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Carlmont takes actions to improve attendance rates

Carlmont takes actions to improve attendance rates

Ethan Man, Staff Writer

October 12, 2019

New California education laws have altered Carlmont's attendance policies, making it harder for students to get excused absences. In addition to these new policies, Carlmont installed a new scanning system to better track attendance. If a student has three or more unexcused absences, they are considered...

Positivity 101 Club strengthens mindsets

Positivity 101 Club strengthens mindsets

Elena Chawla, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Members of the Positivity 101 Club enjoy making creative arts and crafts, helping them cope with the vast amount of school-induced stress in their lives.    A small group of girls in the Positivity 101 Club gathered for an enjoyable lunch with their friends while decorating glass jars. The girls wrote ...

Incoming freshmen preview Carlmont through shadowing program

Incoming freshmen preview Carlmont through shadowing program

Aidan Kurt and Brayden Young

October 11, 2019

As the school year progresses, many eighth-graders look to high school students to set an example of what they can expect in their upcoming freshman year. On Oct. 1, Carlmont High School began individual shadowing. Shadowing is an opportunity for eighth-graders to tour high schools. By shadowing, the incoming freshmen can understand what different high schools a...

Dress code prepares students for the future

Dress code prepares students for the future

Camille Kay, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Carlmont's dress code guides students in following business attire and sets boundaries for students as well. Carlmont creates a welcoming atmosphere for students to express themselves while encouraging appropriate attire at the same time. Carlmont also focuses on teaching what clothing is academically...

Argument Club encourages freedom of expression

Argument Club encourages freedom of expression

October 8, 2019

Carlmont’s Argument Club creates a comfortable and welcoming environment where students are encouraged to develop and argue their perspectives. Students from different grades and social groups all gather at E6 during lunch each Monday for Argument Club to freely express their opinions. Although...

Swing Club jumps into the new school year

Swing Club jumps into the new school year

Sophia Deynega and Sophia Morgan

October 7, 2019

Swing Club practices are in full swing in preparation for Heritage Fair. Club members express their passion for swing dance by practicing at Carlmont every Saturday in a social environment. During the two hours of practice, the members enjoy creating friendships with fellow students as well as lear...

Math contest participation multiplies

Math contest participation multiplies

Owen Finigan, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

Attendance skyrocketed for the first Carlmont math contest of the year, as students rushed to find an open class to participate in the contest. Students flocked to math classrooms in the E and D halls, running from their third-period classes as soon as the lunch bell rang to get into the quickly ...

College and Career Center guides students

College and Career Center guides students

Calista Shohet, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

As students become more invested in their future pathways, the Carlmont College and Career Center helps take action. Located in B hall, the center provides opportunities for students to explore what they want to do after high school. There are many resources, including college application guidance ...

Students reflect on the first month of the new school year

Students reflect on the first month of the new school year

Mari Ramirez, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Going back to school from summer break is not always easy, and many factors go into how smooth or difficult that transition can be. Now that school has been in session for about a month, it's essential to reflect on this transition. “Overall, I think coming back the first month of school has...

Students reveal the hidden importance of the PSAT

Students reveal the hidden importance of the PSAT

Anita Beroza and Kasey Liu

October 2, 2019

The school-mandated PSAT is coming fast, but not all students deal with it the same way. On Oct. 16, sophomores and juniors will be participating in the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, widely known as the PSAT. While some students believe that it does not affect them, others believe it is an essential aspect of doing well on the SAT and in college admissions. “I don’...

Student Store enhances Carlmont’s sense of community

Student Store enhances Carlmont’s sense of community

Cooper Perez, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

For years, ice creams and popsicles from the Student Store have cooled students down at lunch and after school.  The Parent Teacher Student Association, or PTSA, runs the Student Store. Parents of Carlmont students volunteer each day to run the store, which entails managing the selling of goods to st...

ASB’s Do Something commission prepares to save lives

ASB’s Do Something commission prepares to save lives

Nicole Coleman, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

ASB students are working non-stop to plan the most successful blood drive that Carlmont has ever had. For the past month, the students in the Do Something commission have been working to plan a blood drive that could potentially save the lives of hundreds of people around the country. For some...

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