JOHN WRIGHT, a school board member, explains the details of the proposed board policies up for discussion on January 23.

Board debates proposition to keep grades academic

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Policy revisions under consideration by the Board of Trustees have the potential to significantly change the way students are graded. In an effort to better align district policy with the California Education Code and the district mission statement, two proposed policies, BP/AR5113 and BP/AR5121, address administrative concerns supporting the principle that grades should be based […]


Board to decide Team program future at upcoming meeting

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Contrary to the rumors that have been circulating about the discontinuation of the Team program, Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel said that a decision has yet to be made regarding the program’s existence after this school year. In emails to those who have voiced concern over the issue, Kimbrel stated that the Board of Trustees will vote […]

Izzie Silviera and Jackie Pritchard

Early graduates get a jumpstart on future

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Many heard the sound of 380 voices chanting “ONE-THREE! ONE-THREE!” during the last rally. But who knew that several of those seniors might have been better off repping the class of ‘12.5 instead? At the end of last semester, five seniors graduated early, according to Assistant Principal LaSandra White. Hayley Hedrich, Izzie Silveira, and Jackie […]

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Gallery: Performance Workshop concert

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Thursday night, the Performance Workshop class performed in the little theater. Performances ranged from a hip-hop/rap original starring Jordan Moore-Butler to a rendition of The Lion King‘s “Circle of Life,” performed by Zev Shearn-Nance, Jack Twomey, Camille Fraizer, Adam Charles, and others.

Brent Rubey is Redwood's newest science teacher.

Science’s newest gem: Rubey joins staff

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While most teachers have settled into the rhythm of the school year by the time January rolls around, Redwood’s most recent staff addition sailed into the fray for the first time at the beginning of second semester. Integrated Science 1-2 teacher Brent Rubey joined Redwood’s science department this January, replacing a teacher who left the […]


Demand for flu shots increase across Marin

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The new year brought more than just a flurry of new calendars – with it also came a new wave of flu cases, and the overwhelming rush for vaccinations that often accompanies them. In the first week of January, the number of outpatient visits to hospitals attributed to the flu was at six percent across […]

A 150 foot tree fell on West Baltimore Avenue Monday taking out local power and damaging one home.

Massive tree falls onto Larkspur home, causes area power outage

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Shortly before noon today, residents of the normally sleepy Madrone Canyon were jolted by a booming noise.  The culprit — a 150 foot redwood tree falling across West Baltimore Avenue. The tree, located in the front yard of 313 West Baltimore Avenue, fell across the street onto the roof of a neighboring home, taking several […]


Club raises awareness for autism

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The Bridge Club strives to raise awareness about autism in our community by encouraging students to join in activities with autistic students from various high schools. Autistic students from Redwood, Oak Hill, and the Marin County Office of Education all come together on Wednesdays at lunch to participate in various activities with friends they have […]

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Car crash starts fire on Tamalpais offramp

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A silver BMW lost control and crashed as the driver was attempting to leave the freeway on the Tamalpais Drive exit in Corte Madera on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m., according to CHP officer, Sandro Salvetti . The vehicle caught fire as it struck a light pole adjacent to Denny’s Diner in Corte Madera. The two […]

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Cocoa and Cram provides extra study time for freshmen

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Last week, freshmen prepared for their first high school finals during the annual Cocoa and Cram study session. Sponsored by Link Crew, the event lets freshmen receive one-on-one support from participating teachers to prepare for their finals. “It’s a simple little idea that’s become a tradition at this school,” said social studies teacher Ted Brown. […]