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Maintenance staff to continue repairing school after explosion, clear walkways of snow

Maintenance staff to continue repairing school after explosion, clear walkways of snow

Lillian He

January 23, 2019


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Due to the explosion that occurred over winter break, the maintenance staff is finding themselves busier than normal during this time of the year. Maintenance worker Fred Napier said, “(We’re) getting everything put back together...one of the big things is making sure we have heat in the building...

World Language students to participate in state competitions

Sowmya Chundi

January 23, 2019


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In early February, French and German students will participate in state level competitions at West Lafayette High School and Ball State University, respectively. Competitions are open to all students who are interested in competing in topics like geography, vocabulary, and singing in Indiana. Andrea Yocum, chair...

PowerSchool app to replace myCCS over winter break

PowerSchool app to replace myCCS over winter break

Sam Shi

December 14, 2018


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School board president Layla Spanenberg said the PowerSchool app will replace myCCS over winter break, and people will be able to test the app before school begins. A tutorial for how to use PowerSchool was released for users on the Carmel Clay Schools website. Spanenberg said the PowerSchool app is more ...

Following appointment of new committee leader Jeff Raatz, officials consider effect of government on schools, anticipate future changes

Lillian He

December 13, 2018


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On Nov. 9, Sen. Dennis Kruse stepped down from his role as the leader of the education committee in the Indiana Senate, a position he held for 10 years. His successor Sen. Jeff Raatz plans to continue the majority of the policies that Kruse pushed for but also has goals of his own. Raatz said via e...

School Board President Layla Spanenberg discusses plans for upcoming term following reelection

Rhea Acharya

December 13, 2018


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Apurva Manas As a group, do you think you work well together? Why do you think you all got re-elected?     “I think we work very well together. I think what is unique to our board is that we have five individuals from different backgrounds and different perspectives. And the fact that we can all bring to the board these different perspectives can ...

National Junior Honors Society toy drive to take place Dec. 14 at CHS

National Junior Honors Society toy drive to take place Dec. 14 at CHS

Emily Dexter

December 12, 2018


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According to Kelli Prader, Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) sponsor, this year’s National Junior Honors Society (NJHS) toy drive will take place on Dec. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Freshman Cafeteria. In a change from previous years, when the donated toys went to the Julian Center, the toy driv...

Maintenance to change outside lights to LEDs

Maintenance to change outside lights to LEDs

Lillian He

December 12, 2018


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As winter approaches, the maintenance staff is preparing for the cold weather by finishing up some of their last work outside. Maintenance foreman Mike Wyatt said one of the changes they hope to implement is the change of several light bulbs around the school from metal halide bulbs to light emitting diod...

Cabinet finishes semester with Santa’s Kickback for the Kids, Wrapping Drive in light of holiday season

Cabinet finishes semester with Santa’s Kickback for the Kids, Wrapping Drive in light of holiday season

Christina Yang

December 12, 2018


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According to speaker of the House Neil Walker Simmons, Cabinet and Dance Marathon Executive Committee members will host a new event on Dec. 15 in the Freshmen Cafeteria called Santa’s Kickback for the Kids. After that, the same group of individuals will volunteer their time to wrap gifts in the annua...

Chinese teacher Tungfen Lee uses Twitter to gain support for Chinese classes

Sowmya Chundi

December 10, 2018


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Throughout November, Chinese teacher Tungfen Lee posted several pictures of students participating in new activities in her classroom. According to Lee, the tweets have been very successful in bringing about support and enthusiasm for her class. Lee said that the best resource for her to spread the word ou...

Maintenance checks scoreboards, other things to get ready for winter sports

Maintenance checks scoreboards, other things to get ready for winter sports

Lillian He

November 26, 2018


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Following the conclusion of the majority of fall sports, the maintenance department has turned its attention to getting the gyms ready for the winter sports teams. Maintenance foreman Mike Wyatt said, “We’re getting ready for basketball season, the indoor sports…(we have to) check the scoreboard...