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

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

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Carlmont’s open house website provides an interactive experience for families to check out student work. Gay Buckland-Murray, the instructional vice principal, stressed the importance of the continuation of an open house, despite the abnormal circumstances. “Open House is a chance for students and families to ‘see’ teachers/classes that the student has been involved in all year [and say] ‘here’s the teacher/class that I’ve been talking about’. It’s a chance to look back in that sense to what has been happening this year,” Buckland-Murray said.
Virtual open house highlights perseverance with distance learning
Robin Linares, Staff Writer — May 7, 2021

Carlmont’s open house goes virtual this year, with a website showcasing student work and course information.  In past years, the open house has been a tool for families to see projects done in classes, meet teachers, and visit classrooms. It was also a way to view the workload for future courses...

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Among the duties of campus security, reviewing surveillance camera footage is one of many.
Campus security perseveres through the school year
Andrew Shu, Staff Writer — May 4, 2021

The flow of events is constantly under the watchful eyes of campus site supervisors at Carlmont High School. Whether it be at a school-wide assembly or during a passing period, campus security monitors everything that happens on-site. Though their duties were somewhat reduced during distance learning,...

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Summer school will combine in-person and digital learning methods this year. “Some students will be digital-only while others will attend in person a couple of times per school week,” said Dan Deasy, the principal of Carlmont
Summer school adopts the hybrid learning model
Sophia Awoyinka, Staff Writer — April 28, 2021

Summer school will operate under the hybrid structure to maintain COVID-safe education this summer.  Students may attend summer school to retake failed classes or earn the final credits needed for graduation. There is also a summer school program offered for rising 9th graders to assist them with...

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As students connect to their classes online socialization is tougher. "The hardest part for all the kiddos that I have noticed is that they miss the social aspect," Bonnie Rutz-Alvarez said.
Remote learning impacts special education
Isa Khalak, Staff Writer — April 27, 2021

The difficulty of online education has been a mixed bag, but being a special education student adds an extra wrinkle. Each special education student has different experiences in remote learning. They each require unique resources to be effective learners; however, some resources are harder to deliver...

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Returning to in-person learning has affected classes like the physical education and music programs. "There
Carlmont’s PE and music programs adapt to in-person learning
Rebecca Von Tersch, Staff Writer — April 25, 2021

With students returning to campus, classes have had to adapt new strategies for learning.  Not all classes have students sitting at a desk and taking notes for the entire period. Carlmont’s music and physical education (PE) programs have implemented new formats to continue teaching.  In an...

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The Carlmont Drama Department
The show must go on! Carlmont Drama presents a virtual play
Ava Litvak, Staff Writer — April 25, 2021

Live theater is an inherently fickle medium. Anything could go wrong: technical difficulties, costume mishaps, forgotten lines -- but whatever obstacles present themselves, the show must always go on. Perseverance is within the fabric of live theater, and not even a pandemic is enough to stop the...

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The Freshman Assembly welcomes students to the Carlmont campus to help them feel more connected with the school. “I fully believe that there’s so much value in creating a community on campus, a community with your fellow students, and community with your school,” Jim Kelly said.
Carlmont welcomes the Class of 2024 to campus
Amelia Clevenger, Staff Writer — April 22, 2021

Eight months after the start of the school year, 300 members of the Class of 2024 were welcomed to campus, some for the first time, for the Freshman Assembly.  In the past, the Freshman Assembly, or Freshman Orientation, would take place the day before school.  All freshmen would arrive at Carlmont...

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Inspirational speaker Keith Hawkins shares his message with students on the football field.
Freshman Assembly motivates, inspires students
Erin Kee, Staff Writer — April 21, 2021

After a year of adjusting to COVID-19 procedures and distance learning, Carlmont brought back some normalcy and tradition for the Class of 2024. The Freshman Assembly, traditionally known as the Welcome Back Assembly, invited freshmen to the football field on Wednesday, April 21 for games, music, snacks,...

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The AP testing schedule gives information on what day each AP test will be and whether the exam is on campus or digital from home.
Carlmont releases AP exam schedule and information to students
Robin Linares, Staff Writer — April 18, 2021

Carlmont released their AP testing schedule with many options for at-home testing and gave more information about the digital exam software. According to the College Board, this year’s Advanced Placement (AP) testing is in three different testing windows called administrations. Administration 1...

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As the school year comes to a close, the administration prepares for upcoming 2021 fall semester.
Administration begins planning for upcoming school year
Niamh Marren, Staff Writer — April 15, 2021

With Carlmont implementing the hybrid model and students rolling back into school, the administrators plan for a smooth transition into the 2021-2022 school year. With the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the administration must consider the ever-changing guidelines when constructing a master schedule...

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