swast...

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 is now working as assistant principal at Redwood.   “Ultimately, the district office places As...

Breakthrough Day

Breakthrough Day

By Megan Butt

March 10, 2017

Students participated in Breakthrough Day on February 27 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Operation Breakthrough, a student-led initiative that took place in 1967 following race riots on campus. Students and staff spent much of the day discussing issues of race in tutorial classes in addition to...

Table Dedicated to Tam Alumni Eleanor and Ralph Tierney

Table Dedicated to Tam Alumni Eleanor and Ralph Tierney

By Marina Furbush

November 17, 2016

Tam unveiled a new table in honor of Eleanor Tierney, and her late husband Ralph Tierney, who met at Tam in the 1940s. The ceremony took place on November 16, Eleanor’s 90th birthday. "I'm so impressed that all of you turned out and showed up to honor my husband and myself and to bring back won...

JC Farr Hired as New Principal

JC Farr Hired as New Principal

By Elissa Asch & Marina Furbush

September 21, 2016

By this point in the school year you’ve probably seen a new face on campus, talking to students and giving assembly presentations. This new addition to the Tam community is principal J.C. Farr. Farr started on July 1, taking over from interim principal David Brown. Before coming to Tam, he served as ...

New Tam High Principal

By Raqshan Khan

June 28, 2016

On June 22, the Governing Board of the Tamalpais Union High School District approved the recommendation of the selection committee to hire JC Farr as the new Principal of Tamalpais High School after an extensive search. “We are confident that Mr. Farr will bring professional experience, strong intellectual...