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District parcel tax renewal, Measure M, on November ballot

By Samantha Nichols October 19, 2020
The measure would extend current parcel tax funding to maintain fiscal solvency in the district.
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SMCSD calls on community for help with desegregation plan

December 11, 2019
As it seeks to merge its two schools, Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin City and Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, the Sausalito Marin City School District has reached out to the community for input.
Students wait in line to see their counselors. (Katharine Owen)

The budget aftermath

By Johanna Meezan, Marco Steineke, and Logan Little September 27, 2019
Last year’s cuts have dramatically increased class sizes and worsened errors in student schedules.
Tarps 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.
To Carry or Not to Carry?

To Carry or Not to Carry?

By Cassie Peterson April 25, 2018

On February 22, just eight days after the deadly Parkland shooting, President Trump tweeted that teachers should carry guns in the classroom to prevent further shootings. Teachers at Tam have commented...

Getting Ed-Juul-Cated

Getting Ed-Juul-Cated

Sophomore Lily was in history class when the student sitting next to her started Juuling. “The teacher turned around and started talking to me right after he took a hit, so he had it in his lungs,”...

Editorial: Current Events in the Classroom

By The Tam News Staff October 26, 2017

All around us, crisis and disaster run rampant. The months of September and October brought vicious hurricanes, the deadliest mass shooting to date, a twitter beef backed by nuclear weapons, incredibly...

O’meara’s Return and Retirement

By Emlen Janetos September 20, 2017

Michael “Mick” O’Meara, a highly regarded teacher at Tamalpais High School, shocked many of his students when he announced his plans to retire at the end of school last year. After dedicating forty-two...

New Staff Profiles

New Staff Profiles

By Tam News Staff October 11, 2016

Special Education Department: Molly Fries  by Ryan Leake Tam’s newest member of the Special Education Department, Molly Fries, claims she is “not actually a teacher.” Fries spends her time...

A Message to Students and Teachers

A Message to Students and Teachers

By Miles Rubens March 3, 2016

Sometimes in class I wish I could rip out my own nose so that I could stop the distraction and aggravation that someone eating repulsive and strong smelling food is causing me. Often the classroom smells...

EDITORIAL: A Two Way Street

EDITORIAL: A Two Way Street

By Tam News Staff June 11, 2015

In the June issue of the Tam News, Sarah Asch and James Finn explored the friction surrounding teachers’ varying opinions on collaboration and how and when to use project-based learning. With Tam in...

HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED: College and Career specialist Susan Gertman will retire this month after assisting students in the College and Career Center since 2005. Photo by: Claire Donohue

Bidding Farewell to Susan Gertman

By Cassie Jeong June 11, 2014

You know her from her workshops on everything from financial aid to college essays, conducting class-wide surveys on Naviance, or sending out informational emails on upcoming events and scholarships. Her...

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