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Greyhound for Life: Read a Q&A with Retiring Assistant Athletic Director Bruce Wolf

Greyhound for Life: Read a Q&A with Retiring Assistant Athletic Director Bruce Wolf

Ashwin Prasad

March 30, 2020

What motivated you to join the CHS staff in the first place? Coming out of Purdue University in the spring of 1980, I was hoping to start a career teaching science and coaching baseball and/or football. It just happened that Carmel had an opening that fit. It was almost a dream come true opportunity ...

Meal assistance program helps families but should have clearer information

Meal assistance program helps families but should have clearer information

HiLite Staff

March 28, 2020

As schools and businesses close, many families are limited in ways to obtain food; however, the Carmel Clay School District was quick to assist via its meal assistance program. This program, which started on March 18, is primarily for students with free or reduced lunch. Families were to fill out a G...

Freshman, Sophomore College and Career Planning Night to take place March 3

Freshman, Sophomore College and Career Planning Night to take place March 3

Viyang Hao

March 1, 2020

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, the Freshman and Sophomore College and Career Planning Night will take place on March 3 from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. This event will be in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. There will be breakout sessions that vary in locatio...

CHS removes communication course graduation requirement beginning 2020-2021 school year

Rhea Acharya

February 21, 2020

CHS will drop the current speech and debate graduation requirement beginning next school year, according to Assistant Principal Valerie Piehl. Piehl said this requirement has always been CHS specific, not mandated by the state of Indiana. She said Indiana requires school districts to provide a good combination of instruction in literature, non-fict...

Culture of Care week to direct school’s focus toward mental health and positivity

Culture of Care week to direct school’s focus toward mental health and positivity

Da-Hyun Hong

February 6, 2020

According to Principal Tom Harmas, Culture of Care week will take place next week. This is the school’s third year of Culture of Care. “Our intention is that it brings the social, emotional learning component of school to the forefront and that that never leaves what we’re doing. It’s the idea of bein...

WHJE to host Riley-Thon, collect competition entries for IASB

WHJE to host Riley-Thon, collect competition entries for IASB

Angela Qian

January 19, 2020

WHJE will conduct a Riley-Thon from Feb. 24 through Feb. 29 to raise money for Riley Children’s Hospital and promote Dance Marathon, which will be at 4 p.m. on Feb. 29, according to Jess Cooper, Riley-Thon organizer and junior. “I am a Riley kid. I’m an oncology kid, so I spent six months at Ri...

Democrats Club to plan for next semester’s activities

Democrats Club to plan for next semester’s activities

Michelle Lu

December 4, 2019

After a semester of preparing for local elections, the Democrats Club is beginning to plan activities for next year. According to club sponsor James Ziegler, the next meeting will focus on what activities the club will do next semester. “That was like our main focus for the (first) semester was really...

Q&A with Principal Tom Harmas, named Indiana Principal of the Year

Q&A with Principal Tom Harmas, named Indiana Principal of the Year

Da-Hyun Hong

December 3, 2019

What are the requirements to receive this award? “It’s the Indiana Association of School Principals. It is divided into 12 different regions. We’re in Region 5. There’s probably 60 to 70 high schools in Region 5. With that, you are nominated by somebody—I don’t even know who nominated ...

Construction at Door 4 to take place during winter break

Construction at Door 4 to take place during winter break

Da-Hyun Hong

November 29, 2019

According to Principal Tom Harmas, student resource officers, athletics and student services will relocate in the next couple of weeks in preparation for major construction during winter break. He said, “(The construction will) affect a couple things. In and out for attendance will be down at Door ...

WHJE to broadcast football, basketball games, ban Christmas music

WHJE to broadcast football, basketball games, ban Christmas music

Angela Qian

November 27, 2019

WHJE will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium with the football team on Saturday for the State Championship, according to Charlie Maurer, co-sports director and senior. The game will begin at 7 p.m. Radio adviser Dominic James said WHJE also has four teams working on basketball live shows. They will broadcast during the first men’s basketball game at Zionsville tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. “This gives a great opportunity for second year (staff members) to get involved, so they  actually have started broadcasting (junior varsity) games all by themselves,” James said. “That means we’ve got between 12 and 15 people every week broadcasting live sports.” However, Maur...

Counseling center to hold Business Majors and Careers Fair Nov. 19

Counseling center to hold Business Majors and Careers Fair Nov. 19

Viyang Hao

November 18, 2019

On Nov. 19, the Counseling Center will host the Business Majors and Careers Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Freshman Center cafeteria according to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator. At the fair, there will be a combination of in-state and out-of-state college repr...