The Tam News

Cosca Group Searches for Superintendent

Cosca Group Searches for Superintendent

By James Finn & Marina Furbush

March 18, 2015

Dr. Steve Goldstone, a representative of the search firm The Cosca Group, spoke at a Tamalpais Union High School (TUHSD) Board of Trustees meeting on March 3 to outline the process of selecting a new superintendent. On a February 24 meeting the Board hired the Cosca Group to conduct the search for a...

Kimbrel Requests New Contract in Highland Park be Canceled

Kimbrel Requests New Contract in Highland Park be Canceled

By Sarah Asch

March 1, 2015

Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel announced to District 113 in Highland Park, Illinois, where she had signed a three-year contract, that she was officially requesting her new contract be canceled, according to the Chicago Tribune. Kimbrel issued a statement via email on January 12 to the parents, teachers,...

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 of this year. Tam Principal Julie Synyard said that district priorities will remain the same, even with...

Two Tam Students Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

Two Tam Students Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

By Sarah Asch, James Finn & Marina Furbush

December 24, 2014

Junior Nick Goldman and senior Conor Wynne-Parry were injured in a car accident when a fellow Tam student’s car crossed the center line of Almonte Boulevard and struck Wynne-Parry’s vehicle head-on the night of December 21 near the Rosemont intersection, according to a California Highway Patrol (CHP)...

COM Offers Free Classes to High School Students

COM Offers Free Classes to High School Students

December 23, 2014

The College of Marin (COM) is offering up to 11 credit hours of classes for free this spring semester to high school students with its new program, “Jumpstart.” “I think this new program is pretty awesome because it just makes everything a lot more accessible to [students],” sophomore Misbah...

Movie Review: Interstellar

Movie Review: Interstellar

By Marina Furbush

November 24, 2014

Full disclosure, when I walked into the theater to see “Interstellar,” I fully expected to hate it. To my surprise, I walked out after the film having thoroughly enjoyed myself. Despite the fears of a generic “the earth is dead and we need to save humanity” movie that the trailer instilled in...

Public Library Offers Access to Shmoop

Public Library Offers Access to Shmoop

By Marina Furbush

October 24, 2014

The Mill Valley Public Library is now offering its patrons free access to the premium content of the online test prep and homework help website Shmoop. “[Shmoop] is a website that has homework help for basically every subject a high school student might encounter,” Young Adult Librarian Katie MacBride...

New College and Career Center Counselor Hired

New College and Career Center Counselor Hired

By Marina Furbush

October 24, 2014

Tam has filled the vacant college and career counselor position, according to an email sent by the administration to parents on October 8. New counselor Leslie Roberts will take on the role of college and career counselor on October 21. Assistant Principal Brian Lynch said that Roberts brings with...

From Guest Artist to Teacher: Heather Basarab

From Guest Artist to Teacher: Heather Basarab

By Marina Furbush

September 11, 2014

Heather Basarab was hired as a teacher in Tam’s drama department this year after working for eight years as a guest artist at Tam. Before being hired, she worked as a professor in the theater department at Sonoma State University. “I wanted to work at Tam for a couple reasons,” Basarab said. ...

Michael Rawlins Brings Environmental Awareness to Tam

Michael Rawlins Brings Environmental Awareness to Tam

By Marina Furbush

September 11, 2014

Michael Rawlins was hired as a Social Studies teacher, currently teaching freshman core, at Tam this year. Previously he taught at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington. "Tam I think is a fantastic school for me, a great fit because of the community involvement here and the freedom it gives its t...

Double Life: Gabrielle Gamboa is a Teacher by Day, Graphic Novelist by Night

Double Life: Gabrielle Gamboa is a Teacher by Day, Graphic Novelist by Night

By Marina Furbush

September 11, 2014

Gabrielle Gamboa is the latest addition to Tam’s fine arts department this year. She is teaching Art Exploration, Drawing and Painting 1 and Ceramics 1. Gamboa hopes to bring her enjoyment and passion for art to Tam, as well as her variety of experience working with a wide array of students. "This s...

Public Library Offers Summer Reading Program

Public Library Offers Summer Reading Program

By Marina Furbush

June 11, 2014

The Mill Valley Public Library is offering a summer reading program for high school students called Choose Your Own Adventure. Every book read results in a stamp in the provided “passport” and a ticket for a raffle drawing on August 18. “I know that [students] are told what to read most of the...