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K-8 mentors excited to become friends with their mentorees

K-8 mentors excited to become friends with their mentorees

Michelle Hong

December 7, 2017


Filed under CLUBS, NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates

Mentors will continue to meet their assigned students from Carmel elementary and middle schools as they have for the past two months. Robin Pletcher, AP Psychology teacher and K-8 mentoring teacher, said, “(The program’s) a great way to have elementary and middle school kids have a high school...

Model U.N. to attend conference at Earlham

Model U.N. to attend conference at Earlham

Richa Louis

December 7, 2017


Filed under CLUBS, NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates

Model U.N. members prepare to attend a conference at Earlham College. Last Thursday, Model U.N. members met in Room E208 for an upcoming conference in Richmond. The conference will take place on Jan. 26 to 27. Co-president and junior Danial Tajwer said, “It’s more of a calm period at the moment. We don’t have any big co...

Key Club to do bellringing and help with Holiday Spectacular

December 3, 2017


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Key Club members are volunteering to bell ring at local Kroger stores to collect donations for the Salvation Army. Katie Kelly, assistant sponsor of Key Club, said, “We’ll have 25 or 30 [members] help out with bell ringing.” Key Club members will take time to work shifts on this weekend and the upco...

Art Club to make change to National Art Honor Society

Art Club to make change to National Art Honor Society

Raiha Zainab

November 25, 2017


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According to Hannah Martin, Art Club president and senior, Art Club is soon coming to an end by the end of the semester, as next semester, it will be changing National Art Honor Society (NAHS), an organization that requires an application process. Art Club sponsor Jennifer Bubp said the applications...

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...

Senior Class officers to attend MIC Leadership Conference and PAC Meetings

Senior Class officers to attend MIC Leadership Conference and PAC Meetings

Sam Shi

November 14, 2017


Filed under CLUBS, NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates

On Nov. 16, many of the school officers and Principal's Advisory Committee (PAC) members will attend the Mid-Indiana Conference (MIC) Leadership Conference. Senior Class president Izak Orono said this conference will allow school leaders to connect on pertinent issues throughout their schools. In ...

Theater productions prepares for “Up the Down Staircase”

Theater productions prepares for “Up the Down Staircase”

Alanna Wu

November 14, 2017


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Theater productions is currently preparing for the fall production, “Up the Down Staircase.” The cast will perform the show Nov. 16 to 18, with showings at 7 p.m. each night and an additional showing at 2 p.m. on Nov. 18. Theatre arts teacher Jim Peterson said he believes “Up the Down Staircase” will present new emo...

Principal Tom Harmas to change professional learning plan to three years

Principal Tom Harmas to change professional learning plan to three years

Manahil Nadeem

November 10, 2017


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In the past, teachers would evaluate their chosen professional learning plan every year, according to Principal Tom Harmas. This year, Harmas said he has decided to change professional learning to last three years. “I always have done three-year plan and I feel like they work a lot of better. ...