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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.

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Rebecca Von Tersch

Rebecca Von Tersch, Staff Writer

Rebecca Von Tersch is a junior at Carlmont High School and this is her second year in the journalism program. She is president of Carlmont's Korean Culture Club, is a member of Team 199 Deep Blue robotics, and is serving her second term on Belmont's Youth Advisory Committee.

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This years homecoming theme is related to Halloween, so there are spooky decorations all around the school.

Homecoming events: an explanation

October 21, 2021

This year’s homecoming is a special one. The theme is "Haunted Halloween!" and the dance's theme is "Monster Mash." There are quite a few events throughout homecoming week, ranging from the Powderpuff...

There are many different colors. Which one is your favorite?

What your favorite color says about you

September 15, 2021

Your favorite color can say a lot about you. From red to pink, different favorite colors can mean different things for your personality. Have you ever wondered what your favorite color means?  Red You...

Returning to in-person learning has affected classes like the physical education and music programs. Theres only a couple of students, so the ensemble doesnt have the power that it normally would have when you have 60 people playing music in a room together, Switzer said.

Carlmont’s PE and music programs adapt to in-person learning

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...

Students participated in the National French Contest remotely in 2020. This year, however, Carlmont decided not to participate.

Carlmont takes a break from the National French Contest

March 27, 2021

Carlmont will not be participating in the National French Contest (NFC) this year due to distance learning challenges.  Last year, students taking French participated in the contest virtually. It was...

Students can view their schedules on Infinite Campus. “I just had to tell [my counselor] what classes I wanted,” Koester said.

The registration process for the next school year begins

March 5, 2021

As the second semester rolls in, students must select their classes for the 2021-22 school year.  Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are scheduled to have appointments with their counselors beginning...

Rather than teachers logging attendance this semester, Canvas sends a report that helps attendance clerks code a student as absent or present in Infinite Campus. You put that pressure on the district, and our attendance clerks, then youre supporting the teachers and the students, Patner said.

Carlmont changes its asynchronous attendance policy

February 6, 2021

A new semester usually brings new routines, and this semester is introducing a new attendance procedure. Rather than sticking with the same Wednesday routine as the first semester of this school year,...

Distance learning leaves many teachers and students scrambling to prepare for the tests, which are set to take place in May.

Teachers and students adapt for 2021 AP tests

January 15, 2021

With the pandemic in full swing, many students are worried about the upcoming 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) tests and whether they are truly prepared for testing due to the hurdles of online learning. Many...

The value of extracurriculars beyond college applications is often overlooked. Students are left wondering why these extracurriculars matter.

The importance of extracurriculars

January 4, 2021

Do sports, learn a language, lead a club! This is advice that high school students hear many times in their lives. They are encouraged to add to their college applications with extracurricular activities....

Aiming for contactless donations, San Carlos YAC had set up boxes for donation drop off. We want to limit contact, Devalcheruvu said.

San Carlos Youth Advisory Committee holds donation drive

November 30, 2020

One of San Carlos’s volunteer groups, the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), hosted a Homeless Care COVID-19 Donation drive as a project for the community.  The San Carlos YAC held their Homeless Care...

Carlmont mentors and elementary school students in the Music Mentors program alike are having their lessons over Zoom. The new zoom classroom will be different from the previous years one-on-one sessions, but will still be a part of distance learning.

Music Mentors get sharp new start over Zoom

November 9, 2020

The Music Mentors program between Carlmont High School and the Belmont-Redwood Shores elementary schools plans to create a new program that encourages ease of learning as a response to the pandemic. Instead...

Bel Mateo Bowl is temporarily closed due to Covid-19, but there are plans to reopen. While the reopening date is unknown, Bel Mateo has made health and safety measures to fit COVID-19 guidelines. I think that Bel Mateo made a lot of effort to make sure we were protected while bowling from Covid-19. Hilary Esposto, a member of the bowling league, said.

[Photo] Bel Mateo Bowl saved by community GoFundMe efforts

October 19, 2020

Bel Mateo Bowl is temporarily closed due to Covid-19, but there are plans to reopen. While the reopening date is unknown, Bel Mateo has made health and safety measures to fit COVID-19 guidelines. "I think...

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