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Small Business, Big Impact: Upcoming Open in Carmel Day on Nov. 25 recognizes local businesses, impact on community

Small Business, Big Impact: Upcoming Open in Carmel Day on Nov. 25 recognizes local businesses, impact on community

Emily Dexter, Riya Chinni, Angela Li, Avery Thorpe, and Hari Patel

November 17, 2017


Filed under Carmel Community, NEWS

An important day for small businesses throughout Carmel is coming up on Nov. 25, as this day is both Open In Carmel Day and Small Business Saturday. To recognize this day, the HiLite talked to the owners of three small businesses that are not far from CHS. A new restaurant, Prodigy Burger Bar, opened earlier...

A Good Place to Be: Students, staff reflect on living in Carmel after its numerous top rankings

A Good Place to Be: Students, staff reflect on living in Carmel after its numerous top rankings

Anushka Dasgupta and Aditi Kumar

November 17, 2017


Filed under Carmel Community, NEWS

Carmel has been ranked at the top of national rankings as one of the best places to live in America multiple times. Organizations such as Time Money, CNN Money and Niche all commend that Carmel’s schools, safety and culture make up for its ideal conditions and balance of suburban lifestyle. This...

Thanksgiving Runs

Thanksgiving Runs

Tara Kandallu, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Carmel Community, NEWS, Online Only

This Thanksgiving day, thousands of Carmel runners of all ages will line up at the start of two different races— Bolt for the Heart and Drumstick Dash. While both 5K races fundraise for charity, Bolt for the Heart primarily raises money to supply Indiana State Patrol cars with automated external de...

Under Construction: Carmel Plans for new construction projects to develop and beautify the city

Under Construction: Carmel Plans for new construction projects to develop and beautify the city

Armaan Goel and Emily Dexter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Carmel Community, NEWS, Uncategorized

Over the coming months, some parts of Carmel will begin to look a bit different, with multiple large-scale construction projects underway or about to break ground. According to Joshua Kirsh, engineering administrator and city planner, one of these projects, a new ice skating rink, is set to open ar...

Wicked fun for Ghosts and Goblins: The ninth annual Ghosts and Goblins run will take place this Saturday to raise money for the Carmel Education Foundation.

Wicked fun for Ghosts and Goblins: The ninth annual Ghosts and Goblins run will take place this Saturday to raise money for the Carmel Education Foundation.

Anushka Dasgupta, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Carmel Community, NEWS

This Saturday, hundreds of students, teachers and parents will line up at the CHS Main Cafeteria dressed in their finest Halloween gear for the ninth annual Ghosts and Goblins 5K/2K run benefiting the Carmel Education Foundation (CEF). According to CEF co-executive coordinators Stephanie McDonald and Barbara ...

Trick or Treat for a Cause: Unicef Club and House give a closer look into their Halloween-themed fund-raising events

Trick or Treat for a Cause: Unicef Club and House give a closer look into their Halloween-themed fund-raising events

Tara Kandallu, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Carmel Community, CLUBS, NEWS, Online Only

More than 179 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year, according to the National Retail Federation. This large group reflects the heightened spirit present during the Halloween season and causes community events, such as fund-raising, to be popular at this time. House sponsor Sarah Wolff ...

Press Release: CCS places Superintendent on ‘administrative leave’

Press Release: CCS places Superintendent on ‘administrative leave’

October 10, 2017


Filed under Carmel Community, NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates

Carmel Clay Schools shared a press release on Oct. 9 announcing that it is placing Superintendent Nicholas Wahl on "administrative leave." The press release is as follows. Layla Spanenberg, President of the Carmel Clay School Board, issued this statement during the Board's meeting of October 9, 2017. The...

Do Something Club plans Oct. breast cancer research fundraiser

Do Something Club plans Oct. breast cancer research fundraiser

Angela Li

September 12, 2017


Filed under Carmel Community, CLUBS, Online Only, Recent Updates

Do Something Club will have their second meeting this Thursday, Sept. 14, to begin brainstorming fundraising ideas for their annual breast cancer research fundraiser. The club had their call-out meeting last Tuesday, in which they introduced and discussed their upcoming service projects for this semester;...

Superintendent implements year two of technology integration plan, begins elementary program evaluation

Superintendent implements year two of technology integration plan, begins elementary program evaluation

Nyssa Qiao

September 7, 2017


Filed under Carmel Community, Online Only, Recent Updates

According to Superintendent Nicholas Wahl, the district will implement year two of their technology integration plan through the migration of Canvas and the district web platform. Senior Kevin Chen said while Canvas serves its purpose as a place to store information and files, there is more to impro...

A New Legacy: Principal Tom Harmas discusses CHS culture, plans as incoming principal

A New Legacy: Principal Tom Harmas discusses CHS culture, plans as incoming principal

James Yin, Reporter, Photographer

August 15, 2017


Filed under Carmel Community, NEWS, School Updates

Q: Why did you agree to become the principal of CHS? A: I think anytime that you look at everything that is Carmel High School from the outside, you think what a great school with students who come ready to learn everyday, with teachers who are here to engage students to all the extracurriculars, ...