The Tam News

Tarp’s end of an era

Tarp's end of an era

By Lucas Rosevear

June 24, 2019

After 27 years, English teacher David Tarpinian — who was involved in the founding of Academic Workshop, Peer Resource, and AIM — is retiring from Tam.

Peer Resource Holds “Get Smart” Event

Peer Resource Holds

By Andrew Bishop

June 3, 2017

On Monday, May 15, the Tam High Peer Resource program began a week long “Get Smart” program to help raise awareness about the dangers of drug and alcohol use. Peer Resource hosted a number of events during the week, which consisted of daily workshops where students could hear from various guest speakers...

Wellness Center Update

Wellness Center Update

By Marie Hogan

April 3, 2017

Development of Tam’s Wellness program continues, with the school set to begin hiring Wellness coordinators April 3rd. Due to space constraints, Tam is going forward with a Wellness program that combines counseling support with community outreach, rather than constructing a separate Wellness cent...

Peer Resource Class Returns

By Josh Love

September 27, 2016

Peer Resource, an elective that educates the community about social issues, has returned after two years. Spanish teacher Kelli McGiven serves as the teacher adviser to the class. “The purpose of Peer Resource is to serve the social and emotional needs of the Tam community,” McGiven said. “T...

Leadership Institutes Changes in Advisors

By Claire Donohue and Kevin Lee

October 2, 2014

This year’s Leadership program will be led by English teacher Jessica Variz and Social Studies teacher Tim Morgan. Leadership is a zero period class in change of school events, student elections, rallies and fundraising activities. Morgan, who is also a varsity basketball coach at Tam, is beginning...

A Sustainable Education: What Special Education Students Are Learning and Teaching

FIELD TRIPS ABOUND: Lovejoy’s students often take field trips around the community. Forays to the Redwoods offer practice in respecting and communicating with others. Pictured above, from left to right, are Anderson, Maggie, Jake, _, and Maribel in the Redwoods garden.				Photo courtesy of: Michael Lovejoy

By Hannah Chorley

December 21, 2013

Jake, a senior in Michael Lovejoy’s Special Education class, sits on the couch whispering to his friend, Maggie. They giggle at a joke and continue to play on an iPad, identifying animals with pictures and mimicking the sounds they make. Jake tells me his favorite animal is a fish, although he loves...

Peer Resource and Special Ed Unite

Peer Resource and Special Ed Unite

By Hailey Miller

November 9, 2013

Peer Resource will continue their work with Michael Lovejoy’s Special Education class this school year. Every Wednesday and Friday for 45 minutes, these two groups combine to “build a social connection,” Peer Resource teacher Tim Morgan said. “Sometimes they sit down and play board games,...

The Blind Spot: Peer Resource sheds light on the dangers of distracted driving

Graphic by Cassie Jeong

By William Choulos & Chris Yip

June 10, 2013

“Today, I want to tell you the story of a good person who made one bad decision... One night, this individual got a call from a close friend. He stated that he was trying to get into an academy but judging from the feedback he didn’t get a call, so he didn’t think he got in...he was just crushed....

EDITORIAL: Peer Resource’s Distracted Driving Campaign

By Staff

May 14, 2013

Peer Resource organized a distracted driving campaign from April 30 to May 1, which aimed at raising student awareness of the perils of texting and driving through games, presentations and videos. As with Every 15 Minutes, Tam’s drunk driving awareness program held every four years, the challenge was...