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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

Rachel Matatyaou

Rachel Matatyaou, Publicity Director

Rachel Matatyaou is a senior at Carlmont High School. This is her third year in the program and she is the publicity director. She enjoys playing soccer and spending time with family and friends. In her free time, she loves going to the beach. To check out her portfolio, click here.

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Carlmont substitute James McDowell shares his Carlmont spirit with his swim and dive hoodie.

[Photo] Beloved sub James McDowell reflects on his time in the pandemic

December 21, 2020

Carlmont substitute James McDowell shares his Carlmont spirit with his swim and dive hoodie.

Joelle Faybishenko pulls her arms and legs in tightly to for an axel.

Joelle Faybishenko balances figure skating with the demands of high school

April 13, 2020
For many, ice skating is a one-season sport: a festive winter activity that friends and family enjoy during the holiday season. However, for Joelle Faybishenko, ice skating involves more than just renting skates...
Due to the sheer number of students at Carlmont, it is easy for some to get lost in the crowd.

Hidden support at Carlmont

October 17, 2019

Most students know her as the woman at the front desk helping with the bus schedule or locker difficulties. But to 18 Carlmont students, she is so much more.  Terri Plack assists students in need and...

Nate Rutter and Emily Nguyen, both juniors, have been in a committed relationship for over a year.

[Photo] Cuffing season 2019

January 20, 2019

Nate Rutter and Emily Nguyen, both juniors, have been in a committed relationship for over a year.

Incoming freshman and Carlmont students alike warm up for their May 16 tryouts sporting pink outfits.

Cheer team tryouts commence for next year

May 19, 2018

As Carlmont’s 2017-18 school year draws to a close, next year's cheerleading team is already ramping up. Tryouts were held from May 15 to May 18, led by coaches Christie Lind Boyce and Kalina Wasman. Over...

The College and Career Center at Carlmont is an additional support system for students as they work towards getting into college.

Student stress builds alongside college expectations

May 4, 2018

Most students go through high school with one goal in mind: get into a good college. While students are focused on getting into college, they create expectations for what their college experience will...

Chloe Moneron, a foreign exchange student from France, answers questions about her day to day life in the United States.

French exchange students adapt to Carlmont culture

April 20, 2018

Parlez-vous français? Because they do. For two weeks, 11 students from the outskirts of Paris, France are living with students attending Carlmont. Carlmont’s French Department began hosting...

Students are separated by lanes according to their swimming capability to practice freestyle.

Suiting up for swim unit causes anxiety

April 1, 2018

Dread. The feeling shared by most Carlmont freshmen as fourth-quarter swim unit begins. In order to ensure that all students are capable of swimming in any environment, Carlmont’s physical education (P.E.)...

This is an example of a Liquid Handling Robot. By sending commands through coding, its arms can pipette liquid into each hole, exactly in the tubes.

BTI’s collaboration with Stanford robotics is terminated

March 23, 2018

As a result of all of the advancements in robotics during the 21st century, many people have attempted to make robots a helpful tool in classrooms. Carlmont's Biotechnology Institute (BTI), a pathway...

Instead of having a week to completely relax, some student athletes had both practices and games for their school sport during Mid-Winter Break.

Carlmont student athletes keep working while on break

March 3, 2018

Students woke up excited on Friday, Feb. 16 knowing that it would be their last early morning wake up for a week because that was the final school day before Mid-Winter Break. Mid-Winter Break was...

A woman at the Science March, held in San Francisco on Earth Day, holds up a sign showing her support for women scientists. The female scientists featured are Mae Jemison, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, and Rosalind Franklin. Julie Paoli, who attended the march said, The march was amazing, very peaceful, and had really neat things supporting all kinds of science.

Gender roles evaporate within the science classroom

March 1, 2018

Seventy-six percent of students in Julie Paoli’s AP (Advanced Placement) biology course are girls. And that’s not normal. The percentage of women’s involvement in the scientific...

The team room is used by the varsity boys soccer team during the winter season. Players leave their gear in their specific locker. Muaath Nofal, a senior on the soccer team, said: Basically, we keep our jerseys in there and, each weekend, Coach Will Stambaugh washes them for us.

Multi-sport team rooms create an environment for bonding

February 12, 2018

Although sports teams spend countless hours during their season training and bonding, a team locker room can help lead to friendships that leave the field. These friendships can lead to greater success...

A mural of Scots fighting a dragon is located in the corridor by the Student Union. Angelo Zhao, a former Carlmont student, painted this mural in 2015.

Murals on campus display school pride

January 31, 2018

Students at Carlmont have produced eight, soon to be nine, unique murals on campus over the years. Murals are placed sporadically around campus for students to view them. Principal Ralph Crame said,...

A pan of freshly baked triple chocolate chip brownie cookies, a recipe used by Baking Club, ready to eat.

Baking Club brings together students with a passion for baking

November 22, 2017

The smell of freshly baked cakes, muffins, and cookies fill the air in A11 when Baking Club gathers every other Monday. Club President Will Nadan and Vice President Jade Margolis founded the club at...

Rachel Brand, a member of PAW Club, enjoys playing with Marsha (cat) at Pet Smart.

PAW Club involves community in animal welfare

November 8, 2017

Clubs on campus help people in need of medical care, teach students how to invest money, work to protect the ocean, give gifts to sick children, and more; Protecting Animals Worldwide (PAW) Club adds animals...

Red Cross Club members have their station set up at the club fair. They promoted the importance of getting vaccinated by selling pins to the student population.

Red Cross Club impacts local communities and beyond

October 24, 2017

Carlmont High School’s Red Cross Club plans to increase safety awareness and support even more people in need this school year. They plan to widen their bases with opportunities to volunteer off-campus,...

During lunch, Sienna Diehl, a sophomore, throws away her empty soda bottle in the trash can. Soda bottles should be thrown in the recycling bin since theyre made of aluminum.

Green Team works to implement a tri-bin waste system

October 14, 2017

The Green Team is making efforts to establish a tri-bin waste system at Carlmont, which would consist of compost, recycling, and landfill. This would be an expanded and more efficient waste system,...

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