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Intramural Sports at Lunch Start Up

Intramural Sports at Lunch Start Up

Physical Education teacher Erin Lawley has taken the lead in starting an intramural sports program on campus. The first intramural sports lunch took place on October 20. Erin Lawley encouraged all students...

Health Concerns Change Turf Plans

Health Concerns Change Turf Plans

By Megan Butt and Jack Murphy November 5, 2015

The Tamalpais Unified High School District (TUHSD) began restoring the turf on the football field because its 10 year “life cycle” expired this past July. But a few days before the completion of the...

Dr. David Brown is serving as Tams interim principal effective November 10.

Principal Julie Synyard Resigns, David Brown to Take Over

Principal Julie Synyard sent an email to Tam staff and parents on the morning of October 21 announcing her resignation,  which took effect on November 1. For the duration of the 2015-2016 school year,...

Dr. Julie Synyard
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Principal Julie Synyard Resigns Effective November 1

By Hannah Chorley & James Finn October 21, 2015

Principal Julie Synyard sent an email to Tam staff on the morning of October 21 announcing her resignation, effective November 1, 2015. Dr. David Brown will serve as the interim principal beginning November...

New Teachers Hired at Tam

New Teachers Hired at Tam

By Danielle Egan September 21, 2015

This year brings 17 new staff members to Tam: 15 teachers, a new counselor, and a new college and career specialist. This influx of staff has diversified Tam’s community. “We are growing, we’re...

Math-Focused Independent Study Class Collapsed

Math-Focused Independent Study Class Collapsed

By Marina Furbush and Illaria Lobo September 21, 2015

The administration collapsed the math-focused Independent Study class in order to open up another section of Trigonometry/Statistics on September 14. Several other class changes were made in the math and...

Honors Advanced Algebra’s Future is Uncertain

Honors Advanced Algebra’s Future is Uncertain

By Sarah Asch June 5, 2015

The math department re-tested all eligible Geometry students to explore forming an Honors Advanced Algebra class next year. This test comes on the heels of the original entrance exam, which eligble students...

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

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

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...

WASC Accreditation Body Visits Tam

WASC Accreditation Body Visits Tam

By Jessica Hudson May 3, 2015

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visited Tam April 21-24 to review the school. WASC’s accreditation “assures the educational community, the...

Eliminated Math Classes Lead to Controversy

Eliminated Math Classes Lead to Controversy

By Marina Furbush and Marina Furbush April 10, 2015

This school year, Tam’s math department didn’t offer Algebra P1-P2, Geometry 1A-2A, or Intermediate Algebra, despite resistance from math teachers. A high number of students who were supposed to be...

Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel Resigns Effective June 30

Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel Resigns Effective June 30

By Marina Furbush January 25, 2015

Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel of the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) announced in an email on January 12 that she would be leaving her position to work in another district effective June 30...

13 Questions in 3 Minutes: Dr. Synyard

13 Questions in 3 Minutes: Dr. Synyard

By TBN January 20, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MGjLYxi1cc&feature=youtu.be TBN reporters sit down with Tam principal Julie Synyard in this fairly self-explanatory segment called 13 Questions in 3 Minutes.

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