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CCS bus driver Dondi Bacon-Wruble greets students over the loudspeaker as they get on the bus after school. Bacon-Wruble is the driver of school bus number 50 that is pictured lined up outside of the Freshman Center. Bacon-Wruble said that the bus driver pay raise was necessary and praised the district-wide pay changes implemented for this year and next year.

CCS bus driver shortage leads to district pay changes, students discuss implications

Kate Loper October 22, 2021

To combat the bus driver shortage on Sept. 13 the school board agreed to increase the bus driver salary. The increase will be 7% in 2021-2022 with an additional 2% increase in 2022-2023. Associate Superintendent...

CHS administrators, teachers describe implications of the “Devious Licks” trend

Dariush Khurram October 3, 2021

Assistant Principal Maureen Borto What type of items were being stolen and destroyed due to the Devious Licks trend? We had soap dispensers, which I would say were the biggest piece. We had them...

CHS must make sexual assault policies more transparent for students, survivors to feel safe

CHS must make sexual assault policies more transparent for students, survivors to feel safe

HiLite Staff September 23, 2021

On Sept. 9, the CHS administration sent out an email to parents and staff to make them aware of a situation on social media concerning students. This email came amid dozens of sexual assault allegations...

CHS should be more open to offering mental health accommodations to students, regardless of their success

Cady Armstrong September 23, 2021

This past year, I received a 504 plan to help better accommodate me at school after getting diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and severe...

Principal Tom Harmas (third from right) holds a plaque for senior Sarah Konrad (fourth from right) at the Top Scholar Recognition Ceremony on April 19. Harmas said he is glad to have the opportunity to recognize seniors, even if these events have to be modified to accommodate COVID-19 guidelines.

Rhea Acharya April 29, 2021

Principal Tom Harmas said one of his current priorities is honoring students and staff members through end-of-year celebrations, although these events will take place in an untraditional way due to COVID-19. He...

Principal Tom Harmas sits at his desk, wearing a mask to comply with COVID-19 guidelines. He said administration is currently planning for next year by analyzing staffing needs and determining which changes from the current school year, such as staggered bells and mandated lanyards, will remain in future years.

Administration assesses staffing needs for next school year

Rhea Acharya March 31, 2021

Principal Tom Harmas said one of his current priorities is looking at the new class enrollments to determine if the school needs a different staffing plan for next year. He said, “We’re working...

CHS decision to remove online summer courses disrupts rising seniors’ schedules, option should continue for Class of 2022

CHS decision to remove online summer courses disrupts rising seniors’ schedules, option should continue for Class of 2022

HiLite Staff March 16, 2021

Starting this summer, this school will no longer offer AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics and AP Government as courses that can be taken online during summer session through the Indiana Online Academy...

Principal Tom Harmas sits at his desk, holding the book Grading for Equity. He said that this book has helped him gain a better understanding of how grades should reflect student growth. He said that administration has been working throughout this year to make changes to the grading system so that grades are a true representation of a student’s learning and engagement throughout the semester.

Administration navigates construction project starting in coming weeks, discussions surrounding next school year

Rhea Acharya March 11, 2021

Principal Tom Harmas said he is currently working to finalize some of the details for the school’s upcoming multi-part construction project that will take place over the next couple of years. He...

Principal Tom Harmas wears his mask to comply with COVID-19 guidelines while sitting at his desk. He said that administration is redeveloping the school’s Response to Intervention model to best meet student needs during the pandemic.

After semester of hybrid, virtual learning, administration creates new Response to Intervention model to best meet student needs

Rhea Acharya February 17, 2021

Principal Tom Harmas said he is currently working alongside administration to develop a new Response to Intervention (RTI) model, so the school can respond to the academic and social-emotional needs of...

Principal Tom Harmas sits at his desk while wearing a mask to comply with COVID-19 guidelines. He said he believes that all of the changes made this year due to the pandemic have actually made CHS stronger in the long run.

Administration uses lessons learned from COVID-19 while preparing for next school year, late spring events

Rhea Acharya January 27, 2021

According to Principal Tom Harmas, many of his current day-to-day activities center around planning for next school year. Although he said no decisions have been made by Superintendent Michael Beresford...

The HiLite staff commends the administration for their efforts to create a safe final exams schedule for students, staff

The HiLite staff commends the administration for their efforts to create a safe final exams schedule for students, staff

HiLite Staff December 11, 2020

Normally, during finals week, students can be seen walking around downtown Carmel to relax or entering the school in order to ask last-minute questions before their final exams. However, due to COVID-19...

Associate Principal Karen McDaniel smiles from her desk on Nov. 16. McDaniel said that administration’s priority is to make sure that the school continues to be a safe environment for students during the COVID-19 pandemic so that some in-person instruction can remain in place.

Administration creates plan for ISTEP+ administration, finalizes second semester details amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Rhea Acharya November 24, 2020

Associate Principal Karen McDaniel said administration right now is continuing to focus on fine-tuning this school’s plans for second semester, including establishing a way for juniors to take the state-mandated...

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