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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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Robin Linares

Robin Linares, Staff Writer

Robin Linares is a junior at Carlmont High School in her second year of the journalism program. She is interested in journalism and enjoys reporting on what is happening in the community. Outside of journalism, you can find her catching up on current events and spending time with her friends and family.

Twitter: @_robin_linares_

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Congestion and traffic jams outside of the entrance to Carlmont present a major challenge for students who are trying to park.

Easing the bottleneck

October 13, 2021

When students hear the final bell, many rush to their cars to go home, only to find a sea of traffic awaiting them. That is the reality for many Carlmont students as the congestion from the number of...

A tarantula raises its front two legs outside of the T-wing. According to Live Science, tarantulas do this when they feel threatened, usually to scare off predators by making themselves appear larger.

Tarantulas return to the Bay Area for mating season

September 21, 2021

Within the past few weeks, the local tarantula species dubbed the Bay Area blond has returned to the trails of Belmont and San Carlos for its mating season. Tarantula mating season begins in early fall...

The overwhelming amount of geese in the Redwood Shores area has affected the cleanliness of much of the sidewalk space, which is a common dropping area.

Redwood Shores embarks on a wild goose chase to control geese population

August 31, 2021

Efforts to control the population of geese are underway in the Redwood Shores area as they threaten the cleanliness of the community's facilities and the native wildlife that inhabit the area. The San...

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

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,...

The AP testing schedule gives information on what day each AP test will be and whether the exam is on campus or digital from home.

Carlmont releases AP exam schedule and information to students

April 18, 2021

Carlmont released their AP testing schedule with many options for at-home testing and gave more information about the digital exam software. According to the College Board, this year’s Advanced Placement...

One of the slides presented at the seminar shows how specific hallways will be designated as one-way or 2-way hallways. In most cases, the one-way or one-directional hallway [is used] to minimize the crossing of students, but there are some hallways that are going to be two way, said Greg Patner, the administrative vice principal. You can see some of those arrows are two-way arrows like near the football field, and then theres some that are one-way arrows to help students to navigate successfully around campus.

Parent seminar gives information on concurrent model

March 19, 2021

A Parent Information Webinar held by Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and the Carlmont Academic Foundation (CAF) sought to provide more information for the new concurrent learning plan for the...

Students weigh their options on what science class they want to take next year before their counselor meeting to finalize course selections.

Carlmont adds new science courses to expand student options

February 26, 2021

Two science courses, AP environmental science and green technology engineering, have been added as course options for next year as students are in the process of choosing next year’s classes. Green...

Some students take access to online resources, prep books, and tutoring support for granted. This is not the case for all students wanting to take College Board classes; some students do not have the same amount of resources due to financial difficulties, making it harder for them to be successful.

Assessing the College Board

February 18, 2021

When students hear the phrase “College Board,” thoughts of PSATs, SATs, Advanced Placement (AP) classes, and college applications immediately cross their minds. While the College Board provides...

As the search for a superintendent continues in the Sequoia Union High School District, the  community is giving input to help aid the next steps.

SUHSD searches for new superintendent with community input

January 31, 2021

The current “Phase 2” of the superintendent search is well underway, as The Board of Trustees starts receiving input from administrators, teachers, students, and various community members. The Sequoia...

Once someone enters the Scots Gym, the hand sanitizing station and a list of directions and procedures await them. 
When students get to the check-in station … [they] fill out a questionnaire … then they take their temperature and sanitize their hands, said health aide Samantha Gingher, adding that students cant go to class until she reviews their questionnaire.

Administration revises, expands reach of cohorts

November 28, 2020

After evaluating the trial run of educational cohorts on campus, the Carlmont administration decided to open up more cohorts for students. The first round of educational cohorts included two cohorts,...

A classroom at Carlmont High School demonstrates precautions being taken for educational cohorts. It has plexiglass partitions at each desk, with seats measured 6 feet apart from each other.

Carlmont implements educational cohorts for on-campus support

November 4, 2020

As COVID-19 rates have started to slow in San Mateo County, Carlmont High School was able to use educational cohorts to open up its doors for some students. While following the guidance of the San Mateo...

Inside the administration office, the administrative vice principals (AVPs) have been intermittently coming to campus to work while following safety protocols.

Administrative vice principals shift focus during distance learning

October 14, 2020

As the pandemic closed school doors and changed the way school is normally run, the administrative vice principals have found ways to adapt their job and responsibilities to aid students during distance...

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