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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...

Students should consider utilizing various CHS tutoring resources before seeking paid expertise outside of school

Students should consider utilizing various CHS tutoring resources before seeking paid expertise outside of school

Angela Li

November 15, 2019

Like many CHS students, I’ve served as a tutor for a few different organizations. I tutor for the National Honor Society (NHS) tutoring program during SRT and outside of school as well as work twice a week at an official tutoring business. As a tutor, there’s no feeling more common to me than sitting in SRT, prepared to utilize this period of time to help other stu...

Removal of shadowing policy leaves potential students without crucial experience

HiLite Staff

November 15, 2019

In the first nine weeks of this school year, CHS administration changed the school’s policy to no longer allow eighth graders to shadow our students. This change may come as a surprise to most. Shadowing is an option at a number of high schools around the state. It provides students with an opportun...

Counselors to begin scheduling Nov. 1

Counselors to begin scheduling Nov. 1

Viyang Hao

October 31, 2019

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, a video will be shown during SRT to aid freshmen and sophomores in scheduling for classes next school year on Nov. 1. In addition, students will use the counseling course in Canvas to schedule classes before meeting counselors individually. Juniors...

Q+A with new custodial head Bob Hargis

Q+A with new custodial head Bob Hargis

Clare Dierckman

October 28, 2019

Where did you work before you came to Carmel Clay Schools, and what were your roles and responsibilities? Before I started at Carmel Clay, I was a pastor. I was an engineer for twenty years, I left there and went into the ministry. I got into doing custodial work to cover expenses while in the ministr...

Construction by Door 21 to finish by early November

Construction by Door 21 to finish by early November

Da-Hyun Hong

October 20, 2019

Construction at Door 21 should conclude by Nov. 1, according to Principal Tom Harmas. The new secured entrance will not only feature a buzzer system but will also have an office window. Harmas said, “In the vestibule of Door 21, we’ll have an office window so people can drop off stuff without co...

Green ACTION Club: Green Action Club hosts solar energy speakers, hopes to implement similar plans at CHS

Green ACTION Club: Green Action Club hosts solar energy speakers, hopes to implement similar plans at CHS

Sarah Kim

October 18, 2019

Green Action Club hosted three speakers at their last meeting on Oct. 14. These speakers included Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt and representatives from Hamilton Southeastern (HSE). Sarah Gillim, Green Action Club sponsor and science teacher, explained the main goals of the club meet...