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CHS administration describes their  prioritization, policies for 2021-2022 school year

CHS administration describes their prioritization, policies for 2021-2022 school year

Raghav Sriram August 12, 2021

According to assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton the decision for a fully in-person school year was based on the governor allowing events to occur in full-capacity settings once again. She said, “We...

Q&A with Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton and Prom sponsor Katie Kelly on senior celebrations

Q&A with Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton and Prom sponsor Katie Kelly on senior celebrations

Ally Horwitz April 21, 2021

Assistant principle Amy Skeens-Benton What are the plans for senior celebrations this year? The senior celebrations include the Top Scholars Banquet, the Distinguished Grad ceremony during school,...

Students consider benefits, challenges of returning to two sessions in SSRT

Students consider benefits, challenges of returning to two sessions in SSRT

Jillian Moore February 11, 2021

Starting this semester, this school has returned to two sessions in Student Support Resource Time (SSRT). Students can now visit two teachers’ classrooms during an SSRT class, as opposed to last semester...

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...

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

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

Sam 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...

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

Cady 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...

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.

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,...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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