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Removal of shadowing policy leaves potential students without crucial experience

November 15, 2019

In the first nine weeks of this school year, CHS administration changed the school’s policy to no longer allow eighth graders to shadow our students. This change may come as a surprise to most. Shadowing...

Shadowing Editorial: Additional Q&A with Amy Skeens-Benton

Shadowing Editorial: Additional Q&A with Amy Skeens-Benton
November 15, 2019

Were you part of the decision to discontinue shadowing? I was the one that actually helped start the shadowing program, so it kind of goes full circle. I was one of the people that after many discussions...

Stop the Bleeding: School district increases amount of Stop the Bleeding kits within school

Stop the Bleeding: School district increases amount of Stop the Bleeding kits within school
September 20, 2019

Last year, each school in the Carmel Clay School District received a “Stop the Bleed” kit that goes inside every AED box in their school. These kits hold supplies to control bleeding from a traumatic...

New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

Student Resource Officer Shane VanNatter directs buses and traffic in the morning. VanNatter said a crash could easily occur while the buses are exiting the school.
September 20, 2019

Known by some as the “Beverly Hills of the Midwest,” Carmel has been named time and time again as one of the safest places to live in America, most recently in August 2019. According to AreaVibes,...

Following new requirements for Scholastic Banquet eligibility, CHS community assesses academically competitive school culture

Special Speakers:
Timothy Dixon, Principal’s Advisory Board member and senior, speaks at the Scholastic Banquet on April 16, 2018. To qualify for the Scholastic Banquet in the 2018-2019 school year, seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 4.4 or higher.
February 22, 2019

Recently, the PTO changed the requirements a student needs to meet to be invited to the Scholastic Banquet, which is scheduled for April 15. Until this year, the administration invited the top 3 percent...

In Close Quarters: CHS students, administration reflect on recent events, future safety regulations

Sergeant Phil Hobson and Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton observe the freshman cafeteria during lunch. According to Skeens-Benton, it is important for students to understand administration is always looking out for the students.
March 23, 2018

A knife. Multiple fights. Threats. Rumors. These are words that could be used to describe the month of February, which was plagued with an unfortunate series of events, leading to two arrests and two public...

Ask the HiLite: How to get the most out of Homecoming

September 16, 2016

Homecoming week is in two weeks. According to Darren Chang, Senate member and senior, students should participate in the festivities. Homecoming week, which will take place from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1, concluding...

Students and teachers reflect on advances in school safety since Columbine shootings

Students and teachers reflect on advances in school safety since Columbine shootings
April 21, 2016

Seventeen years ago yesterday, a grainy image captured on a 1999 surveillance camera froze a moment in history that marked the beginning of a new era in American schools. The picture showed Eric Harris...

Freshmen begin to sign up for Dance Marathon

Freshmen begin to sign up for Dance Marathon
February 3, 2016

On Feb. 27 the students of CHS will all be gathering to raise money in Dance Marathon, which according to Amy Skeens-Benton, is one of the biggest school events of the year.  The event will be very special...

Graduation to take place at Indiana Farmers Coliseum May 30

Graduation to take place at Indiana Farmers Coliseum May 30
May 27, 2015

This year, graduation will take place on May 30 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum located on the Indiana State Fairgrounds, rather than at the Indiana Convention Center as in previous years. According...

Freshman Class to elect officers starting May 4

Amanda Richmond, Freshman Class sponsor and English teacher, emails the current Freshman Class officers (president Izak Orono, vice president Julia Miller, secretary Cassidy Jiang and treasurer Neeti Dave). According to Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton, class officer elections for next year will begin on May 4. PHOTO / MIRIAM HU
April 26, 2015

According to Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton, members of the Freshman Class will soon elect a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer for the 2015–2016 school year, their sophomore year....

Freshman Class to participate in Activities Night April 16

Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton flips through the 2014–2015 Program of Studies. Skeens-Benton said most freshmen have already scheduled their classes for sophomore year, and eighth graders are ready to decide which clubs they are interested in for freshman year.
April 14, 2015

 According to Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton, members of the Freshman Class will be able to participate in Activities Night, also known as “Frosh Rock,” on April 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. “It’s...

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