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Q&A with new orchestra teacher Nicole DeGuire

New teacher Nicole DeGuire conducts her CHS orchestra class. She said that Carmel has a very talented and competitive orchestra program.

Jillian Moore

September 25, 2020

Where are you from? “So originally, I grew up in Rochester Mich. and then I did my bachelor's of music (degree) in violin performance at Butler University, where I went to Eastman School of Music to do my graduate work, and I got a masters in music and then also an orchestral studies diploma. An...

Carmel Clay Public Library hosts Indiana State Fair inspired fair food book tasting

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, sophomore Dev Mathur reads a book for enjoyment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mathur has seen an increase in the amount of free time he has and spends this time reading more books. Similarly, the Fair Food Book Tasting hopes to encourage young adults to read more during the COVID-19 pandemic by basing genres off of fair foods found at the canceled Indiana State Fair.

Raghav Sriram

September 12, 2020

For the past month, the Carmel Clay Public Library has held the fair food book tasting in hopes to inspire young adults to read more during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Jamie Beckman, young adult department manager at the library, the fair food book tasting is based on picking up food from th...

In-school summer courses, counseling workshops to move online

Students listen to a guest speaker's presentation at a college and career workshop hosted at CHS by the counseling center. Due to COVID-19, these workshops have been moved to be online.

Kassandra Darnell

May 21, 2020

Due to COVID-19, AP Macroeconomics and AP Government, in-school summer classes traditionally offered at CHS, have been transferred online. This school still plans to offer students the opportunity to receive credit and take part in the classes, but they will take them virtually through the Indiana Online...

Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) launches new website and catalog

Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) launches new website and catalog

Aditi Kumar

May 21, 2020

According to Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) Young Adult Department Manager Jamie Beckman, CCPL staff had been working on the new website for over a year. The release of the new website and catalog were timed for the end of March when the subscription to the current catalog expired. Take a look at...

Carmel Clay School District to continue to pay regularly scheduled employees until May 28

Carmel Clay School District to continue to pay regularly scheduled employees until May 28

Cady Armstrong

May 8, 2020

Regularly scheduled employees working in the Carmel Clay School (CCS) district will continue to be paid for the remainder of the school year (May 21) despite the closure of school campuses according to Mike Kerschner, president of the school board. Superintendent Michael Beresford said via email that regularl...

HOSA State Leadership Conference Canceled

HOSA State Leadership Conference Canceled

Riya Chinni

April 12, 2020

What specifically was cancelled? Indiana HOSA’s State Leadership Conference was cancelled. This is the state level competition for HOSA and includes dozens of events ranging from online testing to performance base to oral events. Why was it cancelled? It was cancelled due to concerns regarding COVID-19, speci...

Studying Abroad: Broader than you think: Students assess benefits of studying abroad in high school compared to traditional classroom

Studying Abroad: Broader than you think: Students assess benefits of studying abroad in high school compared to traditional classroom

Leah Tan and Angela Chen

April 10, 2020

Like many students here, junior Zoe Edwards is currently enrolled in a world language class; however, unlike many of them, Edwards participated in the IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages (IUHPFL) this past summer, where she lived in France for six weeks. She said the experience gave her a leg ...

Greyhound for Life: Read a Q&A with Retiring Assistant Athletic Director Bruce Wolf

Bruce Wolf, Champions Together co-sponsor and assistant athletic director, counts the money the club raised at their annual Mr. Carmel event in 2019. Wolf said starting Champions Together with Joe Stuelpe was one of his proudest moments across his 40 year CHS career.

Ashwin Prasad

March 30, 2020

What motivated you to join the CHS staff in the first place? Coming out of Purdue University in the spring of 1980, I was hoping to start a career teaching science and coaching baseball and/or football. It just happened that Carmel had an opening that fit. It was almost a dream come true opportunity ...

Library Undergoes Major Rennovations in Effort to Modernize

Edward Dong

February 21, 2020

The Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) announced plans for a complete renovation of the main library building at Fourth Avenue and Main Street, continuing a trend of construction in Carmel’s rapidly growing community. Library director Bob Swanay said the current building was simply not ...