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One Year Safer: after the Parkland shooting, students, staff reflect on how school safety has changed within the district

Hannah Gretz

February 14, 2019


Filed under Online Only, online-top, Recent Updates, School Updates, Top Story

On Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, Fla., gunman Nikolas Cruz stormed the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSDH) opening fire with an AR-15 rifle. Cruz, a former student at MSDH, proceeded to go about the school shooting into classroom windows, with bullets hitting a total of 34 people. This...

CHS to begin building new crosswalk near trail this spring

CHS to begin building new crosswalk near trail this spring

Rhea Acharya

January 24, 2019


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

During this spring and summer there will be construction at the trail end intersection as well as along 136th Street in order to allow for safer pedestrian traffic here. Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation for the Carmel Clay Schools District, said, “(The construction will) provide a defined crosswalk that will have flashing lights that...

Young Democrats Club, Young Republicans Club work together to get hate crime bill passed in Indiana

Young Democrats Club, Young Republicans Club  work together to get hate crime bill passed in Indiana

Lillian He

January 24, 2019


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

Members of both the young Democrats and Young Republicans Clubs hope to change the fact that Indiana does not have hate crime legislation. According to Chris Elmore, president of Young Republicans Club and sophomore, and James Ziegler, Young Democrats Club sponsor and history teacher, the clubs are planning...

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...

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...

German exchange students to arrive at CHS late October

Sowmya Chundi

October 20, 2018


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In late October and early November, the German exchange group from Frankfurt, Germany will come to Carmel to live with 16 CHS families for 3 weeks, as part of the German American Paired Partnership (GAPP). They plan on accompanying students from CHS in touring the Indianapolis area and attending school to ge...

Maintenance staff to help with Homecoming festivities

Maintenance staff to help with Homecoming festivities

Lillian He

September 27, 2018


Filed under Homecoming, Online Only, Recent Updates, School Updates

One upcoming event for not only the maintenance department but for the whole school as well is Homecoming. The maintenance staff has a substantial behind-the-scenes job to do in preparation for this event. Maintenance foreman Mike Wyatt said, “We’re working on getting ready for Homecoming...we have ...

With Homecoming week approaching, students, staff reflect on long-standing CHS traditions, discuss new changes

With Homecoming week approaching, students, staff reflect on long-standing CHS traditions, discuss new changes

Rhea Acharya

September 21, 2018


Filed under Carmel Community, Cover Story, FEATURE, Recent Updates, School Updates, Top Story

Near the end of the school day on Aug. 17, as Lara Staton, varsity women’s tennis player and junior, walked through the E halls, crowds of students cheered her on from either side. This was not Staton’s first time being honored for her accomplishments in tennis; it was her first time, however, being...

Short on STEM: CHS STEM teachers share thoughts on teaching qualifications as new Senate bill addressing teacher shortage is proposed

Short on STEM: CHS STEM teachers share thoughts on teaching qualifications  as new Senate bill addressing teacher shortage is proposed

Michelle Yin

April 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Recent Updates, School Updates

Last month, Indiana Republican Senators Andy Zay, Dennis Kruse, and Jeff Raatz authored a bill to address the lack of qualified teachers in Indiana. Senate Bill 387 would create a career specialist permit, which allows individuals who have professional experience but have not obtained a teaching license...