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Remote learning approved through 2020

The once packed Carlmont hallways will remain empty for the rest of 2020.

Allison Raisner, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

The SUHSD school board unanimously supported the recommendation to continue distance learning for the second quarter, and possibly longer.  At the monthly board meeting on Sept. 16, 2020, one of the items on the agenda was for each of the board members to give updates to COVID-19 and discussin...

Staff votes ‘no confidence’ in superintendent

SDTA shared a press release detailing their concerns with Dr. Streshly.

Allison Raisner, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

Teachers and administrators from the Sequoia Union High School District issued a Vote of No Confidence against the superintendent as they question her trustworthiness and actions as a leader of the students, staff, and community.  Over summer break, SUHSD Superintendent Mary Streshly’s leadership raise...

Online learning forces the administration to rewrite a master schedule

Carlmont High School has now become a ghost town due to online school.

Niamh Marren, Staff Writer

September 7, 2020

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic shifted the U.S.'s educational system to online learning, forcing schools' administrations to rethink their bell schedules. The introduction of new guidelines for distance learning in California left many schools scrambling to find a fitting schedule for the ...

Carlmont’s Class of 2020 graduates virtually for the first time

Melina Dimick holds up a

Hanna Kryhina, Staff Writer

June 10, 2020

Students submitted their final projects and exams online, and the 2019-2020 school year came to a close.  Twelfth-graders put on their caps and gowns and joined their family to tune in to their virtual graduation ceremony. They listened to their peers give speeches and waited anxiously to hear their nam...

Carlmont students and staff embrace change during challenging times

Many students are making changes to their daily lives during quarantine by dyeing their hair.

Phoebe Gulsen, Segment Producer

April 29, 2020

Everything is changing, but at the same time, it isn’t at all. Outside of the comfort of our homes, the world is doing everything to manage the effects of COVID-19. In quarantine, most days feel like the last, like Bill Murray’s “Groundhog Day.” To maintain a sense of daily change, many pe...

Students express opinions on summer reading

Aidan Kurt, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

To be academically ready at the start of the following school year, students often have work over their summer breaks to keep them on track. Every year, Carlmont assigns a book for the entire school to read over the summer break. During the first few weeks of school the following year, students disc...

COVID-19 issues cancel open house despite its importance

Some teachers made virtual websites to substitute the open house. “I think canceling the open house was the responsible thing for the school to do,” said Mindy Chiang, the Chinese teacher.

Erin Kee, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Open house is an event where parents can see their student's work and progress throughout the school year. This year, the opportunity wasn't available. Due to the spreading coronavirus (COVID-19), open house was canceled as all, "non-essential gatherings should be canceled, postponed, or done remotely," according to the San Mateo County healt...

Students mourn canceled music tours

Music students from Carlmont were planning on touring across the nation, but their trips were canceled due to COVID-19.

Saya Deshpande, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

For months, Carlmont choir and band members anticipated their upcoming tours. These tours included separate trips to New York and Chicago, which featured a performance at Carnegie Hall and a clinic at DePaul University, respectively. Then all of a sudden, on March 11, the choir and instrumental music...

Class officers handle the difficulties of preparation for the upcoming year

Even after a full day of school, ASB continues to handle responsibilities behind the scenes.

Niamh Marren, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

Many are oblivious to the responsibilities and duties that the Associated Student Body (ASB) class presidents tackle. Though Carlmont High School has closed due to safety measures, ASB continues to prepare for the next school year. Their primary focus is to navigate through the interview process...

Students introduce Lookin’ Sharp to Carlmont’s choir

In Treble performs at the Carlmont choir spring concert.

Adri ten Cate, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Carlmont choir students decided to form a new a cappella group to allow more students to join the choir and branch out to different musical talents. Joining an a cappella group is a way for singers to better develop their musical listening skills. According to Musical U, listening to people sing without ...

Preparing for the SAT comes in various forms

Students are starting to prepare for the SAT as test dates are around the corner.

Mari Ramirez, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

It’s the time of year when most high school juniors are taking the test that has been talked about throughout their entire high school career.  The Scholastic Aptitude Test, otherwise known as the SAT, is a standardized test that measures test-takers readiness for college in evidence-based read...

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