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Teachers teach more than just the curriculum

Teachers teach more than just the curriculum

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As the end of my junior year draws near, there's one thing that I keep thinking about: where would I be without my teachers? When I entered high school, I expected to learn basic things, like what year the Civil War started or what a hyperbole was. I did not expect to learn how to be a better pers...

Teachers are showered with food and appreciation

Teachers are showered with food and appreciation

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer

May 6, 2017


Filed under Campus

During Teacher Appreciation Week, spanning from May 2 to May 5, the Parent Teacher Student Association set up various breakfasts and lunches for staff members to enjoy in the Teachers’ Lounge as a gesture of appreciation. “While we often receive thanks from students and parents, it is nice to have...

Parents and students explore new classes and clubs

Parents and students explore new classes and clubs

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer

March 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top News

Although high school is intended for students, parents began to flood the halls and classrooms of Carlmont instead. Teachers welcomed visitors into their classrooms on March 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during this year’s Open House. History teacher Jayson Waller said, “Open House is important because it’s one of the two scho...

Switzer’s passion shows in teaching

Switzer’s passion shows in teaching

Mike Carlson, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Campus

Brian Switzer has joined the music department this year as the assistant band director. Switzer teaches three classes: jazz ensemble, concert band, and string orchestra. Additionally, he teaches morning jazz during zero period. Before coming to Carlmont, Switzer had many jobs as a music teacher and a professio...

Students need relationships with teachers to succeed

Students need relationships with teachers to succeed

Mackenzie O'Connell, Staff Writer

February 18, 2016


Filed under Features

As students slide into their desks on the first day of school, the first thing they are given is a colored packet syllabus that includes all the expectations for that year. Yet, as the year progresses, teachers never receive a colored packet of the students’ expectations for their classes. Teachers...

Teacher passions inspire their students

Teacher passions inspire their students

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In an age where the answer to everything lies on the internet and it takes just the click of a button to have access to online classes, one might wonder what the role of teachers truly is. Online courses are, undoubtedly, a wonderful inversion, especially for those who do not have the possibility ...

ScotCenter: Finals From a Teacher’s Perspective – Bijan Khalili

ScotCenter: Finals From a Teacher’s Perspective – Bijan Khalili

Bijan Khalili

December 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, ScotCenter

Bijan Khalili explores how finals season is for teachers.

Only finals stand between students and break

Only finals stand between students and break

Brooke Chang, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015


Filed under Campus, Top News

Nights are bright with holiday lights and joy is in the air, but students must first survive finals week before they can celebrate with their friends and family. As students count the days until winter break, many become more and more worried about the final semester tests for each of their classes. Whether...

Teachers prepare for the end

Teachers prepare for the end

Adriana Ramirez

December 10, 2014


Filed under Campus

Every teacher has a different workload and with the semester ending, they need to manage their time and work wisely in order reduce stress. Students are not the only ones who have work to complete during the end of the semester. Teachers have to prepare and grade the final exams. "There is grading...

English teacher’s transition from Terra Nova to Carlmont

English teacher’s transition from Terra Nova to Carlmont

September 12, 2014


Filed under Activity Bios

English teacher Robert Colvig has experienced the advantages and disadvantages of transitioning to Carlmont after being hired a week after school started in the 2014-15 school year. After English teacher Sarah Clarke got hired as a teacher in Hawaii, Carlmont had to find a replacement to teach English...

The teacher’s dress code

The teacher’s dress code

Ariana Crame, Staff Writer

May 22, 2014


Filed under Campus

Some people know that teachers are supposed to look professional at work, but it shouldn’t be necessary for teachers to have to dress up every single day. Usually Fridays are the day that people tend to be more casual. Around campus students can see that teachers dress more casual on Fridays and...

Teachers pull out victory in lunchtime event

Teachers pull out victory in lunchtime event

Kian Karamdashti, Staff Writer

April 16, 2014


Filed under Campus

The anticipated second annual "Are you smarter than a freshman?" competition was a hard-fought battle to the finish, as the teachers put together a 13-11 win over their freshmen opponents on Apr. 7, in front of the packed quad steps. First-year teacher Brian Ellis was confident going into the event. "Now...

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