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Removal of shadowing policy leaves potential students without crucial experience

HiLite Staff

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 is an option at a number of high schools around the state. It provides students with an opportun...

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

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

Sophia Hawkins

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 with many people decided to end the shadowing (program). Why did you decide to end the shado...

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

Cadence Armstrong

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 injury.  According to Meredith Haines, Freshman Center nurse and registered nurse, each kit inclu...

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

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

Leslie Huang

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, Carmel’s crime rate is 72% lower than the national average. Despite numerous credentials proving ...

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

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

Rhea Acharya

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 of students based on their cumulative GPA, but this year, as they are introducing cut-off GPAs; a ...

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

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

Raphael Li, Manahil Nadeem

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 video announcements, and several press releases to the community. These events, along with the te...

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

Raiha Zainab, Student Section reporter

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 with the dance, is a big part of CHS and includes several festivities students and teachers ...

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

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

feature

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 and Dylan Klebold, both seniors at Columbine High School in Colorado, standing in their school cafet...

Freshmen begin to sign up for Dance Marathon

Freshmen begin to sign up for Dance Marathon

Contributor

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 for freshmen students particularly, because it is their first year going.  Skeens-Benton said ...

Graduation to take place at Indiana Farmers Coliseum May 30

Graduation to take place at Indiana Farmers Coliseum May 30

News

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 to Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton, the location was changed due to multiple reasons. ...

Freshman Class to elect officers starting May 4

Freshman Class to elect officers starting May 4

Beats

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. The ballot will open at 7 a.m. on May 4. Until then, Skeens-Benton said, forms for ...

Freshman Class to participate in Activities Night April 16

Freshman Class to participate in Activities Night April 16

Beats

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 a night where eighth graders will be able to come in and see what kinds of clubs and activit...