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Q&A With Assistant Superintendent Tom Oestreich about Racial Equity and Inclusion within the CCS District

 Assistant Superintendent Tom Oestreich meets with representatives from Carmel Against Racial Injustice over the summer. According to Oestreich, this meeting was very helpful towards the district's goal of achieving an

Cady Armstrong

September 24, 2020

What was discussed at your meeting with Carmel Against Racial Injustice (CARI)? We had a very positive meeting together, and we have similar beliefs, (as well as) a similar vision for Carmel High School and really for the entire district. An important part of our Carmel Clay Schools strategic plan...

CHS Approves New Mental Health Services Through Ascension St. Vincent

Darshini Shankar

September 23, 2020

On Aug. 24, the school board approved a plan to provide mental health services at CHS. In order to carry out this plan, Ascension St. Vincent personnel will provide these services. According to Mental Health Coordinator Stephanie Whiteside, the mental health services that will be offered are not lim...

Q&A With Julia Fernandes, 2000s TV show club founder and president

Q&A With Julia Fernandes, 2000s TV show club founder and president

Cady Armstrong

September 22, 2020

What inspired you to create the 2000s TV show club? I've always been obsessed with the aesthetic of the 2000s. Two years ago I started watching Gilmore Girls because I had heard it was a good show. Then, I watched it, and I fell in love with it instantly. I became obsessed with it and ever since I’ve...

Theater department to get ready for Studio One Acts

Jack Sullivan, Reagan Nagel, Ella Owens and Theo Curtis rehearse for the Studio One Acts for this upcoming week. They star in the play called Regina Flector Wins the Science Fair directed by senior Muriel Mota Schaffer. Nagel plays Regina, Sullivan plays Bradley, Owens plays Tiffany and Curtis plays Sam.

Kruti Subbannavar

September 20, 2020

The Theater Department is gearing up for its first performance in Studio Theater Acts to be held on Sept. 24, 25 and 26 respectively. These acts will be held in the CHS Studio Theater and will take place at 7 p.m. According to the Jim Peterson, head of the theater department, the shows will look different t...

News Briefs

News Briefs

Cady Armstrong

September 17, 2020

Senate starts year with Elections, planning for Custodial Appreciation Week, Homecoming

Lillian He

September 16, 2020

Senate started off their school year by holding elections. According to Senate sponsor Michelle Foutz, elections ended Sept. 11 and results were given over the announcements Sept. 14 and 15. Foutz said she is currently in the process of working with the school to transfer all new Senate members to t...

English Department to modify curriculum due to new situations posed by virtual, hybrid learning environments

The English Department will make changes to the curriculum to better address the issues virtual learning poses, such as limited contact with teachers, according to English teacher Christine Ellis. Ellis said she will work with other teachers in the department to include portions of the curriculum that they feel will best prepare students for future classes.

Archit Kalra

September 16, 2020

English teachers will collaborate to modify the curriculum covered in each class this year, as per English teacher Christine Ellis. “The new school policies have made it more difficult to form relationships with my students since I see them about once a week. This is what I love about my job, so it is d...

Counseling Center adapts services for COVID-19

Caleb Suhy views the Counseling Page on the CHS website to get more familiar with the services they provide. He says he hopes to utilize the counselors more.

Leah Tan

September 16, 2020

The Counseling Center is adapting its services to COVID-19 as a result from this year. According to Director of Counseling Rachel Cole, the regulations that accompany the pandemic have posed many challenges to the counseling department including class sessions or frequent student check-ins. “We’ve looked a...

TechHOUNDS to have Rookie Rotation Sept. 17

Marvin Fan

September 16, 2020

On Sept. 10, TechHOUNDS had their call-out meeting on Zoom for new members. According to Drew Sanchez, the team lead for TechHOUNDS, about 40 people showed up to the call-out meeting, which was more than anticipated due to the current COVID-19 situation. Sanchez said on Sept. 17, the rookies will participate in...

DECA to organize future practices and competitions

Saumya Somasi

September 16, 2020

The next meeting for DECA has not been scheduled yet, but will take place within the next month, according to sponsor Robert Holman. He said, “We’re still trying to get a good handle on all (the schedule). Generally the IB classes and the marketing classes are in DECA and not much has changed ther...

Q&A with Karen McDaniel, Wesley Drew and Ashley Williams over new roles in school staff

Q&A with Karen McDaniel, Wesley Drew and Ashley Williams over new roles in school staff

Ally Horwitz

September 15, 2020

Q&A with Karen McDaniel, Associate principal  What role did you serve at CHS previously? For the last 13 years here at Carmel High School, I worked in student services and in special services, overseeing everything related to the student services aspect, which is the health center, attendanc...

CHS Adjusts Contact Tracing Protocol, Defines Direct Contact

CHS Adjusts Contact Tracing Protocol, Defines Direct Contact

Darshini Shankar

September 14, 2020

As part of this school’s plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the administrative team set up a protocol for contact tracing in correspondence with the State Department of Health and CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines. According to Associate Principal Karen McDaniel, the administration follows the pro...