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Senator and junior Sophie Parker is pictured writing on a whiteboard. Parker said that senate is currently preparing for Care to Share.

Senate to organize bus driver appreciation week

Kate Loper October 24, 2023

After wrapping up homecoming festivities, Senate members are beginning to organize Care to Share, which will take place at the end of November. Senator and junior Sophie Parker said Care to Share is a...

Principal Tim Phares stands at his desk. Phares said he hopes to be accessible and visible to students.

Administration works to build student-staff connections in the new school year

Grace Guo September 5, 2023

The 2023-2024 school year marks Principal Tim Phares’ second year at CHS. Phares noted the different expectations leading into the year. “I do feel this kind of year is different,” he said. “We...

Blake Lytle, Master Patrol Officer and CHS SRO, uses a presentation to teach staff members about security risks at CHS. Lytle said informing teachers about safety in the building is a great way to get more teacher involvement in security.

Administration, SROs develop safe school committee, hope to create connections with students

Mahitha Konjeti August 31, 2023

The CHS School Resource Officers (SROs) and CHS Administration  are focused on developing positive relationships with students and increasing safety measures this school year. According to Christopher...

Principal Tim Phares flips through a binder with information about graduation. Phares said graduation is scheduled on the last day of school this year. “(Seniors are) just doing something a little different (on the last day),” he said. “You’re being required to be at graduation practice. You have a senior celebration in the morning that kicks off the day...And then you also have graduation that you got to be at that nobody else has to go to.”

Administration releases ACE schedule, accounting for graduation in plans

Archit Kalra and Chenyao Liu March 7, 2023

According to Principal Tim Phares, seniors will have a different ACE schedule than other students. While freshmen, sophomore and juniors take their G3 and G4 ACE on May 25, seniors will be expected to...

Performing arts construction to appear above ground, feature music lab

December 9, 2021

After winter break, students and staff can expect to see foundational steel structures above ground for the new performing arts area. According to Assistant Principal Toby Steele, the new performing arts...

 Principal Tom Harmas works at his desk. Harmas said, by updating the way finals work, CHS hopes to prioritize true understanding of content and ensure students are prepared before entering second semester.

Administration works on changes to final exam structure to better fit student needs

Chloe Sun December 9, 2021

CHS has shifted from its previous week-long half-day final exam structure to a more lenient one that allows individual teachers to decide when and how final exams will be conducted—a model similar to...

Social Studies Department Launches Peer Tutoring Program

Dariush Khurram September 20, 2021

Carmel High School’s social studies department just launched its peer tutoring program. Program co-sponsor, Allison Hargrove, said that free tutoring is now available at each SSRT in room E229 on Mondays,...

According to Harmas, staff has been instrumental in finding areas to temporarily move classes to in the midst of construction, and is excited for the new possibilities the renovations bring.

Administration navigates construction as school year begins

Chloe Sun September 20, 2021

Following the decision to begin the school’s multi-part construction project as scheduled at the end of the last school year, current construction focuses on renovating the performing arts area and Dale...

Science Department to focus on helping students develop soft skills

Maryam Hafeez September 3, 2021

The science department this year is going to focus on helping students develop soft skills in addition to the skills they already learn within their science classes. Jennifer Drudge, the science department...

Senior Grace Rexroth studies during SSRT for her German test by looking over a powerpoint.

PTO get its first plan from the new PTO vice president

Sarah Zheng September 3, 2021

PTO has been a part of Carmel School System and CHS for many years, having yearly activities for the students and parents at CHS. Some of the most known activities are Gradfest and Homecoming Dance. Every...

School board president Layla Spanenberg meets on March 22 at a board meeting. Board members discussed policy changes, new school courses and COVID-19 effects on academics.

School board to meet on April 26

Wendy Zhu April 21, 2021

The school board will meet on April 26 at 7 p.m. for its next regular board meeting. On April 15, board members also met for an executive session to discuss job performance evaluations of individual employees. For...

Student, teacher discuss changes to pandemic-era review plans for upcoming English AP exams

Archit Kalra April 21, 2021

For AP Language and Composition teacher Roya Farrow, there have been some changes to the way she helps students review for the AP exam this year, given the COVID-19 pandemic and the hybrid/virtual school...

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