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District adopts new science standards

District adopts new science standards

By Zoe Cowan September 21, 2018

Starting this school year, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) has begun phasing out the Integrated Science program. The new program, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), complies with...

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Jessica Watts

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Jessica Watts

By Tenaya Tremp September 18, 2018

Normally, zoology and teaching are two professions that don’t intermingle—unless, of course, the students of a particular class are extraordinarily misbehaved. For Jessica Watts, however, her passion...

Photo by: Isaac Cohen

Bridge the Gap College Prep Moves to Tam Campus

By Josh Love October 16, 2015

Bridge the Gap College Prep (BTGCP), an educational and college preparation organization, has finally arrived at Tam. Bridge the Gap began meeting on campus at the beginning of the school year in an attempt...

Edward Harrison Profile

Edward Harrison Profile

October 9, 2015

This year, we have a new teacher for IS 1-2, Edward Harrison. Harrison is a New York native and earned his degrees at multiple universities, including Long Island University, New York University, Cornell,...

Laura Valentine Profile

Laura Valentine Profile

October 1, 2015

Laura Valentine became interested in teaching when she was in college. “I was a teacher assistant for a couple of classes and I enjoyed that experience. So that made me think more about the idea of teaching,”...

Ginnie Chu Profile

Ginnie Chu Profile

By Danielle Egan September 28, 2015

Integrated Science 1-2 and 3-4 teacher Ginnie Chu has been struck by the unique and creative nature of Tam students. “I’ve never taught at a school that’s this big, and so I feel that there are many...

Science Department Re-Evaluates Integrated Science Curriculum

Science Department Re-Evaluates Integrated Science Curriculum

By Jackson Gathard February 13, 2014

In an effort to improve the Integrated Science program at Tam, the science department took a survey of all science students to gauge how effective the current program is. Some teachers are not confident...

Lauren Killingsworth Receives $1,000 Grant

Lauren Killingsworth Receives $1,000 Grant

By Isaac Cohen November 23, 2013

Tam High-Martin Luther King (MLK) Science Outreach, founded by senior Lauren Killingsworth, received a $1,000 grant this summer to continue bringing science labs and tutoring to students at MLK Middle...

Video: Marine Science ROV Launch Day

Video: Marine Science ROV Launch Day

By Randy Shapiro November 6, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lAAm44TnpE During the week of October 27, the Marine Science classes launched the Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) they had been building since October 1. The Tam...

William Bartrug Joins Tam Staff

William Bartrug Joins Tam Staff

By Jackson Gathard October 29, 2013

William Bartrug began teaching both Integrated Science 3/4 and Chemistry courses at Tam on October 7. After six weeks of searching, the administration has hired a replacement for Chemistry teacher Dr....

GLUB CLUB: Science teacher April Tucker’s interest in marine science is apparent in her multiple aquariums. Photo by Sophia Ellingson

New Marine Science Course Pending UC Approval

By CJ LaDuke & Sam McDonogh March 11, 2013

For the first time at Tam, a marine science course will be offered for the 2013-2014 school year. Spearheaded by Amgen Award-winning science teacher April Tucker, Marine Science will offer a unique an...

Photo Courtesy of: Zoab Kapoor

Zoab Kapoor: Science by Day, Comedy by Night

By Sander Lutz January 6, 2013

Born and raised on the independent Southeast Asian island of Singapore, senior Zoab Kapoor has pursued a range of very diverse interests since his youth. “My ideal career goal is ‘physicist...

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