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Welcome back Weden

Welcome back Weden

Connie Yi, Staff Writer

October 1, 2015


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Carlmont welcomes alumna Stephanie Weden back with open arms. Principal Ralph Crame said, "Ms. Weden, as a Carlmont grad, genuinely cares about the students she teaches. She is well organized and relates well with her students." Weden graduated from Carlmont in 2005 and was a swimmer and water...

Gregg Patner wants to be more than just your vice principal

Gregg Patner wants to be more than just your vice principal

Zoe Wildman, Highlander Editor-in-chief

August 26, 2015


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Since 1997, Gregg Patner has been using his bilingualism and unique skills to help English-language learners, students with special needs, and now the 9th and 11th grades at Carlmont High School. Some of the qualities that made Patner especially appealing as a candidate for the Vice Principal position...

Ralph Crame prepares to be Carlmont’s new principal

Ralph Crame prepares to be Carlmont’s new principal

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer

May 12, 2015


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Although Ralph Crame will not officially be Carlmont's new principal until July 1, he has been getting ready to take on the role and say goodbye to Lisa Gleaton, who will be stepping down as Carlmont's principal. Crame considers his time at Carlmont a part of the preparations that led him to this...

Brian Ellis is a nerdy teacher with a different approach

Brian Ellis is a nerdy teacher with a different approach

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015


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Brian Ellis, the physics and computer science teacher, is deeply passionate about science and nerdy things. "During my free time, I walk my dog, play soccer, play strategy computer games and board games with my friends, and do all nerdy things," said Ellis. However, something uncommon about Ellis...

Crisis counselor Shelley Bustmante works to help students

Crisis counselor Shelley Bustmante works to help students

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015


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For many students, high school can present difficulties. Shelley Bustamante, Carlmont's crisis counselor and SOS coordinator, helps with these students' various problems, from things like school anxiety and friend troubles to sexual assault cases. Bustamante said, "Every day is different. Most of...

Andy Ramroth is a nerdy, sporty, lovey math teacher

Andy Ramroth is a nerdy, sporty, lovey math teacher

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer

March 13, 2015


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If there's someone who has all they want, that person might be Andy Ramroth, a geometry and AP Calculus BC teacher. He loves what he does, he helps others, and is happy with his life. Ramroth said, "I love being a teacher. It is the best job in the world, except for food testers and the people who...

First year DECA member places in top 8

First year DECA member places in top 8

Connie Yi, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015


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"Top 8 finalist for the Food Marketing Individual Series, from Carlmont Bo Yoon Lee." As a student who came back to America after three years of living in Korea, it was hard for sophomore Lee to adjust with the American customs. "I was born in Michigan and when I turned 5, I moved to Korea. My...

Music teacher of 31 years inspires students

Music teacher of 31 years inspires students

Sonia Paulo, Staff Writer

January 29, 2015


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John DaBaldo is head of the instrumental music program at Carlmont High School. He has taught at the school for eight years, but not many people know that he had a music career long before. DaBaldo started playing the trumpet when he was three after seeing his older brother take up the hobby. “I...

Plant manager Harris lives life with music and God

Plant manager Harris lives life with music and God

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer

January 27, 2015


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Jerome Harris is Carlmont's plant manager, whose job is to oversee the campus and manage the custodians. Harris said, "My job is one that changes from day to day, but I think my greatest appreciation of being the plant manager has been seeing over the last 19 years how the whole campus has changed...

Rockstars at Carlmont enact change

Rockstars at Carlmont enact change

Sophie Haddad, Staff Writer

December 1, 2014


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A fan whirs overhead. The classroom is devoid of life. Then a guitar comes in, strumming with ease and subtlety. A kick drum and a bass vie for dominance over the low tones rounding out the sphere of sound. The hi-hat grooves in a simultaneously laid back and driving beat. Another guitar enters, plucking...

English teacher inspired by his family

English teacher inspired by his family

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer

November 23, 2014


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Robert Colvig, an English teacher at Carlmont, is inspired by his family members’ achievements. Colvig did not start teaching at Carlmont as soon as school started in August. “I was hired two weeks after school started. I have an old mentor supervisor from a credential program. They called...

In loving memory of Glenn Kovas

In loving memory of Glenn Kovas

Brooke Buckley, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014


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Lifelong Carlmont aquatics coach and teacher Glenn Kovas passed away on Oct. 27 at age 81. Kovas taught business and math at Carlmont from 1957 to 1999. Kovas was born in Roslyn Washington and grew up in East Palo Alto. He graduated from Sequoia High School where he played football, and established...

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