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Oakland teachers strike ends in 11 percent salary raise

Oakland teachers strike ends in 11 percent salary raise

Sjoerd Huitema, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under News

Three thousand Oakland teachers started a widespread strike which only recently ended. This strike affected a total of 86 schools in the OUSD (Oakland Unified School District), housing a total of 36,000 students. Schools were said to remain open still by the OUSD during the strike, although the District said th...

Teachers search for a balance in a school of struggles

Teachers search for a balance in a school of struggles

Camran Hitchcock, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

Late nights. Early mornings. Slow commutes. Long hours. Scornful students. Teachers put up with this, and more, for half the average wage of a tech worker in Silicon Valley. This is the reality of being a teacher. Every day, teachers struggle with the consequences of their job. The salary of...

Administration evaluates teachers to improve instruction

Administration evaluates teachers to improve instruction

Brianna Cheng, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Campus

Every year, a handful of teachers are evaluated by Carlmont's administration to help them teach effectively and grow professionally. Principal Ralph Crame, Administrative Vice Principals Gregg Patner and Grant Steunenberg, and Instructional Vice Principal Jennifer Cho evaluate the teachers based on...

Back to School Night provides a connection between parents and teachers

Back to School Night provides a connection between parents and teachers

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Campus

The halls were packed with scores of confused parents who rushed to get across the school as their kids had done every day for the past few months. Yes, this was the night: Back to School Night. “In recent years Carlmont has attempted to make it more of a community event,” Vice Principal Jenn...

Opinion: On Smartphone addiction and education

Opinion: On Smartphone addiction and education

Joseph Gomez, Segment Producer

September 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, ScotCenter, ScotCenter: Features

Joseph Gomez describes how adding the latest technology to school is not helping smartphone addiction.

Teachers continue the battle over fair pay

Teachers continue the battle over fair pay

Ethan Tarnarider, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under News

Teachers are not paid enough—that's already established. But now, many elementary teachers in San Mateo and San Carlos are threatening to go on strike if they do not get their contracts negotiated in their favor. As of late, teachers who are dissatisfied with their pay and the districts' position...

Music Teachers’ Association of California donates music to fire victims

Music Teachers’ Association of California donates music to fire victims

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under News

When one thinks of the California fires, not many people would associate it with the loss of music teachers' studios and collections. This is why the Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC) are organizing a drive for unused music to donate to teachers who lost their own music collections i...

Teachers teach more than just the curriculum

Teachers teach more than just the curriculum

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As the end of my junior year draws near, there's one thing that I keep thinking about: where would I be without my teachers? When I entered high school, I expected to learn basic things, like what year the Civil War started or what a hyperbole was. I did not expect to learn how to be a better pers...

Teachers are showered with food and appreciation

Teachers are showered with food and appreciation

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer

May 6, 2017


Filed under Campus

During Teacher Appreciation Week, spanning from May 2 to May 5, the Parent Teacher Student Association set up various breakfasts and lunches for staff members to enjoy in the Teachers’ Lounge as a gesture of appreciation. “While we often receive thanks from students and parents, it is nice to have...

Parents and students explore new classes and clubs

Parents and students explore new classes and clubs

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer

March 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

Although high school is intended for students, parents began to flood the halls and classrooms of Carlmont instead. Teachers welcomed visitors into their classrooms on March 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during this year’s Open House. History teacher Jayson Waller said, “Open House is important because it’s one of the two scho...

Switzer’s passion shows in teaching

Switzer’s passion shows in teaching

Mike Carlson, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Campus

Brian Switzer has joined the music department this year as the assistant band director. Switzer teaches three classes: jazz ensemble, concert band, and string orchestra. Additionally, he teaches morning jazz during zero period. Before coming to Carlmont, Switzer had many jobs as a music teacher and a professio...

Students need relationships with teachers to succeed

Students need relationships with teachers to succeed

Mackenzie O'Connell, Staff Writer

February 18, 2016


Filed under Features

As students slide into their desks on the first day of school, the first thing they are given is a colored packet syllabus that includes all the expectations for that year. Yet, as the year progresses, teachers never receive a colored packet of the students’ expectations for their classes. Teachers...

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