The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

Carlmont opens its doors to the public

Carlmont opens its doors to the public

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Campus

The opportunity for the public to explore Carlmont High School is here. Carlmont open house is taking place on March 16. Open house is a night where parents or the general public can visit classes and learn about what Carlmont High School has to offer for its students. “I go to open house to...

School officials consider turning Barrett into an elementary school

School officials consider turning Barrett into an elementary school

George Sharkey, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under News, Top News

Overcrowding in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District (BRSSD) is causing officials to look at Barrett Community Center as a fix. According to BRSSD's website, “Over the last 10 years, our school district enrollment has grown by 70 percent.” Michael Milliken, the superintendent of BSSR...

Outside sports generate debate over PE credit

Outside sports generate debate over PE credit

Mike Carlson, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under Features

Out-of-school sports can offer Carlmont students benefits, but they can also come with drawbacks. The benefits include valuable friendships, increased discipline, and staying in physical shape, while the drawbacks come mostly from the time crunch created by participating in a demanding activity....

School borders decrease diversity at Carlmont

School borders decrease diversity at Carlmont

Natalya Camacho, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Features

Carlmont High School no longer experiences the enrichment brought there by the diverse students coming from the neighboring communities.                              The Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) superintendent, James Lianides has approved the reposition of the bou...

Insecurities stem from social media

Insecurities stem from social media

Ashley Marchi, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Features, Top News

Social media reinforces teenage insecurities on many levels. Many students in America feel these insecurities on a daily basis as they strive to reach the expectations governed by the media. Society creates false pictures of what is normal. People compare themselves to others and manipulate th...

Private schools vs. Public schools: Bay Area edition

Private schools vs. Public schools: Bay Area edition

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer
February 21
Filed under Features

When moving away from Texas in 2003, Leslie McPherson and her husband Glenn McPherson sought an area with good public schools. When they heard about the Bay Area, they knew it was right for them. “Glenn and I moved specifically to this area for the schools that are available here,” said Leslie M...

ASB strives for inclusivity in spirit events

ASB strives for inclusivity in spirit events

Sarah Cheung, Staff Writer
February 8
Filed under Features

The typical student recognizes the sound of the cheerleading team at sports games and sees the frantic dash to buy tickets for homecoming. But do these prove the existence of school spirit, or are they merely stereotypical phases done at certain times each year? At Carlmont High School, ASB coord...

Fear of school can be an advantage

Fear of school can be an advantage

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
October 25
Filed under Opinion

"What are you afraid of?" Most people would answer with "death" or "a zombie apocalypse." However, for an increasing number of high school students, the answer might turn out to be "school." This comes as little surprise. After all, we live in a competitive society in which schools push us to ...

Homecoming vibes spread around Carlmont

Homecoming vibes spread around Carlmont

Alyn Seymour, Staff Writer
October 3
Filed under Campus

As the calendar turns to October, the halls are filled with the anticipation of homecoming week. All over Carlmont campus, ASB posted colorful posters and flyers advertising the homecoming dance, which will take place on Oct. 15. The theme of the dance is vibes, referencing the mood of the '60s....

Personal finance class prepares students for life after high school

Personal finance class prepares students for life after high school

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
September 6
Filed under Campus

Beyond high school, students have to adapt to an independent lifestyle and can no longer rely on guidance from their parents and teachers. By enrolling in the personal finance class at Carlmont, students are able to gain skills that they can use both during and after their high school years. Perso...

Spirit week ends school year on a high note

Spirit week ends school year on a high note

Sophie Penn, Segment Producer
May 22
Filed under Campus, ScotCenter

As students walk into Carlmont during the week of May 16 through 20, many are dressed in outfits that would normally stand out in a crowd. However, these goofy or crazy outfits are the norm during Carlmont spirit weeks. With themes such as socks and sandals, wacky day, and pajama day, Carlmont's end...

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.
school