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.

Scot Scoop News

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

Scot Scoop News

Some students spend their summers taking college courses.

Students choose to take college courses over summer

Isa Khalak, Staff Writer June 9, 2021

Summer college courses have numerous benefits, but they can be very rigorous. Undeterred by the challenging classes, many students choose to take these courses to explore their interests and begin their...

The class of 2021 received their high school diploma at Carlmont's in person graduation ceremony on June 4th.

Graduates celebrate achievements during in person ceremony

Kaylene Lin, Scot Scoop Editor June 7, 2021

Approximately 1,700 graduates, teachers, families, and friends joined together for Carlmont’s in-person graduation ceremony on June 4th. After an entire year of online learning, the administration,...

In the contest, students create posters and slogans to spread the ideals of Carlmont’s Respect Policy.

Design contest promotes Carlmont’s Respect Policy

Andrew Shu, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

Amidst a turbulent time of discord and hatred, respect and acceptance have become increasingly necessary. As the school year concludes, students have been encouraged to submit slogans and posters to help...

Carlmont students on the San Carlos Youth Advisory Board assembled a mental health resource workshop with professionals from OneLife Counseling Center.

Carlmont students organize mental health resources

Ava Litvak, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

Students have almost made it. The first school year of distance learning is coming to a close. But as the isolation of 2021 continues to take its toll on mental health, therapeutic practices remain crucial. As...

Students ramp up preparations for finals

Students prepare for finals

Thomas Banner-Haimes May 18, 2021

This year of online school has been an adjustment for all students and staff, but with finals coming soon, students have started to ramp up their preparations.  Finals start May 28 and continue June...

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,...

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...

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's summer school program. 

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...

As students connect to their classes online socialization is tougher.

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...

Returning to in-person learning has affected classes like the physical education and music programs.

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...

The Carlmont Drama Department's spring play will be presented virtually this upcoming month.

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...

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...

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