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All orchestras to perform on Oct. 15

All orchestras to perform on Oct. 15

Tara Kandallu

October 13, 2019

On Oct. 15, members of all the orchestras will perform at Dale E. Graham Auditorium at CHS. This concert, which falls a week before it usually does, is the first orchestra concert of the year.   Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, director of orchestras, said that she is looking forward to the event. ...

School board to hold referendum for new budget

School board to hold referendum for new budget

Raphael Li

October 12, 2019

The school board to host its next school board meeting on Oct. 14.   According to school board president Mike Kerschner, along with this, a referendum is being held on Nov. 5 to discuss the matter of an increase in taxes for better school safety. The referendum is asking for, according to Kersc...

Media center to promote book voting, German exhibition

Media center to promote book voting, German exhibition

Karen Zhang

October 12, 2019

According to Terri Ramos, department chairperson for media and communications, the media center is currently promoting book voting which will close on Oct. 15. “It’s the American Library Association, and it’s voting for the top ten books. So the voting will close in the next few weeks. We hav...

TEDx postpones speaker auditions

TEDx postpones speaker auditions

Rhea Acharya

October 11, 2019

According to Sarah Konrad, Design Head and junior, the TEDx leadership team postponed the speaker auditions that were scheduled for Oct. 3 to a later date that is not scheduled yet due to conflicts with the original date.    At the auditions, students will present their proposed TED tal...

Carmel UNICEF hosting “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF” throughout October

Carmel UNICEF hosting “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF” throughout October

Grace Xu

October 11, 2019

Carmel UNICEF is currently hosting Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, a fundraiser that will last throughout the entirety of October. According to club sponsor Jill Noel, the initiative invites people to donate spare change into small orange boxes placed around the school, such as in the media center and Noel’s room, F100.    “Trick-or-Tre...

CCS to increase teacher salaries for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years

October 10, 2019

All CCS teachers will be receiving a salary raise for the rest of this current 2019-2020 academic year and also for the 2020-2021 school year as well. Furthermore, life insurance for teachers will increase from $50,000 to $75,000.    Superintendent Michael Beresford said this will increase teacher salaries by 4% for the 2019-2020 academic year and by another 2% for the 2020-2021 academic year.    Once Roger McMichael, Associate Supe...

NHS advertises Ghost and Goblins 2k/5k

NHS advertises Ghost and Goblins 2k/5k

Kassandra Darnell

October 9, 2019

As Halloween approaches, National Honor Society (NHS) officers and members have been working to promote the Ghost and Goblins 2k/5k throughout Carmel as well as planning the event with the Carmel Education Foundation (CEF). “We are doing a lot of planning for the Ghost and Goblins run on Oct. 26 so ...

School Resource Officers (SROs) plan for potential new SRO at CHS

School Resource Officers (SROs) plan for potential new SRO at CHS

Hari Patel

October 8, 2019

School Resource Officers (SROs) at CHS plan for the transition to potentially having a new SRO in November, according to SRO Shane VanNatter.   “We often have only three SROs at the high school so another officer will help with that, and we will always have four SROs if we get another officer in November,”...

Mock Trial Club holds tryouts for the 2019-2020 season

Ally Richey

October 8, 2019

The Mock Trial Club call-out meeting was Oct. 8 and continues to hold tryouts on Wednesdays. Mock Trial is a team of ten students that organize a case, then throughout the second semester, the team competes in competitions where they present their case in front of a real judge. The members have a choice of...

AP exam registration to begin Oct. 14

AP exam registration to begin Oct. 14

Viyang Hao

October 8, 2019

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, AP exam registration will begin Oct. 14 and end Oct. 27. Emails will be sent out to students and parents throughout the fall semester on how to register and be prepared for the AP exam in May. If students miss th...

AVID students practice college-readiness skills

AVID students practice college-readiness skills

Marvin Fan

October 8, 2019

According to AVID coordinator Jamie Newcomer, a large part of the AVID course is teaching students college-readiness skills. She said that this year, there will be a small change to the note-taking approach in the class. Newcomer said, “We used to really encourage students to take Cornell Notes. Now, w...

Big Game Club prepares for tailgates during basketball season

Big Game Club prepares for tailgates during basketball season

Robbie Ge

October 8, 2019

Big Game Club Sponsor Erin Modisett has announced that Big Game Club is planning tailgates for the upcoming basketball season. Specifically, the club is working on encouraging more students to come to sports games. “We have a couple tailgates planned for the basketball season and are working on ...