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

Jill Albertson

Jill Albertson, Staff Writer

Jill Albertson is a junior who enjoys participating in the arts, including Carlmont Choirs, Carlmont Improv, and ACDA California Coastal Honor Choir. She has a passion for music and performing on the stage. Jill also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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Interact club, sponsored by Rotary International, is preparing for their main event of the year: a lobster fest.

Interact prepares for lobster fest

January 19, 2017

"The mission of Rotary International is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance...

Emma Vanoncini, a junior, writes a handwritten note on a holiday gram for her friend.

Holiday grams bring seasonal spirit

December 4, 2016

The beginning of December means warmer jackets come out, holiday decorations go up, and an infectious spirit of giving spreads throughout communities. For Carlmont, it means holiday grams. From Nov....

Local crossing guard, Edward Henken, helps San Carlos students safely cross the street to school.

Local crossing guard puts students first

November 16, 2016

If you've ever driven down Club Drive on a busy school morning, you've seen him. Edward Henken, a local crossing guard, works the intersection of San Carlos Avenue and Club Drive five days a week, before...

On Oct. 27, Sofia Perez, a junior at Carlmont, gave blood during the blood drive.

Students donate blood to help save lives

October 29, 2016

Just one blood donation can save three lives. On Oct. 27, The American Red Cross Blood Drive came to Carlmont High School and provided students with an opportunity to donate their blood. "I just...

Homecoming 2016

Homecoming 2016

October 17, 2016

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Due to one fatal bite, the Zombie Apocalypse infested Carlmont students on the night of Oct. 12.

Carlmont spirit becomes infectious

October 14, 2016

Twenty-four dead; only two survived. The Zombie Apocalypse took over Carlmont on the night of Oct. 12 in an attempt to raise spirit for the annual homecoming week. This year's theme for the homecoming...

Project workers measure the depth of the ground in order to dump fresh soil for upcoming landscape work.

Students plug their noses as the Carlmont campus expands

October 2, 2016

Sometimes progress smells sweet; sometimes it smells like manure. The pungent smell of decaying feces wafted throughout the halls of the Carlmont campus during the week of Sept. 26 as progress on the...

During lunch, juniors Matt Matias and Isabelle Boynton instinctively enter the previously assigned restrooms of their gender in the now all-gender restrooms.

All genders allowed, but not all the time

September 22, 2016

It's passing period. Junior Spencer Stancil, a transgender man, walks past lower D-hall, and reluctantly enters what was formerly the girls restroom, wishing to embrace his true self. The now all-gender...

Carlmont Village Shopping Center welcomes Jamba Juice back into the community on Aug. 29.

[Photo] Jamba Juice returns due to popular demand

September 2, 2016

Carlmont Village Shopping Center welcomes Jamba Juice back into the community on Aug. 29.

Many Americans are taking the wrong doses of over-the-counter drugs, and it may be having dangerous effects.

[Photo] New complications with over-the-counter drugs are identified

May 22, 2016

Many Americans are taking the wrong doses of over-the-counter drugs, and it may be having dangerous effects.

An app for Android smartphones allows students to control a SMART Board from their seats.

Students discover an app smarter than SMART Boards

February 29, 2016

Students are gathered in class with pencils out and minds at attention. The teacher is at the front of the room, reviewing last night's homework. Suddenly, the SMART board is zooming in and out and flickering...

The bipolar weather in February has Sophomore Kiki Dvorakova puzzled about her outfit choices.

Scots wear shorts in February

February 18, 2016

February is typically known as the month with rain boots, rainbows and pale complexions, but the last few weeks have felt more like Bermuda than Belmont. While Carlmont students are trying to study...

Nearly 1000 Carlmont students piled into the Fox Theater for their Winter Formal.

[Photo] Formal: a blast for some, a bust for others

January 24, 2016

Nearly 1000 Carlmont students piled into the Fox Theater for their Winter Formal.

Scots spread love

January 15, 2016

A woman is strolling down the streets of San Francisco. The hijab wrapped around her head makes her stand out among the crowds. As she approaches her favorite bakery, her headscarf is pulled from her head...

Sophomore Jimmy Rudger pauses to select a new song as he’s walking through the halls.

Music: the universal mood booster

January 13, 2016

Students walk through the hallways, earbuds in, faces blank. We see it every day, but what we don’t see is the party going on inside their brain. In the last few decades, neuroscientists have made...

CTTA member Gustaf Claesson controls the soundboard in the Carlmont Performing Arts Center.

CTTA takes the spotlight

December 11, 2015

The lights dim, the curtain opens, and a beautifully-lit stage appears, lined with holiday poinsettias and filled with 100 smiling performers staring back at the applauding audience. Have you ever taken...

Genevieve Tep, director of Carlmont choirs, stands with the 15 chosen singers for this years California Coastal Honor Choir.

Carlmont singers dominate Coastal Honor Choir

November 23, 2015

Through months of preparation and learning, 15 singers from Carlmont choirs performed in California's Coastal Honor Choir on Nov. 21. California's Coastal Honor Choir is an advanced choral experience...

The Black and White Gala was a huge success for the Performing Arts programs.

Performing Arts Gala a success

November 17, 2015

The annual Black and White Gala took place on Nov. 14, and raised $13,000 for the Performing Arts Center. The Performing Arts Gala is a black tie event showcasing the various performing art departments...

Carlmont beginning dance practices the dance to Thriller that they never got to perform.

The thrill is gone from Halloween this year

November 4, 2015

Witches, zombies, and ghosts fill the quad. With mouths full of food, they wait eagerly for a thrilling performance. No such performance occurred. On Oct. 30, the annual performance of Michael Jackson's...

Freshman Elena Pazdera, along with Intermediate Dance, prepares for the Homecoming Assembly.

Carlmont dancers strive to be ‘Flawless’

October 21, 2015

"Five, six, seven, eight!" Carlmont's Intermediate and Advanced Dance groups have been preparing for their big debut in the Homecoming Assembly on Oct. 22. For four to five weeks, lots of rehearsal...

Carlin Troung, the assistant director for Carlmont Choirs, works with Chamber Choir to prepare for the Pops Benefit Concert.

Singing Scots prepare for their journey to space

October 6, 2015

Carlmont Choirs is busy at work to prepare for the annual Pops Benefit Concert on Oct. 16 and 17. This year's theme is "Scots In Space," featuring all sci fi-related music and decorations. The performance...

Keith Hawkins answers students questions after the assembly.

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Keith Hawkins answers students' questions after the assembly.

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