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Senior Karishma Sankar (left) and junior Ashley Paul (right) plan for the TEDxCHS conference on March 18. Sponsor of TEDx Grant Benefiel said, “We give the speakers the opportunity to share their interpretation of the theme.

TEDxCarmelHighSchool to host speaker conference March 23 at Carmel Clay Public Library

Salima Sher March 22, 2024

This year’s TEDx conference will be hosted in the Carmel Clay Public Library’s community room on March 23, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Some of the speakers include IU’s Dr. Demetra Andrews, senior Katie...

March 2024 Interactive News Briefs

March 2024 Interactive News Briefs

Helena Wang March 8, 2024

Graphics marked with an “IN” button are interactive, click on the graphic to learn more about the topic from different informative sources.

Junior Kelly Shi (left), junior Jessica Dinh (middle) and junior Julia Peng (right) dance along with Just Dance.

CCPL Chinese New Year event to represent Chinese traditions in Carmel, emphasizes importance of cultural heritage

Jasmine Y. Zhang February 13, 2024

The CHS National Chinese Honor Society is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration at the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) on Feb. 14.  For freshman Chelsea Meng, the Chinese New Year event is a...

The Dreamscapes mural faces the Teens Department at the Carmel Clay Public Library. The mural was designed by CHS graduate Conner Heagy and is the new theme for the Teen Library Council event formerly known as the Yule Ball.

Q&A with Caroline Niepokoj, Teen Services Librarian, Teen Library Council Coordinator on renaming of Dreamscapes event

Grace Guo February 7, 2024

Caroline Niepokoj, Teen Services Librarian and Teen Library Council Coordinator What is Dreamscapes, and who is it for? So, Dreamscapes is an event (on Feb. 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the...

Seniors Arushi Nadagatti and Amanda Pan play a card game during SSRT on Dec 18th, 2023.

Students in Early Childhood Education reflect on importance of board games, effect on development

Arya Pinnamaneni January 25, 2024

Senior Mallory Gardner has been applying to college in hopes of one day becoming a fourth-grade teacher. In preparation, Gardner has been taking the course Early Childhood Education A/B, and she said she...

Junior Ava Luo puts books back on shelf at the Carmel Clay Public Library. She said local volunteering brings the community together.

CCPL celebrates a year of recreation and community engagement

Isaac Hsu September 29, 2023

As the Carmel Clay Public Library gears up for its one-year anniversary celebration on Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., students and staff recall the growth into a vibrant community hub of leisure and...

Community members walk past the artworks on display at the Carmel Clay Public Library. 
Florence Hargitt, National Art Honor Society and senior, said, “I think the art show is beneficial because not everyone outside of art classes is really exposed to art made by their peers and it’s a truly enlightening experience seeing a diverse spectrum of creativity in one place.

In light of Youth Arts Month in March, CHS Art Show to showcase students’ artistic accomplishments

Helena Wang March 21, 2023

Throughout the month of March, the CHS Teachers and Students Art Show will display works of all media created by CHS students of all grade levels and their instructors at Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL)....

CCPL teen services librarian Caroline Niepokoj (center) talks with teen services manager Jamie Beckman (right) while preparing for the Yule Ball. Niepokoj said she is excited to see everyones reactions to hosting the Yule Ball in the new space.

Q&A with CCPL teen services librarian Caroline Niepokoj on organizing Yule Ball

Chenyao Liu January 28, 2023

It's been a few years since the last Yule Ball due to COVID-19. How does it feel to be back? It feels good. I actually have never been to the Yule Ball before, I was hired after. So, this is also my...

Media center, Carmel Clay Public Library collaborate, plan for future partnerships

Maryam Hafeez December 6, 2022

The media center and the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) have worked together since the opening of the CCPL on Oct. 1 and have plans for future collaborations in the coming weeks and months.    Zach...

Juniors Sehej Aurora and Krishay Arora register for the proctored SAT exam hosted by CCPL. This exam has a limited number of spots and registration is required.  “The first 25 families to register will be able to schedule one free twenty-minute follow-up meeting at College Tutors after the exam to review the results and analyze the score,” Jamie Beckman, CCPL young adult services manager, said.

CCPL to organize proctored SAT exam on Nov. 12

Pahal Sehgal November 7, 2022

The Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) will be hosting a practice SAT exam, which will be proctored by the College Tutors on Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Students that are in grade 9 or above...

Sophomores Arielle Fotso and Sara Syed study chemistry while sitting on the library floor, waiting for a room to become available to book. Study rooms can be reserved in advance on the CCPL website. “It’s really sad because we forgot to book a room earlier in the day, so now they are all booked until six and we need to wait here on the floor for one to open up,” said Fotso.

Students utilize CCPL resources

Pahal Sehgal October 19, 2022

The main Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) has reopened after a year, and students of CHS are making sure to utilize the new library well. Jamie Beckman, the young adult services manager at CCPL, said,...

The Carmel Clay Public Library opened on October 1 after more than a year of renovations.

CCPL opens with new changes after one year

Jenny Li October 18, 2022

CCPL opens with new changes after one year With Carmel Clay Public Library’s (CCPL) new opening, Jamie Beckman, teen services department manager, provided a rundown of the changes that CCPL underwent.  These...

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