Le Congrès scheduled for Feb. 15

Riley Laferierre

February 10, 2020

Club co-president and senior Vivian Zheng says that Carmel’s National French Honors Society plans to host its Le Congrès competition at Creekside Middle School on Feb. 15. Club sponsor Andrea Yocum said she is looking forward to the upcoming competition. Yocum said her favorite part of Le Congrès ...

National French Honors Society to host competition in November

Riley Laferriere

October 21, 2019

National French Honors Society had its second meeting on Sept. 18 and has already started discussing multiple ideas for the club in more detail. Club sponsor Andrea Yocum has many plans in mind. She said, “At the next meeting (the club members) will be getting ready with other field trips...

French 4 students focus more on SEL and immersion in language classes this year

Junior Nishita Prasad finishes up her French homework during lunch before heading to class. Prasad said she likes the changes being made to the classes because they have improved her overall understanding of the language.

Sowmya Chundi

September 28, 2019

This year, French 4 teachers are focusing more on a better understanding of the language that surpasses learning basic vocabulary. Students are participating in social and emotional learning (SEL) in order to improve their knowledge of French. Andrea Yocum, chairperson of the world language departm...

With Mardi Gras on March 5, CHS students, staff discuss impact of francophone world

MARDI GRAS MASKS: Andrea Yocum, French teacher and world language department chairman, presents a mask for Mardi Gras and a New Orleans mug, where Mardi Gras originates. Most French classes at CHS celebrate Mardi Gras each March to experience the culture of New Orleans, the primary francophone region in the United States.

Marissa Ryan

February 22, 2019

While french is only one  of the many world languages offered at this school, the concept of  the francophone world, which educators teach to French students here, poses an impactful statement on international cultural influence. Francophonie encompasses more than justthe language spoken in France...

Fighting a Language Battle: Students, staff discuss Carmel’s foreign language learning opportunities throughout high school compared to internationally

Junior Ava Hutchison (left) visits the Academie Nationale de Musique with her IUHPFL exchange group in France over the summer of 2018. Hutchinson said her summer program allowed her to learn more about France.

Tara Kandallu, Maddie Kosc, Robbie Ge, and Raphael Li

January 24, 2019

Junior Ava Hutchison walks down the hall with purpose, but stops when she sees someone who is familiar to her, her French II teacher, Kim Manlick. Although she was planning to go class early to study, she still stops to say “Bonjour.” For Hutchison, although France has always been a passion of he...

French Club to attend “Phantom of the Opera”

French Club to attend


March 15, 2016

French Club plans to attend “Phantom of the Opera” at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in May. Cindy Lee, French Club secretary and junior, said French Club officers are still determining the date of the trip. They are considering times between May 4 to 15 and the full ranges of days the...

New textbooks for AP U.S. History, world language courses include improved features

Media department chairperson Theresa Ramos holds up an old electronic to be used in the new makerspace. According to Ramos, this makerspace, created with  donated electronics, video games, and a grant the media center has received, will be a place for students to learn and express their creativity.


August 11, 2015

With the beginning of the new school year, the world language and social studies departments will be using new textbooks in most classes. According to Andrea Yocum, world language department chairperson and French teacher, French 1, 2 and 3, as well as all Spanish and German classes, will receive text...

French students writing to pen pals in Haiti


March 3, 2014

Following a recent visit from Ludner St. Amour, director of the Christian School of New Vision in La Jeune, Haiti, French IV students have been preparing their letters to send back to their pen pals attending his school. According to the school’s website, the Christian School of New Vision is a...

World language department to organize Christmas caroling


December 8, 2013

With the upcoming holiday season, the world language department will have its annual Christmas caroling on Dec. 11 and 12. According to Andrea Yocum, activity organizer and French teacher, participation depends on each teacher and their class schedules. However, should they choose to take part in...

Culture Clash: How do CHS students who have multiple backgrounds see life differently than their peers?

Culture Clash: How do CHS students who have multiple backgrounds see life differently than their peers?


October 3, 2013

Every year for Thanksgiving, senior Jessica Lecher experiences a fusion of her two cultural backgrounds as she enjoys both turkey and the traditional Chinese food that her grandmother makes. With a father of European descent and a Chinese mother, Lecher is just one of a few students with a culturally...

Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Languages gives students opportunities to study abroad


October 2, 2013

The selection process for the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Languages (IUHPFL) is in the process of reviewing student applications to participate in its study abroad program. While the deadline for the applications was on Sept. 29, students participating in the program will begin the selection...