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Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council to organize Clay Middle School toy drive, continue volunteering

Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council to organize Clay Middle School toy drive, continue volunteering

Emily Dexter

November 19, 2018


Filed under CLUBS, NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates

The annual National Junior Honors Society (NJHS) toy drive will take place at Clay Middle School this year, according to Kelli Prader, Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council (CMYC) sponsor. Prader said the council’s tentative date for the toy drive is Dec. 7, and unlike last year, CMYC hopes to involve all ...

Cabinet balances Garage Sale, Smoothie Smashdown, 100-day challenge, Dance Marathon

Cabinet balances Garage Sale, Smoothie Smashdown, 100-day challenge, Dance Marathon

Christina Yang

November 18, 2018


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According to speaker of the House Neil Walker Simmons, Cabinet’s most upcoming event will be Garage Sale, taking place in the main cafeteria on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. He said Garage Sale is a large community event, benefiting Riley Children’s Hospital. “...

CHS takes steps to improve student safety with safety focus group, implementation of body cameras for SROs

CHS takes steps to improve student safety with  safety focus group, implementation of body cameras for SROs

Pranav Jothirajah

November 16, 2018


Filed under Carmel Community, NEWS, news-top, Print, Recent Updates, School Updates, Top Story

Seven months ago, on May 25, a 13-year-old middle school student walked into Noblesville West Middle School with two handguns, shooting both a teacher and a student multiple times. Fortunately, they both survived, and a teacher stopped the student before he could harm others. Incidents like this are w...

TechHOUNDS introduces CodeFest, hopes to spread coding to community

TechHOUNDS introduces CodeFest, hopes to spread coding to community

Adam Spensley

November 16, 2018


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The CHS TechHOUNDS will coordinate their new event CodeFest at the Carmel Clay Public Library on Nov. 24. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. CodeFest will include many different stations involving coding and computer programming geared toward specific age groups and audiences. Michael Cherry, y...

Christi Cloud, director of technology and data solutions, explains district’s decision to transition from myCCS to PowerSchool in late December.

Christi Cloud, director of technology and data solutions, explains district’s decision to transition from myCCS to PowerSchool in late December.

Natalie Khamis

November 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Print, Recent Updates, School Updates

Complete Q and A with Christi Cloud, CCS director of technology and data solutions Why has the decision to transition from myCCS to PowerSchool been made? We decided to transition from myCCS to PowerSchool as a part of a much larger project. We’re actually changing out our website over the wint...

A traditional pyramid structure and thirteen wines are new additions to this year’s Carmel Christkindlmarkt

A traditional pyramid structure and thirteen wines are new additions to this year’s Carmel Christkindlmarkt

Josie Cruzan

November 16, 2018


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

This year, the Carmel Christkindlmarkt is partnering with the Indiana German Heritage Society to create a more authentic market. A pyramid with over 3,000 lights has been built for the Carmel Christkindlmarkt, which will run from tomorrow through Dec. 23, and will take place in the Center Green by th...

Members of Write A Book Club aim to foster community of writers, participate in NaNoWriMo

Members of Write A Book Club aim to foster  community of writers, participate in NaNoWriMo

Lillian He

November 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Recent Updates

One of the newest clubs   formed this year is the Write a Book Club. The club’s founders said they formed the club for a variety of reasons, but one of the main ones was the community of writers they hoped to create. Jasmine Hsu, vice president of Write a Book Club and sophomore, said, “Me and...

Design planning for construction of new elementary schools to be held this Thursday

Design planning for construction of new elementary schools to be held this Thursday

Sam Shi

November 14, 2018


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School board president Layla Spanenberg said the school board is beginning the planning phases for two new elementary schools in the Carmel Clay Schools district in a school board workshop meeting this Thursday. Spanenberg said the board will meet with architectural consultants to discuss building des...

Spanish IV and V students to see musical ‘Man of La Mancha’ Oct. 25

Sowmya Chundi

October 26, 2018


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On Oct. 25, the students from the Spanish IV and V classes will see the musical “Man of La Mancha,” a musical production based on the story of Don Quixote at Beef & Boards in Indianapolis, to gain a better understanding of Spanish language and culture. Spanish teacher Nicole Yañez says, “Man of...

Maintenance staff to drain, do additional work on sports fields in preparation for winter

Maintenance staff to drain, do additional work on sports fields in preparation for winter

Lillian He

October 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Online Only, Recent Updates, Uncategorized

With the onset of colder weather and the impending end to many of the fall sports seasons, the maintenance staff is getting ready to prepare all the outside sports stadiums and fields for winter. Maintenance Foreman Mike Wyatt said, “The concession stands we have to drain and pull all the lines o...

Teens with a Choice plans educational talk, new fundraising methods

Teens with a Choice plans educational talk, new fundraising methods

Anushka Dasgupta

October 26, 2018


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According to Sasha Matsuki, Teens with a Choice president and senior, Teens with a Choice has solidified plans to achieve two main goals for this year. The club, which usually meets on Gold Wednesdays, wants to focus on both fundraising and education. Matsuki said, “Right now, we’re on the same traj...