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New Requirements: Indiana students will be required to meet new standards to graduate

New Requirements: Indiana students will be required to meet new standards to graduate

Anushka Dasgupta, Reporter, Speak-ups

December 14, 2017

This  November, a subcommittee of the Indiana State Board of Education, the Graduation Pathways Panel, recommended new graduation requirements for all high schoolers in Indiana. The state Board of Education approved of the plan on Dec. 7, and the switch will apply to the class of 2023 and beyond. The...

Starting Late: A bill may require school to open after the third Monday of August

Starting Late: A bill may require school to open after the third Monday of August

Tara Kandallu, Reporter

December 14, 2017

Next legislative session, Jean Leising, Indiana state Republican Senator, will propose a bill that would require schools to begin after the third Monday of August in the 2018-19 school year. Currently, CHS is set to reopen on Aug. 14, a full week prior to the bill’s proposed school start date. Desp...

Principal Tom Harmas to change professional learning plan to three years

Principal Tom Harmas to change professional learning plan to three years

Manahil Nadeem

November 10, 2017

In the past, teachers would evaluate their chosen professional learning plan every year, according to Principal Tom Harmas. This year, Harmas said he has decided to change professional learning to last three years. “I always have done three-year plan and I feel like they work a lot of better. ...

A New Legacy: Principal Tom Harmas discusses CHS culture, plans as incoming principal

A New Legacy: Principal Tom Harmas discusses CHS culture, plans as incoming principal

James Yin, Reporter, Photographer

August 15, 2017

Q: Why did you agree to become the principal of CHS? A: I think anytime that you look at everything that is Carmel High School from the outside, you think what a great school with students who come ready to learn everyday, with teachers who are here to engage students to all the extracurriculars, ...

Refer(end)um: Expiration of current referendum could end some AP programs and staff positions

Refer(end)um: Expiration of current referendum could end some AP programs and staff positions

Emily Dexter, News Reporter

March 17, 2017

Since the current referendum for the school district will expire on Dec. 31, a special election will occur on May 2 where Carmel citizens will vote on a new referendum to take its place. If this referendum fails, according to Superintendent Nicholas Wahl, programs not required for graduation, such a...

Proud to be… American? Recent surveys show some Americans see language as a key part of our culture. What do CHS students and staff think?

Proud to be… American? Recent surveys show some Americans see language as a  key part of our culture. What do CHS students and staff think?

Alina Yu, Feature Reporter

March 17, 2017

After moving halfway across the world from China to the United States in the summer before her sophomore year, Qitao “Rachel” Du, former English as a New Language (ENL) student and junior, took a test in the counseling center that measured her ability in the English language. “They tested me ...

Orchestra members prepare for February events

Orchestra members prepare for February events

Amy Zhou

February 15, 2017

According to Maggie Hite, one of the three orchestra directors, orchestra members are currently in the process of auditions for next year.The orchestras were handed audition music about a month ago to prepare to test into a higher orchestra next year. In addition to auditions, class time is also...

Men’s swimming and diving season to open on Dec. 6 at North Central

Men’s swimming and diving season to open on Dec. 6 at North Central

Agrayan Gupta

December 1, 2016

The men’s swimming and diving team will have their first meet on Dec. 6 at North Central High School. This is the first step in the long journey until State Finals, held in February. According to Head Coach Chris Plumb this meet is a good indicator of where the team stands. “This is our first test,...

CHS hosts College Information Night

CHS hosts College Information Night

James Yin

August 31, 2016

CHS will be hosting its annual College Information Night on Sept. 1 and Sept. 6 for CHS students and parents. According to Melinda Stephan, college and career programming and resources coordinator, visitors should expect a breakout session format similar to last year’s College Information Night. ...