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Administration focuses on creating plans, schedules for second semester

Student body president Julia Heath talks to a friend while waiting outside after the fire alarms went off on Oct. 7. She said she is excited to celebrate the hard work of the administration and bus staff this week and next week.

Rhea Acharya

October 30, 2020

According to Principal Tom Harmas, his biggest concern right now is figuring out the details for second semester. He said administration recently sent out a survey to parents, asking them to communicate each student’s desired learning option for next semester by Oct. 19. Just like for first semeste...

After disruptions due to COVID-19, administration refocuses on writing, implementing three-year plan on social-emotional learning, equity, inclusion

Rhea Acharya

October 11, 2020

According to Principal Tom Harmas, administration decided back in February that for the next three school years, CHS would focus on developing the areas of social-emotional learning and equity and inclusion throughout the school. This goal-setting process happens every three years: in 2017, CHS creat...

District should implement more measures to have united student body by better including virtual students

District should implement more measures to have united student body by better including virtual students

Archit Kalra

September 23, 2020

During the pandemic, I often feel like I’ve been thrust past the event horizon of a jarring black hole, with no way out. 2020 has managed to unite us against a common enemy, but divide us into separate rooms, homes and communities at the same time. If I had told you a year ago that the 2020-2021 school...

CHS to hold in-person graduation ceremony at Carmel Stadium on May 30

The Class of 2012 stands for the national anthem during the graduation ceremony.

Da-Hyun Hong

May 17, 2020

CHS administration released graduation ceremony details to the Class of 2020 earlier this afternoon. On Saturday, May 30, students and their immediate family may drive to Carmel Stadium via 136th Street/Smoky Row Road. According to an email from Melinda Stephan, College & Career Programmin...

In light of local, global outbreaks, administration must take steps to make school safer

In light of local, global outbreaks, administration must take steps to make school safer

March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and,...

Prank Time: With the end of the school year coming up, faculty should consider allowing a senior prank

Prank Time: With the end of the school year coming up, faculty should consider allowing a senior prank

Apurva Manas

April 19, 2019

We seniors have spent nearly four years at this school and current seniors have gone through seven finals weeks, SATs/ACTs, ISTEP exams and much more. Most of us have experienced high amounts of stress with academics and athletics consuming most of our time. With that in mind, where is the time for ...

Administration considers possibility of assigning lockers based on request

Pranav Jothirajah

February 22, 2019

For the upcoming school year, the school administration is discussing plans for how to manage the lockers and utilize them to their full potential. With an expected increase in the amount of students that will be attending CHS next year, and not enough lockers for every student, the problem is that some...

Recycling Renovations: New recycling policy is an improvement, but would benefit from clearer instructions

Recycling Renovations: New recycling policy is an improvement, but would benefit from clearer instructions

December 13, 2018

In this day and age, with the planet’s temperature consistently increasing and sea levels rising, it’s vital to make little changes to culminate to a greater overall effect. However, it’s not hard to accidentally throw away recyclable items like papers, magazines and bottles into a trash can. ...

Preventing Parking Problems: Despite the original controversy, parking permits are necessary to ensure safety in, around the school

Preventing Parking Problems: Despite the original controversy, parking permits are necessary to ensure safety in, around the school

HiLite Staff

September 21, 2018

As of Sept. 4, student drivers are required to obtain and display parking permits in order to park at the stadium. Different from parking “passes,” which are provided to select students in order to park closer to the school, parking “permits” are required for all students who plan to park on sc...

No Harm, No Foul: Students should amend harsh criticism of administration’s response to dramatic events at CHS

No Harm, No Foul: Students should amend harsh criticism of administration’s response to dramatic events at CHS

HiLite Staff

March 23, 2018

A string of several troubling events during the week of Feb. 12 caused students at this school to question the administration’s response. For example, Principal Tom Harmas released several different announcements throughout the week, which were often met with harsh criticism, either verbally or online,...

New cell phone policy. Administrators should reconsider severity of consequences.

Contributor

December 12, 2014

THE RECENTLY UPDATED CELL PHONE POLICY AT this school outlines how students who show “inappropriate cell phone use” will be punished. The first offense calls for a detention, the second is a Saturday detention, the third is a parent/student conference with the dean and the fourth is Saturday school in ...

New cell phone policy permits teachers to give detentions instead of administration withholding phones

Students look through their phones in Senate SRT. The new cell phone policy put in place this year gives students detentions for misusing their phones during class instead of administration taking it. HELENA MA/PHOTO

Beats

November 5, 2014

According to Principal John Williams, the administration team put in place a new cell phone policy this year. If a student uses his/her cell phone in a class where the teacher does not permit it, instead of administration keeping a student’s cell phone and having a parent pick it up, teachers can now give...