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School curriculum develops skills for tomorrow

School curriculum develops skills for tomorrow

Brianna Cheng, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Students hunched over their desk, frantically scribbling away at their notes. At the head of the classroom, the teacher drones on about a concept they barely understand or will use again after the test. The clock ticks slowly but surely, counting down the seconds before the students can leave this pri...

California’s oldest charter school hopes to develop students’ social-emotional skills

California’s oldest charter school hopes to develop students’ social-emotional skills

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

In most elementary and middle schools, academic skills are the biggest focus for teachers and children. Multiplication problems, flash cards, and learning cursive are some of the quintessential aspects of traditional grade-school education. However, high on a hill behind the Tierra Linda Middle School ca...

Micro-business on campus teaches management and organizational skills

Micro-business on campus teaches management and organizational skills

Elle Brough, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

Carlmont is home to around 125 clubs. But what makes Lunch in a Pickle Club stand out is that it doesn't act as a club. It acts as a micro-business. Lunch in a Pickle Club focuses on creating a real-world “business” experience for special education students where they can practice organizational,...

Badminton Club trains members before tryouts

Badminton Club trains members before tryouts

Ava Richards, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

With tryouts beginning early next semester, Badminton Club welcomes those that want to improve their skills before the season starts. Badminton tryouts at Carlmont are very competitive due to the vast amount of people looking to be on the team. Being a very technical sport, maintaining a strong se...

The San Mateo County Fire Explorer Program builds firefighting skills

The San Mateo County Fire Explorer Program builds firefighting skills

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018

The San Mateo County Fire (SMCF) Explorer Program is a youth program designed for career exploration in the fire department. The program is taught by professional firefighters, and aims to teach skills related to fire service and more. “The main objective of this program is career exploratio...

Life skills positively influences students

Life skills positively influences students

Tyler Dartnell, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

High school parties often consist of underage drinking, drugs, and other dangerous activities that are potential problems for partygoers.  Life skills, a required high school course, educates students about the risks of drugs, social and school stress, and future decisions. Going through the cour...

Computer Science Club practices programming skills

Computer Science Club practices programming skills

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

The Computer Science Club provides students with a learning environment and preparation for programming competitions. New members can learn programming while older members can practice their computer science skills and learn about new computer challenges, all while getting ready for competitions. ...

Carlmont’s Got Talent shows off students’ impressive skills

Carlmont’s Got Talent shows off students’ impressive skills

Amy Fullerton, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

The lunchtime crowd erupted into a roar of applause after one of the performers finished their act to the awe of many onlookers. Carlmont’s Got Talent is an annual talent show that allows the school population to see the unique talents of their peers. The talent showcased during the event, w...

Students hope to exercise leadership skills by applying for ASB

Students hope to exercise leadership skills by applying for ASB

Sharon Tulman, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

Imagine going to a school with absolutely no activities to raise school spirit; no dances, no lunchtime activities, and no after school activities. At Carlmont, ASB organizes a variety of activities to make school a place for students to look forward to. This past week, a number of students from all grades a...

Coders test their skills with competitions

Coders test their skills with competitions

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016

Computer science is a growing study among many students in Silicon Valley who seek it out for its very useful opportunities. By studying computer science, students learn the practical aspects of coding, and can use that knowledge in future jobs. Although computer science is a recreational hobby,...

ASB teaches important skills for life

ASB teaches important skills for life

Melanie Hamaguchi, Staff Writer

June 2, 2014

Carlmont's ASB offers not only many opportunities to become involved in Carlmont's community, but the course also teaches students many skills that can be applied outside of school. ASB has many responsibilities in the Carlmont community including organizing dances, assemblies, and other events. Through...

Everyday skills not taught in high schools

Everyday skills not taught in high schools

Shira Stein, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2013

Are students being taught all the skills they need? When graduating from high school, students should theoretically be able to take care of themselves as adults. They are expected to know how to do any skill that will be necessary during their adult lives. However, the reality is that some students graduate h...

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