The Tam News

Whose Games Are You Going To?

Whose Games Are You Going To?

By Celeste Moore

May 2, 2017

Student sections inside the gym get downright rowdy most Friday nights — after 7 p.m. that is. While students and others around Marin fork over a few dollars and get their hand stamped to watch a boys’ basketball game, just 90 minutes earlier only parents, siblings and a handful of players’ friends...

Stay Off Our Tail(pipes)

Stay Off Our Tail(pipes)

By Maddie Asch

March 31, 2017

Mentioning the lack of parking in the Back Parking Lot (BPL) at Tam is sure to spark heated conversation. And if seniors hear that a junior is parking in the BPL, watch out, you’ve got yourself a fire. Yes, I get that it is a tradition that seniors park in the BPL. It’s a school rule; a right o...

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...

It Doesn’t Add Up: Why Does 39% of Our Student Population Pay for Math Tutoring?

It Doesn't Add Up: Why Does 39% of Our Student Population Pay for Math Tutoring?

By Hannah Chorley, Willzie Connelly, and James Finn

April 27, 2016

Senior Kayla Blair describes herself as a driven student. When Blair needs academic help, she is proactive and seeks assistance from her teacher. Yet, halfway through her junior year, Blair started to fall behind in Advanced Algebra and, after attending multiple tutorial sessions with her teacher, she still...

Restoring Justice at Tam

Restoring Justice at Tam

By Megan Butt

March 7, 2016

Tam students have been working to integrate a Restorative Justice program within the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD). The program will allow students who have admitted to school offenses to participate in a restorative circle. The restorative circle will consist of trained students that...

Principal Julie Synyard Resigns, David Brown to Take Over

Dr. David Brown is serving as Tam's interim principal effective November 10.

By Hannah Chorley, James Finn, and Marina Furbush

November 5, 2015

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. David Brown will serve for three days a week as the interim principal effective November 10. Assistant...

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 general public, and other organizations and agencies that the institution has clearly defined objectives...

New APs Join Tam’s Administration

New APs Join Tam's Administration

By James Finn

September 12, 2014

The Tamalpais Union High School District hired two new assistant principals (APs), Leah Herrera and Wendy Stratton, at Tamalpais High School prior to the start of the 2014 -2015 school year. Assistant Principal Brian Lynch, who has served as one of Tam’s APs since 2012, said that the admini...

Tam Hires Third Assistant Principal

Tam Hires Third Assistant Principal

By Nic Mosher

May 18, 2014

After conducting multiple interviews on May 9, Tam has chosen Leah Herrera for a newly created third assistant principal (AP) position. Herrera will start work on July 1. Herrera currently works at the Arise Charter School in Oakland. Her work has included being a math teacher, math department teacher...