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District looking to extend elementary school day, start secondary day later

District looking to extend elementary school day, start secondary day later

Nyssa Qiao

May 16, 2018

Assistant Superintendent Amy Dudley said the district is looking to possibly extend the elementary school day from a six and a half hour day to a seven hour day, as well as having the secondary school day start at a later time. Dudley said, “There is a lot of research out there that really does su...

The Switch: Assistant Superintendent Amy Dudley discusses potential changes in start time, extended elementary school day

The Switch: Assistant Superintendent Amy Dudley discusses potential changes in start time, extended elementary school day

Michelle Yin

March 23, 2018

Q: Tell me some of the recommendations you heard at the Feb. 12 workshop. A: We have a committee of teachers, administrators and parents that look at all of our elementary programming and look at every part of the elementary school day. In those recommendations that came out of there, in order to start ...

District looking to extend elementary school day, start secondary day later

Nyssa Qiao

March 21, 2018

Assistant Superintendent Amy Dudley said the district is looking to possibly extend the elementary school day from a six and a half hour day to a seven hour day, as well as having the secondary school day start at a later time. Dudley said, “There is a lot of research out there that really does su...

District looking to change length of school day, addresses recent events at CHS

District looking to change length of school day, addresses recent events at CHS

Nyssa Qiao

March 1, 2018

Assistant Superintendent Amy Dudley said in light of recent events here, the school district will continue to practice monthly scenarios and find more ways to ensure safety in all 15 schools. “I think with the things that have been going at the high school, (I’m) just very thankful for the adminis...

Carmel police arrest two students in connection with social media threats

Carmel police arrest two students in connection with social media threats

February 20, 2018

According to Amy Dudley and Roger McMichael, interim superintendents of Carmel Clay Schools, two students were arrested on Feb. 19 in connection with gun threats posted on the social media app, Snapchat. Dudley and McMichael's message is posted below: Good evening, In our ongoing desire to keep you...

School to operate on ‘a normal schedule’ on Tuesday with ‘enhanced security plans in place’

School to operate on ‘a normal schedule’ on Tuesday with ‘enhanced security plans in place’

February 19, 2018

Carmel High School is taking additional security precautions against social media threats; a message to TCP students.

Making the Cut: As students schedule for next year, classes at J. Everett Light prepare them for professional careers

Making the Cut: As students schedule for next year, classes at  J. Everett Light prepare them for professional careers

Kalea Miao and Jessica Mo

January 25, 2018

On the campus of North Central High School in Indianapolis lies the J. Everett Light Career Center. In the cosmetology department, music plays as student cut, color and style hair. Senior Windle Fray chats with her client as she cuts, blow dries and straightens the light-blonde locks of her client. The two l...

Branching Out: CHS to offer new Ivy Tech dual credit courses for students

Branching Out: CHS to offer new Ivy Tech dual credit courses for students

Anushka Dasgupta

January 25, 2018

Next school year, CHS will offer more academic opportunities for students through an addition to the Ivy Tech dual credit program. According to Amy Dudley, Assistant Superintendent for curriculum instruction and assistance, these courses will be offered to rising seniors. Dudley added students shoul...

Homework for the Holidays: As winter break starts Dec. 23, students of minority religions reflect on holidays, the school calendar

Homework for the Holidays: As winter break starts Dec. 23, students of minority religions reflect on holidays, the school calendar

Angela Li and Karen Zhang

December 14, 2017

Last year, Hannah Kosc, Jewish student and junior, said she was unable to take a day off of school for an important Jewish holiday: Yom Kippur. Instead of reflecting and taking time to spend with her community, as is the tradition on the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar, Kosc came to school...

Superintendent to implement new courses for next school year, improve technology infrastructure at CHS

Superintendent to implement  new courses for next school year, improve technology infrastructure at CHS

Nyssa Qiao

November 8, 2017

Assistant Superintendent Amy Dudley said new courses for the 2018-2019 school year were just approved and include: a community service course by creating a technology help desk in which students can get service hours for participation, Robotics Design and Innovation as well as Culinary Arts and Hospital...

Balancing the Calendar: Calendar committee begins to consider new styles of school schedules

Balancing the Calendar: Calendar committee begins to consider new styles of school schedules

Michelle Yin

October 26, 2017

The calendar committee is beginning to research changes for the next three years after 2017-18, such as a balanced calendar, flex days and “E-days”, according to Dr. Amy Dudley, head of the calendar committee and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. The 2017-18 scho...