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Zero out of Ten: Ten minutes added onto school day helps district meet time requirement, creates issues for community

Zero out of Ten: Ten minutes added onto school day helps district meet time requirement, creates issues for community

March 22, 2019


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials, Uncategorized

To make up for two snow days, Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) added 10 minutes to every school day. State legislature requires Indiana schools to have 180 days of instructional time (defined as time in which students participate in an approved educationally-related activity under the direction of a teacher) ...

Science Bowl reflects on Invitational Competition results

Riley Hamilton

March 4, 2019


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates, Uncategorized

The 2019 Invitational Competition which took place on Jan. 2, took a good turn for the top A team this season. After months of preparation since the summer, head sponsor and science teacher Virginia Kundrat helped lead the team. The final placements for this competition are not important, because as K...

Best Buddies Club to attend Mr. Carmel on March 8, continue fundraising for annual Friendship Walk in April

Best Buddies Club to attend Mr. Carmel on March 8, continue fundraising for annual Friendship Walk in April

Riya Chinni

March 1, 2019


Filed under CLUBS, Online Only, Recent Updates, Uncategorized

The Best Buddies club plans to attend Mr. Carmel, an event put on by CHS Champions Together on March 8 to support Best Buddies peers involved in the event as well as CHS Champions Together. Anne Schuh, Best Buddies president and senior, said Best Buddies usually attends the event every year to support Ch...

Accents move to next competition after successful first competition weekend

Accents move to next competition after successful first competition weekend

Alina Yu

February 26, 2019


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates, Uncategorized

Accents will compete in their second competition of the season on Feb. 23 at Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, Ohio. Their performance time will be at 11:30 a.m. Accent and senior Julia Schmitz said, “I am really excited for this upcoming competition because it is our first travel one, like ou...

Q&A with sophomore Mikayla “Kayla” Phillips who released her new single “September”

Q&A with sophomore Mikayla “Kayla” Phillips who released her new single “September”

Jesse Cooper

February 22, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Recent Updates, Uncategorized

  What music are you most interested in (in writing), what do you like to write? “I enjoy writing more kind of laid back, singer songwriter kind of vibe. Usually more acoustic or guitar driven or piano driven. I write a lot of ballads, it's kind of my little niche.”   Who a...

Swimmers Of CHS: Swimmers recall why they started swimming, why they still do it

Swimmers Of CHS: Swimmers recall why they started swimming, why they still do it

Sarah Kim

February 22, 2019


Filed under Men's Swimming and Diving, Recent Updates, SPORTS, Uncategorized, Winter Sports, Women's Swimming and Diving

Junior Sayjel Parikshak “When I was 2 years old, my parents signed me up to learn swimming as a survival skill. I ended up loving the water and I started taking swim lessons at a local swim club. When I was 6, the management of the club asked if they could put me on the summer swim team because I showed quite a bit of...

Coquettes team finalizes choreography for Dance Marathon

Coquettes team finalizes choreography for Dance Marathon

Hannah Gretz

February 19, 2019


Filed under CLUBS, Online Only, Recent Updates, Uncategorized

At this school’s Dance Marathon annual event, the coquettes dance team performs for students participating. On Feb. 23, the team will be hitting the ‘stage’ once again. “They have to be able to perform turns, leaps, and kicks,” Head coach Sarah Wolff said. “The performance has to be clean...

Model U.N. to attend conference at IU on Feb. 22 to 24

Sophia Hawkins

February 3, 2019


Filed under Recent Updates, Uncategorized

Model United Nations delegates will be participating in a conference at Indiana University from Feb. 22 to 24. Students will take that Friday off school and travel by school bus to IU. “I’m really excited for it, most of the people in the club are," Hannah Kosc, Model U.N. president and senior...

K-8 Mentors for next year to be decided soon

K-8 Mentors for next year to be decided soon

Da-Hyun Hong

February 2, 2019


Filed under Recent Updates, Uncategorized

According to Robin Pletcher, AP Psychology and K-8 Mentoring teacher, she is currently in the process of interviewing applicants for next year’s mentors. She said she tends to emphasize attendance because it’s important for the students to rely on their mentors. Pletcher said, “When my mentors a...

Pinnacle Yearbook staff edit, receive senior ads

Pinnacle Yearbook staff edit, receive senior ads

Victoria Nopporn

February 1, 2019


Filed under Recent Updates, Uncategorized

The Pinnacle staff has just finished one of the six major deadlines as of Jan. 22, which included a majority of the publication. “This past deadline consisted of the biggest amount of pages,” Hannah Liu, Pinnacle Yearbook reporter and junior, said. For this next phase of the year, the Pinnacle staff ...